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Message From The Mayor
Dear Friends and Residents,
Spring is already here. Spring and summer are going to be very busy. The Crossings at Northwest continues to fill. Bob’s Furniture is open and Starbucks will follow in April- May. We are starting to see additional commercial spinoff from the Crossings with Aldi’s opening by summer. McDonald’s rebuild will start this spring. Burger King also has plans for an upgrade.
This summer will see the first significant work in the parks as the Park Bond Issue projects start. The lake at Tiemeyer has been drained and demolition of the dock completed. The lake renovation will continue through the summer. The parking lot and other surface renovations will be undertaken this summer in half of the parks with the remainder scheduled for 2018. We have purchased new mowers and other much-needed grounds maintenance equipment that has been long overdue.
We are finalizing a master plan for addressing all streets and working to establish financing. Bids for last of the street work that was funded by the St. Charles Rock Rd. Transportation Development District are being finalized. Additionally, new streetscape improvements to our main street, St. Charles Rock Rd., will be funded by the Rock Rd. TDD with additional banners, landscaping, and City Entrance Signs. Surveying and other necessary work is continuing so that Ashby Rd. may be resurfaced in 2018. This is a Federal Grant Project, like Adie, with the Federal Government paying 80% of the cost. We are also starting the design work for another Federally funded project, Old St. Charles, which is scheduled for 2019.
Finally, on April 4, you will be voting on Proposition L for the Police Department. Passage of Proposition L will ensure that resource officers remain in our schools, that we continue to have a DARE program, and other programs such as Neighborhood Watch, K-9 and CALEA Accreditation will remain fully funded. In addition, response times and other service will continue if Proposition L passes.
As you can see, much is happening and I look forward to seeing you at one of our Concerts in the Park/Food Truck events this summer!
Mayor Michael G Corcoran