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COVID-19 and City Operation Updates
Please note: We will update this section when important information is released, but for comprehensive and up-to-date information (including State and County contact information) please visit: stlcorona.com
As of 3/23/20, out of concern and an abundance of caution for the health of our community and City Employees, City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. WE ARE STILL WORKING! Permits and cash or check payments can be deposited through the City Hall mail slot (11100 Mueller Rd. Suite 6) and will be processed. We have made arrangements to work remotely when possible and are still responding to phone calls and emails normally.
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
What a year we’ve all experienced so far….this 2020! In the future we’ll look back and welcome the old proverbial saying….”hindsight IS 20-20” and wave it good-bye. There will be so much for us all to have to reminisce about….some good, some bad.
Our city remains very solid with the investments we have made on our streets, the city’s purchase of the City Hall building on Mueller Road and its many improvements.
Your staff at City Hall, Diane DeLonjay and James Mello, have done an outstanding job keeping our municipal responsibilities intact and functioning smoothly. All this in spite of having to manage around the limitations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
So often today we equate strength to our financial security. While undoubtedly, this is invaluable, it is far less important than our people. We should all embrace our shared values and our diversity. They are the very parts of us that will strengthen us and ultimately unite us, not divide us. Our leadership should make every effort to bring us together and to respect our differences; they should refrain from deceiving us and end pitting us against one another. We are all better than that, and this little South County City of Green Park is but a microcosm of all of our possibilities.
I wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S DESK
What a strange year we’ve had, and it’s not over yet! Many residents and their family’s have been impacted by COVID-19 and City Hall has not been spared either.
To contribute to minimal transfer within our community, City Hall remains CLOSED to the public. City Staff is continuing to work and is available now more than ever in some regards as we incorporate more technology into our day to day operations. Hours of Operation at City Hall have not changed, and any documents, permits, etc you would like to drop off after-hours can be done via our mail-slot or scanned and e-mailed to me directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Staff is happy to open City Hall on an as needed basis for large document drop-offs that won’t fit in the mail slot, notary needs, etc. – just please call ahead to confirm what time you plan on coming by and remember that masks are required inside!
As some staff are working remotely at this time, we have fewer “City Hall Eyes” in your neighborhoods on a daily basis – please don’t hesitate to contact City Hall with concerns that you have regarding Code Enforcement and street/property maintenance. It’s a great help to staff to get timely responses to these issues.
The Community Room is still available to rent, however, we are beholden to St. Louis County guidelines for mask use and maximum occupancy. Moreover, we cannot guarantee the status on any specific date, as the guidelines are subject to change. See page 9 for details.
We also regret to remind everyone of the ongoing public event cancellations until further notice. Senior Bingo Luncheons, Groovin’ on the Green, and the Children’s Holiday Party are all cancelled until it is safe to hold such events again. Staff and residents look forward to these events, but in an abundance of caution, we don’t believe going forward with them is prudent at this time.
As we close out 2020, and the wild year it has been, the City remains in a strong financial position and looks forward to another year of projects and improvements to the City. Most notably in many of your neighborhoods will be new street signs. Many are older, have faded, and are made out of antiquated non-reflective materials. The newer signs should improve visibility and readability when driving and give a cleaner look to the residential areas as well. The City has already assembled a list of signs to be replaced, but you are the ones who see these signs everyday – if you know of one that needs updating, please don’t hesitate to send me a quick email!
City Administrator / City Clerk
FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is a new type of “granny scam” taking place in the area.
Elderly victims will receive a call from their “grandchild” claiming they had been arrested for a DWI or other traffic violation. Their “attorney” will then get on the phone and tell the victims they need to pay a large sum of cash to get the grandchild out of trouble. The elderly victims will go to their bank, withdraw thousands of dollars in cash, and re-contact the “attorney.”
In the past, the suspect would have the victim wire the cash to a location. However, two recent cases (4th Precinct and Lakeshire) involved “couriers” actually responding to the victim’s residence and picking up the money in person. This is what I mean by a new type of granny scam.
