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No Deer Decision, Votes on Taxes and Clayton Road Construction

Construction is set to begin on the Clayton Road Project, plus the Town and Country Board of Aldermen voted to keep property, sales and utility taxes the same.

Deer Management

The issue of a new Deer Management Program was only briefly mentioned at Monday night's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting. 

The proposal to adopt the city's recommended plan for deer management had its first reading Monday night. The proposal and other documents related to the deer management plans are included in the PDF portion of this article.

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Aldermen did not discuss the issue during the meeting, but two residents did address the board with concerns, including the safety of sharpshooting.

The proposal was continued and could be voted on at the next board of aldermen meeting set for Oct. 10.

Clayton Road Project

Construction on the Clayton Road Project is moving forward in Town and Country.

Board members voted to authorize an agreement between the city and L. Krupp Construction for $1,610,665.04 to begin Phase One of the project.

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The Clayton Road Project includes resurfacing on Clayton Road from Highway 141 to Oak Springs Lane. It also includes the construction of the Clayton Road Trail, a pedestrian walkway, from to Oak Springs Lane.

Department of Public Works Director Craig Wilde tells Patch the current goal is to begin construction mid-October, but that is not definite.  Wilde said some of the work will take place overnight and information will be released shortly on specifics so residents are aware of any disruptions that may occur.

Check back to Town and Country - Manchester Patch for details on the upcoming construction.

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Taxes

Also Monday night, the board of aldermen voted to maintain the city's current property tax rate at zero percent.

Currently residents in Town and Country do not pay a city property tax. Each year, cities across St. Louis County have to set their property tax rates. Once again the city proposed the property tax remain zero percent for the 2011 tax year. 

The city also voted to reaffirm and maintain the city's business license tax rates, utility business license tax rates and sales tax rates. See the PDF portion of this article for specific information on these tax rates.

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