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                                          www.bridgetonmo.com                                  September – October 2009

                                      Park Construction Report
 Your Elected                          by Mayor Conrad Bowers                                  approvals were required from several other
                                                                                               parties. These include: The Department of
   Officials                                                In this issue of the Banner I
                                                                                               Interior, The Department of National Parks, The
                                                            have requested the Park
                                                            Department to submit an            Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and
       Mayor:                                                                                  The City of St. Louis and The City of Bridgeton.
                                                            update on the projects
Conrad W. Bowers – 739-7666                                                                    However, since construction has started
                                                            initiated and completed in
        or 209-0222                                         2009.      The Park Staff          progress has been rapid.
                                                            provided the following.
                                          Mayor Bowers   As the summer is winding
  Municipal Judge:
                                  down, the Bridgeton Park and Recreation Department
       Joseph Larrew
                                 is putting the finishing touches on two major
                                 construction projects.
        Ward 1:
  Judy Pickett – 291-7046         The first project is an enhancement of the facilities at
                                 Riverwoods Park, which is located at the Missouri River
  Bob Saettele – 291-1131
                                 end of the Rock Road. At this park, we are adding four        McKelvey Park is a replacement for Cardinal
                                individual picnic sites for family picnics or for those        Park with very similar facilities. The Park has a
        Ward 2:
                                looking for a place to eat lunch and four additional           new state of the art playground with six
 Robert Benben – 291-5841      benches along the scenic overlooks on the trail. There          individual picnic areas for family picnics and
  Linda Eaker – 291-3880       will also be two information kiosks to show the trail           for the lunch crowd. The proper term for this
                               layout as well as to provide the history and information of     Park would be a “pocket park”. This park does
          Ward 3:              the area. Last but not least, we have upgraded the rest         not have a restroom facility because there is no
   Ferd Fetsch – 291-3021      room facility to a more park like setting. The goal of this     financially feasible sewer hook up and also
Christine Waitman – 291-4978   project is to prepare this park to be a trailhead and           Cardinal Park did not have a rest room facility,
                               destination park for the next phase of the Greenway Trail       which was a factor with the park conversion
         Ward 4:               expansion. That section will be a ten-foot wide multi-use       approved by DNR and the Department of
                               trail that will stretch from I-70 to I-370 which will be part   Interior.
 Barbara Abram – 739-1050
                               of a larger trail that will connect from the Page Avenue
  Joni Norris – 291-8041        Bridge to the Columbia Bottom Nature Area. The                 The second
                                funding for this project comes from a St. Louis County         half of this
                                Municipal Grant with the Park Department providing the         project is the
                                manpower to install most of the features.                      new amen-
                                                                                               ities       in
                                The second project is actually two projects in one.            Gentry Park.
                                During 2006, Senator Bond attached an $800,000 grant           They include
                                to the State of Missouri’s transportation bill for the         a large pavil-
                                 purpose of replacing park facilities that were lost in the    ion and restroom facility located on the west side
                                 airport expansion. This grant has allowed the City of         of the Community Center, a band shell for
                                  Bridgeton to develop McKelvey Park located at 3220           concerts in the park located down the hill from
                                  McKelvey Road, which is a replacement for Cardinal           the Payne-Gentry House, a bocce ball court
                                   Park. It has also allowed us to develop some new            located behind the Community Center, eight
                                   amenities in Gentry Park that are replacements for          individual picnic areas, and a concrete walking
                                    those lost in Freebourn Park and Oak Valley Park.          and jogging trail that runs through Hickory
                                     Until the last few months, progress for this project      Woods and around the perimeter of the park.
                                      has been slow because of the many government
                                       MoDOT has been the administrator for the grant          Both projects should be completely finished by
                                        because Federal funds were involved and                the end of September.
    Robert Gunn Appointed Director of Public Works
Also in this issue of the Banner I would like to introduce to our       in public works. I am coming from the City of
residents the new Director of Public Works, Mr. Robert Gunn.            Creve Coeur, where I was the Director of
Robert replaces Dick Houchin who served the City for 30 years and       Public Works; I have also worked in the
retired in July. Mr. Gunn provided the following information.           Department of Public Works for both the City
                                                                        of Maryland Heights and Kansas City,
My name is Robert Gunn. I have a civil engineering background           Missouri. I am also a member of the US Army
with a professional engineer’s license in Missouri. I grew up in        Reserve and hold the rank of Captain
Bridgeton MO, in the old Carrolton Oaks subdivision. My first job       (Promotable); serving as the Company                Robert Gunn
was as a lifeguard for the Carrolton Oaks swimming pool. I went         Commander of the 1880th Med Log. I am
to University of Missouri Columbia for my engineering degrees. I        married and have 4-year-old twin boys, and a 3-year-old daughter.
have experience in civil engineering, and an extensive background


