March 2013

This category contains 18 posts

St. Louis County Volunteer Corner

From walking dogs to helping keep our parks clean, there is a plethora of volunteer opportunities throughout St. Louis County. Check out a couple below:  St. Louis County Animal Care & Control As it begins to warm consider a way to give back and exercise. Walk a pet in need of a little attention. Saint Louis … Continue reading

Citizen Government Academy: The Tweet-Up

UPDATE (May 1, 2013): Classes have been set for the County Government Academy.  If you were not accepted into the first class, all is not lost.  If you are on TWITTER, we will be doing a live tweet-up during each session, where you can get your questions answered in real time using #STLCGA. ST LOUIS COUNTY … Continue reading

St. Louis City And County Form New “STL Partnership”

PHOTO (left to right): St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay, Rodney Crim (SLDC), Denny Coleman (SLCEC) and St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley.   St. Louis Post-Dispatch February 21, 2013 By Tim Logan . For decades now, Skinker Boulevard has been a dividing line in the St. Louis region. East of Skinker, you’re in … Continue reading

Glasgow Village Shopping Center Demolition Just A Start

On February 25th, St. Louis County began demolition of the Glasgow Village Shopping Center in Glasgow Village as a kick-off to a more aggressive effort to eliminate properties in St. Louis County that have been long-vacant and fallen into severe disrepair as a result of fire or abandonment. Abandoned properties are magnets for criminal activity. … Continue reading

Don’t Forget To VOTE | April 2nd

As the beauty of spring approaches, the Board of Elections would like to remind everyone that the General Municipal Election for St. Louis County will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  This election allows registered voters in the St. Louis County region the opportunity to vote on the county-wide “Proposition-P” as well as candidates, … Continue reading

Homebuyer Assistance Programs In St. Louis County

The St. Louis County Office of Community Development has been working diligently help stabilize neighborhoods on the brink of decline due to the foreclosure crisis with the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  NSP funding has been used to acquire and rehabilitate vacant foreclosed properties in targeted areas of the County to help stabilize property … Continue reading

Lemay Community and Aquatic Center on Schedule for Summer 2014 Opening

The new $12 million Lemay Community & Aquatic Center is expected to open to residents in the summer of 2014 with a groundbreaking ceremony planned for spring 2013. The new center will be located inside Jefferson Barracks Park. The original site at Broadway and Kingston was taken out of consideration after additional geotechnical studies revealed … Continue reading

Last Call For Subdivisions And Homeowners Associations | March 7th Trade Show

Community Association “Law & Order” Presentation Provided for Subdivision Trustees at the St. Louis County/Community Associations Institute Vendor Trade Show The St. Louis County Department of Planning, in partnership with the Community Association Institute-Heartland Chapter, is sponsoring the 2013 Vendor Trade Show.  Before the start of the vendor trade show, subdivision trustees are invited to … Continue reading

Mental Health First Aid: Getting Ahead of the Curve

Did you know? Mental disorders are more common than heart disease and cancer combined. 1 in 4 Americans has a diagnosable mental illness. You are more likely to encounter a person experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. In an ongoing effort to increase community awareness, reduce stigma, and offer appropriate … Continue reading

Lemay Housing Partnership’s $300,000 Grant Will Assist Elderly And Low-Income Homeowners With Home Repairs

PHOTO: St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, left, congratulates Reginald Scott, Executive Director of Lemay Housing Partnership on the agency’s Affordable Home Program award. Also pictured are Rita Moore, resident and Nina Ghatan, MSW, LHP’s Acting Program Manager/Healthy Housing Advocate. . The Lemay Housing Partnership, Inc. was among five area non-profits receiving funding from … Continue reading