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         Glendale Guide                                                                                  2009

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:           Royal to build new bank in Glendale
Mayor’s Letter           2      Royal Banks of Missouri
Board of Adjustment      2   plans to build a new bank ad-
Captain Woepke           3   jacent to its current building at
Police Beat              4
                             9990 Manchester Road, east of
                             Sappington Road.
Burning Issues           5
                                Bank officials hope to oc-
News to Know             6   cupy the new building by late
City Events              6   November.
City Budget              7      The all-brick, 3,240-square-
Directory                8   foot building will be located
                             on the westernmost portion of
                             the existing Royal Banks’ lot.
                             The new one-story bank will
                             include two covered drive-up
DaTES To rEmEmbEr:           lanes occupying an additional       A rendering of Royal Banks of Missouri’s new building to
                             620 square feet of space.           be constructed near the bank’s current site.
Glendale	Night	Out              “We’re trying to establish                                               Courtesy of Langton associates
6:30 p.m. July 21            a standard in the system, so
City Hall parking lost       we’re building new banks on         Financial Officer/Cashier at       new University City South
Ice	Cream	Social             the model that we built on          Royal Banks of Missouri.           branch on Delmar Boulevard.
6:30 Sept. 4                 Delmar,” said Karen Davis,              The building is designed af-
City Hall                    Executive Vice President/Chief      ter a prototype of Royal Banks’            Continued on Page 3

GATOR	Ride	                  New alderman Wilcox settles in to Ward II seat
5:30 p.m. Sept. 26
City Hall parking lot           New Ward II Alderman Mike                                 for Nestlé Purina Pet Care, holds
Firehouse	Run                Wilcox aims to keep Glendale a                               a bachelor’s degree in financial
8 a.m. Oct. 25               great place to live and to make                              management from the University
City Hall                    sure residents are informed and                              of Missouri–Columbia and a master
                             can communicate openly with the                              of business administration degree
                             Board of Aldermen and the City                               from Webster University.
                             Hall staff.                                                      “So far, I am surprised by the
                                “We have a community spirit                               number of issues we are discuss-
                             here that I have not experienced                             ing on the board,” said the political
CoNTaCT NUmbErS              elsewhere,” said Wilcox, who took                            newcomer. “But I am not surprised
                             office in April. “I ran for Alderman Mike Wilcox             by the wonderful transition and how
City Hall    965-3600        because I love this community. We                            I was welcomed by the Mayor and
Police Dept. 965-0000        cannot imagine living any other                              the other members of the board.”
Fire Dept.   965-0000        place. My job is to serve the community and       In the spirit of open communication with resi-
Public Works 968-8157        do whatever I can to make sure each resident’s dents, Wilcox has started a Facebook page called
EMERGENCY	        911        voice is heard.”                                “Citizens of Glendale, MO.” At press time, the
                                Wilcox defeated incumbent John Benz and page had more than 42 members.
                             candidate Sally Cook with 53.5 percent of the     Although new to elective office, Wilcox has
                             vote in the April 7 election.
                                Wilcox, a category development manager                                 Continued on Page 3
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Mayor’s Message
                           Dear Residents:       ing reviewed by our Architectural Review         Woepke, who was recently recognized
                               As we begin       Board for home additions and new home            for 40 years of service to our City. I hope
                           the summer sea-       construction.                                    you take the opportunity to read the article
                           son, it is again my       One of our most important jobs, which I      highlighting Gary’s many contributions to
                           pleasure to report    personally take very seriously, is the stew-     our City. I also want to recognize another
                           to you the many       ardship of your precious tax dollars. On         champion of Glendale and personal friend,
                           great things that     June 15, the Board of Aldermen approved          Assistant Fire Chief Don Bley, who retired
                           make Glendale         the City budget for FY 2009–10, which            on May 1 after 34 years of service. Don
                           the community         maintains existing service levels, provides      was a tremendous asset to our organiza-
                           of choice in St.      a modest wage increase for our employees         tion and community, and we wish him and
                           Louis County.         and sets aside $240,000 in Capital Improve-      his wife, Rose, the very best during Don’s
You cannot talk about summer in the City         ment and General Fund dollars toward the         retirement.
