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Mehlville school board awaits teacher approval of new pact

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education believes it concluded teacher negotiations last week without having to turn to a mediator to settle a salary dispute, pending teacher approval of the agreement. The board extended negotiations beyond the June 1 deadline to settle on a pact with teachers, who wanted more

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Construction firm’s move still on hold

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com McManus Construction’s proposed move to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center is on hold, and 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, may send the project back to the county Planning Commission. As of the Call’s press time, Trakas had not scheduled a County Council Committee of the

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Simpson proposes new merit-based pay plan for employees

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Administrator Kris Simpson is recommending the Board of Aldermen adopt a merit-based pay plan for city employees. Simpson was scheduled to introduce his proposed pay plan to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night — after the Call went to press. The city’s existing pay plan for employees

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Panel recommends OK of site plan for new Public Works facility

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week to recommend approval of a site plan for a new Public Works facility at 9353 Watson Industrial Park. The commission voted 5-0 June 7 to recommend the Board of Aldermen approve the site plan for the 9,464-square-foot building, a salt

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Mehlville school board extends negotiations with teachers

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Board of Education’s negotiations with district teachers extended past a June 1 deadline at the agreement of both parties, but had not yet gone to a mediator at the Call’s press time. After an eight-hour marathon bargaining session between Assistant Superintendent Jeff Bresler, Chief Financial Officer Marshall

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UPDATED: Mehlville board delays property sale to Aldi

June 9 Web-Exclusive Update: The Mehlville Board of Education discussed selling the property next to Oakville Middle School to Aldi for more than an hour Thursday night, with board members in favor of it but delaying a final decision to work out contract language. A final vote could happen at the board’s next regularly-scheduled meeting

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‘Something has to be done’ about bridge, fire chief says

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As the County Council continues to clash on replacing a bridge in Eureka, the city’s fire chief said he worries the council could be jeopardizing his residents with politics. Lives could be on the line as the council weighs whether to approve the $2.5 million replacement of the Lewis

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Trakas dismisses legislative aide

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sixth District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, is answering the phones in his own office after firing his legislative assistant because they did not see eye to eye. Trakas dismissed his legislative assistant Carmen Wilkerson May 11 due to a disagreement in philosophy and vision, he said. Affton resident

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Mehlville NEA seeks mediator after negotiations break down

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Negotiations between the Mehlville Board of Education and district teachers have completely broken down in advance of this week’s deadline, and union negotiators are seeking intervention from a mediator. Board President Samantha Stormer said the school board took the unprecedented step of emailing its offers and counteroffers directly to

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