I have attached a Ring Camera photo of the incident in the 4th Precinct (on the following page 4). It shows an asian male pick up the money from the victim. He was a passenger in the white in color Kia Sol parked at the end of the driveway. The other incident in Lakeshire involved a black male suspect picking up the money, but he was also a passenger in a white in color Kia Sol.
There have been no reported incidents in the 3rd Precinct, so I’m not investigating any cases. But, as you know, Lakeshire is very close.
Please be aware of this new type of theft and know the suspect vehicle has twice been a Kia Sol.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Patrolman Jeremy Hake, DSN 3594
City of Green Park
Office: (314) 894-7336
Precinct: (314) 615-4266
Non-Emergency Police #: (636) 529-8210
Hello Green Park Family.
My name is Sanda Cosic and as of November 2019, I have been assigned to the City of Green Park as your police officer. I have been with St. Louis County for two years, and I am excited for this new journey that I have been offered.
I was born and raised in Bosnia, and moved to United States in 1998. I have been a resident of St. Louis since 2013. I currently reside in Oakville with my fiancé and our two kids. My stepson is 13 years old and my son is 4 years old, and they keep me pretty busy.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you, and I am excited to be part of the Green Park Family.
Stay safe and please call us if you ever need anything.
Patrolman Sanda Cosic, DSN 4681
City of Green Park
OFFICER BLAKE SNYDER
END OF WATCH 10/06/16
The City of Green Park is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Officer Blake Snyder, killed in the line of duty serving the citizens of Green Park. We stand with and send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and all his fellow St. Louis County police officers. The St. Louis County Police Department and the outstanding officers of the Affton Precinct have been an integral part of the success of the City of Green Park from its beginning in 1995. On behalf of the citizens of Green Park, we offer our support to all of the officers and cannot express enough our grief and sympathy during this difficult time. In times like these, we are reminded of just how committed our officers are to serving and protecting us.
We encourage the citizens of Green Park to support P.O. Snyder’s family and to remember to express your appreciation to each of our police officers when you see them. Donations to the family of Officer Snyder can be directed to either The BackStoppers Inc. or the St. Louis County Police Welfare Association and marked with “P.O. Blake Snyder” or “In honor of P.O. Blake Snyder.”
Public Notices & Announcements
PLANNING & ZONING MEETING
March 2, 2021 – 7:00 PM
HELD BY VIDEO CONFERENCE
Click on the following link for Tentative Agenda for the Planning and Zoning Meeting to be held Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7 p.m. by video conference:
Telephone: 1 – 408 – 418 – 9388
Meeting Number: 142 302 3870 #
Password: 1234 #
MSD is proposing “Prop Y” on the upcoming April 6th ballot. If passed, Prop Y will allow for bond financing $500 million to fund a 4-year capital program. Please see additional information below.
The City of Green Park is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 “Light Up Green Park” Holiday Lighting Contest. Judging was held on Sunday, December 13th, beginning a 6 p.m. All judges’ decisions are final. Winners may claim their prizes at City Hall upon showing proper identification.
10923 Suanis Court
9537 Herpel Lane
9218 Cedarberry Court
9912 Juniper Court
9551 Alix Drive
11070 Kohrs Lane
9938 Timothy Lane
10929 Arctic Drive
9432 Southtowne Farms Dr.
A big “Thank You” to our resident volunteer judges: Judy DeWitt, Nichole Martinez, Nadine Hutson, and Esad Softic.
In a year of such great financial losses for some businesses, the City of Green Park is fortunate and grateful to the following companies for believing in giving back to the community and donating to this event:
All American Bar
American Eagle Waste Ind.
Beishir Landscape Maintenance Inc.
Clayton-Hanley Insurance (www.claytonhanley.com)
Kuehnle Construction Company, Inc.
On the Run by Wallis Companies
R.V. Wagner, Inc.
