Crestwood Board of Aldermen

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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Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

The city of Crestwood has made significant strides in making the salaries of its police and firefighters “very competitive in the region,” according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Representatives and supporters of the city’s Police and Fire departments jammed the city’s Aldermanic Chambers last week to voice their dissatisfaction to city officials regarding the amount

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Crestwood extends pact for animal shelter

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to extend its lease with a nonprofit animal group for another five years, but declined to give the group a break on its rent. Friends of Animal Control and Rescue, or FOACAR, has rented the former city animal shelter at 9225

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Crestwood commits Prop P funds to police, fire raises

Crestwood officials announced today that they are committing the city’s Proposition P revenue to the Police and Fire departments to make the salaries of officers and firefighter/paramedics more competitive and reward their performance. In April, voters approved the city’s 45-cent tax-rate increase Proposition C, which was advertised to voters as increasing police and fire salaries,

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Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Despite a projected general fund deficit of nearly $855,000, the city of Crestwood will end 2017 with a surplus in that fund after aldermen voted last week to levy the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved by voters in April. The Board of Aldermen voted 6-2 Sept.

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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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