St. Louis County Council passes bill to increase promotional funding for the Magic House

The St. Louis County Council members on Tuesday approved a measure that increased funding for the St. Louis Magic House in Kirkwood so that the not-for-profit museum can attract tourists from throughout the Midwest.

The legislation, introduced by Councilwoman Colleen Wasinger, would give the Magic House $100,000 from the unappropriated balance of the Convention and Recreation Trust Fund for promotion in an attempt to increase tourism.

The bill passed 4-1; Councilwoman Hazel Erby was absent.

Erby’s bills, which were on the agenda, would roll back the pension plan changes that were passed last November, but the measures were held over since Erby was not present.

In addition to Wasinger’s bill, District 5 Councilman Pat Dolan’s legislation that would allow County Executive Steve Stenger to sign a contract with the City of Clayton for construction and improvements along South Hanley Road related to the Scott Triangle Park Streetscape passed 6-0.

Stenger was also absent from Tuesday’s meeting.


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