Maplewood city officials on Tuesday approved new police cars, car video cameras, and also a new AirBnb.
According to Mayor Barry Greenberg, the council passed, among others:
- A resolution to provide $7,000 in overtime reimbursement for ‘enforcement activities involving occupant protection, hazardous moving violations and vulnerable roadway user enforcement activities.’ The grant, through Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Blueprint for Safer Roadways Program, also provides $3,060 for a new radar unit.
- A resolution to buy three police vehicles from Bommarito Ford for $56,178, including a trade-in.
- Ten Panasonic cameras for installation in 10 police patrol vehicles at a cost of $99,707. The funds have been provided in the 2017-18 budget.
- Short term vacation rentals in Limited Density Residential and Medium Density Residential zoning districts. Following those votes, officials approved a conditional permit allowing Claire Martin to operate a short term vacation rental. She plans to have guests through AirBnb.