St. Louis County allots $500K for Ferguson recovery

Feb 3, 2015

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  Two north St. Louis County communities damaged in the aftermath of the Michael Brown grand jury announcement will receive $500,000 to help clean up and repair burned-out businesses.

KSDK-TV reports that Dellwood and Ferguson will receive the money from St. Louis County and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

County Executive Steve Stenger says the county will work with businesses owners to determine if structures need to be demolished.

Approximately 25 businesses were set on fire and 10 vehicles destroyed at a local car dealership after a county grand jury's late November decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for Brown's death.

The money will come from the St. Louis County Port Authority via a lease payment by River City Casino to operate in the county.