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Councilman Brian Fletcher passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 10. Fletcher, a 28-year politician, a former Country Club Hills Alderman and former mayor of Ferguson, was elected Ward 2 Councilman last April 6.
The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce has selected Mary Gettemeier, owner of The Flower Pot, as its 2016 Business Person of the Year. A member of the Chamber since 1985, Gettemeier will be recognized at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Norwood Hills Country Club.
Elizabeth Wade, vice president and bank manager of the Hazelwood Pulaski Bank office, will be installed as the 2016 Chair of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Jan. 20 at Norwood Hills Country Club. The luncheon costs $25 per person and reservations must be made by noon, Friday, Jan. 15. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber at 314-831-3500 or register online at www.greaternorthcountychamber.com.
Plans are underway for Trojan Park, named after the former high school in Wellston, at the corner of Skinker and Etzel. Great Rivers Greenway is partnering with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the City of Wellston to transform the vacant lot into a vibrant community park and plans to open it Oct. 8 during NRPA’s annual conference.
The City of Hazelwood announced that Missouri Bottom Road from Tulip Tree Lane to St. Louis Mills Boulevard has been closed indefinitely for emergency repairs until further notice. No vehicles will be allowed on it and pedestrians are being asked not to walk on it for personal safety.