MEADOWBROOK FARM/
CLARKSON ESTATES
SUBDIVISION

Chesterfield, Missouri


Archived Neighborhood Events

Neighborhood Events - 2009

Santa Visits MF-CE
Posted: December 16, 2009

It was cold, but there was a good turnout with Santa arriving about 6:15PM. The crowd was estimated at 40-50 adults and children. A few pictures are available.

Santa is coming to MF-CE
Posted: December 3, 2009

Monarch Fire Protection District will be bringing Santa to Parasol Park (Parasol and Country Ridge) in our subdivision on December 15th. He is scheduled to be there at 6:00PM. For full details, see the flyer (Santa's Schedule 2009) on our website's Documents page under the "Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates" section.

Good Suggestions for Personal and Property Safety this Holiday Season
Posted: November 26, 2009

Chesterfield Police Officer Kim Huffman has some great suggestions for property and personal safety during this holiday season. See her list - The Holiday 2009-11 - under Neighborhood Watch section on the Documents page on our subdivision website.

October Election Results
Posted: November 8, 2009

The results of the October meeting has been posted to the documents page.

July 4 Parade Pictures
Posted: November 8, 2009

View the photo album of the neighborhood July 4 parade.

Added Documentation
Posted: October 13, 2009

Check out the documents page and look up the following in the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates area:

Annual Meeting
Posted: October 3, 2009

The meeting is held at the Kehrs Mill Elementary Library at 7:30 pm on Thursday October 29, 2009.

There are 3 major business items to take care of:

  1. approval of the budget
  2. approval of the annual assessment
  3. election of two trustees

Item Deadlines:

  • If you want to be on the trustee ballot, send your request to the Trustee US Mail address (below) to be received NLT 10/9/2009. Include full name, addresses, phone number.
  • If you are unable to attend the Annual meeting, you may request an absentee ballot. Your request must have your home return address on the envelope, and be received NLT 10/18/2009. Send request to the address below.
When returning your absentee ballot, it must be received NLT 10/29/2009 to the address below. Send to the address below. Remember, only ONE VOTE PER HOUSEHOLD.

Address:
Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Trustee
P.O. Box 6781
Chesterfield, MO 63006-6781

Parade Reschedule
Posted: July 4, 2009

Due to the rain, the Subdivision 4th Parade has been moved to Sunday July 5th at 1:00 PM. Meet at Parasol Park (Country Ridge Rd and Parasol Dr).

4th of July Parade
Posted: July 2, 2009

There will be a Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates parade for our kids and grandkids. The participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers, etc. The parade will begin on July 4th at 10:00AM from two locations (Parasol Park and Woodland Field Ct). Parade participants will be accompanied by the Country Ridge Jug Band comprised of subdivision residents. Both groups will proceed on Country Ridge and parade toward each other; the Parasol group proceeding SW and the Woodland Field group proceeding NE. They will meet in the vicinity of Fairway Bend and Country Ridge. Each group will then return to their respective starting point. Many thanks to event organizers Betsey Simmons, Madeline Legler and Carrie Earnhart for their hard work to make this event happen.

Cul-de-sac Committee First Meeting
Posted: June 2, 2009

The cul-de-sac committee had their 1st meeting on May 26, 2006. A new section is created on the Documents page regarding the cul-de-sacs committee. The meeting notes have been posted there too.

Chesterfield Beautification Awards
Posted: June 2, 2009

The Chesterfield Beautification Committee is currently considering nominated properties as outstanding examples of owners who beautify their property. Download the nomination form from the city's website (under Parks & Recreation) or from our Documents web page. Winners will be notified in August 2009.

Nominate any outstanding properties you see within our great subdivision!

New Website Format
Posted: May 26, 2009

Kevin has redesigned the navigation of our subdivision website, making it easier to move around and to find the forms/files you are looking for. The tabs are gone - in their place is a box on the left side; it will be on every page.

There is also a new a Documents page - where you can directly download files that are already on the site, but now there all listed in one list instead of in the tab where they're referenced.

AT&T Cabinets
Posted: May 26, 2009

AT&T recently planted some shrubs and evergreens to shield their cabinet farm which is located near the intersection of Country Field and Baxter. This winter they expanded this area to be able to provide their U-Verse service to the subdivision.

The plantings do and will improve the look and feel of our subdivision.

UE / PowerOn Project
Posted: May 26, 2009

The landscape phase for our subdivision is almost done at this posting (May 15, 2009); the picture is on Parasol. Some landscaping was via sodding, other, as in the picture was seeded.

