Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

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WINCHESTER Two Safety Aids Get OK: Alarm System, Cat Litter

The Winchester Board of Aldermen has approved two measures to improve safety.

The board approved the purchase of an alarm system for City Hall from ProGuard for a maximum cost of $900. Alderman Craig Mathews Sr. says Winchester will save considerably by buying rather than renting an alarm system; the monthly cost for buying it will be $15 rather than $33.

The board also approved the purchase of cat litter as a safety tool. The Winchester Police Department recently used 10 bags of cat litter to soak up transmission fluid from an accident site on Manchester Road. A supply will be kept on hand for future accidents handled by the department and to supply some traction on snowy and icy roads in winter.

***** PEERLESS PARK Towing Company's Plan To Move In Worries Board

Officials in Peerless Park have told Cardinal All Hour Towing that they aren't thrilled with the company's proposal to move from St. Charles to a lot northwest of the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 141.

"I think we're trying to stay away from wrecked vehicles being in town," said Alderman Steve Kell, 2nd Ward.

John Reasor of All Hour Towing says the company, which has operated for five years in St. Charles, said, "I understand their concerns. I wouldn't put wrecked cars in the front of the lot where they would be visible."

***** SUNSET HILLS Plan For Shopping Center OK'd; Developer Picked

Sunset Hills officials have approved a redevelopment plan for The Shoppes at Sunset Hills and named the Sansone Group as the developer.

The area to be redeveloped is the southeast corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Watson Road. The Board of Aldermen also is considering offering special tax assistance to help finance the redevelopment project. That plan calls for issuing bonds worth up to $750,000. …

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