Saturday, May 18, 2013
If you haven't mowed your law recently, the City of Florissant is reminding residents to do it now.
With lots of rain and warm weather comes a problem, tall grass. The City of Florissant Public Works office as well as Mayor Tom Schneider’s office is reminding residents to mow their lawns. “We do understand with the wet weather it has been extremely difficult to find time to mow the yard,” the press release stated. “Our own Parks and Health departments have struggled to cut the various parks and properties we are responsible for. So we understand it takes a little more planning and scheduling to get the mowing done” However, several residents have called the public works office with concerns for their neighbor’s high grass, and city inspectors have been out in full force to notify residents of their tall grass. Grass that measures more …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The funds come as the council closes its Home Equity Assurance Program account.
The City’s reserve fund just got more than $62,000 richer Monday night. The Florissant City Council approved a bill that would approve the transfer of remaining Home Equity Assurance Program funding to the city’s reserve fund. In past years, the reserve fund had been a point of concern for former councilors and residents. It’s projected the reserve would stand at more than $7.8 million at the end of the fiscal year, according to the 2013 budget. The $62,770 transferred results from remaining account funds from the HEAP program, which started in 2009. The program served as a safeguard against possible economic loss in single-family homes in regards to the Florissant housing market. It didn’t protect against regional or national home …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The council will look at giving Meridian Waste a five-year contract.
Florissant City Council will decide whether to extend its trash service contract Meridian Waste during Monday night’s meeting. Meridian Waste has provided service to the City of Florissant for the past five years and has proposed a five-year contract extension that would increase customers’ bill in 2017. Many Patch readers seem to support the contract extension, while others don’t share the same sentiment. “I am also very happy with Meridian Waste,” Gene Thoebes wrote. “The multiple companies we had before was terrible. Every waste company had a different pickup day and adding yard waste resulted in more trucks up and down the street. If you have an issue with Meridian I found it was solved faster by email than trying to use the phone.” …
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Friday, May 10, 2013
Place cans of unopened, non-perishable items next to your mailbox before the letter carrier delivers the mail Saturday. They will collect the food donations as they deliver mail along their routes. Locally, donations go to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.
Florissant residents will have the opportunity Saturday, May 11, to donate food to people in need as part of the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). Letter carriers will collect donations of unopened, nonperishable food items left next to mailboxes. Goods can include food items like peanut butter, soups and canned tuna. The St. Louis Area Foodbank received almost 220,000 pounds of food as part of the event. Overall, letter carriers in the bi-state region collected more than 724,647 pounds of food in one day. That equates to more than 591,500 meals. In 2010 it received more than 300,000 pounds of food. The food bank has a network of nearly 500 food pantries in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
West Lake Landfill is an Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is seeking to have it transferred to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A hearing was held Wednesday morning to discuss the matter.
Local residents headed to Jefferson City, Wednesday, to testify before a Senate committee on West Lake Landfill. The hearing is about a resolution Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's urgeing the U.S. Congress to transfer authority for the remediation of the West Lake Landfill radioactive wastes from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). View the bill introduction here. On the West Lake Landfill Facebook group, residents that testified, along with supporters that traveled to Jefferson City, expressed excitement about it. "Got back from Jefferson City less than an hour ago (from) the hearing for West Lake Landfill and it went very well," …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Will you be at Tuesday's meeting? The board will also discuss
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business. The board will hear a quarterly update report regarding the district's supplier diversity program. The last update, given in early February, included stats through Dec. 31, 2012, on minority and women supplier participation as it pertains to bid contracts awarded within the district. See: Hazelwood Schools Minority Suppliers On Target, Struggling to Find Women. At it's last meeting, newly re-elected Board of Education members were sworn in. Council also approved contracts to purchase three new vans and approved bids proposals for contractors to perform building code upgrades at multiple HSD schools. These code upgrades …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The City will host a seminar on how to possibly receive up to $5,000 for a loan for home improvements.
If you’re planning to spruce up your home this spring, the City of Florissant might have the funding and seminar to help in your quest. The City will be hosting a seminar Thursday on its Home Improvement Program and how to qualify and fill out the application, according to a city press release. The city’s community development block grant office offers up to $5,000 in a no-interest loan to low-to-moderate income Florissant homeowners. The loans are only for the use of repairing the home and addressing code violations. Applications will be accepted, starting May 1 and ending May 31 during business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Priority will be given to low-income households, according to the release. The seminar will be held Thursday at the …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
See what else the council approved and read during last week's City Council meeting.
Last week, the Florissant City Council approved the Walmart development’s proposed amendment to site plans, but a number of other items were also approved and read. Check out what recently became law in Florissant:
The Missouri Department of Education will host one of eight statewide meetings in North County.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will host a number of statewide informational meetings on the state’s Common Core Standards, which includes a site in North St. Louis County. The Hazelwood School District will serve as a site for one of eight statewide meetings regarding the standards Thursday evening. The Common Core Standards are a part of a nationwide initiative to have a set of clearly defined educational standards in language arts and math for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Missouri is one of 45 states to adopt the standards. According to the DESE press release, the meetings are a part of the state’s ongoing outreach efforts regarding the standards. The adoption of common core standards …