Maplewood City Council on Tuesday approved purchasing police cameras and radar units, renovating the bus stop on Manchester Road at Yale, proceeding with a bike (or scooter) sharing program, and submitting a grant for backyard composting units.
Some of the items on the agenda:
Approved a resolution to buy 25 body-worn cameras for the police department at the cost of $38,695. There was a discussion of when the cameras would be turned on. Councilman Shawn Faulkingham said he’s not a huge fan of the cameras.
Approved submitting a grant to St. Louis County’s Department of Public Health for backyard composting units. One hundred composters would be available to residents at a subsidized cost of $20.
Approved spending $16,745 to renovate the bus stop pavilion at 7165 Manchester Road.
Approved spending $3,958 for two traffic radar units for police.
Had the first two readings to approve mounting nine small antennas on telephone poles by Verizon Wireless.
Had the first two readings to authorize a small vehicle sharing program in cooperation with Brentwood and Richmond Heights. The program would be for dockless vehicles, which could be bikes, motorized bikes or motorized scooters. The company or companies supplying the bikes or scooters would have to supply a fleet of 100 – 250 of the vehicles.
City Assistant Manager Anthony Traxler said the city has an application for a medical marijuana dispensary, and the officials talked about plans for how to be ready for when it can happen.
The council went into closed session for an announced personnel matter. The officials are in the process of hiring a new city manager.