Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Local Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Local Digest

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY > Sanitary district hikes user fees * User rates in the Duckett Creek Sanitary District have jumped by 16 percent.

District officials, in a notice to residents, said the increase was needed to sustain the current level of service and continue a proactive maintenance program. That's needed to prevent more costly repairs of the aging sewer system.

The district said its other main source of funds one-time connection fees paid by developers of new subdivisions were no longer a reliable source of revenue given the slowdown in development in recent years.

Effective March 1, residential rates jumped to $65.25 per quarter from $56.25. Commercial customers' monthly charges increased to $3.05 per 1,000 gallons from $2.63.

Duckett Creek serves a wide swath of the county, including parts of St. Peters, O'Fallon, St. Charles and unincorporated areas. (Mark Schlinkmann)

CRESTWOOD > City swears in new police chief * Frank Arnoldy was sworn in as Crestwood police chief at the Board of Aldermen's meeting Tuesday night. Arnoldy had been acting chief since Michael Paillou retired in January.

Arnoldy, 60, has been a police officer for 40 years, all with Crestwood. The department has 24 officers.

Also on Tuesday, the board approved an ordinance prohibiting parking on the west side of Tahiti Drive, between Montego and Samoa drives. After a resident's complaint, police and fire officials ran tests and determined that the area cannot safely accommodate parking on both sides as well as emergency vehicles. The west side has fire hydrants.

Police said they would issue warning notices before beginning to ticket vehicles parked in violation of the new rule. (Special to the Post-Dispatch)

ST. LOUIS > Fashion Week becomes Style Week * Missouri Fashion Week will now be known as Missouri Style Week.

After a lawsuit and trial and much debating, Missouri Fashion Week (which was legally obligated to forever and always state that it "is in no way, shape or form affiliated with St. …

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