Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Creve Coeur City Council members named Ward 4's Scott Saunders to serve as President.
Cynthia Kramer and Ellen Lawrence joined the Creve Coeur City Council Monday following their wins at the polls earlier this month representing Wards 1 and 2 respectively. City Clerk Debbie Ryan administered the oath of office. Kramer succeeds Beth Kistner, who was bound by term limits from running for re-election. Kistner said her work as an executive at Mercy would keep her plenty busy. although she said she could see herself involved with the city Planning and Zoning Commission at some point. She added that she'd like to be involved in citizen efforts to look at the future of the Creve Coeur Government Center. Lawrence succeeds Tara Nealey, who decided against running for re-election. Ward 3's Charlotte D'Alfonso and Ward 4's Scott …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Creve Coeur City Administrator Mark Perkins will also distribute the city's proposed budget for 2014 Monday night.
The Creve Coeur City Council will add two new faces when representatives for Wards 1 and Ward 2 are sworn in Monday night. Cynthia Kramer and Ellen Lawrence step into those seats respectively following their election earlier this month. Ward 3's Charlotte D'Alfonso and Ward 4's Scott Saunders will also be sworn in to second terms after running unopposed. A reception honoring the new council members is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Government Center. The newly-constituted body will also vote to elect a President, who has a role in helping to vet appointments to volunteer city committees and who also presides over council meetings when the Mayor is not present. Ward 3's Bob Hoffman has held the title for the past year. City Administrator Mark …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Few sparks flew Friday at a League of Women Voters-sponsored candidate forum at the Creve Coeur Government Center.
With just over a week left until voters go to the polls in local municipal elections, candidates for Creve Coeur's City Council seats are starting to make their closing arguments. At a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters Friday night, four candidates played "15 questions" in front of a few dozen city residents at the Creve Coeur Government Center. During the hour and a half event, Ward 1 candidates David Caldwell and Cynthia Kramer, Ward 2 candidate Ellen Lawrence and Ward 4 candidate Scott Saunders answered questions on topics related to attracting new businesses, how to manage the city's budget surplus and other issues. Ward 2 candidate Jay Steinback and Ward 3 candidate Charlotte D'Alfonso were unable to attend. D'Alfonso and …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
D'Alfonso is running unopposed for the Ward 3 seat.
Name, Age, Address: Charlotte D'Alfonso, 41, 128 Ladue Oaks Drive Family: Dr. Thomas D'Alfonso, Children Charlee, Michael, Jacqui Education: BS Business Management University of South Florida, CTU Coach University Occupation: International Executive coach, Stay at home parent Years as a Creve Coeur Resident:9 Reasons for Running (100 Words) I would like to continue being a voice for residents and ensuring transparency, fiscal responsibility and open communication in Creve Coeur. It is an honor to serve our city. I take it seriously and pledge to continue to work with the rest of council, our staff, our businesses and our residents for the benefit of our city. Why are you qualified to be on Creve Coeur City Council? As a current …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Creve Coeur City elections will be held in April.
City Councilwoman Charlotte D'Alfonso officially filed her papers to seek a second term representing Ward 3 Thursday. The period to file for April's elections closes January 15. D'Alfonso, a community activist, was first elected in 2011 after a petition effort to have her named to the panel to fill a vacancy in 2010 failed to sway former Mayor Harold Dielmann. Before and during her time in office, D'Alfonso has been outspoken on issues related to development, particularly with respect to Delmar Gardens' proposal for land on Ladue Road west of Interstate 270. The proposal is near her Ward 3 home. In office, D'Alfonso said she's looked out for interests across the city and has been responsive to residents who have questions. “I’m happy when …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Voters will elect members of Creve Coeur City Council, Parkway, Ladue and Pattonville School Boards, and other representatives in April.
The first day of filing for Apri's municipal elections came and went Tuesday without much fanfare in Creve Coeur Tuesday. Ward 4 Councilman Scott Saunders was first to file at 8 a.m. in his bid for re-election to a second two-year term. Dr. Saunders, who runs a pediatric research lab at Washington University, is a former Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commissioner who has also been active in city efforts to promote the arts. Dr. Saunders made an unsuccessful attempt this past spring at being elected Council President in an effort to try and bridge factions of the council raw from a bruising 2012 Mayor's race and to promote a sense of fairness in the process. "I really feel at the moment that the council's working very well together. We …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Executives for the senior living facility in Creve Coeur have only until January 14 to address questions raised by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission in rejecting the company's plans for a major project on Ladue Road.
After months of meetings, plans and input, Creve Coeur City Council members decided Monday they would not wait three more months to take further action on Delmar Gardens' proposed development plan for Ladue Road. The proposal, which would rezone land near Interstate 270 for assisted and independent living facilities along with single-family residential homes, was rejected by Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission. That negative recommendation from P&Z was on Monday's Council agenda for a first reading. In a letter to city officials, Delmar Gardens formally requested a three month extension before further action after that first reading to address concerns brought at the Planning and Zoning Commission, but did not have one of the main…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Cynthia Kramer is currently on Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission.
Voters in at least one Creve Coeur City Council ward will have a choice to make at the polls in April. Cynthia Kramer, a Planning and Zoning Commission member, confirmed Monday that she will file to run for the Ward 1 seat up for grabs in the spring. Beth Kistner is term-limited and cannot run for re-election. Kramer, founder of SCOPE, a non-profit organization devoted to spreading the word about how science and technology are factors in education and the workforce, sees a similar opportunity on city council to highlight the research and business assets in Creve Coeur. "I think its just an incredible opportunity to make sure that people get to know the assets we have and to be a part of helping the community continue to grow and maintain …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Creve Coeur City Council members conducted business Monday night in roughly 24 minutes.
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:
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ward 3 Councilmembers shared feedback about deer, smoking shelters and other topics.
Ward 3 Creve Coeur City Council Members Charlotte D’Alfonso and Bob Hoffman discussed issues of importance to residents and talked of issues that will affect the city in the near future Tuesday night at a town hall meeting at the Creve Coeur Government Center. The issue of deer in the city was raised by a number of attendees. Hoffman said “there was a lot of passion both ways” on the deer issue, as some residents want the deer removed or killed, some reject killing, and others don’t see them as an issue. Hoffman added that some blame the deer for causing car accidents and the destruction of landscaping while others have sighted hostile deer. D’Alfonso said most of the deer sightings have been concentrated in the city’s third ward, with …