SAVE THE DATE: March 31, 2015 Meet Your Candidates

On April 7, 2015, the residents of Dardenne Prairie will be tasked with electing one Alderman to represent each of the three wards for the next 2 years.

Meet the Candidates
Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 pm
Hall located at
2199 Post Rd, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

 

Please join the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce as they host an informational forum to provide an opportunity for Dardenne Prairie residents to meet the candidates.

This forum will begin with opening statements by the candidates, followed by a question and answer session.  The audience will be provided with index cards on site to write questions. These will be given to the Moderator, who will ask the questions. Each candidate will have a brief time to answer.
All seven candidates have been invited; the number who will attend is not yet known.  More information will be posted as received.

All Dardenne Prairie residents are encouraged to attend and gain helpful insight on your City.

WILL YOU MAKE AN INFORMED VOTE THIS YEAR?

IT WILL AFFECT EVERYONE!

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It’s All About Spring

It’s time to kick off spring with the Dardenne Prairie Parks and Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, Arbor Day Celebration and Earth Day Festival.
The event will take place at
Dardenne Prairie City Hall Park on Saturday, April 4th, 2015.
See event below for times

Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Egg Hunt is open for children ages 0-8.  Children will hunt according to their age group.  The hunt for the 0-2 age group will be at 10 a.m., 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8 will follow shortly after.  Please join us for candy, prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny – please bring your own camera!  Special Thanks to Renewal by Andersen

Arbor Day Celebration please add graphics and lettering
4th grade students from local schools participated in an Arbor Day contest during the month of March.  Essay winners will be awarded at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 4th near the concession stand at City Hall Park.  Pitch Loblolly Pine and River Birch seedlings from the Missouri Department of Conservation will also be available, 1 per family, from 9:00 a.m. until they are gone.

Earth Day Festival please add graphics and lettering
Earth Day vendors will be available from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in City Hall Park.  Vendors will provide free children’s activities as well as information on sustainable living and green practices.   If you are interested in participating as an Earth Day vendor or have questions about the above events, please contact the Parks office at 636-755-5308.

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Mission: Clean Stream- April 11, 2015

EVERYONE can make a difference when it comes to improving our environment.  Mission: Clean Stream is an easy way to do it. April 11, 2015 is when it all happens.

Mission: Clean Stream: Volunteers from St. Charles County and the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St Peters and Wentzville join with Greenway Network and Missouri River Relief to remove trash from local streams and lakes. Mission: Clean Stream started as a joint effort to pick up litter from publicly accessible creek areas. Today, Mission: Clean Stream has evolved into a challenge, or charge, for thousands to do some serious damage to the amount of trash in waterways across the county in just two hours. Families, organizations, and individuals can participate by calling (636) 755- 5308 to register in Dardenne Prairie

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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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Snow Removal

The City of Dardenne Prairie currently contracts with St. Charles County Highway Department for street maintenance. If you have any issues with snowy weather clean up, please call them at 636-949-7305

The County has snow removal responsibilities on approximately 780 miles of streets and roadways, ranging from multi-lane arterials to subdivision cul-de-sacs. During a typical winter storm, the County Highway Department operates two twelve-hour shifts, utilizing 36 trucks and 45 employees each shift. Work is divided between 36 designated “snow routes”, with each route being assigned a driver for each 12 hour shift. It is the goal of the department to have each route salted or plowed twice each 24 hour period, but the actual progress is directly related to the intensity and type of storm. Extremely heavy snow, freezing rain, or severely cold temperatures impacts the time it takes for their drivers to get through the various routes.

The County also has a website for reporting road maintenance requests: http://highway.sccmo.org/highway/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=100156  

Their contact information is:

St. Charles County Highway Department
201 N. Second St.
 Suite 429
St. Charles, MO 63301  

Phone:   636.949.7305 Fax:   636.949.7307

E-mail:  highway@sccmo.org 

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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION- APRIL 7, 2015

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION- APRIL 7, 2015

The offices to be filled are one (1) Alderman for each of the three (3) wards.  Candidates are listed below:

ALDERMAN – WARD I
Dave Kampelman
Kevin Klingerman

ALDERMAN – WARD II
Robert V. Menichino
Blake Nay

ALDERMAN – WARD III
Mike Claspille
John Gotway
Sharon M. West

 

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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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