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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
St. Charles City Council declared the trolley surplus. It hasn't been in use since 2010.
St. Charles will auction a trolley that used to run up and down Main Street, despite a push from Mayor Sally Faith to get it up and running again. The city stopped running the trolley at the end of 2010, citing cost concerns and low ridership. According to a 2010 article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, it cost the city more than $60,000 a year to offer the trolley rides free of charge. The city council approved a request to declare the 1999 trolley as surplus property during the Nov. 6 meeting. Council member Mary West, Ward-4, was the only person to vote in support of keeping the trolley. "If in the future we want to look at something that's more of a holistic approach to potentially doing a trolley, I think that's fine, but I …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Rick Daly will serve as interim fire chief.
St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith announced plans to appoint Deputy Fire Chief Rick Daly as Interim Fire Chief following current Chief Ernie Rhoads' resignation last week. The appointment will be considered by the St. Charles City Council Sept. 11. Daly previously worked as fire chief for the city of Kirkwood, according to a press release from the city. He has been with St. Charles Fire Department for 31 years. For the past 16 years, he has been in charge of the Operations Division. Daly was one of several candidates considered for the position. “St. Charles is fortunate to have a top-notch fire department with an excellent reputation of protecting and serving the people who live, work, and visit our community. I am looking forward to having …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ernie Rhoads, fire chief for nine years, resigned and took a job with West County EMS and Fire Protection District.
The city of St. Charles will start a search for a new fire chief, Mayor Sally Faith said Friday. On Thursday evening, former St. Charles Fire Chief Ernie Rhodes was announced Thursday as the new chief for the West County EMS & Fire Protection District. The West County fire district serves a number of cities, including Town and Country, Manchester, Ballwin, Winchester, Twin Oaks, portions of Valley Park and nearby parts of unincorporated St. Louis County. Faith said Rhoads is no longer working in St. Charles. She plans to appoint an interim fire chief soon. "We should know something at the beginning of the week," she said. From there, Faith said the city will discuss a process for conducting a search for a new fire chief. Faith said she…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Sally Faith sought to clarify a report that shows more than 1,200 police incidents in and around Main Street in 2012.
Mayor Sally Faith sought to clarify a recent report about police incidents on Main Street in 2012 and assure business owners that the city is working on a solution. According to the report, there were 1,272 incidents on and around Main Street St. Charles between Jan. 1 and July 10, 2012. Faith said she was stressed that the report caused uproar among residents and business owners. She sought to clarify the definition of "incident." "An incident is when my car breaks down and I call for help and a policeman comes and helps me out," she said. "An incident is when a police officer is directed to go down for extra duty." Faith said Interim Police Chief Larry Stulce is compiling a report that would compare the incidents in 2012 to those in …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
St. Charles has been under a voluntary water conservation order since early July.
St. Charles has tried everything from mayoral robo calls to billboards to YouTube videos this summer to remind residents to cut back on water use. The city has been under a voluntary water reduction order since July 1. All of those efforts seem to be working. The voluntary request, plus the break in heat, has led to a reduction in consumption from a high of 15.5 million gallons per day on June 27 to an average of 11.75 million gallons a day during the first seven days of August. In July, city water use was, on average, 13.19 million a day. The average temperature outside has been about the same in both months, said Mike Richter, water systems manager. "We've had it pretty hot yet but our usage is down," he said. "We do think there is a …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Reports range from burglary to assault to suspicious people happened between Jan. 1 to July 10, 2012.
There were 1,272 incidents on and around Main Street St. Charles reported between Jan. 1 and July 10, 2012, according to a report prepared for Mayor Sally Faith by Maj. Ed Mitchell of the St. Charles Police Department. The incidents ranged from an alarm sounding at a business, to police stopping a pedestrian, to a report of a fight. Aside from the weekly police reports, this information provides a snapshot at crime and police activity in Main Street area this year. Get the full report by clicking the PDF link above. Below, see the results summerized: Between Jan. 1 and July 2012, there were 1,272 incidents on Main Street which included:
Saturday, May 26, 2012
MoDOT will move westbound traffic on Interstate 70 to the eastbound span of the Blanchette Bridge for one year starting in November 2012.
St. Charles business owners on Friday listened as city leaders explained their plans for telling people how to find a new route to St. Charles come November when one span of the Blanchette Bridge will close Walsh Construction Co. is expected to close the westbound span of the Blanchette Bridge starting in November 2012 as part of a major rehabilitation project. The steel truss will be replaced in this $63 million project that's expected to last two years total. Soon after the westound span is closed, westbound traffic will be diverted onto the eastbound bridge. The bridge will be restriped into three, 10-foot-wide lanes in each direction. After crossing the river, traffic will be diverted back to westbound I-70. See maps of the diversion …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Capt. Lawrence Stulce, commander of the St. Louis Bureau of Drug Enforcement, will serve during the six-month search, if approved by City Council.
Mayor Sally Faith has recommended Captain Lawrence Stulce, of the St. Louis County Police Department, to serve as the interim chief of police while the city searches for a new police chief. The City Council is expected to consider the recommendation during the May 8 council meeting. If approved, Stulce would be sworn in on May 15, according to a press release from the city. Former police chief Dennis Corley resigned in mid-April following a vote of no confidence in Corley from the St. Charles Police Association. Stulce is currently serving as commander of the St. Louis Bureau of Drug Enforcement. The City Council on Tues., May 8, will consider Faith's recommendation. If approved, Stulce will be sworn in as interim chief at the meeting on …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
St. Charles Area Transportation System now offers two stops at Lindenwood University.
The St. Charles Area Transportation bus system has had a stop at Lindenwood University, but not very many students even realized it was there. As of Monday, two bus routes—the green line and the orange line—will stop at different locations on campus. The change was made after Lindenwood’s student body representatives spoke with city officials about the possibility of an additional stop in an effort to bring more awareness to the transportation system on campus. Mayor Sally Faith, members of the St. Charles City Council, James Evans, president of Lindenwood University, attended the short ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday afternoon. The St. Charles Area Transit system operates four bus routes providing transportation services to various …