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Damage to Crestwood City Hall from flood could top $1 million

Photo of the flooding in the lobby at Crestwood City Hall courtesy of Crestwood Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau. By ERIN ACHENBACH Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The damage to Crestwood City Hall from flooding last month was so significant it could top $1 million. Eight Crestwood city employees have been displaced from their offices after a

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Crestwood stays with Central County 911 Dispatch

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood will continue with Central County Emergency 911 for emergency dispatch services after considering contracting with Kirkwood for dispatching. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously at its July 23 meeting to continue with its current dispatchers. The city’s contract states that Central County Emergency 911 will provide emergency dispatch

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St. Louis County receives dozens of proposals for marijuana sites, with most in South County

Pictured above: HCI, a medical marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Despite not having its own approved ordinances in the books, St. Louis County received over 30 applications for medical marijuana facilities as the state’s deadline for applications for marijuana operators came and went last week

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Clancy drops bid to ban landlords from rejecting tenants for their housing vouchers

Pictured above: 5th District Councilwoman Lisa Clancy takes questions from reporters after being sworn into office on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Clancy dropped a bid to pass ‘source-of-income’ affordable housing legislation, which would have added ‘source of income’ to the county’s existing anti-discrimination ordinance. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A bid

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St. Louis County Charter Commission debates making elections nonpartisan

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Four months before its deadline to review and recommend changes to the county Charter, the St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of drafting a proposal that would make all countywide elections nonpartisan. The idea of making county elections nonpartisan has been a theme throughout the Charter

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Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board of Aldermen meeting last week, despite the vote on the proposal being postponed until next month. Public comments on the Bombers’ amended development plan for the proposed

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Trakas is under investigation for sexual harassment; he says allegations are ‘retaliatory’

Pictured above: Councilman Ernie Trakas questions attorney Andrew Scavotto at an Ethics Committee hearing in 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas. In a statement read to a reporter, Trakas said

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