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West Newsmagazine 3-7-18

Local news, local politics and community events for West St. Louis County Missouri.

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Just West of Hwy. 141 across from Goodwill 636-686-7222 Bring in this ad for an EXTRA 5% CASH Payment after completed transaction! Wildwood Council approves design phase for Ward 5 park By JESSICA MESZAROS By this time next year, Wildwood residents might have another reason to head outdoors in Ward 5. At its Feb. 26 meeting, Wildwood’s City Council passed an ordinance approving a contract with St. Louis-based landscape architect Terraspec for the creation of design and engineering drawings to be used in the bidding process of a park planned for Ward 5. The contract also approves future construction services. The estimated cost and direct budget impact of the contract were listed as not to exceed $50,000. Demand for a Ward 5 park has spurred “... there’s always been an overwhelming amount of people who would want to see this park become a reality.” – Debra Smith McCutchen ongoing discussion within the city for over a decade, with serious efforts beginning around June 2011. “From having been a parent in the ward [and] from when I started to serve on the council, I started knocking on doors and was told by residents that they wanted a community park they could take their kids to and a place where subdivisions could get together to do social things,” Councilmember Debra Smith McCutchen said. McCutchen has lived in the area since 1996 and was appointed to serve as a Ward 5 councilmember in 2011. Although Ward 5 is the city’s smallest ward in terms of geographical size, the area is densely populated with about 1,000 households. The ward, located just north of the city’s Town Square area, also is home @WESTNEWSMAG WESTNEWSMAGAZINE.COM to the Villages at Brightleaf subdivision now under construction. “We have a lot of new families moving in with young children,” McCutchen said. “The lot sizes aren’t very big around here, so it’s not always the safest for little kids to play. The park would be a flat area with equipment for them.” One possible location for the park, which has been mentioned repeatedly, is near the terminus of Pond-Grover Loop Road. Previously, that location was dismissed due to its potential expansion to help accommodate the additional traffic from incoming neighborhoods. However, the road extension was voted down by the council after a tiebreak vote in August 2016. According to McCutchen, about $500,000 is budgeted for the park. The goal is for a design to be chosen and development to begin by late 2018. A few design elements already being discussed include designated play areas for preschool and elementary-age children and a gazebo for social gatherings. Once an official design is released, the city will hold public meetings to acquire feedback from residents. “I get questions, I get phone calls, I get emails, and I get stopped after council meetings or when I’m out,” McCutchen said. “This has been a topic of ongoing discussion since June 2011, and there’s always been an overwhelming amount of people who would want to see this park become a reality.” CITY OF TWIN OAKS, MISSOURI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING With respect to the City’s Ordinance [R.O. 2011 §110.080; Ord. No. 104 §1, 4-2-2003] requiring semi-annual compilation and disclosure of revenues, expenditures and indebtedness, with respect to the City of Twin Oaks, Missouri, I make the following report to you. Consolidated revenues and expenditures of the City of Twin Oaks, Missouri for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2017 were approximately $1,170,500 and $2,670,300, respectively, resulting in net revenue deficiency of about $1,499,800. In addition, it had other sources of funds of about $1,600,000, resulting in a change in fund balance of about $100,200. At December 31, 2017, the City had secured and appropriated indebtedness as of about $1,559,500. Additional information may be obtained from the City website, In accordance with the ordinance, please cause this information to be published in a newspaper serving the City at the earliest date possible. In addition, please submit this report to the City’s Board of Aldermen at its next regularly scheduled meeting for inclusion in its packet. Kathy A. Runge, City Administrator/Clerk 1393 Big Bend Road, Suite F, Twin Oaks, MO 63021 636-225-7873 Just West of Hwy. 141 across from Goodwill

