November 28, 2012

October 8, 2012

Public Forum is scheduled November 14th, 2012

PUBLIC FORUM:  Discussion about removing the chained stop sign in alley between N Brentwood & N Meramec, located north of Kingsbury

Message from Mike Pratt, PE,  Clayton Director of Public Works
314.290.8545 · Fax 314.863.0296 ·

"Please help me get the word out, that we will have a meeting to discuss this issue:

Center of Clayton, Room A
6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012.

At this meeting we will present the speed and volume data that we have collected. It would be good to have representative on both sides of this issue in attendance so we can have a respectful, open, and frank discussion, representing both views."

CITY OF CLAYTON - Public Works
10 North Bemiston Avenue · Clayton, MO 63105 ·

September 5, 2012

Public Hearing on 9/11 regarding proposed change in zoning

 Public Hearing Announcement from 
Ward 3 Aldermen Mark Winings and Alex Berger III

As your Ward 3 Aldermen, we wanted to let you know that a request has been made by a representative of two properties along Maryland Avenue that are currently zoned C-1 to add drive-through banking to the list of allowable uses (with a conditional use permit) for all C-1 property in Clayton. The Plan Commission voted 2-2 to recommend denial to the request. The Board of Aldermen, at its 8/28/12 meeting, conducted a public hearing which has been continued to the next meeting on 9/11/12 to provide additional opportunity to hear from residents and other interested parties.

A zoning map of the City of Clayton can be found on the city’s web site at This map will show the location of all areas currently zoned C-1, which generally are found along Maryland Avenue, Clayton Road, Demun, and at Wydown and Hanley. The agenda material for the item considered can be found (on page 49) at

The meeting on 9/11/12 will be at 7:00pm and will be held at The Center of Clayton.

Please note that if this amendment passes, any particular plan for drive-through banking in a C-1 zoned area would still require a conditional use permit, which would entail a separate public hearing and approval by the Board of Aldermen. However, it would make such a development possible (with a conditional use permit) where now it is prohibited completely. We welcome your input on this matter. 

August 31, 2012

SAVE THE DATE - Annual Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association Meeting – Wednesday, September 12th


Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7 p.m 
St. Joseph's Parish Hall

 Mark your calendars now to attend our informative Annual Neighborhood Meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph's Parish Hall, located at N. Meramec and Maryland in Old Town.  Our program includes brief remarks from Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein...City Manager Craig Owen...Ward III Aldermen, Mark Wining and Alex Berger III...Police Chief  Tom Byrne....and Fire Chief Mark Thorp.   There will be time allotted for questions following all presentations.  Your family is encouraged to attend this special event to hear news that impacts Clayton and our Old Town neighborhood. 
Attendance prizes from local retailers will once again be awarded to some lucky attendees. Plan now to attend and bring your neighbors!

August 24, 2012

City of Clayton Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Open House 
Date: (Two date choices) August 27, 2012 or August 30, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: The Center of Clayton, Meeting Room "B"
50 Gay Avenue
Clayton, MO
C the Future

Preparations for Clayton’s centennial in 2013 include developing a long range Strategic Plan. The process is called C the Future. Because community input is an important part of the process, the City of Clayton launched ClaytonConnects, an interactive planning website, to obtain feedback from residents. Residents are asked to visit to share ideas, provide feedback and submit comments. 

Open Houses

In addition to the new website, the open houses will also be held to provide another opportunity for interested stakeholders to provide input.

For more information about the strategic planning process, visit

July 18, 2012

TONIGHT - Interactive Budget Forum and History Lecture Events

Wednesday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. - Interactive Budget Forum
The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue

Clayton is in process of preparing the budget for the fiscal year that begins October 1, 2012. The public is encouraged to participate in the process. Join discussions with city officials and staff. Help develop budget priorities for the new budget at The Center of Clayton. Details are available at

Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m.History Speaker Series
The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue

Clayton Century Foundation History Speaker Series, free presentations on a wide variety of local topics, continues with Clayton's Fire Chief Mark Thorp. Chief Thorp will present the history of the Clayton Fire Department and will detail the story of its growth from volunteer firemen to the award winning department it is today.

May 31, 2012

New Board Members

Please join me and extend a warm welcome to our new volunteers on the Old Town Clayton Neighborhood Association Board:

Bruce Butler
Boo Cook
Chuck Cook
Sandy Deibel
Norma Fitzwater
Matt Fulmer
Rose-Lynn Sokol

Cheryl Verde

May 10, 2012

Upcoming Events - Infomation for Residents

Public Forum: Shaw Park Pavilion Design Workshop 
TONIGHT - Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Center of Clayton
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
You are invited to share your opinion on the design of the new Shaw Park Pavilion.

