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St. Peters Board Supports Proposed Senior Housing Development

The city is also close to purchasing a new trash truck.

The Board of Aldermen expressed their support for a proposed senior housing complex during the July 26 board meeting. 

With a 5-0 unanimous vote (Board President Rocky Reitmeyer and Ward 3 Aldermen Tommy Roberts and Gus Elliott were absent) the board passed a resolution to support an application by Gardner Development, LLC to the Missouri Housing Development Commission for the construction of senior apartment homes. 

Gardner Development plans to build affordable housing for seniors could be coming to St. Peters near the shopping center at Salt Lick Road and Interstate 70. According to the Suburban Journals, the development calls for 76 housing units in several one-story buildings. The buildings would be constructed in two phases off Salt Lick Road between Boschert Landing Boulevard and Janis Ann Drive.

During the board's work session, representatives of Gardner said they would apply to the Missouri Housing Development Commission in September for tax credits to help finance the project.

Tammi Creason, director of acquisitions, underwriting and compliance for Gardner Development told the Suburban Journals that in order to qualify, residents must be at least 55 years old. The development would be an income-restricted community, that targets single people making around $2,400 or $2,500 per month in fixed income.

The next step in the process for Garander would be to submit a site plan and rezoning application to the city so the site could be rezoned from commercial to planned urban development.

City Nearing Purchase of New Waste Truck

During Thursday's work session the city was presented a proposal to purchase a new waste truck. 

Health and Environmental Services manager Dave Kuppler recommend that the board, at a later meeting, approve the purchase of a new truck from Armor Equipment for the cost of $239,574. The truck actually goes over the proposed budgeted amount of $235,000. 

Kuppler said one of the reasons the truck is over budget is that it has an expensive warranty. Kuppler said the truck, similiar to the ones currently in use by the city, has a pump that costs nearly $3,000 to replace making the warranty a needed addition. The cost of the three-year hydraulic pump warranty is $1,482.

In Kuppler's report he said the other reason the truck is over budget is that the city did not anticipate the truck's price going up by $30,000. 

Kuppler said the truck, a newer model, has a rear-steerable axis that makes it easier to maneuver around the city. Plus it allows for fewer back tires. 

The board will vote on the new purchase at the next meeting on Aug. 9.

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