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Rebuilding showers, water-damaged showers and tub-to-stall shower conversions are their most popular services. Many of their customers are also requesting higher vanities, higher toilets, handheld personal showers and floors. They install name-brand products. Tile & Bath Service, Inc. has been in business for more than 36 years, with 27 of those years at their current Ballwin location. They are a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, are fully insured and offer free, in-home estimates. Their showroom is open from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m.- noon on Saturday. 636.394.0315 • 14770 Clayton Road • Ballwin Ballwin Nursery Rich Reinisch, owner/president Tile & Bath Service, Inc. Tile & Bath Service, Inc. 36 Years Experience County House Washing & Painting, LLC Tim Trog, owner Whether it’s interior or exterior painting, cedar restoration or power washing, County House Washing & Painting, LLC offers affordable solutions to make a home sparkle like new. The award-winning company has been cleaning, restoring and maintaining interiors, decks, roofs, fences and siding in West County and the surrounding areas for more than 25 years. “Experience is what helps me to exceed expectations,” owner Tim Trog says. Other services include wood staining and minor repairs as well as concrete and aggregate cleaning and sealing. Locally owned and fully insured, County House Washing & Painting provides free estimates, senior discounts and military rates. Call them today! Quality Service BALLWIN NURSERY Since 1978 Ferguson Roofing Jeff Houran, general manager Ferguson Roof ing is a third-generation family business that has been going strong for nearly 80 years. Located in Berkeley, Missouri, Ferguson Roofing offers much more than its name suggests; the industry experts do both residential and commercial work, including roofing, gutters, siding, insulation, windows, and soffit and fascia. Ferguson Roofing will do complete installations or repairs on any of the aforementioned services. The company is local, fair, thorough and family-focused. As Ferguson Roofing prepares to celebrate its 80th anniversary, the company will be giving back to the community over the course of 2018 through acts of public service and philanthropy. Ferguson Roofing is saying thanks for 80 years of business! 5814 Garfield Ave. • Berkeley 314.521.6917 • Eureka Contracting Rick Hinkson, president Eureka Contracting & Roof ing is located in Eureka in a renovated, century-old log cabin. Rick Hinkson, president, has over 30 years’ experience in the construction and insurance industry. With Rick’s extensive knowledge and his skilled crews, they can tackle most roofs. Eureka Contracting & Roofing promotes preventative maintenance on roofs and encourages customers to call before they see water damage inside their home, business or church. If you have a question about your roof, or see your neighbors getting new roofs, yours should be inspected. Eureka Contracting works regularly with insurance companies. Call them for your free estimate today. 128 S. Virginia • Eureka 636.938.ROOF • Allen Roofing & Siding Company Lee Allen, owner Lee Allen’s unwavering commitment to outstanding customer service and to his profession served as a foundation for the establishment of Allen Roof ing & Siding Company in 1972. He worked hard to build the firm into the highly respected local provider of quality exterior products that it is today. Whether it’s new or existing residences, businesses, schools, churches or public buildings, no job is too large or too small. The highly trained professionals at Allen Roofing & Siding install and repair most styles of roofing. Allen Roofing & Siding strives for excellence in all aspects of its business – roofing, siding, gutters, tuckpointing and more. 636.394.0013 County House Washing & Painting WEST 525 Old State Road • Ellisville 636.391.1117 • Ryan’s Express Complete Lawn Service, LLC Ryan Wohlers, president Ryan Wohlers, owner, president and lead supervisor of Ryan’s Express Complete Lawn Service, LLC works to satisfy home and business property owners in West County – ensuring his personal touch and quality are evident in every project. Ryan is licensed and fully insured to service residential and commercial properties. He treats turf like it is his own and customers as if they are family. Ryan and his team offer more than just mowing, including fertilization, mulching, pro-edging and much more. Ryan’s Express Complete Lawn Service, LLC has the skills and knowledge necessary to make your property the cleanest, greenest and healthiest possible. Call today to meet Ryan and see what he can do for you. 314.803.1424 RYAN’S EXPRESS COMPLETE LAWN SERVICE, LLC Clear Window Technology Dennis McHugh, owner When it comes to your home, experience matters! That’s why customers count on Dennis McHugh and his team at Clear Window Technology. Combined, Dennis’ team of window experts have 80 years of experience in the quality installation of Andersen windows and other proven brands. A certified Andersen installer, Dennis and his team can personally guide customers through the options available for window and door installation. And they offer repair services, helping homeowners save money and keeping replaced windows and doors out of landfills. To learn more about repairing or replacing windows and doors, check out Clear Window’s website at or call today. 15009 Manchester Road • Ballwin 314.966.2666 • Clear Window TECHNOLOGY