Planning & Zoning Meeting Cancelled For 12/14/16

The 12-14-16 Planning & Zoning meeting has been cancelled.

If you have any question please contact:

Kim Clark, CMC/MRCC

City Clerk/Treasurer 

City of Dardenne Prairie

2032 Hanley Road

Dardenne Prairie, MO  63368

(636) 755-5311

(636) 625-0077 fax

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NOTICE OF FILING DATE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

NOTICE OF FILING DATE FOR GENERAL ELECTION

 Pursuant to RSMo 115.127, the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri gives notice that the opening filing date for the general election to be held on the 4th day of April 2017 shall be on December 13, 2016.  The offices to be filled are Mayor and one (1) Alderman for each of the three (3) wards.  Filings shall be received by the City Clerk, during regular office hours, at City Hall 2032 Hanley Road in the City of Dardenne Prairie commencing at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  The closing date and time for filing shall be 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Kimberlie Clark, City Clerk

City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS TO PROVIDE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE SERVICES

 

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 

 TO PROVIDE

 

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE SERVICES

 

 FOR THE

 

  CITY OF DARDENNE PRAIRIE, MISSOURI

11-22-16 Real Estate Broker RFP

The City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (the “City”), desires to engage a commercial real estate broker to provide the services set forth below under the heading “Scope of Services” (the “Services”) for the sale of an approximately 10-acre parcel of real estate located at the southeast corner of Highway N and Hanley Road, being parcel ID No. 4-0036-S012-00-0003.0000000 (the “Property”).  The City is seeking qualifications from firms with experience in commercial real estate brokerage services and commercial real estate development to perform the Services.

Interested firms should submit three (3) copies of their submittals. Qualifications must be submitted in a sealed envelope and shall be labeled in the lower left side of the envelope: “Qualifications for Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Services for the City of Dardenne Prairie.” The name and address of the respondent to this Request for Qualifications shall be placed in the upper left corner of the envelope.

The City must receive qualifications at the Office of the Mayor of Dardenne Prairie, 2032 Hanley Rd., Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368 by 5:00 PM on December 20, 2016. Facsimiles or electronic copies will not be accepted as a substitute for a sealed submittal bearing the original signature of the individual or qualified representative of the firm submitting the qualifications. Firms mailing qualifications should allow normal delivery time to ensure timely receipt of the qualifications.

SCOPE OF SERVICES: The scope of the Services to be provided by the successful firm shall include the following:

  • Performing market analysis;
  • Developing strategies for the sale of the Property;
  • Creating marketing materials and advertisements;
  • Coordinating real estate appraisals;
  • Negotiating with potential buyers on behalf of the City;
  • Presenting offers to the City;
  • Providing the City with weekly progress reports;
  • Coordinating the real estate transaction closing;
  • Consulting with City staff, the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen (presentations at public meetings may be required); and
  • Handling all other customary activities and services associated with real estate brokerage services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Respondents to this Request for Qualifications shall have the following qualifications:

  • Must be licensed and in good standing with the State of Missouri.
  • Must possess all valid certifications, licenses and insurance as required by federal, state and local laws at the time of submittal and for the duration of the Contract with the City.
  • Must have an excellent reputation in the local real estate brokerage and development communities.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the local real estate market, have experience marketing commercial and mixed-use properties, and must be experienced in commercial real estate development.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of all public real estate records.
  • Must possess knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws.
  • Strong preference will be given for respondents who can demonstrate five (5) years of active experience as a State of Missouri licensed real estate agent or broker within the preceding seven (7) years.
  • Strong marketing skills as evidenced by sales records.

SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: The following information must accompany your submittal:

  • Firm name and address.
  • Name, title, address and telephone number of the individual authorized to negotiate contract terms and make binding commitments (the “Authorized Individual”).
  • Years that firm and Authorized Individual have been in the real estate brokerage business, as well as any previous names of the firm and previous firms with which the Authorized Individual was associated.
  • Description of the firm including the firm’s experience and the number and duties of the professional staff.
  • A list of all staff members to be assigned to the City with a resume which includes experience and training.
  • Describe the pertinent real estate marketing, sale and development experience of the firm and the Authorized Individual in assisting similar entities, including any and all services for government agencies.
  • List of at least three references when the firm provided similar services. Please provide names and telephone numbers of contact persons for each reference.
  • Additional services offered through the firm.
  • Listing of current litigation, outstanding judgments and liens.
  • List of any and all professional or personal financial interests which could be a possible or perceived conflict of interest in representing the City.
    • Fee schedule:
      • State the commission rate for listing and selling the Property.
      • State any other costs the Broker expects the City to pay relating to the Services.
  • Project Plan for Service Delivery
    • Include a plan, with sufficient detail, that evidences the approach and strategy for selling the Property. Indicate marketing skills, specialized experience and technical competence.

These work items are not intended to be inclusive of all of the tasks required to be performed in rendering the Service. Respondents should expand and modify these items, as needed, to assure a complete, comprehensive submittal necessary to deliver the work detailed herein.

All work products for the Services shall be provided to the City in hard copy form. The City shall own all work products and documents resulting from this RFQ.

GENERAL EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA: It is the intent of the City to conduct a fair and comprehensive evaluation of all submittals received. The City staff will review the qualifications received, and a recommendation for approval will be made to the Board of Aldermen. The City may use some or all of the following criteria in its evaluation of submittals:

  • Understanding of the Services;
  • Knowledge of the local real estate market;
  • Reputation of the firm and Authorized Individual;
  • Educational background, professional qualifications, and work experience of the Authorized Individual;
  • The quality and clarity of the proposed scope of services, and the degree to which the respondent demonstrates a coherent approach to the Services; and
  • The information and evaluation received from interviewing references

ORAL PRESENTATION/INTERVIEWS: Firms submitting qualifications in response to this RFQ may be required to give an oral presentation of their proposal. Additional technical and/or cost information may be requested for clarification purposes. Interviews are optional and may or may not be conducted.

RFQ SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS: By submitting qualifications, you represent that you have (1) thoroughly examined and become familiar with the scope of services outlined in this RFQ and (2) are capable of performing quality work to achieve the City’s objectives.

CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSALS: The City reserves the right to accept and/or reject any and all submittals, and to accept all or only some of the line items proposed by the successful respondent, to waive any and all technicalities in this Request for Qualifications, and to negotiate separately with any source whatsoever in any manner necessary to serve the best interest of the City. The City shall not be obligated to accept the lowest priced submittal.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Firms will be required to comply with all applicable federal and state equal opportunity, affirmative action and minority representation laws.

E-VERIFY: Firms are informed that pursuant to Section 285.530, RSMo., as a condition of the award of any contract in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), the successful firm shall, by sworn affidavit substantially in the form provided by the Attorney General of Missouri, and provision of documentation, affirm its enrollment and participation in E-Verify, a federal work authorization program, with respect to the employees working in connection to the contracted services. The successful firm shall also sign an affidavit affirming that it does not knowingly employ any person who is an unauthorized alien in connection to the contracted services.

INELIGIBLE FIRMS: All firms will be required to certify that they are not on the U.S. Comptroller General’s List of Ineligible Contractors nor any firm, partnership, or association in which they have substantial interest nor any other person, both natural and corporate, having substantial interest in their business is designated as an ineligible bidder or on the U.S. Comptroller General’s List of Ineligible Contractors. All firms submitting qualifications must also remain current and not be in default of any obligations due the City including, but not limited to, the payment of taxes, fines, penalties, licenses or other monies due to the City.

INQUIRIES: Questions that arise prior to submission of qualifications may be directed to Kim Clark, City Clerk, at 636-755-5311.

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Name of Firm                                             Date
By:________________________________

_________________, its ____________


11-22-16 Real Estate Broker RFP

 

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Shine a Light on City Government – 11/21/2016

Friends & Neighbors,

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen met in Workshop Session, Regular Session, and Special Session on November 16.  The Board created a new zoning classification called the C-3 Retail Commercial District (“C-3”).  The C-3 district is intended to encourage development of retail sales stores in hopes of meeting the shopping needs of Dardenne Prairie residents and enhancing sales tax revenue.  The Board then rezoned a portion of the Uptown Zoning District (UZD) to C-3.  That new C-3 zone includes the Town Square Shopping Center and parcels immediately across from Town Square on the south side of Highway N.  Parcels along Technology Drive were also rezoned to C-3.  By removing these properties from the UZD we eliminated the requirement for mixed use, multi-story buildings required by the strict UZD building code.

