Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Aldermen May Toughen Some Street Standards

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Aldermen May Toughen Some Street Standards

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The O'Fallon Board of Aldermen may set tougher standards for the streets in new subdivisions after complaints that the roads are breaking apart.

The aldermen asked city employees to review the standards set by other cities and counties and present a recommendation to the board at a later meeting.

"I think we need to look at the standards we have for our streets right now," said Alderman William Chandler, 3rd Ward. "See how it compares to St. Louis County and St. Charles County."

The aldermen also tabled a bill last week that would have made the city responsible for future street repairs in part of Carriage Hills.

Alderman Rose Mack, 3rd Ward, said, "The streets we have accepted - some of them are not that old - are in very bad shape."

"These subdivisions are too new to have these streets breaking up and to have the citizens of O'Fallon pay to repair them," she said.

Mack, whose ward includes several new subdivisions, has been inspecting the subdivisions before any action by the city to accept the streets. …

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