Tuesday, November 22, 2011
City Council approves signing of contract with Horner & Shifrin to consider the possibilities.
Citizens in Ladue want sidewalks and a more sustainable walkable community. They want to connect neighborhoods with parks, schools and the business district. Folks who live on Godwin Lane went on a petition drive which started November 6 and ended a shortime later on November 20. Each of the Ladue Council Members was handed a bound binder with the same 673 signatures for their review. Beth Deutsch, who lives at 39 Godwin Lane made a case for her neighbors. “We think Ladue is a great place to live and there are studies which show that communities with extensive network of sidewalks have higher property values.” Deutsch said the campaign points out three things for Ladue. “Sidewalks give people a better quality of life; more safety and …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Veteran Fire Chief Leaves for Brentwood. Two Contracts Taken off the Meeting Agenda.
When a new mayor takes over, that person moving in hopes things will go smoothly, especially in the early going. For Ladue’s mayor Anthony Bommarito, just elected to the office in April, there have been a few rough spots along the way. On the flip side, there's been some real early going successes. The mayor has a contract in hand to clean up portions of Deer Creek which runs through the heart of the community. The city is completing paving projects on both Clayton and Ladue roads from border to border. "The city is generally getting spruced up," said the major. A New Job for Fire Chief Ted Jury Monday night, the Brentwood Board of Aldermen announced the hiring of Ladue’s Fire Chief Ted Jury. Jury, 54, is a very popular figure inside Ladue…
A satisfactory resolution to the gate issue is not coming easy to the Ladue City Council anytime soon.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Although the council sent the bill concerning gates back to the Zoning and Planning Commission in January, some council members still have a problem with the language. To review, in 2001, Ladue passed a law regulating driveway monuments and gates because some residents felt that gates did not represent an “open inviting community,” according to City Administrator Mike Wooldridge. “The bill said they (gates) were discouraged.” The issue arose again in 2004, and language prohibiting gates on residential driveways was passed. The issue came before the council again in February 2010, and they declined the request for review. At a public hearing held at Monday’s meeting, James Pona, city planning consultant, said the commission had approved an …