Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lake Saint Louis plans round-the-clock operations starting at 6 a.m. Thursday.
Wentzville Wentzville Public Works Director Doug Lee told Patch that city road crews would begin pre-treating at 7 a.m. Thursday. First priority will be hills and bridges. With the storm not expected until 10 a.m. or 11 am., Lee said, plans were to go to 12-hour shifts at 11 a.m. A lot would depend on just how the storm developed. "At the moment, we're right on the line of the mix," Lee said. When asked how well the city was stocked with salt, Lee replied, "The bins are full of salt." Lake Saint Louis Derek Koestel, Public Works Director for the City of Lake Saint Louis told Patch that he had a small crew out Wednesday night to pre-treat the streets with liquid beet juice brine on major routes and salt on some of the lesser traveled roads…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Two aldermen say the new bill "picks and chooses" who will benefit.
Hoping to solve some of the problems created by the city's first ordinance to provide for snowplowing of private streets, the Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen will be voting on a revised bill. The new bill defines private streets as "a street having residences with single-family homes, villas, or condominiums that are managed by a Home Owners Association (HOA)." In an email to Ward 3 residents, Alderman George Rich addressed concerns about the bill: A lot of false rumors have circulated about this subject. We have been advised by the city lawyer that this Bill does not violate the Missouri constitution as it addresses safety and health of citizens. And no Sunshine laws were violated as notification of all deliberations were given in …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The agenda for the Sept. 24 meeting includes amendments to the new private-street snowplowing ordinance.
The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for Sept. 17 has been moved to Sept. 24. The meeting will be held in the board room at Lake Saint Louis Civic Center (City Hall) as usual. A 5:30 public work session of the joint administration and finance committees will precede the regular 7 p.m. meeting. On the agenda for the 5:30 public work session: On the agenda for the 7 p.m. regular meeting:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
At Tuesday's meeting, Lake Saint Louis Mayor Mike Potter explained the reasons for his veto of a bill providing for snowplowing on private streets.
The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen voted 4-2 Tuesday night to override Mayor Mike Potter's veto of a bill to provide snow removal on private streets in the city. Before he explained his reasons for the veto, Potter commented that his veto had little power, since city statutes allow four votes out of the six to overturn the veto—the same number that passes the bill in the first place. The bill was originally passed by the board at the Aug. 20 regular meeting by a 4-1 vote. The only nay was cast by Ward 2 Alderman Kathy Schweikert. Her fellow Ward 2 Alderman, Karen Vennard, had been outspoken in her opposition to the measure but was absent from the original vote. Vennard addressed some of the audience members who spoke up during the …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Former Lake Saint Louis alderman Larry DeGroodt spoke out against the bill, citing the Missouri Constitution.
Mid Rivers Newsmagazine reported Wednesday that the Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen have passed a bill making provisions for the city to cover the expenses of snowplowing for the eight miles of private streets within city limits. The bill passed 4-1, with Ward 2 Alderman Kathy Schweikert the only nay vote. Ward 2 Alderman Karen Vennard, who spoke out against the bill at the Aug. 6 board meeting, was absent. Mayor Mike Potter indicated at the meeting that he may veto the bill. If he chooses to do so, the board may vote to override his veto. Wentzville Patch first told readers about the snowplowing bill in a story posted on July 17 about a worksession where Public Works Director Derek Koestel outlined options for handling the cost. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Former Lake Saint Louis Ward 1 Alderman Larry DeGroodt pointed out a possible legal issue with a new bill at Monday's board meeting.
A former Lake Saint Louis alderman is questioning the constitutionality of a bill that was up for a first reading at Monday night's Board of Aldermen meeting. Former Ward 1 Alderman Larry DeGroodt stepped up to the podium during the public comment time. "Bill 3270 . . . would use public money to maintain private streets owned by private organizations," DeGroodt said. DeGroodt specifically called out Ward 1 Alderman Tony Zito for conflict of interest as part of a homeowner's association that would benefit from the bill's passage. DeGroodt cited two articles of the Missouri State Constitution: Article X, Section 3, which states: Taxes may be levied and collected for public purposes only, and shall be uniform upon the same class or subclass …