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‘Rogue’ ice cream trucks need a permit

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is cautioning residents to be on the lookout for “rogue” ice cream trucks operating without a license. Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau said at the June 25 Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting that residents had reached out to him asking if Crestwood had rules or permits regarding ice

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Crestwood prepares for medical marijuana businesses

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The state began accepting applications for medical marijuana businesses this year after voters approved legalizing it last year, and Crestwood is ready in case one wants to come to town. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted in March to approve an ordinance that would add a section on medical

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Crestwood unveils a new logo and flag

Pictured above is the City of Crestwood’s new logo. By Jessica Belle Kramer For the Call composing1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously decided to adopt a new logo and flag during the April 23 board meeting. City ordinances state that a city flag must fly at City Hall and other locations that the mayor

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Crestwood kicks off moratorium for electronic signs

Pictured above: Scott Credit Union in Crestwood uses an electronic messaging sign. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen imposed a four-month moratorium on electronic signs following a public hearing at its April 23 meeting, after initially rejecting a six-month moratorium in January. The moratorium passed 6-2,

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Crestwood uses Community Development Block Grant for city needs

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously voted last week to use the city’s 2020 Community Block Grant funds to defray the cost of constructing handicapped-accessible access to the front of City Hall. Cities and St. Louis County receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. The HUD website states

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Crestwood Citizens Academy set for Round 2

The Crestwood Citizens Academy is a free seven-week program for city residents that touches on virtually every facet of city government. Class will be held Wednesdays, March 27 through May 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at various city locations. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at each session. “We want residents to come

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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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