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.” …
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:
Monday, April 29, 2013
The extension could bring a 60 cents increase in the next few years.
With Meridian Waste in its last contracted year of service, the Florissant City Council will weigh a new agreement with the company at its next council meeting. The new five-year agreement would not increase the current price for residential customers for the first three years, but it could at the start of the fourth year, according to the proposed contract. The City of Florissant has contracted with the waste collection service since 2009 and extended its contract in 2011. Under the proposed agreement, which had its first reading at the April 22 City Council meeting, the new contract would begin April 1, 2014 with the trash and recycling cost kept at $14.90 per month. Other prices would include the following: If the Council agreed to …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
One of Caputa's first order of businessman as councilman was to vote on the Walmart development.
When Florissant City Council voted for the Walmart development Monday night, it voted with a full council for the first time in the past few months. Ward 4 gained a new councilman when Mayor Tom Schneider swore in Jeff Caputa. He filled the vacancy on the council left by Keith English, who was elected 68th district representative in November. Caputa ran an unopposed race and earlier this month officially won the seat. "It was a surprise to me that I ran unopposed," Caputa said in an earlier interview. He's also already got some ideas of issues he's like to address, such as recycling, taking care of the trail near Sunset Park and getting a schedule for street cleaning to residents. "I'm going to try and keep up what Mr. English did,” he …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Council could take the final vote on the proposed amendment to the development Monday night.
Along with swearing in a new councilman Monday night, the Florissant City Council could take on the final vote of the Walmart proposed amendment. Jeff Caputa who captured the Ward 4 council seat will be sworn in during the council meeting. Caputa fills the vacated seat of Keith English, who won the District 68 state representative seat in November. The Council will also look at the proposed amendment to Walmart, which would alter the site’s rotation as well as change other site aspects. Councilors approved the Walmart development originally last year. (RELATED: Florissant Walmart Shows New Plans, Financing Option) The Walmart development would be placed at 3350 and 3400 N. Highway 67 and 3605 Seville. For the full agenda, check out the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The city looks to be on track in most areas of the projected budget.
The Florissant City Council pressed on to review the first quarter budget for the city, even though the city finance director Randy McDaniel wasn’t available for the Monday night meeting. So far in fiscal year 2013, the City of Florissant is on track in spending and ahead of the curve in revenue. According to the city’s financial documents, the city’s revenue increased ahead of projected budget figures by 2.4 percent. The capital improvement fund saw the most gain with 6.8 percent and park improvement saw 1.7 percent. In spending, the city appears to be on track on most items, too. City documents note that the figures could be positive or negative as the rest of the year progresses, though. During the Council work session, Ward 1 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The council also passed a number of bills during Monday night's meeting.
While the Walmart public hearing was the main attraction of Monday night’s City Council meeting, a number of other items were up for vote. Here’s what the council decided on those items:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The petitioner laid out a number of updates during its public hearing at City Council.
Walmart petitioner Jeff Otto showed new plans for the Florissant Walmart site and discussed its new public assistance venture during its public hearing Monday night. The public hearing had been postponed and rescheduled since late January. (To get more coverage of Walmart and other Florissant issues, subscribe to our daily newsletter for free!) Otto showed the Walmart store will now be rotated in response to some geotechnical issues found with the property. With the rotation of the store, this changes a few things, including: Otto also said the site will be financed by a Transportation Development District (TDD). According to the Missouri Business and Community Services Division, a TDD can be created and be responsible for developing, …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The council also did the first reading on a number of bills.
Florissant City Council approved a number of bills Monday night, including two for the appropriation of software and change in the grading scale for the new recreation superintendent. The Council also granted requests and did the first reading on a number of bills, including the following: