Monday, December 24, 2012
Here are five resources you should keep handy as forecasts of snow for the St. Louis area on Tuesday come in.
The National Weather Service forecast for Christmas Day is one Santa will like: "Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 25. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%." Snow could continue into noon Wednesday. It is still early, but some models are calling for between 3-6 inches of snow in the Creve Coeur area. Here are some resources to have handy during any time of severe weather. Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference. Want to show us your snow photos? Share them in our Pics & Clips Gallery.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Metropolitan Sewer District officials say preparation now and taking simple steps when heavy rains come can make a difference.
The Metropolitan Sewer District issued the following advisory ahead of what could amount to several inches of rain this weekend as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac arrive in the St. Louis region: FLOODING: Anyone who lives adjacent to or near a waterway – no matter how small the waterway is during dry weather – lives in a floodplain or drainage way. During high intensity rainfalls (a large amount of rain falling in a short period of time), creeks, streams, rivers, and other waterways can quickly become a torrent of rushing water, possibly causing extensive flash flooding, and putting property and human safety at risk. If you live near such a waterway or live in a low area to which rainwater normally flows, pay close attention to weather …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
A bond issue that is expected to result in steady increases in many St. Louisans' sewer bills won approval from voters Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Sewer bills are expected to rise gradually for many St. Louis residents with the passage of Proposition Y on Tuesday. The $945 million bond issue passed with 85 percent of the vote in St. Louis County with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial election results. Fifteen percent of county voters rejected the measure. In St. Louis city, approximately 87 percent of voters approved the measure, while 13 percent rejected it with 99 percent of precincts reporting. That comes out to nearly 63,000 votes in favor of the measure (85 percent) St. Louis-wide and roughly 11,000 against it (15 percent). As a result, the sewer bill for the average single family served by the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis (MSD) is expected to rise …
Sewer rates and several related measures are on the ballot Tuesday for voters in Creve Coeur. Here's what you should know.
Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and remain open until 7 p.m. to Creve Coeur voters. They'll decide whether to approve a proposition that slows the rate at which sewer bills rise over the next several years. Several charter amendments governing the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District also will be on the ballot. Use the following guide to learn about the issues and to find your polling place. Check back Tuesday night for election results. Get to know the issues Find out where to vote Download a PDF of the official June 5, 2012 polling places guide from the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. THE FOLLOWING CREVE COEUR LOCATIONS ARE BEING USED AS POLLING PLACES:
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Clean Water STL has received roughly $385,000 in monetary support in the last five weeks. The committee wants St. Louis residents to vote Tuesday in favor of Proposition Y, a measure that will affect sewer rates throughout the area.
Financial support has been pouring in for a committee aimed at getting St. Louisans to vote in favor of a sewer proposition next week. The special election for Proposition Y is Tuesday in Creve Coeur and other St. Louis County municipalities, as well as parts of St. Louis city. Documents filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that Clean Water STL—the committee formed to back the proposition—received approximately $385,000 in monetary contributions between April 22 and May 24. It received more than $9,000 of in-kind support. The filings also show approximately $308,000 in expenses for that period, largely on direct mailings. Among the highlights A list of the donors follows: While some municipalities have come out and …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
St. Louis voters will decide the rate at which their sewer rates rise this summer. Here's a look at the federal law—and lawsuit—that started it all.
Hundreds of sewer overflows in the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) system are at the heart of a Clean Water Act settlement agreement and a ballot issue planned June 5 in Clayton and Richmond Heights. That's according to a primer document compiled by MSD. In August, MSD reached the settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment Foundation, a news release posted to the federal agency's website states. Now, MSD customers are tasked with deciding whether they will pay more now—or later—to fund the $4.7 billion in repair work mandated by the agreement. The following are questions by Patch paired with quotes from the federal agency's Aug. 4 news release announcing the …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A June 5 vote is planned in St. Louis county and city on Proposition Y, along with eight charter amendments aimed at increasing the efficiency and transparency of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
People living in the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) can't change the fact that their sewer bills are going to rise incrementally over the next several years, Ed Rhode said. What they can control is the rate at which that change happens. That's why Rhode and Mike Kelley—members of the pro-Proposition Y committee Clean Water STL—are encouraging residents of St. Louis County and St. Louis city to vote yes on the $945 million bond issue June 5. MSD is paying for the costs of the June vote, estimated to be roughly $1.2 million. The issue was not ready for the April ballot because the agency's consent degree with the federal government was only announced last fall. If St. Louisans vote yes, sewer rates for the average single-family …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Contractors on a Metropolitan Sewer District project may be in your neighborhood for the next few months.
The Creve Coeur Police department is contacting residents by email to let them know about contractors working on a project for the Metropolitan Sewer District. One notice went out Thursday with the following information: The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) will be studying proposed improvements to the sanitary sewer system located south of Olive Blvd and east of North New Ballas Rd. within the City of Creve Coeur, for the next six months (project #10576). These investigations my require subcontractors to enter houses to obtain measurements of basement elevations. The following is a list of subcontractors who will be carrying ID and a copy of the project proposal. Crawford Murphy & Tilly Inc. Civil Design Inc. David Mason…
Monday, October 10, 2011
One man was able to make it out on his own, while another was unconscious and unresponsive Monday morning.
Update: KTVI-TV is reporting that the man rescued by emergency crews has died. Creve Coeur Patch contacted the Metropolitan Sewer District, which could not confirm the information, and left messages with the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District and OSHA. Original Story: One man is complaining of headaches and dizziness and another is being treated at a local hospital Monday following a manhole rescue in St. Louis County. Creve Coeur Fire Protection District and Maryland Heights Fire crews responded to the scene at the West Pointe Apartment Complex near Bennington Place and Page Avenue Extension just before 10 a.m. "We got a call of two people down in a manhole," Creve Coeur Deputy Fire Marshal Jerry McQueen tells Patch. Rescue crews …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Officials are asking people to stay away from the area around Smith Creek for the next 2 to 3 days as a precaution.
2:34 p.m. Update: A supervisor on site for MSD in the Belle Coeur subdivision says crews discovered a second leak as they were checking on the main line which brought them out to the site Tuesday. Joe Anselmo told Patch that second leak should be repaired Wednesday. The physical repair on the first leak should be complete by Friday, with cleanup crews likely in the neighborhood until the middle of next week. Anselmo said the age of the piping in question is somewhere between 35-50 years old. Original Story: Crews from the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) are cleaning up the scene of a sewer line break which dumped 215,000 gallons of sewage into Smith Creek in Creve Coeur. A statement from the utility did not say when the break happened. …