scrap metal http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Scrap metal legislation passed by aldermen, some want to shift to brick theft http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-legislation-passed-aldermen-some-want-shift-brick-theft <p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has sent Mayor Francis Slay <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-bill-finally-clears-first-legislative-hurdle">legislation</a> that would tighten restrictions on the way junkyards handle scrap metal.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:52:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2364 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scrap metal legislation passed by aldermen, some want to shift to brick theft Scrap metal bill finally clears first legislative hurdle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-bill-finally-clears-first-legislative-hurdle <p>A <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB861.pdf">bill </a>designed to crack down on the theft of scrap metal in St. Louis city finally cleared its first legislative hurdle on Tuesday.</p><p>The legislation&#39;s been languishing in the city&#39;s Public Safety committee since June as Ald. Donna Baringer and scrap metal companies in the city worked out a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-over-method-payment-delays-first-vote-scrap-metal">dispute over payment methods.</a></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:03:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scrap metal bill finally clears first legislative hurdle Dispute over method of payment delays first vote on scrap metal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-over-method-payment-delays-first-vote-scrap-metal <p>Scrap yard owners, the police, and St. Louis city aldermen have a week to hammer out a deal <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB86.pdf">on legislation</a> the city&#39;s police department says will cut down on the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extra-patrols-help-police-tackle-burglaries">rising number of metal thefts</a> in the area.</p><p>The legislation would put several new restrictions on the owners of scrap yards, including:</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:33:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1481 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dispute over method of payment delays first vote on scrap metal