      Proposition E911
On November 3, 2009 Proposition E911 will be on the St.
                                                                             Tree Limb Pick-Up
Louis County Ballot. This proposition will provide a one-         Again this season the City will offer a tree limb pick-up service from
tenth of a sales tax for improvement in the countywide            October 5, 2009 through April 26, 2010 in accordance with the
communication effort.                                             schedule printed below. The rules will also be the same as last year and
This effort will allow First Responders (police, fire and         are as follow:
emergency medical services) the ability to communicate            • Tree limbs must be placed at the curb for pickup on Monday of
with each other. It will help to locate 911 calls made from         your pickup week and must be no larger than 3 inches in diameter
cell phones and will help to improve weather warnings and           as well as no longer than 8 feet in length and must be stacked with
crime alerts.                                                       the cut end facing the street;
The Police, Fire and EMS communities are in FAVOR OF              • Yard waste items like small branches, twigs, bushes, thorn bushes,
PROPOSITION E911.                                                   ground cover, vines, grass and tree leaves should be bundled,
                                                                    bagged, or loose in the trash cans for pick-up by the trash collector
  Summer Landscaping                                                on Yard Waste Day (Wednesday). Construction materials like
                                                                    lumber, plywood and any type fencing or wire will not be picked up
       Awards                                                       and should be handled by a private hauler or contact the trash hauler.
                                                                    Stumps should be put in your regular trash;
The Beautification Commission has
awarded the second of three groups                                • The tree limb pick-up is limited to single family residences (no
of landscaping awards for 2009.                                     apartments or condominiums), and each residence will be limited to
The winners received a certificate                                  a maximum of 3 hours of service each season (October 5th through
of recognition from the City of                                     April 26th);
Bridgeton and a $25 gift certificate                              • This service is intended to help residents who trim their trees. It is
from Branneky Hardware. The                                         not intended to replace cleanup of tree limbs that do not originate on
summer winners were:                                                your lot.
                                                                  TREE LIMB PICK-UP SCHEDULE
JoAnn Steck                   Mr. & Mrs. Gary Sobocinski
3320 Tuscany Hills Ct.        3274 Bridgeport Place               Homes North of I-70**               Homes South of I-70**

Mr. & Mrs. John Saputo        Mr. & Mrs. Kiet Nguyen              Week beginning:                     Week beginning:
3716 Three Oaks               112094 Tea Olive                    10/5 and 10/19                      *10/12 and 10/26
                                                                  11/2 and 11/16                      11/9 and 11/23
Mr. & Mrs. Carlo Caferata     Mr. Robert Korhammer                12/7 and 12/21                      12/14 and 12/28
3606 Harmann Estates Dr.      3681 Welland                        1/4 and 1/18                        1/11 and 1/25
                                                                  2/1 and *2/15                       2/8 and 2/22
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Abernathy      Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Bamert Sr.        3/1 and 3/15                        3/8 and 3/22
4185 Muro                     11337 Terry                         4/5 and 4/19                        4/12 and 4/26

The Beautification Commission recognized the Bob Evans            *Due to Monday holidays, tree limb pick-up begins on Tuesday of
Restaurant  at 3583 Pennridge for their outstanding               these specific weeks.
appearance of their premises.


