The year-long project faced several delays.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
A number of candidates have challenged incumbents in Grantwood Village.
Along with local school board races, the ballot has also been set for municipal races. In Shrewsbury one Board of Aldermen position is up for grabs in each ward. The candidates are: Green Park has a similar situation in its three wards. Grantwood Village has two seats open on its Board of Trustees. The candidates are: In Marlborough only the two incumbents filed to fill their two open seats: The election is April 3.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Shrewsbury, Green Park and Grantwood Village all have spots open.
Residents looking to run for their local city boards in the upcoming April 3 election have until Jan. 17 to file their candidacies. Filing opened on Tuesday in Shrewsbury. Three aldermen are up for re-election: Sam Scherer in Ward 1, Ed Kopff in Ward 2 and Chris Gorman in Ward 3. Filing also opened in Green Park, where there are three seats on the board of aldermen up for grabs. The terms of Carol Hamilton of Ward 1, Jackie Wilson of Ward 2 and Fred Baras of Ward 3 are ending. All three incumbents have already filed for reelection. Marlborough filing opened Tuesday with two seats open on the board of trustees. Joan Doebber and Jan Boergadine are up for reelection. In Grantwood Village, filing opens a week later on Tuesday . Open filing …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
In tie-breaking vote, mayor says the businesses location in an industrial park requires a further review of the city's comprehensive plan for the area.
Green Park Mayor Tony Konopka voted down a request to expand a youth sports training facility located in the city’s industrial park, citing its conflict with the municipality’s comprehensive plan. The development plan for the Budrovich Indoor Training Facility went before the Green Park Board of Aldermen at its regular meeting Monday night and split the city’s representatives with three for and three against. The tie called for Konopka to step in and cast the deciding vote. “I want to run this through planning and zoning to see if changes need to be made to the comprehensive plan to accommodate this kind of use,” Konopka said. “Originally, all they talked about was having a few batting cages. It just seems like it’s getting bigger and …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
This summer, "Patch" is bringing you the great outdoors with a closer look at the parks of South County.
Located at 9801 Green Park Rd. in Green Park, Clydesdale Park has something for everyone. Originally named Gravois Creek Park, Clydesdale opened in 1976 and was later renamed after the famous Busch family horses. Clydesdale Park rests on 117 acres of both forest and creek floodplain basin. It has large fields to play in and a baseball diamond where several Affton teams practice on each week. The park also features seven different walking trails, including the Fox Run Fitness Trail, which has stations with steel exercise equipment and Bottomland Trail, which takes walkers down along a creek through a floodplain habitat. The park also features a playground and a large picnic pavilion, which can be reserved in advance.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Our weekly summary of incidents handled by the Shrewsbury Police Department and the Affton precinct of the St. Louis County Police.
Friday, March 4 Crown Vision at 7235 Watson Rd. reported to Shrewsbury Police that six pairs of eyeglass frames were stolen from their display counter—a total value of $1,374. A television was reported stolen from a home in a burglary in the 5000 block of Kerth Road in Concord. Saturday, March 5 Shrewsbury Police arrested an Ellisville man on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop. The vehicle was stopped while traveling without license plates in the 7600 block of Big Bend Boulevard. Copper piping and a water meter were reportedly stolen in December from a vacant house in the 6900 block of Richford Lane in Affton. Several suspects were arrested in an incident of second degree assault in the 5300 …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Two anti-Walmart candidates are challenging an incumbent for a Board of Aldermen seat in Shrewsbury.
Races for the April 5 local elections are under way. Filing closed Tuesday for the Affton, Bayless and Lindbergh school boards, for elections in Shrewsbury, Green Park, Marlborough and Grantwood Village, and for the Affton and Mehlville fire boards. In Shrewsbury one Board of Aldermen position is up for grabs in each ward. The candidates are: In Ward Two, Wiecher is a prominent member of a group of Shrewsbury residents who strongly oppose the planned construction of a Walmart at Kenrick Plaza. John Odenwald, who comes from a family with a long history of political involvement, said he also opposes the Walmart plan and will be meeting with Wiecher to discuss how to handle the three-way race. In the Affton School District there are four …
Friday, January 7, 2011
Bayless School District in particular is having trouble finding candidates for school board.
Although the spring election day is still months away, the deadline for candidates to file is quickly approaching. The statewide deadline is Jan. 18, almost three months before the April 5 general election. Though most candidates who have filed are incumbents, one new face is Susan Casaleggi who is running for the Affton School Board. After having two daughters graduate Affton High School several years ago, Casaleggi wanted her voice heard. “I believe in education,” Casaleggi said. “Good education is very important to a kid and that is based on the quality of the schools.” As a longtime resident of Affton and small business owner, Casaleggi says she is qualified for the job. Casaleggi owns and runs ABC Animal & Insect Innovations with her …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Get a peek into what we'll be covering for the week of Dec. 19 through 25.
It's the last week before Christmas! Schools will be letting out for winter break, and many of us will likely be busy with last-minute shopping. Here's a look at what's going on and what we hope to be covering for the week of Dec. 19-25. Filing for most of the April 2011 elections began last Tuesday. We will be checking in with area school boards and municipalities to see who put their name in the hat in the first week. Remember that school district offices will be closed between Christmas and New Years. We'll be profiling the Zombie Squad, a tongue-in-cheek survival education group that for the last year has been holding monthly meetings at Shrewsbury Lanes. Along with teaching Afftonites how to live through an outbreak of hungry undead…
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Green Park's annual Holiday Decorating Contest spurs residents to put on a spectacle.
Every street you drive down this season you can see the scattered glow of Christmas lights, but in Green Park residents are given extra incentive to decorate for the holidays: a holiday decorating contest held every year. This year Green Park appointed residential St. Louis County officer Shawn McGuire to judge the competition. McGuire and his wife viewed the entrants' houses Sunday evening. The winners—three in each of the city's three wards—were announced Tuesday by Zella Pope, city administrator. "We have a number of local businesses that donate gift certificates and cash for prizes. We even had one company donate a set of hockey tickets this year," Pope said. Bill Caldwell, the first place winner in Ward One who lives on Slevin Lane, …