Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Little Guy Wins Over County Trash Program

While some county residents have been fined and paid penalties and court costs for not having a trash service, at least one resident got off scot free.

Allen Fexer at 606 Bayless in Lemay went to court in Clayton for a requested jury trial for not having trash services. His name was not on the court’s docket and was told to go to South Division in Keller Plaza in South County. When he appeared, the court clerk advised him his case was “Nolle Prosque” which means his court appearance had been dropped and no further action will be taken. Mr. Fexer comes out a winner.
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It looks like the bottom line for county residents protesting the assignment of a trash service is to demand a jury trial pointing out that cases for other county residents have been dropped by the county. One resident said, “The County may be afraid of prosecuting over the illegal trash service.”

Another commented, “It looks like the county may be backing off prosecuting residents over the trash program. It must be an election year.”

The court case of the Citizens (Right to Vote) vs St. Louis County is pending in the court of Judge Barbara Wallace with a Case Management Conference set for February 18, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:45 AM

    If everyone that receives a trash ticket from the county were to ask for a Court trial, this silliness would end.