Friday, August 17, 2012
A revised Saul Mirowitz Day School sign plan passed Planning and Zoning muster after initial concerns.
Representatives from the Saul Mirowitz Day School have won first round City Council approval of a revised sign plan for the new school located in the former Solomon Schechter Day School on the campus of Congregation B'Nai Amoona. An earlier attempt was rebuffed by city staff and Planning and Zoning Commission members this summer, before the school returned with a plan that officials said was a better fit for the existing signage on site. The new sign plan, which eliminates proposed light-pole banners, was approved by Planning and Zoning Commission members and won first round City Council approval Monday night.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Creve Coeur city planning officials will hold a series of public hearings.
The city of Creve Coeur's Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Creve Coeur Government Center and will hold public hearings on the following matters: In addition, backers of the new Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School appear to have come up with a compromise for signage they hoped to place on the campus of Congregation B'Nai Amoona, the school's landlord. Last month, city officials said they objected to a previous plan in part because it was inconsistent with signs already on the property and in the neighborhood, which also wouldn't allow for light-pole banners. A new proposal to be discussed Monday shows redesigned signs and eliminates plans for lightpole banners in the property's south parking lot.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Revision to city ordinance passed unopposed Monday night.
Creve Coeur on Monday night became the fifth municipality in St. Louis County to add lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered persons to the list of protected classes of people covered by city anti-discrimination ordinances. According to PROMO, a statewide advocacy group, Creve Coeur joins Olivette, Richmond Heights, University City, Clayton and the city of St. Louis. Read the ordinance in the City Council Agenda Packet In Creve Coeur, the ordinance isn't the result of documented cases brought to the attention of the bill's sponsor. "This is the kind of discrimination that may well remain hidden. It's probably a silent discrimination," said Ward 1 Councilwoman Beth Kistner. Rather, she said the ordinance is more about Creve Coeur making…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
"I'm pleased that this issue appears to be behind us," Glantz told Patch Friday.
Creve Coeur Mayor Barry Glantz received a letter in the mail Thursday, confirming a July 13 decision by the Missouri Ethics Commission to dismiss a complaint filed against his election campaign by Ward 4 Councilwoman Jeanne Rhoades. The two-page, five paragraph letter does not lay out decisions on all of the aspects raised in the nine page complaint. It does say the following: It dismissed the allegation that he "concealed" his involvement in sending a mailer against his opponent in the Mayor's race, Laura Bryant, and that he concealed the employer of a campaign contributor. The MEC investigation said "there was no evidence that you knew the individual responsible for the negative mailer or had any knowledge of this mailer's distribution …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Kirsten Barnes was unanimously approved to succeed Fran Thies Monday.
A new woman will be in charge of the City of Creve Coeur's Recreation Department, effective later this summer. City Council members approved the appointment of Kirsten Barnes Monday night. Barnes is currently General Manager with Lifetime Fitness in West St. Louis County, and has worked in supervisory positions in city recreation departments in Sprinfield, MO and Lake St. Louis, according to her LinkedIn profile and in brief comments made Monday night. Barnes emerged from a field of a nearly 100 resumes and 12 interviewed candidates, according to City Adminstrator Mark Perkins. Barnes said she looked forward to bringing her experience in programming activities as well as her business background to the position. Near the top of the list for…
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Fran Thies had been in charge of the department since March of 2007.
At Monday night's City Council meeting, city leaders will announce the appointment of a new director to lead Creve Coeur's Parks and Recreation department. The appointee will succeed Fran Thies. Patch learned earlier this week that Thies submitted a letter of resignation April 16 which took effect June 30. A city spokeswoman said the letter did not offer an explanation for Thies' departure. Reached by email, Thies wrote, "I have no comment at this time." Thies started working for the city of Creve Coeur as a part-time employee in the Parks and Recreation department in January 2001 and eventually rose to lead the department in March 2007. Her tenure coincided with ongoing efforts to make recreation facilities, including the Dielmann Complex…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Shoppes at Westgate gained Planning and Zoning approval of an amendment to allow a commercial bakery on site. It now moves to City Council.
Update 2:00 p.m. Tuesday-- According to comments from Patch readers and confirmed by Patch this afternoon, Ray's Donuts, in Olivette is the bakery tenant headed for the Shoppes at Westgate if the 4 acre minimum is reduced. A call to the bakery revealed a plan to open August 1 in Creve Coeur. Stanley Wallach, the attorney for the Shoppes at Westgate, was unavailable for comment Tuesday. Original Story: In a 5-0 vote Monday, the Creve Coeur Planning and Zoning Commission decided to allow properties zoned "MX" to house commercial bakeries on less than 4 acres. The decision followed a brief public hearing, which included testimony from Stanley Wallach, counsel for the Shoppes at Westgate. The center's owner previously sought another text …