Wednesday, November 25, 2009

County Ignores Resident's Complaints for Compliance . . . for Over A Year

Residents in the Florissant/North County area have been complaining for over a year asking the county to take action to enforce their own regulations. The basic complaint is the replacement of a fence which could have been done in less than a week. Here's the latest letter to county officials.

Mr. Penney:

It has now been exactly one year to the day (November 24, 2008) that this committee first reported the issue of the required missing fencing at the above referenced commercial property, which is owned by Mr. Stallings. Please scroll all the way to the bottom of this message to view the original complaint of Monday, November 24, 2008 at 11:08 a.m.

We have now been through all of the four seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer, and the cycle has begun once again. Yet, to date, the infamous Mr. Stallings has made no attempt to re-install the required fence, nor does it appear likely to this committee, his business tenants, or to anyone else, that he intends to re-install the fence and comply with the respective St. Louis County ordinance.

St. Louis County has been far too lenient in granting Mr. Stallings a six month extension back in April (which expired on September 23, per your message below of August 6) to re-install a fence that should and could have been re-installed in less than a week. Considering the past track record of Mr. Stallings disregard for compliance with St. Louis County ordinances, no extensions should have been granted to him at all.

Upon receipt of this message, I would appreciate your response with regard to the status of the pending litigation against Mr. Stallings so that this committee will have a timeline as to when we can expect this issue to be resolved by the courts, since it’s apparent by now that this is the only viable solution.

And, as I have stated in the past, is it any wonder to you as to why people are dissatisfied with St. Louis County government?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:31 PM

    St. Louis County also ignored good solid and knowledgable advice regarding setting up these trash districts. Because of that, they are now involved in at least 3 law suits and maybe more.
    Maybe St. Louis County should start paying attention to some of the advice and warnings it receives.