Here I want to inform you of some
my accomplishment’s over the last 8 years 2011-2019 as your
Ward 2 Alderwoman of the City of St Ann.
I got in office in 2010, I assisted 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 was replaced with a Rock Rd TDD,
ensuring revenue for street maintenance but only on roads leading to
Suggested Camera’s in the Parks, structured to
reduce damages caused to our parks like the 2 Pavillion fires, graffiti
and holes cut into slides on the playgrounds, destruction of park benches,
to protect our children.
– We voted to Eliminate an entire Ward of the city,
so we went from 5 Wards to 4 Wards by 2013. These efforts were to save
dollars and be able to re-establish a Quarterly Newsletter to better
communicate with the residents again.
2011-Present - Analyze and Question the City’s Budget and
bring the cities Technology use up to date. Currently we accept credit
at the Community Center, Pool, Cityhall, with Golf to follow.
2011-Present - Work with neighboring cities
2011 pushed to return the CBD Grant back to
for use in repairing their homes. See my website @ www.amypoelker.com
front page. Had to reinitiate this fight in April 2019 to keep the money in the residents use.
I Actively Market Businesses & all Community
Events on Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Peach Jar, Nextdoor App…
to get the word out as far as possible.
2011 Fought to get the street St Gregory Court
named on the St Louis County mapping system, as residents had trouble
receiving mail, packages and even pizza delivery.
reopened the cities swimming pool, summer
camp, St Ann Days and put the Easter Egg Hunt back in place after they
had been stopped due to budget restraints in 2010, which were solved
through fundraising efforts like Trivia, Mouse Races, and Glow Golf. (Thinking
outside the Box)
BOA at the Mayor’s
request established the Beautification
Committee – its goals to assist those who have no one to help them
maintain their homes. This committee also reviews housing
March-September and awards per ward - 2 homes and a business based on
exterior maintenance each season.
member of the Economic Development Committee where in 2012 we
successfully gained a Developer for Northwest Plaza now called “The Crossings atNorthwest”. This project was always
intended to be a mix of Business Offices and light Retail, the thought
process being that the Business Offices would create a customer base for
the retail businesses and help attract retail to the city again. Current new businesses are Menards, Rulers, Regions Bank, Raising
Canes-still the busiest
Canes in the St Louis Region, Generation 3 QT, Sprint, Bob’s Discount
Furniture, Starbucks- still the busiest Starbucks in the St Louis Region,
Charter Spectrum and their Training Center, Election Board, Work Force
Mgmt., and a Satellite Assessor’s Office, Cricket, Cardinal Health Care,
3-4 other Call Centers in the 500 Building-plus many other offices, First Watch, Value City
Furniture, American Family Insurance, Save A Lot Corporate Office, Fitness Edge 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 Kwando,
Caterer, Vape Shop, Urgent Care, 3-4 Hair/Nail Salons, another Dance
Studio, Dollar General, Waffle House, We Rock the Spectrum-Kids Gym,
Manhattan Auction Marketplace (MAM), New Construction 10687 St Charles
Rk Rd, new business to locate at 3191 Ashby, Market and Laundromat on June, a Senior Day Care, a Mobil on the Run and
a LaundroMat, Deli, Cultivation Center and 2 Dispensaries.
from walking the business corridor to inform the businesses of the
existence of the St Ann Business Association, I walk the Business
Corridor to ensure they are informed on major events within the city.
2012 Fought to allow businesses to participate
in St Ann
Days. Parade attendees jumped from 30’s to as high as 52.
citizen Maurice Gayden in his fight to Save our St. Ann Quik Trip, at
Wright/St Charles Rk Rd. though we lost this battle originally, I initiated
a whisper campaign to not shop in nearby QT’s and wrote the CEO of QT
and found a replacement business, in the end we won when our Quik
Trip returned August 2014.
2013 Burn Ordinance 2857
2013 Pushed and improved communication between the
City and its
residents. By Re Establishing the St Ann Newsletter, Pushing
information out to the residents through self-paid articles in the
Localite Newspaper since 2011, which hits every household in St Ann,
engaging in Facebook, Nextdoor App, Instagram & Twitter with the
residents and maintaining an Email list where I send out to residents
information who are not on Social Media, Post Cards to the 70+, 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 i.e. - St Ann
Neighborhood Watch, St Ann Parks and Recreation, St Ann Golf Course.
2014 Assisted my partner Aldermen, to push through the
repairs of the
Livingston & Wright Park Playground.
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. 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. These
actions led to action by the EPA to remove the
waste from Westlake Landfill, on March 6, 2018 I spoke
before the EPA, to remove all the waste to ensure the safety of future
ground waters as there were 2 Semi Trucks buried in the 70’s about 50’
down. I initiated the investigation in St Ann on this topic. The
landfill in 2018 is under direct authority of the head of the
there is a plan to Remove the waste up to 20’ and cap. The fight now
lies in the Ground Water
the St Ann Business Association in establishing their “Food Truck
Events”. Most recently 2016, 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/
assisted a resident with a Christmas Caroling
project, about 25 residents sang on 2 evenings.
- Very active member of our Neighborhood Watch Program.
2014 After forcing bids for trash service, I
Negotiated a 2.5% SAVINGS for the City of St Ann SENIORS on their
Trash bill above their 10% Senior Discount, for years 2015-2020.
Attained the Businesses Benefits
through use of our Community Center, Golf Course and Swimming
Pool as a Corporate Membership
2016 Result the Missouri Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional
for St Louis County to enforce their standards over municipalities.
As a result of SB5
& SB572 and especially the new court mandates set by the courts,
a million-dollar loss in revenue to the city, made it clear that if we
are to maintain our current level of policing we would have to be
willing to pay for it, just as then Senator Schmitt had intended when he
wrote and passed SB5. 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
2016 Assigned to the Mayors Golf Course Task
Force, to determine its future and/or its needs. Result- Course operates
at a deficit.
10th of 2016 the First Dog Swim at our Pool
took place, this satisfied 3 years of pushing.
2016 Moved to have the residents view the Entire Agenda
Packet for our
meetings so they could see expenses, revenues and bids etc. just as the
BOA sees them.
received an A2 Moody Rating, praising the
cities sound financial management.
2017 Resolution of the City of St Ann against
vote on a City/County Merger.
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 Create a Street Committee to review our Budget
for areas to cut, to move towards street work. I was given Lead on
this, requested 2 residents per ward. 8/28/17 On April 23rd, 2018
we had our 1st meeting. After 3 meetings the Committee
established that there was not money in the Budget to repair and
maintain streets and that no cuts, we could make would be enough to get
the work done, so some sort of tax would be necessary. After speaking
with residents in their prospective Wards the Committee determined a
Property Tax would not pass but a quarter cent Sales Tax was preferred,
through this method everyone who shops in St Ann would assist in a
Dedicated Street Fund for the next 40 years. Outcome-see 2018/2019
Reduced unemployment in St Ann from 9.2% in 2012 to
6% in 2016 to 3.02% in 2017.
2017 Solved a Street Light issue on St Francis,
Resident Rates at Tiemeyer Pool from $6A/$5C Seniors $3 to $4A/$3C
and Seniors FREE, this
resulted in an 15% increase in use from $86,000/yr. to $102,000 in 2018.
2017 Updates to the Animal Code esp. ADA.
- You Tube Meetings so those who could not attend our Alderman
Meetings can still see them.
2018 an Animal Control Board was established
2018 Outsourcing of Grass Cutting of residential
violations, which allows city to accomplish the cutting faster and at
the Bid Price vs a $500 fine, so the residents win as well by paying the
bid cost of cutting only.
