Vacancy on the Board of Aldermen

On June 17, 2015, the Board of Aldermen will fill a vacancy for  an Alderman from  Ward 1.  Anyone who is interested in this position must submit the “Boards and Commission Application for Appointment”  no later than 5:00 pm Wednesday May 27, 2015.

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The Mayor of Dardenne Prairie

Mayor Pam Fogarty resigned from the office of Mayor of Dardenne Prairie on May 8, 2015. In compliance with municipal code,  the President of the Board of Aldermen, Alderman David Zucker, stepped in as Acting Mayor until the Board of Aldermen could meet.

In a Special Board of Alderman Meeting, held May 20, 2015, the Board of Alderman unanimously appointed Alderman Zucker to the office of Mayor.

Mayor Zucker will remain in office until the April 5, 2016 election. The winner of the 2016 election will hold office until April 2017, which would have been the end of Mayor Fogarty’s term. In the April 2017 municipal election the office of Mayor will be on the ballot for a 4 year term, in keeping with the Municipal Codes of the City.

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Memorial Day

City Hall will be closed
Memorial Day
Monday, May 25, 2015

 

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 25 in 2015). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.

Many people observe this holiday by visiting cemeteries and memorials. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local time. Another tradition is to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon local time. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at National Cemeteries.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars take donations for poppies in the days leading up to Memorial Day; the poppy’s significance to Memorial Day is the result of the John McCrae poem “In Flanders Fields.”

In addition to remembrance, Memorial Day is also used as a time for picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, and sporting events. One of the longest-standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, an auto race which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911. The Coca-Cola 600 has been held later the same day since 1961. (From: Wikipedia, license: CCA-SA)

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Announcing the Summer 2015 Music and Movie Schedule

2015 Summer Music and Movie Schedule

We are excited to present another fun summer of music and movies in the park.  Whatever your tastes, this year’s lineup will have something for everyone.  The season opens with Rickie Lee Tanner, a Nashville recording artist with Missouri roots.  Any country fan will surely enjoy his high energy show.  Several local favorites, such as Fresh Rain, Charlie Mann, Trilogy and Sunset Amusement will be hitting the Dardenne Prairie stage.  Their performances will include a variety of music including your classic oldies, popular covers and top 40.  Our big summer finale will include music by Plastic, an 80’s cover band.  The evening will include an 80’s costume contest with prizes awarded to the best dressed.

For the movie lovers, we have family favorites, Annie, Big Hero 6 and the Lorax.  Another fun addition this year will be our “Throw Back Thursday” movie nights featuring Parts 1 and 2 of the Back to the Future Series.  We hope you join us to see how our 2015 compares to Marty McFly’s 2015 in Back to the Future Part II.

Once again, the Knights of Columbus Council #2273 will run the concession stand at all events.  Proceeds from all concession sales will benefit local charities.  Various food trucks may also be available during some events. We encourage everyone to purchase concessions from our vendors, but if any food is brought in, please keep in mind that no glass bottles of any kind are allowed in the park.

We would like to thank our sponsor, Renewal Windows by Andersen.

 

June 6                         Rickie Lee Tanner (country)                  7 – 10 p.m.

June 20                       Fresh Rain  (Variety, Top 40)                 6 p.m. -  Dusk

Movie:  Annie(2014)                               Dusk

July 11                        Charlie Mann Band with City Lights   7 – 10 p.m.

(Classic Golden Oldies/Contemporary Style Duo)

July 18                        Trilogy (Variety)                                         6 p.m. – Dusk

Movie:  Big Hero 6                                     Dusk

August 1             Sunset Amusement (Popular Covers)    6 p.m. – Dusk

Movie:  The Lorax                                      Dusk

August 15           Plastic (80’s Cover Band)                              7 – 10 p.m.

#tbt (Throw Back Thursday) Movie Nights

July  9                          Back to the Future                                     Dusk

August  6             Back to the Future Part II                              Dusk

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Senior Events Offered by the City of Dardenne Prairie

The City of Dardenne Prairie will be offering several senior events this summer.  Events include on site and off site activities.  For more information on any of the following events, please contact the Parks and Recreation office at (636)755-5308.

