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In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the O'Fallon Patch from the last few days.
O'Fallon Resident Faces Heroin Charge After Police Find Heroin in St. Peters Home
- Three people face heroin dealing charges after St. Charles County Drug Task Force detectives searched a home in the 100 block of Westgate Drive Feb. 7 in St. Peters. Three people were charged with distributing a controlled substance after detectives found heroin and drug-related items in the home including Sherri Stever, 49, of the 400 block of School Street in O’Fallon.
- In a city video, O'Fallon Parks Director Cindy Springer talked about changes and additions to the city's parks for 2013. Among the changes are: replacing mulch with safety tile at the Westhoff Park, Dames Park and Fort Zumwalt Park playgrounds and a Frisbee golf course at Fort Zumwalt Park, with 9 to 18 holes.
- At the applicant's request, the O'Fallon City Council suspended its rule for only one reading for any one bill at last week's city council meeting. Two readings were given to a bill for a conditional use permit for the expansion of an RV sales and used car lot at 1080 West Terra Lane. St. Louis RV Sales and GMT Auto Sales has proposed improvements to the 3.65-acre site by constructing an addition to the sales office and expanding the parking lot.
O'Fallon's Firing of City Administrator Could Cost Upwards of $112K
- O'Fallon officials have reached a separation agreement with Keith Riesberg, the city administrator who was fired Jan. 10, and it appears to be costing the city a good amount of money. According to an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the agreement with Riesberg includes severance pay of $62,491 and could cost the city more than $112,000, plus medical and life insurance coverage. And if Riesberg doesn't find a full-time job by Aug. 10, he'll receive additional weekly severance payments of $2,403 until Dec. 31 or until he gets a new job before that date.
- The O'Fallon Economic Development Department announces the following companies that 15 businessses have received a new business license during the month of January 2013.