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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
Pushed ro reignite the St Ann Newsletter
We eliminated a WARD to afford it.
When an Event becomes worthy of City involvement
Thank you SABA for all your hard work for ST ANN
2014 Assisted my partner
Aldermen, to push through the repairs of the Livingston & Wright
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Attained the Businesses Benefits through
use of our Community Center, Golf Course and Swimming Pool as a Corporate
2016 Result the Missouri
Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for St Louis County to
enforce their standards over municipalities.
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.
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
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 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
unemployment in St Ann from 9.2% in 2012 to 6%
in 2016 to 3.02% in 2017.
a Street Light issue on St Francis, through Ameren Rep.
2017Reduction 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.
2017 Pushed for a price reduction at our pool to make it more affordable to the very residents that pay for it in a property
taxes. In the 1st year it increased revenue from $97,000 to $115,000.
Also achieved Senior IDs last purchase at
62, then they are permanent
Pushed to reduce Pool Prices for residents&Seniors
Got You Tube recordings of meetings passed
so residents could watch later if desired
Chicken Ordinance passed 8/6/18
click ics to read in full size
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 –
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.
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.
Easter Egg Hunt Established
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.
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.
- 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.
– You Tube to be used in Planning and Zoning Meetings to protect the
city from he said she said etc.
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.
Lake re invented + added waterfall
Adult Easter Egg Hunt Established
Helped pass Chicken Ord
Got American Water to Paint 70 Fire Hydrants
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.
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.
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
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.
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 TDDwhich 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
Citywide TDD Passed - Funds Street Rennovations
Assisted in design of New Playground
Pandemic hit in March
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
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.
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.
Got Pickle Ball lines added to the Tennis Courts in Tiemeyer 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.
I asked the Chief to help Seniors during Covid
A Grocery Delivery Program was set up for them.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
The July Floods were the most devasting disaster to hit St Ann Residents during my 12 year term as Ward 2 Alderman. For my
part I worked to ensure the residents had all the up to date information that was coming out on where and how to find help.
Coordinated with Mary K on residential needs as residents informed me of them, Mary k and I worked to ensure the residents
trash disposal needs of the floods were addressed and handled and had food delivered to the employees in every dept, as not
only were they helping residents but also had to help put the city back together again as well. This remains on going still
As it turns out there were several things that residents pointed out, that needed to be attended in the creek after the floods.
Behind Fairway ct there was a huge dam of trees and debris that needed to be removed, to ensure it did not add to future
flooding. I contacted the MSD CEO and he got right on top of it.
Then a resident on Wright Ave, complained of trees down in the creek and one of our employees drove me thru the Golf Course
to point out a number of blockages and trees down there.
What i learned from contacting msd is that the creek is really the responsibility of the Army Corp of Engineers. So I
emailed them and requested they take a good look at the creek and determine the proper course.
Another resident informed me about the box culvert that runs under the airport built with a gate that is supposed to open
and redirect the waters elsewhere near 270/mo bottom rd.
I found a document online from the city of st louis that indicated it had failed in the past and reviewed the land where
the water was supposed to disburse.
It did not leave me with the confidence that it had worked so I pushed to get the city admin to write a letter to the
city of st louis to see if it was operating properly.
Following up to ensure we do our part to make sure this does not happen again, is important I believe.
a method to Fund the Parks Department into the Future. Passed 57.78% 4/5/22
1st Fishing Derby since early 2000's scheduled May 7, 2022
COMPLETION of PROP R repairs requested by the Parks Board and
voted for by you the residents in 2016.
Please forward me your ideas for the city into the
Red lined have been totally completed. See notes below.
drainage – Golf course stormwater was dedicated to the MSD Coldwater Creek Subdistrict….. The authorization for
the study will be on the next Committee Meeting.
Irrigation - we spent a big pile of $$ on the pump distribution system and
replacing the main lateral to the pump house. We applied for the Park Grant for the rest and were turned down…
will apply again this year.
Sand and Tee boxes - we are doing those in house. Tim Callahan who is
an excellent carpenter now works full time at the golf course and will be talking these.
surface – will do has soon as material is available… already approved by BOA. -held up waiting on install of drainage
systems not previously put in place when playgrounds were 1st built.