of Glendale without thinking of the many         funding of the Kirkham Avenue Improve-               The April City election re-elected Ward
very poplar community events that are            ment Project. This dollar amount is the first    I Alderman Kay Sullivan, Ward III Alder-
scheduled. On May 22, the community              of three installments to be set aside for this   man Deb Voss and myself, all of whom
celebrated its 10th Annual JazzFest, which       project, which is scheduled to begin in the      ran unopposed. I want to welcome newly
broke another attendance record with nearly      spring of 2013. Also, after careful study by     elected Ward II Alderman Mike Wilcox
3,000 people in attendance. We will hold         the City’s Fire and Police Pension Board,        to his first term on the Board and I look
our Glendale Night Out event in July and         the Board of Aldermen approved changes           forward to his contribution. As your Mayor
our annual Ice Cream Social and GATOR            to our Pension Fund’s investment strategy        for the past four years, I have been blessed
Ride in September. Also, don’t forget that       to provide for a slightly more conservative      to work with a very dedicated and talented
Glendale residents and their guests have         asset mix while taking advantage of growth       Board of Aldermen and I appreciate the
access to the Kirkwood Aquatic Center at         opportunities created by market conditions.      aldermen’s many contributions. Lastly, I
affordable resident rates.                       I want to personally thank each member of        would like to thank you, the Citizens of
    I am pleased to announce that Royal          the Fire and Police Pension Board for their      Glendale. Your concern for our community
Banks is moving forward with plans to            hard work in monitoring and protecting           and your neighborhood, your commitment
construct a new, all-brick, 3,240-square-        the cash value of the City’s Pension Fund        to your property and your volunteerism is
foot bank building next to its existing bank     during these challenging times.                  what sets our community apart. Have a
at 9990 Manchester Road. This new bank               One of the reasons Glendale is such a        great summer.
building should be completed before the          special place is because of our dedicated
first of the year. The City also continues to    workforce. This newsletter highlights a          Warmest Regards,
see new investment in its neighborhoods          number of our employees. I would like            Mayor Richard Magee
with a steady stream of applications be-         to make special mention of Capt. Gary

Board of Adjustment decides citizen appeals on zoning matters
   Among the City of Glendale’s several          appeals from residents,” said Board Chair        from the five-member board before a vari-
Boards and Commissions on which citizens         Tom Lane. “For example, a resident may           ance can be granted. If an appeal is denied,
serve is the Board of Adjustment. Just what      want to add an addition onto their house.        the citizen may appeal the decision to the
does it do and what does it adjust?              However, the addition may penetrate the          St. Louis County Circuit Court.
   The Board of Adjustment hears appeals         front, side or rear yard setback. If so, the        The Board meets at 6 p.m. on the first
from residents who are seeking variances         City will not issue a permit to build without    Wednesday of each month if any appeals
under the Glendale zoning regulations for        a variance from the Board. The individual        have been filed. The Board hears an average
some home improvement projects.                  must then file an appeal. The appeal must        of 15 to 20 appeals per year, Lane said.
   The projects might include home ad-           demonstrate a ‘hardship.’”                          Members are appointed by the mayor
ditions, driveways, fencing and others.             Hardship refers not to a personal hard-       and serve five-year terms. The other cur-
If the City will not issue a permit for a        ship, but to the difficulty of overcoming        rent members are Katherine Bozoian, Ken
project that would run counter to zon-           some legal requirement such an easement          Finnerty, Sally Lefler and Larry Voss. John
ing requirements, the citizen must seek a        or another zoning law, Lane said.                Frisella serves as an alternate. Lane, the
variance by filing an appeal to the Board           Minutes are kept of each meeting and          president of Woodson Development Co.,
of Adjustment, which will hear testimony         appeal, and typically a court reporter is        has served on the Board since 1995.
and decide the case.                             present to take the notes, Lane said.
