Sunday, March 30

A Message from my good friend Michael Shipley

Photo of Michael when he was one and out campaigning for his dad Tom Shipley, Sr. for Warson Woods Alderman in 1976

Monday, March 24

Must read! The fire of 1957

Thank you so much Dick Lodge for letting me share with  that story on the BLOG!!

My family moved into 16 Ridgeline in December 1949. I was 8 years old my sister had not yet been born. Warson Woods at the time went from Manchester Road to North Drive and from Ridgeline to Andrew. Everything between Andrew and Woodlawn was woods, except for Bennett, which was a gravel road leading to some greenhouses and a stable. Everything between North Drive and Warson Road was also woods. I was in the third grade and Hudson was 4-6 that year, so I had to go to Schall in Rock Hill. The following year, I started Hudson. In 1960 my grandparents died and my great-grandmother came to live with us, so my dad built the house at 847 Rampart. They lived in that house until 1980. " Dick Lodge

Friday, March 14

Board of Aldermen meeting minutes - Courtesy of Pat Flood

Thanks again Pat for providing us with this detailed report:

Warson Woods Board of Aldermen met March 11, 2014. The meeting was moved from March 18, 2014.  Approximately 30 residents appeared.    The next scheduled Board meeting is April 15, 2014 but please check the website for any changes.

St. Matthews Property Project:  The Board reported on the Consultant’s progress and many citizens spoke regarding their views on the project. All spoke against the condo idea.  The mayor indicated that the idea still had support in the community.    A complete report of this topic can be found on line and in the hard copy of this week’s Webster Kirkwood Times.
Please note that the Mayor said that updates on meetings with citizens regarding this matter would be posted on the new website.
Snow removal:  A citizen spoke about her lack of satisfaction with the snow removal this year. The mayor said he had received many complaints about this and it would be considered when the contract comes up for renewal.
Maintenance of the St. Matts property  A citizen requested that either the City or the Church pick up the leaves and keep the grass cut on the property so  the green space can be used.
The new website:   The new Warson Woods  website is going to go live March 17 and should be much more user friendly.
Renewable Energy Systems:   A vote was taken on a new ordinance regarding renewable energy technology on houses.   A citizen spoke regarding this and voiced her concern that the Board may not have given this matter enough consideration
The City attorney reported that he would hopefully have some report on a possible ordinance regarding the parking of commercial vehicles on the streets for the next meeting although he said he would not have a proposed ordinance.

Wednesday, March 12

Update on the WW Board of Aldermen Meeting last night

Could you give me a digest of the meeting last night I would like to post it on the Blog to reach out to more people. Tx Linda

Linda Schweigert
About 20 people showed up. Probably 12 of those are my neighbors on Flanders. Biggest concern is traffic. I met with the planner on Friday. He thinks there will be entrances on both Bennett and Flanders. 2) Increased parking on the streets by guests of the Condos and Rohan Woods people. 3)What kind of materials will be used in constructing the Condos. Will they look good and fit into a single family neighborhood?4) Loss of the only green space left in WW. 5) The Board thinks there are WW older people will buy these Condos to stay in the neighborhood if they can no longer care for their larger home.

Thanks, can I mention your name?

Sure !

I am also worried about the construction traffic and noise. They are guessing but think this could take well over a year.

+ Melissa Fox posted this on Facebook this am:

Hello! I attended the meeting last night but had to leave early because I has my little one with me. I still have five questions.
1) what are the three phases of the gathering information plan with the consultant?
2) What is the timeline for the three phases?
3) Does the consultant warson woods hired have any financial gain to be made if the results come out one way or another?
4) Does the $8,000+ we paid to the consultant include a traffic survey?
5) We the residents be able to read the final report from the consultant? 

I will call Judy today to ask her these questions. From what I could gather, we paid a lot of money for a consultant to hold 14 interviews and 2/3 in home meetings, and the write a report. I'm hoping the money includes more than that.