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COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN CONCEPT DESIGN REVIEW MEETING

posted Oct 14, 2019, 6:17 AM by City Clerk

COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN

CONCEPT DESIGN REVIEW MEETING

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 9:30AM

 

We are excited to announce that the city has received a Master Park Planning Grant from the Municipal Parks Commission! Part of the master park planning process includes holding forums to hear what residents would like to see before applying for a park improvement grant.

The city’s existing Park Master Plan was approved in August 2013. The Planning Grant will give the city an opportunity to conduct an assessment of needs for future park improvements as well as incorporate the updates completed during Phases One and Two. The most important feature of the plan is to gather public input.  The Planning Grant will allow the city the means to reach out to the community in an effort to ascertain any additional needs for the park and reassess what has been completed.

Residents are invited to participate in the following survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HunterPark01

The survey closes on Monday, October 21, 2019.

The Concept Design Review meeting will take place during the city’s annual pancake breakfast and Halloween parade on Saturday, October 26, 2019 where residents will have the opportunity to complete a Community Input Form. The formal presentation will be held at the park and begin at 9:30am. Jay Wohlschlaeger of SWT Design will present the proposed concept design and answer questions. 

Notice given this 14TH day of October, 2019.

 Angela McCormick

Angela McCormick, MPA

City Clerk

Leaf Pickup Schedule

posted Oct 12, 2019, 7:35 PM by Jonathan Carey-Voris   [ updated Oct 15, 2019, 11:10 AM ]

Curb-side Leaf  Vacuuming will be done on the following days:
   1. Monday, November 11, 2919
   2. Monday, November 25, 2019
   3. Monday, December 9, 2019
Spring Clean-up: Monday, March 16, 2020

See Flyer attached below.
Remember: NO sticks or stones with your leaves or pine needles!

Settlement Agreement - 2100 Bopp Road

posted Sep 30, 2019, 8:56 AM by City Clerk   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 9:20 PM by Jonathan Carey-Voris ]

A settlement agreement has been reached in the lawsuit of James Hayes and Erin O’Neill Hayes vs. Board of Zoning Adjustment of the City of Crystal Lake Park, The City of Crystal Lake Park, Robert Giovando and Carol Ann Giovando that was before the Circuit Court of St. Louis County as Cause No. 17SL-CC01093.  With this settlement agreement, all parties agreed they prefer to conclude the lawsuit without having a court to decide the issues.  It is likely that had this case been tried before a jury with an appeal of the judgment, this case would have continued for another 3 or 4 years.  During that time, each party would have incurred significantly more legal fees and expenses. 

All parties and their attorneys in this case worked hard, over a period of several months, to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.  As with any settlement, no party can claim victory and no party can claim defeat.  Each party compromised their position in an effort to enter into this Settlement Agreement.  The parties stated in the Settlement Agreement that by entering into the agreement, no party admits liability or fault.  This Settlement Agreement was entered into voluntarily by the parties and no one was forced to settle.

You may read the entire Settlement Agreement by clicking on the attached document.  In short, the Giovandos agree to demolish the addition to their property at 2100 Bopp Road no later than December 31, 2019.  They also reserve the right to demolish the original structure.  The three lots that are presently owned by the Giovandos are separate, buildable lots with the use and future development of those lots subject to all applicable laws. 

To financially assist the Giovandos, the City will pay them $165,000.  The City will pay $65,000 to the Hayeses. All amounts are to be applied toward their legal expenses.  The payments will be staged with half paid in 2019 and the remaining half to be paid in 2020.

The money to be paid by the City will come from the City’s unrestricted reserves.  There will remain ample unrestricted funds in reserve to meet the City’s financial needs.  In addition to the unrestricted reserves, the City maintains reserved funds that are restricted to the use of capital improvement projects such as streets and Hunter Park.  The restricted fund balances will not be affected by this settlement.  Indeed, the plan to mill and resurface East Drive and Putter Lane this year remain in effect.  The contractor will let us know when that project can be worked into its schedule.  Additionally, the plan remains to engage the public in the process to plan Phase 3 for Hunter Park.  Please bring your ideas to the Community Picnic on October 5 so that we can continue efforts to make Hunter Park a terrific amenity for the residents of the City of Crystal Lake Park.

It is my opinion, and that of the Board of Alderpersons, that this Settlement Agreement is in the best, long-term, interest of the City of Crystal Lake Park and its citizens.  It is time to put this matter behind us.  I urge everyone to set aside any personal opinions, to deal with each other with magnanimity, and to move forward as a united community.

Phillip Bryant
Mayor

COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN KICK-OFF MEETING

posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:16 AM by City Clerk

COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN

KICK-OFF MEETING

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 5:00pm

 We are excited to announce that the city has received a Master Park Planning Grant from the Municipal Parks Commission! Part of the master park planning process includes holding forums to hear what residents would like to see before applying for a park improvement grant.

 The city’s existing Park Master Plan was approved in August 2013. The Planning Grant will give the city an opportunity to conduct an assessment of needs for future park improvements as well as incorporate the updates completed during Phases One and Two. The most important feature of the plan is to gather public input.  The Planning Grant will allow the city the means to reach out to the community in an effort to ascertain any additional needs for the park and reassess what has been completed.

The Master Plan Kick-Off meeting will take place during the city’s annual picnic on Saturday, October 5, 2019 where residents will have the opportunity to provide input. The formal presentation will be held at the park and begin at 5:00pm. Jay Wohlschlaeger of SWT Design will present the proposed concept design and answer questions.