   “The Board of Adjustment sits to hear            An appeal must receive four yes votes
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Deputy Chief celebrates 40 years as Glendale police officer
    Capt. Gary Woepke recently                                                                       University. He also is a graduate
celebrated his 40th anniversary                                                                      of the FBI National Academy.
as a member of the Glendale                                                                             Woepke provided key leader-
Police Department.                                                                                   ship in running the day-to-day
    The Glendale Board of Al-                                                                        operations of the department
dermen honored Woepke, who                                                                           during Chief Richard Black’s
also is deputy chief of the de-                                                                      absence after surgery last year.
partment, with a resolution on                                                                       He has become the “go-to” per-
March 16.                                                                                            son for handling a wide range
    “Capt. Woepke has dis-                                                                           of difficult community issues
tinguished himself in the law                                                                        that require extreme tact and
enforcement community as a                                                                           diplomacy, Magee said.
highly dedicated leader com-                                                                            Woepke also has excelled in
mitted to the highest ideals of                                                                      the handling of code enforce-
professional law enforcement,”                                                                       ment complaints and often
said Mayor Richard Magee.                                                                            takes on special projects, such
“He has a genuine passion for                                                                        as parking and traffic control
traffic safety that has elevated                                                                     management during the 2008
the standards of the entire de-                                                                      presidential election campaign.
partment in this critical area.                                                                         Just because he has reached
Through this passion, Glendale                                                                       the 40-year mark doesn’t mean
streets have remained safe, and                                                                      Woepke has any intention of
traffic accidents have been held                                                                     retiring from police work any
to an absolute minimum during Capt. Gary Woepke (front left) accepts an award from                   time soon.
his 40 years of service.”            Mayor Richard Magee for 40 years of service.                       “I have truly enjoyed my
    After serving in the U.S.                                                                        career in law enforcement for
Army, Woepke was hired March                                                                         the City of Glendale,” Woepke
16, 1969 as a Glendale police officer. He was promoted to sergeant says, “and I have a great desire to continue to interact with and
in 1971, lieutenant in 1999 and captain/deputy chief in 2000. He serve the residents of this fine city in the future.”
holds a bachelor’s degree in legal justice from Maryville Univer-
sity and a master’s degree in public administration from Webster                                              Continued on Page 4

bank        From Page 1                                                                       Wilcox       From Page 1
It will have 16 parking spaces, and unlike    floor to tenants, Davis said. “We’re not        been active in community service for sev-
the old building, it will be tied into the    really landlords, and we want to focus on       eral years. His activities include serving as
Metropolitan Sewer District’s stormwater      banking,” she said. Records are stored at       past president of the local Mizzou Alumni
drainage system. The modern construc-         the headquarters on Olive Boulevard in          Association chapter, co-chair of Scouting
tion also will allow for better handicap      University City.                                for Food, co-chair of North Glendale El-
accessibility.                                   The existing bank was built in 1967          ementary School Trivia Night, head coach
    Royal Banks officials at first planned    by Westside National Bank. Royal Banks,         of Mary Queen of Peace youth baseball for
to demolish the old two-story bank and        which was founded in 1964, bought West-         three years, former chair of the Webster
build a retail strip center along with the    side and the property in June 1980.             Hills United Methodist Church council and
new, smaller bank. But efforts to attract a      The Glendale Board of Aldermen               founding member of The Gathering United
developer for the strip center were unsuc-    recently approved the bank’s plan to sub-       Methodist Church.
cessful, so Royal Banks now plans to sell     divide the property into two lots. The new         A four-year resident of Glendale, Wil-
the old building and the 44,800-square-foot   bank will sit on a 21,686-square-foot lot.      cox has lived in St. Louis County for 13
lot on which it sits.                            Langton Associates is the architect for      years, previously in Shrewsbury and Des
    The bank doesn’t need all the space       the project, and Paric Corp. is the construc-   Peres. He is a suburban Chicago native and
in the old building and rents the second      tion contractor.                                met his wife, Libby, who is from Webster
                                                                                              Groves, while they were both attending
                                                                                              Mizzou. They have two children.