In a separate ordinance the Board rezoned parcels along Feise Rd. form the Pinnacle Point Subdivision west to the Dardenne Landing Subdivision from UZD to R-1A, Single Family Residential.  These actions were taken by the Board upon the recommendation of the Planning & Zoning Commission and after several public hearings held by P&Z and the Board.  The UZD plan for the Feise Rd. area called for mixed use, multi-story buildings and very dense single family homes on tiny lots.  By rezoning to R-1A we invite home builders to present plans for new housing that reflect the preferences of consumers in the open market.

The Board approved a new, three-year contract with St. Charles County to provide police services for Dardenne Prairie.  We will continue to receive a dedicated patrol officer for 16 hours per day, 365 days a year, plus support from the County Police Department, such as the Detective Bureau, Dispatch, Forensic Lab, etc.  The cost for 2017 will be $330,000.  The Board did consider expanding patrol services by adding hours, adding personnel or both but concluded the significant increase in cost to the City was not warranted, given the very low crime rate in our City.

The Board adopted five resolutions expressing the City’s intent to annex five parcels of unincorporated St. Charles County.  These parcels lie entirely or mostly within the existing boundaries of the City but are not subject to the City’s zoning or building codes.  We will conduct public hearings between now and mid-January.  The decision to annex will be based on a vote of the people in the April 2017 municipal election.

In Workshop the Board discussed recurring complaints from residents in the Tysons Corner neighborhood who report drivers along Bates, McCluer and Henning Roads who speed, run stop signs, engage in reckless driving or who have non-standard mufflers, all of which disturbs the peace of the neighborhood.  The Board discussed several alternatives and opted for enhanced traffic enforcement.  We have solicited information from the County Police as to how we can obtain special police attention to the problem.

The Board also completed its review of the draft budget for 2017. We estimate about $3.6 million in revenue and $3.1 million in operating expenses.  In addition we plan about $571,000 in capital improvement projects.  A six page power point summary of the budget and a detailed spreadsheet are posted on the City website (www.dardenneprairie.org) for the public’s review and comment.  The final budget is scheduled for a vote of the Board on December 7.

We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.  The next Board of Aldermen meeting is set for Wednesday, December 7 beginning at 5:30 PM.  Come see your City Government at work!

“Shine a Light on City Government”

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

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Shine a Light on City Government – 11/12/2016

Friends & Neighbors,

Here is a brief report of the November 2ND Board of Aldermen meeting and the November 9th  Planning & Zoning Commission meeting for the City of Dardenne Prairie.

In the Workshop the BOA discussed the renewal of the City’s contract with St. Charles County for police service.  The proposed 3 year agreement will cost $330,581 in 2017 for one patrol officer covering  16 hours per day, 7 days per week.  The Board looked at the costs of adding more hours or adding more officers and decided the additional costs were too high.  For example, 24 hour coverage by one officer would add $159,000 to the annual cost for a total of $489,000; two officers for 16 hours per day would cost $661,000.  The City recognizes that we have a beneficial relationship with the County Police Department.  The City could not recruit, train, equip, insure and oversee its own police department for what we currently spend.  In addition to a patrol officer on duty exclusively in Dardenne Prairie we have access to the crime lab, detective bureau, SWAT, dispatch, and other services.

The City’s Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Mathew DeWinters, briefed the BOA regarding all the recreation activities conducted in 2016 and his plans for 2017.  The City expects to have a significant increase in the number of sports programs at the City Park ball fields next year and many more senior events, including more day trips. Movies and concerts will return, including some new bands.  Details will be published on the City’s website, through direct mail and newspaper ads.  Watch for news beginning in December.

At the Regular meeting the BOA approved entering contracts with MODOT and St. Charles County to reimburse the City for construction of improvements to Hanley Road, north of Feise.  The $1.7 million project will get under way late next year, with most construction work done in 2019 and 2020. The street will be widened; curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be added between Feise Rd. and Pleasant Meadow Dr.  The City will be reimbursed 90% of the costs, so our share is estimated to be about $178,000.

