ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) – St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley says the county cannot legally halt construction on the controversial senior center in Oakville.

Residents say they still plan to attend another town hall meeting tonight to oppose the center under construction on Telegraph Road.

Dooley, however, says residents can talk about it all they want, but they have missed their chance to stop construction.

Residents are outraged, claiming they were never notified about plans for the senior center, which would include low-income elderly people.

Dooley says all the proper notice was given to everyone living within the area before the proposal was approved.

“It’s a part of the plan, we kept the guidelines, all the procedures was done, all of the notifications was done and no one came to those meetings,” he says. “Now why they didn’t, I can’t speak to that.”

County Councilman Steve Strenger is holding the town hall meeting tonight, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Oakville High School.


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