Crestwood board to consider Knarr, Deutschmann for vacant seat

Staff Report

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

The names of Steve Knarr and Robert Deutschmann appeared on the agenda for the board meeting Tuesday night — after the Call went to press — at which aldermen were scheduled to consider filling Mayor Jeff Schlink’s former Ward 2 seat.

The board in May voted 4-3 to reject Schlink’s nomination of former Crestwood police Lt. Doug Mosby. Per the city Charter, the board now can 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.

Before 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.