North Co. Village Runs Out Of Money

UPLANDS PARK, Mo. (KMOX) — The tiny north county town of Uplands Park could soon have no police officers, and nobody answering 911 calls.

That’s because 90-thousand dollars has mysteriously disappeared for the village’s bank account. St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch say a criminal investigation is underway.

Late Wednesday village trustees held an emergency meeting to try and oust the board chairman Chairman Henry Iwenofu. That meeting violated the 24-hour notice required by Missouri’s open meetings law.

Fitch says Uplands Park officers are still on the job for now, but county police has scheduled extra officers in the area just in case some should decide they’re through.

At the same time Uplands Park has fallen behind on it’s 911 dispatching services. County police gave the village a 90-day notice that the services would end after the village fell behind in payments.

The service will be cut off by September 28th, if payments are not made.

400 people live in the village of Upland Park.


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