2018Trashreceptacle responsibility converted
to Owner of property vs resident of occupancy. 3120
2018 City use of Blip Advertising – Electric
2018 Lake Renovation and 2019 Fall Fishing Derby’s reinstated
2018 Solved a 10 Yr hole issue on St Francis.
2018- Present, Playground replacements through
Beginning with Tiemeyer by Pavillion 1,2,3 in Fall 2019.
Fought for but lost the battle to allow residents to
have chickens in the city-14/15. In 2018
assisted Alderman Murphy with a re-initiative on the Chicken Ordinance.
On 8/6/18 the Chicken Ordinance
passed with a 4-4 vote and the Mayor saying yes. It was signed into law
9/4/18 worked with residents to maintain our Private Property Rights- when
the Chicken Ordinance suddenly took a turn that would have required your
neighbors to decide if you could have chickens on your private property
or not. Outcome- It was sent
back to committee where it was decided to not bring it back for a vote.
2018 – Figured out American Water Co is
painting Fire Hydrants and
checking them, located contact person and began the process of getting
our Hydrants painted in St Ann. November 2018 painting began.
- With use of the
media, successfully sped up the repair work of the Water Co. on Ashby,
St Gregory & St. Richard/St. Williams long over due from the water
lateral repairs and sewer lateral damage on Ashby.
created a Budget Spending and
Revenue Chart for the citizens to better be able to understand how
their monies are spent.
2018, December – Employee Job Descriptions
2018 November – You Tube to be used in
Zoning Meetings to protect the city from he said she said etc.
When County Councilman Sam Page stopped our Sav A
Lot Corporate Office from coming to St Ann, simply because he did not
get a copy of their Private Lease with the Crossings Developer, our
Board of Alderman stepped in to ensure we did not lose this Corporate
Office. This project was begun by the Mo. Economic Dev Dept., and Mr
Page thought it had begun by the St Louis County Econo Dev Dept. he
played politics with 328 Million Dollars of our Economic Development,
for his own purposes. He believes that when he passed the County
Election Board to come to St Ann that he was duped on the cost. To me
this tells me two things: 1. He must not have read his paperwork. 2. As
he did not have a concern till 2yrs later, this is simply a political
move to remove Stenger during his election year.
ground testing within the city.
a year of working with a Citizens Street
Committee, achieved an 8-0 vote from the BOA on Dec. 3rd to
attempt a Citywide TDD to end the cities infrastructure needs. Outcome
to be determined by a Vote of the People in November 2019.
Fundraisers for citizens in need i.e.;
2014 Women whose wrist was broken in a robbery on Ashby, 2015
Christmas Eve Fire on St Ann Ln, 2015 Family run over on the
sidewalk by the Heroin overdose driver, 2016 St Damian Fire, 2017
another Ward 3 Fire. 2018 a Tablet for the 9-yr. old bit by the
Pit Bull. 2019- assisted with fundraising and items of need replacement for the Family Fire on St
Christopher that totaled the home.
to Present - Continue to Fight
Against the City/County Merger push...They are pushing for One
School District like Chicago's which is 70 million in the RED, One
Police Dept., One Fire Department, One Parks Department, One Streets
Dept., One Executive Office/Mayor. They 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 muni’s 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. Currently
the fight is moving to eliminate the municipal police departments,
eliminate zoning from municipal powers, eliminate the 1% city earnings
tax, the B Sales Tax Pool and all sales taxes the munis collect. But
leave the munis in place and combine the city and county unincorporated
residents with all government offices to move to the city of st louis’
downtown region and a provisional government for 15 months while they
set up a election to run what they establish during those 15 months. All
signs look to include the SCHOOLS AND FIRE DISTRICTS in round 2 should
they win round 1. This will be done by a statewide vote. https://nocofoshojrvbc.tripod.com/amypoelker/id75.html
Had a poll running on
Facebook throughout St Louis City and St Louis County to determine whether
the citizens of these two regions desire to merge or not. Poll result
was 57% against. Even after Better Together and St Louis Strong
asked their followers to vote in it.
