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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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County officials receiving mixed feedback from citizens on Affton ‘Great Streets’ plan

Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com   Gravois Road in Affton could get a face-lift and Kirkwood-like upgrades as a “Great Street” starting this summer, but the lanes will not be reduced after pushback from residents. County Executive Steve Stenger an-nounced Monday that the county is recommending to the Missouri Department of Transportation, or MoDOT, that

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