Friday, April 12, 2013
A stormwater improvement project near a small creek bed has some residents upset because it puts some vegetation and trees at risk.
A stormwater improvement project on a Manchester creek that officials say will stop erosion and neighborhood flooding is drawing opposition from residents concerned about its impact on the area’s natural wilderness. The $687,932 project was recently approved unanimously by the board of aldermen and involves a small creek in the Countrylane Woods subdivision that runs behind a string of homes on La Feil Drive between Mautenne Drive and Le Manns Drive. Alderman Mike Clement told Patch the city identified the area 10 years ago as something that needed attention and has now decided to dedicate funds raised through the city’s Prop P property tax toward making improvements. "It was identified then as a channel that needed remediation to …
The project, already approved by Manchester officials, was designed to address erosion and flooding in the Countrylane Woods subdivision.
Residents around the Countrylane Woods subdivision in Manchester have mounted an online petition to opposed a $687,932 project that would clear out trees and other vegetation in order to address flooding and dangerous erosion in the area. Countrylane Woods resident Nancy Walkenhorst had checked out similar projects that had been performed in the area when she first learned of this project, but her investigation raised concerns about it. She described them as looking “awful” and “clear cut” with only a few of the original trees left standing. The area is considered part of her subdivision’s “common ground,” and she said its natural look was what attracted her and her husband to buying the property in 1981. “We just thought nothing would …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Manchester Board of Aldermen meets Monday night and is set to discuss hiring an attorney to defend the city, moving forward with the Channel B Stormwater Project and purchasing new police investigative equipment. View the 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.) Among items on the agenda, aldermen are set to discuss retaining an attorney to defend the city in regard to litigation filed against the city, moving forward with the Channel B Stormwater Project and purchasing new police investigative equipment with the city's asset forfeiture funds. Alderman Paul Hamill explained the litigation to Patch in the following statement" "...aldermen are set to discuss allowing the St. Louis County Municipal League to hire counsel to defend it in a class action lawsuit filed against numerous cities throughout Missouri. The St. Louis County Municipal League will use money…
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Manchester Board of Aldermen could vote on the 2013 city budget Monday night, plus discuss a new subdivision, Henry Avenue repairs and Grand Glaize Creek issues. View the full agenda here.
At Monday night's Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting, a vote could come to approve Manchester's 2013 fiscal year budget. As previously reported by Patch, David Tuberty, director of finance for the city of Manchester, gave a presentation on the proposed 2013 fiscal budget at the last board of aldermen meeting. Tuberty said the city calculated that there would be projected revenue of all funds combined of $18 million with projected expenditures of $17.6 million for the overall 2013 budget. Aldermen are also set to discuss applying for a grant in conjunction with the City of Ballwin for repairs to Henry Avenue. The road runs through both Manchester and Ballwin. According to documents included in the PDF portion of this article, the …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Check out the Town and Country Board of Aldermen agenda for Monday night.
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen has a packed agenda Monday night. Aldermen are set to once again discuss and possibly vote on salaries for police personnel and some city staff. (Read Previous Story: Town and Country Salaries, Budget and Dog Park) The board is also set to look at a number of other issues affecting city staff, plus an agreement for work on a stormwater project is up for discussion. See agenda and supporting documents above for complete details. Check Town and Country-Manchester Patch Tuesday for new developments from Monday night's meeting.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Manchester Board of Aldermen discussed new traffic signs, increasing a stormwater project budget and stepping up city code enforcement.
The Manchester Board of Aldermen discussed installing new traffic signs, increasing a stormwater project budget and stepping up city code enforcement at Monday night's board of aldermen meeting. Increasing Stormwater Improvement Project Funding Alderwoman Marilyn Ottenad asked the board to allocate an additional $9,490 to the engineering firm Cole and Associates Inc. engineering services for a stormwater improvement project. The project is improving sewer and drainage issues in the area of 736 Carman Meadows Drive. The increase in the budget takes the total cost of the city's contract with Cole and Associates Inc. to $35,210. According to Ottenad, residents in that area are experiencing major flooding and erosion in their backyards. She …