As Patch previously noted, the Creve Coeur City Council meeting which was supposed to begin with a proclamation honoring Robert McNulty for his service to the city over the years instead began with a moment of silence. McNulty died Sunday.
Also remembered at the start of the session was Steven Aul, a Creve Coeur resident and a friend of Mayor Barry Glantz. Aul fell ill at Forest Park on Saturday and passed away. Aul was 51 years old.
In other business, the council:
- Approved a $14 million budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year which starts July 1.
- Heard first reading of a text amendment already approved by the city Planning and Zoning Commission . Ward 3 Councilwoman Charlotte D'Alfonso encouraged the P&Z panel and the City's Economic Development Commission to be more proactive in evaluating zoning requirements which may now be outdated and unnecessary, in hopes of avoiding continual requests before the city.
- Deferred a first reading on a revision to the city's anti-discrimination statutes related to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered individuals. Councilwoman Beth Kistner said the absence of several interested councilmembers and time for "further consideration" factored into her request to hold off.