Crestwood-Affton Lawsuit

Judge rules for Affton in Crestwood’s fire lawsuit

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 that require the

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Officials make correct call in delaying board meeting

“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 meetings and documents to be closed from the public flies

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

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 the firefighters’ union and a pledge from the union to work

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Affton fire board approves tax-rate rollback

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 serves within the city of Crestwood. “This is

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Crestwood makes progress on board goals

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 established by the board is in progress, Simpson told aldermen at their Sept. 12 meeting. “…

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