Board of Alderman Meeting Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Public Hearing on New Comprehensive Plan at 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing on Zoning Code Changes for Signle Family Attached Residential District at 6:45 p.m.
The Byrnes Mill general municipal election for Mayor and Board of Aldermen seats in Wards 1, 2 & 3 is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The first day of filing for all candidates is Tuesday, December 13, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Filing will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Candidates may file for Mayor or a seat representing one of the three wards.
Mayor candidates must:
1) Be a qualified voter
2) Be a resident of Byrnes Mill for a minimum of one year prior to the election
Board of Aldermen candidates must:
1) Reside in the ward they seek to represent
2) Be qualified voter
3) Be a resident of Byrnes Mill for a minimum of one year prior to the election
Candidate packets will be available during regular business hours beginning December 1 in the City Clerk's office at the Byrnes Mill Municpal Complex., 141 Osage Executive Circle. For more information, contact City Clerk Debbie LaVenture at 636-677-7727.
Four Byrnes Mill citizens were honored at Wednesday, November 18, 2016 Board of Aldermen meeting with a Community Service Award for their help in reconstructing the fallen wall and columns at the Byrnes Mill Site in Byrnes Mill City Park. The four honored with the Community Service Award – (Pictured on the left below from left to right) Rob Kiczenski, Jim McBroom, Rick Mosley, and John Scheble.
The picture in the center above shows (from left to right) Jim McBroom, Rick Mosley, and Rob Kiczenski working on the column and the wall.
The picture on the right above shows (from left to right) Rob Kiczenski, John Scheble, and Rick Mosley with the completed column.
For the past several months, the City has been working with consulting firm Streiler Planning to update the Comprehensive Plan, a long-range planning and policy document that guides the City in land-use decisions. At the onset of the plan, Streiler Planning identified four major phases in the formulation of the plan:
Final Draft Byrnes Mill Comprehensive Plan
Appendix A - Public Engagement Summary
The first phase consisted of the base mapping, existing conditions analysis, review of existing comprehensive plan, and an organizational Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee meeting. The second phase consisted the public engagement process. There were two public workshops, a citizen survey, and one-on-one interviews. One-on-one interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, including several Alderman, Board, commission and committee members, City staff, and commercial property owners and developers. Citizen Survey results were presented at a workshop on February 17, 2016. Results of the public engagement process will provide the basis for the establishment of the city’s critical issues .
From there, the update process continues into phase three. The consultant will draft comprehensive plan components, vision, goals and objectives. This will serve as the “framework of action” that will guide Byrnes Mill’s decision-makers toward well-informed decisions regarding, business stability & economic development, housing, quality of life, transportation, and future growth.
In addition to attending the workshops, community members are encouraged to review and follow the progress of the plan on the website - www.byrnesmill.org which is updated regularly and offer feedback. The final Comprehensive Plan is expected to be completed this winter.
For more information, contact Larry Perney, City Administrator, at 636-677-7727.