Drivers will be detoured when Enchanted Parkway in Manchester closes from Howard George Drive to Manchester Road. The closure is set to begin around 9 p.m. Friday and last all weekend.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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 …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Marshall's Bistro restaurant in Manchester celebrated being open for almost one month with a ribbon cutting this week.
The ribbon cutting was held Tuesday at Marshall's Bistro. The new restaurant is in the old Panda Palace buidling at 17 Nationalway Shopping Center in Manchester. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner and even offers live music on the weekends. After a brief delay, the eatery opened in early March. Community members gathered Tuesday for the official ribbon cutting ceremony. READ PREVIOUS ARTICLES: Despite Delay, Marshall's Bistro in Manchester Opens Wednesday Sewer Backup Delays Marshall's Bistro Opening in Manchester Marshall's Bistro Opens Wednesday in Former Panda Palace Location MORE ABOUT MARSHALL'S BISTRO
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Manchester Board of Aldermen meets Monday night. Find out what aldermen are working on by viewing 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.) For more details on Monday's meeting see the agenda and supporting documents above included in the PDF portion of this article. Check back to Town and Country - Manchester Patch for any updates.
Friday, March 29, 2013
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
The City of Manchester is named in the lawsuit involving 233 cities, but the city will not likely incur the costs of the attorney fees even though it will hire representation for the litigation.
Manchester Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution to retain counsel in regard to a class action lawsuit against the city of Manchester. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Mayor David Willson explained that Manchester is one of 233 cities involved in this lawsuit. The City of Town and Country is also named in the lawsuit. Alderman Paul Hamill stated the litigation stems from a class action settlement with AT&T. "Several years ago AT&T agreed to settle a claim related to its failure to pay gross receipts taxes to municipalities for its phone services. Since that settlement, the plaintiff claims that AT&T has included the cost of data services in calculating the taxes and has passed those taxes onto …
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…
Friday, March 8, 2013
The city is applying for a grant to fund approximately 80 percent of the Henry Avenue road improvement plan estimated to cost $712,500.
The City of Manchester will apply for approximately $570,000 in federal grant money to improve Henry Avenue. Aldermen gave City Engineer Ed Blattner the go-ahead to apply for an East-West Gateway federal grant for the improvement project this week. The cities of Manchester and Ballwin are both working to make improvements to the road, including stormwater, street overlay and adding ADA compliant sidewalks. However, the two cities are now applying for grant money separately, Blattner tells Patch. (Read Previous Story: Road Construction, Federal Funding Possible For Manchester's Henry Avenue) Blattner turned in the grant application to East-West Gateway this week. Manchester is applying for a grant to fund approximately 80 percent of it's …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tuesday, the Manchester Board of Aldermen will discuss the opening of Scotty's Fresh Produce, applying for a grant for the Henry Avenue project, mosquito control and more. View the full agenda here.
The Manchester Board of Aldermen is set to meet Tuesday night. Monday's regularly scheduled meeting was moved to Tuesday due to the Presidents Day holiday. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Among items on the agenda, aldermen are set to hear from the owner of Scotty's Fresh Produce Market and Deli who wants to open a second location in Manchester. As previously reported by Patch, Scotty's owner Mark Sgroi plans to open the store in March. (Read Previous Story: Scotty's Produce Plans March Opening in Manchester) Aldermen are also set to discuss authorizing the city engineer to apply for a grant to fun approximately 80 percent of the Henry Avenue road improvement plan estimated to cost $712,500. …