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Lot Under E-Billboard Cited for Weeds, Otherwise OK

County Councilman Pat Dolan asked St. Louis County’s Public Works Department to investigate the gravel/asphalt lot at the Gravois and Tesson Ferry Roads intersection.

Owners of the gravel lot under the electronic billboard on Gravois Road were cited last week for overgrown weeds, but otherwise, the lot is up to code, officials said.

County Councilman Pat Dolan asked St. Louis County’s Public Works Department to investigate the lot at the Gravois and Tesson Ferry Roads intersection after the Affton Community Involvement Association alerted Dolan to what they called a “problem property.”

Larry Stone, chairman of the ACIA, wrote: “What currently exists beneath this behemoth of a sign is gravel, weeds, piles of unearthed rock and, at the eastern portion of the property, the remains of former black top parking having large pot holes. This is not acceptable.”

Stone was right about the weeds. According to county code, weeds cannot be over nine inches in height, so the owner of the lot, 9959 Gravois Road LLC, received a citation.

However, the lot’s gravel and asphalt surface is “acceptable in its current condition” as long as it’s not used for parking, Dolan said. 

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