The Elected Officials would like to thank the residents of the City of Bridgeton for sending in their responses to our survey about the city.
   The City will be working on a five-year strategic plan to implement in the City with help from our citizens response to our survey.
          City Clerk’s Report of Recent Council Actions
  Granted minor commercial subdivision of Lot 2 of Hilltop Plaza           Presbyterian Church)
  Subdivision containing 2 lots on 1.968 acres of land at 11970 St.        Amended Code establishing a procurement policy related to local
  Charles Rock Road                                                        businesses.
  Approved Gilmore & Bell P.C. to serve as Special Tax Counsel             Approved appointment of Mr. Robert Gunn as Director of Public
  in connection with issuance of Certificates of Participation, to be      Works.
  used to finance a new Government Center
                                                                           Granted one-year extension of sign variance for AAA Trailer
  Approved Package Liquor & Sunday License for Target Store,               Services for off-premise trailer sign at 13930 Missouri Bottom
  12275 St. Charles Rock Road.                                             Road.
  Granted Special Use Permit for a wood grinder for recycling of           Granted sign variance at 12700 St. Charles Rock Road for The
  wood at 13221 Corporate Exchange Drive (Chep                             Lodge Hotel and Banquet. 
  USA/Greatwide Distribution)
                                                                           Established annual rate of tax levy for 2009 on all real property
  Granted Special Use Permit for outdoor display and/or sale of            within the boundaries of the City of Bridgeton.
  merchandise at 12567 Natural Bridge Road   (John Calvin