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      Police Beat
Safest City designation
    The City of Glendale is listed at the 53rd
Safest City in America of cities with popu-
lations of 5,000 to 50,000 and is considered
the Safest City in the State of Missouri.
Glendale has been on the “Top 101 Safest
Cities” list for seven years in a row.
    The website collected
and analyzed data from numerous sources,
including crime data, demographics and
others, to compile the list.
    This designation is a testament to the
high level of cooperation between Glendale
                                               Glendale Police Officers Chris Sarantakis (left) and Matt Mason warm up after
residents and their Police Department.
    The Police Department congratulates taking the Polar Bear Plunge.
to residents for helping to make the City
of Glendale the safest place in Missouri to of Special Olympics Missouri. This year’s ties. The training provides the opportunity
live and work.                                 Polar Bear Plunge raised $130,000. The to develop physical fitness, demonstrate
                                               Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement courage and experience the joy of being a
Glendale officers take the plunge Torch Run, which is planned by Special winner in life.
    Glendale Police Officers Chris Saran- Olympics Missouri in conjunction with               The money raised, more than $1 million
takis and Matt Mason were among 632 local law enforcement agencies.                        statewide, enables the Missouri Special
brave men and women from around the               The Torch Run’s mission is to raise Olympics to serve 22,000 athletes, who
area who donned costumes and swimwear money to provide year-round sports train- represent 42 percent of Missourians with
to take a chilly dip into Lake St. Louis in ing and Olympic-style competition for mental retardation, at no charge to the
February.                                      children and adults with mental retardation athletes or their parents.
    Their “Reason for Freezin’”: the athletes or closely related developmental disabili-
                                                                                             ADT Select Link
                                                                                                 In the modern world, municipalities
Woepke           From Page 3                                                                 sometimes need to get information to
                                                                                             citizens as soon as possible. To facilitate
    He attributes his professional longevity   was recognized as Glendale Employee of        this need, the city has partnered with a
to the creative work environment fostered      the Year in 1998.                             rapid communication system called ADT
by Chief Black and other city officials.          “I have never considered my police         Select Link.
“Without a doubt, the                                             employment as ‘just a          The system will deliver emergency
quality of people I work                                          job,’” he says. “It has    messages to the community by the commu-
with and those whom                                                been a truly enjoyable    nication method of each citizen’s choice.
I have the pleasure to                                             vocation.”                Should the city need to notify citizens of an
serve influences my                                                   Woepke and his         important matter such as a hazardous spill,
attitude and morale and                                            wife, Beth, have lived    severe weather or criminal activity, the sys-
thus greatly affects and                                           for 39 years in Glen-     tem would send messages by home phone,
improves my perfor-                                                dale, where they raised   cell phone, text message, fax or e-mail. In
mance,” Woepke says.                                               four children. In his     addition, ADT Select Link may be used
    “I would consider helping people dur-      spare time, he is an avid, low-handicap       to keep citizens up to date on important
ing a time of crisis — whether it’s a little   golfer. He fondly recalls serving as a        community-wide information or changes
problem or one of great significance — as      Kirkwood Khoury League (now Kirkwood          related to citizen groups.
my favorite part of police work.”              Athletic Association) manager and coach-          Citizens will be entered into the system
    Woepke received the Police Department      ing area children in baseball and soccer      using an information form available at City
Employee of the Year Award from the            at North Glendale School for more than        Hall or by contacting Sgt. Bob Catlett at
Kirkwood American Legion in 1977 and           17 years.                                     909-3005 or
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  Burning issues
    Assistant Fire Chief Don Bley retired
May 1 after 34 years with the Glendale
Fire Department.
    “He has been a leader in so many dif-
ferent aspects of the fire service,” said Fire
Chief Larry Zeitzmann. As training officer
for Glendale, Bley was named Training
Officer of the Year by the St. Louis Area
Fire Chiefs Association; was instrumental
in developing the Monsanto Fire School
in St. Louis County; and assisted in the
development of firefighter rescue classes
taught throughout the county and the state.
