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Seen on this page are accomplishments that I have either initiated or help push through in my years of service to you. Many of these came from requests/suggestions from you the residents.

 The cities infrastructure and technology was very Archaic, in 2011 when I 1st got in office. Many, many things have had to happen to bring the city into the 21st Century.

Still a work in progress, our current Board members are innovative progress thinking leaders, so we have been able to work together to move this city forward. 

I have been fighting/working for you in every way that affects our great city....

Took immediate Action on the Westlake Landfill, when a Pipeline was dug through our City.

Led the Fight against the City County Merger, when St Louis County came after our Police Department.

Led Citizen's Street Committee in an effort to attain a long term plan to maintain our city streets see info here...

Click here for Updates on Economic Development accomplished during my terms.

Swimming Pool Options Presentation 2021-07-26

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Here I want to inform you of some of my accomplishment’s over the last 12 years 2011-20__ as your Ward 2 Alderwoman of the City of St Ann.

  • Before I got in office in 2010, I assisted an Alderwoman in her fight to prevent Prop S, a street prop that would have had St Ann Home Owners Only 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.
  •  In 2019, I worked to successfully pass a Citywide TDD which will fix and repair our city streets at a million dollars worth a year, for the next 40 years. This tax was not put upon only the Home Owners like the 2010 Prop S was, this tax has our city streets repaired by every shopper that shops in our city, so the responsibility does not just fall upon the homeowners like in the 2010 Prop S.
  • 2010 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.
  • 1998-Present Actively involved with the Ritenour School District, thru PTO 13 yrs. & Volleyball 8 yrs., School Board meetings & the Ritenour Legislative Advocacy and the Ritenour Parent Advocacy Committee in 2018https://sites.google.com/ritenour.k12.mo.us/ritenourparentadvocacy/home

2011

Once Elected:

 

  • 2011 – 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 Financials monthly.
  • 2011-Present -Pushed to bring the cities Technology use up to date. Currently we accept credit at the Community Center, Pool, Cityhall, and Golf.
  • 2011-Present - Work with neighboring cities
  • 2011 pushed to return the CBD Grant back to the residents 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.
  • 2011-Present I Actively Market Businesses & all Community Events on Email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Peach Jar, Nextdoor App, Email List… to get the word out as far as possible.
  • 2011 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.
  • 2011 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)
  • 2011 the 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.
  • 2011 Active member of the Economic Development Committee where in 2012 we successfully gained a Developer for Northwest Plaza now called “The Crossings at Northwest”. 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 Jersey Mikes which completed St Ann's side of this complex 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, Rallies, Waffle House, We Rock the Spectrum-Kids Gym, Manhattan Auction Marketplace (MAM)-bought out by Heya, 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-Heya &______.

Pushed through the creation of SAPA
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Rennovated and Filled by 2019
2012
2012 Fought successfully to get St Louis County to add a 2nd Tornado Alarm Tower to the City of St Ann, as 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/
  • 2012 Created the St. Ann Business Association, and found a President for it.  https://www.facebook.com/St-Ann-Business-Association-202804379876362/
  • 2012 Aside 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.
  • Created SABA and found Rhonda for President
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    2013
    2013 Assisted 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.
  • Pushed ro reignite the St Ann Newsletter
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    We eliminated a WARD to afford it.

    2014
    2014 Assisted my partner Aldermen, to push through the repairs of the Livingston & Wright Park Playground.
  • 2014 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 EPA, currently there is a plan to Remove the waste up to 20’ and cap. The fight now lies in the Ground Water contamination issues.
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    • 2014 Assisted 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/
    • 2014 assisted a resident with a Christmas Caroling project, about 25 residents sang on 2 evenings.
    • YEARLY - 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.
    Westlake Landfill Hearing see video on link

    Worked to pass Food Trucks in St Ann
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    2015/2016
    2015/2016 Fought side by side with Municipal Mayors and Police Chiefs at the St Louis County Council Meetings to prevent Government Overreach by St Louis County Council…our own Councilman Sam Page voted to take away your Police Department.  
  • 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 NONE.
  • Assisted my partner Alderman in her fight for a Sidewalk along Wright Ave for public safety. Yet to be installed, but on the list for Federal Grant Streets.
  • 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 and the City Budgets. http://stannmo.org/130/Parks-Recreation
  • 2016/2018 Christmas Lighting Contest, yearly 2011- present Christmas Light Thank you’ s passed out.
  • 2016 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.
  • 2016 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 Dept.
  • 2016 Assigned to the Mayors Golf Course Task Force, to determine its future and/or its needs. Result- Course operates at a deficit.
  • Sept 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
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    Parks Prop Tracking

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    Began this trend in 2016
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    yardsigns and car magnets/stickers

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    Established the Dog Swim
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    Fox 2 News Showcase see link here

