Friday, May 24, 2013
The Board of Aldermen approved agreements with St. Charles County and the federal government that allows the city to resurface a portion of Willott Road and Mid Rivers Mall Drive for $108,000.
Next summer St. Peters motorists will have to deal with two major road projects—that's the bad news. The good news? It's not going to cost that much money. During the May 9 meeting, the Board of Aldermen were presented proposals to to resurface portions of Willott Road and Mid Rivers Mall Drive next summer. The two projects, which came with a combined $2.4 million price tag, would only cost the city $108,000 if St. Peters agreed to cost-sharing deals with St. Charles County and the federal government. Recognizing a good deal, the board approved the necessary contracts during Thursday's meeting. The contracts passed with a unamious 5-0 vote—aldermen Don Aytes (Ward 4), Tommy Roberts (Ward 3) and Jerry Hollingsworth (Ward 2) were absent …
The city is waiving the parking restrictions for recreational vehicles parked on residential lots through June 14.
With many RV storage areas and boat docks impacted by local flooding, the city of St. Peters is softening its stance on recreational vehicles in residential lots. The city is waiving parking restrictions parking restrictions for RVs parked on residential lots on a temporary basis. The city plans to allow the RVs to park through June 14. The temporary change, however, does not allow parking recreational vehicles on the street.
St. Peters will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27.
Memorial Day is Monday and the city of St. Peters will be closing several offices. City Hall, the Cultural Arts Centre and Earth Centre will be closed for the holiday. The Rec-Plex will be open, but will have modified hours. The ice rink and pools will be open to the general public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The registration desk will be closed. Recycle City, including aluminum can buy-back and trash acceptance, will be closed May 27. The Recycle City Drop-Off area will remain open Trash service will also be impacted by the holiday. Regular Monday/Thursday customers will instead have their trash picked up on Tuesday and Friday. The normal Tuesday/Friday residents will have their trash collected on Wednesday and Saturday. Yard waste collection …
Patch rounds up a list of events going on in St. Charles County.
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After losing both sons to HLH, a rare blood disorder, Kristin and Justin Akin founded the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation to help other victims and their families.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. When both sons were diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, Kristin and Justin Akin found themselves living a three-year, nightmarish odyssey. They lost both sons eight months apart, but in the Akin's, a dream was born. They founded the Matthew and Andrew Akin Foundation. Recently, Kristin Akin published “Love Trumps Grief,” the true story of the Akin's journey. Here, Kristin shares her goals for the future and what inspires her. Q: What’s a goal you’re trying to achieve right now? A: My husband Justin and I …
Since the start of the check box program on the St. Peters utilities bills, St. Peters residents have raised over $13,000 to support the program.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
St. Peters Police said Carlton Dickerson broke into his ex-girlfriend's home three times, including once to damage her clothing.
A man is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home three times. On one occasion he stole her birth control medication and hacked into her Facebook account, St. Peters Police said. Carlton Dickerson, 25, of the 4100 block of Chisholm Trail in St. Charles County west of St. Peters, was charged Sunday with one count of first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree burglary. St. Peters Police said Dickerson broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the first block of Alderwood Lane in St. Peters by pushing an entire basement window into the residence. While in the house, Dickerson stole her birth control medication and used a key logger program he installed on her computer to check her Facebook account…
The convenience store at Spencer Road and Mexico Road is rebuilding after January's fire.
Circle K is rebuilding. With the weather cleared up enough for construction season to begin, workers have been at the Circle K work site the last several days rebuilding the fire-damaged convenience store. Crews have been knocking off damaged concrete and replacing them with new blocks. The board approved a special use permit for Circle K with a 8-0 vote during the April 25 meeting. The permit paved the way for the store to begin rebuilding following January's fire. During January's meeting, Scott Fehl, an architect with Nova Group Inc., told the board that he thought the changes being made to the building were actually improving the look of the store. The front mansard that fell during the fire will be eliminated and replaced with a …
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Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …