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Monday, November 12, 2012
Monday, Town and Country aldermen could vote on funding for this winter's deer management and sharpshooting plan, plus put solar panel guidelines in place for residents. View full agenda here.
Town and Country aldermen are set to vote on and discuss a number of issues Monday night, including this winter's deer management plan, a city solar panel ordinance, the 2013 budget and a new building on the Maryville University campus. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Deer Management As previously reported by Patch, Town and Country aldermen could vote to allocate $57,250 for this winter's deer management, including the sharpshooting and harvesting of deer meat. It's the second half of a two-year deer management plan approved by aldermen in October, 2011 that uses sharpshooting as the only method of reducing the deer population. As in years past, the culling will begin in December. Solar …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Town and Country aldermen will discuss funding for this winter's deer management and sharpshooting plan, solar panel guidelines for residents and the 2013 budget Monday night. View full agenda here.
Town and Country aldermen are set to discuss authorizing the agreement and funding for the city's 2012-2013 deer management plan Monday night. A vote could come at the Nov. 12 board of aldermen meeting. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) As previously reported by Patch, in October 2011, the Town and Country Board of Aldermen passed a two-year deer management plan for the city using sharpshooting as the only method of reducing the deer population. As in years past, the culling will begin in December. The city's plan would reduce the population of deer from 660 to 300, or 30 per square mile. The two year projected cost was $161,500, for sharpshooting by White Buffalo and Share the Harvest processing…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
There have been so many great announcements posted by Town and Country - Manchester Patch readers lately, it seemed appropriate to summarize many of them. Jump in by posting your own!
One of the most interesting parts of Patch is the announcements posted by readers. Communicating good news to the world is easy on Town and Country - Manchester Patch, and the more, the merrier. For specific directions about how to post your own FREE announcements, see this previous article. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) Got an announcement to post right now? Click here to do so. Following is a recap of some of the latest announcements. Just follow the hyperlinks to more details about each one. West County Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Aims to Raise $10,000 for Charity West County Center is gearing up to celebrate its 10 year anniversary on September 20. Along with festive events planned for …
Monday, September 10, 2012
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. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) 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 …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Initially scheduled for installation in August, solar panels will begin being installed in the Parkway School District next month.
In May, the Parkway School Board voted unanimously to move forward with a plan to install 33 buildings with solar panels. The installation process is expected to take four to six months with Barretts Elementary School being the first school to receive the panels. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) As previously reported by Patch, Parkway is leasing the solar energy, or photovoltaic system, from Brightergy Solar Solutions for $72,300 a year, over 20 years. The panels will generate energy for electricity, according to the district. Initially, the solar panels were set to go into the buildings beginning Aug. 20, but Cindy Bambini with Brightergy tells Patch the first school is now expected to begin installation of the…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The configuration would be the largest statewide.
Thirty-three buildings, in the Parkway School District , will be outfitted with solar panels to generate energy for electricity, after a unanimous school board vote Wednesday night on a bid. "It's a win-win-win," Board President Beth Feldman said just prior to the vote. The Parkway District would lease the solar energy—or photovoltaic—system from Brightergy for $72,300 a year, over 20 years. The energy generated and converted would be 2.2 percent of the district's total annual electric use, according to Erik Lueders, the district's manager of sustainability and purchasing. (Check out our Facebook page and be sure to "like" us.) According to district information, each of the 25 kilowatt systems atop the building would have a monitoring …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Aldermen voted to authorize the city to apply for a $4,000 planning grant , but it's a decision not all residents support.
At Monday's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting, aldermen voted 5:3 to move forward with the Longview Farm Park parking lot expansion project. The vote authorizes the Parks and Recreation Department to apply for a $4,000 planning grant to prepare engineering construction drawings for the parking lot expansion project. Residents also spoke out against the project Monday night, as they have at previous meetings. They have also created an online petition in opposition of the parking expansion. (Read Previous Story: Vote Delayed on Longview Farm Parking Expansion Grant) Former Town and Country mayor Skip Mange heads up the Longview Farm Park Ad-Hoc Committee which recommended adding 15 additional parking spots to the park. He tells …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Manchester officials consider installing more solar panels while Town and Country aldermen draft a new bill regarding residential use of solar power.
From his office window in city hall, Ed Blattner, Manchester's city administrator, looks at an eight-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the rooftop of the public works garage. "Maybe some day, solar power will have a bigger role in all of our lives," said Blattner, who has been an advocate for solar power in the city. At the last board of alderman meeting, Blattner invited Dane Glueck, president of Straight Up Solar, a solar-power installation company, to give a presentation about the possibilities of installing more solar panels to city buildings. They would be installed on the rooftops of the police station's carports, therefore reducing the cost of the police department's electric bills. The police facility was built in 2009. Both …
Monday, March 14, 2011
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen is set to once again discuss a resident's request for solar panels, plus speed limits for a Mason Ridge School zone and the city's weapon laws.
The agenda is a short one for Monday night's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting, but back on it is an issue that has brought residents out to protest at a number of meetings. The board is once again scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on one resident's request for a permit to allow solar panels on his property. The city's planning and zoning commison recommended the permit be approved, but residents in a nearby neighborhood have a different opinion. While the homeowner says the panels are environmentally friendly, some neighbors have told the board they oppose the addition calling it an eyesore. The matter is back before the board Monday night and a vote could be taken. Meanwhile, the board is also set to discuss adjusting the …