Thursday, April 11, 2013
The ordinance will set procedures for the testing and decontamination of homes that have been used for meth production.
Members of the St. Charles City Council decided unanimously to sponsor a bill setting regulations for the testing, decontamination and re-occupying of structures in the city have have been used for the manufacturing of methanphetamine. Community Development Director Bruce Evans spoke to the board first about the issue. "The manufacturing of meth is a problem in our society. I would need to ask the Chief to verify, but we've had four or five meth busts already this year," he said. Evans said that the city didn't have a good ordinance currently to deal with those structures, to make sure that they have been decontaminated and safe enough to allow them to be occupied. The city uses "whatever is on the books" currently to declare the homes …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Council passed a resolution in support of the naming on Monday.
The St. Charles County Council on Monday expressed support for naming the new Mississippi River Bridge in honor of Stan Musial who died last week. The council passed a resolution Monday night in support of a push by Missouri and Illinois senators to name the new Mississippi River Bridge in honor of the baseball great. “Stan Musial brought honor to himself, his family and the entire Cardinal nation by his generosity, humility and dignity, making innumerable visits to children in the hospital and reaching out to children and fans in ways too numerous to mention,” the resolution reads, in part. Council president Terry Hollander said he felt that everyone revisited their childhood while remembering Musial's accomplishments. "I think this would…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Democrat Jerry Daugherty lost to St. Charles City Councilman Michael Klinghammer.
St. Charles City Councilman Mike Klinghammer beat incumbent Jerry W. Daugherty for the District 6 St. Charles County Council seat, taking 53.71 percent of the vote. Daugherty was the only Democrat on the county council since he beat Republican Dan Foust in 2008. He had 46.06 percent of the vote. Klinghammer has served on the city council for 12 years and spent several years as City Council president. He said he was interested in running for the County Council because he'd like to see St. Charles County and St. Charles City governments work more closely together. "I absolutely love local government," he said. "I think the real heavy lifting gets done on the local level that most directly affects residents." Klinghammer said both St. …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Councilman Joe Cronin called a second version with exceptions "weak and watered down."
(The following press release was issued by the St. Charles County Council.) The St. Charles County Council, at a special meeting Saturday morning, decided to stand by its original bill calling for a charter amendment in the form of a ballot proposition concerning a countywide ban on smoking in enclosed public places. The Council considered a new bill that would have changed the ballot language to merge the smoking ban with three exceptions: places requiring patrons and employees to be age at least 21 years of age, private clubs, and 20 percent of hotel rooms. Councilman Joe Cronin, the sponsor of both the original and second bill, said the Council did a lot of “soul-searching” and came to the conclusion that passing “something that was …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Klinghammer, who has served on the St. Charles City Council, seeks to unseat incumbent Jerry Daugherty on the St. Charles County Council.
Name : Michael Klinghammer Place of residence : St. Charles Job titles held : Broker Employers : J.W. Cole Financial, Inc. Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: St. Charles County Council seat Chamber/district: District 6 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : St. Charles City Council
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
St. Charles County Council approved placing a smoking ban on the Nov. 6 ballot. County Executive Steve Ehlmann said he planned to sign it.
Voters will have the chance to vote on a county-wide smoking ban at all indoor establishments Nov. 6. The ballot will ask voters to consider banning smoking in all enclosed indoor places. Then voters would be asked to vote on providing an exemption for private clubs, veterans organizations and establishments that serve and employ people age 21 and up. The bill passed on a 4-2 vote, with County Council members Joe Cronin, Nancy Matheny, Terry Hollander and Joe White voting in favor of the bill. Councilman Jerry Daugherty and Joe Brazil voted against the bill. Councilman Paul Wynn was present by phone and unable to vote. Matheny has changed her mind on the smoking ban bill in the three times it has come before the council. In the past, …
St. Charles County approved a bill to ask voters whether the county Sheriff's Department should switch to a Police Department with an appointed police chief.
St. Charles County could have both an elected sheriff and an appointed chief of police in the future. The St. Charles County Council voted Monday to put the issue on the November ballot and let voters decide whether to establish a county police department which would be responsible for law enforcement duties in the county. Under the proposal, the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department would remain in charge of court services, prisoner transport, process serving. Council members John White, Terry Hollander, Joe Cronin and Nancy voted in favor of putting the matter before the voters. Council members Joe Brazil and Jerry Daugherty voted against the bill. County Executive Steve Ehlmann said he would sign the bill putting it before voters…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Council members offered thoughts on a proposed ban introduced by Councilman Joe Cronin that would put the matter before voters Nov. 6.
St. Charles County Council members weighed in on Councilman Joe Cronin's third attempt at getting a countywide smoking ban placed on the Nov. 6 ballot. Cronin's proposed ban includes exemptions for Ameristar Casino, private residences, private clubs with no employees and retail tobacco stores. Read more about his proposal here. Council member Nancy Matheny, District 3, said the council will spend the next two weeks discussing whether they can come to an agreement on what types of exemptions should be included in the bill. "We have six members of the County Council that are present and Paul Wynn who is present by phone," she said. "Everyone is in a different place on this continuum... Our goal will be to find out if we can get four (votes) …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Daugherty is an incumbent.
Name : Jerry Wayne Daugherty Also known as : N/A Age: 54 Place of residence : Portage Des Sioux Job titles held : Insurance Producer Employers : St. Charles Insurance Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: Local office Running for position: St. Charles County Council seat Chamber/district: District 6 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 04 November 2008 Previous elective offices : Alderman/Mayor Pro Tem Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: N/A Address P.O. Box 94 St. Peters, MO, 63373 Name : TBA Title :
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Filings closed Monday for the county council positions.
Filings closed Monday for the St. Charles County Council elections with opposed races in each district. St. Charles City Councilman Mike Klinghammer, Ward-6, is running for St. Charles County Council against incumbent Jerry Daugherty, the council's only Democrat. There will be no August primary race for District 6. However, the County Council’s only Democrat, Jerry Daugherty, will face a Republican challenger in November, St. Charles City Councilman Mike Klinghammer, Ward 8. In District 2, Republican incumbent Joe Brazil will run in the primary against Republican Bob Stephens, who owns Compare Automotive Muffler in Wentzville. District 4 Council incumbent Paul Wynn will face a Republican challenger inDave Hammond, formerly chief building …