Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The vote was one step toward deciding the fate of the aging Recreation Center, built in 1975.
The Brentwood Board of Aldermen, on Monday, got a round of applause for something that was four years in the making. As a step toward deciding the fate of the Brentwood Recreation center, the aldermen voted to keep the ice rink as part of the Rec Center. It was unanimous except for Ward 3 Alderman Andy Leahy, who voted no. Ward 4 Alderman Tom Kramer was absent. Ward 1 Alderwoman Maureen Saunders started the discussion by stating that the Warren Poll indicated the residents are satisfied with the co-op agreement with Maplewood and Richmond Heights. She said Brentwood’s part in that is the ice rink. Ward 3 Alderman Keith Robertson said the city will have to spend a substantial amount of money just to get the building up to code, and spending…
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for May 16-22.
The Senior PGA golf tournament comes to St. Louis and it will include road closures. Route AB (Ladue Road) will be closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation will have lane closures on a few interstates this weekend. Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-170 at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) at 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 to perform preventative maintenance on the I-170 bridge over Route 180. Only one lane will remain open on southbound I-170. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-170 to Route 180 and the ramp from Route 180 to …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Proposed changes to the ordinance were passed unanimously without discussion.
A month after Maplewood voters approved Proposition Q, allowing QuikTrip to relocate to the northwest corner of Manchester and Big Bend, the agreement is on its way to being changed. QuikTrip may no longer buy the property on Big Bend for a cut-through street to the school. Southbound traffic may be allowed on Martini Drive, rather than being totally blocked, and solar-powered lights may warn motorists of pedestrians at crosswalks. The Maplewood city council Tuesday made the first two votes out of three to amend the planned unit development (PUD) unanimously and without discussion. The council was minus Mayor James White and Ward 3 Councilman Shawn Faulkingham. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Also, Roots Antiques requests to move into the Tigerlily space on Manchester.
At the Maplewood City Council meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday the council will consider revising the ordinance that allowed QuikTrip to move, allowing Roots to move to the space that Tigerlily is vacating, and Vom Fass's request for a liquor license. These items are from the public notes of the meeting agenda. See the included PDF for the complete public notes. Item no. 9 is a motion to approve a request for a full liquor license by Mark Williams of Vom Fass. Vom Fass would like to be able to serve wine by the drink along with cheese plates, and at the same time obtain a caterer’s license. Item no. 10 is a resolution authorizing the city manager to accept the low bid for the 2013 capital improvements street project. The streets to be …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Legislation to allow gay marriage in the state cleared its final hurdle Monday, May 13. With Gov. Mark Dayton expected to sign the bill as soon as tomorrow, Minnesota will become the 12th state in the country to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The Minnesota Senate approved H.F. 1054 Monday, May 13, clearing the way for Minnesota same-sex couples to marry in the state. The 37 to 30 vote, which was seen as the last hurdle for the legislation, makes Minnesota the 12th in the United States to recognize same-sex marriages in state law. Democrats, known locally as the DFL party, hold a 39-28 advantage in the Minnesota Senate. Debate began shortly after noon Monday, with the Republican Party introducing a pair of amendments to the bill, both of which were voted down by state Democrats, who control the Senate. It quickly moved to speeches invoking personal feelings and relationships surrounding the House bill. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on …
The Brentwood Board of Aldermen voted 6-2 to allow backyard chickens on May 6.
Now that Brentwood has an law regarding chickens, some residents who had them before it was passed said yes to some video of their chicks. Angie Hulshoff got her chickens three years ago after she asked a city employee if it was OK and wasn't told no. She was an outspoken proponent of allowing them. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Marc and Angela Adler have extensive gardens as well as chickens. Take a look at their beautiful coop in the second half of the video. Are you interested in backyard chickens to give you eggs now? Do you already have them? See more chicken-related news in Patch:
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The elementary school girls ran in the Girls on the Run race Saturday morning.
A group of about a dozen Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary were among 200 schools from 19 counties to come to the 10th annual Girls On the Run five kilometer race. The girls prepared for the run with a curriculum that included running, as well as 20 lessons to inspire them to become independent thinkers, to enhance their problem solving skills and make healthy decisions. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. The Girls on the Run mission: “We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”
Residents heard about the road project Wednesday in Shrewsbury.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the St. Louis Work zones for May 9-15.
MoDOT's maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of Interstate 270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately …