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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
Hello my friends,
As we enjoy the pleasures of the spring and summer seasons, take just a moment to reflect on our abundance of blessings. The last year and a half have been challenging for us all.
Be aware of the increases in pedestrian traffic on our streets and crosswalks. Be mindful of our children who are so frequently playing in our streets or chasing a ball. Slow down! Recently we have had occasions of reckless speeders blowing down our streets. I ask you all to report to our police any unsafe activities. But first, look in your own mirror and ask yourself about driving way too fast, looking at your texts or emails while driving, or, so often simply pausing instead of stopping at our stop signs. There are reasons for the placement of each of our stop signs, they’re not just ornamental. The City is doing its best to keep up with the ever occurring potholes. Mueller Road’s resurfacing this summer will reduce these quite a bit, so be patient.
If anyone has not received their Covid-19 vaccination, please do so immediately. Help keep our City healthy by doing your part!!
Residents without computer or internet access can call the state COVID-19 hotline at 877-435-8411 for registration assistance.
St. Louis County has vaccine appointment scheduling available online at: www.stlcorona.com
Contact me at City Hall or email me if you have any interest in serving the City in any way….we can definitely use your help please! Help us continue to keep Green Park as an example of a great place to live. Have a great summer!!
FROM THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR’S DESK
Pardon our dust!
Summer of 2021 is coming sooner than you think, and Green Park is on the move. Multiple projects to reinvest in and expand existing businesses already in the City along Lindbergh Blvd. and in the Commerce Center have gone through preliminary approval process in recent months and are breaking ground soon if they haven’t already started. Schnucks/Shop n’ Save may be gone, but our robust business environment continues to take big steps forward. For those concerned about the impact on City finances, I’d remind everyone to take a longer term view. While we are disappointed to see any business, big or small, leave the City remember than only 10 years ago we did not have the Aldi and Fresh Thyme stores that are now community staples. Though no specific plans are set to backfill those businesses leaving our community at this time, City Hall fields calls routinely about prospective projects on a variety of sites around the City – stay tuned!
A big road project long in the making – Mueller Rd. Mill and Overlay – is also poised to be completed this year. The entire road will be resurfaced and the sidewalks will be widened to ADA standards. By shrinking the drive-lane width, we are able to widen the sidewalks without impacting the street parking available – it will also help to reduce vehicle speeds on the road, a long-term goal of the City based on your feedback! This project is funded 80% by Federal Grant dollars as well, leveraging your tax dollars to bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in improvements to the City. Combined with the two Green Park Rd. and trail improvement projects that were similarly grant funded, it combines to several million dollars in outside funding to bolster YOUR infrastructure. That’s your tax dollars at work!
If you have any questions or concerns this year about the work going on, never hesitate to contact City Hall!
Lastly, I want to congratulate those Aldermen and the Mayor who were re-elected – especially the returning Ward 1 Alderman Carol Hamilton. I look forward to working with everyone as we emerge from the hectic year we’ve all had and once again look forward to the future.
City Administrator / City Clerk
FROM ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE
“Ladies and Gentlemen,
“Hello, Green Park resident. I hope everyone is kind of getting back to normal after a very long 2020.
Unfortunately, crime did not slow down in 2020, and continues to be active in 2021. One of our main crime issues is the theft of catalytic converters from the undercarriage of vehicles. Thieves target this part of the vehicle because they contain precious metals such as: platinum, palladium, or rhodium, making them valuable to metal dealers. The best way to safeguard your vehicle is by parking in the garage, use motion activated lights, and by setting your vehicle alarm.
A friendly reminder to please obey all the speed limits and stop signs throughout the City.
Thanks for your continued support of the Police. The Affton-Southwest Precinct feels the love from our residents day in and day out. It is amazing how you show your support, so thank you very much! It truly means a lot. I hope you all have a fun and safe summer, and I will see you soon.”
Patrolman Jeremy Hake, DSN 3594
City of Green Park
Office: (314) 894-7336
Precinct: (314) 615-4266
Non-Emergency Police #: (636) 529-8210
Patrolman Sanda Cosic, DSN 4681
City of Green Park
Going on Vacation?
If you are taking a vacation and will be away from home for awhile, think about having our St. Louis County Police make extra patrols around your property while your house is vacant.
Just click on this link: Vacation Watch Request
Print, complete, and turn into City Hall. Or stop by City Hall and request the form. City Hall staff will be sure our Green Park officers receive it.
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
BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING
July 19, 2021 – 7:00 PM
HELD IN-PERSON AND BY VIDEO CONFERENCE
Click on the following link for Tentative Agenda for the Board of Aldermen Meeting to be held Monday, July 19th, at 7 p.m. in-person and by video conference*:
Telephone: 1 – 408 – 418 – 9388
Webinar ID: 182 584 3700 #
Password: 1234 #
*DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES,
ATTENDANCE BY VIDEO CONFERENCE
WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.
EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING IF ATTENDING IN-PERSON
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 2020 Federal U.S. Individual Income Tax Return):
Family of 1 — less than $47,550
Family of 2 — less than $54,350
Family of 3 — less than $61,150
Family of 4 — less than $67.900
Family of 5 — less than $73,350
Family of 6 — less than $78,800
Family of 7 — less than $84,200
Family of 8 — less than $89,650
For each person in excess of eight, multiply the 4-person base, times:
09 – 1.40 13 – 1.72
10 – 1.48 14 – 1.80
11 – 1.56 15 – 1.88
12 – 1.64 16 – 1.96
EX: 9 people at Level 1 – 67,900 X 1.40 = 95,050 (Round out to the nearest $50)
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.