Board to consider former alderman, longtime resident for vacant seat

A former alderman and a longtime Crestwood resident are candidates for appointment to the mayor’s former seat on the Board of Aldermen.

The names of Steve Knarr and Robert Deutschmann appear on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 14, board meeting, at which aldermen will consider filling Mayor Jeff Schlink’s former Ward 2 seat. The board will meet at 7 p.m.

A meeting for Ward 2 residents is scheduled prior to the aldermanic meeting, from 6 to 6:50 p.m.

The board in May rejected Schlink’s nomination of former Crestwood police Lt. Doug Mosby to fill the vacant seat. Per the city Charter, the board can now nominate its own appointee.

Knarr, 57, is an architect with 28 years’ experience. He most recently was employed at Arcturis in St. Louis as a senior project manager specializing in municipal construction projects, according to a resume posted on the city’s website.

He was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Aldermen in April 2007. He resigned from the board in April 2008 for personal reasons.

Knarr also has served on a number of city panels. He has been the Planning and Zoning Commission’s architectural representative since February 2010 and also served on the commission from 2002 to 2007.

Prior to his most recent appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Knarr had served on the Civil Service Board since January 2009.

He also served on the city’s Public Works Board from 1994 to 1996 and was chairman of the city’s Stormwater Committee from 1996 to 1998.

Deutschmann, 83, is retired. He has lived in Crestwood for more than 50 years and frequently attends and speaks at aldermanic meetings.

He ran unsuccessfully in April 1998 for a Ward 2 seat on the Board of Aldermen, losing by less than 50 votes to Gary Vincent. He served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 1968 to 1969.