MOPR Notes, basically applicable to all Pages - Some docs obtained for this site are scanned but to save your time opening files & to minimize space, reading time & MOPR expenses, some are succinctly retyped, reformatted & meticulously proofread. Despite copier jams, charges, severe time constraints & the City of VP's blockades, more old & new info is continually obtained, processed & listed on What's New as quickly as possible. With MOPR Initials & Abbrevs used thruout this website, a quick print-out of that I&A Page provides instant reference as to who's who, committee/meeting names/codes & the abbrevs.
Some docs copied from BOA Packets are naturally unsigned. Shown on some hardcopies but omitted in retypes unless deemed necessary is a date, time & EM's fax # 636-530-1556 with the name J Ronald Lacey, Atty. Page # positioning here is bottom-center. Blank, spaced underscoring denotes any illegible text within hardcopies; parenthetical text with a ? symbol denotes best-deciphered/sounds like. Brackets enclose hardcopy info obviously typed or written-in. As determined, X's replace home phones & addresses. Double parentheses enclose any MOPR notes within retypes.
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P O S T E D D O C U M E N T S & S U C H
Section 1 of 2
(see Sec 2, 6/5/02 for Speaker Cards)
City's Minutes & Reports - VP's official versions of their Board, Public Hearing, Levee Commission & Committee Mtgs. Also linked on Mtgs/Mins Page.
ODocs - others not listed on this main Docs Page.
PCO's - People, Companies & Organizations. Also linked on I & A Page.
VP Atty EM Bills - Eric M. Martin's bills as long-time Levee Counsel, City & Prosecuting Atty.
VP Atty Butler & Associates Bills - Katherine Butler bills to VP for services.
City Engineer TW Bills to VP - Tom Weis of PH Weis & Assoc/Weis Design Group - handles several municipalities.
Disbursement Requests Project Account - levee finances.
City's Comprehensive Plan - CPlan - 2/05 Update, but of several pages, only 3 obtained thus far.
VP Properties - replaced Offers & Settlements Doc - elusive info still being sought.
VP Request Public Records Form - current as of 12/2/05 - (Suggestion: Keep a copy for yourself & send the original Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested [7/03 cost $4.42]; OR take it to city hall, have them sign & date it as rcv'd, then get a copy for your records.)
Standard VP BOA Agenda - example based upon 1/3/06 BOA mtg..
MM Court Docs & Such - more will be posted asap.
See 2 sets of 6/5/02 items below for VP Speaker Card Forms.
Section 2 of 2 - Chronological
8/30/06 Wishne/Landmark R.E. Group Letter to Ed Harrawood - Letter of Interest - 904 Marshall Rd, VP.
3/2/06 Mayor JW Letter To VP Citizens - Word is that this letter was NOT sent to landlords.
2/21/06 MW Memo to Mayor & BOA re Policy for Public Remarks & referencing a news article copy which states in part that Speakers must show respect for the council & staff. Memo is actually undated but copied from the 2/21/06 BOA pkt.
(2/21/06) MRRA - MOU - MeramecRiverRecAssn & GreatRiversGreenwayDist, Memo Of Understanding, Olmstead letter & Kettler memo. Keywords: Aprox 21 props to be acq'd, Dist completed acq of 7at over $100K, presently negotiating for 3 add'l, City shall acquire remaining 10, should city wish to sell, Dist will pay/fund, value est'd $192,500. > Ref BOA20060306-15.
12/6/05 KMOX Radio re VP Redevelopment - transcript of the Charlie Brennan Show on AM 1120
12/5/05 VP/Sansone Resolution/Preliminary Funding Agreemt - also 11/30/05 Mayor JW letter to Kornfeld/Sansone
11/21/05 Levee Punch List - Items to be resolved before VP gets finalization on the levee
11/18/05 Sansone letter to Ed Harrawood - 3rd & final re selling (presumably 904 Marshall Rd)
11/7/05 VP BOA Meeting - transcript of Fox 2's 11/8/05, 11am relevant newscast
10/7/05 4B Levee Contract Declaration - substantially complete
8/30/05 RFP Letter, List of Devrs, Clayco Response
8/26/05 Partial RFP - VP's Request For Proposals for VP redevelopment
(8/05) Sansone Option-To-Purchase R.E. Contract - example.
