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Santa's Visit Update
Posted: December 20, 2011

Monarch Firefighter/Paramedics have updated us on Santa's visit to our neighborhood.

Due to the possibility of rain and thunderstorms tonight Santa has come up with a alternate plan. This alternate plan will be used if its raining at 5 PM. Santa will then come to Monarch Fire Station 1 and will be around back inside the engine bay. Santa will be there from 5-8PM tonight only if its raining. All are welcome to come at any time. If your unsure about whether Santa is coming to the neighborhood or the fire station. There will still be someone at the Santa stop at the original arrival time to let you know. But if you don't hear the sirens and its raining outside Santa will be at Monarch Fire Station 1 located at 15700 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Hope to see everyone tonight. Any questions please contact Shane Bruder @ 636-262-6468.

Santa's Visit Postponed
Posted: December 14, 2011

Due to weather, Santa's visit has been postponed until Tuesday, December 20. Same time and location.

Santa Visits the Neighborhood
Posted: December 5, 2011

Your Monarch Firefighter/Paramedics are very excited to bring Santa Claus to your neighborhood on Wednesday, December 14 around 6:00pm. About a week prior to the event, we will put a large sign at the entrance to your neighborhood to remind everyone that he is coming! We will also put "Santa Stop" signs in the designated area where he will be stopping. Bring your cameras and let all your neighbors know Santa is on his way!

December Board of Trustee Meeting - different location and time
Posted: December 4, 2011

This meeting will be on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Sach's Library located at the intersection of Chesterfield Parkway West & Burkhardt Pl (near the YMCA) at 7:00PM. All residents are welcome to attend.

Annual Meeting
Posted: October 24, 2011

R e m i n d e r - the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011, at the Kehrs Mill Elememtary School. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm in the Library.

Items on the ballot are the 2012 budget, and voting to place two trustees on the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Board of Trustees.

Yard of the Month Update
Posted: October 12, 2011

Congratulations go out to Mr. & Mrs. Parado (15458 Country Ridge), who were awarded the winner of October 2011 Yard of the Month!

4Q2011 (October 2011) Newsletter
Posted: October 4, 2011

The 4th quarter newsletter is published and on the website. Take a quick look for those amoung you who are interested in running for a Trustee position (deadline 10/6/2011). It will take 3-4 days for the U.S. Mail version to reach our homes.

Baxter Lowering at Country Ridge
Posted: October 3, 2011

The 4th schedule for this activity did hold - and the lowering of the west lanes of Baxter Road at Country Ridge Drive started on Monday morning, 9/26/2011.

The 1st photo shows the entire block from Baxter to Golden Rain has been broken in preparation for removal of the original roadway.

The 2nd & 3rd photos, shows the tremendous progress in just 2 more days.

Yard of the Month Update
Posted: September 21, 2011

Congratulations go out to Mr. & Mrs. Michael Olszewski who was awarded the winner of September 2011 Yard of the Month!

Country Ridge west closure date change
Posted: September 18, 2011

Due to wet conditions which has prevented construction activities and the anticipated rain over the weekend, the closure of Country Ridge Drive is now scheduled for September 26th, 2011.

September Board of Trustees meeting
Posted: September 18, 2011

This meeting will be on Thursday, September 22, 2011, at the Kehrs Mill Elementary School's library; it will start at 7:30PM. All residents are welcome to attend.

Baxter Road project schedule change
Posted: September 18, 2011

Please note the closure of Country Ridge Drive (west) at Baxter Road will be delayed, due to this weeks rain, until Wednesday, September 21st. Country Field Drive will be opened at that time. Message boards will be revised to reflect the change of date.

Country Field
Posted: September 18, 2011

The installation of curbing (pictured below) on Baxter Road at Country Field Drive is the latest step before paving the new west lanes of Baxter Road may begin. Once that paving is complete, it will be possible to once again use Country Field Drive as an entry / exit to Meadowbrook Farm. When that milestone is reached, the county DOT crews and contractors will close Country Ridge Drive at the west lanes of Baxter Road (currently scheduled for 9/19/2011), which will allow lowering of the west half of the intersection.

Country Ridge & Baxter Intersection
Posted: September 6, 2011

The initial plan for the Baxter Road Realignment Project had a schedule to lower the Country Ridge & Baxter intersection during a 3 month closure of Baxter in the spring of 2012 -- that plan has changed.

