Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Both are in construction phase. The original budgeted amount for the project was $443,875. Council approved increasing the budget by $14,000 in order to continue the project.
There have been a few bumps and hurdles along the way, but it appears the spray grounds at Vago and Eise parks will be open towards the middle of summer. That's according to a representative with Westport Pools. He spoke with the Maryland Heights City Council about updates on the project timeline at Thursday's city council meeting. The council approved a $14,000 increase to the park fund for the project in an effort to comply with a few guidelines from the county health department, Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The parks and recreation, and public works departments solicited bids for the design and construction of the spray pads, and found out during the bid process, additional items were …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The city council approved a resolution seeking private development proposals for the 565 acres Wednesday night.
The City of Bridgeton is working with a developer on plans for a 565-acre property that includes land originally bought as part of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport expansion. The proposed development area also includes the Terrisan Reste mobile home community, according to KSDK, which said more than 100 homeowners could lose a place for their mobile homes should the deal be approved. The Bridgeton City Council approved a measure Wednesday night to seek private development proposals for the acreage, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The area is southwest of Interstates 370 and 270. UTW Realty, which has previously done work in the Bridgeton area, said it anticipates a mix of retail and office use for the proposed …
Friday, April 26, 2013
In an effort to reduce confusion, one general permit fee is now in place for sprinkler, and parking lot permit fees; and the city has decided to waive fees for sign permit plan reviews.
Acting Maryland Heights City Planner, Michael Zeek, said it best: "The fees for parking lots, sprinklers, and signs were confusing." So the city decided to do something about it. The Maryland Heights City Council scrapped the separate fees in Chapter 6 of the city's Codes of Ordianances. There were sprinkler permit fees that included both the plan review fee and minimum permit fee, at a minimum of $100, with a calculated multiplier and administrative fee of $50.00 for each permit and it goes on-and-on. There was a parking lot permit fee of $100, which covered permit processing, plan review and the cost of one inspection connected with the paving to be performed in the project. There were sign permit fees for each ground sign, post sign, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
SSM Health Care is looking to add an urgent care center onto its existing office in Maryland Heights. Officials say the urgent care center would offer additional services for minor injuries and expand its hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The Maryland Heights City Council will vote tonight on whether the city will allow SSM Health Care, which already operates a physician medical office at its Maryland Heights location, to expand and add an urgent care center to its existing facility. The St. Louis-based health-care system is looking to add an urgent care center—and signage—to its location at Dorsett Village shopping center at the northwest corner of Dorsett Road and McKelvey Road. SSM officials say the urgent care center would see patients similar to those seen in the current physician's offices, with additional services for minor injuries. The center would also expand its hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. In a letter to Maryland Heights City Planner Michael Zeek, SSM …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ward 3 candidate Jill Schaller will request her name be left off the April ballot. Otherwise, a slate of candidates for the Maryland Heights City Council has been set.
Six Maryland Heights residents filed to run for the Maryland Heights City Council in the April 2 election, according to the city. The candidates are as followS: Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 According to the Maryland Heights officials, Schaller notified City Clerk JoAnn Cova last week that she wanted her name removed from the ballot. But, according to a city release, because of a Jan. 22 deadline set by the St. Louis County Board of Elections, a court order is required in order for Schaller's name to be removed from the ballot. More from that release: Wednesday, March 6 is the last day to register to vote or file a change of address with St. Louis County for the April election. To register to vote in St. Louis County, a person must be a U.…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Maryland Heights City Council is considering amending the ordinance to allow waste containers to be stored in front of residences, as long as they are within four feet of the house.
Thursday, January 31
The Maryland Heights City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the Maryland Heights Government Center to get resident input on proposed new rules related to the storage of residential waste containers. Now, regulations require that when they are not at the curb for collection, containers must be stored behind the front of the home in a location that minimizes visual exposure to the street—generally, this means keeping them in a garage or carport, alongside the home or in the back yard. The council is considering amending the ordinance to allow waste containers to be stored in front of residences, as long as they are within four feet of the house. Residents are encouraged to share their feedback at the hearing or by …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The meeting is free an open to the public and will be held at the Maryland Heights Government Center.
In what appears to be a light agenda, the Maryland Heights City Council will meet for the first time in 2013 Thursday night. Council members have just two items on the agenda—a proposed ordinance enacting a new section to the municipal code regarding criminal nuisances and another ordinance amending the municipal code regarding occupancy permits. The criminal nuisance ordinace came about after the city wished to adopt a law that would regulate such offenses as selling of drugs and drug paraphernalia; illegal gambling; prostitution; or the illegal sale or distribution of alcohol. If the council votes in favor of the ordinance, the city would then have a reliable means of enforcing such activity. The ordinance would go into effect …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A new ordinance would establish a license for groups wanting to host a special event in the city of Maryland Heights.
The Maryland Heights City Council recently discussed a new ordinance relating to special events. The proposed ordinance seeks to define just exactly what a special event is and introduces a licensing process for parties interested in hosting a special event. The city defines a special event as a temporary event that includes bike races, marathons, parades, etc. A special event is any type of event involving 50 or more people which requires one or more of the following: To host a special event, a license is required. For $25 a license from the City Clerk can be obtained. Special events will be limited to four per year per organization or individual. All events should not exceed three days, unless modified by a conditional use permit. To …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Under the agreement, the city will pay the firm a monthly fee of $3,465—or $41,580 per year.
City officials keeping an eye on legislation that comes before the Missouri General Assembly have hired a lobbyist to keep better tabs on what's being done in Jefferson City. The Maryland Heights City Council voted on Thursday to approve an agreement that will hire Jackson & Associates to track legislation that the city has interest in. Under the agreement, the city will pay the firm a monthly fee of $3,465—or $41,580 per year—and also pay for regular expenses not to exceed $2,500 per year. The agreement begins Jan. 1, 2013. What legislation the firm may be tracking is not known at this time.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bridgeton city council members could give themselves a $1,500 per year raise.
The Bridgeton City Council will vote Wednesday night on whether they are deserving of more cash for their services. Right now, city council members receive a $6,000 per year sallary. But according to city documents, council members could give themselves a $1,500 raise and boost their annual salary to $7,500 per year if they so choose to do so. The raise would not go into effect until May 1, 2014. Another agenda item could give municipal judges a $5,000 salary increase from $20,000 per year to $25,000 per year effective May 1, 2014. The city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeton City Hall, located at 12355 Natural Bridge Road. The meeting is free and open to the public.