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February 2023

Mayor's Message
Lake Saint Louis Sees a Reduction in Crime

It has been almost two years since I took office as mayor, and thanks to regional collaboration efforts, community support, our elected officials, and city staff, we are making Lake Saint Louis safer every day. We’ve seen a 47% reduction in vehicle break-ins and thefts of unlocked vehicles, a 32% reduction in property crimes, and a 28% reduction in the total number of criminal charges issued. We are making great strides in reducing crime through our investment in public safety.

Regional collaboration in the St. Charles County Criminal Interdiction Task Force has been extremely successful in these efforts. In 2022, the task force recovered 16 stolen vehicles, seized 50 weapons, and made over 400 arrests, including 220 felony arrests.
Through the passage of Proposition Police by voters in April 2021, we have been able to hire additional patrol officers and police dispatchers due to the revenue collected from the City’s local use tax. Further investments in technology have been advantageous in our push to reduce crime. Last year, we installed FLOCK cameras throughout the city, which has led to the apprehension of multiple suspects, including a member of the “Felony Lane Gang.”
The Board of Aldermen and I are also committed to fiscal responsibility and making sure tax dollars are spent in an efficient manner. Lake Saint Louis is one of the few cities in the area that does not have a personal property tax. Last year, we repaid our bond debt ahead of schedule, which reduced our 2022 property tax rate by 46%.
I am happy to see our community benefit from the recent spur in economic growth. Commercial development continues to expand along the Hwy N corridor. In addition to opening a new Dierbergs in 2021, and more recently Freddy’s, our residents have much to look forward to with several new restaurants and retailers planned to open in that area over the next year.
I will continue to engage Lake Saint Louis residents, city staff, and regional stakeholders at every level on the issue of public safety. My focus on reducing crime as a top priority will persist in 2023, as I believe that safe streets lead to safe schools, which leads to population growth that in turn spurs business and economic growth. The four pillars of a thriving City built on the foundation of safety.

Lake Saint Louis Youth Spring Baseball/Softball

Online registration for our spring youth leagues is now open! Team and individual registration is available for youth baseball, softball, and T-Ball.  Registration must be completed by February 20 or until full.

For more information or to register online, please visit the Youth Spring Baseball/Softball webpage here (link).
Click here (link) to schedule your appointment online and enter the sponsor code: LSLPD or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

The WREC Resident Rate
The City of Lake Saint Louis has partnered with the City of Wentztville and is now offering the resident rate to Lake Saint Louis residents on memberships at the WREC in Wentzville. The new 94,371 square-foot multigenerational recreational facility includes a state-of-the-art Wellness Hub, 25 yard lap pool, 4,000 sq. ft. recreation pool, creative studio with eSports Lab and Innovation Zone, a gym with two full-size basketball/volleyball courts, and much more! The reduce rate applies to memberships only.

For more information, please visit the WREC webpage here (link).  
In January, the City presented its annual "State of the City" Address at the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce membership meeting. The presentation provides an overview of economic development activities, community growth, completed projects and improvements, public safety information, and more. 
February 6, 7PM
Board of Aldermen Meeting

February 9, 1-6PM
Community Blood Drive (link)
February 20
City Hall Closed - Presidents' Day
February 21, 7PM
Board of Aldermen Meeting

February 22, 5:30PM
Tree Board Meeting

February 22, 7PM
Park Board Meeting
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