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Ellisville considers texting while driving ban

Ellisville could join the ranks of local municipalities taking a hard stance on texting and driving. At a City Council work session on Sept. 3, Ellisville city staff was directed by council vote to draft an ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld devices by drivers within the city. The subject was put on the agenda by Councilmember Gary Voss (District ...

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Ballwin asked to join clean energy effort

A spokesman for the Missouri Clean Energy District (MoCED) has asked the city of Ballwin to join a program designed to encourage commercial and industrial property owners to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. David Pickerill, executive director of MoCED’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, told the Ballwin Board of Aldermen at its Sept. 8 meeting that ...

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Development approved on Meadows of Wildwood final phase

After most residents and the developer told the city they favored the move that will allow the subdivision to be completed, Wildwood’s City Council gave unanimous final approval Sept. 8 to legislation including revised indentures for the Meadows of Wildwood subdivision, located at the end of Generations Drive south of New College Avenue. The legislation allows for creation by current ...

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Suggestion to add ‘In God We Trust’ to Ballwin city buildings stirs controversy

Any thought the recent proposal to place “In God We Trust” signage on city government facilities would be free of controversy evaporated at the Ballwin Board of Aldermen’s Sept. 8 meeting. Describing herself as an atheist, Monica Moungo strongly objected during the citizen comment period to the recent urging by the Knights of Columbus and Holy Infant Catholic Church to ...

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EPA updates Wildwood Council, citizens on dioxin removal

Some Wildwood residents remain concerned about plans for homes to be built on the Strecker Forest development site. They want to protect future residents there from an area that has been contaminated with dioxin and other hazardous materials, despite a recent removal action. While some are asking for more cleanup of dioxin and other contaminants on land that is proposed ...

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News Briefs: Ballwin urged to equip police with video

BALLWIN City earns ‘StormReady’ status Ballwin officially is a “StormReady” city and meets all the criteria listed by the National Weather Service for that designation. Police Chief Steve Schicker made that announcement at the Ballwin Board of Aldermen Sept. 8 meeting, crediting a group of students from Marquette High for coordinating efforts to help the city earn the designation. Achieving ...

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Developer receives approval to build last 10 homes in Meadows of Wildwood

After most residents and the developer told the city they favored the move that will allow the subdivision to be completed, Wildwood’s City Council gave unanimous final approval Sept. 8 to legislation including revised indentures for the Meadows of Wildwood subdivision, located at the end of Generations Drive south of New College Avenue. The legislation allows for creation by current ...

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Public tax rate hearing set for West County EMS/FPD residents

The West County EMS and Fire Protection District will hold a public hearing Sept. 15 on proposed property tax rates to finance the district’s operations in 2015. The hearing will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the district’s administration building, 223 Henry Ave. in Manchester. Tax rates included in the official hearing notice are the same as those that applied ...

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MSD main break in Chesterfield allows sewage to enter Missouri River

At approximately 5 a.m. on Sept. 8, a force main sewer break was reported to the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in the area just west of where Cordovan Commons Parkway turns into Howard Bend Station Road in Chesterfield. As a result of the break, raw sewage drained into a ditch leading into the Missouri River.  While it is unknown how ...

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Eastbound access between Route 141 and Woods Mill Road to close Sept. 9

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close eastbound access between Route 141 and Woods Mill Road and  Brooking Park Drive in Chesterfield on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The right turn lane from southbound Route 141 to Brooking Park Drive will also be closed. All drivers, especially those in large vehicles, should avoid making the right turn and continue to Conway to ...

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