    2017
    2017 City received an A2 Moody Rating, praising the cities sound financial management.
  • 2017 Resolution of the City of St Ann against a Statewide 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.
  • 2017 Suggested 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 23rd2018, 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, through Ameren Rep.
  • 2017 Reduction in 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.
  • 2017Established - You Tube Meetings so those who could not attend our Alderman Meetings can still see them.
  • Pushed to reduce Pool Prices for residents&Seniors
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    Got You Tube recordings of meetings passed
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    2018
    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.
  • 2018 Trash receptacle responsibility converted to Owner of property vs resident of occupancy. 3120
  • 2018 City use of Blip Advertising – Electric Billboards
  • 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 grants. 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 on 8/30/18.
  • Adult Easter Egg Hunt Established
  • 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 responsible for 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. 70 done to date.
  • 2018 November - With use of the media, successfully sped up the repair work of the Water Co. on Ashby, St Gregory & St. Richard/St. Williams long overdue from the water lateral repairs and sewer lateral damage on Ashby.
  • November 2018 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 begun for creation.
  • 2018 November – You Tube to be used in Planning and Zoning Meetings to protect the city from he said she said etc.
  • 8/2018 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.
  • 2018 Achieved ground testing within the city.
  • 2018 After 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.
  • Lake re invented + added waterfall
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    Adult Easter Egg Hunt Established
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    Helped pass Chicken Ord
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    Got American Water to Paint 70 Fire Hydrants
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    2019

    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 Blip board ads to work to reach outstate MO. with our message of DO NOT MERGE US.

    On May 6th Better Together withdrew their petition to Force a Merger of St Louis City and St Louis County. We WON...the battle, though I fear the War is still at hand.

    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).

     

    August 2019 - City maintains a A2 Bond Rating and Street TDD process begins

     

    October 2019 - We refinanced the Community Center Bonds to save $300.000 and walked my Street memo.

     

    November 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 privilege.

    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.

    In 2019, I worked to successfully pass a Citywide TDD  which will fix and repair our city streets at a million dollars worth a year, for the next 40 years.
         This tax was not put upon only the Home Owners like the 2010 Prop S was, this tax has our city streets repaired by every shopper that shops in our city, so the responsibility does not just fall upon the homeowners like in the 2010 Prop S.
       The city never actually holds this money. Basically - the state collects the money, when the city is invoiced we send the invoices to the lawyers to check to make sure they fall within the guidelines of the tdd, the lawyers send to the state for reimbursement, then the state reimburses the city for the invoices.



    ADA Complete Rennovation
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    Citywide TDD Passed - Funds Street Rennovations
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    Assisted in design of New Playground
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    2020

    Pandemic hit in March

    JANUARY 2020 - Worked to improve the Residential Parking Code.

    Assisted 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. Then Covid hit and the city had to make employee cuts to survive. I am happy to say that here in Sept. 2021 we are finally able to reinstitute this with a part time person that hopefully will turn into a full-time position for 2022.

    Worked to improve our trash services for the residents by requesting on the new contract that St Ann Seniors get a 35% discount 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.

    TDD follow up - Tax begins 4/2020 thus 1st year of TDD repairs begins in 2021. Tracking on my Street Tab. And in August 2021 our 1st two streets Jane and June were reconstructed, and many sidewalks and trees were taken care of.

    While 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. So I began to seek input from residents on what else they may be interested in for St Ann Park.

    Trash Bid Savings

    March 2020 - Trash/Recycling

    35% Savings for Seniors 62+

    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 Virus.

     

    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 Full Time 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.

    Halloween and Christmas were coming along, and this 2020 Nightmare was still continuing. Event after event had been canceled. I wanted to somehow find a way to make Halloween and Christmas more fun for everyone. A resident suggested a light contest, so I spoke with the Chief to see how he had run the one a couple of years ago. In the Halloween Contest a group of staff and their families went and judged the 17 homes that entered the contest.

    For Christmas I wanted to include the residents and kids, so we had those who wanted to be judged sign up, I believe there were about 31 altogether. And the residents took the time with their families to enjoy judging the homes. Many participated and had fun…Thank you to all who participated on both ends.

    Trash Bid Savings

    March 2020 - Trash/Recycling
    35% Savings for Seniors 62+
    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.

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    I asked the Chief to help Seniors during Covid
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    A Grocery Delivery Program was set up for them.

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    2021

    Pandemic Recovery
    Re-opening Year

    2021

              Finally, in May the mask restrictions were lightened up.

    And we worked to put in place everything we could afford to get back in service.

    We reopened the Pavillion Rentals 1st

    Then the Outdoor Pool and Community Center Rentals

    I worked to get a Food Truck Event in July.

    I worked to get a Pool Party in which the residents would be free to attend, and Dan Murphy volunteered to cook BBQ for the event…while I spent time informing residents of a possible New Pool idea should they choose to vote for it in April.

    I worked for a Dumpster Day – in which a storm had hit the day before, so I worked for a 2nd Dumpster Day which the BOA allowed on Oct. 9th.

    We reestablished St Ann Days and Parade, the Car Show, Citywide Garage Sale and hope to have a Fishing Derby in May of 2022.

    Dan Murphy will host his Rock Road BBQ event again

    I pushed to get a Halloween Event back in play again. The BOA agreed the residents should be able to participate in a Trunk or Treat.

