Friday, August 10, 2012
Prop "S" for safety was close; Prop "P' for parks failed to get a simple majority
The failure of the two propositions on the ballot August 7 in Olivette to pass caused swift reactions. Those on both sides of the issue had views of the inability of these two measures, for public safety and parks to pass. The Proposition for Public Safety “S” gained 55.12 percent of the vote but it needed 57 percent (4/7th) to be put into effect. Proponents figured a swing of 22 votes would have pushed it across the finish line. Parks did not fare as well. It failed to get a simple majority with 1,097 votes yes and 1,106 votes no. Now, the big question is, do these propositions go back to the drawing board for redesign and community approval, or has the opportunity just passed the city by? Mike McDowell, long time city manager points out …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Long time local artist backs passage of this $9 million dollar proposition.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Letter to the Editor: I am astonished that my fellow citizens are actually taking steps to encourage their fellow citizens to vote against Prop. S and, in doing so, not support the very people whose job is to take care of them in their times of need--Olivette's police officers and firefighters. These men & women are currently working in unsafe, decrepit facilities which prevent them from storing their emergency equipment safely so that it can be available to them when they rush out to help their community--whether to fight a fire at a home or business, stop a home invasion, treat a heart attack victim, intervene in a domestic quarrel, or prevent a robbery. These police officers and fire fighters are exceptional individuals who take the …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Opposition comes from concerned citizens, a former mayor and former member of the PCDC commission.
Some people in Olivette have firm enough convictions to believe the plan for a new public safety building/administrative center has not been well planned, and ought to return to the drawing board. Former Mayor Craig Cohen weighed in on this issue, along with long time resident/architect H. Shelby Pruett and other business people in the community. They want Olivette to step back and give the plans more thought. Some believe a new building would be more advantageous than trying to remodel a building, dating back to 1986. Draw your own conclusions from their website information. The voters of Olivette will go to the polls Tuesday, August 7 to decide on $12 million dollars of improvements for public safety, administration and parks …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Vote in the readers poll attached to this article.
So far, a big rush of readers have have shown their interests today concerning the article about the Novack brothers opposition to the purchase of a building in the Olivette Executive Parkway as part of Proposition "S" next Tuesday. Read what the brothers have to say here. Take the Patch readers' poll on this subject. Tell us if you are going to vote yes or no on next week's $9 million dollar referendum. Then leave us a comment in the comments section. Remember all votes are anonymous. We want to find out which direction this vote is headed. It will take a four seventh approval (57 percent of the voters) to get this done. Tomorrow, we will look at what Olivette residents think about Prop "P" for Parks and the upgrades planned at Warson …
Aaron and Neal Novack, property owners in the Olivette Executive Parkway think the city can do much better.
It would be fair enough to say, there are some residents and business owners alike in Olivette who are strongly opposed to Proposition “S,” a public safety referendum for $9,365,000 on the August 7 primary ballot. The purpose of Prop “S” is to fund construction of a new fire station at the present location at 9473 Olive St. and a new administration center and police headquarters building at 1101 Executive Parkway, the entrance to the parkway. Some of the key opponents are property owners in the Olivette Executive Parkway, Neal Novack, vice president and principal of J.E. Novack Construction Co., 1144 Olivette Executive Parkway and his brother Aaron, chief architect of the firm are not happy with the plans of the Olivette City Council. …