Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ladue to get a new mayor. Frontenac returns veteran Keith Krieg unopposed.
Correction: 3:00 p.m. Some information about Ladue mayoral candidate Nancy Spewak was incorrect. She has a home staging business and residential design. She did not serve previously on the Ladue School Board. Patch regrets those errors. Update: 9:43 am. Frontenac had a last day filing. Add to the list Kate Hatfield, Ward 1. Yesterday, at 5 o’clock, all filing ended for local council and mayoral races in Ladue and Frontenac. These are the candidates for the Ladue City Council. No candidate has an opponent in the April 2 election. Council Member Ward 1 – Art Bond, incumbent Council Member Ward 2 – John Fox, incumbent Council Member Ward 3 – Bill Brennan Mayor Anthony “Tony” Bommarito elected to step down after one term and after serving 10 …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Burroughs amends original expansion plan to build two buildings instead of three.
John Burroughs School received approval to move ahead with the plan to build two new buildings on campus. At Monday afternoon’s Ladue City Council meeting, Andy Abbott, head of John Burroughs, asked for an amendment to a plan previously presented and approved in 2005. That plan had included a new theater, a new athletic center and a new auditorium. The new plan combines the auditorium and theater into one performing arts center. “That would be a slightly larger building, which would be located on the site that is presently the outdoor pool and the former tennis courts,” Abbott said. “The other building would be an athletic center located at the Clayton Road entrance.” “Haerttner Hall, our existing theater, would be torn down and turned …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A new era of government begins with Anthony Bommarito at the helm.
The passing of the guard occurred at the Ladue City Council when Councilman Anthony Bommarito took the city hall reins from Mayor Irene Holmes to become Mayor Bommarito. Holmes thanked the board and city for their support during her tenure and before exiting the dais, said to Bommarito, “If you can make water run uphill when it’s raining, then you’ll do all right.” Bommarito, in turn, thanked Holmes for her role in forwarding the city. He also thanked those who showed their confidence in him by electing him mayor, and for those who did not vote for him, he said he would do his best to gain their confidence. City Administrator Mike Wooldridge read a resolution honoring Holmes and listing her achievements including increasing the property …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
What do you think about the city's ban on private drive gates?
In December, Ladue-Frontenac Patch reported on Ladue's gate debate. An article by contributor Linda Jarrett, included interviews with residents who want Ladue City Council to reconsider its ban on gates at driveways of local homes. Residents resent gawkers and others who consider an open driveway an open invitation to tour the often grand properties and estates. For its part, the city wants Ladue to appear open and friendly, rather than prohibitive. The Jan. 16 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (and its Web site stltoday.com) featured an article on the same issue. So what do you think? Take our poll.