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Park Hills meets tonight

Park Hills City Council will say ‘so long’ and ‘thanks’ to Councilmen Mike Glore and Terry Barnett tonight and will welcome new members Jeff Cunningham and Charles Politte and returning incumbents David Edgar and Charlotte House.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in council chambers in city call.

Before the swearing in of the new council, the existing members will handle three issues. The first is an ordinance authorizing Mayor David Easter and City Clerk  Carla Johnson to issue loans to the Park Hills Senior Aid Association to replace the elevator that services residents at the senior apartments at 224 West Main Street. The association has asked for the city to loan it $50,000 for the project, the rest of which will be paid from the association’s account.

The  association has voted to increase the monthly rent for residents to cover the loan payment over 12 years at one percent interest.

The “old” council also will address an offer for the city to borrow a striping machine from St. Francois County to help maintain streets in a more cost-effective manner. They also will certify election results.

After the swearing in, the new council will elect a mayor pro tem, appoint a council member to the planning and zoning committee and address siding of the fire house and roofing quotes. They also will submit a list of delinquent taxes to the county.

The council also will address an ordinance dealing with stolen property and an ordinance related to domestic assault. If passed, the ordinances would make both behaviors a city crime as well as a state crime.

Paula Barr is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 172 or at


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