Planning & Zoning/Architectural Review Board - March 9, 2023  - 7:00pm


Posted by City Administrator, 10:59am, 03/03/2023

Notice is hereby given that the Planning & Zoning/Architectural Review Board for the City of Crystal Lake Park will hold an in-person Meeting on Monday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00pm at the Frontenac Municipal Complex (10555 Clayton Road, Frontenac, MO 63131). The meeting agenda is included within this announcement. 



Notice given this 3rd day of March 2023.

Angela McCormick, MPA, MRCC

City Administrator/City Clerk

P&Z/ARB - March 9, 2023 

Waste Connections - Winter Weather Procedures

Posted by City Administrator - 12/29/2022, 11:02am

In the event of frigid and wintery weather forecast for our winter months, Waste Connections would like to roll out our plan to our Municipal customers in case of delayed starts or any suspended services due to extreme weather.

In the event of sub-zero temperatures, dangerous wind chills or large amounts of accumulative snow our management team will make a decision to either delay start of service or suspend service entirely.

DELAYED SERVICE:  Our drivers are typically preparing their day around 5 a.m. with most cities having a 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. curfew start time. If management decides to delay our start there will be an anticipated new start time of 8 a.m. or later. This will be communicated to each city first thing that morning via email.

SUSPENDED SERVICE:  In the event that the drivers’ safety is at risk, management will then suspend service for that day only unless the reason warrants additional days which will be determined each day thereafter. In the event of one day suspended service the remainder of the week will be treated as a rolling week and each service day will roll through Saturday and be completed. In the event that more than one day is affected, a determination will be made at that time and emails will be sent to cities with the remainder of the weeks plan.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:  Our customer service department will add a recorded message regarding the situation for the day. If service is delayed or suspended, please ask your residents to download the Waste Connections mobile app to find out your collection schedule. The free app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.

We would ask for each city to post this on the city website and any social media forums to make your residents aware of our plan ahead of time.

Call Customer Service 636-321-2100 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) or call Residential Dispatch 636-321-2105

2023 Approved Budget

The Board of Alderpersons for the City of Crystal Lake Park approved the 2023 Budget at the December 5, 2022 meeting. The budget can be found via the link below. 


Ordinance 653 - 2023 Budget 

2023 Budget - Approved 







WCDC (West County Dispatch Center)



We are encouraging residents to take steps to protect their property and prevent crime by not presenting crimes of opportunity. This is to serve as a reminder to lock your vehicle doors and remove any valuables, even when parking in your driveway.

Criminals look for easy targets. You can make it more difficult for them by following the #9PMRoutine! Many vehicle burglaries, and to a lesser degree, stolen vehicles, occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, trying vehicle door handles, hoping to find an unlocked vehicle. The best way to prevent vehicle burglaries is to remove all of your valuables, lock your vehicle’s doors upon exiting and take the keys to the vehicle inside your residence.

The Frontenac Police Department strives to promote active participation amongst residents to report suspicious activity when it is observed. The public is a valuable partner in the prevention and solving of crime. We ask the residents of the City of Crystal Lake Park to be aware of any suspicious activity and to report it to Police immediately. If you observe something that seems suspicious, we ask that you call 911 or the Non-Emergency Number @ 314-737-4600 so an officer can be dispatched to investigate.

Frontenac Police Department - Neighborhood Safety

The Frontenac Police Department is a full service public safety agency providing quality policing services to the citizens of Frontenac, Crystal Lake Park, Huntleigh, and Westwood. The twenty-one sworn officers and one civilian staff member are committed to the established departmental Mission and Values that frame our partnership with the community we serve. It is this partnership that fosters the wonderful quality of life that those who live and work in our area enjoy.

If you observe any suspicious activity, please contact Frontenac Police.  If you see something, please say something. 

Emergency Police: Call 9-1-1

24/7 Non-Emergency Dispatch: 314-737-4600

Police Department

10555 Clayton Rd

Frontenac, MO 63131

 Frontenac Police Department 


The City of Crystal Lake Park is seeking volunteers to serve on the Board of Adjustment (BZA) and Planning & Zoning/Architectural Review Board (P&Z/ARB). These boards only meet if an application has been filed with the city or when there are agenda items to address. If you are interested in serving on either board, please contact the city administrator, Angela McCormick at or 314-993-1160.


The BZA meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, but only if there are Variances or other issues to address.

Board of Adjustment (BZA)--The Board consists of five residents of the City and three residents who serve as Alternate members. All are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Alderpersons. The BZA hears appeals from City residents who have a unique property adjustment request. When a resident wants to build a new building or add on to an existing building and the property does not comply with the planning and zoning code, the person may file an application for a Variance. The Board meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, but only when a Variance request has been submitted. Members are appointed to five-year terms by the Mayor with confirmation by the Board of Alderpersons.

The standards for granting variances are: the variance requested arises from a condition which is unique to the property in question and which is not ordinarily found in the same zoning district, and is not created by an action or actions of the property owner or the applicant; the granting of the variance will not adversely affect the rights of adjacent property owners or residents; if the variance is not granted, the property owner may suffer extreme hardship or severe practical difficulty; and the variance desired will not adversely affect the public health, safety, order, and convenience, or general welfare of the community. The BZA will not grant a variance unless an application is filed addressing, in writing, all of the variance standards.

The Board of Adjustment is scheduled to meet on the fourth Thursday of the month; however, there will be no need to meet until there is a request for a Variance from our current building codes. For information regarding the BZA please contact Ellen Rottjakob (314-488-6043).

Posted by the City Administrator - 9/12/2022