First will be laying permanent blacktop pavement on the west side of Baxter at the start of construction on the Clarkson road end near Country Field Drive - this will allow the reopening of Country Field.

Prep work for lowering the Country Ridge & Baxter intersection is already underway (see picture below) - with the 9/14/2011 scheduled closure of Country Ridge at the west lane of Baxter Road not far behind. The lowering of the west side of Baxter is estimated to require 6-7 weeks to complete.

Then Baxter traffic will be moved to the west side of Baxter allowing the east side to be lowered.. See the website documents page and the file Baxter Road Notes - 8/29/2011 for more details. Stay tuned . . .

Country Field Progress
Posted: August 13, 2011

As we're all aware, Country Field was closed on 7/18 so its segment between Long Gate and Baxter could be re-graded and rebuilt.

That construction has been completed (see the pictures below) - however for now, CF cannot be used, as its connection to Baxter is just dirt at the current time.

The priority work on Baxter at the moment is installation of storm sewers - this must be complete before any Baxter Road re-construction can continue.

National Night Out
Posted: August 8, 2011

It's back again this year, Nation Night Out. October 4, 2011 residents of Chesterfield are invited to join millions of citizens across the nation in the 26th annual crime prevention event: Nation Night Out.

Board of Trustees Meeting Location
Posted: July 19, 2011

Reminder - the July 21, 2011 Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Board of Trustees meeting cannot be held in the normal location (Kehr's Mill Elementary Library) due to school system summer shutdown.

Therefore, this meeting is starting at 7:00PM in the "Red Room" at:
    Daniel Boone Library
    300 Clarkson Road
    Ellisville, MO 63011

July 4th Celebration
Posted: July 5, 2011

At 9:30 this morning, Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates held the annual parade & celebration consisting of kids on their decorated & shiny scooters, bicycles and wagons. Approximagtely 75 Moms, Dads and kids participated, along with several dogs as well. The parade started at Parasol Park, and was lead by a 4-person band, as they went south on Parasol, turn left on Silverwood, the left on Country Ridge and back to Parasol Park.

A good time was had by all! Thanks to Madeline Legler and Betsey Simmons for organizing and making it happen.

Yard of the Month
Posted: July 5, 2011

Congratulations go out to Ms. Katherine Rus (2129 Fairway Bend) who was awarded the winner of July 2011 Yard of the Month!

Subdivision 4th of July Parade
Posted: June 29, 2011

Madeline Legler and Betsey Simmons have organized a Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates 4th of July Parade. They will be posting 'yard signs' at Parasol Park and other subdivision locations to advertise the event. They say:

"Please join us for the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates 4th of July Bike, Tike, Scooter Parade on Monday July 4th at 9:30. We'll meet at Parasol Park - the corner of Country Ridge and Parasol - and parade around the 1/2 mile loop of Parasol / Silverwood.

  • Decorate yourself, your bikes, and even your dog!
  • Hope to see you there!"

Country Field Closure Date
Posted: June 29, 2011

The closure of the intersection of Country Field at Baxter Road has been delayed two days due to inclement weather. The intersection is now scheduled to close on 7/7/2011. It is estimated to be closed for 3 - 4 weeks.

June 2011 - Yard of the Month
Posted: June 15, 2011

Congratulations go out to Mr. Richard Artz (2121 Fairway Bend) who was awarded the winner of June 2011 Yard of the Month!

Chesterfield Beautification Program
Posted: May 30, 2011

This is a follow-on to our May 25th post announcing our residents, Jerry and Lisa Griffin, as winners of the Chesterfield Beautification Program Yard of the month for May 2011. This award gives kudos to the winning hard working homeowners, as well as bringing notice to our subdivision, in which we all have considerable pride.

The city website now has posted a story about this award, complete with pictures of the two May 2011 award winners.

This city-wide program selects winners based on the Ward in which the nominees reside (Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates is in Ward 3). This award is given in recognition of the hard work and commitment that these Chesterfield residents give to beautifying their yard, and neighborhood:

  1. May -- Wards 2 & 3
  2. June -- Wards 1 & 4
  3. July -- Wards 2 & 3
  4. Aug -- Wards 1 & 4

Winners must be nominated to be eligible to be considered. We are in Ward 3 - so if you would like to nominate a neighbor who you think is deserving to win the award in July, please fill out the nomination form that can be found at City Hall (636) 537-4000 or online here.

Chesterfield Beautification Yard of the Month Winner
Posted: May 25, 2011

This month's winner is in Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates!
Last summer the first winners of the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Yard of the Month program were homeowners Jerry and Lisa Griffinth. This spring we nominated the Griffins for the city wide Chesterfield Beautification program. They were recently awarded the Chesterfield Beatification Program Yard of the Month; congratulations to the Griffins!
It's obvious that the Griffins take great pride in maintaining an inviting appearance to their home and the surrounding yard. Take a look at the attached picture and if you get a chance, go by their home at the corner of Meadowbrook Way and Fairway Bend.

May 2011 Yard of the Month
Posted: May 20, 2011

Congratulations go out to Ms B. Rumph (15701 Country Ridge) who was awarded as the winner of May 2011 Yard of the Month!

Baxter Road Notes
Posted: May 14, 2011

See the updated May Project Update Letter located on the Documents page in the Baxter Road Realighment Project section of our website. This document is published by the the St Louis County Department of Transportation.

Baxter Road Work Speed Limit - 25 MPH
Posted: May 8, 2011

Baxter Road has new posted Work Zone speed limit - 25 MPH - from Cedarmill to Claymont Estates. The work zone speed limit is in force 24 hours per day with a maximum fine of$250. Chesterfield police will be enforcing this reduced speed limit.

Baxter Road Notes
Posted: May 8, 2011

See the updated notes in the section Baxter Road Re-alignment Project on the Documents page.

Street Slab Replacement is Scheduled
Posted: May 4, 2011

The signs are up - this year's street slab construction is scheduled to start next week, May 9, 2011. Documentation states that work will generally progress from Work Area 1 (Meadowbrook Way), then Work Area 2 (Shadyford), and finally Work Area 3 (Strollways); however, there may be overlap. There will be heavy equipment in and around these streets which may also involve Parasol, Fairway Bend, and Country Ridge. If you have questions or issues regarding the construction, please see contact personnel information in the 3-page document ("2011 Street Slab Replacement") on the website's Documents page.

Subdivision Summer Street Repair
Posted: April 24, 2011

Chesterfield has scheduled street slab repairs this summer for 3 of our streets - Meadowbrook Way Drive, Shadyford Court, and Strollways Drive. The dates the work will be done will be known soon, and will appear in this Neighborhood Events / News. The work is expected to progress in the order listed above. We will announce the dates when they become available. Each home should directly receive information and notifications - if you do not, please contact the Project Manager for the City of Chesterfield, Mr Mark Wilson (636-537-4761,

Crime Notification
Posted: April 19, 2011

As previously sent to the subdivision email list, between Sunday 04/10/2011 and Monday 04/11/2011 between 1000 PM and 730 AM, a burglary was reported in the 2000 block of Meadowbrook Way. Entry was gained through a rear basement door where computers, hard drives, a radar detector and purse were taken. The purse was later discovered outside the residence. This occurred while the residents were at home.

Similar incidents have been reported in the Laurenwood, Round Hill, and Clarkson Woods South subdivisions on 04/06/2011 and over the weekend of 04/08/2011 through 04/11/2011.

See the Neighborhood Watch section of this website for complete details

July 4th Celebration
Posted: April 19, 2011

We are trying to bring back the very popular 4th of July celebration this year. Betsey Simmons and Madeline Legler have agreed to organize the affair, but they will need volunteers to help - please contact them directly at

Former Trustee presented an award
Posted: April 19, 2011

Meredith McMindes was a resident figure on the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Board of Trustees for over 16 years before recently retiring. Here, Austin Peppin presents Meredith with a plaque to celebrate her years of dedication to the subdivision.

New StL County DOT (Department of Transportation) Website
Posted: April 19, 2011

The county is incorporating a new informational website - this has made accessing information about our Baxter Road project intermittently available. The county has issued a new web page that will contain Baxter Road project information (along with other projects):

In the list this week is the "Baxter Road Prlject Update Letter, April 1, 2011". This document itemizes the work that has been done, and that envisioned through the remainder of April. It is anticipated that the letter will be re-issued on a monthly basis.

Annual Earth Day
Posted: April 19, 2011

This will be Chesterfield's 20th Annual Earth Day event this Saturday April 16th, from 9-2 in Central Park.

