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I want to inform
you of some of my accomplishment’s over the last 8 years 2011-2019 as the Ward
2 Alderwoman of the City of St Ann.
As a result of SB5 & SB572 and especially the new court mandates set by the courts, a million dollar loss in revenue
made it clear that if we are to maintain our current level of policing we would have to be willing to pay for it. The BOA
voted to put that question to you the voters in April 2017. The result of that vote
was 61% yes. Thank you for supporting our Police Dept.
- Requested and Held a Public Forum on the Westlake Pipeline built thru our cities along St. Charles Rock
Road. https://youtu.be/dXfiy7Fn6g4 and introduced my Airport Township
Committeeman to the topic which in turn brought Senator Roy Blunts
participation and a Bill before the Senate s2306 which passed and is
waiting in the House of Representatives for passing as bill 4100. Also
informed Dawn Chapman that Maria Chappelle Nadal was one of Bridgeton’s
Senators and would be a good source for bringing attention to the issues
of the Westlake Landfill. Today this Landfill has been placed on the top 10 Epa list, with announcements coming soon
as to how they will address this old nuclear waste site.
- Fundraisers for citizens
in need ie; Women whose wrist was
broken in a robbery on Ashby, 2015 Christmas Eve Fire, Family run over on
the sidewalk by the Heroin overdose, St Damian Fire, another Ward 3 Fire.
Continue to Fight Against the City/County
Merger push...They are pushing for
One School District similar to Chicago's which is 70 million in the RED, One Police
Dept., One Fire
Department, One Parks
Department, One Streets
Dept., One Executive
expect us to believe this will be less expensive, but have left out information
that differs from their agenda as seen here. http://citiesstrong.com/studies/ where
589 Million was left out of their study
of Indianapolis versus St. Louis. Have you seen the condition of St Louis
Cities infrastructure? Many of the munis have Services that St Louis County
does not offer those would be lost. Your Government is only as good as the
people in place. Current leadership would suggest that costs are unlikely to
reduce/remain reduced. When the city took over their police dept. from the
State of Missouri they claimed the citizens would see a 6 Million Dollar
Savings…Current leadership is also NOT LISTENING to the people, as a matter of
fact in one ST Louis County Council
meeting they told a gentleman that speaking before the Council was only to be
heard…NOT for them to answer his questions. http://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id75.html
have a poll running on Facebook throughout St Louis City and St Louis County to determine whether or not the citizens of these
two regions desire to merge or not.
member of the Economic Development
Committee where in 2012 we successfully gained a Developer for
Northwest Plaza now called
Crossings at Northwest”. Current new businesses are Menards,
Rulers, Regions, Raising
Canes, Generation 3 QT, Sprint, Here Today, Bob’s Discount Furniture,
Starbucks, Charter Spectrum and their Training Center, Election Board, Work Force
Mgmt., and a Satellite Assessor’s Office, Lady Jane's, Cricket, 3-4 other Call Centers in the
500 Building and more to come ___________ and in other areas of St Ann, IE; Aarons Rent to Own, St Vincent Depaul,
Family Dollar, Bus Loop Burger, Dollar Plus, SABA Pet Store, Brooks Bible College, Aldi’s, St. Louis Black Belt
Academy, ATA Tae Kwondo, Caterer, Vape Shop, Oriental Dr, 3-4 Hair/Nail Salons, another Dance Studio.
Fought successfully to get St Louis County
to add a 2nd Tornado Alarm Tower to the City of St Ann, we could
not hear the one alarm placed on the east side of St. Ann. http://fox2now.com/2012/03/01/demand-for-weather-radios-spike-after-recent-storms/
the St. Ann Business Association,
citizen Maurice Gayden in his fight to
Save our St. Ann Quik Trip, though we lost this battle originally,
we won in the end when our Quik Trip returned shortly after.
I got in office I assisted an Alderwoman
Sherry Hoffman in her fight to prevent Prop S, a street prop that
would have had St Ann residents paying to fix city streets for 20 years,
so that by the time they were paid off…they would need to be fixed again.
We successfully defeated this Prop. It has recently been replaced with a
TDD, ensuring revenue for street maintenance into the next 40 years in our
business district and not a property tax.
