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Oct 05

Honoring Veteran Employees

Posted to Councilman Dave Hammond's Blog by County Council

In 2014, the County Council passed Ordinance 14-066 establishing the Veterans Best Practices Working Group. The purpose of the group is to establish an employment-friendly environment for those who work for St. Charles County and served in the armed forces of the United States. Other aims of the ordinance included establishing a position to recruit veterans and to recognize local businesses that have veteran-friendly recruitment practices and places of employment.

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Oct 05

PDMP is the Right Choice

Posted to Councilman Joe Brazil's Blog by County Council

St. Charles County’s decision to start a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) was not an easy one. The belief that government gets too involved in our lives is a real concern; however, we are in a local and national health crisis. I sponsored the bill for this program because, with the lives of adults and children and the future of our community at stake, inaction is irresponsible.

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Sep 30

Emergency Communications and Operations in St. Charles County

Posted to Councilman Joe Cronin's Blog by County Council

The first responders of our county have always done a great job assisting residents in need. The EF3 tornado of May 31, 2013, damaged thousands of properties and left tons of debris behind – and county government, law enforcement, fire and EMS all did their part in the recovery effort. The ability for St. Charles County to respond to any kind of emergency and help our citizens is extremely important. While the county’s Division of Emergency Management and police/fire/EMS dispatch make the best of their current facilities, the existing space imposes limits on stepping up the level of response in an emergency – especially in a large-scale, county-wide emergency. This is why the county is planning to build a new Emergency Communications and Operations Center.

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