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 …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The public hearing of the 2013 proposed budget revealed primary spending areas for 2012 and goals for the future.
The Creve Coeur city budget for the 2013 fiscal year was presented for public hearing at the City Council meeting June 11. City Administrator Mark Perkins walked through a breakdown of spending in 2012 and areas of improvement for the coming year. Perkins called the proposed budget, which would go into effect July 1, "labor intensive, so to speak," because of its emphasis on city employees. The proposal of a 2.8 percent increase, from $14,598,654 in 2012 to $15,008,740 for 2013, came largely in part to cover expenses for city employees. With the decreasing number of personnel, the Police Department would still make up the largest total budget spending area at 45 percent. Public works make up 28 percent. A primary focus for employees …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Barry Glantz took the reins as the city's top elected official Monday.
Football players often talk about adjusting to the speed of the game when they move from high school to the college ranks, or from college to the pro level. It takes a little time for things to slow down around them. Despite having been past member of the Creve Coeur City Council and more recently the Planning and Zoning Commission, the city's new Mayor told onlookers after his first council meeting Monday that he'll need a few reps before hitting his stride. Barry Glantz was sworn in Monday night, succeeding Harold Dielmann as the city's top elected official. City Council incumbents David Kreuter, A.J. Wang, Bob Hoffman and Jeanne Rhoades, who all ran unopposed for re-election, were also sworn in Monday. The "inauguration" came after a …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
City Council reconsiders earlier decision to vote down Sunday hours.
A few weeks after the Creve Coeur City Council turned down a request for Valvoline Instant Oil Change to have Sunday business hours, the council reversed course Monday and by a 6-0 vote, allowed the move despite continued residential concerns over noise issues. Ward 1 Councilwoman Beth Kistner and Ward 2 Councilman A.J. Wang were absent. "Valvoline does not practice their business quietly," said Suzanne Harris, who owns a home behind the property and has been a vocal critic of the attempt at additional weekend hours. Her concerns have focused not on the equipment used, but on the volume of employee and customer conversations. Since the earlier vote, several city council members said they had been out to the area to see and listen for …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Make this more than the week you got informed about our community. Make this the week you took action with Patch!
Welcome to the start of a new week. There is a lot to get to! Monday night, Creve Coeur City Council members are set to reconsider an earlier decision to decline a Valvoline Instant Oil Change request for Sunday hours. Read: Want an Oil Change In Creve Coeur? Not On Sunday Creve Coeur's Robert Kent took to the Patch Local Voices blog to offer up one suggestion. See what you think and chime in. Missouri Baptist's newly christened Carl and Deloris Petty Sports and Recreation Complex will get some new visitors this week, as the school hosts Parkway West's annual Ameritime Basketball Classic, featuring Parkway Central and De Smet Jesuit high schools, among others. The tournament starts Monday and wraps up Friday. Click here for matchups and …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Only contested city race in Creve Coeur will be in the Mayor's race.
The deadline for filing to appear as a candidate on the April ballot came and went Tuesday night with only one city race shaping up as a two-person contest, as former city council members Laura Bryant and Barry Glantz vie to succeed Harold Dielmann. Incumbents are running unopposed in each city council ward. In fact, Dr. Robert Hoffman will be without a challenger for the second time in as many years, following last year's election to complete an unexpired term in Ward 3. Last April's ballot saw multi-candidate races in three wards. Ward 1 Councilman David Kreuter, who filed his paperwork Tuesday morning, said the importance of the Mayor's race--which had declared candidates more than a year ahead of time--played a role. "I liken it to a …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Creve Coeur will have uncontested races for City Council.
5:42 p.m. Update: No other City Council candidates filed by Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline. A Ladue School district spokeswoman told Patch that Lee Brotherton, who declared his intention to run for one of the two open seats on the board of education, removed his name from consideration Tuesday. Brotherton declined comment about his decision when reached by Patch Tuesday evening. Incumbents Audrey Mack and Sheri Glantz remain on the ballot, along with newcomer Nancy Leve Goldstein. Information about school board candidates from Parkway and Pattonville, along with final candidate filings for the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District Board of Directors were not available Tuesday evening. Original Story Tuesday morning saw the lone remaining city …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Candidates for April's municipal elections have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file their papers to run.
With Monday's observation of the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., candidates have only one full day left to file to run in April's municipal elections before Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline. Read Previous Coverage Here: Thursday saw Ward 2 City Councilman A.J. Wang file for re-election, with an assist from his family cat, Adie. Ward 1 City Councilman David Kreuter, the only incumbent up for re-election who has yet to file, told Patch Friday he planned to do so Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
City Finance Director calls the TDD "most complicated" deal.
Creve Coeur City Council members met in a special session Monday night and unanimously decided to opt against a move that would have changed the terms of the city's commitment to the Olive-Graeser Transportation Development District (TDD). The current agreement calls for the city to pay $55,000 annually to help retire debt over 40 years if bond financing for the project, which realigned the Olive-Graeser-Dautel Lane intersection and paved the way for a relocated Walgreens, could not be secured. A proposal on the table from the investment firm Stern Brothers would have had the city commit to those payments for 25 years. City Finance Director Dan Smith repeatedly referred to the arrangement as a complicated one, while Ward 2 Councilman …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Editor of CreveCoeurVoter.com offers up analysis of decision facing Monday night's Creve Coeur City Council meeting.