Friday, May 17, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis work zones for May 16-22.
The Senior PGA golf tournament comes to St. Louis next week and it will include road closures. Route AB (Ladue Road) will be closed between Route 141 and Mason Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Tuesday, May 21 through Sunday, May 26. Mason Road will also be closed during these same hours and days from West Wailing to Ladue Road. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will have lane closures on a few interstates this weekend. Two lanes will be closed on southbound I-170 at Route 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) at 9 p.m. Friday, May 17 to perform preventative maintenance on the I-170 bridge over Route 180. Only one lane will remain open on southbound I-170. In addition, the ramp from southbound I-170 to Route 180 and the ramp …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The city's attorney, Paul Martin, resigned May 3.
The City of University City is seeking a new city attorney after the resignation of attorney Paul Martin. City Manager Lehman Walker told Patch Martin resigned May 3. The city council last met April 22. The city's request for qualification (RFQ) closed May 10. Walker said there were seven firms that expressed interest in the University City position. A search committee, which includes Walker, City Clerk Joyce Pumm and Police Chief Charles Adams, will interview applicants. "I expect that we'll have a decision in the next three weeks," Walker said. The city attorney is required to provide general municipal counsel, basic legal services, and advice on special projects. According to the RFQ, general municipal counsel of the City Attorney …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Patch is teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation this week to get all of your traffic and road questions answered.
Patch wants to help find the answers to all your questions about traffic, road construction and more. That's why this week, we are teaming up with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro," MoDOT Community Relations Coordinator Linda Wilson Horn will answer readers' questions in the comment section of the Patch sites on Friday, May 17 between noon and 4 p.m. Get your questions ready and check back with Patch and MoDOT on Friday morning! Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts:
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the St. Louis Work zones for May 9-15.
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound I-270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of Interstate 270 will have a rolling closure and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The mother of Samuel Scott, the 19-year-old bicyclist killed by a drunk driver in 2012, spoke Monday.
Be brave like Sam. That was the message from Samuel Scott's mother Susan Monday as she urged motorists and cyclists alike to be careful on the roads. Samuel Scott, 19, was killed Feb. 3, 2012, as he rode his bicycle home down Delmar from his job at Dewey's Pizza. Emily C. Hagan, 30, of Kirkwood was sentenced in March to three years in prison. As previously reported, police say Hagan had a blood alcohol content of 0.262, more than three times the legal limit. Susan Scott urged caution for motorists and bicyclists when she spoke Monday outside the Missouri History Museum. She said being brave included taking keys away from friends who shouldn't be driving and telling a driver not to text while they are behind the wheel. Scott was in St. …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports its St. Louis Work zones for May 2-8.
Missouri Department of Transportatation (MoDOT) maintenance crews are continuing to work daily on touching up striping on state roads around the region. Drivers should be aware of slow moving maintenance operations on roadways as crews continue to work on putting on a new coat of paint. When drivers see a MoDOT vehicle with flashing lights, they should remember to slow down or move over to avoid the work ahead. Often three or more maintenance vehicles will be spaced out over some distance to complete maintenance work. In St. Louis County, blasting operations on southbound Interstate 270 near Big Bend is scheduled weekdays at 1 p.m., and will continue weekly, weather permitting. Both directions of I-270 will have a rolling closure and …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The premium electric car maker will open it's first St. Louis service station on 8664 Olive Boulevard, but the nearest dealership is still in Chicago.
The Tesla Service Center in University City is one step closer to reality. On Monday, the University City City Council approved a conditional use permit (CUP) for the business to operate at 8664 Olive Blvd. The permit was approved 6-0. Councilman Terry Crow was not in attendance at Monday's meeting. As reported in January, Tesla is putting service centers in 20 cities across the United States. Tesla explained why they are putting service centers in places like St. Louis in its blog: We believe service is a top priority for every customer. At the beginning of 2012 we had 10 Stores, 1 Gallery and 9 Service Centers in the United States. At the end of this year, we plan to have 19 Stores, 3 Galleries and 26 Service Centers. In less than three …
The trail connects Olivette, University City, Ladue and Clayton.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The University City City Council meets tonight.
A conditional use permit for Tesla Motors is before the University City City Council tonight. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. at University City City Hall. Items on the agenda include: Proclamations Appointments Swearing In City Manager's Report Council Reports/Business The meeting is open to the public.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
University CIty's city attorney Paul Martin was one of the people named in a lawsuit by ousted Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul.
A little more than a week after being removed from office on charges that he abused his authority, Ellisville’s former Mayor Adam Paul stood before a new city council and announced he had launched a pair of lawsuits. Paul made his remarks during the public comment portion of a meeting Wednesday and struck a defiant tone, promising that he would return to office. “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” he said. He also used the time to explain the nature of the lawsuits he had brought. The first is directed individually at Councilman Matt Pirrello, City Manager Kevin Bookout, City Attorney Paul Martin and Ellisvile resident Katie James and seeks damages for defamation to his character. See our previous story: City Attorney …