8/24/05 Sansone letter to Ed Harrawood - 2nd letter re selling 904 Marshall Rd
6/27/05 Sansone letter to Ed Harrawood - 1st letter re selling 904 Marshall Rd
6/22/05 Lechner Realty Letter to MM - expressing interest in #8 Arnold Dr !
6/18/05 Levee Dedication Ceremony - transcript of Fox 2 KTVI, 6/18/05, 5pm Newscast.
5/4/05 Laclede Gas Utility Agreemt - for Pharoah, Pyramid, Marshall, Kena area.
4/15/05 EM letter to Croghan - re Pending &/or Threatened Litigation as of FY ending 6/30/04 & continuing to-date.
(2/22/05) Dept Army Preface & COE Project Chart - EM hand-out at LEV20050222 (see next item).
2/22/05 (Shortage of Funds to Pay ESI) - Ref 3 Shortage docs & Progress Paymt History below, also LEV20050222.
2004 & 5 MM's VP Public Records Requests - requested from City VP.
12/20/04 (COE/ESI) Progress Payment History - Ref 3 Shortage docs below, those above, & LEV20041220.
10/18/04 Shortage of Funds to Pay ESI - Ref LEV20041018, Shortage docs below, above & Progress Paymt History
10/14/04 DM memo to BOA, City Clerk & Treasurer - removing city checks before properly signed.
9/21/04 Shortage of Funds to Pay ESI
- Ref Shortage docs below & above & Progress Paymt History
9/20/04 St L County Annex Fact Sheet - opposes VP annexing part of the disincorporated City of Peerless Pk where EM had been city atty. Link includes Unicom Arc's 9/9/04 Invoice to EM's attn for $20K, 2/23/05 MM letter, & info re Unicom. Ref MOPR's Boundary Cmsn Mins PBH20040920.
8/31/04 Projected Shortages of Fed Funds to Pay ESI - Ref 9/21/04 Shortage above.
8/20/04 EM Remarks to MRC - Mississippi River Cmsn - hand-out at LEV20040921.
City VP - Summary Receipts & Disbursements - 1/1/04 thru 6/30/04
2/25/04 U.S. House of Reps Resolution & Letter - preparing to partner again with the COE to increase flood protection perhaps to the 500-yr level. Ref LEV20040315 sec 14.
1/5/04 Ord 1622 amends Condemning Ord 1505 again. 1622 refers to Sunset provisions within Section 99.810(3), deletes reference to blight/redev & states that the properties are for use by the city OR its DESIGNEES...Ref BOA 20040105.
MM's VP Public Records Requests '02 & 03 - includes TG's 3/30/03 Discovery Letter to EM & his 4/1/03 Response, pertaining to MM's 2nd Condemnation Hearing.
11/5/03 LCA Amendmt # 2 Draft - which incidentally, names the ASA/CW as the Dept of the Army/Gov't.
8/25/03 - No link, just info from a simple hand-out at LEV 20030915 entitled: BID RESULTS - Levee & Structures - Item IVB, VP, MO # DACW43-03-B-0213 - Total Projected Program Amt (blank) - Gov't Estimate = $10,835,428.00. #1 Bidder: (ESI) Environmental Specialists, Inc, Kansas City, MO, Bid Amt = $19,639,668.43, 81.254% over. #2 Bidder: Kozeny Wagner, Inc, Arnold, MO, Bid Amt = $16,831,984.08, 55.342% over.
2 thru 5/03 TW's ROW & Esmts Lists - 2/18, 3/17, (4/21) Levee Cmsn Mtg hand-outs, also 5/19/03 where "EM is purchasing Halibut Properties parcel." > Ref 1/6/03 Ord 1588 & BOA mins below.
1/15/03 DM letter to Richter/UMB Bank - re $1M785K Tax Incremt Refunding Revenue Bonds - complying & not with continuing disclosure.
