Mehlville Fire News

MFPD board approves 2018 budget with 1.7-percent employee pay hike

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A 2018 budget that includes a 1.7-percent salary increase for employees recently was adopted by the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors. The 2018 budget projects revenues totaling $21,236,460 with anticipated expenditures of $21,231,773 — a surplus of $4,687. Entering the year with a fund balance of $18,229,015,

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Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Planning panel to consider south county projects

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The county Planning Commission could decide next week whether to recommend approval of a trio of high-profile zoning decisions in south county. The planning panel could decide as early as its executive session set for Monday, Dec. 11, whether to vote in favor of a storage facility on Lemay

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Holiday food drive sponsored by fire district

A holiday food drive will be sponsored by the Mehlville Fire Protection District from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Engine House No. 5, 11020 Mueller Road. Canned foods and donations will be accepted through Dec. 20 for Feed My People to help those in need during the holiday season. On Dec.

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It’s indisputable — future of MFPD extremely bright

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Oftentimes it’s difficult to embrace change. It’s indisputable that the Mehlville Fire Protection District is a much different place — and much better place — than it was over 12 years ago. It’s certainly no secret that not everyone’s pleased with the changes that have occurred

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Mehlville firefighters’ union pledges to work with fire board

Spirit of cooperation ushers in new era at fire district By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Capt. Ty Cardona, left, shop steward of Mehlville Local 2665 of the International Association of Fire Fighters, shakes hands with Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer, signaling a new era of cooperation between the

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Kiwanis Club honors MFPD firefighter/paramedic

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently recognized Brian Torno of the Mehlville Fire Protection District as its Firefighter/Paramedic of the Quarter. Torno was recognized for his untiring dedication and service to the south county community as a member of the fire protection district. Kiwanis Club President Steve Dodson presented Torno with a certificate of

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MFPD board sets 2017 tax rate; lowest in county for 12th year

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to establish a 2017 blended tax rate of 68.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation — the lowest in St. Louis County for the 12th consecutive year. The 2017 blended tax rate is 2.9 cents less than

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