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MFPD continues vehicle search, buys demo truck

MFPD continues vehicle search, buys demo truck

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter May 6, 2022

With inflation and supply chain issues hitting the vehicle market, the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors has had to change the way it purchases fire trucks and ambulances. The board...

Getting a ride to school in style

Getting a ride to school in style

May 3, 2022

Fifth-grade Lindbergh student Mira, pictured above, received a ride to Dressel Elementary School from the Mehlville Fire Protection District April 29. Mira won the ride in Dressel Elementary’s 2019 Moveathon...

Mehlville Fire tries to get ahead of supply chain issues with truck, ambulance purchase

Mehlville Fire tries to get ahead of supply chain issues with truck, ambulance purchase

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

The Mehlville Fire Protection District is working through supply chain issues which have delayed the procurement of administrative vehicles and ambulances.  At a March 2 meeting, Bob Zeit of Emergency...

Mehlville Fire relaxes employee tattoo policy

Mehlville Fire relaxes employee tattoo policy

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter April 23, 2022

The Mehlville Fire Protection District relaxed its employee tattoo policy recently, going from a complete ban to an approval process. The new policy does not allow tattoos on the hands, face or neck...

Voters line up to vote at Rogers Elementary in Oakville Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

April 5 Election Results: Here’s who and what won in South County

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor April 6, 2022

These are the final, unofficial election results for South County from the April 5 election, with 100 percent of precincts reporting. Look for continuing coverage this week online and in print.  The...

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

Read all The Call’s candidate questionnaires for the April 5 election

April 4, 2022

The Call’s candidate questionnaires offer the most complete glimpse you’ll find of candidates’ views leading up to an election. View a complete collection of the Call candidate questionnaires for...

Mehlville Fire seeks first tax increase since ‘89

Mehlville Fire seeks first tax increase since ‘89

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor March 31, 2022

Voters in the Mehlville Fire Protection District will vote on a 20-cent tax rate increase in the Tuesday, April 5 election.  The Board of Directors approved placing “Proposition 1,” a 20-cent tax-rate...

MFPD OKs 20-cent increase on April ballot

MFPD OKs 20-cent increase on April ballot

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor January 25, 2022

Residents in the Mehlville Fire Protection District will vote on a 20-cent tax rate increase in April after the Board of Directors unanimously approved placing the increase on the ballot.  The Board...

Secretary Ed Ryan and Fire Chief Brian Hendricks go over the payment of bills with Archimages associate Roy Mangan in 2018.

MFPD eyes potential tax rate increase in April

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter January 10, 2022

In an effort to combat its growing budget deficit, the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors will consider introducing a 20-cent tax increase on the April ballot. The increase would still...

Mehlville Fire Protection District 2022 budget has $3.18 million deficit

Mehlville Fire Protection District 2022 budget has $3.18 million deficit

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter December 20, 2021

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors approved its 2022 budget Dec. 15, but the overall revenue dropped by $225,000 from the preliminary budget introduced in September. Chief Financial...

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