Thursday, May 9, 2013
Some background on Town and Country's new City Administrator Gary Hoelzer and Police Chief Patrick Kranz. Both me have decades-long careers with the city.
As previously reported by Patch, the recent retirement of Town and Country's long-serving police chief and city administrator John Copeland brought two new faces to what has been one position since 2004. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Last week, Town and Country Police Captain Gary Hoelzer was named as the city's new city administrator and Police Captain Patrick Kranz was named as the new police chief. Although the two men hold new titles, they are not new to Town and Country or to leadership roles. Both men have decades-long careers in law enforcement with the city. They've been with the police department since it's early years and have helped build it into what it is today. As originally reported by …
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 …
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 …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The city is considering spending approximately $16 million on projects, including road improvements, and the work will likely begin in coming months.
Town and Country residents may soon see what city leaders are calling an "historic" overhaul of the city's roads. This week, Town and Country Department of Public Works Director Craig Wilde explained to aldermen a five-year program recently developed and recommended by the city's Public Infrastructure Investment Task Force. (The presentation can be read in the PDF portion of this article.) The plan would invest approximately $5 million in road improvements this year and a total of approximately $16 million into the city's entire infrastructure, including roadway, facilities and stormwater projects over the five year span. There is also a potential for approximately $4.2 million in grant monies, leaving the total cost to the city around $12…
Patch brings you everything you need to know about the April 2 election, from candidates and ballot questions to where to vote.
On Tuesday April 2, voters in Town and Country and Manchester together head to the polls to elect city leaders, school board members for the Parkway School District, along with a countywide question over parks funding. You can learn more about contested races below: Candidate Q & A Who's Donating to the Dalton, Hughes Mayoral Campaigns? Candidate Q & A Part 1 Candidate Q & A Part 2 Candidate Q & A Part 3 Candidate Q & A Part 4 Sam Sciortino Jenifer Clifton Tom Appelbaum Daniel P. Brodsky Brad Williams Debbie Hopper Ken Eigenberg Diane Finnestead Where Do I Vote: Look up your address on the Secretary of State's website
Monday, March 25, 2013
Two candidates are running for the seat of Town in Country mayor in the April 2 election. Prepare yourself by reading their responses to recent Patch questions.
(Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) With the April 2 election day drawing near, Patch wants to make sure voters are able to make informed choices about their candidates. Two candidates, current Mayor Jon Dalton and former alderman Barbara Ann Hughes, are vying for the seat of Town and Country mayor. The city's mayor serves a four year term. Earlier this month, Patch sent questions regarding the election to both candidates. Below are the questions and each candidate's response. Check back later this week for answers from Town and Country and Manchester candidates running for aldermen. Editor's Note: The candidates received an identical questionnaire via email and were each given the same amount of …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Town and Country resident Dorothy Cooke is concerned about the current mayor's campaigning for the upcoming April 2 election. She wrote the following Letter to the Editor voicing her concerns.
Wednesday, March 20
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) So what’s happening in Town and Country? Today, Tuesday March 19, is the start of election “crunch time”. Yard signs go up, final literature is sent out, candidates find poll workers…but, in our City, it’s anticlimactic, especially this year. Until Barbara Hughes threw her hat in the ring, the current mayor and four aldermen were all unopposed. Mr. Dalton would have us believe that this is because we are all so very happy in our utopian community. Three or four times a year in the City’s news magazine he gets four to six pages of free propaganda to convince us. The current spring issue served as a free political announcement for him. “I appreciate your ongoing support …
Friday, March 15, 2013
After two decades, Town and Country's city clerk Pam Burdt attended her last board of aldermen meeting Monday. Her replacement, Ashley McNamara, officially took over the position.
It was an emotional Town and Country Board of Alderman meeting Monday as long-time City Clerk Pam Burdt bid farewell to a city she served for nearly 20 years. As previously reported by Patch, Burdt began her decade's long career with the City of Town and Country in 1993 as an administrative assistant in the city's Planning Department. In 1996, she was elected as City Clerk by the Board of Aldermen. She retired from that position this month. (Read Previous Story: Town and Country City Clerk Retires After 20 Years With City) Ashley McNamara is replacing Burdt as city clerk. She was elected Monday night and has served as a Town and Country police clerk for the last eight years, according to city staff. As Burdt attended her final meeting …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Everything you need to know about the school's 8th Annual Grade School Trivia Night.