How much area elected officials are paid; Brentwood’s has pension too

Brentwood officials failed to pass the 2016 city budget in the end of 2015. At a board of aldermen workshop meeting on the budget on Jan. 25, Alderwoman Maureen Saunders suggested that pension for elected officials be removed from the budget, saying no other comparable area city offers it. Saunders said she refused to sign up for the pension. Update: Per comments below, aldermen Patrick Toohey and Steve Lochmoeller also do not participate in the pension program.

Modern house built in Richmond Heights

A ‘modern, energy efficient, affordable, new home’ was built recently in Richmond Heights by architectural firm Mademan Design. Firm owner, Nick Adams, sent this about the house to 40 South News. It is also on the Mademan Design website. Richmond Heights Plan and Zoning voted in favor of the design, at 7344 Arlington Drive, in April 2014. Nick Adams on the Richmond Heights house:
On a steep, narrow, vacant lot in Richmond Heights we built a modern home.

Richmond Heights post office is short-staffed for now

In the busy season for the US Postal Service, the Richmond Heights office is operating out of a temporary building just west of The Heights, on Dale Avenue, with one employee at the window. A spokesperson for the postal service told Fox 2 that the Richmond Heights temporary location normally has two employees, but are now short-staffed as the others accepted positions at another location. That was the case Thursday afternoon, with a lineup filling the small lobby. A Richmond Heights employee, by phone, suggested going to the Maplewood post office instead. The official Richmond Heights post office, on Big Bend Boulevard, is under renovation  and is currently gutted.

Recently listed, sold houses in Brentwood, Richmond Heights

Hermann London Real Estate Group sends information on area homes for sale to 40 South News for publication. Read more about this listing. A one-time registration is required for details. This is a sponsored post. 1759 High School Dr, Brentwood, $135,000, 2 beds, 1 bath, age: 65

These houses have sold recently in Brentwood and Richmond Heights.

Manhassett phase 2: site plan

Richmond Heights City Council, at its Oct. 19 meeting, approved the site plan review and final development plan for four buildings known as phase 2 of Manhassett. They’ll be at the northwest corner of Eager and McCutcheon roads; west of phase 1. Ground was broken for phase 1 of Manhassett — which the developer calls EVO — in September. That phase is to include 281 1- and 2-bedroom apartments, a sky deck, four-story parking garage and a saltwater pool.

On the market in Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights

Hermann London Real Estate Group sends information on area homes for sale to 40 South News for publication. Read more about these listings. A one-time registration is required for details. This is a sponsored post. 7730 Wise Ave, Richmond Heights, $245,000, 2 beds, 1 bath, age: 78

2653 Cecelia, Brentwood, $135,000, 2 beds, 1 bath, age: 95

2018 Urban Dr, Brentwood, $135,000, 3 beds, 2 baths, age: 80

7742 Rannells, Maplewood, $149,900, 2 beds, 1 bath, age: 93

7321 Vine Ave, Maplewood, $280,000, 5 beds, 3 baths, age: 103

7479 Hiawatha Ave, Richmond Heights, $250,000, 3 beds, 2 baths, age: 117

1312 Boland, Richmond Heights, $525,000, 4 beds, 4 baths, age: 7

Homes for sale in Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights

Hermann London Real Estate Group sends information on area homes for sale to 40 South News for publication. Read more about these listings. A one-time registration is required for details. This is a sponsored post. 7253 Richmond Place, Maplewood, $168,000, 2 beds, 1 bath, age: 91

1705 Beulah Place, Richmond Heights, $385,000, 4 beds, 3 baths, age: 109

8929 White Ave, Brentwood, $500,000, 4 beds, 4 baths


Lucerne senior center drawings, site plan

Ground was cleared last week for the Lucerne, in Richmond Heights  — 90 senior living units at 8825 Eager Road, just west of Brentwood Boulevard. It’s on approximately two acres. Crews are grading the site, and construction is due to begin in October. The elevation drawings and site plans are in the Richmond Heights Building Department.

Serve 2015

Lawn Party! Free food & entertainment!

Join us this Saturday (September 12th) from 11am – 2pm at Maplewood United Methodist Church for our annual SERVE lawn party.  We are located at the corner of Sutton & Flora in Maplewood. Hotdogs, snowcones, a bouncy house for the kids and more!  Join us for the lawn part from 11am – 2pm on Saturday.  All are welcome!

EVO breaks ground in Richmond Heights

The first of four apartment buildings to be built on the grounds of the previous Manhassett Village, in Richmond Heights, officially broke ground on Wednesday. It’s due to be completed in 2016. The first building will no longer be called Manhassett Village, but EVO. Draper and Kramer, of Chicago, is developing the property. The company has owned it since 1939, when it built Manhassett Village.

Richmond Heights wins financial award

For the second consecutive year the city of Richmond Heights has won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The prestigious award recognizes cities that achieve high levels of popular financial reporting. In order to win this honor, cities must publish a Popular Annual Financial Report. This specific type of report is meant to clearly inform taxpayers of the financial position of the city. Awards are given when the report meets program standards of creativity, presentation, understandable language and reader appeal.

Gun found on Clayton Road, three men shot

Three men in their 20’s arrived at a local hospital with gunshot wounds on Wed., Aug. 12 and after investigating, police recovered a gun but no shell casings near The Cheshire on Clayton Rd. according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The incident was reported around 8:20 p.m. and police say that the men arrived at the hospital in a stolen car.

Temporary Richmond Heights Post Office opens on Dale

The Richmond Heights Post Office begins operating at temporary quarters in a trailer at 8501 Dale Ave. on Monday, July 27. The post office building at 1201 Big Bend Boulevard is now closed, according to a notice on the front door. The building is scheduled to be converted into retail space. The post office plans to re-open in the spring of 2016.

Manhasset Village truck traffic, complaints, begin

Brentwood Board of Aldermen met Monday, days after construction began on Phase 1 of Manhasset Village apartments along Eager Road in Brentwood and Richmond Heights, and once again truck traffic was a topic of discussion. Last October the board defeated two bills that would have restricted construction traffic on Eager and other roads within Brentwood Forest. The board tied on both votes with then mayor, Pat Kelly breaking the tie to defeat them. See also: Alderman Toohey: use existing curb cuts, Kramer’s bills were extreme

With site preparation underway, Ward 4 Alderman Tom Kramer said he might try to introduce the bills again. He said some signs have been erected on side streets.

Construction begins on Manhasset apartments in Richmond Heights

Construction on The Heights at Manhasset Apartments, in Richmond Heights, has begun, according to city manager, Amy Hamilton, in an email on Thursday. She said it will last approximately 18 months. The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) announced Tuesday it is investing $42 million in  financing. The project will be the first of four development phases, according to the AFL-CIO. Jeff Aboussie, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the St.