The Concept Design Review meeting will take place during the city’s annual pancake breakfast and Halloween parade on Saturday, October 26, 2019 where residents will have the opportunity to complete a Community Input Form. The formal presentation will be held at the park and begin at 9:30am. Jay Wohlschlaeger of SWT Design will present the proposed concept design and answer questions.

Notice given this 17TH day of September, 2019.

Angela McCormick

Angela McCormick, MPA

City Clerk

No Fireworks!

posted Jun 30, 2019, 11:41 AM by Jonathan Carey-Voris   [ updated Jul 19, 2019, 12:10 PM ]

Reminder: Fireworks are not permitted in St. Louis County and Crystal lake Park.  There are numerous Free fireworks displays for the 4th of July, Labor Day, and New Year's Eve. Be Safe: Leave the Shows to the Pros!

City Clerk & Other CLP Contacts

posted Jun 24, 2019, 12:32 PM by Jonathan Carey-Voris   [ updated Oct 15, 2019, 11:11 AM ]


City Clerk Angela McCormick's normal hours are 9 a.m. to Noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays.  Angela is a Notary Public and will notarize documents for residents during her business hours.  Her office is on the second floor of Frontenac City Hall, 10555 Clayton Road, Frontenac, MO 63131.  
She will be Out of the Office on October 31st and  November 11 to 15, 2019.
In her absence, please contact the following for specific issues:
  •  Occupancy Inspections & Permits, Building Permits, Fence Permits, Dumpster & POD Permits, contact the City of Frontenac Building Commissioner John Morgan at 314-994-3200
  • For Sewer Lateral issues, contact Jim Griffin (jgriffin@cityoffrontenac.org) or 314-994-9861)
  • Police Dispatch, call 314-737-4600 (911 if it’s an Emergency)
  • CLP Police Commissioner Elizabeth Allen (police@crystallakepark.org) or 314-328-5895
  • Planning / Zoning, contact Planning Consultant Ada Hood at 636-300-7516
  • Streets and Excavation Permits, Contact Street Commissioner Jim Link 314-220-5519
  • Trash, Recycle, Yard Waste, Call Waste Connections of Missouri Customer Support at: 636-321-2100 or call Residential Dispatch at: 636-321-2105.
  • General information, visit www.crystallakepark.org

 The e-mail addresses of City Officials are listed on the web site.



Splash Pad Rules

posted Jun 5, 2019, 4:17 PM by Jonathan Carey-Voris   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 5:41 PM ]

Splash Pad Rules

   A. To prevent slipping and falling while using the Splash Pad, it is strongly recommended that children wear rubber soled shoes.

   B. Please do not play in the rocks and in the rain garden.  The stones and plants are there to manage the water run-off.  Throwing stones onto the playground can damage the rubberized surface.

   C. Parents: Please supervise your children while in the Park and on the Splash Pad.

   D. Presently the Splash Pad is set to operate from  8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Play but be Safe.  Thanks.


Since the Splash Pad  is new, there is a learning curve for us all.  Because there have been instances of children falling on the wet concrete, the City recommends that children wear rubber soled shoes.  It was intentionally stated as a recommendation rather than a requirement.  The City does not have a person to monitor the safe play of children in Hunter Park; that is the obligation of parents.  This alerts parents to the risk and recommends a way to minimize that risk.  If parents choose not to follow this recommendation, it is on them.

As for as staying out of the rain garden, that is just common sense. A sign should be needed.  Unfortunately, numerous children have been playing in the rain garden, disturbing and throwing the gravel and trampling the plants.  The gravel was carefully and intentionally placed there to manage the water that comes off the Splash Pad.  Often, parents are present, but do not direct their children to play in safe and appropriate play.  For that reason, a sign has become necessary.  

With rights come responsibilities.  Among those responsibilities are the duty to play in a safe manner.  Another duty is to avoid damaging property.  While the shoe issue is within the discretion of parents, preserving the integrity of public property is non-negotiable.  Regrettably, it is proven that reminders of those responsibilities are needed in the Park.

Ford Asphalt Chosen for Milling & Asphalt Overlay on East Drive & Putter Lane

posted May 9, 2019, 9:32 AM by City Clerk   [ updated Jun 5, 2019, 4:23 PM by Jonathan Carey-Voris ]

Several companies bid on the Request for Proposals (RFP 18-001) to mill and overlay Putter Lane and East Drive with asphalt and to replace the concrete curbs. The bids were reviewed at the June 3rd Board of Alderpersons meeting and Ford Asphalt was selected to do the work.  Residents will be notified as soon as work has been scheduled.  

This is the same company that milled and overlaid Cleek Court earlier this year.

Upcoming Events 2019

posted Apr 2, 2019, 4:46 PM by Jonathan Carey-Voris   [ updated Oct 15, 2019, 11:13 AM ]


  1. Lost & Found--An Umbrella and two Balls were left after the Picnic.  Please contact Peg Crockett to claim them.
  2. Annual Pancake Breakfast and Halloween Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. in Hunter Park on Saturday, October 28, 2019.
  3. Snow flake decorations in Hunter Park. December date TBA.

2018 Financial Statement

posted Mar 7, 2019, 7:56 AM by City Clerk

Attached is a letter from Mayor Phillip Bryant explaining Crystal Lake Park's financial status. It was prepared in conjunction with the City Treasurer and City Clerk.

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