Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Work at the Donald “Red” Loehr Police & Court Center should be done by Labor Day.
If you have a need to attend municipal court or want to go to a Ballwin Board of Aldermen meeting this summer, you're going to be doing it in a different location.The city has approved a bid contract with United Construction that will bring the first real updates to the Donald “Red” Loehr Police & Court Center, where city meetings and court sessions are held, in roughly 30 years. There will furniture updates and changes to the dais, as well as unspecified security changes. There will be separate access points to leave the multipurpose room from the dais. Another agreement related strictly to audio-visual upgrades could be approved at the Board's meeting May 13. Work should start before the end of May, with the goal of being back in …
Monday, April 29, 2013
City officials felt some businesses were working around sign code regulations.
Use it and move it. That essentially sums up recent action taken by Ballwin's Board of Aldermen to clean up advertising clutter that city leaders felt was an intentional move to get around city sign code regulations. Aldermen approved an ordinance to redefine what constitutes delivery and service vehicles, and where they can be parked in the C-1 Commercial Business District, which includes Manchester Road. Read The Ordinance Ward 1 Alderman James Terbrock said he didn't want Manchester Road to look like Overland, while Ward 4's Michael Boland pointed to regulations on the books in Ladue and Des Peres. Ward 2's Shamed Dogan said he barely notices trucks like the one parked outside Boost Mobile, hadn't heard from residents about it and didn'…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The grocer's plans faced opposition from residents and some members of the Board of Aldermen.
The Schnucks location at Kehrs Mill and Clarkson Road was controversial for some Ballwin residents before it even opened, but it was once again a source of discussion at this week's Board of Alderman meeting. At issue: should the grocer be able to sell alcohol by the glass as it does in some of the chain's other stores? The matter is a little more complicated than in other locations because it is so near a residential area as opposed to being in a strip mall setting. The board took up the request for a special exemption to allow alcohol by the glass at stores on Kehrs Mill and Manchester Road Monday night. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the move, but in the case of Kehrs Mill, limited the exception to indoors-only after …
Monday, April 22, 2013
City leaders will also discuss renovations coming to the Board's meeting space.
Ballwin Mayor Tim Pogue and the newly elected members of the Board of Aldermen will be sworn into office Monday night in a meeting starting at 7 p.m. at the Donald “Red” Loehr Police & Court Center. Pogue, Ward 1's James Terbrock, Ward 2's Mark Harder, Ward 3's Jim Leahy and Ward 4's Michael Boland will each take the oath of office following April's election results. Among the items up for discussion under business at the meeting are a set of renovations, including audio-visual improvements to the board meeting room estimated at nearly $345,000. The Board will also hear an ordinance which would put limits on vehicles which have been used to circumvent city sign codes for advertising.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch has your rundown of candidates, ballot questions and voting information to help make your choice at the polls.
On Tuesday April 2, voters in Ballwin and Ellisville together head to the polls to elect representatives on City Councils, and in Ballwin, a Mayor. Parkway and Rockwood have school board races to decide, along with Rockwood's ballot question. And there is the high-profile race for the Monarch Fire Protection District. You can read about each candidate by following the links below Tim Pogue Chris Turner Gary Voss Troy Pieper Mick Cahill Adi Surti Cindy Pool Robert Srote Jane Cunningham Cole McNary Sam Sciortino Jenifer Clifton Tom Appelbaum Daniel P. Brodsky Brad Williams Debbie Hopper Ken Eigenberg Diane Finnestead Janet Strate Loralee Mondl Stephen (Steve) Banton Jeffrey R. Morrell Closing Remarks At Candidate Forum Rockwood …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Come join the merchants of Olde Towne Plaza, the West St. Louis County Rotary, West NewsMagazine and the City of Ballwin at their annual Tree Lighting and Canned Food Drive.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The inaugural Zombie Chase Trail Run in Castlewood State Park proved to be a fun time for humans and zombies alike.
That's right: zombies attacked Castlewood State Park. Well, for a morning, at least. The Zombie Chase Trail Run Oct. 20 drew out 80 participants, the first race of its kind in Ballwin. "Zombies" -- actually students from Marquette, Parkway South and Lafayette high schools with an undead finesse -- haunted the trails of Castlewood State Park, chasing the runners in the hunt. The next event in the Ballwin Race Series is the Midnight Howl 5k Nov. 9.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The public meeting next month is scheduled to include the presentation of several possible re-designs, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Monday, June 25, 2012
In honor of Ballwinites everywhere working hard on a Monday, Ballwin-Ellisville Patch looks at a scene of workers at a prominent former business captured a century ago.
It was almost exactly 100 ago that a popular store owned by Edward Blinne burned, prompting its reconstruction a year later in 1913 through the help of European immigrants specializing in trades like carpentry and bricklaying, local historian David Fiedler wrote. In addition to his work in the business community, Edward Blinne was elected to three terms as justice of the peace of Bonhomme Township. He ran the store until his death in 1949.
Get in on the conversation Ballwin residents, aldermen, and the mayor are having on Patch about a no-bid, multi-million dollar contract the City of Ballwin awarded Allied Waste last week.
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Monday, June 25, 2012