May 1, 2015- City Hall Phone Problem

City Hall phones are currently experiencing outages.  If you are unable to connect to City Hall by phone, please use the e-mail form listed under “contact”on the left side on the home page.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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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Electronics Recycling on May 2nd

WavesCo I.T. Solutions along with the City of Dardenne Prairie have joined forces to provide you with an easy and environmentally friendly way to recycle your electronics. A drop off point will be provided in the parking lot of Morning Star Church, located at 1600 Feise Road, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 on Saturday May 2nd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

For additional information please go to www.WavesCoRecycle.com to learn more about the event and the items you can bring. If you’re a midsize to large business, visit the website to learn how you can arrange for a pickup at your own 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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April is Safe Digging Month

Dangers to Home Owners
Survey finds 51 percent of homeowners who plan to dig will put themselves and others at risk by not calling 811 before starting.

DIYers’ failure to call 811 before digging for landscaping and other projects can damage underground gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines. The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, announced results from a recent survey that found 51 percent of American homeowners who plan to dig  for projects that include landscaping, installing a fence or mailbox, and building a deck or patio, will put themselves and communities at risk by not calling 811 to learn the approximate location of underground utilities.  Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities increases the likelihood of an unintentional damage, which can cause serious injuries, service disruptions and repair costs. An underground utility line is damaged every six minutes nationwide because someone decided to dig without first calling 811, according to CGA data.  Everyone who calls 811 a few days before digging is connected to a local one call notification center that will take the caller’s information and communicate it to local utility companies. Professional locators will then visit the dig site to mark the approximate location of underground utility lines with spray paint or flags. Once a site has been accurately marked, it is safe to begin digging around the marked areas.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Dardenne Prairie Volunteer Program

Dardenne Prairie Volunteer Program

The City of Dardenne Prairie is developing a volunteer program.  Senior citizens, high school and college students, families and singles, church groups and organizations, anyone with an interest in community service can choose to volunteer their time and talents. Volunteering can also help students make career choices and fulfill service hour requirements.  If you are interested in helping our community grow through personal involvement, please send Patti an e-mail.  patti@dardenneprairie.org

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2010 U.S. Census Results

U.S. Census Bureau showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010, was 308,745,538. The 2010 Census also shows Dardenne Prairie’s current population at 11,494. That is a gain of 7110 residents, an increase of 162% since the 2000 Census was taken which had our population at 4384. The Census Bureau provides information on 2010 Census population totals, click here to visit their website for more details.

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