Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This preview takes a look at some of the item's the Chesterfield City Council will discuss at its 7 p.m. meeting.
The Chesterfield City Council will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Chesterfield City Hall at 690 W. Chesterfield Parkway. Here's a preview of some the items on the council's agenda, which can be viewed here.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Chesterfield's City Council voted to approve an ordinance to increase the penalties incurred by “hosting” a party where underage drinking and rowdy behavior takes place.
Parents and homeowners can now be billed by Chesterfield for the cost of sending police, firefighters or emergency medical personnel to respond to an out-of-control party. The new ordinance passed at Monday’s City Council meeting will require the “host” of any party that attracts the attention of law enforcement to pay for costs associated with the emergency call. The vote passed 6 to 1, with Ward 3 Councilman Mike Casey casting the dissenting vote. Three representatives of the Rockwood's Drug-Free Coalition, Renee Heney, Nancy Bengtson, and Earl Borge, spoke in support of the ordinance before the vote. Bengtson said the ordinance would be a useful tool for parents of teenagers. “I think if we address it like Clarkson Valley and Wildwood …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
It's the dog days of summer, but winter preparation was in order at the council's Monday meeting.
It's hotter than…well, you know what outside, but winter storms were on Chesterfield City Council's mind Monday night. The council approved two bids related to deicing salt—about 40,000 tons of it. It's not all for Chesterfield though. For several years, the city's Department of Public Works has coordinated the purchase and distribution of deicing salt for about 40 cities in the St. Louis area through the St. Louis Metro Branch American Public Works Association Salt Cooperative. This year, the Parkway and Rockwood school districts are also participating in the cooperative. The cooperative maximizes the entities' buying power. City Administrator Mike Herring called it the "best example of a successful co-op purchasing agreement that I can …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The Chesterfield City Council had what was likely its shortest meeting ever Monday night.
The Chesterfield City Council might have set a record at Monday night: Its meeting lasted less than seven minutes. At the city council's agenda review meeting, which precedes the council meeting, members joked about the short agenda, saying it was the lightest they had ever seen. When asked, City Administrator Michael Herring said the shortest meeting he could remember lasted 11 minutes. It seemed all but certain that this meeting would be shorter. The meeting lasted 6 minutes, 57 seconds (according to Ward 3 Councilman Randy Logan's watch). Here's what members unanimously approved without much discussion:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
City council approved an ordinance last night that raises the fines for traffic violations in construction zones.
Be sure to slow down when driving through work zones—fines for speeding or other traffic violations within a construction zone have just gone up. The Chesterfield City Council approved an ordinance Monday night that increases the fines: $35 on top of any fine assessed for traffic violations and $250 for speeding. Passing another car in a work zone would also be considered a misdemeanor. The change brings city fines in line with St. Louis County and state fines, Ward 4 councilwoman and Planning and Public Works Committee chair Connie Fults said. With the new ordinance, Chesterfield Police Officers can issue the ticket under city—not county—laws, which means it can be tried at the city's court. It keeps the revenue from the fines within …
St. Louis County SAVES will provide $10.4 million in low-interest loans on home improvement projects that save energy.
A new, low-interest loan program is now available to Chesterfield residents to help improve energy efficiency in their homes. Chesterfield City Council voted to opt into the program, called St. Louis County SAVES (Sustainable and Verifiable Energy Savings), at their meeting Monday night. Qualified applicants can borrow between $2,500 and $15,000 at a 3.5-percent interest rate to make energy-efficient home improvements. The loans can be used for projects that could help reduce utility bills, including air and duct sealing, new windows, doors and roofs and high efficiency heating/air-conditioning and water heating equipment. Review the PDF file available on this page for a complete list of eligible improvements. “The benefit is twofold,” …
Friday, June 10, 2011
City council members voted Monday night to begin the process needed to demolish the Chesterfield Manor nursing home.
It may be haunted. At least that's a rumor that seems to attract thrill seekers and others to the site of an abandoned nursing home in Chesterfield. For years, the Chesterfield Manor nursing home has been a hot spot for trespassing. But the building has fallen into disrepair. It's been cited many times for health and property code violations. Now, the city wants it torn down. City council members voted unanimously at their Monday meeting to begin the administrative process of having the nursing home demolished. "There's no doubt that if you just went over and look at it, it needs to come down," Mayor Bruce Geiger said at a May 24 Planning and Public Works Committee meeting when the issue was discussed. At that meeting, many council members…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
City council approved plans for a senior-living facility on Wild Horse Creek Road Monday night. Now the developer must submit plans that show the proposed development in more detail.
There could be a new senior-living center in Chesterfield soon. City council approved a zoning change and a conditional use permit that would allow landowner and developer Rodney Henry to build an independent living and assisted living facility on eight acres on Wild Horse Creek Road. A plan for the land near the Chesterfield Academy child care center and Chesterfield Elementary School has long been in the works. The land was zoned several years ago for neighborhood offices—such as doctors' or dentists' offices— but Henry never broke ground. Last fall, Henry submitted plans to the city for the senior-living center. The plans were originally met with disapproval because of a request for denser residential zoning. Neighbors were concerned …
Monday, June 6, 2011
City Council is expected to vote on a proposal for a senior-living facility on Wild Horse Creek Road Monday night.
After eight years and several proposed plans, a tract of land on Wild Horse Creek Road could become a senior-living center. Chesterfield City Council is expected to vote Monday night on a proposed zoning change and a conditional use permit that would allow landowner and developer Rodney Henry to build an independent-living and assisted-living facility on eight acres. The Planning and Public Works Committee has recommended approval of both proposals. A plan for the land near the Chesterfield Academy child care center and Chesterfield Elementary School has long been in the works. The land was zoned several years ago for neighborhood offices—such as doctors' or dentists' offices— but Henry never broke ground. Aimee Nassif, the city's planning…
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
City council voted Monday to bring a Planning Commission-approved permit to the council for review.
A plan for a senior-living facility in Chesterfield will go up before the Planning and Public Works Committee for review. Chesterfield City Council members voted Monday night to bring the conditional use permit for the plan before the committee via their right of power of review. The city planning commission approved the permit, which proposes an independent-living facility and an assisted living facility on eight acres of land near the Chesterfield Academy child care center and Chesterfield Elementary School, at their May 9 meeting. The permit allows the land to be used for a nursing facility and includes a few specific requirements for the development that wouldn’t be included in zoning regulations. For example, the permit caps the …