St. Louis County Council
The village has about 445 residents and more than 175 of them have signed a petition, asking the St. Louis County Council for a vote to dissolve.
Many citizens are concerned the move is one step closer to a merger between the city and county.
Councilman Steve Stenger, who originally sponsored the project a year ago, is now leading the charge to send the plan back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
“It takes more than two plots of land for anything to take place,” Dooley said. “You got to build it, you got to staff it. All these things need to be done.”
County Executive Charlie Dooley says the money is coming in from the sales tax increase, Prop A, passed a few years ago.
“I think it’s not really necessary for our neighborhood, we have plenty of grocery stores,” one resident said.
Greg Quinn, the lone “no” vote, represents the Wildwood area and said the bill is too vague for his liking.
At a meeting Tuesday night, residents claimed the existing coal ash from the Meramec facility is causing health problems.
In August, the Dooley Administration promised a shelter by the end of the year. That never materialized.
One St. Louis County Council member wants to make sure no county employee uniforms are made in sweat shops.