Use of Federal Grants to
Renovate those streets that qualify:
Industrial Drive - 2010
Ashby Rd Bridge - 2011
Breckenridge - 2012/13ish
Old St Charles Rock Road - 2019
Federal Grant to apply for is for
Wright Ave and Pear Tree.
These were all typically Million Dollar streets which the Federal Grant pays
for 80% of, leaving the city to pay it's 200,000.00. unused St
Louis County's Grant dollars by homeowner's we
redirected for the renovation of St Leonard, No worries the 2018 dollars are
still available for use by the homeowners, $92,700.00
2019 - In January, Better Together announced
their plan to place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot in November 2020 to create a new Metro City form of government
which would in the end ELIMINATE municipal governments by merging St Louis City and St Louis County. As shown
above I have been involved in this since 2012. When the MML voted to use the Freeholders Method in the current MO. Constitution
I held Petition signings on Feb 9,19 March 19 as well as spoke at meeting in Overland on the Amendment and what it did and
Petitions signed there. I assisted Olivette, in their meetings by sharing my analysis with their residents at their request
and i met with a University Councilwoman at the request of one of their residents, to provide my insight, as well as attend
many other meetings on this subject. On 3/9/19 I attended Better Together's presentation at Des Peres, they didn't come out
so good in this meeting and a few days later when Stenger was indicted they actually used my idea in their 3rd version of
the plan. In total I turned in 22 pages of Petition signatures for the Freeholders Process. Which led to
2 public speaking events at Ritenour High Schools Auditorium on March 15 and April 1st for residents to learn about the amendment
and sign petitions. Have met a ton of resources through this fight and most recently was invited to a Kirkwood Meeting to
assist. Am running Statewide ads on Facebook and Blipboard ads to work to reach outstate MO. with our message of DO NOT MERGE
May 2019 - Had a Senior in crisis, located the information needed and got it to them in time. This may
seem like a non accomplishment to those reading this, however I am just sharing as when most of us run for these offices,
a call from someone in crisis, isn't top of mind.
Learn and know your resources, cause if you are doing this job
right - people will e calling for all sorts of things.
May-Aug 6th 2019 - was asked
to run for St Louis County Council again. Unfortunately lost this race to Bryan Cave Lawyer (Better Together).
2019 - City maintains a A2 Bond Rating and Street TDD process begins
- We refinanced the Community Center Bonds to save $300.000 and walked my Street memo.
2019 - The Citywide Street TDD passed by 66%, thus the process of getting ready for street, sidewalk and city tree
repairs may now begin.
Work on the new playground at Tiemeyer Park Began.
Spoke to the
Cub Scouts for my 2nd year in a row, what a priviledge.
City received a $420,000 Grant to replace and upgrade the
Lighting in Tiemeyer Park, LED will be installed. The PD and Cityhall Parking lights will be upgraded as well, however this
is not covered by the Park Grant.
JANUARY 2020 - Worked to improve the Residential Parking Code.
Alderman Dirck on his Sign Code improvements.
Worked to add an additional Code Inspector to the payroll,
to improve housing and proactively prevent many residential complaints.
Worked to improve our trash
services for the residents by requesting on the new contract that St Ann Seniors get the 20% discount that Hazelwood Seniors
get, and that we allow our senior residents to choose on the size of their containers as the smaller containers can save residents
who do not need a large containers money monthly.
Worked to add Recycle Bins to our Food Truck events.
follow up - Tax begins 4/2020 thus 1st year of TDD repairs begins in 2021. Tracking on my Street Tab.
fighting for a Playground in St Ann Park, inquiries led me to a huge money saving deal for the city but requires some investment.
Unfortunately the area sits 95% in a flood zone. However did recommend an alternative, we'll see if it works out. Will update
when I know.
In the meantime my poll on a Playground in St Ann Park vs upgrades to Vatterott Fields shows more
residents want a playground in St Ann Park.
Overall for the entire city Trash Costs have been reduced by 1.1 Million over
the next 5 yrs.
The reduction in price averages 25% over the next 5 years.
