Crestwood Board of Aldermen

Crestwood hopes trash service improves

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The days of Meridian Waste Services’ contract with the city of Crestwood may be numbered after residents and aldermen have complained about poor trash service. The company’s contract is up in March, and new trash bids were due to the city by last week. The Board of Aldermen could

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Hecht named new fire chief in Crestwood

Pictured above: City clerk Helen Ingold administers the oath to new Fire Chief Lou Hecht at the Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 13. Hecht is taking over the role of fire chief after former Chief David Oliveri moved to Washington state to become fire chief of the town of Anacortes. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

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Senior citizens may receive free, reduced trash

Senior citizens might receive free or reduced trash services with the next trash contract Crestwood enters. Ward 1 Aldermen Richard Breeding and Mimi Duncan both expressed their desire to see free or reduced waste services for seniors in the next contract. Other cities offer a senior discount. Crestwood is considering the option of terminating its

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Crestwood officials criticize trash service

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callsnewspapers.com The contract between Crestwood and Meridian Waste Services might be kicked to the curb after numerous aldermen expressed their frustrations with Meridian’s trash services at a Board of Aldermen meeting last month. “I have no confidence in the trash company at all,” Ward 1 Alderman Mimi Duncan said at the

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Crestwood OKs keeping nine chickens

Catherine Biermann, pictured above, smiles while holding her chicken, Jane. Jane is one of five chickens that Biermann keeps on her property in Crestwood. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com Crestwood residents have been able to keep chickens on their property since 2015, and now they can keep more. The Crestwood

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Crestwood aldermen cancel BBQ due to extreme heat; no plans to reschedule

Due to anticipated extreme heat, the second annual Crestwood Aldermanic BBQ competition that was scheduled to be held in Whitecliff Park Saturday, July 14, has been canceled, with no plans to reschedule. This year’s event will be canceled altogether, City Administrator Kris Simpson said. This community-wide backyard barbecue competition was intended as a great way for residents to

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Crestwood eyes police and fire facilities remodeling

By Emily Klein Staff Reporter emilyklein@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen is considering a $220,000 remodel on a number of facilities for the police and fire departments, including adding a bathroom for female firefighters, and the Community Center. The board discussed adding a women’s bathroom in the Crestwood firehouse since there currently isn’t one. A

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Crestwood aldermen bring back BBQ competition

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen will be hosting the second annual Crestwood Aldermen BBQ Competition July 14 in Whitecliff Park. This community-wide backyard barbecue competition is a great way for residents to interact with their aldermen, neighbors and friends, all while enjoying delicious barbecue, the city said in information posted to its website. Last year

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Kennedy takes office as Crestwood’s new mayor

Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. After former Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby resigned June 8 for health reasons, Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy, who had served as president of the Board of Aldermen for a little more than a month, took over as acting mayor. Kennedy took the oath of office from City Clerk Helen Ingold

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