Friday, July 29, 2011
The July 29 PatchCast--the last one of the month--includes varied news headlines from across St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Check it out and tell us what piece of news you enjoyed reading this week, even if it isn't on the list.
July 29 PatchCast headlines for St. Louis and St. Charles counties:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Casino exemptions and smoking bans brought participants to a Clayton meeting.
The subject of ending casinos' exemptions from smoking bans in the St. Louis region drew the most conversation during a Tuesday meeting in Clayton. While representatives from four counties and St. Louis City were expected, only representatives from St. Louis and St. Charles were present for the 20-minute discussion. St. Louis County District 6 Councilman Steve Stenger participated in the meeting along with St. Charles District 1 Councilman Joe Cronin, St. Charles District 2 Councilman Joe Brazil and St. Charles District 7 Councilman John White. At the end of the conversation, participants agreed to stay in touch as the St. Charles County Council prepares to vote on a bill that would put a smoking ban proposal before that county's voters …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Citizen's comments regarding liquor licensing requirements took up the majority of the May 4 Hazelwood City Council meeting and left the city's attorney with a new homework assignment.
Hazelwood city attorney Kevin O'Keefe left the May 4 city council meeting with a homework assignment--to present city council with some options regarding how the city can help one business that isn't meeting the city's requirement to retain its liquor sales license. The restaurant in question is Classics Bar & Grill on Howdershell Road, and the homework due date is today. City council is set to hear O'Keefe's options regarding how to help the bar in it's troubled state at tonight's city council meeting. This isn't the first time Hazelwood City Council has discussed liquor licensing. At the March 2 city council meeting, Bill Cameron, the owner of Classics Bar & Grill, expressed concerns with the affect of the new countywide smoking …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The council is torn on the effectiveness of vacant housing stickers and letters, and considers the impacts of the county smoking ban on city alcohol sales in bars and restaurants.
Hazelwood City Council had an active work session on April 13, conversing amongst each other and Hazelwood code administrator Pat McSheehy, regarding various issues pertaining to city code and effective enforcement. At the top of the meeting, the council discussed vacant housing stickers and related copper theft, an issue Ward 1 Councilwoman Carol Stroker asked be placed on the work session agenda at the March 16 city council meeting. Stroker was concerned the city's orange, vacant housing stickers were attracting criminals to the area for the purpose of copper theft, something she noted as an issue. McSheehy reported that the city manager, Edwin Carlstrom, had given the OK to temporarily try out a new process for the past six to eight …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
A city smoking ban was also passed at the meeting, along with a new work schedule for City of Hazelwood firefighters.
In an effort to save the pool season, Hazelwood City Council pushed through introduction, first reading and final approval of legislation that gives the city the green light to have some work done to the pool at White Birch Bay, in time to open the season, at its Jan. 19 city council meeting. The Emergency action ensures the pool season will be open at White Birch Bay. Had city council not approved the emergency measure, City manager Edwin Carlstrom said the pool might have been closed the bulk of the season. According to Carlstrom, the city did advertise the bid and Westport Pools was the bid selected. "We did advertise the bid and receive two bids, one from Capri Pools for $102, 469 and one from Westport Pools for $171, 816," he said…
Monday, January 10, 2011
City council approved four new ordinances and heard introduction of two bills that have a significant impact on Hazelwood.
Hazelwood City Council started off the New Year with a bang in its first meeting on Jan. 5. The city approved four new ordinances that range from approval of an EMT trainer, to selection of a contractor to perform energy efficiency upgrades on all city-owned facilities. City council also heard introductory reading of two bills that if approved, play a significant role in city living. Bill 4229 is an amendment to Hazelwood's smoking regulations. The bill would mirror St. Louis County's smoking ban that went into effect Jan. 2. City manager Edwin Carlstrom said this bill was introduced to help the city enforce the smoking ban. City attorney Kevin O'Keefe made the suggestion after correspondence with Hazelwood Police Chief Carl Wolf. "The …