Ways & Means Finance Article

March, 2014 Issue

Weekly E-mail Update, August 29th



  • Frontenac Police Department
  • Additional Police Department Information
  • Additional Police Department Information
  • Trash delay due to Labor Day
  • Fire Department Information
  • City Hall Closed for Labor Day
  • City of Frontenac upcoming meetings


Frontenac Police Department
Frontenac and area West County cities have experienced some burglaries within the past three weeks.  We have had two, and in each case the subjects entered from the rear of the residence.  As our investigations are underway, we wanted to ask everyone to keep an eye out for anyone, or any vehicle, that may not belong in your neighborhood.  Please call us if you do observe something ot of the ordinary, and set your home alarm even if you leave for a short time.  Our 24/7 Dispatch Center phone number is 314-737-4600, or 9-1-1 if urgent. 
Additional Police Information
As Labor Day approaches your Police Department begins receiving complaint calls from residents about neighbors who are draining their pools into the street, or onto another’s yard.  Pool water, with the chemicals it holds, can damage grasses and plants.  It is also against City ordinance to drain a pool anywhere except a sanitary sewer system, where that water can be treated.  City code, Section 225.020 states that . . .the discharge of swimming pool water or backwash other than into a sanitary sewer system” is prohibited.
Your pool vendor may not tell you this, because it is easier and cheaper for them to discharge the water where ever they can do so quickly.  Please keep an eye on your pool vendor this Fall, so that police are not called to issue a citation. 
Additional Police Information
Lock your car doors, especially at home !  There are two things a thief who wants to steal things out of your car cannot afford: Time, and Noise.  Knowing that, we can do a few things to make it more difficult for them, and help prevent you from becoming a victim.  First, either take with you – or hide from plain sight – any valuables that you may keep in your car.  This includes electronic devices like cellphones, iPods, GPS units, etc., and wallets, jewelry, cash, coins, and other valuables.  If you have to leave things in your car, your chances of a thief not getting your stuff are better if you find yourself a good hiding spot within the car that would take time to find.  They’ll hopefully move on if they don’t spot something quickly.  Firearms should never be left unattended in a car, unless you have a secure safe to lock them in.  Examples of in-car safes can be found here:  http://safelelo.com/
If you are out shopping or at the gym, use the trunk to hide valuables, but don’t wait until you’re on the parking lot to hide your stuff because a crook may be watching.  The trunk can be a difficult place for a thief to find something valuable that you have hidden, especially when a would-be thief doesn’t know if anything is in there in the first place.
Finally, remember that we all feel safe in our homes, but that does not mean we should let our guard down there.  When you park your car and it will not be within your sight, lock it up.  Since warm weather is here there is a lot more pedestrian traffic out late at night, and thieves on foot will look for easy targets in home driveways.  Don’t make it easy for them, and don’t allow them easy access to your home by letting them get into your unlocked car so they also have access to your garage door opener. 
If you see suspicious pedestrians in your neighborhood, especially late at night, please call your Police Department at 314-737-4600, or 9-1-1 if urgent.
Trash delay due to holiday
All yard waste, trash and recycling pickups will be delayed by one day next week due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday.  All yard waste will be picked up on Tuesday, and trash and recycling will be picked up Wednesday through Saturday. For example if your normal trash and recycle pickup day is on Tuesday, it will be picked up on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 314-994-3200 or call Meridian Waste Services at 314-291-3131.
Fire Department Information
Recall Date: August 26, 2014
Recall Number: 14-262
Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall Summary
Name of Product:  Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.
Hazard: The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
Remedy:  Replace
Consumer Contact: Hewlett-Packard toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.hp.com and select “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then select Power Cord Recall.
Recall Details
Units: 5,577,000 in the U.S. and 446,700 in Canada
Description: This recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.
Incidents/Injuries: HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.
Remedy: Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.
Sold at: Notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.hp.com worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1500.
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
City Hall Closed for Labor Day
Frontenac City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 due to the Labor Day Holiday. 
Upcoming City of Frontenac Meetings
There are no scheduled City of Frontenac, meetings the week of September 2 – September 5, 2014.


The City of Frontenac would like to thank everyone for making our
2014 Frontenac Festival a success.
Photos from 2014 may be viewed by clicking here.

If you would like to preview pictures of our 2013 festival please
 Select Part 1 or Select Part 2.

Photos are compliments of David Bentley, Bentley Studios

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[ Aug 13, 2014, 7:00 PM ]
Public Works Commission

Monthly Meeting

[ Aug 19, 2014, 7:00 PM ]
Board of Aldermen

Monthly Meeting

[ Aug 26, 2014, 7:00 PM ]
Planning & Zoning Commission

Monthly Meeting

[ Sep 9, 2014, 5:30 PM ]
Ways & Means Committee