WPLNA MEETING – Tues. March 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

The West Pine Laclede Neighborhood Association will meet on Tuesday, March 8th at 7 pm at Northwest Coffee, 4251 Laclede (at Boyle).  All are welcome!

The minutes from our February meeting are copied below – please take a moment to review these in advance as they will be presented for approval at the upcoming meeting.

Sharon Olwig will present an update on the status of the design and renovation of the cul-de-sac garden on West Pine at Sarah.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.


Alderwoman Pihl invites all to attend these upcoming meetings:


  • Tuesday, March 8th
  • 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Rockwell Brewery
  • 1320 S. Vandeventer Avenue



  • Thursday, March 10th
  • 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/17THWARD
    •  17TH Ward Update
    • STL Public Schools – Revisioning
    • STL Refuse & Recycling – Update




Minutes 2.8.2022

President Harold Karabell called the meeting to order at 7:05.

Harold opened with news that Diana Gualdoni will need to resign from secretarial duties, sadly due to a health concern. We wish Diana the very best as we follow with concern.

MINUTES (Catherine Swanstrom): December minutes were approved by vote.

PRESENTATION: Mark Schwarz presented on his project for a coffee house at 25-33 North Sarah. Mark has purchased entire property and shared his vision for a coffee house/café and offices with an educational component. He plans to remodel the entire structure and replace the wooden fence with a wrought iron fence. Anticipated opening in 8 months.

After a few questions, an overall support and enthusiasm for the project was given by attending members. Alderwoman is in full support. Mark will present to Board of Adjusters on 2.9.2022.

TREASURER’S REPORT (Terry Werner)  as of 2.2022

Checking:       $435.90

Savings:           $3068.91

Time deposit  $4450.09

A reminder to send annual DUES of $25 for 2022.

BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE (Lorraine Simpson) presented on WATER MAIN BREAKS in at least three locations in our area: 4244 West Pine, Laclede and Newstead, 4101-4107 Laclede. With the ice and snow, the streets in these areas have become veritable skating rinks, posing extreme danger to pedestrians, and structural damage to streets and properties. Ron Coleman related that the City is aware of these breaks and that repairs will involve contracting with a private company. Lorraine will continue to work with Ron to assure repairs.

Additionally, Lorraine related concerns about a 5G light installed in front of her home on West Pine, questioning why this was placed without residents’ consent and concern about health risks of such powerful frequency equipment.

Finally, we discussed general neighborhood concerns, the first being the tragic deaths of five residents of Laclede and Forest Park Avenue apartment buildings from drug (fenteny-laced cocaine) overdose. This is still under investigation. Management of two buildings involved is cooperating with police.

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM. We want to thank the kind staff at Northwest Coffee for graciously hosting our meeting and staying beyond the 8:00 end time.

Respectfully submitted, Catherine Swanstrom