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Councilman slated to introduce bill for McManus rezoning

Trakas undecided whether he will vote in favor of move   By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   Although 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, agreed last week to introduce legislation for a construction firm to move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center, he has not yet decided whether to support the project.

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South county citizens prepared for flooding

Lindbergh Schools misses three days; Mehlville calls off classes for two days   By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   The Meramec River reached near-record levels last week after hitting new highs in December 2015, but this time south county residents were more prepared. For the second time in 16 months, residents and businesses in

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Green Park seeks input on whether to allow chickens

Residents asked to contact city administrator/city clerk The Green Park Board of Aldermen is considering an ordinance that would allow chickens to be kept in the city. Aldermen discussed the issue at their April 17 meeting, and said they wanted to hear from residents. Green Park residents interested in weighing in on the issue are

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Trakas blocks construction firm’s move to new site

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A construction company’s move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center is being blocked by 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, who sees the project as wrong for south county. McManus Construction Co. owner Rob McManus already bought the now-closed Tee Time property at 4631 Lemay Ferry

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Crestwood ends 2016 with $4.7 million general fund balance

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com   The city of Crestwood ended 2016 with a general fund balance of nearly $4.7 million. City Administrator Kris Simpson told the Board of Aldermen last week that actual expenditures in the city’s general fund for 2016 were less than originally projected when the 2016 budget was adopted in

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MFPD board approves 2017 nonbinding tax rates; officials looking to improve department’s pediatric care

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to approve 2017 projected nonbinding tax rates for the district. The board establishes the district’s tax rate each September, but Senate Bill 711, which was adopted in 2008, requires all political subdivisions to submit projected nonbinding tax rates

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