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Crestwood should ‘end assault’ on Affton Fire, says annexed reader

Letters to the editor

January 29, 2019

Letter to the Editor  To the editor: Crestwood needs to end its assault on the Affton Fire Protection District. City Administrator Kris Simpson says that we have nothing to lose in appealing to the state Supreme Court. Wrong! You have already spent $83,467.97 of Crestwood dollars that could be g...

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood's fire lawsuit

December 20, 2018

A judge ruled against Crestwood in its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District last week, rejecting every argument that the city raised in its battle to stop paying the fire district for fire service for annexed residents. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem ruled Dec. 12 that two state laws ...

Affton man files suit against Affton fire district, seeks to not pay taxes

Affton man files suit against Affton fire district, seeks to not pay taxes

March 27, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor news3@callnewspapers.com An Affton resident is suing the Affton Fire Protection District, alleging that it is unconstitutional that he has to pay taxes to the fire district while residents of the area annexed into Crestwood do not. Heege Road resident David Schmoll is also a ...

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

Boston looking to unseat Mabie in Crestwood Ward 3 aldermanic election

March 10, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A former Crestwood Ward 3 alderman is looking to unseat incumbent Alderman Grant Mabie in the April 3 election. Bill Boston, who defeated Mabie for the Ward 3 aldermanic seat in 2013, again is challenging Mabie, who was unopposed in hi...

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...

Top 10 Stories of 2018: Hilmer’s election to third six-year term on MFPD Board of Directors top story

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

January 10, 2018

News analysis By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Politics dominated the past year, both locally and nationally. Locally, we saw a divisive election last April for a seat on the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors that ultimately led to new leadership for...

Affton fire board approves tax-rate rollback

Affton fire board approves tax-rate rollback

September 29, 2017

The Affton Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted to roll back the district’s general-fund tax rate by 5 cents for residential and commercial property owners. This savings to the property owners will be $257,430 this year, including $18,616 in savings to the residents that the district...

Crestwood makes progress on board goals

September 19, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood has accomplished two short-term priorities established by the Board of Aldermen during a retreat earlier this year, according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Work on three other short-term priorities establ...

Roby’s claims of transparency ‘dubious at best,’ reader contends

July 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby’s rebuttal to Executive Editor Mike Anthony’s editorial regarding the city’s lawsuit against Gov. Eric Greitens, Attorney General Josh Hawley and the Affton Fire Protection District, Mr. Roby makes a crucial debating mistake ...

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