Thursday, April 5, 2012
One Patch reader thought we should ask the question, so we are. Share your thoughts on the low turnout for Tuesday's election by clicking on the 'comment' button below.
Get Maryland Heights Patch sent to your inbox each morning! Sign-up for our daily newsletter! According to the St. Louis County Board of Elections, voter turnout for the April 3 election was 13.8 percent—with a total of 90,233 ballots cast. In Maryland Heights, voters decided on city council candidates, school board candidates and Proposition S. Based on this low turnout, one Town and Country - Manchester Patch reader posted a comment asking why people did not get out and vote. Great question! Here at Patch we're always encouraging readers to post comments and we'd love to hear from some readers on this topic. Any thoughts on this? Please post them by clicking on the comments button below. Whether you voted or not, we'd love to hear what …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Gold won the Ward 1 Maryland Heights city council seat with 265 votes.
Ken Gold has won the Ward 1 election with 265 votes. The St. Louis County election board indicates 8 of 8 polling places have reported their results. When reached for comment, Gold said he appreciated residents' support. "I appreciate the confidence of the voters in re-electing me and I appreciate their commitment to the city and to the current administration," he said. A write-in candidate recieved one vote, or .29 percent of the vote. All results are unofficial until certified.
Maryland Heights City Council candidates and campaigners camped out beside polling places around the city.
Several candidates for Maryland Heights City Council stood outside polling places April 3 to greet voters. Ward 2 candidates Howard Abrams and Kim Baker stood outside Dorsett Village Church on McKelvey Road. Baker is the incumbent candidate, having been apointed after Councilwoman Judy Barnett died in 2011. Ward 1 candidate Ken Gold stood outside McKelvey Elementary School. Gold is an incumbent city councilman with the most competition this election season. Candidates John Minton and Steve Leipziger are also running for the seat. Leipziger confirmed via Facebook he was also out this morning, but was at work by 8:45 a.m. Polls close at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Incumbent city council member sees maintaining quality of homes and businesses an important issue for the city.
Empty storefronts and buildings in Maryland Heights are a significant issue for the city, said one incumbent city council member hoping for a second term. Chuck Caverly told Maryland Heights Patch that he is ready to run for office a second time. Caverly has spent the last two years representing Ward 3 on the Maryland Heights City Council. Caverly said the city has a lot of space that’s available for rent or lease for both businesses and people looking for homes. The biggest issue the city faces, he said, is how it maintains the quality of homes, businesses and everything that goes along with that. Caverly isn’t a stranger to home and business quality consideration. Before being elected to the Ward 3 city council spot, he served on the …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city council approved almost $10,000 for accreditation review.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Here's a look at what's on the Maryland Heights City Council's agenda for Sept. 15.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wells had served on the commission since 2006.
Mark Wells has resigned from the Maryland Heights Planning Commission. Sara Berry, communications manager for the City of Maryland Heights, confirmed via email that Wells has left the commission. He had served on the commission since 2006. Wells still serves on the Board of Police Commissioners, Berry said. According to the City of Maryland Heights municipal code, the mayor appoints members to the Planning Commission, who are then approved by the City Council. The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for June 28 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The City Council will meet Thursday.
The Maryland Heights City Council will meet May 19 to review nine pieces of proposed legislation. The meeting will be in the City Council chamber at 7 p.m. Look for meeting coverage Friday. Information compiled from the agenda on the City of Maryland Heights Web site.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Councilwoman Kim Baker previously volunteered with the city's Cultural Arts Commission and Pattonville schools before her city government appointment.
Councilwoman Kim Baker was appointed to the Maryland Heights City Council on March 17. She will serve the remainder of Councilwoman Judy Barnett's term, who passed away in February. Baker has lived in Maryland Heights for 20 years and loves the community so much that she and her family moved within Maryland Heights when they moved to larger accommodations. “I think it’s a beautiful city,” Baker said. “It has great services.” Baker had been active in Maryland Heights before her appointment. She served on the city’s Cultural Arts Commission, a group founded by the late Councilwoman Barnett. Baker said she feels honored to serve the remainder of Judy Barnett’s city council term. She had known Baker personally for about 10 years, and considers…