Thursday Deadline to Apply for Soulard Taxing District Board

The Deadline to apply for appointment to fill three positions on Soulard Special Business District- residential property owner, commercial property renter,  residential property renter- is 5 pm Thursday, June 29th.

Public Notice for Appointment of Commissioners to the Soulard Special Business District Board of Commissioners posted 6/20/2017. 

This is the Board of Commissioners that administers the special district tax for public safety within the district.

According to the SSBD website, Board vacancies are filled upon the completion (or early termination) of existing Board Member terms, and are initially screened by the Board of Commissioners and approved by the Mayor’s office. Prior to consideration, the Application Petition and Application Parts B & C must be completed and forwarded to the Board of Commissioners.

CLICK HERE for Application Petition

CLICK HERE for Application Parts B & C

SSBD Boundaries
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Monday SRG Safety Committee Meeting

soulardSoulard Restoration Group
Soulard Safety Committee Meeting
7-8:30 pm Monday, June 26th, 2017
Soulard Station, 1911 S. 12th

Open to the Public

SRG Safety Committee IS NOT Soulard Special Business District, the special taxing district created in 1994 and funded by a property tax for extra security for Soulard. See map for boundaries.

ssbd_boundrymapNext SSBD Meeting is 6 pm Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th. Open to the Public. If you’d like on the agenda to speak at that meeting, contact chairman@soulard-sbd.org at least one day in advance of meeting.

The SSBD does not publish agendas or meeting minutes on its website.

The Deadline to apply for appointment to fill three positions on SSBD- residential property owner, commercial property renter,  residential property renter- is 5 pm Thursday, June 29th.

There is also group working on a Soulard Community Improvement District to be funded with a sales tax. See map for proposed boundaries
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Monday Preservation Board Agenda Includes 6 Soulard Projects

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, June 26th, 2017
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Full Agenda

BENTON PARK
1956 Utah
, Burgherr’s Service Station, 9th Ward –  Nomination to the National Register

CENTRAL WEST END

16 Westmoreland Place, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Andy Love & Peasy Love) – Construct 1-1/2 Story Conservatory Addition

4550 Pershing Place, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Erik A. Karanik & Alexis Cosse ) – Appeal of Director’s Denial to Construct Retaining Walls which began without permit

4303 McPherson, 28th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Michael E. & Trina H. Nichols) – Appeal of Director’s Denial to Install 18 Windows

DOWNTOWN
1123-33 Pine, Publicity Building, 7th Ward – Nomination to the National Register

FOX PARK
1827-29 California @ Geyer, 6th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Schill Investment Fund LLC) – Construct Two 2-Family Townhouses with Attached Garages on vacant parcels

MIDTOWN
2840 Samuel T. Shepard Drive, Banneker School, 19th Ward – Nomination to the National Register

MOUNT PLEASANT/BLUFFS LANDMARK DISTRICT
4600 S Broadway, 9th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Southside Church of Christ) – Appeal of Staff Denial on New Construction for Senior Apartments. Project granted  Low-Income Tax Credits.

SOULARD

1851 Menard, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Frenchtown Dog Park/JS Community Builders LLC) – Construct Three Attached Townhouses with Interior Garages on vacant triangle parcel, using BWorks Bldg as model example,

2220-22 Menard, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Stars Investment Group LLC) – Construct a Three-Story Mixed Use Building on vacant parcel, site of 2014 natural gas explosion, using Wireworks Bldg in Lafayette Square as model example

3/31/2017 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Federal jury awards $8.3 million over 2014 gas explosion in Soulard 

1810-20 S 10th, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Dan Holak) – Construct Three Attached Townhouses with Detached Garages on vacant parcels with re-use of one existing garage at alley

2330-2332 S 12th @ Lami, a.k.a Soulard Hilton, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Hank Hark/Ronald Seabaugh) – Construct Six Car Garage-Port and Roof Deck

925 Ann @ S 10th, 7th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Randall C. Brown & John J. Martinelli) – Appeal Director’s Denial to Add Dormer to Alley Building

3230 S. 9th @ Utah, 9th Ward (Owner/Applicant: Scott R. Donnachie) – Appeal Director’s Denial to Install New Sunroom

Monday Drinking Liberally Juneteenth Happy Hour

dljuneDrinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter will meet for its Juneteenth Happy Hour 6:30-8:30 pm Monday, June 19th at Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard. RSVP to mtceselski@aol.com.

