If you can only call one, make it Kathleen Burkett, as it is in her district and the other Council members defer to the one in which the project is located.

Email addresses 
You can get them all at once in one email.
If you email, they would like you to include your full name.

cdooley@stlouisco.com   County Executive Charlie Dooley
herby@stlouisco.com  Hazel Erby (District 1)
kburkett@stlouisco.com   Kathleen Kelly Burkett (District 2)
cwasinger@stlouisco.com  Colleen Wasinger (District 3)
momara@stlouisco.com   Mike O’Mara (District 4)
pdolan@stlouisco.com    Pat Dolan (District 5)
sstenger@stlouisco.com   Steve Stenger (District 6)
GQuinn@stlouisco.com    Greg Quinn (District 7)

Phone numbers
If you call, remember that Council persons are part time. and they have full  time office assistants.

Hazel Erby
Phone: (314) 615-5436 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-5386 for Executive Assistant: Jacqueline Carr

>>>>Bill's Sponsor: Kathleen Burkett
Phone: (314) 615-5437 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-5451 for Executive Assistant: Loraine Miller

Colleen Wasinger
Phone: (314) 615-5438 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-5438 for Executive Assistant: Mike Chapman

Mike O'Mara
Phone: (314) 615-5439 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-0393 for Executive Assistant: Jo Roche

Pat Dolan
Phone: (314) 615-5441 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-5434 for Executive Assistant: Eric Fey

Steve Stenger
Phone: (314) 615-5442 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-0159 for Executive Assistant: Linda Henry

Greg Quinn
Phone: (314) 615-5443 and Fax: (314) 615-7890
Phone: (314) 615-5443 for Executive Assistant: Jordan Fears
 
 
While the standing-room-only turnout for the May 10 meeting at City Hall was impressive, we'll tell you what was not:  Out of 7 planning commissioners, only four showed up for the predictably high-attendance meeting.

The last time a Planning Commission meeting was so packed was in 2008, when a similar development was proposed in the same area, by essentially the same developers.

Planning commissioners have the responsibility to take a look at the bigger picture and the longer view on major development decisions such as Maryland Pointe.  They have the responsibility to hear all sides of an issue.  And to do that, they need to show up.

Here are the attendance statistics for Maryland Heights Planning Commissioners, from 2008 to the present.  What grade would you give them? 

2011            No. of meetings        No. Attended       Rate
E. Baker                6                                 3                   50%  (current president)
Madden                 6                                  5                   83%
Penberthy             6                                  3                   50%
Wells                    6                                  1                   17%
D. Baker               6                                  5                   83%
Hurd                     6                                  6                  100%
Abrams                 6                                  5                   83%

2010             No. of meetings         No. Attended     Rate
E. Baker             21                                 18                   86%
Caverly              6                                     6                  100%
Germano           1                                     1                  100%
Madden             21                                   18                   86%
Penberthy          21                                  16                   76%
Wells                 21                                   12                   57%
D. Baker            21                                   19                   90%
Hurd                  20                                  19                   95%
Abrams             14                                   13                   93%

2009               No. of meetings        No. Attended     Rate
E. Baker                 19                              18                  95%
Caverly                   19                              17                  89%
Germano                19                              15                  79%
Madden                   19                              16                  84%
Penberthy               19                               13                 68%
Wells                      19                               11                 58%
D. Baker                 19                               15                 79%

2008                No. of meetings      No. Attended    Rate
E. Baker                 20                             19                  95%
Caverly                   20                             20                100%
Germano                20                             16                 80%
Madden                   20                             18                 90%
Penberthy               20                             12                 60%
Wells                      20                              12                 60%
D. Baker                 20                              18                 90%



 
 
 
At our monthly Second Saturday community meeting yesterday, Ward 2 Council member Kim Baker and Ward 3 Council member Chuck Caverly discussed development options near Creve Coeur Park with residents.  Caverly spent about a decade on the Planning Commission; while Baker is new to some of the issues, her husband, Darrell Baker, has been a Planning Commissioner at least as far back as 2008. 

What would, for example, a Wal-Mart store in Howard Bend do to businesses along Dorsett and McKelvey?  How do we avoid a new retail center from sucking under business from other parts of Maryland Heights?  Is it possible to attract unique stores, not available elsewhere in the metro area?  Something that adds to the area, rather than just moves business-as-usual around?

Pay close attention to these issues and discussions, as they will affect the future of Maryland Heights as we know it.
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We recently conducted a telephone survey of Maryland Heights residents to gauge interest in development proposals in Howard Bend, next to Creve Coeur Park.  Quite a few people want to know more.  So, we're offering two meeting times to come learn about development proposals currently in process and what our group is doing in response.  You can find out more by clicking here.  Hope to see you there.
 
 
We mean that in the best possible way:  Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth is co-sponsoring a trivia night with the St. Louis Audubon Society.  Both groups are working to preserve the wildlife habitat of the Missouri River floodplain.

Join us October 16 for this "fun-raiser" and support one of the most unique natural habitats in St. Louis' own backyard.

Date:  Saturday, October 16
Place:  Bridgeton Community Center
Time:  Doors open at 6 p.m., trivia begins at 7 p.m.
Cost:  $25 p/person or $160 for a table of 8

For questions about the event, call Mitch Leachman at 314-599-7390 or email him at stlaudubon@charter.net.  

Download the registration form and we'll see you there!


 
 
Join us this Saturday morning between 9:30 and 11:00 at the St. Louis Bread Company in Westport Plaza for the next in our continuing series of community meetings.  

We'll be discussing the city's planning scenarios for the McKelvey Dorsett area and what it means to be a "sustainable" city.  Or -- whatever else is on your mind!  Maryland Heights just celebrated its 25th anniversary; what would you like to see in the next 25 years?

Join us the Second Saturday of every month to discuss the latest development news affecting life in Maryland Heights. 
 
 
Join us this Saturday morning between 9:30 and 11:00 at the St. Louis Bread Company in Westport Plaza for the next in our continuing series of community meetings.  Our topic will be the ideas recently proposed by the City for future redevelopment of the Dorsett/McKelvey and Page/Bennington areas. 

If you were unable to attend the City’s open house that showcased different scenarios, this is your chance to view the plans and discuss your opinions.  What is the potential of these areas?  What businesses would you like to see attracted?  Do we need new residential options?  Should we have a town square?  We will have copies of the scenarios for you to review.

You can also view the planning scenarios online and comment (by May 10) by following this link: http://goo.gl/RbeH.  But then, the coffee and camaraderie might not be as good. ;) 

Join us the Second Saturday of every month to discuss the latest development news affecting life in Maryland Heights.