Welcome to the City of Green Park, MO
Mehlville Fire Protection District
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WELCOME TO THE CITY OF GREEN PARK, MO
The City of Green Park is strategically located in the suburban south St. Louis County area between I-55, Lindbergh Boulevard, Tesson Ferry Road and the Gateway Trailnet property. Incorporated as a city in 1995, The City of Green Park has a total land area of 1.35 square miles and a population of 2,622 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. Green Park is a great place to live, work, raise a family or have a business.
We are a thriving community with peaceful residential neighborhoods, a beautifully designed industrial park known as Green Park Commerce Center, and the Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park (formerly called Clydesdale Park) which is owned and operated by Saint Louis County. The City also has a variety of restaurants and is close to shopping and public transportation. We boast a commercial base of over 300 businesses, and the City does not impose a business license fee.
The City of Green Park is served by two public school districts, Lindbergh School District and Mehlville School District, as well as parochial education. Green Park contracts with the Saint Louis County Police Department for all of the policing needs. Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by the Mehlville Fire Protection District. The City provides residential trash, recyclable and yard waste service at no cost to its residents.
Please take a moment to explore our website. Your feedback, ideas and involvement are an important part of our community. We welcome your comments.
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
The end of summer 2019 was marked this year by our Groovin’ on the Green get together in Blake Snyder Park. It was a wonderful, but warm, clear day. Many of you attended and were able to find the shade on the hill and were entertained by another fine performance by the South Side Johnny band. If you weren’t able to attend this year, do your best to mark your calendar when the date is announced for next year’s get together. Thanks to all who were able to attend.
Several projects are currently underway in the city to improve our streets. Unfortunately, many of you have been inconvenienced by this construction, but the improvements were sorely needed. As you have certainly noticed, the mess caused by the complete modernization of our water mains under Mueller Road was terrible, but a necessary process to endure. You can be assured that the new mains will provide you with the cleanest water supply available to us today. The contractors are now repairing the damage done by accessing these older pipes, so your ride will no longer feel like a trip down an old country road.
Again, I want to reinforce the need to help keep our neighborhoods safe and clean by all of us staying vigilant and reporting anything you witness in need of attention. Officers Hake and Hester continue to do a great job working with our Neighborhood Watch Program, so please get involved.
We filled the vacancy of our friend, longtime resident and first ward alderman, Tony Pousosa with Scott Treece. Tony served the city well and we wish him all the best and welcome Scott to the board.
Have a great fall and be cautious driving especially on Halloween night.
FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S DESK
With spring and early summer rains thankfully in the rearview mirror, the end of the year will see several road projects completed or nearing completion.
Green Park Road is nearing finalization with the last of the improvements being reviewed and inspected by MODOT. This was a federally funded project – 80% – and a fantastic return on investment by the City to finally have a Green Park Road connection to Grant’s Trail. The driving surface is in great shape and should hold up nicely for many years to come. The added storm sewer facilities will make it a safer road as well.
Cedarberry Court is finally underway and the City is working with the Contractor (R.V. Wagner) on an expedited schedule to keep us on track this fall. The sections that have been poured already have looked great and the weather has been cooperating to keep the work flowing smoothly. There have been several struck utility lines recently, and I wanted to clarify that it doesn’t appear to be the contractor’s fault. City specifications require that utilities be placed 15 inches below grade, and the lines struck so far were improperly placed immediately underneath the road surface. It’s unfortunate, but very difficult – if not impossible – to avoid.
It may seem like a long way off, but the holidays will be here soon enough and we will once again be running our annual “Light Up Green Park” contest – see page 6. We are working on arranging for volunteer judges as well as soliciting prize donations from our local businesses. If you are interested in volunteering or contributing, please reach out to City Hall so we can make this year another success.
City Administrator / City Clerk
FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
As the summer comes to an end, I would like to thank all the residents of Green Park for a smooth season. It was hot, humid, and sticky but we got through it together. It was a pleasure getting to hang out and speak with many of you at Groovin’ on the Green. The City of Green Park appreciates your participation in this annual event.
PO Hester and I are planning some future Neighborhood Watch meetings to hopefully include some guest speakers from our specialized units. Stay tuned for dates and times.
As a reminder, please watch your speed on the residential streets. Please also continue to STOP for busses in the mornings and afternoons.
Patrolman Jeremy Hake, DSN 3594
City of Green Park
Office: (314) 894-7336
Precinct: (314) 615-4266
Non-Emergency Police #: (636) 529-8210
Public Notices & Announcements
UBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION
CITY OF GREEN PARK, MISSOURI
Please take note that an Election shall be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for the purpose of electing three (3) Aldermen (one from each Ward) for the City of Green Park, Missouri. The term of office shall be two years. Persons desiring to file Declarations of Candidacy for such office may do so beginning Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and thereafter during normal business hours between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at such times as the Green Park City Hall shall be open. Declarations of Candidacy shall be filed with the City Clerk or assistants to the City Clerk. City Hall is located at 11100 Mueller Road, Suite 6, Green Park, Missouri, 63123.
***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.
HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST
Congratulations to the following winners of the City’s annual “Light Up Green Park” Holiday Decorating Contest.
9912 Juniper Ct.
9918 Green Park Rd.
10923 Suanis Ct.
9537 Herpel Ln.
9551 Alix Drive
9560 Antigo Drive
9218 Cedarberry Ct.
10966 Cedarberry Pl.
9432 Southtowne Farms Dr.
Just like in past years, many of our residents put their creativity to the test and presented some beautiful and elaborate holiday displays. Hopefully, you had a chance to drive around the city and see some of their creations. They were outstanding! We believe this event encourages community pride and is a great opportunity to spread holiday cheer.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteer judges: Ann Howard, Lisa Skiles, Sue Stevens and Michael Correnti. So sorry the weather was not very cooperative, but the snow made the decorations even more beautiful.
Cash prizes and various gift cards were awarded to the winners which were donated by the following sponsors:
American Eagle Waste
Beishir Landscape Maintenance, Inc.
Suntrup Automotive Group
Mike Williams, CPA @ Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLP
The Cleaning Authority
R. V. Wagner, Inc.
All American Bar
Kuehnle Construction Company, Inc.
Americom Imaging Systems, Inc.
Clayton Hanley Insurance
The Pasta House Company
Cunningham, Vogel, & Rost, P.C.
Neighbors Credit Union
A big “Thank You” to these businesses!!! These are local businesses or businesses that work with and/or do business with the City of Green Park. It is their donations that make it possible to reward the winners with such nice prizes. Some of these businesses give every year to this event, and others are first-time supporters. The City appreciates each and everyone of you for your generous donations.
Let’s Do Our Part by
Supporting our Local Businesses
we are almost done!
As the final few stretches are completed, please let us know if you have any questions or identified any issues you may have seen. City Staff marked patches of sidewalk and driveway aprons we will be replacing once the streets are completed. Seed and straw will be put down at the very end and looked at again in the spring.
NOTICE FROM MSD
The MSD Board is seeking input on reactivation of property taxes for OMCI (Operation, Maintenance, and Construction Improvements) Subdistricts. Please contact City Hall with any questions, comments, or opinions. Click on the following link for information:
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 2018 Federal U.S. Individual Income Tax Return)::
Family of 1 — less than $45,550
Family of 2 — less than $52,050
Family of 3 — less than $58,550
Family of 4 — less than $65,050
Family of 5 — less than $70,300
Family of 6 — less than $75,500
Family of 7 — less than $80,700
Family of 8 — less than $85,900
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.
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.”