Thursday Hearing On $3 A Month Trash Fee Increase

money-in-trash-can1Make your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President. Contact information below.

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Streets, Traffic & Refuse Committee
9 am Thursday, June 29, 2017
Leisure Room (230), City Hall, 1200 Market

City Website Calendar Notice

Board Bill 59 by 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway to raise the Trash Fee (Solid Waste Management Fee) by $3 per month per dwelling unit beginning July 1st.

Streets, Traffic, Refuse Committee Members: 22nd Ward Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, Chairman; 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar, Vice-Chairman; 3rd Ward Alderman Brandon Bosley (elected April 2017); 4th Ward Alderman Sam Moore; 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway; 11th Ward Alderwoman Sarah Martin (elected April 2017); 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy; 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected April 2017). Board President Lewis Reed is a member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President

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Wednesday LRA: Offers to Purchase, Garden Leases, Mow to Own

Pierre Laclede StatueCheck out the offers to purchase, garden leases, mows to own in your ward/neighborhood.

8:30 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Land Reutilization Authority
SLDC Board Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall West, 1520 Market

Meeting Agenda

In the 6th Ward…
Garden Lease: 2931 Pennsylvania, Tower Grove East, Kristine Hildebrandt
Three Offers to Purchase:
2631 Allen, Fox Park, $1,500 Offer for 2-Story Brick Residence by Mohammed Majeed
3001, 3003, 3005 Virginia, Tower Grove East, $14,100 Offer for Three Vacant Lots by Michelle Veremakis or LLC
1715 Iowa, 1716 California, 1720 California, 1722 California, Gate District, $8,000 by Lafayette & Oregon Townhomes/Mark Keoshkerian for Three Vacant Lots

In the 7th Ward…
One Offer to Purchase: 2250 Indiana, McKinley Heights, $812 Offer for vacant lot by Amy Meley

In the 9th Ward…
Mow to Own: 3318 Cherokee, Benton Park West, Charlene Young
Two Offers to Purchase:
4337 S Broadway, Mount Pleasant, $4,800 Offer for Vacant Lot by Impact Developments LLC/Alexander Killingham
3214 Pennsylvania, Benton Park West, $6,000 Offer for 2 Story Brick Four Family by Bauer Equity Partners/Doug Bauer

LRA Property Database

LRA Property List

How to Buy LRA Property

Mow to Own Program Information

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Wednesday Ways & Means: Tax Ballot Issues

yTkejEGTEMake your voices heard. Contact your Alderman and Board President. Contact information below.

St. Louis City Board of Aldermen
Ways & Means Committee
8:30 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Leisure Room (230), City Hall, 1200 Market

City Website Calendar Notice

Agenda

Board Bill 58 by 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway for a public vote on payroll expense tax and removal of exemption for nonprofits with 21 or more more employees

Board Bill 60 by 8th Ward Alderman Steve Conway for a public vote to raise sales tax to fund public safety

The State Sales Tax Rate + St. Louis City Sales Tax Rate is 8.679% or more depending on location and special taxing districts.

Also might be of interest…

4/4/2017 St. Louis Post-DispatchSales tax for police passes by big margin in St. Louis County 

6/22/2017 St. Louis Public RadioCounty police officers to see 30 percent raise while city mulls funding options for its officers

6/23/2017 St. Louis Post-DispatchPolice overtime – $1.3 million a month – strains St. Louis budget 

Comptroller’s Audit of Police Overtime

Ways & Means Committee Members: 8th Ward Alderman Stephen Conway (Chair), 4th Ward Alderman Samuel L. Moore, 13th Ward Alderwoman Beth Murphy, 14th Ward Alderwoman Carol Howard, 19th Ward Alderwoman Marlene E Davis, 21st Ward Alderman John Collins-Muhammad (elected in April), 23rd Ward Alderman Joseph Vaccaro, 27th Ward Alderwoman Pam Boyd (elected in April). Board President Lewis Reed is a voting member of all committees.

Contact Information for Aldermen and Board President

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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.