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Gregory, Evans proposing to enhance Sunshine Law

Gregory, Evans proposing to enhance Sunshine Law

March 1, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Changes to improve the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Act, also called the Sunshine Law, are long overdue. It’s no secret that we believe Missouri’s Sunshine Law is one of the weakest in the nation. Rep. David Gregory, R-Su...

Crestwood mayor says city officials know no more about mall’s status than citizens

Roughly 100 people participated in a rally last week to 'implore the Board of Aldermen to reconcile their differences and unite their efforts toward redevelopment' of Crestwood Court, according to a news release. Participants carried signs calling for city officials to 'Remove the Pall Over the Mall' and 'Stop the Stall' and move forward with redevelopment. The rally was organized by Metropolitan Congregations United and city residents. Gloria Lloyd photo.

February 23, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby said last week that it would be “inappropriate” to comment about the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza, as city officials have no more information about the owner’s plans for the site than citizens....

Tucker close to one year on the job; still no audits

Tucker close to one year on the job; still no audits

February 22, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com County Auditor Mark Tucker is fast approaching his one-year anniversary of employment, but we question whether taxpayers have received their money’s worth for his $85,000 salary. Tucker, who began his duties March 6, has yet to pr...

Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

Rescue boat purchase OK’d by MFPD board

February 17, 2018

The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to purchase a rescue boat at a cost of over $35,000. Chief Brian Hendricks recommended the board approve the purchase of the rescue boat from Troutt & Sons Inc. of St. James at a cost of $35,135. “... We ser...

Crestwood board approves settlement with property owner over Watson Road rezoning

Crestwood board approves settlement with property owner over Watson Road rezoning

February 16, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen recently voted unanimously to approve a settlement agreement with a business owner whose property was rezoned by the city last September. Aldermen voted during a Jan. 23 closed session to approve the settleme...

Council makes correct call by changing meeting time

Council makes correct call by changing meeting time

February 15, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We’ve been critical of the County Council under the leadership of Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, but we believe council members should be commended for their decision to change their meetings to a later time. Beginning Tuesday ...

District fortunate to have a leader like Gaines

District fortunate to have a leader like Gaines

February 10, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s certainly not a news flash that one of the major problems the Mehlville School District has experienced since the early 2000s is the turnover in the district’s top leadership position. The lack of tenure in the superintende...

Crestwood board continues hearing on MSD rezoning requests

Crestwood City Hall

February 10, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will continue a public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 27, on rezoning requests for two properties on Pardee Lane. Aldermen opened a public hearing on the rezoning requests at their Jan. 23 meeting, but voted unanimous...

Revis apparent winner in race for 97th District House seat

Revis apparent winner in race for 97th District House seat

February 6, 2018

Democrat Mike Revis of Fenton is the apparent winner of today’s special election to fill the 97th Missouri House District seat, according to unofficial results. Revis received 1,787 votes — 51.558 percent — while Republican David Linton of Fenton garnered 1,679 votes — 48.442 percent. Revis...

Officials make correct call in delaying board meeting

February 1, 2018

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s no secret that we believe transparency in the city of Crestwood has taken a huge hit under City Attorney Lisa Stump of Lashly & Baer. Stump’s overly broad interpretation of Sunshine Law exemptions that permit...

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