St. Charles County Council

Pills spilling out of a prescription bottle.
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Updated Sept. 27, 1 p.m. to include county council approval - St. Charles County Council is the most recent local government to move forward with a prescription drug database.

Members Monday night unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance to establish the program, which would share information with similar initiatives in St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis.

Officials hope the program will be operational by Jan. 1.

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Voters in St. Charles County could decide this August whether to ban red light cameras on their roads.

District 2 Council Member Joe Brazil (R-Defiance) is expected on Monday to propose amending the county’s charter. If approved by the council, the proposal would appear on the ballot Aug. 5.

“Since we are a charter county and we’ve had the ability to do this, we’re just going to go ahead and do it,” he said.

St. Peters is currently the only municipality in the county that employs the controversial cameras, which are set up at seven intersections.

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On Monday night, members of the St. Charles County Council heard the final recommendations from a task force that focused on how school safety can be improved.

Assembled in the wake of last year’s school shooting in Connecticut, the group included members of law enforcement, school administration and mental health services.  

Task force member and County Councilman Terry Hollander said in part the report is meant to be a resource for educators.