Friday, December 21, 2012
A search committee for a new city administrator was also announced at Thursday's council meeting.
The Arnold City Council voted to approve the sale of Zephrex-D as a non-prescription drug. The drug, which was designed to thwart meth labs, will still be sold behind the counter as it does contain pseudo ephedrine, though in a form that manufactures claim cannot be cooked down into meth. Police Chief Robert Shockey said they will still require purchasers to show and ID and sign a log book at the pharmacy. The city ordinance that requires a prescription to purchase pseudo ephedrine still stands for other medications, like Sudafed. In other business, Mayor Ron Counts announced the members of the search committee who will look for a candidate for city administrator to replace Chief Shockey, who is the interim administrator. He said that Ward…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Arnold City Council gave the owners of former Checkered Flag Motors more time to close down their lot and also debated if businesses really need buildings at the last council meeting.
Mary Simpson, co-owner of Checkered Flag Motors, asked the city for another extension on an order to clean up the now defunct car lot after the city had received complaints about the unsightly property. Police Chief Robert Shockey, who also is working as interim city administrator, said the Simpsons had been issued a junk vehicle notice in July and were given 14 days to remove 18 vehicles from the lot. After meeting with city officials in July to gain more time, the 14-day notice was extended to 30 days. Stay up-to-date on Arnold news by liking Patch on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArnoldPatch Simpson returned to the city council during last Thursday's meeting to ask for another extension. “It’s not like moving boxes,” Simpson said. She …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The councilmen are also considering relinquishing rights to property and transferring it to a resident.
The Arnold City Council has a two items on its agenda for Thursday, July 5. First, the councilmen will consider the Arnold Police Department's request for $6,500 to purchase a license plate scanner system for police vehicles. The system can read license plates, search the law enforcement database for warrants or tickets or other crimes, then quickly provide that information to officers on patrol. The system costs about $16,000, Police Chief Robert Shockey said in a memo to the council. The chief said he has about $9,800, from the police golf tournament fund raiser and from the sale of unclaimed property this year, of the scanner system's cost. Second, the council will consider vacating a plat on Madison Drive then deeding it to Mr. …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A municipal resolution allows the mayor to speed up the building and inspection process needed to approve construction of a new building in Arnold.
The Arnold City Council voted 8-0 to grant Mayor Ron Counts fast-track permit authority to help attract retailers and industrial businesses to the city. “It’s an important piece of legislation that hopefully will bring good paying jobs and make the city a better place to work and live,” said Ward 3 Councilman Phil Amato during the city council meeting at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd. Thursday. Amato, Ward 3 Councilman Paul Freese and Ward 2 Councilman Jeff Fitter co-sponsored the resolution. The ordinance could provide an advantage to Arnold when competing against St. Louis city and other cities for businesses wanting new buildings or locations in the region. Amato said in an interview with Arnold Patch, that quickly obtaining construction…
Monday, October 3, 2011
Jeff Fitter will fill vacant Ward 2 City Council seat, according to documents on the Arnold City Hall website.
Parks and Leisure Board Meeting — at the Arnold Recreation Center, at 1695 Missouri State Road, Monday at 6:30 p.m. Tourism Commission — at Arnold City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., Wednesday at 4 p.m. The meeting will occur in the building's lower level, the lower level entrance is located at behind the building. City Council Meeting — at Arnold City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., Thursday at 7 p.m. Agenda Items from the Arnold City Hall website documents Rockin' at the Rickman - Concert Fundraiser for the Arnold Food Pantry and the Multiple Sclerosis Society at the Rickman Auditorium, 747 Jeffco Blvd, at 7 p.m. Correction: The Arnold City Council meeting will occur at the usual meeting place on the first floor. The writer and editors erred.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
During Thursday's work session, Arnold councilmen will also discuss implementing a new no-parking zone on Rockwood Drive.
Arnold city councilmen will discuss a new resolution during Thursday’s work session at City Hall at 2101 Jeffco Blvd. to limit the sales of certain over-the-counter medicines used to make meth. People using meth experience intense happiness or euphoria, states the federal National Institute on Drug Abuse website, which is managed by the National Institutes of Health. Jefferson County has led the nation in meth arrests and the presence of meth labs for the last 10 years, said Jefferson County Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer in a document included in the Arnold City Council discussion packet posted on the city website. In the letter, the sheriff asks councilmen to restrict the sales of cold medicines containing the compound ephedrine and …
Monday, May 23, 2011
City Council members unanimously approved permits needed to allow businesses to open new locations in Arnold.
City Council members quickly and unanimously approved permits to allow Aldi grocery and S n J Sno Cone, a dessert retailer, to open new locations in Arnold. During the May 19 City Council meeting at City Hall, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd., council members allowed a developer to split property owned by Kohl's Department Stores at 2150 Michigan Ave. The action allows Aldi, an international grocer known for low-priced goods, to return to the city. St. Louis-based developer John Sawyer told Planning and Zoning commissioners, at a separate meeting on May 10, that Kohl’s and Aldi corporate leaders learned their customers have similar preferences and purchasing habits, City Attorney Bob Sweeney said to council members. “Arnold will be the pilot program…
Friday, May 20, 2011
The new three-year contract will also study traffic patterns and safety at the entrance of the Fox C-6 school campus.
Arnold City Council members voted 7-1 to negotiate a renewal contract with red-light camera operator American Traffic Solutions (ATS). Ward 1 Councilman Doris Borgelt voted against the resolution, which the council discussed for about 45 minutes during a 90-minute meeting. The current contract between the city and the Arizona-based company ends on May 30. The three-year contract renewal has no fee increase and tasks ATS to begin collections for prior unpaid red-light camera tickets, City Attorney Bob Sweeney said to council members. ATS will work with a taxes-based collection agency to pursue each $94.50 ticket, Sweeney said. For each ticket collected by the agency, the city will receive about $38, said Sweeney, Police Chief Robert …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Council members to vote on new corporation at Water Tower Place, and red-light camera contract.
Aging And Disabilities Committee — at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Meeting occurs in the lower level of City Hall. Parking at the rear of the building. City Council — at City Hall on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Two city meetings and a Spring Bingo event scheduled for the week beginning April 4.
Tourism Commission Meeting — Wednesday at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd. City Council Meeting — Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd, in council chambers. Spring Bingo — Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Arnold Recreation Center, 1695 Missouri State Road.