Sunday, March 31, 2013
Here's how the city made out in the biggest snow storm of the season.
The Palm Sunday storm dumped snow not only on the St. Louis area but the state of Missouri and other parts of the country. While the remnants of last week’s storm might be gone, Florissant has broken down last week’s storm by numbers and finances. Here’s how the city stacked up:
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:
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Council makes a number of recommendations to the city's charter and gets an update on the budget in the latest work session.
The Florissant City Council has gotten to work on reviewing and revising the Florissant City Charter for the first time in almost three decades. Council President Keith English told Patch Thursday that “99 percent of the session” revolved around the charter, and that it was a smooth process. English said the council submitted and discussed approximately 16 possible recommendations for the charter. He describes the changes as a number of “cleanups,” such as including “he/she” in a number of references versus just “he.” Last year, the city charter became a hot topic as some councilors attempted to pass an ordinance that would establish a charter review commission. However, soon after council passed the ordinance, Mayor Tom Schneider vetoed …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
As the first public budget hearing session gets underway, we're giving readers a play-by-play of what's happening in council chambers.
The Florissant City Council dissects the proposed 2012 budget on Tuesday and Wednesday night in City Hall. For those unable to attend or wanting to just simply follow along, Florissant Patch will be live blogging the meeting as it happens. Check it out starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and let us know what you're thinking as you see it play out.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
In Florissant City Council work session, council members look at 2011 budget to look ahead to 2012.
The Florissant City Council work session proved to be about one major theme—money. Wednesday night, councilors got a realistic look at the 2011 budget as well as some bad news about the upcoming 2012 budget. Finance Director Randal McDaniel updated the council on this year’s budget—with seven months into the year, the budget looks to be on track. Ward 1 Councilman Tim Lee asked McDaniel about the effect the census numbers on the sales tax pool and its effect on Florissant. McDaniel responded that he estimates that in 2012’s budget, there could be a $500,000 shortfall. “It’s not a surprise to the council,” Council President Keith English said on Thursday afternoon. “We knew we’d be in shortfalls going into 2012.” The topic of overtime …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The City's budget, enforcement issues and municipal judge salary are a few of the items on tap for the meeting.
The Florissant City Council formally meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in the City Council chambers. But on Wednesday night, the council hosts its second public work session of the year in the Government Building. The council has a number of topics to discuss on its agenda, including: On Monday night, Council President Keith English said he would add the topic of the municipal judge's salary to the agenda as well. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Councilors have encouraged residents to attend.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Florissant City Council got its first glimpse of what the budget numbers look like for fiscal year 2011.
Although Florissant City Council had a full regular meeting agenda, its executive session revealed some insight into the current fiscal standing of the city, which isn’t great. For a major part of the public executive session, the council discussed the standing of the current fiscal year budget and the overtime payments of employees with Director of Finance Randal McDaniel. He revealed that all employees had been paid for any needed overtime, but some departments had begun to use compensatory time. Council asked McDaniel about the standing of overtime budgets, and he broke it down by three departments: Director of Public Works Lou Jearls stepped into explain the situation with the department. He said that for the past two snowstorms, …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
From the 2012 budget to the overtime pay, city councilors had several items to discuss outside of council sessions.
With the first half of 2011 almost gone, the Florissant City Council dived into its first public work session of the year but not everything was immediately resolved. A major part of the meeting was spent discussing money, more specifically, looking back at the budget for the first quarter, looking ahead to the 2012 budget and reviewing the overtime payments of employees. Without the Director of Finance Randal McDaniel in attendance for an update on the 2011 budget and to assist in the financial matters, the council moved forward in discussion of thoughts on 2012. “This is going to be a tough year,” Ward 7 Councilwoman Karen McKay said. With an increase in utility tax, McKay proposed the possibility of taking park employees’ salaries out …