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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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St. Peters alderman to draft bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors

St. Peters may be moving to ban the purchase of electronic cigarettes by minors and forbid them from entering so-called “vapor lounges” where they can be smoked. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved a motion by Alderman Patrick Barclay (Ward 4) during a work session on Aug. 14 authorizing him to draft a bill with the bans. The bill is ...

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Wildwood to pursue agreement for use of Belleview Farms property

Despite an arsonist recently burning down a historic home on the site, Wildwood’s City Council has approved continuing the pursuit of an agreement with St. Louis County on the use of the county’s Belleview Farms property. Joe Vujnich, the city’s director of planning and parks, told the council during a work session on Aug. 25 that, over the past year, ...

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Parkway trains bus drivers for active shooter situations

Parkway school bus drivers got a crash course in safety on Tuesday, Aug. 26, receiving training for active shooter situations around their vehicles. Gary Moore, a retired Missouri State Highway Patrol officer, led the training session at South High. Moore, who is now working with the Missouri Center for Education Safety, said that situational awareness was one of the topics ...

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Local community shows support for Ferguson police officers

Wildwood and West County residents made a sizable donation of food and water to the officers working the streets of Ferguson during recent weeks. Wildwood Police Lieutenant Mike Reifschneider said he doesn’t know how exactly the collection started, only that it consisted of eight local community groups, including school groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations, and businesses, and was ...

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Ellisville launches new city website

Ellisville’s website has gotten a makeover – making it easier to use by citizens and more inviting, too. The new website, which has been under development for over six months, went live on Thursday, Aug 28. Aaddia Jones, Ellisville’s Information Systems manager, said the website has improved on a technical level in addition to being more aesthetically pleasing. “Finding information ...

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Public hearing to give Wildwood residents voice regarding gated communities

A public hearing – and an initial reading on proposed legislation – regarding whether the city should allow installation of gates for certain private residential streets is scheduled for Sept. 8. The Wildwood City Council, during a work session on Aug. 25, approved holding the public hearing and having a first-round vote on draft legislation by a vote of 12 ...

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