Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Value Village has two properties in mind for a move, but will stay in Shrewsbury for as long as possible.
When the Walmart development comes to Shrewsbury some existing businesses will be forced to move. One of those will be Value Village, in Kenrick Plaza. Value Village president, Robert West, looked around and found 10040-42 Gravois Road, in Affton. West had a signed lease for the new space, but rezoning was needed to allow a thrift department store to move in, which would have required St. Louis County District 6 Councilman Steve Stenger’s action. Affton residents told Stenger they didn’t want another thrift store so he listened to his constituents and opposed the rezoning, despite 6,000 signatures on a petition. Eventually, West gave up on the Affton location. West contacted Patch on Tuesday to tell his side, though he made it clear he …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
County Councilman Steve Stenger told Patch the lease has been dissolved.
Affton residents who said they don't need one more thrift store will get their way, apparently. Value Village, which will likely be forced out of its Kenrick Plaza location by an incoming Walmart had wanted to move to 10040-42 Gravois Road. Now it looks like the move will not happen. A Patch article on the possible move has generated almost 40 comments, most of them against the thrift store move. A rezoning was needed, and District 6 St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger needed to OK it, which he opposed. On Monday he told Patch that Value Village has “dissolved the lease, or avoided getting into a lease, and they’re moving in a different direction.” Value Village had a petition with over 3,000 signatures to hopefully convince Stenger …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Steve Stenger will continue to serve as the 6th District representative for the St. Louis County Council, winning 55 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts voting Tuesday.
Steve Stenger will continue to serve as the 6th District representative for the St. Louis County Council, winning 55 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts voting Tuesday. Stenger defeated Republican challenger Tony Pousosa, who said the election was "a tough battle." The St. Louis County Council's 6th District seat represents Mehlville and Oakville as well as parts of Affton and Lemay. Stenger has represented the area since 2009. The Affton attorney was chairman of the council in 2011 and led the charge against County Executive Charlie Dooley when he announced 23 parks would close due to a budget crisis. Pousosa is the Ward 1 Green Park alderman and is serving in his third term since being elected in 2007.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Stenger would challenge current County Executive Charlie Dooley.
Steve Stenger, who represents Mehlville, Oakville, Affton and Lemay on the St. Louis County Council, said he’s "strongly considering" a bid for county executive in 2014. Stenger told Patch July 24 that he was continuously frustrated with the lack of funding in the parks department, especially after the county reported a surplus at the end of 2012. “They’re suggesting, 'Let’s starve off the parks so we can get a tax raise.' That’s the most ludicrous thing I’ve ever heard in my life,” he said. When asked if he would contend for the executive position in 2014, he said, “I would strongly consider it, but I have not committed to that at all.” “But every day that we go on and we experience these kinds of difficulties where there should not be …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Councilman Steve Stenger disagrees with the allocation for St. Louis County Parks as County Executive Charlie Dooley’s budget office reduces funding for the department.
The St. Louis County Parks Department is still $500,000 in the red despite laying off 20 employees and increasing revenue by $193,780. Those numbers were presented to the St. Louis County Council Tuesday in a plan meant to make the parks department more efficient. Acting Parks Director Tom Ott created a business plan that outlined a strategy to keep parks providing the basic services while reducing costs. The plan comes seven months after County Executive Charlie Dooley proposed closing 23 parks and laying off more than 100 employees because of a budget crisis. Early budget projections showed a $10 million deficit, according to the county executive. *At the end of the year, the county received unexpected revenues, leaving the parks open. …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Parks Department will present a business plan to the St. Louis County Council after being the center of the 2012 budget discussion.
St. Louis County officials will hear a business plan for the Parks Department seven months after County Executive Charlie Dooley first threatened to close 23 county parks and lay off more than 170 employees, citing a budget crisis. The meeting will take place Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the St. Louis County Council conference room at 41 South Central Avenue in Clayton. Members of the county council—led by then-chairman Steve Stenger (D-Affton)—vehemently opposed Dooley’s initial 2012 budget proposal and questioned his office’s claim of a $10 million deficit. Parks activists also protested the closures, leading to several petitions and a rally outside county headquarters in Clayton. After forming a special budget committee, the council and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The JB Blast is being rescheduled, possibly for as late as October.
The JB Blast celebration and fireworks show might not happen until October. The annual Fourth of July event was postponed Friday when the Lemay Fire Protection District—like districts around St. Louis—denied the event a fireworks permit due to extreme heat. St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger said he heard whispers of delaying the event until October, when residents won't have to worry about 100+ degree heat waves. "I think all are thinking the weather will be better, and since we missed the fourth, it can be a little later," Stenger said. "Maybe it will be October-blast?" Would you go to a Fourth of July event in October? Or should we schedule it sometime in Juy? What do you want?
JB Blast is now postponed. Click the first link for new information.
UPDATE: Just kidding. They are now postponed. Other cities may be canceling their Fourth of July fireworks celebrations due to the hot, dry weather, but so far, the annual JB Blast celebration is still on. "There are no plans to cancel JB Blast," said St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger. "It's going to be really dry, but I think we are going to be OK." Stenger will be singing the national anthem at the event, which draws as many as 20,000 people each year. Stenger addressed residents' cancellation fears at an Affton Chamber of Commerce event today, adding that the annual fireworks show draws people from around the St. Louis area. The chamber's executive director Joan Edleson agreed with Stenger that the show will probably not be …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Filing closed Tuesday for November’s state and county races.
Filing for state and congressional representatives, as well as county council, closed Tuesday with a few candidates putting their name in at the last minute, according to the unofficial candidate filing record. Scott Sifton (D-Affton) filed Tuesday afternoon in a Democratic primary that will include former South County representative Sue Schoemehl and Michael Vogt. One of the three will face Sen. Jim Lembke (R-Lemay) in the new First State Senate District that includes Mehlville, Oakville, Affton, Maplewood and Webster Groves. Sifton, who has represented Lemay and Affton since 2010, served nine years on the Affton school board. “We need a senator who will work with businesses on job creation while standing up for our retirees, working …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The sixth district councilman represents Affton and South County.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012