New School, Property Taxes Before Town and Country Aldermen Monday
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen is set to discuss plans for the new Raintree Learning Community, a new private school that some residents oppose moving in off Mason Road. The city property tax rate is also up for a vote Monday night.
Monday will likely be a busy Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting.
A vote could come on the city's 2012 property tax rates, which are once again proposed to remain at zero cents. As previously reported by Town and Country - Manchester Patch, residents in Town and Country do not currently pay a city property tax. Each year, cities across St. Louis County have to set their property tax rates. Aldermen will probably vote to maintain the tax rate at zero Monday night.
Also on the agenda, aldermen are set to discuss a proposal for a for a new Raintree Learning Community to be built at 2000 to 2016 Amonte Drive. Despite a handful of residents speaking out against the project, the Town and Country Planning and Zoning Commission approved the preliminary development plan for the new school on Mason Road near Manchester Road.
Raintree Learning Community is a private school currently located in Ballwin. The school's owner, Ilya Eydelman, wants to build a new 7,310-square-foot school for 70 preschool and kindergarten students Town and Country. Eydelman provided the city with a petition of households he said are in support of the construction, however, some residents spoke out against the project at the August planning and zoning commission meeting. They said the new school will create a traffic hazard, they were not properly notified of the plan and they don't want a commercial property in a residential area.
Final approval for the school to move into Town and Country will ultimately come from the board of aldermen, but aldermen cannot vote on the issue until their next meeting on Sept. 24.
See agenda and supporting documents above for complete details.
Check back to Town and Country - Manchester Patch Tuesday for any updates.
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