EST. | 1937
THE CITY OF BEL-NOR!
On behalf of our Board of Aldermen, City Employees, and Police Department, I want to welcome you to our City. We take great pride in being an inclusive, diverse part of the greater Normandy area, with a rich history and a bright future. Since our founding in 1937, the Village and now City of Bel-Nor has been a special place in St. Louis County where neighbors become friends and multi-generational families come back to live, work, and worship like their parents and grandparents before them.
-Mayor Bill Hook
Bel-Nor P&Z Commission Public Hearing followed by a meeting of the Bel-Nor Board of Aldermen.
Tonight at 7:00 p.m. there will be a public hearing held by the Bel-Nor P&Z Commission to consider amending our zoning code to allow low-income multi-family senior housing in the City. The public hearing will be followed immediately by a meeting of the Board of Aldermen on the same subject. The meetings will be held at Unity Lutheran Church, 8454 Glen Echo Drive, in Bel-Nor, with parking in the rear of the church. The agenda for this meeting can be accessed by clicking the button below.
Bel-Nor Board Meeting and Town Hall Tonight, 7:00 p.m. at Unity Lutheran.
Just a reminder that the Bel-Nor Board of Aldermen will host their monthly meeting tonight, 7:00 p.m. at Unity Lutheran Church, 8454 Glen Echo Dr. Please park in the rear and enter through the lower level double doors. After the regular meeting, there will be a short town hall to solicit input from residents on the community engagement project to be undertaken by an UMSL Honors College class this fall. Once again, more information can be found on UMSL's website at https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2020/07/13/where-we-live-community/. Residents are encouraged to check out the blog posts to learn more about this opportunity for City advancement.
Please click on the link below to read an email exchange with Ameren's Community Development & Local Government Affairs rep, Marco Tipton, regarding recent power outages and tree trimming in the City. You can provide feedback to the Mayor or any of your elected officials via email, text, or phone. Thank you.
Last Tuesday's Town Hall regarding the future of Normandie Hall went well. People on all sides of this issue had the opportunity to express their opinions and ask questions of the developers. A summary of the Q&A will be posted soon. Remember, the developer's presentation can be viewed by clicking on the button below. Residents are encouraged to provide further questions, comments, or concerns to your Alderman or to me at email@example.com. Thank you!
At our July 19 Board meeting, a representative from our outside auditing firm, Angela Dorn of Sikich (formerly Hochschild Bloom), presented a summary of the audited Financial Statement for fiscal year 2020, which ended December 31. A copy of her summary can be found by clicking on the button below. The full audit report (36 pages) is available for viewing at City Hall.
Residents should be receiving a mailer concerning two Town Hall meetings coming up in August. The first, on August 3, addresses the plan put forth by developer ND Consulting to purchase and redevelop the Incarnate Word Academy for low-income senior housing. The second, on August 16, will be a community forum to solicit input on a project to be undertaken by UMSL students to develop a community engagement project for the City. Unity Lutheran Church at 8454 Glen Echo has graciously agreed to host both of these Town Halls in their lower level meeting space.
Ice Cream Social tomorrow 4:00-5:30 p.m. The City of Bel-Nor is hosting an ice cream social tomorrow, Saturday July 17, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at our recently completed Horatio Park Trail in Bel-Nor South! Come out and mingle with friends and neighbors and enjoy a tasty treat from the ice cream truck. There will be face painting and balloon creations for the kids and music to tap your feet to. Please call Diana at City Hall if you wish to RSVP, or just head over for a nice neighborhood event. Kids and grandkids are especially welcome!
There will be a Public Hearing held on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. This hearing will precede the regular July meeting of the Board of Aldermen. The hearing will be an opportunity to discuss the estimated allocation of $20,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds which will be available in 2022. Please click on the button below to read the full public hearing notice.
A big "thank you" to Pat and Bill Flatley for placing the American flags on the islands in celebration of Independence Day! I hope everyone enjoyed the mostly decent weather and took time to relax with family and friends.
Very soon, work will be starting on two of our islands in Bel-Nor North. Last October we were awarded a second park grant from the St. Louis County Municipal Park Grant Commission to renovate the islands at Arlmont and Audrain (where the gazebo is located) and the large island at Clearview and Racquet. The latest plans drawn up by our Engineering firm, Weis Design Group, can be viewed by clicking on the buttons below. Work on these two projects should be completed by the end of the year.
And hearty congratulations to resident Shauna McWoods on Ridgeview Drive, who was recently elected to serve as the 1st County Council District representative on the Park Grant Commission. This Commission is responsible for managing funds collected through sales tax in St. Louis County and awarding grants to individual cities for worthwhile projects. Bel-Nor has received two such grants over the past couple of years; first to construct the Horatio Park Trail in Bel-Nor South and now to renovate the two islands mentioned above.
Our next regular monthly meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be held on Monday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. This will be our first in-person meeting in a while; please observe social distancing and wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated. We will also have a Zoom link to the meeting; however, please be patient as the meeting room setup to on-line meetings is not perfect. The agenda can be found on the Agendas and Minutes page once it is finalized.
An updated one-page list of important reminders can be found by clicking on the button below. Especially if you are a new resident, you should familiarize yourself with our ordinances concerning building and occupancy permits, property upkeep, etc. Please call our City Clerk, Diana, or one of your elected officials if you have any questions.
Click on the button below to read a press release regarding the status of Normandie Golf Course. This is very exciting news for Bel-Nor and we look forward to working with the new owners as the historic course undergoes a spectacular transformation!
Below are a couple of recent pictures taken by Alderman Charlee McBride showing off our beautiful new walking trail in Bel-Nor South. Please stop by and do a few laps! Coming soon - improvements to two more islands, at Clearview & Racquet and Arlmont & Bellerive!
Our Resident Handbook is now on-line. Please look under the City Information tab for a copy. The Handbook contains valuable contact information and answers to everyday questions about City codes and regulations.You can find our updated code book by clicking on the link below.
City office: 314-381-2834
City Fax: 314-381-2263
Bel-Nor Police: 314-381-2971
Bel-Nor Police(watch): 314-920-9513
Bel-Nor Police (dispatch): 314-889-2341
CITY OFFICE HOURS
8416 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4550
Tuesday - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday- 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday- 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday- 8:00am to 3:30pm
21st CIRCUIT MUNICIPAL COURT
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First Wednesday of the month - 5:30pm
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