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Chamber, Florissant Again Hosting Business Showcase

Includes A Taste of North County

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Florissant will co-sponsor the 27th Anniversary of the chamber’s Business Showcase, featuring a “Taste of North County.” on Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the James J. Eagan Community Center.

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Mayor opposing Ameren plans for a 9.65% rate increase

Mayor Schneider Praises Ameren Upgrades

In City, But Can’t Support a Rate Hike Plan

Once again Ameren Missouri is requesting from the Missouri Public Service Commission a rate increase, specifically a 9.65% rate increase, which is designed to increase their revenues about $264 Million . It is estimated to cost the average residential customer about $10.00 per month or about $120.00 per year. Ameren Missouri contends this increase would help to offset higher fuel costs and upgrade their infrastructure. It is being presented as a comprehensive three-year energy efficiency plan to benefit residential and business customers.

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Rotary Club Fights to License Bureau Back

Rotary Club Of Florissant, Sen. Gina Walsh

Seeks Appeal to State on Loss of License Office

The Rotary Club of Florissant, a not-for-profit organization that has donated more than $4 million to charities since its founding in 1960 and state senator Gina Walsh (D) are appealing the Missouri Department of Revenue’s recent decision to award the contract for the state’s license office in Florissant to ACM, LLC, a for-profit business in St. Charles County.

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Florissant Adds 6 Full-Time Public Works Employees in 2015 Fiscal Year Budget

The Florissant City Council has approved a 2015 fiscal year budget that adds six full-time employees to the City’s Public Works Department. The addition of extra employees is necessary in order for Florissant to maintain its standards of code enforcement for residential and commercial properties, said Mayor Tom Schneider. Additional inspectors, along with technical, clerical and field support staff, have been or will be hired.

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CMT Commissions Study to Examine Funding for Public Transit in Region

Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) announced it has commissioned a study of potential funding strategies designed to support public transit in the St. Louis region. The organization will partner with Transportation for America to conduct the six-month study.

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Bethesda Health Group to Take Over Management of Village North

BJC HealthCare and Bethesda Health Group have entered a management agreement at BJC’s Village North Retirement Community in North County and Eunice Smith Home in Alton, Ill.

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Bethesda will assume management of operations at these two facilities. Operational management includes all aspects of residential care, staffing and business functions. BJC maintains 50 ownership of the properties.

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