Thursday, January 10, 2013
The committee heard from the resident who already has chickens, who said she wants Brentwood's standards to be high.
The Brentwood Public Works Committee discussed residents keeping chickens in Brentwood backyards on Wednesday. It came to their attention when resident Angie Hulshoff, who already has five chickens, got a complaint. Hulshoff and others who support chicken-keeping spoke at the board of aldermen meeting on Monday. Some of the same came to the public works meeting on Wednesday. After committee members Ward 2 Alderwoman Cindy Manestar and Ward 3 Alderman Andy Leahy talked about the importance of keeping things clean, keeping neighbors happy, and possible chicken coop regulations, chicken keeper and proponent Guy Niere spoke. He said most cities already have ordinances for noise, odor and nuisance regulations. “I caution that there doesn’t have…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Brentwood Recreation Center may the the center of a system of trails.
- Doug Miner
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Brentwood’s system of trails may be expanded in the future, connecting with trails belonging to Great Rivers Greenway and Trailnet. Some current trails may be completely resurfaced. Trailnet recently completed a multi-community study including Maplewood, Brentwood and Richmond Heights for bikeable and walkable routes. Those routes, combined with what Brentwood’s Public Works Committee is calling the Brentwood Trails Expansion Initiative, will provide expanded trails throughout the city. A Great Rivers Greenway trail, in Deer Creek Park, may be connected. Committee chairman Alderman Keith Robertson (Ward 3) said in the Sept. 12 meeting that the Brentwood Recreation Complex could be the center of the system of trails. “One reason we selected…
Friday, February 10, 2012
Aldermen were divided on a vote on Wednesday afternoon.
A ban on alcohol at Brentwood Park remains in place after the Brentwood Public Works Committee rejected a measure that would have allowed its presence during adult softball games. At a meeting on Wednesday, Aldermen Andy Leahy (Ward 3) and Lee Wynn (Ward 2) voted to keep the ban in place, while Keith Robertson (Ward 3) voted to remove the ban. The fourth committee member, Ward 2 Alderman Mike Marshall, was absent. "There are plenty of places to drink. I don't see why you need to mix alcohol and baseball," Wynn said. "It's nice and family-oriented. Let's keep it that way." Robertson countered that the city should trust adults to behave appropriately. (Hungry for more Brentwood news? Join the hundreds of other residents on our Facebook page …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Brentwood officials placed a survey on the city's website to record your feedback.
Brentwood officials want your opinion. Should alcohol be allowed in Brentwood parks, or do you think the idea is a bad one? The city added a four-question survey on its website. The survey follows a request from adult softball league players, who asked the Public Works Committee to consider allowing alcohol during league games. At a December meeting, Jim Patterson, who lives on Hilldale Avenue, said the leagues function as more of a social gathering than a sports competition. He referred to leagues in nearby cities that allow alcohol, and asked that Brentwood consider doing the same. Patch asked for your opinion in a poll that accompanied our December article. Out of the 77 votes tallied, 57 were in favor of alcohol while 20 were against …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
But any voting is expected to wait until the city hires a new parks director.
Any discussion about potentially allowing alcohol in Brentwood Park during adult softball leagues will wait until the city hires a new parks director. Ward 3 Alderman Keith Robertson, who chairs the Brentwood Public Works Committee, said the city should ask for input from whoever takes the job left vacant with the ousting of former director Michele Frankowski last week. Robertson made the comments during a committee meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The hiring process could take a couple months, City Administrator Bola Akande said. In the meantime, Robertson said the committee should solicit feedback from the community. Jim Patterson, who lives on Hilldale Avenue, said the leagues function as more of a social gathering than a sports …