Editor Aja J. Junior email@example.com
3:48 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Labor groups knew who is on first...when the bill was passed last year...it was not their fault the project did not start then. Wal Mart got everything they wanted this time and more...Florissant not so much! Above ground detention is ugly and cheep and we took it out of the bill last year. All sale taxes in Florissant go into the county pool. Only 1/2 cent comes off the top for the Florissant Park Fund. Even the Capital Improvement Funds goes through the county taxing pool before coming back to the city. Florissants budget still list most of the 'Park Fund' going for salaries and benifits...not the parks. Yep, this mess is finally over...
1:36 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A company as large as Wal Mart went through all the city meetings in 2012 and their bill was made law. Now they come back after a year stating had no idea the property had problems....Really, really.... These folks are not fools...although they have returned three times over the years asking for tax assistance/ TIF or CID's. It was disappointing to see them change the foot-print adding an additional 4000 square feet....but remove a customer service/pharmacy drive thru. Also sad now there is a huge TDD for $5 to $6 million shoppers will pay for with an additonal sales tax. Taking out the pharmacy drive-thur, adding above ground detention, plus those 80 parking spaces in the rear of the store to meet the city code are all zoning issues. First class store...we will see!
7:29 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013
Killer Hill for a last ride...Hopefully
12:13 pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013
Good work Kim Emerson and Florissant City Council. Like a good business...do it right and the services will be first class...do it on the cheap...well you get where this is going!
12:06 am on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The city also has locations with resaonable rates at the JFK and James J. Eagan Civic Centers, plus the club house at the golf course. For many years our family rented all different size rooms at the civic centers for reunions, showers and a few birthday parties. They were very inexpensive and the parks dept. is always helpful to see that needs were taken care of. Only time will tell if the reduction in rates at the Sun Set Park Nature Center will bring expected funds.
11:59 am on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The city received a grant of $250,000 for the Nature Lodge, plus MOST of the work was done by high end companies at little to NO cost to the city. I have attended everts there and would be happy to post some photos. A great deal of labor groups volunteered their services and put in hours of unpaid time to see this project was complete. If you have not visted the lodge, please do so. Everything is finished with high grade craftmanship....wish I could say the same about the builder who built my home. That said, it is within the park system and should be used at an affordable price. If there are problems and/or damage when rented hopefully the city will enforce the contract to have it repaired. Win...win for all!
11:42 am on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Happy to hear this grant application is on going. While Bob Garrett was the seated Councilman in Ward 6, he educated council and administration on all the problems within the Old Town grid that needed attention with it's infrastructure. The Historic District...unlike planned neighborhoods in the city had layers of material on all of their roads which elevated them higher than a residents property. Bob's hope was that over several years all of the streets and curbs could be addressed using the matching 80/20 Transportation Improvement Program.
9:46 am on Sunday, February 24, 2013
Missouri will benifit having Senator Gina Walsh for many years. Gina is one of the most dynamic power houses seated in the Missouri Senate at this time. She understands better than most how important her voice has to be for the Missouri 13th District. Proud to call her my Missouri Senator!
1:41 pm on Monday, February 11, 2013
The city can not stop a business if it is allowed in the zoning codes and if it meets laws already on the books. The City Council job is to make sure all the t's are crossed and i's are dotted with zoning issues...It is not their job to get business to come to the city (that falls under the administrations heading) Also, it is not Councils job to tell one business over another if they can or can-not purchase and build on their property.
9:20 am on Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Thanks Angela...and welcome back Aja!
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