March 17, 2020 - On this date the entire country was shut down for the Covid-19
A series of events had to be put in place to ensure the city survived the Economic downfall
that it was about to embark on.
All parttime employees were furloughed. 20 FullTime employees
were furloughed. Leaving for the most part Just the Directors, Police - who also furloughed some, minimal street dept and
minimal parks staff. The Golf Course became the cities only fee type revenue available as it was the only activity not banned
in St Louis County.
Some of our Seniors would have no way to get groceries,
so I told the Chief that somehow we needed to help them. The Chief came up with a plan to pick up and deliver groceries for
those who needed it. We spread the word, and many were assisted.
Began this trend in 2016
yardsigns and car magnets/stickers
Created the letter below to attract businesses.
you thought about the benefits of expanding near the St
Louis Lambert International airport?
Ann would be a great location in-between both St Charles
County and St Louis City and just across the street from Lambert International
our renovation of our mall 96% completed businesses
are finding it has been well worth their time and money to invest here. Financial
Details listed below.
Starbucks opened with its
strongest open on June 15, 2016 today it is still their busiest store in St
Louis and Raising Canes now open 4 years still toting its highest volume
restaurant in the region, at The
Crossings of Northwest, First Watch arrived just over a year ago in May,
they too are exceeding their projected sales volumes for our location at the
Crossings - which has been renovated to entertain 80% business and 20% retail/food.Aeneas Williams (Previous Rams Player)
placed his church into our old Toys R Usbuilding and Charter Spectrum, the St
Louis County Election Board plus other call centers are located right here.
All told roughly 3500 employees now in this centralized location with retail
and restaurant needs. A Hilton Brand hotel is in negotiations currently. This
model promotes success as the business employees tend to supply the retail/food
businesses, we have found that our anchor store, Menards-attracts from a 20-mile
radius. The traffic counts on our main
strip, St Charles Rock Road (Mo180) are up, up, up! We have two great school
districts Ritenour and Pattonville (top
20 in the State) both of which
have seen an increase in attendance
over the last 5 years. In 2020 North St Louis County will open the PowerPlex an
amateur multisport center that will bring in a projected 2.4 million visitors a
year to play in Youth Sports Tournaments. St Ann’s unique location across from
the Airport will come in quite handy as many of these visitors will fill up
hotels near the Airport 1st. Our Bandera’s does very well there
already, especially during the week with the business travelers. Imagine the
possibilities with the added youth sports travelers.
Ann is a Gem in a Central Location of the region.
Located just off Highway 70 at Cypress Rd and just 5 min from the Airport we
are literally just 20 minutes from anywhere in the St Louis/St Charles Region.
St Ann was built in the early 40’s right after WWII by the Vatterott’s and the Schraeder’
s. In 2018 we celebrated our 70th Anniversary. Our city hosts many
events, including in September the St Ann Days and Parade. We find the Parade
is a great way to promote FREE Advertising for our Businesses to the residents
Six Beautiful parks well
A strong police force in place to ensure safety
and security with a 2-minute average response time. Here in St Ann you will
often see people walking for exercise or walking their dogs.
In 2018 St Ann ranked 7th Safest
in the state of Missouri.
Our own St Animal Pets Adoption Program, with a
large group of volunteers which prides itself in maintaining our no kill
Recently elected as Missouri’s 4th
Both of our School Districts have strong
teachers doing great work and are seeing an influx of kindergartners at the start
each year, requiring them to get creative in adding classrooms. Pattonville
ranked 20th in the State and Ritenour touting an 88.25% accreditation
Our Board of Alderman are
innovative and regional thinkers ready to take on your project with an open
mind and assist you through the process quickly.
With the rebuild of our mall, jobs, places to
eat, places to shop are on the rise again within the city and home values have
gone up over the last 3 assessments.
Our residents have proven over and over that
they support their community recently passing a Parks Prop and a Police Prop
and a Street Prop to maintain their wonderful services. St Ann takes pride in
would be a great fit back in this area, your new concept is much needed in our
region. Menard’s has been here since 2015 and have continued to exceed their
sincerely hope you consider our beautiful city for one of your future openings.
