Thursday, March 15, 2012
Marathon Board of Aldermen meeting winds up dog and red light camera issues, while Ranken Technical College remains up in the air.
A marathon meeting that went past 11:30 p.m. left dog owners happy, red light cameras operating until 2013 and aldermen, staff and the mayor doing a lot of explaining on Ranken Technical College. Doggy Smile Aldermen voted 5-1 to approve new animal control regulations that eliminate breed specific legislation. The legislation allows dog owners to use electric fences in their back yards to control their pets. Afterwards, happy pit bull and other dog owners gathered outside and traded stories. “I’m allowed to tell people I own a pit bull again,” said Nicole Genz, as she walked out of city hall. She said her family owned the 5-year-old pit bull, Reesy, for five years, but didn’t know about the city’s policy to leash and muzzle pit …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Board also will review GM, Fairfield Inn site plans and release executive session minutes from three closed meetings.
- Joe Scott
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Wentzville’s photo red light enforcement system will be under scrutiny Wednesday evening, as the Board of Aldermen examine staff reports on the topic. The aldermen face a decision on whether to renew its contract with Redflex, the company that operates the system. The Board of Aldermen meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Wentzville City Hall. The meeting promises to be eventful, as the agenda includes the following: The city’s contract with Redflex Traffic Systems, which operates the system, expires Sept. 30, 2013. According to one staff report, under the system, the city averages 90 tickets per month at $100 per ticket. Redflex receives $48.50 per ticket. In 2011, the total revenue was $121,272 and Redflex received $57,230, while the municipal …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Board wants more direction on the effectiveness of red light cameras.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will wait to hear back from Police Chief Lisa Harrison before making a decision on whether to renew a contract that would keep red light cameras in the city for the next two years. The board was to decide on a two-year contract extension with Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.—a Scottsdale, AZ-based company. The city has been working with Redflex since February 2007. The goal of each camera—the city has three of them—is to reduce the number of traffic accidents at busy intersections by slapping those that run red lights with a $100 fine. Of that fine, Redflex receives $48.50 while the city gets the balance. Opponents of the cameras say they do little in the way of safety—some even call them more dangerous—and …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Now, city collects $100 for each red light violation at three intersection cameras.
Thinking of beating out that pesky yellow light while rushing through Wentzville? Think again—at least for the next two years. The Wentzville Board of Aldermen may renew the city's red light enforcement program through February 2014. The board is schedule to meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Wentzville currently has operated three red light cameras through Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc.—a Scottsdale, AZ-based company—since February 2007. Those, according to a website, are located at: The goal of each camera, according to the city, is to reduce the number of traffic accidents at busy intersections by holding those that run red lights accountable by slapping them with a $100 fine for each offense. But opponents of the cameras say they …
Monday, September 5, 2011
We had never even heard of "sunflower seed butter" until we read the comments this week. Thanks for a new one!
Welcome to another edition of Comments from Patchland, your weekly highlights from your comments in the past week. Today's highlights include some doozies, including the resolution to a fire in The Loop, an unorthodox school lunch recipe and the usual raft of complaints about Your Government. Enjoy, and please click one of the story links to add your comments to the conversation. Whoever caused this fire must have been a bird-brain Fire at Ranoush Restaurant in University City "The fire, according to the fire department, was due to a bird's nest being made too close to the electrical wires." —Rebecca baggy, University City Patch Whatever happened to turkey a la King or Salisbury steak? 24 Tips for Packing a Healthy, Affordable School Lunch…
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Patch users have things to say every day when they post on the website. Here's a round up of the week's top comments. Add your own comment and join the conversation.
Criminal behavior can be in the eye of the beholder. Yet some things are just flat out crime—and tragic. Patch users comment this week, and you can too by clicking on the article title and adding your say. Metropolitan Sewer District Proposes 64 Percent Rate Increase MSD is one of the most evil organizations in the U.S. They still have not paid back the money they stole with their self imposed "storm water" tax that the courts stopped. If I ran my business that poorly I would be eating food scraps dug out of trash cans. —Marlin Mackley, Eureka-Wildwood Patch Voters May Decide if Patrons Can Smoke Without Stepping Outside Smoking bans decrease total revenues, fact! Most smokers are loyal, reliable, long-staying patrons of bars, pubs and …