Shingles & Siding
Posted: May 26, 2009

Some of our homes have green or black smudging on our shingles and/or siding. This is generally mildew, and it usually appears on the north side of our homes. Our local home supply and hardware stores stock products that will work to remove these. For example, Ace has a product in the paint department to remove the stains from siding, and another product to treat roof shingle problems.

Municipal Election
Posted: April 3, 2009

The General Municipal Election will be held on April 7th. The Journal had a complete section on those running in Chesterfield , Monarch FPD and Parkway in the March 25th issue. It's a little hard to read on the web, but here it is.

As you are scanning the journal article, the cities are first, in alphabetical order and in bold type. Then at the end are the Parkway candidates and Monarch FPD candidates.

AmerenUE PowerOn
Posted: April 3, 2009

The Country Field project is almost finished. Work to run new power feeders to the 8 houses on the west side of Country Field should be complete this week (4/4/2009). This work is being done by ADB, a contractor to Union Electric.

School Systems
Posted: April 3, 2009

Parkway, Rockwood (and Valley Park) School Districts have earned top honors for Missouri schools. The Distinction in Performance Award was given to only 12 school districts in St Louis County; it is based on standardized test scores, attendance, graduation rates and other indicators.

St Lukes Hospital
Posted: April 3, 2009

St Lukes is the only hospital in Missouri to be ranked a HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospital. The designation is based on clinical outcomes with emphasis on survival and fewer complications. HealthGrade is an independent health-care ratings organization.

Chesterfield Police
Posted: April 3, 2009

Our police department completed its bid for a 2nd re-accreditation as an Internationally Accredited Police Department, receiving a perfect score. The assessment team has inspected more than 100 agencies, and this is the first perfect score. Congratulations to our Police Department!

Green Your Home
Posted: April 3, 2009

Chesterfield is hosting the second annual seminar on Tuesday, April 14th, from 6 - 8 PM in the council chambers in City Hall. The seminar is free. For more information call 636-537-4000.

Tree, Earth & Arbor Day
Posted: April 3, 2009

This celebration is being held in Chesterfield's Central Park (16365 Lydia Hill Drive) on Saturday, April 25th from 9 AM to noon. The event will have exhibitors, recycling information, plant giveaways and shredding of confidential documents. For additional information call 636-537-4000.

Chesterfield Community Garden
Posted: April 3, 2009

The Chesterfield Beautification Committee is exploring the possibility of a community garden. Interested gardeners should call Kay Folsom (636-532-2503). The number and types of responses will determine if the program moves forward.

MSD Rain Barrels
Posted: April 3, 2009

MSD is selling rain barrels that are used to catch rainfall from our homes gutter systems. The captured rain water is subsequently used for watering flowers, gardens, etc., while capturing it reduces runoff into storm sewers and waterways. The 55 gallon rain barrels have a cost of $45 each. You may place an order by calling 314-680-2575.

Older driver safety program
Posted: April 3, 2009

AARP an the Chesterfield Police are running a driving course for older drivers. The class, which will be held Tuesday, April 21st, is 4 hours long, and costs $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members. Reservations are required - to reserve you space or for more information, call Paul Powers (636-537-6769) or send them an email.

Tree Trimming
Posted: March 19, 2009

Chesterfield crews are in the subdivision raising the tree canopy over the street and sidewalks. They are also looking for damaged limbs in trees that could cause future problems. They will only be trimming trees in the area between the curb and sidewalks.

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement
Posted: March 19, 2009

Chesterfield has started work in our subdivision to repair and replace defective sections of our sidewalks. During the week of March 16, they are working on Golden Rain and the Baxter end of Country Ridge. The contractor doing the work is AMCON. Sections that will be replaced are marked with bright red/orange markings.

Monarch Fire Protection District Open House
Posted: March 19, 2009

The Monarch FPD Open House Day is Sunday March 29, 1-3 pm. All 5 firehouses will be open to the public for station tours, fire truck demonstrations, safety Q&A and more. Our firehouse is located at 15700 Baxter Road near Clarkson and contains a ladder truck, a rescue truck & an ambulance.

Please remember that these are actual working firehouses; the crew could get called out for an emergency at anytime.

Animal Ordinance
Posted: March 15, 2009

The City of Chesterfield has passed an ordinance to manage the keeping of pets and animals. Please see the new ordinance.

Parkway School District
Posted: March 15, 2009

Parkway School District. The 2009 summer vacation will be a little longer this summer. The start date will be August 17th - it was August 13th. Please check the Parkway calendar for complete details.

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
Posted: March 15, 2009

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce. The general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 18th, at 11:00 AM in the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center at 16625 Swingley Ridge Road. To register, call 636-532-3399.

Logan College
Posted: March 15, 2009

Logan College is hosting a wellness workshop entitled "Stay Healthy Through Proper Nutrition" on Wednesday, March 18th. It will be held in the Montgomery Health Center on the Logan College campus, 1851 Schoettler Road. For information and reservations, call 636-227-0903.

AmerenUE PowerOn Project
Posted: March 15, 2009

The AmerenUE PowerOn project (encompassing Windhaven, Parasol, Shadyford, Long Castle) is connected and up and running as of 3/10/2009 at 11:00 AM. The final stage of this project will be landscaping and grading.

Monarch Firefighters Offer Free Heartsaver/AED CPR Program
Posted: March 2, 2009

The Firefighters of Monarch offer free Heartsaver/AED CPR program to any resident of the District on the 3rd Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:00PM.

You must call to register at 314-514-0900. Registration will be closed on the first Tuesday of the month for that month's class.

The classes are held at the Monarch Fire Protection District Administration building. The instructors have a great deal of experience in teaching this class as well as hands on experience performing CPR in real life situations.

The Monarch Rescue Paramedic-Firefighters www.monarchfirefighters.org.

PowerOn Project Update
Posted: February 16, 2009

There are two separate projects underway in Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates.

Country Field. UE has set the devices on the new underground feeder line near the sidewalk on the west side of the street.



Winterhaven / Parasol / Shadyford / Long Castle Forest Ct. The installation of conduit is nearing completion, with work now centered on Long Castle Forest Court . When complete there, a line will be installed across the high line right of way. When all conduit is installed, a crew will pull the actual wire in the new conduit. The final steps are connection by UE personnel, and sidewalk and landscaping repair of the many (mostly) small holes the project required. It is anticipated the conduit portion will be completed by the end of February, and the connection by UE by the end of March.


Parkway Calls for Committee Members
Posted: February 16, 2009

Parkway is calling for district residents to serve on one of 3 long-range planning goal committees. These committees will be under the direction of the Board of Education, and will develop objectives for Parkway's future through 2015. Focus will be on academic, achievement, student safety, healthy behaviors, high-quality learning environments, technology and school finance.

For details and application, see http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/projectparkway. Or you may call 314-415-8070; the deadline is April 1, 2009.

Real Estate Market in our Subdivision
Posted: February 16, 2009

During the last meeting, a homeowner inquired how the real estate market was in our subdivision. One of our residents compiled two charts for the real estate market for our subdivision from 2003 - 2008.

Answer to Trivia Question
Posted: January 17, 2009

The answer to the trivia question in the 1Q2009 (January 2009) newsletter is:

Name: The name of our newsletter column that is the same as the name of a national show is - "News & Notes"
Media/Network: News & Notes is presented by National Public Radio (NPR). The local station is KWMU, 90.7 FM.
Host: The show is hosted by Farai Chideya

AmerenUE in the Neighborhood
Posted: January 17, 2009

AmerenUE on Country Field
December 2008. The main underground feed originally came from the common ground area behind the homes on the west side of Country Field. Due to erosion, that cable became exposed, so UE decided to relocate the feeder to the front (street side) of the homes. The work was done by a contractor, ADB. When the cables are fully installed, UE will make the connections to the new lines.

AmerenUE on Winterhaven, Parasol and Shadyford
December 2008. The underground feeder is being replaced to prevent line drops. The work commenced at Country Ridge and Winterhaven, with the majority of work down on Winterhaven.

December 23, 2008. A line was made over to Parasol about 3 houses down from Country Ridge. This is a replacement of a main feeder that will improve the reliability of our subdivision power grid. They worked their way west on Parasol.

January 2009. When they reached Shadyford, a lot of work was done there to put in a new feeder line. This new line(s) must connect to each existing transformer, and any new ones being installed. This will result in a more reliable power grid within Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates.

January 14, 2009. As they completed their circumnavigation of Shadyford, they are continuing west on Parasol. It is envisioned that the 1st phase of the Winterhaven, Parasol, Shadyford project (conduit and lines) will be complete at the end of January. UE will make the connections of the new feeder(s) which will activate the new lines. Then phase 3 will be grounds work to repair the holes that were required to install the project. The entire project completion is estimated to be March 2009.