Ann is best described as being like living in a small
town, where your neighbors will say Hi and give you a hand if you ask them but
located in a larger Suburban Area.
see the link below for our Business Packet.
can also contact Dave at email@example.com for one of the many Vatterott properties within the city.
Jeff Eisenberg has a great open spot next to a McDonalds and on a Highway
access road. In Cypress Village Shopping Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(314) 721-5611 x101 Cell:
City Administrator can assist you with information for any of our other local
developer provides the information below.
The Crossings at Northwest
Menard's and the Crossings at Northwest, a
large mixed-use office and retail development. Saint Ann is in the St. Louis
MSA and has robust demographics with 181,746 residents within 5 miles of the
Charles Rock RD, Saint Ann, MO 63074
The property is conveniently located at the
signalized intersection of Adie Road and Saint Charles Rock Road, with
excellent visibility and access to 44,540 vehicles per day directly in front of
the property. On- and off-ramps for U.S. Highway 67 (43,800 AADT) are immediately
accessible, and Interstate 70 (185,895 AADT) is nearby. Located in a dense
retail and commercial corridor, the property is close to several large shopping
center and national tenants, including Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter, Lowe’s,
Dollar Tree, Big Lots, and more. The Crossings at Northwest, a mixed-use
commercial center with a 12-story office tower, big box stores, offices,
restaurants, and other retailers. The Crossings at Northwest’s anchor tenants,
Menards, which attracts customers from a 20-mile radius. Among the center’s 70
tenants, other notable retailers include Value City Furniture; the busiest
Raising Cane’s restaurant in the St. Louis region, which is located directly
next to the property; and the St. Louis region’s top-performing Starbucks.
Centrally located in a busy commercial region, the property is close to many
large employers and important community amenities and is supported by a strong
customer base. The Crossings at Northwest is home to several large offices,
including a Charter Communications call center, a number of offices for St.
Louis County, and Save-A-Lot’s corporate headquarters. The Crossings—which St.
Louis County officials tout as having a $328 million economic impact on the
region—is more than 90% occupied and has over 3,500 employees. In addition,
several other major employers are located within a few miles of the property,
including Boeing (14,566 employees), Enterprise Holdings (5,600 employees), and
Express Scripts (4,100 employees). In total, 168,649 daytime employees work
within five miles of the property. Also nearby are important community
amenities—like SSM Health DePaul Hospital (476 beds and 3,000 employees) and
St. Louis Lambert International Airport—and notable developments, such as the
$68 million multi-purpose ice sports facility that will serve as a practice
facility for the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues. The PowerPlex (600)
employees, a Multi-Youth Sport Tournament Complex and Family Vacation
Destination annual estimated economic impact of $109,000,000, estimated 2.4
million visitors per year.
Household income $56,056, average age 39.7
1 mile, 3-mile, 5-mile numbers.
Average Household Income
Median Household Income
Total Consumer Spending
Percent College Degree or Above
Average Housing Unit Value
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport connects to St Ann
Listen for yourselves Starting as close as possible at 17:30 min into this Council Meeting. Hear the discussion
that centers around the Election Board moving to the Crossings. If indeed they were duped? It is only because they never
read the Contract. As 2 years later they suddenly decide they need to change their minds.
Then go to 44:00 min to
hear beginning of voting on it.
Understand that his problem with this project is that the developer and Sav A Lot will not share their
lease agreement with him, so he can compare it to the County's lease agreement on the Election Board at the Crossings.
Understand that it is NOT OUR GOVERNMENTS JOB, to MANDATE that businesses and developers share their PRIVATE LEASE AGREEMENTS
with them. Understand that SAM PAGE THINKS IT IS WITHIN HIS POWERS TO STOP ECONONMIC DEVELOPMENT, simply because he did
not get his way...….
