City of Green Park takes one of its former mayors to court

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Read more of this story in the Feb. 23 print edition of The Call. 

The City of Green Park is taking one of its former mayors to court.

According to documents filed on Casenet, Green Park is taking former mayor Bob Reinagel to court for moving out of the city after Reinagel received a grant through the city’s neighborhood enhancement program. The program provides grants up to $5,000 to low-income residents looking to make health, safety and some aesthetic improvements to their homes. As part of the program, a lien is placed on the property to guarantee the resident stays in the city for five years. If the resident moves out of the city before, then the grant can be repaid to the city on a pro-rata basis.

Reinagel served as Green Park mayor from 2013 to 2019.

Allegedly, he moved out of the city before the end of the five-year term, however a lien was never placed on his property and he has not repaid the rest of the grant/lien despite leaving the city.

An initial court date is set for April 4 in St. Louis County circuit court.