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Judge rules in favor of firefighters

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of Monarch FPD firefighters in a lawsuit filed last year challenging the district board’s failure to make a promotion to captain from those on an existing eligibility list. The board allowed the list to expire in favor of conducting new eligibility testing. In a decision entered July 8, Judge ...

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Ellisville working on filling vacancies around city

A potential facelift for “Ellisville Square,” the location of the former K-Mart shopping center at the northwest corner of Clarkson and Manchester Roads, was revealed at Ellisville City Hall on July 16. Residents, gathered in the City Council chambers, received snippets of information throughout the council’s regular meeting, and were encouraged by Mayor Adam Paul to “grab some popcorn” and ...

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Voters to decide on transportation sales tax

On July 9, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a list containing $4.8 billion worth of transportation-related construction projects. On Aug. 5, voters will decide if those projects will receive the funding needed to see them through to fruition.

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News Briefs: Resident seeks speed control on Hanna Road

MANCHESTER Resident seeks speed control on Hanna Road Manchester aldermen on July 8 heard but took no action on a proposal from David Ritchey, a resident of Hanna Bend Court, for a double-fine zone to deter speeders and other motorists who he said routinely fail to honor stop signs on Hanna Road between Manchester and Big Bend roads. “What can ...

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Monarch captain given two days suspension by Board of Directors

Monarch Captain and Local IAFF 2665 Union Shop Steward Chris Gelven has been suspended for two shift days after a 3-0 vote by the Board of Directors. Gelven was brought before the Monarch Board of Directors on July 10 for making statements in April to local media outlets regarding security measures for the Board’s meeting room. “The issue was we don’t ...

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Judge rules for firefighters in Monarch lawsuit

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of Monarch Fire Protection District firefighters in a lawsuit filed last year challenging the district board’s failure to make a promotion to captain from those on an existing eligibility list. In a decision entered July 8, Judge Mary Elizabeth Ott ruled the Monarch Board of Directors must promote one ...

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Northbound I-270 ramp to Dougherty Ferry to close for night work

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from northbound I-270 to Dougherty Ferry for five nights, starting Monday, July 14, weather permitting. Crews will close the ramp at 9 p.m. each evening and reopen it by 5 a.m. the following morning. The crews are working on the foundations for sound walls which need to be completed as part ...

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Monarch hires new interim fire chief as district prepares for personnel search

The Monarch Fire Protection District has hired an interim fire chief, while the Board of Directors looks to begin the search for a permanent candidate to that position. Wayne Charles “Chuck” Marsonette was announced as the interim fire chief on June 24. Marsonette had previously worked for West County Fire and EMS from 1997 to 2008, starting as a firefighter/paramedic ...

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Transportation tax project list approved by Highways and Transportation commission

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved a list containing $4.8 billion worth of transportation-related construction projects on July 9. The project list details where the money raised by a proposed three-quarters-of-a-cent sales tax increase would be spent, if voters approve the increase in the Aug. 5 election. According to a MoDOT press release, the provisions for the tax increase ...

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Parkway approves acceptance of Normandy transfer students

Parkway’s Board of Education, at a special meeting on June 27, approved allowing transfer students from the Normandy School District who attended its schools in the 2013-14 school year to return to Parkway for the 2014-15 school year. The board vote was 5 to 0 with Tom Appelbaum and Kim Appelbaum absent. Superintendent Keith Marty said that about 40 students ...

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