Council Updates on Ball Field Lighting, New Security Cameras

The Florissant City Council Executive session last week provided updates to several area projects, including upgrading the ballfield lighting at St. Ferdinand Park.

City workers will be upgrading the lighting on Ballfields 1 and 2, which they estimate will be completed by spring in time for league games. Work will begin on Ballfields 3 and 7 after this, but won’t be completed until sometime next year, depending on available budget funds.

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Reds Barbecue Moving From Ferguson; One of 2 New BBQ Places Coming to Florissant

By Jeremy Thomas

A popular Ferguson barbecue place that was forced out of business on West Florissant Ave. is planning a move to Florissant. It’s one of two barbecue restaurants that made presentations to the Florissant City Council meeting on Monday night Jan. 26. Red’s barbecue will look to make a new home at 8471 North Lindbergh, with a spring opening targeted.

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Ferguson-Florissant District To Seek $31 Million Bond Issue on Apr. 7th Ballot

Approval Would Fund Infrastructure Upgrades

The Ferguson-Florissant School District has announced it will seek a no tax increase $31 million bond issue, Proposition I,  in the upcoming April 7 election.

If approved, Proposition I would fund upgrades to the district’s infrastructure including security improvements, building repairs and renovations. A district spokesperson said the bond issue would also upgrade classroom technology to help the district deliver innovative instruction and learning opportunities that prepare students for 21st century careers. This would include conversion of a district school into a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Learning Center.

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Ferguson-Florissant Names 2 Finalists for Superintendent Post

Dr. Bryan Davis of Columbus, Wis., and Dr. Joseph Davis of Plymouth, N.C.

will meet Ferguson-Florissant district stakeholders at events Jan. 29 & 30

bdavis. supt candidate 

Dr. Joseph Davis

Dr. Joseph Davis

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Florissant Civic Center Hosts Poetry Out Loud Contest Feb. 2

This year Poetry Out Loud celebrates its ten-year anniversary as a national poetry recitation contest open to all high school students throughout all 50 states, and this year the Florissant Civic Center Theatre will host one of the nine Missouri regional competitions on Monday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.

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Black Jack Fiscal Audit

Fiscal year audit shows

City is again in excellent financial shape

At the Jan. 20 Council Meeting, the City Council approved the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.   The audit which was performed by Hochschild, Bloom & Company LLC. showed that the City of Black Jack was again in excellent financial shape. Some Audit Highlights:

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