Brentwood officials OK purchase on Manchester to ‘enhance flood protection’


At Monday night’s Brentwood Board of Aldermen meeting, officials voted to allow the city to buy 8606 Manchester Road, “for the purpose of enhancing protection against flooding, revitalizing the critical commercial corridor of the city and in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of the city of Brentwood,” according to the ordinance.

Mayor Chris Thornton has proposed that the city consider a plan to mitigate flooding on Manchester Road from Deer Creek. See the most recent study about the problem here.

The officials also approved a temporary parking lot at 8212 Manchester Road. Brentchester LLC bought the lot in 2014 from Joe & Joes Enterprises LLC for $80,000 according to St. Louis County records. It was formerly The Sports Attic.

They also passed a resolution to adopt the best policing practices of the St. Louis Area Police Chief’s Association. The Brentwood Police Department is working toward CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) accreditation. The St. Louis best practices will help the department work toward that accreditation.

The Maplewood and Richmond Heights police departments have CALEA accreditation.



Bill 6169 and Bill 6174 passed, as did Resolution 1085.