The BOA agreed to join the “Missouri Clean Energy District,” (MCED) a program authorized by the Missouri General Assembly to enable home owners to finance certain kinds of home repairs and upgrades by agreeing to annual assessments payable as part of the home owner’s Real Property Tax bill.  This method of financing may be preferable to some home owners who do not qualify for home equity lines of credit (HELOC) or who do not want to pay credit card interest rates for major home improvement projects.  Details of the program will be made available to the public by the MCED.

The Board heard more citizen concerns about traffic noise, speeding, and dangerous driving in the vicinity of the Bates-McCluer-Henning intersection at Tysons Corner.  The City has requested stepped up police patrol and will pursue additional measures to calm traffic.

The Board approved a repair project to stop water penetrating the basement at City Hall.  Weather permitting, construction will begin after Thanksgiving and will entail removal of  portions of the concrete walkway at the rear of  City Hall and installation of a waterproof barrier to the foundation.  The choices available included measures to capture water that enters the basement and pump it out or to seal the exterior foundation to keep water from getting in.  The Board chose the more expensive route—keeping water out of the basement.  I concur.  I think it is better to keep water out than to let it in and pump it out later.

At a Special Workshop Meeting the BOA examined the City’s draft budget for 2017.  Total revenue from all sources is estimated to be $3.65 million.  Total expenditures (excluding Capital Improvements) are projected to be $3.1 million, leaving a budget surplus of $545,000.  We have a Capital Improvements “wish list” that exceeds $1.4 million so the next BOA workshop will consider how much of the “wish list” to tackle next year.  Our next special workshop is November 16.  The draft budget will be posted on the City’s website after the next meeting.

At the November 9th  P&Z meeting the Commission recommended to the BOA that the City create a new zoning district called C-3, “Retail Commercial District” and that portions of the Uptown Zoning District including Town Square Shopping Center and property on the south side of N and along Technology Dr. near Town Square be rezoned to the new  C-3 district.  In a separate action the Commission recommended to the BOA that property along Feise Road between Pinnacle Point and Dardenne Landing Subdivisions be rezoned from the Uptown Zoning District to the R-1 Residential District.  The BOA will take up those recommendations at the November 16 meeting.  The P&Z has been soliciting citizen comments and considering changes to the Uptown Zoning District since the summer 2015.  No private development has taken place in the Uptown Zoning District since it was established in 2007 except for City Hall, St. William Apartments, and the Towne Square Apartments.

On Saturday, November 19, starting at 6:00 the annual Salvation Army Tree of Lights ceremony will be held at Dardenne Prairie City Hall Park.  The festivities include choirs from Prairie View and Crossroads Elementary Schools and Liberty High School. The Fort Zumwalt High School Band will also perform.  We will have a large heated tent for children’s crafts and other activities.  Santa is expected to arrive on a Wentzville Fire Truck (FAA clearance for a sleigh was denied).  This is a wonderful way to mark the holiday season and to help a worthy charity, the Salvation Army.  Bring an unwrapped toy for the collection box and help a child have a Merry Christmas.

The next BOA meeting is Wednesday, November 16, beginning at 5:30.  Come see your City Government at work!

“Shine a Light on City Government”

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

 

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Shine a Light on City Government – 10/25/2016

Friends & Neighbors,

The Board of Aldermen met in workshop and regular sessions on Wednesday, October 19.

The Board heard citizen input regarding the proposal to take down the Pokemon Go Gym located at the parking lot on the east end of Barathaven Lake.  Last month some Barathaven residents complained that cars were pulling in and out of the parking lot after dark and people were exhibiting behavior that suggested drug deals were being conducted.  It came to light that a Pokemon Go Gym was located in the area so the complaining residents requested it be disabled.  Other citizens defended the Pokemon Go activity and requested the Gym be retained as is.  The Board declined to have the Gym taken down.  I have spoken with the St. Charles County Police to request stepped up enforcement in the Barathaven area, to suppress suspicious activity in the park after dark and to address traffic control issues.