1/6/03 Ord 1588 (Bill 1716) - Taking not for blight or redev, but for levee construction & features incidental; states that the properties are for use by the city OR its DESIGNEES; first listed 16 people/properties, then changed to 14. Ref BOA20030106 - Sec 8.
City of VP - Smry of Receipts & Disbursements - 7/1/02 thru 12/31/02
12/26/02 EM letter to Schwartz/Halibut
10/10/02 Anonymous "so-called" VP Citizen Quiz
10/6/02 - Condemning Alderman's Property For Sale - Asking $169,000 for his Residential floodplain property about 12 blocks from Marshall/141/44.
9/3/02 Ord 1572 - an ord amending Ord 1505 by adding additional properties subject to (Taking) appropriation & Condemnation: Meramec Venture Associates, LLC; Robert E. Halamicek; Edward & Lisa Harrawood; Lillian Dewitt. Ref BOA 20020903.
8/30/02 EM letter to MM - after MM spoke on-camera with Elliott Davis of Fox 2 News at the 8/19/02 Levee Cmsn mtg, it's back to Taking all of her PDC-zoned property for $53,000 in connection with the levee project & to eliminate blight. Ref LEV20020819 & LEV 20020916 - sec 24.
6/11/02 - fax to Mayor DM @ 636-225-0643 VP City Hall
VP BOA Speaker Card Form After 6/5/02 - old form's last mtg was BOA 20020603 where 3 people addressed the BOA (hardcopy is 8-1/2 x 11" cut in half).
VP BOA Speaker Card Form Before 6/5/02 - and since at least 7/18/00. Posted below that is a form from the 12/13/05 P&Z mtg & lastly, a form for which the mtg type & date is unknown.
5/20/02 Arnold's Landing/Grove Resolution of Intent - a resolution of intent regarding private redevelopment proposals in Arnold's Grove (AL) Subdivision. Ref BOA20020520.
5/6/02 Ord 1556 - approves ARP for VP's levee & infrastructure project; approving changes thereto; & affirming related findings. Ref BOA20020506.
4/15/02 EM's Levee Event Timeline - LEV20020415 - Sec 5, mtg hand-out.
4/11/02 TIF Cmsn Resolution - ...because the total levee project costs... have increased from nearly $24M in 1998 to nearly $43M in 2002 recommends that the city ... which authorizes the city to: (a) expend an additional $3.5M for the city's share of the levee redev costs, plus costs of issuance, debt service reserves, interest & annual fees; & (b) issue bonds which may include: (i) an add'l $100K....Ref PBH20020411 re TIF/ARP.
Amended Redevopment Plan - (ARP) (4/02) & attachments Plate 1, Plate 5, Plate 6, & Exhibit 1B. Ref MOPR 4/11/02 TIF/ARP PBH Mins!
2/7/02 EM letter to MM - now Taking "only" MM's vacant front yard for the levee project.
6/22/01 Wolf/StL Cnty DOH letter to Barnes/COE - StL Plate Glass Co & Megus Beauty Products contaminated soil - Add'l Conditions for beneficial use... > Ref PCO List, ACCO.
6/6/01 Bell/MDNR letter to Barnes/COE - StL Plate Glass Co & Megus Beauty Products contaminated soil - Phase II Hazardous Toxic Radioactive Waste Assessment Report - Conditions for beneficial use... > Ref PCO List, ACCO.
5/3/01 EM letter to Waltrip/MDNR - contaminated material & city acquisition of all lands. > Ref LEV20030421.
5/2/01 Hamell/COE letter to EM - re MDNR, contaminated material in eng'd fill facilities, land ownership & city's creditable contributions.
3/8/01 RC Affidavit - ! ! ! Ref MOPR's 8/27/01 VP/QT Mins of clandestine meeting of VP City, School & Fire officials with Quik Trip reps re redev of AL.
City of VP - Smry of Receipts & Disbursements - 7/1/00 thru 12/31/00
10/13/00 MM letter to EM - MM offer to settle for $125,000.
