The St. Louis County Council will begin the new year by hearing about legislation that aims improve the way the area handles elections and also legislation that seeks to update the county’s FDA model food code.
Eric Fey and Rick Stream, directors of elections for the St. Louis County Election Board, requested legislation to accept and appropriate an Election Efficiency Grant totaling $170,147.92 from Missouri Secretary of State John Ashcroft.
The legislation hopes to improve the way the county handles elections by hiring temporary personnel for specified projects, purchase of equipment and supplies for polling place improvements, performing routine list maintenance to update voter record status, maintenance and programming cost for voting equipment, purchasing certified voting equipment and replacement parts and improving polling place accessibility
In addition to election improvement legislation, Faisal Khan, director of the Department of Public Health, requested legislation to accept and appropriate a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt the most updated FDA model food code.
Dr. Khan further requested legislation to subcontract with Accela Inc. in order to upgrade the current system at a cost of $10,000.
The first meeting of the St. Louis County Council will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 3.