Backstops - some were replaced/repaired inhouse
Trees - we are in process with the TRIM grant for golf course tree removal just bid out….. will be on
next month’s Committee Agenda. We will continue to apply for TRIM grants every year to offset the cost for the
rest of the parks.
I think some work was done inhouse on the St. Ann bridge.. not sure how much.
gave admin his list for bond issue projects the two pickups were on it. He failed to mention these were for the
park rangers… there trucks are old but still run, not needed yet.
3/30/2022 Successfully Fought Ameren on their placement of utility poles on Cypress in the
middle of the sidewalk making them no longer ADA useful. On 4/7/22 they agreed to correct.
Renovation of the pool like many other projects in St Ann will require additional scope work to include finding out what
caused the previous pool to leak/crack. It is suspected that possible underground springs from the pond or caverns may exist,
so that we can properly build this one to last into the future. Thus it became necessary to keep it closed so that this and
the design architects can accomplish their duties and get us open by 2024.
St Gregory from Rk Rd to Wright
Geraldine Bridge Federal Project
Home values have increased year over year for the last 12 years. What was once an average of $69,400 home value has increased
to an average of $114,900 typically a 19% increase every 2 years.
Unfortunately, as investors were attempting to buy up homes and long time residents were taking advantage and leaving
our great city. (can't blame em they were getting 3x what they paid for their homes.)
This seems to be resulting in more rentals and home mortgages and rents are sky high at 1000-2000 per month.
In an attempt to stay on top of our assessments of our stock, we outsourced Occupancy inspections to St Louis County,
so that our director and his 2 employees can concentrate on outside code and businesses.
A resident brought me this information in the links and I am following closely as it will affect St Ann should it pass.
The Bill is here https://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills223/hlrbillspdf/5996H.03I.pdf
1st Derby since early 2000's
Pool passed 57.78%
Thus the work begins
With the high inflation and the rising interest rates, we put a cap on the dollars that will be spent on the pool at 8 million,
1 million for the building and the rest to pay off the community center cops. So that we can keep our promises and not go
over on costs, to ensure your tax dollars are spent on what you authorized in the vote.
The engineers estimate 7.5 mil on the pool so we added an extra .5 mil just in case to cover it.
The bond was for 12.8 mil
Prop R Completion
Prop R Completion
Prop R Completion
Prop R Completion
Attained a method by which the community center, and golf course would have a financial sustaining source to assist with their
we will be installing a reader board for the community.
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
Grants to apply 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
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
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
2011 I knowingly suggested and pushed to eliminate a ward from 5 to 4, in an effort to be able to reestablish the
city newsletter so that we could communicate with our seniors not on social media. Knowingly = that I knew it was likely my
ward 2 that would be eliminated as it was in the middle of all the wards and could be most easily disbursed.
2011-Present I place articles in the Localite purposefully to ensure that our seniors not on social media can stay in
2011 I suggested and fought to return the CBDG GRANT back to the resident's vs the city streets that previous boards had
sent it to because I knew the seniors would need this money to help maintain their properties.
2012 when stl county replaced all the Tornado Alarms the only one established in st ann was at McDonald Park and could
not be heard throughout the city. To protect seniors and all, I fought the county to get another one placed in st ann which
is now located by city hall. Ch 2 did a news story on this.
2014 I pushed to get the board to go out for bids on Trash. During this process I pushed the lowest bidding co, Republic
to get our seniors an additional 2.5% reduction in price.
2015 Through Prop R I fought to establish the funding to install and create our Senior Sneakers Program which saves Seniors
money in our Community Programs that charge.
2016 Fought to secure the funding of the Parks Dept needs through Prop R. This prop was necessary to save the Senior Parks
Bus as the 2 older ones were no longer safe to use. I literally did door to door, social media, localite and mailed postcards
to voters to explain at my own cost. I also held and spoke at a public meeting.
2016 Mike appointed me in charge, of the Golf Task Force committee. A committee which met to establish the needs of the
Golf Course and think outside the box on ways to repair it. Prop R also helped to repair the needs of the Golf Course.
