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St. Peters Aldermen repeal ‘obsolete’ resolution honoring long-married couples

If you are part of an older married couple in St. Peters, don’t expect the city of St. Peters to make a big deal about it from now on.

At least officially. The city’s Board of Aldermen has repealed a resolution adopted in 2004 establishing a proclamation honoring St. Peters couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of more than 50 years and, if available, offering a conference room for two hours on the evening of the proclamation presentation for family and friends to celebrate.

The board took action at its Jan. 17 meeting approving a new resolution that repealed the earlier, “obsolete” resolution. The new resolution states that the “city’s meeting room and facility usage has changed” since the adoption of the earlier resolution on July 22, 2004.

During the Jan. 17 work session, Mayor Len Pagano said there has been a discussion among elected officials about repealing the first resolution “because of its partiality concerns and lack of use since its adoption.”

There was no discussion in the regular board meeting and the resolution was adopted by a 7-0-1 vote with Alderman Jerry Hollingsworth [Ward 2] absent.

The board now holds its regular meetings in the board’s chambers at the city’s Justice Center, which houses the Police Department. In 2004, the board met at city hall . There isn’t as much space available, Pagano said. He added that the city didn’t get many requests for the proclamation or space.

“None,” Pagano said.

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