Mayor spends without approval, leads to board discussion

The reading of the warrant list — bills paid by the city — in Brentwood Board of Aldermen meetings doesn’t normally raise red flags, but it did at the Dec. 3 meeting when Alderman David Dimmitt, who is also chairman of the ways and means committee, pointed out that Mayor Chris Thornton had made purchases larger than the city code allows without board approval.

‘Always Changing’ art display running through Dec. 21

The ‘Always Changing’ show, at 2506 Sutton Boulevard (next to Stone Spiral Coffee), features paintings, digital art, furniture with an ecological twist, hand-woven goods and more. And as the name implies, it WILL be changing throughout the run. It’s open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 3 – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 3 p.m.

Christmas Tree Walk 2018

The Maplewood (now Mid County) Chamber of Commerce was Friday. It was chilly but stores were open, Santa was in business at Citizen National Bank and the carriage rides circled the block.

Big Bend turn lane, sidewalk to open Friday

A supervisor with St. Louis County has reported that the right turn lane from northbound Big Bend Boulevard to eastbound Manchester Road will open to traffic by the end of the day on Friday, December 7th.  Also the sidewalk on the southeast corner (CVS) will be opened so that all four corners of the intersection can be used.

Lion’s Choice seeks to add dual drive-thru

Brentwood officials heard the first reading of a bill Monday to approve a new conditional use permit and site plan for Lion’s Choice, on Hanley Road. The permit would replace the original permit approved in 1996, Asst. City Administrator Lisa Koerkenmeier said in the city’s board of aldermen meeting.