2016 fought to ensure that all the details that we see in the city meeting agendas were posted in the pdf online, so that
the residents could see everything we see in case they wanted to weigh in on them.
2017 fought for and achieved FREE SWIMMING FOR SENIORS and at 62 the residents can purchase their final COMMUNITY CENTER
ID and no longer have to pay for them on a year-to-year basis.
2017 fought to establish You Tube videos of the meetings so that residents who cannot make the meetings, seniors, ada,
busy parents can still see what went on, as people are more likely to watch a video than read notes.
2017 I requested to be allowed to hold a Street Committee with 2 citizens from each ward to discuss the financial situation
of the city and how we would fix our streets. This board came to the conclusion also, that the city did not have the finances
to fund the street program and that we would need to find a financial funding source i.e., the City Wide TDD. They also established
that the residents needed the streets sidewalks and city trees done. Seniors were having to fix cars due to wheels out of
alignment, tripping on sidewalks and getting injured...
2018/19 I went door to door, sat at events with information, held public meetings, sent out mailers to voters, put articles
in the localite and on social media advertising at my own expense to push through the Citywide TDD which currently has repaired
6 streets, many sidewalks and curbing and trees from a sales tax and not a property tax so that everyone who uses our streets
pays to fix them and not just the residents.
2020 when covid hit, I saw that our seniors esp. the ones that used the senior bus would not be able to go out to get
their groceries and special needs. SO, I ASKED THE CHIEF TO FIND A WAY TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO HELP THOSE WHO MAY NOT HAVE
ANYONE TO HELP THEM, and he did.
2020 I fought for Pickle Ball on our Tennis courts for our Seniors. An up incoming sport.
2020 I again pushed for the board to go out to bid on Trash Services and when speaking with the representatives, told
them that I expected our Seniors to get the same discounts I had eye witnessed, that other cities like Hazelwood had gotten
huge discounts for their seniors. Result a 35% reduction in price from what all other residents were paying and overall, a
44% reduction from what they were paying with Republic. THEN I PERSONALLY PAID TO SEND POSTCARDS TO ALL SENIOR VOTERS TO ENSURE
THEY WERE AWARE OF THE DISCOUNT AND HOW TO GET IT.
2021 I achieved a favorable vote from the alderman board to allow the senior bus to take those seniors who needed it to
the Bridgeton Community Center for their swimming needs with the closing of our indoor pool being evident.
2022 though it had been in the works since the renovation of our lake, finally in 2022 we could have the Fishing Derby
returned to St Ann, this had been a long-term process that I ran on in 2010/11 to reestablish all the events that the previous
boards had terminated due to lost funding and poor judgement.
2022 Began fight with Ameren to ensure Cypress Sidewalks are ADA compliant as they were under new construction which means
they must update to ADA standards. This is still in the works and the Ameren Engineer assures me that it will be done, they
have 4 more houses to get to give them easement. Our State Rep Doug Clemens is assisting me in ensuring they do not neglect
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
In the background I have been working with various state reps/senators to get a bill passed to limit and or freeze senior
property taxes in an effort to help them stay in their homes. This process I began in 2016 when I ran for County Council.
I wanted to share this information with you, to assist you in finding information on what you or maybe your kid could do beyond
school to achieve a NICE PAYING job.
As I understand it, an apprentice will start at a good wage, right out of high school.
When you graduate you graduate with 40-45 College Credit Hours, and apparently, they have a program to help you complete
your degree if you choose to go that route. Great benefits and in this particular union, they do a variety of work... HERE
is where there is a lot of job growth currently as the Baby Boomers are aging out and it is getting more difficult to find
people in these fields.
Lack of laborers affects us all...
Have you tried to get something fixed and were told it would take 2 weeks to get someone to you.
This is why - the industry needs more workers.
Think about it, if you are in need.
These jobs once trained pay extremely well!
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Zoo Member, NRA, KCU, St Ann Alderman in 6th Term - Unopposed last 6 runs, USAV, AAU V, Operation Graduation,
Pride & Promise, SAPA, SABA, Ran as a Candidate for St Louis County Council 2x -got 41% of vote. RLAC & Ritenour Parent