Thursday, July 19, 2012
Retired Alderman Susan Durbin Honored for her years of service to Frontenac.
On Tuesday night, the Board of Aldermen for the City of Frontenac approved a conditional use permit to allow the fledgling Al Manara Academy to be located at B’Nai El Jewish Congregation at 11411 North 40 Drive. Al Manara’s mission is to uphold the Islamic concept of ilm that integrates the pursuit of knowledge with the values and promotes an outlook of balance and genuine synthesis. This will be a new school for children for students grades 8 and below and will have a maximum enrollment of 100. The school supports early exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). At the regular monthly meeting, the city honored retiring board member Susan Durbin who served on the board since 2005. She stepped down from her role…
Friday, May 4, 2012
The complex has remained vacant going several years. We want to know?
The mystery of what’s coming next, or at all to the business complex at the northwest corner of Clayton and Lindbergh in Frontenac lingers on. Though there are large signs on the building at 10307 Clayton Rd., developers have declined to outline any details of pending projects. Lord Partners is listed on the signage along with architect David Mason and Associates. Kurt Lord, head of Lord Partners indicates the property owner is not ready to talk about any proposed developments at this time. “We want to wait until we have further discussions with the City of Frontenac,” said Lord, declining to be interviewed about any possible projects. “Our client is just not ready to talk,” said Lord. Frontenac City Administrator Bob Shelton said …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Neighbor Charles Shepherd objects strongly to proposed tower location on the property.
Charles “Chuck” Shepherd and his family have lived at 10 Shepherd Woods Dr. for 44 years in Frontenac adjacent to North Geyer Road and directly across from the 70 acre Sisters of Mercy Retreat Center. To Shepherd’s dismay, he’s seen this idyllic piece of property morph from residential to one with somewhat of a business nature. Over the years, the center has become a conference center; a business center and now home to an imposing cellular tower. Shepherd is unhappy about the commercialization of residential property, and feels “his ox is being gored.” A former city attorney for Frontenac, Shepherd fought city hall and lost Tuesday night at a public hearing to allow a provisional use permit for AT&T and other providers to construct a 140 …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Some residents have shown concerns about radiation signals from cell towers.
The residents of Frontenac will have one final chance to weigh in on the cellular tower conditional use permit for the Sisters of Mercy property at 2039 N. Geyer Rd. The Board of Alderman will have a public hearing on that subject tonight at 7 p.m. Later during the meeting, the aldermen will vote on Bill No. 2012-1715 dealing with this issue. At the same meeting, Frontenac residents will be able to meet their new alderman, Mike Schoedel who will be sworn in along with returning alderpersons Margot Martin and Tom Hizar. The election results will be certified at this meeting. Also, tonight the board will review Sugo's/Via Vino restaurant's request for a conditional permit to instll additional outdoor seating and to install an awning at their…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Residents reporting campaign signs missing in Ladue, Olivette.
Yes, indeed, the Take Back Ladue, Vote No on Prop 1 in Ladue signs are disappearing in droves. Rick Knox, police chief for the City of Olivette reports some 15 signs missing near Stoneleigh Towers subdivision on Price Road. “The report just came across my desk. Someone said these signs were stolen and reported that about 6 p.m. (Tuesday night),” chief Knox told Patch. Chief Rich Wooten is experiencing a similar situation in the City of Ladue. “I don’t know the exact number, but residents are reporting their campaign signs being stolen along Conway, Ladue and Litzsinger roads.” Some signs, placed illegally in easements and right-of-way are being removed by the Ladue Public Works Department per city ordinance. “The public works staff takes …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Project in final stages of completion.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The sidewalk project is currently underway prior to the milling and paving of Spoede and Conway Roads. This sidewalk is on the east side of Spoede, just south of Lynnbrook. The project has just about reached the final stage of completion according to City Administrator Bob Shelton.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Curbs and sidewalks are being replaced along Conway, west of Spoede Road.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Contractors have begun sidewalk replacement along Conway Road west of Spoede. Existing asphalt curbs and sidewalks along Spoede will also be replaced prior to the complete mill and overlay of both streets in the spring. Traffic control is being utilized for all of the sidewalk work to allow traffic to flow safely. Information was provided by the City of Frontenac.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Driver of single car crash reported to not be seriously injured.
A black SUV overturned on westbound I-64/40 at Lindbergh Boulevard at approximately 9:45 a.m. today. The driver of the SUV said he was making a cell phone call, according to a Ladue police officer, and he hit the median, traveled over three lanes and came to a crash up side down. The vehicle was heavily damaged in the accident. The driver, a male was reported not to be seriously injured and was being treated by Ladue paramedics in the ambulance on the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Westbound traffic was being diverted to the two inside lanes of westbound I-64/40. Meanwhile, numerous cars were exiting the highway at Clayton Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. Fire and police from Ladue and Frontenac were on the scene, …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Former City Manager Mike Schoedel files for board of aldermen seat in Frontenac.
The local election in the City of Frontenac took an interesting turn yesterday. Mike Schoedel, former City Manager of the cities of Clayton, Richmond Heights and Frontenac has filed for a seat in Ward 1 in the board of alderman’s race. This will be his first try for public office. He will run for the seat which might be vacated by John Wynne who as indicated to several people that he will not run in this April’s election. That determination is not official yet. Schoedel left lengthy public service to work for Apex Oil in Clayton. Margot Martin, Ward 2 and Tom Hizar, Ward 3 both refiled for office on the first day possible in Frontenac. In the City of Ladue, Charles Himenz, Ward 1 and Walter G. Stern, Ward 2 refiled for positions on the …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Ordinances deal with fence regulations and terms on the Architectural Review Board.
The Frontenac Board of Aldermen tightened up a couple ordinances Tuesday night. By 5-0 vote, the aldermen approved a bill repealing a section and enacting a new section to bring into compliance requirements for height, yard area exceptions dealing with privacy fences. Fences will not be less than 5 feet tall and not more than 6 feet. Larger existing fences larger, such as solid stockade fences, are grandfathered in in case of destruction and replacement by storms or by automobile damage. The board, also by a 5-0 vote, enacted an ordinance dealing with conforming terms for members of the Architectural Review Board (ARB). Now, the ARB will have staggered terms in compliance with other boards in the City of Frontenac. “The major change in …