It was suggested at a previous meeting that the City install gates at the Barathaven and Bluebird Meadow parking lots to be opened at dawn and closed at dusk.  The cost of installation and the allocation of police personnel to lock and unlock gates seven days a week led the Board not to adopt that solution.  It was suggested at the most recent meeting that a part time watchman be hired for a short term to establish a high profile enforcement presence.  We are in the middle of our annual budget process so we will be evaluating that proposal.

The City’s proposed improvements to Hanley Road north of Feise Rd. will be funded in large part by Federal and County money.  The $1.78 million project will cost the City about $178,000 over 3 years while the remainder of the project costs will be reimbursed 50% by the St. Charles County Road Board and 40% by the East West Gateway (federal funds).  The first step will be preliminary engineering design which we plan to start in the 4th quarter of 2017.  Actual construction is likely to be finished in 2019 or 2020.  The pace of completing the work is tied to the reimbursement schedule of federal and county funds (and weather).  The project includes widening the street, adding curb, gutter, storm sewer and sidewalks from Feise, north to Pleasant Meadow Dr.

The City awarded a contract to AMCON Municipal Concrete for about $137,000 to build a sidewalk along a portion of Weldon Spring Road, in Ward 3 and to commence the first step in a multi-year street maintenance program, beginning in the  Dardenne Landing subdivision.  We hope that all work will be completed by the end of November 2016.

The City established the date for the Municipal Election on April 4, 2017.  The Offices of Mayor and one Aldermen for  each of Wards 1, 2, & 3 will be up for election.  There may also be other ballot measures for voters’ consideration.  Qualified citizens wishing to seek the office of Mayor or Aldermen may file at City Hall beginning on Tuesday, December 13 through January 17, 2017.

The Board authorized the Mayor to amend an agreement with the American Cricket Academy and Club for its use of fields at the Barathaven Soccer fields.  In exchange for the ACAC’s financial support for the preparation of a Cricket playing field the City agreed to favorable terms including reduced user fees to be paid by the ACAC.  That arrangement was to begin in 2016 but because weather delayed construction until the end of the cricket season the field was not available this year.  We will start the effective date of the user fee adjustments in 2017.

The Board approved a settlement with one of the three parties the City sued concerning a contract awarded in about 2009 in which the City paid about $23,000 for the manufacture of some building materials that were never delivered.  Proceedings against the other two parties were not affected by the settlement.

The Board opened a public hearing to take citizen comments regarding the proposed rezoning of property along Feise Rd. west of Pinnacle Point to Dardenne Landing.  The property is currently part of the Uptown Zoning District which envisions very dense residential development on small lots and some multi-story buildings for mixed commercial and residential use.  One citizen spoke in favor of rezoning to the R-1 Residential district, similar to the existing homes in Bainbridge and Barrington Lake Estates.  The Board continued the public hearing to the November 16 meeting.

The City plans to have another meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission on November 9 to consider adopting a new Commercial Zoning District (C-3) for the area near Town Square Shopping Center and to hear more citizen input regarding both the Town Square and Feise area rezoning proposals.

The next meeting of the Board of Aldermen is scheduled for November 2.  The usual workshop opens at 5:30.  The Regular meeting is scheduled for 7:00 and a Special Workshop for the 2017 budget will convene at the conclusion of the Regular meeting.  Come see your City Government at work!

“Shine a Light on City Government”

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

 

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Shine a Light on City Government – 10/16/2016

Friends & Neighbors,

My last report was dated 9/12 so we have 4 meetings to cover today.

P&Z on 9/14: New P&Z Commissioner Glenn Rowley (a retired AF pilot and Boeing Attorney) was welcomed.  We conducted a public hearing to consider whether to change the zoning classification of the Dardenne Prairie Town Square Shopping Center and property along Highway N and Technology across from Town Square from “Uptown Zoning District”  (UZD) General Commercial C-2 or some variant of C-2.  The strict building code and architectural standards of the UZD have discouraged any growth of the City’s commercial district for the past 9 years.   In fact, the only construction to take place in the UZD have been the St. William Apartments and City Hall.   We started to examine the usefulness of the UZD in the summer of 2015.  No one came out in favor of keeping it.  The question arose, “To what zone do we change UZD?” This year we are examining the UZD in segments to answer the question, what comes next?  For the Town Square area, we are looking to encourage development of retail businesses that would complement the existing shopping center and help draw people to Dardenne Prairie.  P&Z decided to study a revision of C-2 Commercial uses leading to a C-3 district that has fewer non-retail types of businesses.

