City of Weldon Spring Summer Newsletter 2020
It is with great anticipation that I write to you. These past months have been very difficult for a lot of people. I extend my condolences and share in the grief of anyone who has suffered a great loss during this time. My hope is that we can reflect on the past and remember the best of times, learn from the hard times, and work together to help make the future a better place for all.
To the Class of 2020, I am so proud of what you have accomplished and sorry for the traditional experiences that were taken from you, but you will have one of the most unique experiences of any other graduating class. You should know that despite the unusual final months of your school year, these circumstances do not diminish what you accomplished. Your graduation from high school is only the beginning of a great adventure. As you move on to what is next, I offer you two bits of advice; 1) don’t forget where you are from and 2) call your family weekly, they will appreciate hearing from you more than you’ll know.
The impact of recent events has been very difficult for our small businesses. I commend all of you who supported these good people during the shutdown. I urge all of you to continue to frequent these important community establishments, but please remember to keep health and safety in mind.
We regret cancelling our annual Independence Day Celebration as well as the other regular events, but we believe it was necessary to help protect the public’s health. I look forward to when we can have the events again without worry, and I thank you all for understanding the City’s decisions. I encourage you all to follow our Facebook, twitter, and Instagram for updates about events.
Lastly our playground is back open to public use. We are glad to have kids back playing in the wonderful space. However, we will soon undertake a new project that will expand the area of the playground, add new play structures, swings, and much more. See inside for more information.
As always, thank you for making this such a special place to live. I am so grateful for those who call Weldon Spring home.
Donald D. Licklider
ARC 3rd Tuesday Each Month
BOA 2nd Tuesday 4th Thursday Each Month
Court 1st Wednesday Each Month
PRAC 2nd Monday Each Month
P&Z 1st Monday Each month
City Hall Contacts
City Hall (636) 441-2110
City Administrator ext. 102
City Clerk ext. 103
City Treasurer ext. 105
Planning and Zoning ext. 106
Storm Water Manager ext. 110
Code Enforcement ext. 107
Municipal Court ext. 108
Community Relations ext. 100
Parks Manager ext. 104
Parks After-Hours (636) 544-0082
SCCMO PD: (636) 949-3000
Board of Aldermen:
Welcome Aldermen Tom Yeager
The new board member was appointed after former Aldermen Bill Hillmer stepped down. Representing Ward I, Aldermen Tom Yeager look's forward to serving this great community. His term will go through April 2021's Municipal Election.
Recently Approved Ordinances
20-07 - Establishing Pandemic Paid Sick Leave for City employees. Passed on March 26, 2020.
20-08 - Ehlmann Farms Street Dedication Acceptance: In the agreement, the developer must fulfill their obligations before the City accepts. Passed on April 14, 2020.
20-09 - Private Infrastructure Dedication Standard Operating Procedures. Passed on April 23, 2020.
20-10 - Updates the Purchasing Policy for the City of Weldon Spring. Passed on June 9, 2020.
20-11 - FY 2020 Budget Amendment: Due to Covid-19, this Ordinance was necessary to amend the budget midyear for the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget available online. Passed on June 25, 2020.
20-12 - Employee Policy Manual Amendments: Provided various revisions to the Employee Policy Manual as it relates to fringe benefits and paid-time-off. Passed on June 25, 2020.
20-13 - False Alarms Ordinance: Due to an increase in false alarm calls to emergency services, beginning August 1, 2020, the City of Weldon Spring will track false alarms calls within the city. Individuals will receive warning letters from the City for the first two offenses within a calendar year. On the third offense within the same calendar year, the property owner or business will be subject to a citation and fine. Passed on June 25, 2020. This will be in a call out box on its own.
20-14 - Ehlmann Farms Addition Final Plan. Passed on June 25, 2020.
20-15 - Right-of-Way Dedication from Ficsher & Frichtel (Ehlmann Farms Addition) on Sammelmann Rd. Passed on June 25, 2020.
20-16 - Adopting Aquatic & Recreational Facilities Code: Created Chapter 260 establishing regulations for aquatic & recreational facilities (i.e. public pools, fitness centers, and tanning salons). Passed on July 14, 2020
20-17 – Aquatic & Recreational Agreement with St. Charles County: Facilities such as public pools, tanning salons, and fitness centers will be inspected and licensed through the County Health Department annually. The county will do routine inspections and follow up inspections for cited violations, as well as respond to any complaints. Passed on July 14, 2020
Wolfrum Road Culvert Pipe Repair Project as of 07/17/2020
The City has awarded an independent contract to repair a Drainage culvert pipe on Wolfrum Road. Repair work started on 07/16/2020. This project was awarded outside of Saint Charles County’s maintenance program to expedite the repair and ensure public safety. The City wants residents to note through the duration of this project the following: Wolfrum Road will be closed to all but local traffic between Independence Road and Patriotic Trail. Wolfrum Road is completely closed near Cedar Junction Lane to all through traffic. Drivers must to use Patriotic Trail and Independence Road as detours to avoid the closure. All portions of the road will open after the necessary repairs are completed; completion and reopening is anticipated, pending weather, by August 1st. For more information please visit weldonspring.org.
City Events Cancelled
- All public in-person events have been cancelled due to concerns regarding public health related to COVID-19 and wellbeing. Mayor Licklider, the Board of Aldermen, and City Staff want the Weldon Spring community to know they are important, valued, and certainly missed. The City will resume hosting this and other events again when the circumstances allow.
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee chose a final design for the City Park Play-ground expansion that was approved by the Board of Aldermen. The City looks to have this project completed by mid-Fall 2020.
- New Swings with Belt, ADA, and Parent + Child Swing Seats
- Additional low play features for younger children
- New Parkour Pole Course
- Larger Play Space that creates a unified area.
- A spinning play structures
- Updated woodchip surfacing and borders
City Trail Project
The City looks to rebid the City Park and Wolfrum Extension trail project after receiving only two bids in spring that were significantly over the project’s expected cost. This project is expected to be completed in 2021.
Recommended Health Guidelines:
- Wear a face mask while in public especially indoors.
- Wash your hands frequently
- Disinfect frequently touched areas and surfaces regularly
- Maintain Social Distancing of 6 feet apart