The St. Robert Board of Aldermen met Tuesday, October 17. Tuesday evening's meeting was short with only one ordinance on the agenda. After the consent agenda was approved, new business was discussed, upcoming committee meetings were scheduled and departments updated the Board.

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 were present.  Alderman Reggie Hall was absent.
Steve Long, Public Works Director, updated the Board on the Superior Road project and chimney project and said both are both going good.  The electric was turned on at Highland Park and concrete work for Phoenix Street is almost complete. The manholes for the J. H. Williamson Storm project are scheduled to arrive and be placed toward the end of month.

Upcoming Events:
- 12th Annual Halloween at the Park at the St. Robert Community Center, October 20, 6pm to 9pm.
- St. Robert Trick or Treating October 31, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Veterans Day Parade, November 11. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m., parade starts 11:30 a.m., at the St Robert Municipal Center.
- Field of Heroes, George Reed Park,  November 10-11.
- Watch the City of St Robert Facebook page for more information on these events.

Three more things to know from the Board of Aldermen:

1. Liquor license requested by Smokers’ Outlet, Inc.

Smokers’ Outlet, Inc. has expanded in the last 17 years, has 2 locations in St.Robert, and wishes to add liquor sales ( but not for consumption on the premises) to the outlet. The Board approved the request.

2. Mayor Lauritson proclaims October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week Is a drug awareness campaign observed annually in October and encourages all Americans to wear a red ribbon in support of a drug free environment. The red ribbon symbolizes the work of marine and drug enforcement administration special agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena.  

Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping and murder of Camarena in 1985. When those responsible  were found his hometown, in California, wore red ribbons in his honor. In 1988 the first national Red Ribbon campaign was established by Congress to encourage a drug-free lifestyle.   

3.  Release of unclaimed utility deposits

Ordinance 3140 authorizes the City of St Robert Utility Clerk to release unclaimed utility deposits to the Treasurer of the State of Missouri. Unclaimed utility deposits for the City of St. Robert  have remained unclaimed in the Utility department for more than a year. The utility clerk has made every possible effort to notify depositors but they have not come forward to claim their utility deposits. The utility clerk is now authorized to transfer unclaimed utility deposits to the treasurer of the state of Missouri. The treasurer will place the deposits in the unclaimed property division.