BOA on 9/21: The Board approved a new contract with St. Charles County for maintenance of our City Streets, including snow plowing.  In 2017 we will tackle street repairs by a combination of work orders placed under the County contract and construction contracts awarded by the City.  More on this subject below when I discuss the 2017 Budget.  The Board hear from citizens concerned about traffic at the intersection of Barathaven Blvd. and Riparian Dr.  Drivers stopped on Riparian wanting to turn left on Barathaven can’t see on-coming traffic because the sight line is blocked by a fence and a monument sign.  Some residents wanted a 3 way stop sign.  Others discussed the removal of the monument sign and backyard fence.  The City will dig into this issue.  The Board approved the property tax levy for 2016 at 11.25 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, the lowest city tax in St. Charles County (except Weldon Spring which has no city property tax).  The rate is the same as last year.  The Board passed a resolution requesting the County Council to delay its decision to grant a conditional use permit for construction of a short term rehabilitation facility on property in un-incorporated St. Charles County, on Highway N next to the Canvas Cove subdivision.  Residents of Canvas Cove wanted to persuade the developer to revise its plan to lessen the potential impact on the neighborhood.  As it turns out the developer did indicate a willingness to make changes so that only on entrance to its facility would come from Monet Drive.  County Council approved the application.  There is, however, some question as to whether the access from Monet Drive is controlled by the City or the County.  I have directed the City Attorney and City Engineer to present evidence to the Board to answer the question decisively.

BOA on 10/5: The Board approved a small change to the Trail repair and relocation contract that was awarded last year but delayed by weather.  The work is finally at an end!  Citizens from the Tysons Corner neighborhood came to tell the Board of problems caused by a 3 way stop at the intersection of Bates, McCluer and Henning Rd.  Problems include rolling stops, rapid and noisy acceleration away from the stop sign and speeding. Unfortunately, none of the residents from Barathaven (who attended the 9/21 meeting) were there to hear about the consequences of installing a 3 way stop.  The Board also held a public hearing regarding the proposed rezoning of Town Square and vicinity from UZD to some version of Commercial zoning.  Property owners in the UZD requested a change to commercial zoning.

P&Z on 10/12: We held a public hearing concerning possible rezoning of property on Feise Rd from Pinnacle Point west to Dardenne Landing.  It is part of the Uptown Zoning District intended for high density residential and multi-story buildings for shops, offices, and apartments.  Many residents came to the meeting to voice support for rezoning property for residential development.  The final decision is up to the Board of Aldermen, probably in November or December.

Fall youth baseball and softball season has concluded.  Cricket is being played at the Dardenne Ball Fields, pending completion of the cricket pitch at the Dardenne Greenway (Barathaven) Park.  Next weekend is the last scheduled round of cricket on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Come check it out!!

We are in the midst of planning the City’s budget for 2017.  If you have some project for streets, sidewalks or other public improvements please contact your Aldermen.  We have more streets in need of repair than money to perform the work so we must prioritize.  We will develop a draft budget which will be posted on our website in November.  Adoption of the final budget is scheduled for December 7.

Finally, let not your hearts be troubled; only 122 more days until pitchers and catcher report to spring training.

“Shine a Light on City Government”

 

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, at the City of Dardenne Prairie City Hall located at 2032 Hanley Road in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, and before the Board of Aldermen on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as same may be heard, at the City of Dardenne Prairie City Hall located at 2032 Hanley Road in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, concerning rezoning the properties outlined as “Subject Area 1” and “Subject Area 2” on the following maps. The properties in “Subject Area 1” and “Subject Area 2” are currently zoned “UZD” Uptown Zoning District and may be rezoned to “R-1A” Single Family Residential.