He developed a “Rescue Drag Tarp” that
has since been produced and sold to fire
departments throughout Missouri and has          Glendale’s Inflatable Fire Safety House will debut July 21 at Glendale Night Out.
attracted the interest of the Department of          The promotions became effective in second Community Emergency Response
Defense for use by troops on the battlefield,    early June.                                  Team (CERT) class with basic skills to as-
Zeitzmann said. Bley also was instrumental                                                    sist in a disaster when emergency services
in developing disaster preparedness and          Safety House                                 are not immediately available.
emergency action plans for Glendale and              The Fire Department plans to give            The class learned such skills as how to
Warson Woods.                                    its new inflatable Safety House a public turn off a gas meter, shut off electric to a
    Capt. Steve Siebert has been promoted        debut on July 21 at the Glendale Night building, use a portable fire extinguisher,
to Assistant Fire Chief. Filling the captain     Out event.                                   apply basic first aid, determine if a build-
positions created by Bley’s retirement and           The Inflatable Fire Safety House is a ing is safe to enter and perform light search
Siebert’s promotion are former lieutenants       21-foot tall, two-story, fully air-inflated and rescue for victims who may be trapped
Matt Cash and Brad Kauffeld, who received        structure used to teach children fire safety in a collapsed building. Participants also
the highest and second-highest scores,           through interactive tours. The first floor learned how to help people cope with
respectively, on a series of rigorous promo-     of the house features a fireplace that can emotional issues that arise during natu-
tion tests, exercises and interviews. Bryan      deliver artificial smoke to simulate a fire, ral or manmade emergencies. All CERT
“Chad” Wagner and Curtis VanGaasbeek             a stove, a microwave oven and even a members receive a manual and a backpack
have been promoted to those lieutenant           kitchen sink. The second floor contains containing personal protection gear and
positions.                                       a bedroom, where children practice stay- other equipment.
                                                 ing low and crawling through an open             The 20-hour course, held in five four-
                                                 bedroom window.                              hour segments, includes both lectures and
                                                     Large graphics and pictures throughout hands-on training.
                                                 the house introduce more than 20 safety          CERT members were pressed into ser-
                                                 tips.                                        vice during the May 22 JazzFest to assist
                                                     The Safety House was purchased in with crowd and traffic control.
                                                 April with funds left over from a $29,545        To apply for a future CERT class, con-
                                                 grant from the Assistance to Firefight- tact Capt. Chuck Helle at 965-7097.
                                                 ers Grant Program of the Department of
                                                 Homeland Security after the purchase of
                                                 fire-fighting equipment.
                                                                                                     Firehouse Run
                                                     The Safety House will be offered to area          8 a.m. Oct. 25 at City Hall
                                                 schools for fire prevention education.
                                                                                               Entry fees: $15 individuals; $40 family
                                                 Second CERT class graduates                   of three; $5 additional member.
                                                     Sixteen citizens from Glendale, Warson 314-888-1453; 314-965-3600.
                                                 Woods, Kirkwood and Webster Groves Packet pickup: Oct. 24.
Retired Assistant Fire Chief Don Bley            graduated on May 30 from Glendale’s
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news to Know
Kirkwood pool welcomes
Glendale residents
   Glendale residents and their guests are
welcome to use the Kirkwood Aquatic
Center in Kirkwood Park, West Adams and
South Geyer roads, at resident rates.
   Glendale pool users must obtain an ID
card from the Kirkwood Parks and Recre-
ation Department.
