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St. Peters invites more input on construction projects

The city of St. Peters will host an open house on June 1 to allow the public to view designs for two projects to be financed by a $12 million bond issue that city voters approved last August.

The open house will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Peters Golf Course, 200 Salt Lick Road, just south of Interstate 70.

The bond issue included $3.5 million to build the aquatic center on an athletic field just south of the city’s Rec-Plex complex off Mexico Road, and $5.7 million for a new St. Peters Golf and Banquet Center at the course’s present location on Salt Lick Road.

City voters approved the bond issue on Aug. 2 with 7,241 votes in favor or 65.82 percent and 3,761 votes against or 34.18 percent. The bond issue required 57.14 percent majority vote to pass.

Residents of nearby subdivisions Carrington Place and Dardenne Estates questioned whether the city informed them properly about the impact of park improvements on their homes. They also said they had no input into planning for the project.

City officials said they would include more resident input in specific plans for the center and golf course improvements.

Earlier studies suggested an aquatic center with an eight-lane completion pool, “lazy river,” splash pad and other improvements.

Proposed golf course and banquet center improvements included new banquet facilities, expanded parking, more space for storing golf carts, kitchen improvements and covered space for golf events. The present facility would be demolished, according to previous plans.

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