Wednesday, April 17, 2013
At same time, Fire Department is closer to finding a project manager for new construction.
Not since the 1990s has the Ladue Police had a target range to sharpen and maintain their shooting skills. Chief Rich Wooten took care of that by putting an upgrade into the City of Ladue Capital budget. The city council approved the purchase of target retrieval system with Action Target for $24,265.00. The Ladue Police have a range in the basement level of their building at the city hall complex. This range is 25 yards in length and provides the proper and safe facility so the officers can maintain and upgrade their side arms shooting skills. “Our officers shoot at targets at different distances,” said Ladue’s chief Rich Wooten. Action Target was the only company who meet the requirements and were the only bidder for the project. Roads, …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
McKnight road bridge, road and sidewalk project moving along nicely at this stage.
Somewhere, somehow the Ladue City Council members are getting caught up in the weeds just a bit when trying to follow the continuous flow of money for road and sidewalk projects. Some $375,000 had been set aside to purchase some limited easement property in conjunction with the new rebuild of McKnight Road and sidewalks ranging from Ladue to Clayton roads. It seems, the number of parcels to purchase limited easement has risen from 3 to 11. And that’s where there’s some honest confusion. The council members would like to know what’s been spent, and what needs to be spent. Anne Lamitola, Ladue’s new public works director says that can be a complex issue. “Some homeowners will donate their piece of property and some expect to be paid (fair …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Plenty of discussion is planned on the road development on McKnight between Clayton and Ladue roads.
Note because of the Martin Luther King holiday, the regular monthly meeting of the Ladue City Council will be on Tuesday, January 22, 4 p.m. in the council chambers. Food purveyors will get the attention of the council. Lester’s Restaurant at 9900 Clayton Rd. will be before the council, seeking a special use permit to both allow for outdoor dining and shared parking with adjacent businesses. The newly-proposed Edgewild Restaurant & Winery, ready to fill a portion of the long vacant Busch’s Grove property at 9160 Clayton Rd. is seeking a special use permit to serve liquor by the drink. This is the first major step towards their expected opening sometime in May or June. In other business, the public works department will put an agreement …
Friday, November 30, 2012
We're just catching up to this mini-editorial on plans for the $1.35 million project on McKnight Road. What did you make of it?
The Ladue City Council approved plans on Nov. 19 for a $1.35 million project to construct a 5-foot-wide sidewalk along McKnight Road. Our story at the time pointed out that the city will pay $505,000, or 20 percent of the total. The rest is covered by a federal grant. In a mini-editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch later that week (part of a regular feature the paper writes called "Fair or Foul"), writer Kevin Horrigan notes that the decision is "fair," but goes on to say the city "has finally acknowledged that some people walk. It will build a long-needed sidewalk on its side of McKnight Road. Oddly, for a community as wealthy and conservative as Ladue, 80 percent of the $1.3 million project will be paid for by a federal grant." What …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Ladue City Council approved the $1.35 million project at their meeting Monday.
A 5-foot-wide sidewalk along McKnight Road was approved by the Ladue City Council at their meeting Monday evening. The sidewalk, which will cost $1.35 million, will be paid between a federal grant and the city. The city will pay for $505,000, or 20 percent of the total. The city amended the project with a clause that will not allow the use of eminent domain for the project.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Approval of the project could be finalized as early as Monday afternoon.
Is there light at the end of the tunnel, or should we say concrete along the road ways? The Ladue City Council will take up the issue of building sidewalks on McKnight Road and portions of Litzsinger Road too. This will be discussed at Monday's monthly meet in the council chambers at City Hall starting at 4 o'clock. Ladue's Planning & Zoning Commission has already given the green light toward possible approval of this extensive project. For the first time in some 20 years McKnight Road will be rebuilt from Ladue to Clayton Roads. Residents along the way have petitioned the council to add sidewalks to the project. Makes good sense since construction crews could add walking paths while they the project is underway. The road will be built …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Young families with children pushing for sidewalk expansion along McKnight Road.
March 23 is a very important date for the City of Ladue. All requests for sidewalks to accompany the rebuild of McKnight Road from Ladue to Clayton Road must be turned in by that date. Or as community activist and advocate for sidewalks Beth Deutsch says: “This project will be done and we’ll have to wait another 20 years to propose sidewalks on McKnight.” Deutsch, who resides on Godwin Lane off of McKnight near highway 40 and her committee which includes chairs realtor Maya Kefalov and Caroline Chicoine has been combing the community for support for their project. In a span of just two weeks in November, the committee drew together 50 volunteers and gathered 740 signatures of support. “We could have gotten three times as many (signatures) …