Lunch & Games

Thursday, June 18th 

Door open at 11 a.m., Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

$4 resident/$5 non-resident

 Join us for lunch with your friends, and then stay for games.  We have a few board games and cards on hand, or you can bring one of your favorites from home.  Fee includes, lunch, drinks and dessert.

 

 Lunch & Bingo

Thursday, July 23

Door open at 11 a.m., Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

$4 resident/$5 non-resident

Enjoy lunch and Bingo with your friends at City Hall.  Catered lunch, drink, dessert, and Bingo prizes will be provided.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND BUS TRIPS 

Senior Fair

Friday, July 17, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 12 noon

FREE

Dardenne Prairie City Hall

 

Drop by City Hall on Friday morning, July 17th and visit with a variety of vendors featuring services for seniors and Baby Boomers.  This event is free and does not require reservations.

 

 

 

My Fair Lady at the Muny

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Depart at 5:15 p.m.

$75

 (Pick-Up/Drop off will be at Shop-N-Save, Dardenne Prairie)

Join us for a night under the starts for the Muny’s opening act for the 2015 season, “My Fair Lady”. This trip will include bus transportation by Mid American coaches, a backstage tour, a Terrace A reserved seat, water and a snack during the production.

To reserve your space, please contact Melissa at the Parks office by calling, 636-755-5308 or by e-mailing, Melissa@dardenneprairie.org

Please make checks payable to City of Dardenne Prairie and mail to Dardenne Prairie City Hall, 2032 Hanley Road, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 by Friday, June 5, 2015.

 

August Winery Adventure

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Depart at 10:15 a.m.

$45

(Pick-Up/Drop off will be at Shop-N-Save, Dardenne Prairie)

Enjoy a drive through the countryside along Highway 94 as we visit a couple of Missouri’s fine wineries near Augusta, Missouri.  This day trip will include transportation by Mid American coaches and some food.  Additional drinks or food must be purchased by attendees.

To reserve your space, please contact Melissa at the Parks office by calling, 636-755-5308 or by e-mailing, Melissa@dardenneprairie.org

Please make checks payable to City of Dardenne Prairie and mail to Dardenne Prairie City Hall, 2032 Hanley Road, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 by Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

 

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Home Alone and Babysitting Classes Offered at Dardenne Prairie City Hall

Do you have a child that may be ready to spend some time at home alone this summer, or an older child who would like to make some extra money babysitting?  Check out these classes offered by St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  All classes are held at Dardenne Prairie City Hall.

Home Alone Class

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Dardenne Prairie City Hall

$25 per family

 

This parent-child class, led by a St. Louis Children’s Hospital instructor will help parents and children determine the child’s readiness–physically, mentally, socially and emotionally–to stay home by themselves and help prepare them for this experience.  Course includes three workbooks.  $25 per family.

 

Registration is required.

Call 314-454-KIDS (5437)

or 800-678-KIDS (5437)

Press 3 and give:  Class Date and Location

 

 

Babysitting 101

Saturday, June 6, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Dardenne Prairie City Hall

$30 per child 

 

This class, taught by a St. Louis Children’s Hospital instructor, is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting.  A 28-page workbook and light snack are provided.

Topics include:

· The Business of Babysitting

· Child Development

· Safety and First Aid

· Fun and Games

 

Registration is required.

Call 314-454-KIDS (5437)

or 800-678-KIDS (5437)

Press 3 and give:  Class Date and Location

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Local Participants Advance to the Sectional Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

It was a beautiful night for baseball at the Dardenne Athletic fields on Friday, April 17th, 2015.  We had a great group of boys come out and take advantage of the weather and compete in the Pitch, Hit and Run Competition.  The competition consists of 3 skill competitions.  The hitting is based on distance and accuracy off a tee.  The pitching scores are based on the number of times the child hits a target.  For running, the kids are timed from 2nd base to home plate.  Winners in each category for their age group and an overall top scorer for each age group will advance to the Sectional Competition in Chesterfield, MO on Saturday, May 9th.  Winners at the Sectional level have the opportunity to compete at Busch Stadium in early summer.