Better Together has been trying to tell the public that it is the Muni's that slow down the
Economic Process....This attests that the REAL PROBLEM LIES IN BIG GOVERNMENT....as SAM PAGE has STOPPED THIS PROJECT FROM
MOVING FORWARD FOR NOW 8 MONTHS & NOW HE HAS STOPPED IT COMPLETELY FROM HIS END.
AS SEEN IN THIS VIDEO, NONE OF
THE REST OF THE COUNCIL EVEN GOT TO VOTE ON IT....HE TOOK THIS ON HIMSELF.
and yes St Ann BOA will move this forward.
When the Sav A Lot Corp was bought out, a Nationwide Search was put out to relocate the Headquarters from St Louis County
and our Developer provided the deal that kept Sav A Lot in St Louis County.... Sam Page it is not your job to TURN AWAY Economic
Development because you are not privy to the details of a Private Business Contract.
I ask the rest of the Businesses
and Developers out there... Is this what you expect when you are deciding to spend your money here in St Louis County???
Born at St John's Hospital, in 1962, we lived in Wellston till I was 4 then moved to Hillsdale
on 67th St. for the remainder of my childhood. I graduated Normandy Senior High in 1980. My most influential teachers were
my 1st grade, 6th grade, and World History-Mr. Masterson.
My dad was a laborer for the Teamster's Local 688, many a vacation was spent at Camp Pevely,
my love of Horses came from there. My mom was a Homemaker, till the later 70's, then when she did go to work it was with Landmark
Bank in Wellston-now known as Regions. She moved to St. Ann shortly after she began working for the Division of
Family Services, on Page, where she retired from about 6 yrs ago. My grandmother, spent her entire career working
with the General's, at the Federal Record Center Building on Page.
In high school I played 4 yrs of Volleyball, did Shot Putt & Discus Throw for Track, and
was manager for the Basketball Team(5'4"), I sang high soprano in the choir...Our marching band got to march in the Orange
Bowl Parade, and the choir got to sing in the Daytona Band Shell on Daytona Beach, Fl.
As a child, we spent most of our time shopping at Northwest Plaza-"The biggest and the Best"-if
anyone remembers that theme song. NWP use to be the largest mall in the United States at one time. We ate many a meals in
the old Woolworth's Cafeteria-I loved that BBQ sandwich.
My 1st job was an Asst. Dispatcher for the Hillsdale Police Dept. at 15 1/2- a summer program
the City of Hillsdale participated in, for the youth.
My favorite job as a teenager though had to be working for the Airway Twin Drive-In. This St.
Ann favorite use to be located, where our Shop n Save is now. The people who lived in the house at the back of the drive-in
use to take care of it after hours and quite a few of our St. Ann Police Officers got their start in security patroling the
drive-in, kicking out the kids caught hiding in the trunks and keeping the customers safe. What great memories I have from
working there. It was a sad day, when myself & fellow employees had to clean up for the last time at Airway, we sent her
out right though at the end of the night lighting up the bill board & entry way-that we now enjoy nightly as the "Airway
Girl" (Shop n Save) sign.
My best friend met her 1st husband there, and prior to meeting my own husband, I resided with
them here in St. Ann on Krem Ct.
I knew then that this was the area I wanted to bring my own kids up in someday and when I met
my, "Mr. Dream Come True......" that is exactly what we have done.
Our concerns then,(I should say mine as my husband graduated Ritenour) were only
the school district as the home we located was perfect & of course, I was a Normandy grad. (When I was in school Normandy
& Ritenour were at the top of the ladder in school's to attend-and we were very competitive against each other-anyone
remember the Wagon Wheel game?)
We checked out Ritenour and were quite happy with all the information we learned about them,
and still are.
We moved in April 7th, of 1992. Which is kinda funny as i started work with the Airway Drive-In on April
1st as a teen. April seems to be my renewal month, I guess?
