Dear Concerned Citizen,
Thank you for contacting County government regarding the proposed Missouri Bluffs Development (PUD18-01).
The decision to sell this property was made by the Curators of the University of Missouri. You can contact them via email at [log in to unmask], by phone at 573-882-2388 or by mail to UM Board of Curators, 316 University Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211. Three of the nine curators are from the St. Louis region and may be familiar with the area. They are Ms. Julia Brncic, Mr. Darryl Chatman, and Mr. Maurice Graham.
Of particular interest to the curators may be the fact that the University’s Director of Real Estate, Mr. Kevin Hogg, stated at the 4/9 Council meeting that no public Parks, Conservation, Zoological, Horticultural, or Natural Resource organizations were contacted regarding this property. Nor were the myriad of private, nonprofit organizations that serve to conserve our natural resources. I find it unfathomable that these organizations were not contacted with the University’s asking price for this property.
I would encourage you to contact the Curators as soon as possible. I want them to know that these bluffs are near several public trails and conservation areas and are valuable to the residents of the area. And then I will respectfully ask them to delay this sale until such time that the various public and private organizations that could be interested in preserving these bluffs are contacted about purchasing this land.
Thanks again for your input, I hope this information is helpful.
St. Charles County Council District 1
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