A special thanks to the Dardenne Athletic Association and our volunteers for making this event a success.

Boys Division Age 7/8

Name                       Pitching                  Hitting                  Running                      Overall

Jackson D.               75                                  102                          101                                278

Leo H.                     225                                 50                           192                               467

Levi P.                    50                                    50                           52                                    152

 

Boys Division Age 9/10

Name                    Pitching                      Hitting                  Running                    Overall

Cameron G.                    75                         156                          148                                   379

Jared H.                            225                         50                           153                                 428

Christopher H.                150                          106                          50                                   306

Austin M.                         150                           134                         118                                  402

Bradley W.                      75                              50                           102                                 227

 

Boys Division 11/12 

Name                        Pitching                     Hitting                Running                  Overall

Grady H.                          150                               50                           196                            396

Victor Q.                         375                            136                       442                           953

 

Boys Division  13/14

Name                       Pitching                       Hitting                Running                 Overall

Justin B.                      75                                     368                       145                                585

Nick M.                     150                                     110                         290                              550

 

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Scam Artist Warning!

Ameren would like to warn customers in Missouri and Illinois to be aware of scam artists who are using Ameren’s name illegally. 

Last year an estimated 1,400 Ameren customers were affected by phone scams totaling more than $23,000. The majority of scams reported to Ameren threatened disconnection of utility service unless a payment was made immediately from a pre-paid money card over the phone. Some thieves have even come right to customer doors. Ameren’s director of corporate security, Tim Reagan, told us “We’ve received reports of scam artists coming to homes and businesses suggesting that there are problems with electrical equipment. Scammers will demand payment for repairs that don’t exist. We never demand payment at a customer’s home or business.”

Ameren offers these tips against scammers:

  • Ameren never demands personal, account or financial information for immediate payment. Never give your credit card, debit card, Social Security, ATM, checking or saving account numbers to anyone who comes to your home, calls or sends an email requesting this information.
  • Ameren field employees do not accept payments.
  • Never let anyone into your home claiming to be from the utility unless they show proper Ameren badge identification.
  • Ameren never sends emails that include attachments, unless you’ve contacted us to specifically request information. Never open attachments unless you’ve contacted Ameren and are expecting to receive information.

Ameren continues to work with federal, state and local authorities to investigate utility scams. “We know how important it is to keep customers’ information safe and secure, and we appreciate any information they can provide to help eliminate these scams altogether,” said Reagan.

If you suspect someone is impersonating an Ameren employee, end the conversation and immediately call Ameren Missouri at 1.800.552.7583.

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Street Light Issues

If you would like to report a street light outage in your neighborhood, please note the number on the light and/or the address where the light is located. You will call either Ameren Missouri or Cuivre River Electric cooperative, depending on which covers your neighborhood.

Cuivre River
Call:  636-695-4700, Press “8” then press “4”, then you will speak with employee of Cuivre River
OR  636-695-4700 extension 220 and speak with Ronda

 

Ameren Missouri
Call:  1-800-552-7583, Press “2”, then press “4”, you will be connected with a “Customer Care Advisor”

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Dardenne Prairie: A great place to live and…SHOP!

Dardenne Prairie has some amazing businesses!  We would like to spread the word on just how great they are and we need your help. Every month our website will highlight one of these businesses, based on the input we receive from you.
Perhaps you’ve received exceptional service, or purchased a remarkable product.  You may have tasted one of the most delicious dishes, or maybe you just like the atmosphere of an establishment.  If this is the case and you would like to praise such fine efforts, let us know by emailing a description of your experience to DPBestBusinesses@dardenneprairie.org .

All of your submissions will be considered in determining the final selection for the DP Business of the month. We may even print your story.

The next highlighted business could be chosen because of you!

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