- In 2017 the residents decided NOT to do a City-wide TDD to
solve all the Street, Sidewalk, Trees maintenance issues into the future. We must seek alternative methods
to fix our roads.
and BOA agreed to a Street Committee to review our Budget for areas to cut, to move towards street work. I was given Lead,
requested 2 residents per ward. 8/28/17
the St Ann Business Association in establishing
their “Food Truck Events”. Most recently attained City Sponsorship for
the Event. and here in 2017 the Parks Department has adopted the Event to combine it with their Party in the Park Events
in Tiemeyer Park for a Grander event plus of course Combining it with their Halloween Event in October. https://www.facebook.com/events/474164286127957/
involved with the Ritenour School
District, thru PTO & Volleyball, School Board meetings & the
Ritenour Legislative Advocacy Committee. http://www.ritenour.k12.mo.us/pages/Ritenour_School_District/Community/Legislative_Advocacy_Committee
and improved communication between the City and its residents. Re
Establishing the St Ann Newsletter, You Tube Meetings to begin 8/7/17, Pushing information out to the
residents through self paid articles in the Localite Newspaper which hits every
household in St Ann, engaging in Facebook with the residents and maintaining
an Email list that I send out to residents information who are not on
Social Media, pushed and continue to push for City Website improvements,
pushed successfully to get the city to create or improve use
of Facebook Pages to reach out to residents for better communication
with them ie - St Ann Neighborhood Watch, St Ann Parks and Recreation, St
Ann Golf Course, Jack Rehaegan Pool.
the aid of my partner Aldermen, pushed through the repairs of the
Livingston & Wright Park Playground.
and Question the City’s
Budget and Financials monthly.
to bring the cities Technology
use up to date. Currently we accept credit at the Community Center with Golf, Pool and City hall to follow.
Currently on the Mayors
Golf Course Task
Work with neighboring cities
reopened the cities swimming pool, summer camp, St Ann Days and put the Easter
Egg Hunt back in place after they had been ceased due to budget restraints in
2010, which were solved through fundraising efforts like Trivia, Mouse Races,
and Glow Golf. (Thinking outside the Box)
Aside from the St Ann Business Association,
I walk the Business
Corridor to ensure they are informed on major events within the city.
Businesses Benefits through use of our Community Center, Golf Course and Swimming
Pool as a Corporate Membership
2014 assisted a resident
with a Christmas Caroling project, about 25 residents sang on 2 evenings.
active member of our Neighborhood
Fought for but lost the battle to
allow residents to have chickens
in the city.
Fought successfully to add a Hamm
Radio system to our community
Emergency response systems. Because as of 3/1/16 after 2 tornadoes we still had
Assisted my partner Alderman in her fight
for a Sidewalk along
Wright Ave for public safety. Yet to be installed.
2016 assisted in securing the future
of our Parks Dept. thru Prop R the results of which may also be tracked through the Parks Board notes http://stannmo.org/130/Parks-Recreation
Fought to get the street St Gregory Court properly named
on the St
Louis County mapping system, as residents had trouble receiving mail, packages
and even pizza delivery.
2016 Started a Christmas Lighting Contest
City Meeting Agenda's posted to City Website with same information the BOA views for public transparency.
City Alderman Meetings recorded and uploaded to You Tube
Resolution of the City
of St Ann against a Statewide vote on a City/County Merger.
in St Ann from 9.2% in 2012 to 6% in 2016
Solved a Street Light issue at 10800
block of St Francis, through Ameren Rep.
Reduction in Resident Rates at Tiemeyer Pool
from $6A/$5C Seniors $3 to $4A/$3C and Seniors FREE
Member of the Ritenour Parent Advocacy
Updates to the Animal Code esp ADA.
Sent entire City Code to
Constitutional Lawyers to review and update Constitutionally and to ensure
matches State Codes.
These are just a few
examples over the last 8 years……
my Phone App to stay in the loop and
use your Voices just search “Amy Poelker” in your Google or Apple Play Stores…
Start up Member of Parent Advocacy Committee with Ritenour School District
We used Federal Grants to Renovate:
Industrial Drive - 2010
Ashby Rd Bridge - 2011
Breckenridge - 2012/13ish
Old St Charles Rock Road - 2019
And the next and Last available Federal Grant to apply for is for
were all typically Million Dollar streets which the Federal Grant pays for 80% of, leaving the city to pay it's 200,000.00.
Also with $150,000. unused in St Louis County's CBD Grant by homeowner's where we dedicated the money for the last 7 years,
redirected those dollars for the renovation of St Shawn, St Linus, St Matthias, St Leonard over the next 4 years.
No worries the $150,000 is still available and if the monies get used up we can redirect back to homeowners yearly.