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
I wanted to take this opportunity in my final newsletter to say thank you to the residents of City of Green Park for their support and friendship during my time as Mayor.
I’m proud of the progress we’ve made during this time, and look forward to seeing many more things accomplished in the future with your new Mayor, Tim Thuston. I also want to thank our Deputy City Clerk Diane DeLonjay, and City Administrator James Mello for their support and dedication to the City and the help they’ve given me during my time in office. As I start my new life not being the Mayor, I intend to continue supporting our City because I’m proud of what we have here. I also encourage residents to give Tim the same support you have given me as he begins his term as Mayor.
Our City faces some serious challenge in the future from an organization called Better Together. They want to eliminate the municipalities like ours and make us one great big metro city ruled by folks who are not our residents and have goals that may not be in the best interest of our City. Better Together is throwing lot of money at this program and pushing very hard to take the vote away from our local people and make it a Statewide decision by changing the Missouri Constitution as it exists. Talk to your Alderman, talk to your state Representatives and Senators regarding what you want. Get involved before it’s too late!
I want to congratulate our new Aldermen and Mayor. I wish them the best. We have a successful City with a capital Improvement program designed to keep our infrastructure in great shape and keep the planned improvements on track. Our City is fiscally sound and responsive to its residents and businesses. Our future looks bright. Our city has a master plan that we adhere to and should make the future in Green Park something to be proud of.
Best wishes to all from your former Mayor,
FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S DESK
I hope everyone has been enjoying some of the recent spring weather – and summer will be here before we know it! With the sun and warmth returning, our connecting trail and Green Park Road project are nearing completion just in time. The multi-use path which connects the park to the east end of Grant’s Trail at the City limits is open and operational. We are all very excited for the end of this project and the exciting new asset for the City.
You’ve also no doubt noticed the utility work being done to Mueller Road – the City has coordinated with Missouri American Water to complete a water main replacement along the entirety of Mueller Road in advance of the resurfacing project next year to ensure a minimal number of cuts in the street after it is completed. The work has been intrusive to traffic at times, but their crews are working quickly and cleanly and should be done soon, if they aren’t done already by the time this is published.
The Cedarberry Subdivision will also be fully replaced this year. City Hall is finalizing a Bid Package currently and hopes to have a bid opening and vote on awarding the work to a contractor at the May 20th Board of Aldermen meeting. After the award is made, we will update everyone on staging and limited access schedules. We understand that this can be inconvenient, but once the project is finished the streets will be in pristine shape and shouldn’t have to be readdressed for several decades.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at City Hall with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding the City. My door is always open to residents and I am eager to hear what you have to say!
Finally, I would like to congratulate our new Mayor, Tim Thuston, and our new Ward 2 Alderman, Matt Farwig, on their successful campaigns. I look forward to working with them both after they are formally installed at our May 20th Board of Alderman Meeting.
City Administrator / City Clerk
FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
Thank you to everyone who took time to attend our Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting on March 7th at City Hall. It was a very successful, informative meeting and the participation by the nearly 50 residents was greatly appreciated. We will look to do another meeting in the Fall.
We continue to get numerous complaints about speeding and stop sign violations on Green Park Road. Please take your time, obey the speed limit, and make full stops at all Stop Signs. Summer is almost upon us, which means more residents, including children, outside and playing. We do not want any tragedies!
The Neighborhood Watch Meeting for The Villages of Green Park will be held on May 30th at 6:30 PM near the intersection of Kohrs/Green Park Valley. For the residents in that program you will receive a flyer with a reminder about the meeting.
There has been a crime uptick regarding vehicle larcenies in the area. This means criminals are entering your vehicle(s), rummaging through it, and stealing money, electronics, etc. Always remember to lock your vehicles, and keep valuables inside your house. Be on the lookout for individuals walking the streets, especially at night. If something looks suspicious, or you have a bad feeling, please call the Police.
As a reminder, if you have not already checked the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, please take the time to do so.
Hope to see you all at the next board meeting, bingo event, or just out and about at one of our friendly, local businesses.
Patrolman Jeremy Hake, DSN 3594
City of Green Park
Office: (314) 894-7336
Precinct: (314) 615-4266
Non-Emergency Police #: (636) 529-8210
Friends of Green Park,
I wanted to update all of you that I have grown so close to within the year and three months that I’ve been working in the city, about an exciting update in my personal life. I like to keep personal life and work life separate; however this is a little different. If you haven’t noticed already, I haven’t been around in the city for the past week. I am pleased to share with all of you that I am expecting my first bundle of joy in late September!
Due to the dangers that come with working as a police officer on patrol and the uncomfortable uniform, I will no longer be patrolling during my pregnancy; instead I will be working an administrative position at our precinct. Even though I will no longer be patrolling the City of Green Park, I want you all to know that I am still available to answer any questions or concerns you may have and pass them along to the right people. Feel free to say hello or let me know how you are doing whether it be by email, a phone call to the precinct, or out and about. Officer Hake will still be your day shift officer and another officer will be assigned to the city and will introduce themselves in the near future.
Although I don’t know what I will choose to do after returning back to work late in the year, I can assure you all I will stay in contact! I cannot thank you enough for welcoming me with open arms and helping to create great things between the City of Green Park and St. Louis County Police. You all will be on mind and I wish you all the best!
Not a goodbye, simply a see you later!
Officer Lacey McLean
Public Notices & Announcements
INVITATION FROM MSD
Hello, I’m Len Toenjes, Chair of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) Rate Commission. My colleagues and I would like to invite you to attend an MSD Rate Commission public hearing to discuss the Wastewater Rate Proposal.
* Live Stream Available on May 22 and July 24 Hearings
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has proposed wastewater rate changes, which will allow MSD to implement EPA-mandated wastewater system improvements to reduce overflows into area waterways, alleviate basement backups and ensure water quality in area rivers and streams.
We look forward to your participation at one of these hearings. If you can’t attend in person, view the livestream online on May 22, 2019 at 6 p.m. or July 24, 2019 at 9 a.m.
To get the word out about the public hearings, we have created sample Facebook and Twitter posts you can send to your followers.
We look forward to seeing you at a public hearing!
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).
The 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.”