Wednesday LRA Meeting: 70 Offers to Purchase & Mow To Own

Pierre Laclede Statue8:30 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016
St. Louis City Land Reutilization Authority Meeting
St Louis Development Corporation Board Room (2nd Floor)
1520 Market (City Hall West)

Agenda
70 Offers to Purchase
9 Garden Leases
3 Donations
2 Miscellaneous
Resolution Authorizing “Mow to Own” Program

LRA receives title to all tax delinquent properties not sold at Sheriff’s Sale as well as donated properties. SLDC maintains (sorta), markets, sells properties, and leases lots for gardens.

A few of the many Offers to Purchase, Donations, and Garden Leases…

Benton Park West
3229 Pennsylvania, 2 story brick residence (9th Ward): $1,500 Offer by Carlisha L. Amos

Downtown
316 Lombard, vacant lot (7th Ward): $4,915  Offer by MU Investment Property LLC (David Scobee)

Fox Park
2721 Accomac, side lot (6th Ward): $500 Offer by Patrice M. Bryan
2736 & 2738 Geyer, side lots (6th Ward): $3,000 Offer by Willard Botkin
2136 Oregon, side lot (6th Ward): $5 Offer by Nexus Real Estate & Construction Group LLC (Ben Myers)

Lafayette Square
2339-2345 Rutger, four vacant lots (6th Ward): Double Offer: $16,000 Offer by Joy & Henry F Owens IV; $48,000 Offer by Design & Restoration LLC (Leonard S Adewunmi)

McKinley Heights
2208 Charless, side lot (7th Ward): $2,111 Offer from Kimberly Poor
2212-2222 Gaines, four vacant lots (7th Ward): $23,438 Offer by Equity Trust (Jorel L Poor)

Soulard
2115 S 7th, vacant lot (7th Ward): $1,000 Offer by Frank Armstrong

Tower Grove East
2928 Minnesota, 1 story brick resident (6th Ward): $1,500 Offer by Orland0 D Watford Jr

Fox Park/Tower Grove East/Tower Grove South
13 vacant lots in 6th, 7th, 15th Wards: $46,050 Offer by Ryan W. Sheridan
2735 Allen, 2812 Magnolia, 2846 Nebraska, 2348-2350 Michigan, 2601 Michigan, 2900-2902 Michigan, 2354 Virginia, 2255 California, 2639 Shenandoah, 2655 Shenandoah, 4250 Connecticut

If you have an interest in exploring ownership of an LRA property or establishing a community garden on a vacant lot, check out the LRA Property Database.

– Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

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Tuesday Filing Deadline for August Primary

wakeupamericaIn St. Louis City, Democratic, Republican, and Green Party candidates are filing for…
Circuit Attorney ($50 Filing Fee)
Sheriff ($50 Filing Fee)
Treasurer ($50 Filing Fee)
Political Party Ward Committeeman and Committeewoman ($100 Filing Fee)

You must file for these offices by 5 pm Tuesday, March 29, at St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners, 300 N Tucker.

Most recent candidate filings posted by Board of Election Commissioners 
City Filing Requirements/Information

At the State level, in Missouri, Democratic, Republican, Libertarian Party, and Constitution Party candidates are filing for…
U.S. Senator ($200 Filing Fee)
All Congressional District U.S. Representative seats ($100 Filing Fee)
Governor ($200 Filing Fee)
Lieutenant Governor ($200 Filing Fee)
Secretary of State ($200 Filing Fee)
Attorney General ($200 Filing Fee)
State Treasurer ($200 Filing Fee)
Odd Numbered District State Senate seats ($100 Filing Fee)
All State Representative seats ($50 Filing Fee)

You must file for these offices by 5 pm Tuesday, March 29, at Elections Division, Secretary of State’s Office, Kirkpatrick State Information Center, Room 337, 600 W. Main, Jefferson City.