    Been pushing since about May/June for the advertising for the Golf course and Community Center on the Blip Boards – cheap and effective. And discovered that our Groupon Advertising for Golf had been allowed to lapse without letting us know.

    As of 10/23/2021 both Golf Groupons and Blip Board advertising were in effect.

    Halloween and Christmas Light Contests are again back in action for 2021.

    For most of this Pandemic we have not been able to have contact with residents, I look forward to the day when this is behind us. Had a great time in the Parade being able to see and talk with everyone along the route.

    11 more Fire Hydrants Painted

    No Outlet sign on Douglass Ct

    Need a one way sign on North entrance to St Ann Park.

    Achieved getting the Board to authorize the Senior Bus to go to Bridgeton's Indoor Pool, so the seniors could still swim in the winter months. 11/1/2021


    On 10/21/2021 we got notice that we would not receive a Park Grant for our Golf Course's Irrigation System thus we must pursue some Out of the Box Thinking again to afford this. Personally I would like to see Disc Golf added to the course so we could charge a fee and sell products for it to dedicate all Golf Revenues i.e. Glow Golf and other tournaments to the course itself for maintenance of the course.

     On 11/5/2021 got the Basketball Courts back into service of the residents.

    SEE 1ST TDD STREETS DONE!!! JANE/JUNE IN WARD 1


    POOL STUDY 2021

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    2021 More Fire Hydrants Painted
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    Senior Bus to Bridgeton Indoor Pool
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    Frisbee Golf in St Ann Park - trying to pass
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    2022
    Working to pass the Swimming Park Project and
          a method to Fund the Parks Department into the Future.

    1st Fishing Derby since early 2000's scheduled

    COMPLETION of PROP R repairs requested by the Parks Board and voted for by you the residents in 2016. Minus Golf Irrigation and Pavillion 1 replacement in St Ann Park. Personally believe walking paths in St Ann and Schaeffer need to be replaced and a USA Flag added to the pole in Schaefer Park. Would love to add Cricket or Soccer to Schaefer as well - there is a huge unused grassy area there, or Grass/Beach Volleyball Tournaments.

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    1st Derby since early 2000's
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    Prop R Completion
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    Prop R Completion
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    Prop R Completion
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    Other -

    • 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.
    • 2012 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
    Adie-2015
    Ashby 2019/20
    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

     

    Created the letter below to attract businesses.

    Dear ____________,

    Have you thought about the benefits of expanding near the St Louis Lambert International airport?

    St Ann would be a great location in-between both St Charles County and St Louis City and just across the street from Lambert International Airport.

    With 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 Us building 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.

    St 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 maintained,

    • 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 City 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 shelter.

    • Recently elected as Missouri’s 4th POW-MIA city.

    • 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 rating.

    • 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 their community.

    ____________ 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 expectations.

     

    I sincerely hope you consider our beautiful city for one of your future openings.

     

    St 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.

    Please see the link below for our Business Packet.

    http://stannmo.org/174/Opening-a-Business

    Please take a moment to contact Matt Conley our City Administrator 314-427-8009 Ext 1226.

    http://stannmo.org/directory.aspx?EID=1

    Our developer at The Crossings at Northwest is Bob Glarner he can be reached at 314-865-5700 or bob@glarnerstl.com

    Also, this location has recently opened due to a Grocery Chain take over. It would host plenty of space for your brand. Sits on an old Drive In property. Here is a link to the owners. http://www.descogroup.com/properties/detail/airway-centre---former-grocery-397

    You can also contact Dave at daves@cfvatterott.com for one of the many Vatterott properties within the city.

    Also, Jeff Eisenberg has a great open spot next to a McDonalds and on a Highway access road. In Cypress Village Shopping Center Email: jeff@jeisenberg.com
    Office:
    (314) 721-5611 x101
    Cell: (314) 640-8510

    Our City Administrator can assist you with information for any of our other local developers.

     

     

    Our Crossings 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 location.

    ABOUT Saint 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 years.

    1 mile, 3-mile, 5-mile numbers.

     Total Population

    8,737     61,453     177,678

    2010 Population

    8,762     63,527     179,062

    2024 Population

    8,705     60,858     176,839

    Employees

    6,172     50,848     168,426

     

    Total Businesses

    391     3,286     9,501

    Average Household Income

    $56,086     $58,691     $66,845

    Median Household Income

    $42,399     $47,506     $51,777

    Total Consumer Spending

    $75.73M     $537.61M     $1.6B

    Median Age

    39.3     39.0     38.4

    Households

    3,881     25,940     75,165

    Percent College Degree or Above

    12%     13%     17%

    Average Housing Unit Value

    $115,173     $134,648     $159,456

    Walk Score          55

    Transit score     32

    Bikeable score    51

    Lambert-St. Louis International Airport connects to St Ann Boundaries.

     

    Thank You for your consideration,

    Sincerely,

     

    Alderman Amy Poelker

    apoelker@stannmo.org

    314-517-2378

    3459 Mary Ann Ct.

    St. Ann, Mo. 63074

    www.amypoelker.com

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