St. Louis County Council passes resolution that honors middle school heroes

The St. Louis County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday that honored three middle school students who stopped their school bus when the driver had a medical emergency.

Introduced by Councilman Pat Dolan, the resolution recognized three Rogers Middle School students who assisted their bus driver after she was reportedly not responding.

The resolution passed with Councilman Dolan and Ernie Trakas absent from the vote.

The students, Alex Fisher, Emilio Steward and Vernon Brown with the help of Michael Harrell, an adult, turned off the engine of the school bus and dialed 911.

Along with the resolution, the County Council plans to perfect Dolan’s other bills that would provide professional engineering and land surveying services to various improvements to Hanley Road from Dale to Manchester.

The engineering contract for the roadways would be with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc. in an amount that wouldn’t exceed $255,000.

Additionally, Dolan plans to introduce a bill that would authorize an agreement with Washington University in St. Louis for pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Big Bend Boulevard and Forest Park Parkway.

Also scheduled to be introduced was Councilman Sam Page’s resolution that would allow the council to hire another staff member the St. Louis County Auditor’s Office but due to a clerical error, the resolution will be read next Tuesday.

County Executive Steve Stenger said he opposes the measure because the office already has enough staff but lacks an efficient County Auditor in Mark Tucker.

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