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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.
As of 3/21/20, St. Louis County Executive, Sam Page, issued a Stay at Home order – limiting business operations and travel to essental only.
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
Happy New Year! We are looking forward to another busy and successful year filled with Police bike patrols, parties in the park, community service partnerships with Lindbergh High School, Senior Bingo events, children’s activities and more! We have another full slate of activities planned in the City in 2020 and we hope to see many familiar faces throughout the year! 2020 is not just a new year and a new decade – it’s also the City’s 25th anniversary! We incorporated in 1995 and have been going strong ever since!
Though many of you might not be able to see it, there has been a lot of recent commercial investment and reinvestment in the City, particularly in the Industrial park with a number of upcoming large projects that will bring new businesses and jobs to the community. Businesses come and businesses go, but see new money be invested in development projects all over the City is encouraging and a positive sign for the area.
The Green Park Trail is open and fully completed in time for spring, a fantastic corridor that connects Officer Blake C. Snyder Memorial Park and our residential areas directly (and safely!) to Grant’s Trail – a regional asset to be proud of! The project was grant funded with 20% City money and 80% Federal Grant dollars – it turned out great and was a great way to leverage tax dollars into a great return. More bang for our buck!
I hope you all have a safe and pleasant end to the winter and will see you all at the City events throughout the year!
FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S DESK
Hopefully the worst of the winter weather is behind us, but you never know when a late winter storm will hit. However, when winter weather is expected, it is a huge help to the snow plows if vehicles are taken off the road and kept on driveways or in garages. If they have to maneuver around street parked cars, it can lead to less effective plowing as well as damage to vehicles. Also as a reminder, when accidents related to snow plowing do happen to lawns, mailboxes, or vehicles, please notify City Hall so we can document the incident and get the damage fixed.
There will be no large scale residential street project in 2020, though certain spot repairs are on the schedule. We are proud to say that our residential streets overall are some of the best in South County! Proactive maintenance and communication from residents helps keep our streets in top shape and address issues before they can exacerbate. Moreover, when we have come through to do residential street reconstruction, the City has been taking care to ensure the subgrade is properly prepared and the surface itself is substantially thick. It costs a little more on the front end but adds significant life to the street itself. The priority for 2020 and 2021 will likely address commercial areas on South Towne Square and either more selective slab replacement in the Industrial Park or re-surfacing Lindbergh Business Court.
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and is looking forward to 2020. As always, we encourage communication with our residents and if you have issues or questions, don’t hesitate to contact City Hall. For Police related issues, don’t forget the Non-Emergency line (636-529-8210) is a great resource to report non-emergency issues or get other information.
City Administrator / City Clerk
FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
Happy New Year to all of you. I pray and hope your holiday season was filled with love, happiness, and R & R.
If anyone is interested, City Hall has some gun locks for your firearms. They are free of charge. Please come grab one to secure your weapon(s). I will try and get more if we run out.
As a reminder, you do not have to wait for the Drug Take Back Program to turn in your old or unused prescription medications. You can turn in your old medicine at the Affton-Southwest Precinct, located at 5030 Griffin Road, St. Louis, MO 63128, or at any Walgreens. In my next article, I hope to announce when the next DEA Drug Take Back Program will be scheduled.
Please be very aware of ongoing phone scams. Some of the known phone scams prey on the elderly. An individual will contact you by telephone and advise they are your grandson or granddaughter. They will tell you they are in some sort of trouble, and need bail money or money for other needs. The individual may ask you to immediately go to the nearest grocery store, or maybe even a department store, and buy gift cards. The individual will ask you for the numbers or code on the back of the card(s), and when you provide this to them, they have immediate access to the amount of money you placed on the card. Unfortunately, victims fall for these scams every day. Please be aware they happen all the time.
It also must be mentioned that we need to be aware of people going door-to-door in an effort to “solicit” you for lawn care services, tree trimming services, etc. Sometimes these individuals have bad intentions and will attempt to get you to allow them inside of your home. Maybe they are alone, or maybe they have another individual with them. We have cases where these individuals will distract the homeowner while the other person enters a bedroom to steal cash and jewelry. The conversation may continue for a few more minutes before they wrap up their “solicitation”, and are on their way with your valuables. My advice would be not to answer your door for anyone you are not expecting at your residence.
Please be safe, and take care of one another in this beautiful City of Green Park.
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
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
The Board of Aldermen of the City of Green Park, will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, March 16th, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at Green Park City Hall, 11100 Mueller Road, Suite 5, Green Park, Missouri regarding the following applications:
- FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR 9763 GREEN PARK INDUSTRIAL DRIVE TO ALLOW CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF THE LOT AS AN OFFICE/WAREHOUSE DEVELOPMENT; SUBMITTED BY WINGATE INVESTMENTS, LLC.
- AMENDED FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR 9735 GREEN PARK INDUSTRIAL DRIVE TO ALLOW EXPANSION OF OFFICE/WAREHOUSE USE; SUBMITTED BY GREEN PARK – NOMAX, L.L.C.
- ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT PERTAINING TO AUTOMOTIVE WASHING USES PURSUANT TO SECTION 405.420 OF THE GREEN PARK ZONING CODE
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard at the hearing. All materials are available for public review at the Green Park City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
PUBLIC 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.
ELECTION FILING HAS CLOSED
Following is the list of candidates running for aldermanic positions in each ward:
Donald Lattray – 9517 Herpel
James Jones, Jr., (Incumbent) – 11109 Patsy
Ronald J. Slattery – 9551 Antigo
Martin Finn – 11049 Kohrs
***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 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.