Thursday, September 20, 2012
Board of Aldermen approve current tax rate, enter into leaf vacuuming agreement.
St. Louis County just finalized its tax numbers September 15, and on the heels of that, the City of Frontenac has approved its tax rate to be assessed and collected for each $100 of assessed valuation for the fiscal year. The good news is, this is a non-property assessment year in Missouri, and Frontenac’s rate is almost identical to last year, The Frontenac Board of Aldermen set the rate at $.4900 per one hundred dollars for residential property and $.5340 per one hundred dollars for commercial property and $.4430 for personal property. The increase is 1/10 of one cent per hundred dollars of assessed valuation which is estimated to generate $6,668 in total additional revenue. If divided evenly among all of the 1,385 residential …
Friday, September 7, 2012
A consultant's preliminary recommendations to the Frontenac planning and zoning commission are set to come this month.
While a consultant prepares land use recommendations for a chronically vacant building on the corner of Lindbergh and Clayton roads, the building itself has been cleared out completely and a rendering of a new Reliance Bank branch has appeared on its windows. The project sits idle after the city last month imposed a moratorium on development on the property at that corner. City administrator Bob Shelton told Patch the city's planning and zoning commission expects to get prelimimary recommendations from the consultant, PGAV Planners, at its meeting on Sept. 25. The moratorium has halted plans by Reliance Bank to move a branch to that location from the branch located at 10401 Clayton Road. "The consultant will review land use recommendations…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
City obtained a federal grant to pay for a portion of the project.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Information was provided by Bob Shelton, city administrator for the City of Frontenac. The Geyer Road bridge in Frontenac closed Monday August 20, eliminating all through vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The City of Frontenac contracted with Kozeny Wagner who has sixty days to reopen the bridge. Frontenac Public Works Director Jeff Wappelhorst stated “the bridge was in need of replacement and the only way to accomplish the work was complete removal which required road closure.” Police Chief Tom Becker cautions bicyclists and pedestrians that the entire area surrounding the bridge is a No Trespassing Zone. The construction area has been posted and is dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. Neighboring residents have also …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The complex has remained vacant going several years. We want to know?
The mystery of what’s coming next, or at all to the business complex at the northwest corner of Clayton and Lindbergh in Frontenac lingers on. Though there are large signs on the building at 10307 Clayton Rd., developers have declined to outline any details of pending projects. Lord Partners is listed on the signage along with architect David Mason and Associates. Kurt Lord, head of Lord Partners indicates the property owner is not ready to talk about any proposed developments at this time. “We want to wait until we have further discussions with the City of Frontenac,” said Lord, declining to be interviewed about any possible projects. “Our client is just not ready to talk,” said Lord. Frontenac City Administrator Bob Shelton said …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
First reading, Board of Aldermen amend ordinance to fall into compliance.
For those citizens who live in Frontenac, and chose to put out their solid yard waste (leaves, sticks, composting) into plastic bags for curbside pickup, those days are over. The Frontenac Board of Aldermen passed a first reading ordinance to bring the city into compliance with the rest of Missouri. A lot of loose ends were tied up, so to speak. There was a lengthy discussion about back yard composting. Complaints from residents have bubbled up from time to time about the stench of the neighbor’s piles. City officials decided to move setbacks for composting from three feet to fifteen feet. This has been a particular problem in West End Park, a row of streets on the west side of Lindbergh Boulevard. About solid waste removal, residents must…