Mike Williams, CPA @ Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP
Please continue to support our local businesses
CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. COVID-19 symptoms closely resemble other respiratory illnesses. Symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, and tiredness. Less commonly, people have reported aches and pains or diarrhea. Most people recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Some patients become seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are most likely to develop serious illness.
How does COVID-19 spread?
COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person through close contact (within 6 feet). The virus spreads from person-to-person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 sneezes, coughs, or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then contract COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also contract COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with it who coughs out or exhales droplets. It is important to stay more than 6 feet away from a person who is sick.
The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms appears to be low; people are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic, or the sickest. Many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill.
How you can protect yourself:
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating and after eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Be sure to dry your hands completely. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
– Keep unwashed hands away from your face, nose, and eyes.
– Stay away from people who are ill.
– Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
– When you sneeze or cough, cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue; then, throw away the tissue.
– Follow advise from your health care provider.
– Clean commonly touched surfaces regularly. Follow the CDC’s guidance on cleaning surfaces at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html
– Stay informed on the latest updates through trusted sources only.
The best place for County official information is the new website: stlcorona.com
FOR SUSPECTED CASES CONTACT
THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY COVID-19 HOTLINE 24/7:
SENIOR BINGO WILL BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
***CAUTION — COYOTES SIGHTED!***
Coyotes have been sighted in the neighborhoods in Green Park. It was reported that three coyotes were seen in a back yard in the vicinity of Hillhurst and Slevin. We have had other reports of sightings on Green Park Road and at Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park. These animals are looking for food and will eat just about anything. They are most active at dusk and at night.
Don’t let your pets go outdoors alone and bring them in at night. Do not leave pet food outside and secure all trash. Try to keep small mammals (like squirrels) from eating around bird feeders. Their presence can attract coyotes. Clean grills and put them away when not in use. Dispose of any dead animals such as roadkill.
Coyotes also need a safe place to shelter during the day. If your property has places that make great hiding spots — like overgrown brush or wood piles — then coyotes might feel right at home. Remove these tempting hiding places, keep the grass short, and trim bushes and trees that have become overgrown.
Certain scents have been known to repel coyotes (ammonia-soaked rags and mothballs) and can be placed around the property, or trash can, to deter coyotes. If you see coyotes nearby, haze them. That means scaring them with loud noises, waving your arms, throwing objects towards them (not at them), and/or spraying a hose.
Trapping or relocating coyotes isn’t an effective deterrent. Killing them doesn’t work, either. When a coyote is removed, a transient coyote will likely step in and take its place. In addition, removing one or more coyotes leaves more food available for the remaining coyotes, encouraging more offspring and increasing the size of the coyote population.
*This information has been provided by The Humane Society of the United States. For additional information, go to their website at www.humanesociety.org.
NO COST Home Improvement
for Green Park Resident Homeowners
St. Louis County Government’s Home Improvement Program is offering up to $5,000 worth of home repairs for eligible Green Park homeowners, at NO COST. Eligible items would include roofing; electrical; plumbing; heating; air-conditioning; hot water heater; tuck-pointing; hand rail installation; concrete, asphalt, & masonry; tree trimming or removal; and foundation work.
You must own the home and live in the home, your property taxes have to be current, you cannot have participated in the program previously, and your total household’s income must be within the following Income Limits (which is the Adjusted Gross Income listed on your 2019 Federal U.S. Individual Income Tax Return):
Family of 1 — less than $46,450
Family of 2 — less than $53,050
Family of 3 — less than $59,700
Family of 4 — less than $66.300
Family of 5 — less than $71,650
Family of 6 — less than $76,950
Family of 7 — less than $82,250
Family of 8 — less than $87,950
Senior Citizens – Please Note: For Senior Citizens, many times some of your Social Security income is not included in the Adjusted Gross Income figures listed on your Federal U.S. Income Tax Return (and therefore would not be counted in the figures listed above).
Home Improvement Program is federally funded and operates through St. Louis County Government’s Department of Planning in conjunction with the City of Green Park.
To apply, please call Debby at 314-615-4025. TTY 1-800-735-2966.