Monday, May 6, 2013
Manchester aldermen re-elected in April are set to be sworn in for their new terms at Monday's board of aldermen meeting. View full agenda here.
The Manchester Board of Aldermen is set to meet Monday night. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Re-elected aldermen Paul Hamill from Ward I, Michael Clement from Ward II and John Schrader from Ward III are set to be sworn in for their new terms at the meeting. Aldermen serve two-year terms. Town and Country aldermen were sworn in April 22. For more details on Monday's meeting see the agenda and supporting documents above included in the PDF portion of this article. Check back to Town and Country - Manchester Patch for any updates. Latest Election Stories: Town and Country Mayor, Aldermen Sworn in For New Terms Mayor, Alderman Keep Seats in April Election Incumbents Keep Parkway School Board …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis Work zones for May 2-8.
Missouri Department of Transportatation'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 Interstate 270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and potential …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Construction on the Longview Farm parking lot expansion project is expected to begin in May and wrap up near the end of the summer.
UPDATED: 9:10 a.m., Wednesday- (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Last week, the Town and Country Board of Aldermen approved entering into a construction contract for the Longview Farm Park parking lot expansion project. Aldermen authorized the city to enter into the $110, 627 agreement with contractor Raineri Construction. By awarding the construction contract for the parking lot addition, construction should begin in May, according to Alderman Skip Mange, who headed up the Longview Farm Park Ad-Hoc Committee which developed the parking expansion plan. (Read Previous Story: Longview Farm Parking Options Revealed Thursday Night) Mange said approximately 95 percent of the construction cost is …
Monday, April 29, 2013
This is John Copeland's last week serving the City of Town and Country. As he shares some of his career highlights with 'Patch,' he says it's his time to move on.
As previously reported by Patch, after nearly 30 years with the City of Town and Country, Police Chief and City Administrator John Copeland, 63, wil retire April 30. (Read Previous Story: Police Chief And City Administrator Retires, Replacements Expected Soon) As the city prepares to fill the now two open positions, Copeland tells Patch he is excited about his retirement and that as he reflects on his career, it is time to move on to the next phase in his life. "You get to look at your career, your accomplishments, what limitations you have if you continue, your personal life," Copeland explained. "I guess at this point in my life, I'm slowing down a bit. There could be some benefit to somebody stepping in and taking over and putting that…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for April 25-May 1.
MoDOT's bridge maintenance crews will be closing the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 64 to Long Road beginning April 29 at 9 a.m. This ramp goes over I-64 as part of the exit ramp. It will be closed for approximately two weeks. To detour around this closure, motorists traveling on westbound I-64 can exit at Spirit Boulevard and take Chesterfield Airport Road to Long Road. The entrance ramp from Long Road to eastbound I-64 will remain open while the bridge work is being completed on the westbound exit ramp. Blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and potential stopped traffic for approximately 15 minutes. Motorists …
Friday, April 26, 2013
After nearly 30 years with the City of Town and Country, Police Chief and City Administrator John Copeland retires April 30. His replacements will likely be announced very soon.
As previously reported by Patch, Town and Country's long-serving police chief and city administrator will retire April 30, ending a career with the city that spanned 30 years. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Chief John R. Copeland, 63, joined the Town and Country Police department in 1983 as a patrol officer, was appointed to police chief in 1997 and began his dual role as chief and city administrator in 2004 when the previous city administrator left Town and Country for Ellisville. Copeland said he initially volunteered to serve as the interim city administrator at the time of the vacancy. "The relationship continued. They (city leaders) never...felt the need to go back and revisit the issue. Hopefully …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Work will likely begin in July on the "historic" project, which includes an overhaul of many city streets.
Monday night, Town and Country aldermen approved transferring $3.6 million from the city's 2013 General Fund Reserve and applying it to funding for 2013 road improvements. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) As previously reported by Patch, the move is part of a $16 million dollar, five-year program that will overhaul the city's infrastructire. The City of Town and Country is planning what leaders call an "historic" overhaul of the city's roads. The five-year plan was developed and recommended by the city's Public Infrastructure Investment Task Force. It will invest approximately $5 million in road improvements this year and a total of approximately $16 million into the city's entire …
Parkway South High School will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday where approximately 100 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens.
Parkway South High School will host a naturalization ceremony Wednesday where approximately 100 immigrants will be sworn in as U.S. citizens. The annual ceremony takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday in the school gym. The Honorable Kathy A. Surratt-States, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge, will be presiding, according to a Parkway news release. It also states Parkway’s Superintendent Dr. Keith Marty will be the event's guest speaker. Students will attend the ceremony as part of learning the process of government, according to Parkway staff.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sixteen people, including a Ballwin man, have been arrested in connection to a multi-state car theft conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office Tuesday.
Sixteen people have been arrested on a federal indictment connected to a multi-state car theft conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office Tuesday. Prosecutors stated Sheldon Mitchell, 42, of Ballwin is among those arrested. The following details of the case and arrests were included in a U.S. Attorney's Office press release Tuesday. Sixteen people have been arrested on a federal indictment charging twenty-one defendants involved in a multi-state car theft conspiracy. The conspiracy is alleged to have utilized several different schemes to steal and misappropriate vehicles, commit bank fraud in order to obtain vehicles, and obtain insurance proceeds by staging accidents and filing false theft reports. The indictment alleges…