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Shine a Light on City Government – 9/12/2016

Friends & Neighbors,

The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen met on Wednesday, September 7.  The BOA approved the appointment of Glenn Rowley, a retired Air Force Pilot and lawyer,  to the Planning & Zoning Commission.  Our City Government would not function if we did not have public spirited citizens who are willing to give their time, talent and experience to benefit the community.  The members of P&Z serve without compensation and they will be very busy for the next several months as we hold public hearings to consider changes to the City’s Comprehensive Plan and to the “Uptown” zoning district.  The next P&Z meeting is this Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM.  We will be looking at Town Square and parcels south of Hwy N  and along Technology that are in the Uptown District.  Some of those parcels may be rezoned for commercial uses.

The City issued a Proclamation in honor of Constitution Week, commemorating the signing of the US Constitution in Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1787.  Ladies from the Daughters of the America Revolution were present, in period costumes, to accept the Proclamation.

Dardenne Prairie has the lowest rate of reported crimes in St. Charles County and we would like to keep it that way.  We do have a noticeable uptick in mischief, particularly in the Barathaven Park area.  Two juveniles in cars were apprehended doing donuts on the soccer fields in the park on Sunday night 9/4.  They were released to the custody of their parents Sunday night but further legal action may be considered.  On Friday morning 9/9, after heavy rains, a minor driving a dune buggy on the City Park baseball fields caused damage to the playing surfaces of both infields.  Police located the culprit and issued tickets for trespass and damaging public property.

It was reported to the BOA that people are driving into the parking lot at Barathaven Park after dark and then being met by a series of other cars that come and go over the period of about an hour in a suspicious manner.  Some folks want the City to erect gates to close off the parking lot at night.  In addition to the cost to buy and install the gates we would need to insure the gates are locked and unlocked every day.  Our policeman on duty could do it but I question whether that is the best use of the patrolman’s time twice a day.  I will urge the St. Charles County Police to catch these suspicious drivers and determine, as I suspect, if they are dealing drugs.

The Board heard from a representative of the Canvas Cove subdivision about the proposed 38 bed short term physical rehabilitation facility planned for a 6 acre parcel at the intersection of Old Hwy N and Monet Drive.  The parcel is located in unincorporated St. Charles County, one of several parcels in or next to Dardenne Prairie.  I will urge the County Council to defer a final decision on the proposed development while the residents of Canvas Cove gather more information about the project.  Both the County and the City’s Comprehensive Plans envision the property along Old Hwy N to be developed for commercial uses, but this particular parcel is partly nestled in Canvas Cove and is currently heavily wooded along the boundary next to the subdivision.

This proposed project is under the jurisdiction of the County and points to the need for the City to annex the many parcels around town where something like this County project could get approval regardless of what Dardenne Prairie wants.  We will start the process of voluntary annexations this fall and will prepare the way for involuntary annexations next spring (voter approval is required).

The first game of the American Cricket Academy (youth cricket) was scheduled for the Dardenne Prairie baseball field on September 10 but we had to postpone it because of field conditions (too much rain, plus donuts by the dune buggy).  We will provide a “raincheck.”

Finally, Prairie Day is this Saturday, September 17.  Check the City website for details (www.dardenneprairie.org).  It will be bigger and better than ever and admission is FREE!!  Fireworks at about 8:30 PM.  Contagious takes the stage at 6:00 PM.  Kids’ activities, food trucks, vendor booths and entertainment start at Noon.

The next BOA meeting is Wednesday September 21.  Workshop begins at 5:30 and the business meeting begins at 7:00.  Come see your City Government at work.

 

“Shine a Light on City Government”

DAVID C. ZUCKER

Mayor,

City of Dardenne Prairie, MO

636-755-5306

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Youth Cricket – **EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS**

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**EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO FIELD CONDITIONS**

Youth Cricket comes to Dardenne Prairie, Missouri. The American Cricket Academy & Club has landed in Dardenne Prairie and is kicking off the season at the Dardenne Prairie Baseball Fields at City Hall Park, 2032 Hanley Road, Dardenne Prairie, MO on Saturday September 10th, 2016 at 7:00PM. Come out and enjoy the evening as we cheer on the teams. Cricket teams will continue to play at the Dardenne Prairie Baseball Fields until the construction of the official pitch is complete at Barathaven Park. For more information or to register for camps please visit www.americancricketacademy.org.

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