Apr 03

Technological Advances and Government: Impacts and Challenges

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM by County Executive

Technology makes life easier. We can buy just about anything online instead of driving to a retail outlet. We make fewer trips to the gas station because our cars are more fuel efficient. In an emergency, we have the ability to call 911 from cell phones instead of relying on landlines. All of this is fantastic – but you may be surprised to know that these technological advances have created new challenges for government in a growing county like ours.

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Dec 16

Planning for the Future

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:15 PM by County Executive

St. Charles County is the third largest county in the state in both population and economy, and is one of the top 25 counties in the nation for high-tech job growth.  If you didn’t know these impressive statistics before, let the magnitude of them sink in for a minute.

Now, add in the completion of many successful County Government-led projects over the past 12 years, such as the expansion of the County Parks system and completion of the Page Extension. All of this is quite impressive when you consider how little we have expanded the size of County Government. However, with more growth in St. Charles County on the horizon, we need to plan for the future to continue to provide the best services to our citizens.

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Oct 05

Road Infrastructure Is Vital to Our Success

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 10:08 AM by County Executive

Does it seem that Route 364 in St. Charles County just keeps getting busier and busier during rush hours? If your answer is yes, you are right. Route 364, also known as the Page Extension, recently surpassed Interstate 70 to become the busiest Missouri River bridge-crossing between St. Charles County and St. Louis County during morning and afternoon rush hours. Monday through Friday, approximately 7,900 vehicles per hour use Route 364 during the morning rush; there are nearly 8,400 vehicles per hour in the afternoon. The higher numbers on the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge are the result of the completion of Phase III of the Page Extension two years ago. This phase was accomplished by County and municipal governments providing the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) with half of the funding to complete the project that had been planned for over 25 years.  

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