Welcome to the beautiful city of Lakeshire.
Immediately upon passing the stone entrances of the City it becomes apparent why our slogan is "The Beautiful City of Lakeshire." Homes in this upscale community are well-kept with manicured lawns and mature trees. The well-maintained and updated homes reflect pride of ownership in our community.
The south side of the city is an eclectic mix of single family residential, condos, and apartments. The 149 multi-family buildings are a premier apartment community with responsible owners who maintain their properties and screen tenants for excellence. Many of the tenants in these buildings are long-term residents who are actively involved in the community.
Lakeshire is structured as a Fourth-Class City with a Mayor/Council form of government. The Mayor is elected citywide for a term of two years. Two alderman represent each of the three wards for a two-year term. Each ward Alderman is elected on alternate years, which provides for continuity of government.
The Mayor appoints city officials with the approval of two thirds of the members of the Board of Aldermen. City Officials include the Municipal Judge, Chief of Police, Emergency Management Director, Treasurer, City Clerk, Public Works Director, City Attorney/Prosecutor, Court Clerk, Building Commissioner, and Housing Coordinator.
City Council meetings are held on the second Monday of every month starting promptly at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Community Center, 10000 Puttington Drive. Public notice is given for any special meetings. Residents are encouraged to attend and become involved in city government. To contact a city official, see the City Contacts portion of this site.
Come and enjoy the peaceful surroundings in our city park. Figi Park is named after former mayor Emil J. Figi who reserved the land for use as a public park. The park, located at Squire Meadows and Parkman Drive, was renovated in the spring of 2005. A children's Easter Egg hunt is held in the park each year for the enjoyment of our residents' children and grandchildren.
Most city functions are held at the Community Center located at 10000 Puttington Drive. The Board of Aldermen meet there on the 2nd Monday of each month and Municipal Court is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The building also houses administrative offices for the city and the Lakeshire Police Department.
The Affton Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services to the City of Lakeshire. We enjoy a low fire insurance rating because of the high standards maintained by the fire department. Their close proximity to the city results in a quick response time.
The city is served by two school districts which are AAA rated. The Affton School District serves the northern half of the city while the Lindbergh School District serves the southern half of the city. Highly respected private and parochial schools are located within a few blocks of our community.
Our Public Works Director, Keith Jacoby, takes great pride in the quality of our streets and alleys. Do not expect to encounter any potholes while driving in our community. A large portion of the city's budget is devoted to annual repair and maintenance of streets.
Snow and ice removal is the top priority during inclement weather. Plowing begins with two inches of show. Residents are encouraged to park their vehicles in garages or driveways during snowstorms. This permits the plows to move faster. The faster the trucks can travel, the more effective they are at moving snow off the street. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Traffic and city ordinance violations are set for hearing in the Lakeshire Municipal Court. Court is held at 6:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month at City Hall, 10000 Puttington Drive.
Certain fines and court costs can be paid in advance by mail or in person a half hour before court time. A list of those offenses and fines are posted on the bulletin board outside of City Hall. Any questions should be directed to the Court Clerk by calling (314) 631-6222, Ext. 6.
Community Development Block Grant Program
The City participates in St. Louis County's Community Development Block Grant Program, which is funded through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Each January, when released by the federal government, funds will become available for use by eligible low-to-moderate income individuals and/or families. Those who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for funds (not to exceed $5,000) to be used for major items, such as roof, furnace, air conditioner repairs/replacement, foundation work, etc. The program permits a one-time participation per homeowner.
The program contact person for the South County area is Rose Loar. Her phone number is (314) 615-4025. Ms. Loar can determine if you are eligible for participation and can provide more details about the program and the application process.