Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

10 Boundary Bills Aim to Adjust Line on City's Southwest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

10 Boundary Bills Aim to Adjust Line on City's Southwest

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To make life simpler for the St. Louis County assessor and residents of Maryland Heights and Bridgeton, the Bridgeton City Council has introduced 10 bills for boundary adjustments between the two municipalities.

Mayor Conrad Bower says the boundary line cuts across, rather than along, property lines at various points. Property owners whose property lies in both municipalities are billed by both, after the county assessor splits each of the lots into two pieces.

"We have a park in Bridgeton, Matthews Park, and we can't access it from the city," Bower said. "We have to go up Ayrshire Lane, which is in Maryland Heights; and we can't maintain the road. That road will now be a part of Bridgeton."

Bower said the two municipalities had been working for a year, "and we're quite pleased to accomplish this. And the Boundary Commission didn't have to be involved."

The new Boundary Commission is expected to begin operation on June 30, so the council hopes to pass the bills before then.

Jerry Kaster, planning and zoning officer of Bridgeton, says the areas are between the northeast boundary line of Maryland Heights and southwest boundary line of Bridgeton between Venus Drive and extending to McKelvey Road.

"Two affected subdivisions are Whitehall Manor and Bridgeton Place," Kaster said. …

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