                                                  Upcoming Events
Fall Plant Give-away                                                       most original costumes.  A special prize will be awarded to the best-
The Beautification Commission will distribute complimentary plants         costumed family.  All participants entering the costume contest must
to Bridgeton residents on Saturday, October 10th, at 9 a.m. at City        have their entries in by 7 p.m.
Hall. Proof of residency is required: supplies are limited. Please call    Admission: One non-perishable food item per person is required for
739-5599 for more information.                                             entry. All donations will benefit local food pantries. Some games
                                                                           require tickets, which are available for a nominal amount.
Tales on the Trail
Tales on the Trail will be a historical walking experience for all ages.   Arts & Crafts Fair
Come hear stories of the founding of the Bridgeton area; learn about       Come help celebrate 30 years of our annual Arts and Crafts Fair—
the different bridges that have spanned the Missouri river, and find       by shopping!  We are still seeking vendors, but space is limited, so
out more about the Montana shipwreck. Enjoy the beautiful views            sign up early!  Direct selling vendors will be allowed on a limited
from the Riverwoods trail, light refreshments, and the knowledge           basis.  Exhibitors must comply with all Missouri state sales tax
imparted by the Bridgeton Historical Commission members and                regulations.  Booth includes 3’ x 8’ or 3’ x 6’ table and 2 chairs. Mark
other guests! The trail is paved and wheelchair accessible and is          your calendars for Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
approximately 1.7 miles in length (3.4 miles roundtrip). Please call       Cost for Residents is $30/booth and non-residents is $35/booth.
the Parks and Recreation department at (314) 739-5599 for more
information.                                                               “All American” Trivia Night
The Bridgeton Historical Commission, Great Rivers Greenway                 This trivia night will be made in America!  All trivia categories will
District, and the Bridgeton Parks and Recreation Department present        focus on all the things that make our country great! There will be
this FREE event. No registration required. Program may be                  cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  There will also be
cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Plan on attending Tales       mulligans, door prizes, 50/50 raffle and other games. Cost includes
on the Trail on Sunday, October 18th from 2 to 4 p.m.                      soft drinks, beer and snacks while they last. Attendees are also
                                                                           welcome to bring their own food and beverage.  
Howl-O-ween Party                                                          Plan on attending on Saturday, November 14th. Doors open at 6:30
Your pooch can get into the costumed fun just like the rest of the         p.m., Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $120 per table -
family on October 25th from 2-3 p.m. at Gentry Park!  This event for       Maximum is 8 players per table.
dogs and their families will include bobbing for treats, a scavenger
hunt, tricks for treats, a costume contest (of course!) and other          Flu Shots
Halloween-themed activities.  All family members are invited to            The Community Center, in cooperation with the Tip Healthcare, will
attend, but dogs must have a responsible adult present, and must be        be administering flu shots to area residents and senior citizens on
current on all shots.  Cost is per dog.  You must pre-register for this    Wednesday, October 14th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  No appointments
event by Thursday, October 22!  Cost for residents is $10 and non-         are needed, as there will be an adequate supply of vaccine and nurses
residents is $15.                                                          available.    This is for seasonal flu vaccine only and does not
                                                                           provide protection for the H1N1 flu virus. Medicare Part B
Family Fright Night                                                        participants will receive immunizations at no charge.  VNA-Tip
Make plans for October 24th from 6-8 p.m. at the Bridgeton                 Healthcare will also accept some major insurance plans, including
Community Center.  There’s nothing scary about this fun-filled             Essence, Mercy/Premier, GHP/Advantra, Humana Gold and Health
Halloween event suitable for the whole family!  Halloween games            Alliance.  All other patrons must pay by check, cash or money order.
and activities will be featured, including an inflatable obstacle          The cost is $25 for a Flu shot and $45 for a Pneumonia shot. For
course and slide.  Come in costume and win some fabulous prizes.           more information regarding this event, please contact Mary Lane or
Our gallery of ghouls will award prizes for the scariest, cutest and       Joe Campbell at (314) 739-5599.
                              Calendar                                           of Events
   October                                                                       November
   1    Municipal Court ..........................................6:00 p.m.      3    Design and Review Board ..........................7:00 p.m.
   6    Design and Review Board ..........................7:00 p.m.              4    City Council..................................................7:00 p.m.
   7    City Council ................................................7:00 p.m.   5    Municipal Court ..........................................6:00 p.m.
   8    Beautification Commission ..........................6:00 p.m.            7    Annual Arts and Crafts Fair – Community Center
   10   Fall Plant Giveaway – City Hall ................9:00 a.m.                9    Planning and Zoning Commission ..............7:00 p.m.
   12   COLUMBUS DAY – City Hall Closed                                          10   Municipal Court ..........................................7:00 p.m.
   13   Municipal Court ..........................................7:00 p.m.      11   VETERAN’S DAY – City Hall Closed
   14   Housing Board of Appeals ..........................7:30 p.m.             12   Beautification Commission ..........................6:00 p.m.
        Street Commission ......................................7:00 p.m.        16   Personnel Commission ................................7:00 p.m.
        Ward 4 Meeting, Bridgeway School ............7:00 p.m.                        Police Commission ......................................7:00 p.m.
   15   Historical Commission ................................6:00 p.m.          17   Design and Review Board ..........................7:00 p.m.
        Municipal Court ..........................................7:00 p.m.           Parks and Recreation Board ........................6:00 p.m.
   19   Personnel Commission ................................7:00 p.m.           18   City Council ................................................7:00 p.m.
        Police Commission ......................................7:00 p.m.        19   Historical Commission ................................6:00 p.m.
   20   Design and Review Board ..........................7:00 p.m.                   Municipal Court ..........................................7:00 p.m.
        Parks and Recreation Board ........................6:00 p.m.             23   Planning and Zoning Commission ..............7:00 p.m.
   21   City Council ................................................7:00 p.m.        Special Events Commission ........................6:00 p.m.
   22   Board of Adjustment ..................................7:00 p.m.          24   Municipal Court ..........................................7:00 p.m.
        Senior Citizens Coordinating Committee ..10:00 a.m.                      26   THANKSGIVING –
   26   Planning and Zoning Commission ..............7:00 p.m.                        City Hall & Community Center Closed
        Special Events Commission ........................6:00 p.m.              27   City Hall Closed. Community Center Open.
   27   Municipal Court ..........................................6:00 p.m.
   28   Ward 1 & 2 Meeting, Community Center ..7:00 p.m.

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