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Lake Saint Louis FPD seeks bond issue, tax increase approvals to address financial issues

The Lake Saint Louis Fire Protection District will ask voters to approve two propositions this August that may significantly raise taxes in order to address the district’s mounting financial problems. In May, the district’s Board of Directors approved placing two separate measures on the Aug. 2 ballot: an $8 million bond issue [approximately 22 cents] and an 18-cent tax increase. Proceeds would help the district pay off debt, acquire new equipment and hire more firefighters. Voter approval of the two propositions conceivably could add up to around 41 cents per $100 assessed valuation to the district’s tax rate, which is currently ...

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O’Fallon to host K-9 trials, invites public to watch

Bad guys beware of O’Fallon from June 17-19. The city will be crawling with K-9 units from across the country, as police dogs and their human partners compete in the United States Police Canine Association field trials and certifications. The city is expecting around 40 dog teams from across Missouri and Illinois to compete and certify their K-9 units in the event, which will be free and open to the public. O’Fallon Field Training Officer Keith Lewis said that in Missouri, there is no specified state standard requiring that K-9s receive a certification in order to take to the streets, ...

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Deer Creek Road opens

The St. Charles County Highway Department has opened the Deer Creek Road Extension. The project connects Deer Creek and Elaine drives to provide a link over Peruque Creek, and adds an additional north-south roadway between Hwy. P and the Interstate 70 North Outer Road. The route is west of Hwy. M [Main Street] and east of Hoff Road in O’Fallon. “This new roadway provides residents with a convenient way to access Interstate 70 from Hwy. P,” County Engineer Craig Tajkowski said. “But more importantly, the extension gives area public safety and emergency services agencies a quickly accessible alternate route in ...

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How healthy is St. Charles County?

Partners for Progress [PfP] of Greater St. Charles County wants St. Charles to bring itself and its community closer to the health and longevity enjoyed by the healthiest people around the world. Despite St. Charles county being ranked first in Health Outcomes and Health Factors in Missouri, there is community health data compiled by our local hospitals that show persistent heath challenges for county residents, including access to health care, obesity, mental health and substance abuse, and dental/oral health. PfP wants to take action in hopes of helping their citizens enjoy optimal health for a long and happy life. One ...

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Roadwork causes closure on Route 94

The westbound lane of Route 94 between Klondike Park and Sanders Road will be closed for three months beginning this week so that crews can repair two slides and replace pavement in the area. Route 94 will be a one lane road for about a mile and traffic will be directed through the work zone using temporary signals. Drivers can detour around the lane closure by taking Route 94 to Schluersburg Road to Route F. All lanes of Route 94 will reopen by late August. Email this page

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St. Peters- Parking places for veterans considered

St. Peters may designate special parking for wounded veterans at city facilities and parks, and designate a day in March to recognize Vietnam veterans. The city’s Board of Aldermen approved a motion to designate special “Purple Heart Wounded” parking spaces for combat wounded veterans at city hall and the city’s Rec Plex off Mexico Road, as well as at other city facilities and parks. Alderman Terri Violet [Ward 3], who sponsored the measure, was joined by other aldermen at a May 26 work session, who supported it. Violet asked that three parking spaces – one at city hall, the Rec-Plex ...

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