Voters to Decide Fate of Small Village in St. Louis Co.

5 years 8 months 1 week ago Tuesday, November 05 2013 Nov 5, 2013 Tuesday, November 05, 2013 6:40:00 AM CST November 05, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

UPLANDS PARK (AP) - A tiny village in St. Louis County could be on the verge of self-imposed extinction.

KMOX Radio reports that voters in Uplands Park were going to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to dissolve the village government. St. Louis County would take over all public services in the town of fewer than 500 residents.

Proponents have cited corruption and infighting within the village government. A petition drive that began in July led to the vote.

Village board trustee Carmen Roberts opposes the measure. He says the village is stable, but voters need to be more discerning about the officials they elect to village government.

 

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