   The pool is open weekdays through
Monday, Aug. 17 from noon to 7:30 p.m.,
weekends 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and holidays
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From Aug. 18
through Monday Sept. 7, the competitive
and family pools only will be open week-
days 4 to 7:30 p.m., but all pool areas will
be open weekends 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and             Denise Thimes sings with Terry Thompson’s Jazz Alive Band at JazzFest.
holidays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
   All areas of the Aquatic Center are         JazzFest, Denise Thimes draw large crowd
available for rental to groups after public
session hours and lesson activities until          Nearly 3,000 jazz fans attended Glen-      dale Women’s Club in association with
11 p.m. Rates are based on the size of the     dale’s 10th annual JazzFest, held May 22       the City of Glendale and is produced by
group and the facilities reserved. Call 314-   in the City Hall lower parking lot.            Terry Thompson Productions. Underwrit-
822-5859 for rental information.                   The free event, hosted by KFUO-FM          ers included Missouri Baptist Hospital,
   For more information, contact the           Radio’s Don Wolff, featured music by           Des Peres Hospital, Allied Waste, Hoff-
Kirkwood Aquatic Center at 314-984-            three local groups and refreshments from       man Plumbing, The Todd Organization,
6971 or visit Glendale’s website at www.       Westwood Catering, Gelato di Riso and          AmerenUE, Inflatable Images, Laurie’s or Kirkwood’s website at        Schlafly Beer.                                 Shoes, Miken Technologies, Pulaski Bank,             The headliner, jazz singer Denise Thi-     Schlafly Beer, Algonquin Golf Club, The
htm.                                           mes, was backed up by pianist Carolbeth        Fire Works Restoration Co., Leach BP
                                               True and The Terry Thompson Swing Alive        Service, Office Essentials Inc. and Weis
                                               Band. Swing Alive, featuring vocalist          Design Group.
 mosquito fogging now                          Dean Christopher, also played a set, and          The concert was filmed by HEC-TV,
                                               the St. Louis Stompers opened the show         which carries episodes of Wolff’s live
 in progress in Glendale                       with Dixieland jazz.                           radio show.
                                                   The JazzFest is presented by the Glen-
     Fogging for mosquitoes is now in
 progress every Tuesday and Thursday           Third GaTor cycling event set for Sept. 26
 evening, weather permitting. The Pub-
 lic Works Department began fogging in            Riders of bicycles, tricycles and stroll-   followed by a concert, refreshments, fun
 May and will continue through fall.           ers are invited to participate at 6:30 p.m.    and socializing.
     Fogging begins around 9 p.m. and          Sept. 26 in the third Glendale Annual             Registration check-in and pre-race
 lasts until all streets have been sprayed,    Twilight Open Ride, known as the GA-           festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.
 usually about three hours. The Depart-        TOR ride.                                      Late riders will be allowed to begin be-
 ment also will spray larvacide in the            The family-friendly event for residents     tween 6:30 and 7 p.m., but no riders will
 creeks and stormwater drains every 30         of Glendale and surrounding areas is in-       be allowed to commence any route after
 days to help control mosquito infesta-        tended to promote active family lifestyles     7 p.m.
 tion in areas where there is standing         and community events in Glendale.                 Last year, more than 100 riders
 water.                                           The rides, which include a 0.4-mile         participated.
     If you have any questions regarding       Toddler Trail and a two-mile Family               To register, call 966-1018.
 our fogging procedures, contact City          Frolic through Glendale streets, will be
 Hall at (314) 965-3600.
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city Budget news
Below is a summary of the 2009-10 General Fund Budget for the City of Glendale.

    Revenue Percentages         Expenditure Percentages
  Property Taxes       16%     General Govt.       10%
  Sales Taxes          22%     Court                1%
  Utility Taxes        25%     Police              26%
  Fire Contract         6%     Dispatch             7%
  Intergovernmental    11%     Fire                31%
  Licenses & Permits    4%     Public Works        17%
  Court                 5%     ICAC                 8%
  Miscellaneous        11%
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  424 N. Sappington road
  Glendale, mo 63122

  Phone:    (314) 965-3600
  Fax:      (314) 965-4772

         Check out our

Mayor                        Ward II Aldermen           Ward III Aldermen
Richard	Magee                Paul	Roettger              Daniel	Sullivan
821-6802                     984-9691                   966-7664

Ward 1 Aldermen              Mike	Wilcox                Deb	Voss
                             821-5218                   821-2446
Martin	Schiff                                 
961-8932                                             City Administrator
Kay	Sullivan                                            Frank	L.	Myers
961-7632                                                965-3600                      

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