Most recent candidate filings posted by Missouri Secretary of State
State Filing Information

Monday Preservation Board Agenda Includes Lafayette Lofts, Again

Pierre Laclede Statue4 pm Monday, March 28, 2016
St. Louis Preservation Board
1520 Market (City Hall West), Room 2000

Agenda

Benton Park
2800 McNair, 9th Ward (Owner: Gary and Diane Lindsay) – Appeal of Denial for conversion of window to door on public facade

Central West End

230 N Kingshighway, 28th Ward (Owner: Chase Park Plaza Hotel LLC) – Preliminary Review of exterior alterations to 27th story penthouse

4615 Pershing, 28th Ward (Owner: William F. and Janice Forsyth) – Appeal of Denial for modification of front steps and installation of knee walls

4531 McPherson, 28th Ward (Owner: Veal Realty LLC) – Appeal of Denial for retaining landscape wall installed without permit

Soulard
815 Ann (previously Lafayette School), 7th Ward (Owner: 815 Ann LLC) – Appeal of Denial for exterior alterations- vehicular door opening on Ann Avenue side of gym building, changes to stair wall, chimney removal (already done), tall fencing, windows. This was on a previous agenda but owner did not show.

April 7th STL City Dems Delegate Selection Ward Caucus Locations

365px-Democratslogo7:30 pm Thursday, April 7th, 2016
(Please Arrive by 7 pm)
St. Louis City Democratic Party Delegate Selection Ward Caucuses

Participate in Your Ward’s Democratic Caucus if you are interested in…

  • Electing or observing the election of Delegates/Alternates to 1st Congressional District Convention.
  • Attending April 28th Missouri Democratic Party 1st Congressional District Convention (at UMSL JC Penny Building) as an Observer or Delegate/Alternate to elect Delegates/Alternates to Democratic National Convention. The 1st Congressional District (St. Louis City + North St. Louis County) will elect 5 Male Delegates, 5 Female Delegates and 5 Male Alternates, 5 Female Alternates, all apportioned as pledged to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders based on the March 15th Presidential Primary vote.
  • Attending June 18th Missouri State Democratic Convention (location TBA) as a Delegate/Alternate to elect Delegates At-Large to Democratic National Convention and vote on other Party matters including Resolutions.
  • Attending July 25-29 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a Delegate or Delegate-At-Large.

April 7th St. Louis City Democratic Party Ward Caucus Locations
Number of Delegates/Alternates to be elected
( ) is total number of delegates plus equal number of alternates to be elected at ward level per candidate.

1st Ward (2 Clinton, 2 Sanders): United House of Prayer @ 3300 N Kingshighway
2nd Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): North Park United Methodist Church @ 1525 Orchid
3rd Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Herbert Hoover Boys Club @ 2901 N Grand
4th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Asbury Methodist Church @ 4001 Maffitt
5th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Carr Square Community Center @ 1629 Biddle
6th Ward (2 Clinton, 2 Sanders): Southside Wellness Center @ 3017 Park Ave
7th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): South Broadway Athletic Club @ 2301 S 7th
8th Ward (2 Clinton, 2 Sanders): SW Garden Neighborhood Assn @ 4950 Southwest
9th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): 9th Ward Headquarters @ 1905 Arsenal (rear)
10th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): The Hill Neighborhood Center @ 1935 Marconi
11th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Carondelet Park Rec Plex @ 930 Holly Hills
12th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Immaculate Heart of Mary Church @ 4092 Blow
13th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Woerner School @ 6131 Leona
14th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Firefighters Hall @ 4271 Delor
15th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Oak Hill Presbyterian Church @ 4111 Connecticut
16th Ward  (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Hall @ 4714 Clifton
17th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Park Place Apts @ 4399 Forest Park
18th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Trinity Church @ 600 N Euclid
19th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Metro Village Apts @ 3114 Franklin
20th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Gooseberries @ 2754 Chippewa
21st Ward (2 Clinton, 2 Sanders):  YMCA Rec Center O’Fallon Park @ 4343 W Florissant
22nd Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Best Auto @ 5736 Martin Luther King Drive
23rd Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): St. Louis Police Officers Assn @ 3710 Hampton
24th Ward (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Mason School, 6031 Southwest
25th Ward  (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Gretchen’s Inn @ 4200 S. Grand
26th Ward  (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Union Memorial United Methodist Church @ 1141 Belt
27th Ward (2 Clinton, 2 Sanders): City Hope Bible Church @ 5868 W Florissant
28th Ward ( (2 Clinton, 1 Sanders): Joe’s Cafe @ 6014 Kingsbury

To find out what ward you vote in, go here and type in your address.

