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Green Park board opposes a city-county merger

Mayors and aldermen across south county are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including the Green Park Board of Aldermen, which discussed it Jan. 22. “I know 15 years ago when I was talking about this, people would look at me like I was crazy, but…this is for real,” said

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Cable delays Musick Road’s construction

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction at the intersection of Musick Road and Gravois Road originally slated to be completed by the end of 2018 will now be finished by May, after the timeline was extended when workers found an AT&T cable buried along Gravois. The cable was found well into construction, said David

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Grassroots opposition rallies against merger

Pictured above: The room of Municipal League mayors votes to set up a Board of Freeholders in St. Louis County at Chesterfield City Hall Jan. 24. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lines are being drawn in the battle for and against a St. Louis city-county merger, or the “creation of

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Sunshine Law change is a ‘crisis to access’

By Ian Nickens, Gaelle Fournier and Kelsey Wu of the Columbia Missourian and Erin Achenbach of the Call Missouri House members approved changes in the state Sunshine Law last week that would make communications between public officials at all levels of government and their constituents largely immune to public-records requests. The changes, amended to a

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Officer Snyder’s killer convicted of first-degree murder, gets life without parole

Pictured above: Peggy Snyder, Officer Blake Snyder’s mother, hugs Green Park Officer Lacey McLean in the hallway outside the courtroom Friday after a jury convicted Trenton Forster of first-degree murder in the killing of Officer Snyder. Snyder’s father Dick is shown in the background. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After four

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Crestwood changes policy to take fewer bids

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood just updated its purchasing policy, which had been untouched for 15 years. The Board of Aldermen identified the change as a 2018 priority in an effort to modernize and improve overall efficiency of the city’s operations. The new policy allows the city to purchase budgeted

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Green Park comes under budget by more than $1 million

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenach@callnewspapers.com The city of Green Park is starting 2019 with a $238,651 surplus budget after coming in under budget by more than $1.1 million last year. The Board of Aldermen passed the city’s $2.4 million 2019 budget unanimously Dec. 17. The city ended 2018 with a $3,667,527 total ending balance

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