A memorial is Sunday for John R. Wiggins, the husband of former Town and Country alderman Patty Wiggins. His family said he passed away March 5 after a brief, but brave battle with cancer.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Manchester's reelected aldermen and Mayor were sworn in Monday night, along with newly elected Alderman Barbara Stevens. Two new businesses are also coming to Manchester.
Manchester's reelected aldermen and Mayor were sworn in Monday night at the Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting, along with newly elected Alderman Barbara Stevens. Stevens beat Hal Roth for the Ward 1 seat in the April 3 election. She had a decades-long career in education before retiring. Patch readers can read more about Stevens here. Mayor David Willson and aldermen Marilyn Ottenad and John Diehl were all three reelected and sworn in for their new two-year terms Monday. Ottenad was also reelected as the board president. Outgoing alderman Hal Roth received a plaque of appreciation for his two years of service. Read Previous Stories: April 3, 2012 Election Results - Incumbents Voted Out Candidates React After Election Results Come In & …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Town and Country resident Traci Cardenas said she was uncomfortable by the actions of a fellow resident and an alderman while electioneering on April 3. In this Letter to the Editor, a response from St. Louis area Susie Getzschman who supports Cardenas.
Hooray for Tracey for standing up for herself! There is a kind of male conspiracy that presumes men somehow know more and will make the decisions and can bully their way out of situations when they are called to account for their actions. It was brave and necessary for Ms. Cardenas to stand up for her right to work at the polls and to approach anyone with a pamphlet. Thank goodness for Dickie Palmer who did the honorable and peacemaking thing under the circumstances. Some men might have decked Mr. Chaney without a second thought, which would only have exacerbated the situation. Trust Mr. Palmer to do the best thing under the circumstances! Bravo to both! It is this kind of behavior that chases out all the creative community thinkers--a …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Town and Country candidate for alderman Dorothy Cooke did not win in the April 3 election. However, she said she put a lot of effort into her campaign. She wrote this Letter to the Editor about her efforts, and she's asking why residents didn't vote.
This past week there was an “event”. As one of the main participants in the gig, I sent out “save-the-date” cards nearly 3 months in advance and then spent 2 ½ months personally inviting people to come. I sent letters, flyers and post cards. I walked to each of their doors to personally invite them. I made phone calls, put up signs around town and had friends and neighbors call, write and talk to them about coming. The local media and other local organizations also sent reminders. Of the nearly 2000 people in my little piece of West County that were invited, only 400 or so came. I felt like the biblical man who had that dinner and no one came. I mentioned sending the poll workers out into “the highways and byways” to find guests for…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Check out this quick resource for Town and Country and Manchester voters for the April 3, 2012 municipal and county election.
Town and County and Manchester voters head to the polls Tuesday, April 3. They'll decide on aldermen, county issues and the Parkway School Board. Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m. (Are You Voting Today? Why?) Town and Country - Manchester Patch will be out talking with voters and let you know what they are saying about Tuesday's election. Patch will also post election results as they come in Tuesday night and speak with candidates as the results come in. So be sure to check back Tuesday night and Wednesay morning for the latest. Both cities have a contested aldermanic races and Manchester's mayor, although running unopposed, is up for reelection. Below you can also view each candidate's responses to Patch's questions, find …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Two residents and an alderman called for an apology, and even the resignation of Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith at this week's board of aldermen meeting.
UPDATED: 5:50 p.m. Wednesday- At this week's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting, numerous residents and an alderman spoke out saying they want an apology, even a resignation, for recent behavior by Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith. Many of the events that residents recounted revolve around the issue of deer management. "I am aghast at the behavior of some members and question as to why they have not been held to the city’s code of ethics for elected officials," said Town and Country resident and former city alderman Barbara Hughes. Hughes referenced a December board of aldermen meeting when she publically announced she was submitting a sunshine request to the city for information on its deer management program. She was publically …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
City attorney Patrick Gunn called accusations against Manchester alderman John Diehl unfounded and untrue.
Manchester alderman John Diehl, who was sanctioned by the Missouri Ethics Commission for so-called campaign finance violations in his April 2010 candidacy, and called to the mat by a Manchester citizen at the Dec. 5 board meeting, found support in the council meeting Monday night. (Read Previous Article: Manchester Alderman Violates Ethics Rules Patrick Gunn, city attorney, said he investigated the allegations, and during a time in the meeting set aside for public comment, read a statement defending Diehl. The following is exerpted from Gunn’s comments: At the Dec. 5 meeting of the board, a citizen read a statement regarding complaints that had been filed by him and others against three residents of Manchester and three former or current …
Friday, December 16, 2011
A Manchester resident voices his concerns, but Ward Three Alderman John Diehl said he won't address the Missouri Ethics Commission's finding publicly until January.
The Missouri Ethics Commission sanctioned Manchester Alderman John Diehl for campaign finance violations during his April 2010 candidacy. At a recent board of aldermen meeting, Manchester resident Dale Schmid, who initiated the investigation, told the board he wanted the findings addressed with the public (see enclosed statement in the PDF portion of this article). However, Diehl, who is up for reelection in April 2012 and has filed for reelection, tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch he won’t address the issue publicly until January. In October, the ethics commission found Diehl and his campaign committee filed a report misrepresenting the amount of money they had received and spent. Diehl also turned in two campaign finance forms …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Solar panels and a plan for residential development are among items expected to be discussed at Monday night's board of aldermen meeting.
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen meets Monday night. Solar panels and a plan for residential development are among items expected to be discussed. For more details on Monday night's meeting, view the above agenda and supporting documents. Town and Country-Manchester Patch will attend Monday night's meeting. Check back Tuesday for any updates. Read Previous Stories: Residential Development Plan Moves Forward in Town and Country Solar Panel Vote Brings Even Bigger Issue Before Town and Country Board of Aldermen Solar-Powered Cities
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A new shopping district, pool repairs and the city budget topped Monday night's Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting. Plus, we have an update on recouping legal fees for a former alderman's lawsuit against the board.
Monday night, the Manchester Board of Aldermen received an update on the progress of the South Manchester Transportation Development District (SMTDD). The district encompasses the area on the south side of Manchester Road between Highway 141 and Enchanted Parkway. It is primarily strip malls directly across from the Manchester Highlands shopping complex. An agreement to develop this district was signed a year ago. Manchester City Attorney Patrick Gunn told the board that after almost one year of working with the board of directors, which represents the property owners included in the SMTDD, phase one of the project is moving closer to reality. Phase one includes the signage along Manchester Road. Gunn said the city and board of directors …