  • 60 exhibitors and recyclers!
    • gardening, rain barrels, compost, Eco friendly products
  • Recycling - nearly anything will be accepted for
    • electronics
    • books
    • appliances
    • Styrofoam
    • tennis shoes
    • free document shredding
  • Medication take-back - Our Police, in partnership with the Chesterfield Alliance for Positive Youth, will be hosting.
  • FREE native tree or plant - Pick up a from the Committee along with a CFL light bulb or water bottle!
  • Kids craft area - they can see how worms make compost and visit with a beekeeper and see a working hive!
  • See the Earthday website for more information
  • For questions call 636-537-4000 or e-mail:

Chesterfield Bicycle Route
Posted: April 7, 2011

The Chesterfield Country Ridge / Schoettler Valley bike route is marked and ready for use. It runs from Country Ridge at Clarkson to Schoettler Valley at Chesterfield Parkway. This is part of the Chesterfield expansion of facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Baxter Road Project
Posted: March 27, 2011

As you all know, the Baxter Road Realignment project is under way. We have put information on the website that will make it easy to read information about this project; see Documents then Baxter Road. It is anticipated this project will run from March 2011 to December 2012. There will be some road closures and detours. As information is updated or changed, we will make notices here, and/or via emails to the subdivision email list.

If you're not yet on the subdivision email list, just send your name, address and email address to

Baxter Road Alignment Project
Posted: March 27, 2011

This project is under way and will continue into 2012. There is documentation on the website "Documents" page under the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates heading.

The project is being run by the St Louis County DOT. Starting in the next month or so, they will issue a monthly update letter that can be found at the following address:

We will attempt to notify residents when this letter has been published.

The March 2011 Board of Trustee Meeting is Rescheduled
Posted: Febuary 16, 2011

Where: Sach's Library - At the intersection of Chesterfield Parkway West & Burkhardt Pl (near the YMCA)
When: 3/24/2011
Start: 7:00 PM
End: 9:00 PM (this is when the library closes)

Former Trustee Presented an Award
Posted: Febuary 16, 2011

Mike Olszewski was a resident figure on the Meadowbrook Farm / Clarkson Estates Board of Trustees for 18 years; he retired from the Board in October 2010. At the last Board of Trustee's meeting (February 10, 2011), Don Baird, left, presented Mike with a plaque to publically thank him for his dedicated service.

Trustee Meeting - February 10, 2011
Posted: Febuary 10, 2011

This trustee meeting was rescheduled due to the snow cancellation of the January meeting. As always, it will be held at Kehr's Mill Elementary in the library starting at 7:30PM.
At the last minute, we were able to get the project engineer for the Baxter Road Re-alignment project, Paul Sneed, to attend this meeting.

January 20th Board Meeting - NOW rescheduled
Posted: January 27, 2010

The snow closed the Rockwood school system last Thursday (Jan 20), therefore cancelling the Board of Trustees meeting that evening. We have rescheduled the meeting - it will now be held at 7:30 PM, Thursday, February 10 in the Library of Kehrs Mill Elementary School.

Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled
Posted: January 20, 2011

The Rockwood school system is closed, therefore our meeting scheduled for tonight, Thursday January 20, 2011, is cancelled - .We will post the rescheduled meeting as soon as Rockwood re-opens.

The First Quarter Newsletter for 2011 is available
Posted: January 16, 2011

The January 2011 Newsletter is in the mail, and should arrive in the US Mail either Saturday or Monday. It is also available on the subdivision website ( by clicking on "Current Subdivision Newsletter".

Baxter Road Realignment Project - Schedule Posted
Posted: January 15, 2011

The schedule for the Baxter Road realignment project has been posted to the Document page. This will be affecting us starting February 2011.

Baxter Road Realignment Project - Public Meeting
Posted: January 4, 2011

As you may know, St. Louis County has plans to reconstruct Baxter Road from Claymont Estates Drive to Heathercroft Drive. The design for the project is complete and the necessary easements and rights of way have been acquired. The County has secured funding for the project in their 2011 budget. A "Request for Bids" to hire a contractor for the project was advertised starting December 20, 2010, with the opening of the bids scheduled for January 5, 2011. Construction will commence in the Spring of 2011.

A final Public Information Meeting to advise the public of the anticipated construction schedule, anticipated road closure, and other design elements will be held at the Parkway West Middle School Gymnasium on January 12, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Parkway West Middle School is located at 2312 Baxter Road, Chesterfield, Mo

Detailed information regarding the project can be found on the County's web site at: Plans/2009 Baxter Road AR-856/BaxterRoadAR-856.html