Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The city is looking at a program that would mirror what is now being done before apartments are occupied by new owners.
One year after Creve Coeur began requiring re-occupancy inspections of apartments, city building inspectors say they're ready to take on the task of doing the same for Creve Coeur homes and condominiums. But city council members briefed Monday on the proposal say they still have questions about the idea. Read the city staff report on building re-occupancy inspections (starts on page 61) According to Chief Building Inspector Steve Unser, the move to inspect apartments prior to re-occupancy came from incidents in 2011 that saw residents injured in stairways which failed. Unser said his team found 3,000 violations over the course of 1,854 inspections in 2012. The St. Louis Association of Realtors asked the city to start a home re-occupancy …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Creve Coeur City council members are also scheduled to vote Monday on Post II Sports Bar & Grill's proposal for the former Growler's Pub space.
Creve Coeur's City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission will sit down for a joint work session Monday night as the community discussion about a pair of important planning topics picks up steam. The much-discussed need to revisit and potentially update the city's Comprehensive Plan will be one area that comes up. The Plan was first adopted in 2002 and was seen as a 20-years out guide for evaluating how development projects fit into the bigger picture of the city's needs and community desires. The plan was cited as being out of date by Delmar Gardens in the company's recent failed bid to build a residential and assisted living complex on Ladue Road. But even those on the Planning and Zoning Commission who supported the project conceded…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jaysen Christensen will begin his new duties February 11.
The City of Glendale hired Jaysen Christensen Monday to succeed Jeremy Hayes as the City Administrator. Hayes, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, is leaving to follow his wife's job out of the area. "He was among a group that stood out from the applicants," Hayes said Tuesday. Christensen has been the assistant City Administrator in Creve Coeur for 8 years, the paper reported. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday. "Jaysen is an outstanding professional with many accomplishments to his credit during his time in Creve Coeur. City staff, along with the City Council and the Boards and Commissions with whom he worked will all miss him," Creve Coeur City Administrator Mark Perkins said in an email. His statement did not address how the…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Alice Young and Matt Wohlberg were honored at a recent city luncheon for their efforts in 2012.
The following information was provided by Public Information Officer Sharon Stott: Every year the city of Creve Coeur recognizes a full-time employee and a part-time employee for their efforts. This year's winners are: Matt Wohlberg, City Engineer, Public Works Department. Alice Young, Accountant, Finance Department
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The new mattress store in Creve Coeur had concerns about the ability to put up the signage it said it needed to get the most out of an Olive Blvd. address.
Creve Coeur City Council members approved a revision to sign code ordinances Monday which have been long planned, but came under new scrutiny earlier this month when a new business voiced concerns. Jay Steinback was pretty clear Monday night. If his company, Rothman Furniture, knew coming in that it would not be able to put a sign on a mattress store in Creve Coeur facing traffic on Olive Boulevard, the company would have found another location. The Steinback family wanted signage fronting 11353 Olive, and facing Westbound traffic on the busy street, at the store's entrance. Under the original proposed plan, it would have been entitled to one sign on the building, and could have a second sign, but only in a window, something Steinback said…
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission members decide there are too many murky areas of legal definition regarding what constitutes a hospital to move forward with a proposed text amendment.
Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted Monday to oppose a proposal that would have allowed areas zoned "planned office" to house "Post-Discharge Surgical Recovery Clinics," after hearing from hospital interests who said the move would be the equivalent of a code workaround for someone who wanted to bring a hospital to Creve Couer without calling it one. Also at issue is that the State of Missouri doesn't yet legally recognize what a "Post-Discharge Surgical Recovery Clinic is. The request came from property owners at 450 North New Ballas, who say they are trying to make it more marketable in an effort to fill space there that has been vacant in some areas for as long as seven years. Representatives for the property …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Here is Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz's August column, courtesy of the city's monthly newsletter.
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” I thought about this quote as my family and I were watching the Olympics recently. Millions of us observe the experience of an athlete smiling with success, or the tears of failure, gritted teeth set in determination, the graciousness of victory and the dignity of those who came up shorter than what they had dreamed – but on this world stage, with tremendously talented athletes exemplifying incredible individual excellence, it is hard not to recognize that the collective Olympic experience is so much greater than each participant. Years of commitment, hard work and diligence from many people have enabled these athletes to reach the Olympic …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
One case tied to the Creve Coeur Mayoral election is over, while another waits.
In her first interview with Patch since the Missouri Ethics Commission issued a ruling dismissing the post-election complaint filed by Creve Coeur City Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades against the Barry Glantz for Mayor campaign, the agency's Executive Director said complaints are taken "very seriously," and that evidence is looked at "very thoroughly" and "very carefully". Julie Allen was unable to speak about specifics in the case due to state law, instead directing people with questions about the verdict to copies of letters available on the agency's website. In reacting to the dismissal, Rhoades said Friday the ruling serves to "raise more questions than they answer..." Allen, again while not addressing a specific element of the case said …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Here's what you need to know about holiday scheduling.
According to the Creve Coeur Department of Public Works: Due to the July 4th holiday on Wednesday, Thursday routes will be picked up on Friday, July 6 and Friday routes will be picked up on Saturday, July 7. For a look at the entire holiday delivery schedule for 2012, check out this link on the city of Creve Coeur's website.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Excerpts from the latest City of Creve Coeur Newsletter, this time from council members representing the second ward.
Earlier this spring, country music star Willie Nelson created quite a little stir by playing a round of golf at the Creve Coeur Golf Course. He was in St. Louis for just three days for a one-night performance at the Pageant. In this short amount of time, he managed to play our golf course. We like to think that he heard great things about our golf course and had to see for himself. Or maybe his tour bus was driving by on Olive Boulevard and he saw our new sign at Olive and Craig! Not to be outdone, the Creve Coeur Ice Arena also sees its fair share of interesting visitors including professional skaters and hockey players. But for someone famous you can see on a regular, almost daily basis at the ice arena, the honor goes to Igor Lisovsky…