Friends & Neighbors,
The Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen met on March 1 and handled routine business.
MINOR ENHANCEMENTS AT THE CITY PARK BALL FIELDS
In Workshop we examined bids to dig out dirt and rock behind the backstops of fields 2 and 3 and to replace with asphalt. This will prevent rocks from infiltrating onto the field which pose a safety hazard and a field maintenance challenge. The low bidder was Thoele Enterprises and the Board authorized the award of a contract for the work in the amount of $12,070.
REVIEW OF CITY’S CONTRACT FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE
We looked at the work forecasted for the year that is to be performed by the County under our annual contract and agreed to send a check to cover the work to be done. If the county doesn’t get all the work performed the balance can carry forward to 2018 or be refunded. In addition, we looked at several projects for road replacement and repair that the City will handle by contracting out later this year.
APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 4 PROJECTS
The Board authorized application for federal funds from East West Gateway. (1) Weldon Spring Road, widening, leveling, with curb & gutter, storm sewer, sidewalk and walking trail. (2) Sidewalk along Feise Rd. from Georgetown apartments to existing sidewalk in front of Morning Star Church. (3) Sidewalk along South Outer 364 from the Cove to Winghaven Blvd. (4) Repair/replace walking trail along Henning Road. Decisions about funding are usually announced in July or August. If funding is approved we will then seek additional funding from the County Road Board.
REVISION OF MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING SALE OF LIQUOR
The Board examined revisions of the City’s code to conform to several changes made in State Law. After discussion the draft ordinance was tabled until the March 15 meeting to allow time for some revisions.
Spring Baseball and Softball practice will begin in mid-March and league play will begin around the middle of April.
Cricket season begins on March 25.
The St. Charles County Mayors’ Charity Ball is scheduled for April 1 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Proceeds help fund several worthy charities this year.
The application by Walmart for a Conditional Use Permit and for approval of a final Site Plan will go before the Planning & Zoning Commission on March 8. The public hearing begins at 7:00 PM. Walmart has renewed its effort to build a Neighborhood Market and gas station at the NW corner of Bryan and Feise Roads. The matter will also be heard by the Board of Aldermen on March 15. The public hearing at the BOA will also begin at 7:00 PM.
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DAVID C. ZUCKER
City of Dardenne Prairie, MO