State Rep. Bruce Franks will not be with us Monday Night due to Governor Eric Greitens calling yet another special session to raise his national profile and to distract from ethics inquiries at home.

Alderwoman Sharon Tyus will speak on Board Bill 37  relating to Confederate Memorials and we hope to have a speaker on the Voter Photo ID lawsuit.

Rex Bingo Prizes will include
Mrs. Dred Scott, A Life on Slavery’s Frontier – by Lea VanderVelde
Rough Crossings. Britain, The Slaves and the American Revolution – by Simon Schama
Inhuman Bondage, The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World – by David Brion Davis
Common Fields, an environmental history of St. Louis – edited by Andrew Hurley
$30 Bogart’s Smokehouse Gift Certificate
$25 Clementine’s Creamery
Soulard-grown radishes

To sign-up for the Drinking Liberally St. Louis Chapter event notices visit the Living Liberally mothership.

Tuesday Public Safety Hearing On #ReproRights Board Bill 34

defend-womens-reproMake your voice heard! Attend this special evening public hearing or phone/email your alderman and President Lewis Reed. Contact Info below.

10 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Board of Aldermen
Public Safety Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, Room 208, City Hall, 1200 Market

Public Hearing on Board Bill 34, the Buffer Zone ordinance, sponsored by 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia; with co-sponsors 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther (elected April 2017); 13th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin (elected April 2017); 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green; 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn.

Board Bill 34 would protect patients and clinic personnel from unwanted harassment and interference when entering and exiting reproductive-health clinics by establishing a buffer zone.

Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has called the Legislature into Special Session for purposes of prohibiting St. Louis City from protecting access to reproductive health facilities in the City.

Members of Public Safety Committee include: 18th Ward Alderman Terry Kennedy; 5th Ward Alderwoman Tammika Hubbard;  7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar; 12th Ward Alderman Larry Arnowitz; 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer; 21st Ward Alderman John C. Muhammad; 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd; 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro; 25th Ward Alderman Shane Cohn; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd. Board President Lewis Reed is a member of all Board committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and President Reed

Thursday Evening Public Hearing On Confederate Memorial Removal

takeitdownMake your voice heard! Attend this special evening public hearing or phone/email your alderman and President Lewis Reed. Contact Info below.

6:30 pm Thursday, June 8th
Board of Aldermen
Parks and Environment Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room, City Hall, 1200 Market

Special Public Hearing on Board Bill 37  to remove Confederate Memorials in City parks. Sponsored by 1st Ward Alderwoman Sharon Tyus, 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore, 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther (elected in April), 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 24th Ward Alderman Scott Ogilvie, 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson.

This Board Bill has already had a daytime committee hearing. There was no opposition at the hearing. This Thursday evening meeting is scheduled so that supporters and opponents can present testimony on the legislation.

Board Bill 37 calls for private funds to be used in memorial removal.

Treasurer Tishaura Jones has established the #TakeItDownSTL GoFundMe Fund for that purpose.

7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski is providing matching funds for donations $25 and under thru 8 am Wednesday, June 7th.

Members of Parks Committee include 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson, Chair; 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers; 6th Ward Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia; 9th Ward Alderman Dan Guenther (elected in April); 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin (elected in April); 23rd Ward Alderman Joe Vaccaro. Board President Lewis Reed is a member of all Board of Aldermen Committees.

Contact Information for all Aldermen and President Reed

Thursday Community Forum On Police Chief Search

esop6-8 pm Thursday, June 8th
Community Forum on St. Louis City Police Chief Search
Sponsored by Ethical Society of Police
Vashon High School Auditorium, 3035 Cass
Open to the Public
Light Refreshments

Someone from City Personnel Department will answer questions about the search process.

The community will be asked what they would like to see in the next police chief.