WPLNA Meeting at 7 pm – Tues., 1/8/19

The West Pine Laclede Neighborhood Association will hold its first meeting of the new year this Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 7 pm at Northwest Coffee, 4251 Laclede (at Boyle).  Among the topics to be discussed will be an update on the repair to the water system at the community garden. All are welcome!

The minutes from December’s meeting and copied below and will be presented for approval at the January meeting. We look forward to seeing you on January 8th.


Minutes 12.12.18  –  Draft until approved by membership  

President Harold Karabell called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM


The minutes were approved as revised to provide clarification on two points. 


Certificate of deposit value:    $7,161.89 

Checking account balance:      $2,421.31

Savings account is in hiatus with no changes in the balance.  

The treasurer agreed to look into interest rates on our CD to see if we can get any higher rates.  


Beautification position is open. Contact Harold if you are interested in serving in this capacity. 

Ron Coleman followed up on the dog bag stand at Boyle & West Pine which is broken and dog leavings are piling up. Although the stand is on their property, Regis did not install it and doesn’t accept responsibility for maintaining it.   Marshall Michener will bring this up with the Special Business District.  

Diana Gualdoni thanked Ron Coleman and Joe Roddy for their help in getting the St. Louis Water and Parks Departments to agree that the Water Department will investigate the leak from the turn-off valve in the Community Garden.  The leak was reported many weeks ago but confusion over responsibility for this repair led to delays.  When the temperature drops, ice forms on the sidewalk, creating a hazard.  A cone or sign was requested until the work can be done. At this time no timetable for the repair has been given.  


Marshall reported that the man arrested for a rape on Boyle Ave. was convicted and sentenced.  Additionally, four teens were arrested and charged with an armed carjacking at Maryland and Euclid.  Local regulations rule out jail time for juveniles involved in carjackings, even when a weapon is involved. 

A separate incident of carjacking was reported – near the home of the Mayor.  


Ron Coleman had no major updates.  

The sidewalk has been re-opened in front of 4101 Laclede and, although closed during the day, during the evening the street is now open to westbound traffic on Laclede at Sarah. 

SLU has issued an RFP for a project on the northwest corner of Grand and Chouteau.  

Respectfully submitted 

Diana Gualdoni, Secretary

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