Auditor praises Town’s finances

BLYTHEWOOD – The town’s auditor, Gary Bailey of Love Bailey, CPAs, had nothing but good news and high praise for the Town of Blythewood’s finances Monday evening during the presentation of the Town’s 2020 audit. Mayor Bryan Franklin passed all the glory along to Town Administrator Brian Cook and Office Manager Julie Emory. “They keep […]

Council taps Burnett as Town attorney

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council voted unanimously last week to name one of Blythewood’s own as the new town attorney – Shannon Burnett of Shannon Burnett Law offices located on Langford Road, behind town hall. Burnett, who has lived in and around Blythewood her entire life, has spent her 29-year legal career practicing law in Blythewood […]

Council extends emergency ordinances

BLYTHEWOOD – In a short meeting Monday night, town council unanimously approved the continuation of two emergency ordinances that have been in force since March. One of the ordinances calls for the continuation of a state of emergency within the Town of Blythewood for another 60 days. The ordinance provides for the conduct of meetings […]

Proposed wastewater treatment plant site includes sports complex, water recreation, shopping and more

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With a $1.8 million land deal being proposed by Fairfield County, a partnership between the county and the Town of Blythewood is on track to check two big items off of local wish lists: a much-needed wastewater treatment plant and a ballfield complex for youth sports teams. Fairfield County Council Chair Neil […]

Town seeks new attorney

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council is looking for a new town attorney. The Town’s former attorney, Jim Meggs, retired last month after serving either part time or full time for almost 10 years.  He notified the mayor and council in a letter on June 1 of his retirement to be effective Sept. 1. Meggs was […]

BTC gives Red Gate reprieve on zoning

BLYTHEWOOD – The rezoning of the Red Gate Farms property, a large undeveloped parcel near the heart of town, will go back to the planning commission Monday night after a convoluted vote by the Blythewood Town Council. The reason was to allow time for the new owners of the property, who purchased it in June, […]

PC votes for council to rezone Red Gate

BLYTHEWOOD – As was expected, the Blythewood planning commission voted 5-0 Tuesday evening to recommend that Town Council rezone the Red Gate property and a smaller adjoining property from Planned Development (PD) zoning designation to Development (D-1) zoning. But the properties’ owners, who sat in the audience during the commission’s proceedings, say they are not […]

Council fills four seats on BAR

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Town Council went with experience when voting unanimously to fill two vacancies on the Board of Architectural Review Monday evening. Former town mayor Keith Bailey was appointed to fill seat 1 on the board and former town councilman and president of the Doko Park Foundation Paul Moscati to seat 6. Council also […]

Council denies Chamber’s $ request

BLYTHEWOOD – It was announced at the July breakfast meeting of the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce that the Chamber would be moving forward in its current location and that it would be joined after Aug. 1, by both Bravo Blythewood and the Blythewood Artists Guild, and that the Chamber would be once again taking charge […]

PC votes against commercial zoning on Wilson Boulevard

BLYTHEWOOD – After the Blythewood Town Council voted 5-0 on June 22 to deny the rezoning of a property at 10715 Wilson Boulevard from Rural (R) zoning to Multi-Neighborhood (MO) commercial zoning, property owner Terika Taylor started the rezoning process anew. She appeared before the Blythewood Planning Commission on Monday night asking for a more […]