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Parks and Recreation Dept. Having Server Problems

Parks Dept. Server Down Until Aug. 29

On Friday, Aug. 12, the Parks and Recreation Department’s network server experienced a hardware failure, which caused the Department’s reservation, registration, and membership processing system to become inoperative.

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Florissant Community Development Block Grant Funds

Florissant to Request Release of Community Development Block Grant Funds in Sept.

The City of Florissant will request the release of 2016 CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on September 2, following a two-week period in which the public will have the opportunity to comment on the slated use of the funds.

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Three Area Libraries to Close for Renovations

Flo.Valley Branch Library To Close For Renovations

St. Louis County Library is nearly finished with the first phase of the “Your Library Renewed” campaign. Eleven new or renovated branches will be completed by the end of September. Phase II will begin in October, when three branches close for construction including the Florissant Valley branch on New Florissant Road, which will close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. The other two branches to close are Daniel Boone on Oct. 8 and Bridgeton on Oct. 22.

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August Primary Results

O’Mara Loses to Rochelle Walton Gray in

2nd District Democratic County Council Race;

   State Rep. Primary Winners include Alan Green, Jay Mosley, Gretchen Bangert, Alan Grey, Courtney Curtis

A shift in the Council Council Democratic power base occurred Tuesday night when former state representive Rochelle Walton Gray of Black Jack beat 16-year incumbent Mike O’Mara of Florissant who is the current St. Louis County Council chairman. Gray, who will face Republican Curtis Falkner and Libertarian Jeff Coleman on Nov. 8. In unofficial results, Gray beat O’Mara 61% to 39 % in unofficial results in a campaign that lacked personal attack ads by either side.

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Florissant City Council meeting

City Pit Bull Ban Still Protested;

Wal-Mart has Parking Lot Problem

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council once again heard from several people who would like to see the city council overturn the city’s ban on pit bulls. The breed specific legislation (BSL) has been criticized for punishing all pit bulls.

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Sara Gallo, Brittany Zeinstra mama mia

                     “Mamma Mia” Sizzles at The Muny This Week

by Pat Lindsey

Anyone who enjoys the music of the 1970s Swedish group, ABBA, is in for a treat this week at The Muny with its debut of the musical “Mamma Mia.” Somehow, a collection of ABBA songs, including “Dancing Queen” and “Our Last Summer,” have been woven together to create a story centered on a 20 year-old bride-to-be, Sophie Sheridan, who wants to find out who her father is before she marries.

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