9/18/00 Ord 1512 - amends Ord 1505 by authorizing the Taking by Condemnation of Tory Catanzaro's Env'l Landscaping property at AL, 14 Meramec Sta Rd, abutting #6 Arnold Dr.
8/07/00 Ord 1505 - authorizes the (Taking) acquisition of the following people's property by Condemnation for levee construction or because the city declared them blighted, in a redev area: Ed & Lisa Harrawood, Richard McGhee, Maureen Morris, Michael & Carol Illig, Floyd & Venita Brown, & Floyd & Bernadette Brantley...
7/11/00 EM letter to Ed - $88,000 "Just Compensation" for Taking all of Ed Harrawood's AL rental properties in connection with the levee project...
7/11/00 EM letter to MM - $30,123 "Just Compensation" for Taking all of MM's only rental property in connection with the levee project...
(5/11/00) Petition to Quiet Title - 1001 Marshall - including MOPR Notes re: Pharoah Valley Subdiv Properties.
(3/6/00) Bill 1606 & Exh A - re: CDBG Funds Supplemental Agreemt 2000-1 to the Municipal Housing & Cmty Dev Coop Agreemt with StL Cnty - $25,900 - design & const of new storm water inlet on Front St & Marshall. Project will also include installation of new reinforced concrete pipe northwardly on Front St.
12/21/99 Rucci Letter & Plan to Mayor Dan Adams - if the city had approved in '98, they could have guaranteed 500-yr flood protection since probably 1/00; collected higher AL taxes, decreasing others' burden & flood ins premiums; decreased city-attorney, engineer, appraiser, consultants' costs; landowners & developer would have benefited; & negated the need for the USACE's 100-yr Arnold's Landing Levee guesstimated at $5 MILLION ! MOPR 5/3/04 BOA Mins, Sec 2. Additionally, Rucci initiated the development of Meramec Valley Plaza.
9/29/99 EM letter to Ed - all of Ed Harrawood's AL rental properties are required in conjunction with the levee project...
9/29/99 EM letter to MM - all of MM's only rental property is required in conjunction with the levee project...
2/24/99 EM letter to Hamell/COE R.E. with 2/25/99 executed Entry Permit for Item IV soil borings.
2/2/99 Mayor DA memo to Landers, VP Cmty Dev Dir, to inspect & report. Includes (3/99) Landers Memo to Mayor DA re Cmty Enchantmt Program - windshield survey, whereby the interior condition of structures will not be initially included.
1/12/99 Gilliam/FEMA letter to Mayor DA - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - open space deed restrictions.
12/17/98 Katt/SEMA letter to Gilliam/FEMA - FEMA 404 funded properties purchased in VP - deed restrictions. Ref BOA 20010205 Sec 29.
11/23/98 EM Affidavit - '93 & '94 CDBG/HUD Funds, FEMA restricted deed form, 3rd party administrator, list of parcels under levee.
4/2/98 MM's Rucci Contract - $100,000 fair market value purchase - Ref 12/21/99 Rucci Letter above
2/8/98 Ed's Rucci Contract - $500,000 fair market value purchase - Ref 12/21/99 Rucci Letter above.
9/22/97 Police Sports Facility Layout - along River Rd/Dr.
9/15/97 Chief Leake/COE Letter to Mayor Harrington - levee project costs - suggesting a formal validation of VP costs applicable to the project - a cost-shared interim audit...
9/5/97 Leake/COE letter & LCA Amendmt #1 to Mayor Harrington - Chief Leake's version of LCA Amendmt #1 which incidentally, names the ASA/CW as the Dept of the Army/Gov't.
12/9/96 Post Dispatch Article re Levee Counsel - EM gets to keep this job tho not properly hired...(ref PCO's, Pat Gunn)
8/16/96 Hemenway/CDBG Memo to EM - usage of flood funds...
6/6/95 Mayor Harrington letter to Residents of AL (Arnold's Landing/Grove).
8/12/92 LCA - Local Coop Agreement - between COE & City VP for 100-yr levee project, including 9/23/97 Amendmt #1 - both incidentally, naming the USACE's St Louis District Engineer as the Dept of the Army/Gov't.
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