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Mehlville Fire is weathering COVID-19 crisis with mobile screening

Mehlville Fire Protection District critical-care paramedics, in a photo provided by the fire district.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

May 2, 2020

Some fire districts in St. Louis County have reported problems handling an increased number of calls while running out of the personal protective equipment needed to fend off the coronavirus. But for the Mehlville Fire Protection District, the story is the opposite: Calls are down overall, and the distr...

Better Together says merger could save over $1 billion a year by 2032

Better Together Deputy Director of Community-Based Studies Marius Johnson-Malone, left, answers questions about the merger alongside Stenger, Krewson and Washinton University Chancellor Mark Wrighton at a press conference after the  campaign kickoff. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

February 26, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The backers of a city-county merger for St. Louis County and city are saying that the plan will save taxpayers across the region $55 million a year from the start and up to $1 billion annually a decade after the start of the new megacity....

MFPD board sets 2017 tax rate; lowest in county for 12th year

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 3, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to establish a 2017 blended tax rate of 68.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation — the lowest in St. Louis County for the 12th consecutive year. The ...

Study shows MFPD taxpayers would pay dearly for city-county merger

September 12, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I recently reviewed Better Together’s Fire Protection Study that proposes creating a single regional fire district. The study, if implemented, will require the merger of the 23 St. Louis County fire protection districts and 19 municipal departments with the city of ...

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