The St. Robert Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, August 22. The Plattner Street demolition project, a grant agreement to connect St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood water systems and purchase of dispatch equipment were among the topics discussed.
Mayor George Lauritson, Alderman Charles Slider, Alderman Linda Daniels, Alderman Allan Johannsen, Alderman Michael Myers, Alderman John Moore, Alderman Theresa Cook and Alderman Todd Williams. Alderman Reggie Hall was absent.
After a public meeting to set the 2017 tax rate, and approval of consent agenda, several ordinances were discussed and approved.
Three things to know from the Board of Alderman are:
1. Agreement between Pulaski County 911 Dispatch Center and St Robert Police
911 is purchasing and installing an upgraded communications system (CAD) from Spillman Technologies. The city of St. Robert requires 24/7 access to 911’s computer aided dispatch ( CAD) system in order to assure adequate functioning of St. Robert’s law enforcement. The City of St Robert will pay 20,000.00 to the 911 dispatch center to help offset costs of CAD’s yearly maintenance. Police Chief Curenton said ” Approval of this ordinance will change the way both departments function.”
2. Dispatch system purchased
Ordinance approved for purchase of dispatch system for 43,506.00. The dispatch system is needed for the upgraded CAD system.
3. City of St Robert and Fort Leonard Wood Water systems connected.
Community Block Grant agreement approved with the Department of Economic Development to connect the City of St. Robert and Fort Leonard Wood water systems The block grants allows the city to connect water lines with Fort Leonard Wood and permits the city to upgrade lines along VFW Circle south to Indiana Avenue. (located on Fort Leonard Wood)