Thursday, February 14, 2013
A Brentwood resident is making recommendations for wording for an ordinance.
Brentwood could be on its way to joining neighboring cities in allowing backyard chickens. At Wednesday's Public Works Committee meeting, council members Andy Leahy (Ward 3), Cindy Manestar (Ward 2), Keith Robertson (Ward 3) and Maureen Saunders (Ward 1) discussed allowing chickens in Brentwood, and all were in favor of it. Brentwood resident Angie Hulshoff, in the 8700 block of Rosalie Avenue, had chickens for three years before she was notified by the city that she was breaking city code. She said before she got the chickens a city official told her it was OK, and hadn't had a complaint the whole time. The Board of Aldermen voted on Jan. 7 to allow her to keep her chickens, while putting a moratorium on any more coming into the city. …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Brentwood's public works and fire departments are ready for whatever rain may come this weekend.
As the remnants of Hurricane Isaac passes over St. Louis, Brentwood’s director of Public Works, Jim Nahmensen, said he doesn’t expect major flooding. “The Meramec is empty, the Mississippi is empty, the Missouri River, they’re all empty right now so they could use some good run-off,” he said. “If it keeps up like this, and we get a couple downpours, I think we’ll be fine.” He said it was different in 2008, when flooding occurred, because the ground was already saturated, then five inches of rain fell in three hours. He said there might be flash-flooding on Manchester Road and Russell Avenue, where it usually does in a heavy rain. “The staff is ready, even though it’s a holiday weekend,” he said. “And I’ll probably spend most of my weekend …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The annual event brings families and scouts for some artistic fun.
On Saturday, for the 11th year, families and scout groups came to the Brentwood Public Works garage to apply a personal touch to 35 city trash cans. The city supplied the white cans, a variety of paint colors, and candy to keep the workers happy. Look for the finished product around the city. See more photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook (Like It!) Mayor Mark Kurtz started the tradition, public works supintendent Jim Nahmensen said. The cans are donated each year by Brentwood business, Ice Cream Specialties. The Brentwood Daisy Troop 1496 from McGrath Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 126 and Webelos Pack 655 were there to paint.