CCF History Lecture Series presents Bill McClellan 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
St. Louis Artists' Guild
7:00 p.m.
Join Bill McClellan, from the St. Louis Post Dispatch, for a special evening.  Mr. McClellan will present on Life as a Columnist and Other Side Stories. The free lecture will be followed by a complimentary wine reception featuring the wine of Edg-Clif Farms and Vineyards.

Public Forum: Shaw Park Rink Design Workshop 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Center of Clayton
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
You are invited to share your opinion on the development of an improved all seasons multi-use facility at the Shaw Park Ice Rink site.

April 27, 2012

You are invited to two Hanley House events in Old Town !

I hope that you will be able to stop by tomorrow morning for the annual Hanley House Herb Sale from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on Saturday, April 28th. All heirloom varieties are featured this year. Herbs will be sold for $4 each and all proceeds benefit the Hanley House. And please stay for the dedication of the new Hanley Park Pavilion.

March 20, 2012

Free History Lecture by Police Chief Tom Byrne

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7 PM
The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue, Clayton MO 63105

Speaker:  Police Chief Thomas Byrne, 
Clayton's Changing Landscape

The Clayton Century Foundation History Lecture Series - free presentations by experts on local topics - continues with Clayton Police Chief Tom Byrne presenting Clayton's Changing Landscape. Chief Byrne will share stories he has gathered during his forty years of service to the Clayton community.

March 9, 2012

March 28, 2012 ....School Board Candidate Forum

Residents of Old Town Clayton, The School District of Clayton PTO Council and the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council are hosting a Meet the Candidates Forum for the Board of Aldermen and Board of Education candidates:
Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m. Clayton High School Auditorium

Make an informed decision on April 3! The Board of Education is a contested race; The Board of Aldermen seats are not. However all will be on hand to answer your questions about the issues. For Ward III, the aldermanic candidate is Alex Berger. For the BOE, three candidates are running for two seats: Darryl Higuchi, Jane Klamer and Lily Raymond.

The Mayor's Youth Advisory Council of Clayton

ANNOUNCEMENT: Clayton History Exhibit Opens at Mid-County Library in Clayton

 March 8 - 31, 2012
Mid-County Library
7821 Maryland, Clayton, MO

The public is invited to view our Clayton History Society's new display exhibit of Clayton artifacts and memorabilia. This was a fun project as Clayton prepares for its 100th centennial celebration in 2013. Be sure to stop by the library before the end of the month.

If you have any Clayton memorabilia or photos to share with the Clayton History Society, please contact me. The Clayton History Society is currently exploring options for a permanent museum space to showcase our collection.

You can read today's online article 'Clayton History Exhibit Opens at Mid-County Library' Clayton-Richmond Heights, MO Patch at

February 14, 2012

Countdown to the Centennial - Trivia Night Event

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Parish Hall, St. Joseph Church 
106 N Meramec Avenue, Clayton MO 63105
More details at

We encourage everyone to consider putting together a table of friends for the upcoming Clayton Century Foundation (CCF) History Trivia Night. While this is a fund raising event, it is also a great "friend-raising" event.There is a number of great prizes and raffle items including cash prizes for the first and second place tables, and gift baskets from Ruth's Chris, Kaldi's, Extra Virgin, The St Louis Zoo, and many more. Your participation will help CCF History as they strive to preserve the history and artifacts of our community, support the preservation and educational programs at The Hanley House, and publish the newest book on the City of Clayton to coincide with our centennial celebration.

Download and print flyer

Clayton Century Foundation (CCF) History - Next Lecture Event

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue, Clayton MO 63105

Speaker:  Police Chief Thomas Byrne, 
Clayton's Changing Landscape

Free, public event. Everyone is invited. Armed with intimate details of all the major events that have taken place in Clayton during his tenure,  Chief Thomas Byrne will share some of his most memorable experiences with the audience.

January 17, 2012

Clayton Event Announcements


Just a reminder about the community gathering TONIGHT at The Center of Clayton. Please forward this invitation to your neighbors. Thank YOU

Clayton’s Mayor, Board of Aldermen and Century Foundation cordially invite you to participate in a community gathering to discuss Clayton’s 2013 year-long Centennial celebration. 

The gathering will be held at The Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue and hosted by KMOX personality and Clayton’s own Charlie Brennan.

TONIGHT - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Please RSVP to Janet at 314.802.7763


Clayton Century Foundation History Lecture (free public event)

7 pm - Center of Clayton

Presentation by Mark Goldfeder , "Streetcars of Clayton - Part 2".