When I decided to accept the offer to be a Crew Chief with Wendy's Restaurant on Page, I had
no idea it would develop into my career for the next 23 yrs. Most do not consider the fast food manager to be a very educated
position. However, in my time with Wendy's and Hardee's, I attended many Management Training Courses, etc...Being the General
Manager, is exactly like running your own business. One has to develop and meet their own Profit and Loss Statement's(budgets),
figure out how to make a profit through proper management of Labor cost's, Food cost's, Repairs & Maintenance, Utilities,
etc...The GM must track and maintain their own Inventory, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, they are held accountable
for their Human Resource skills- hiring, turnover rate, proper paperwork/personel manual and signage, etc...We are met with
Health Inspections Quarterly, Fire Inspections, etc... I even learned alot about Equipment Maintenance thru talking to my
repair men, and Pest Control talking to the guy who performed this for me. This job was quite the challenge and very
fun it incorporated everything, I loved...Math, Staying Busy, People, -unfortunately an ankle injury(triple break) ended my
ability to continue in this field-as if one is to do the job properly, I would compare it to being a Tennis player, constantly
switching motion left-right, forward-backward on your feet all day and the ankle just could not handle that any longer. (that's what i get for trying to show off, on my daughter's 1st Kindergarten skate night) I get the same rewards
in what I do now, just not quite as much running around.
My family, you see them above- 2 beautiful daughters and a husband who is supportive and that
I Love with all my heart.
My oldest will start college next year and on Jan. 27, 2011 signed with Kentucky
Christian University to play as their Libero on their Volleyball Team. Her choice of career: Early Childhood Education.
My youngest is in 8th grade, her teacher's tell me she will probably be a counselor/psychologist when she grows up because
she always likes to help everyone else, even at a cost to herself. She too would like to play Volleyball in college and currently
has her goals set on making Ritenour's Varsity team next year. She's quite the little setter...and her teammates voted her
Captain, this season. As I said above, my husband is "My Dream Come True..." ask me sometime and I will tell you the story,
but it is too long to place here. However, Yes he is the 2nd cousin of the St. Louis City-Mayor
Poelker, who is probably best known for his days as Comptroller of St. Louis City. Pretty much, if the last
name of someone you may know is Poelker, they are related to us.
I don't know how much more you may want to hear about my life, but as you can tell, I
have spent most of it here in St. Ann-one way or another-which is why I care so much to attempt to assist
in it's revival.
I am not going to pretend like I know
exactly what to do, but I will use my past experiences and your advice/questions/concerns-to guide my way thru it.
I will not be a politician. You cannot say one thing and do another in my book. And if I don't know something I am not afraid
to admit it, but I will follow up with someone that does know the answer.
A good leader does not need to know all the answers...but they do
have to know how to find them. I was once afraid to coach volleyball, i knew how to play it, but not coach it. One
of St. Ann's prior swim coaches taught me how to coach it, and now I have my own club... Thanx
Zoo Member, NRA, KCU, St Ann Alderman in 6th Term - Unopposed last 5 runs, USAV, AAU V, Operation Graduation,
Pride & Promise, SAPA, SABA, Ran as a Candidate for St Louis County Council-got 41% of vote. RLAC & Ritenour Parent
My Votes will protect Residents, Businesses and
Municipalities from Government Intrusion.
I will Work to continue to bring jobs and
to St. Ann.
I will listen to your
views, opinions, frustrations and needs, and take on whatever is
needed to protect the people and businesses as I have for the past 12
As always I will be honest
and forthcoming of the information I get, so you can be included in the
decisions made, should you choose to voice your opinions.
I will continue to oversee
the repair and reconstruction of our city streets to ensure your TDD tax
dollars are spent appropriately.
As your Ward 2
representative for the last 12 years, I have kept and made good on the
priorities above. In 2011 when I 1st got in; Northwest Plaza was a dead mall
with no opportunities. Today unemployment in St Ann has been reduced from 9% to
3.2%. Housing values have increased from $63,000 to $150,000. The average
household income has increased from $36,000 to $67,000.