Caucus Participation and Delegate/Alternate Requirements:
+ At Least 18 Years of Age by October 12, 2016
+ Registered Voter in Missouri
+ A Democrat and a member of no other political party
+ Must sign Party Registration and Declaration Statement
At no time is a participant required to pay any party dues.

Additional Delegate/Alternate Requirements
+ Must sign Pledge of Support Form
+ Must be responsible for your own transportation/lodging during participation
At no time is a participant required to pay any party dues.

delegateprocess

More Information on the Missouri Delegate Selection Process

-Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman
stlcity7thward@aol.com

Saturday Dems Delegate Selection Workshop

365px-DemocratslogoDelegate Selection Workshop
Sponsored by Missouri Democratic Party
1 pm Saturday, March 26, 2016
Painters & Allied Trades #58 Hall
2501 59th @ Botanical on The Hill
RSVP 573-636-5241 or info@missouridems.org

This workshop is for you if you are interested in…

  • Attending a April 7th St. Louis City Democratic Party Delegate Selection Ward Caucus to elect or observe the election of Delegates/Alternates to 1st Congressional District Convention.
  • Attending April 28th Missouri Democratic Party 1st Congressional District Convention as a Delegate or Alternate to elect Delegates/Alternates to Democratic National Convention. The 1st Congressional District (St. Louis City + North St. Louis County) will elect 5 Male Delegates, 5 Female Delegates and 5 Male Alternates, 5 Female Alternatives, all apportioned as pledged to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders based on the March 15th Presidential Primary vote.
  • Attending June 18th Missouri State Democratic Convention as a Delegate/Alternate to elect Delegates At-Large to Democratic National Convention and vote on other Party matters.
  • Attending July 25-29 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a Delegate or Delegate-At-Large.

Delegate/Alternate Requirements:
+ At Least 18 Years of Age by October 12, 2016
+ Registered Voter in Missouri
+ A Democrat and a member of no other political party

At no time is a participant required to pay any party dues.

Delegates/Alternates are responsible for their own expenses during participation.

delegateprocess

More Information on the Missouri Delegate Selection Process

-Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman
stlcity7thward@aol.com

Wednesday BOA Hearings On CID/Redevelopment Plan for 705 Olive

City Hall3Questions? Concerns? Praise? Make Your Voice Heard! Contact Your Alderman. Contact information at end of post.

8:30 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016
St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Housing, Urban Development & Zoning Committee
Kennedy Hearing Room (Room 208), City Hall

Note: I am using the hearing information from last week’s Board of Aldermen Agenda, not the public meetings information on the City’s online Calendar, which continues to be a mess.

Public Hearings on three bills by Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward)

Board Bill 322 on the 705 Olive Redevelopment Plan (including up to 20 year tax abatement)

Board Bill 323 establishing the 705 Olive Community Improvement District.

Board Bill 324 to utilize funds from Sales Tax Reimbursement Account for the project

Members of the HUDZ Committee include Alderman Joe Roddy (17th Ward), Chair, Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr (3rd Ward), Alderman Chris Carter (27th ward), Alderman Jack Coatar (7th Ward), Alderman Steve Conway (8th Ward), Alderwoman Marlene Davis (19th Ward), Alderwoman Megan Green (15th Ward), Alderman Antonio French (21st Ward), Alderman Terry Kennedy (18th Ward), Alderwoman Lyda Krewson (28th Ward), Alderman Sam Moore (4th Ward), Alderwoman Cara Spencer (20th Ward).

Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Members of the Board of Aldermen

Contact Information for Board President Reed

Note: Wrong address previously posted. Correction made.

-Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman