Friends & Neighbors,
Recent Meeting of the Board of Aldermen
The Board of Aldermen met on Wednesday May 17 in Workshop and Regular Sessions. Board actions included:
Approval of permits for the Immaculate Conception of Dardenne Parish Picnic on June 2-4.
Award of a contract to the low bidder, M&H Concrete Contractors, Inc., for replacement of concrete slabs in the Lewis & Clark subdivision and the Bainbridge subdivision. Work will proceed in mid to late June and should be done by the end of July, weather permitting.
Amended the municipal code to allow temporary sale of fireworks at the Town Square Shopping Center.
Authorized the application for funding from the County Road Board for the proposed major upgrade of Weldon Spring Road in Ward 3. Any decision on the application will not be known until August at the earliest. If approved, the project would not likely be started until well into 2018.
A public hearing was held to consider a request to rezone a lot (1.37 acres) in Bates Estates from R1-A (lots of 1 acre or more (43,000 square feet) to R1-D-Planned Unit Development (lots of 12,000 sq. ft.). Residents of Bates Estates spoke in opposition. The applicant made a presentation in support of the rezoning and his area plan to add two houses facing Jay Court. The Board voted to continue the public hearing on June 7 and to consider the application after further public input has been heard. The debate on this matter was spirited, but respectful and it gave the Aldermen much to consider.
Secretary of State to visit City Hall
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft will hold a Town Hall meeting at the Dardenne Prairie City Hall on Thursday, June 8 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. Secretary Ashcroft is touring the State to explain the new law requiring a photo ID to vote in Missouri elections and to encourage people to register to vote. For more information see the link below.
Dardenne Prairie rated among the safest cities in Missouri
Among all cities in Missouri having a population over 5000 the City of Dardenne Prairie was rated #32. See the report at this link.
Economic outlook is encouraging new growth
We are receiving many more calls from potential developers and businesses looking into Dardenne Prairie. The expansion of stores and homes in Wentzville has pushed so far west that some people are thinking of Dardenne Prairie as an overlooked gem. There is room to grow.
Next meeting of the Board of Aldermen
Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Workshop begins at 5:30 pm; the regular business meeting begins at 7:00. There will be a Public Hearing concerning a request to rezone a lot located in Bates Estates from R1-A (one acre (43,000 sq. ft.) or greater lot) to R1-D (lot size of 12,00 square feet)
Come see your City Government at work!
“Shine a Light on City Government”
DAVID C. ZUCKER
City of Dardenne Prairie, MO