St. Louis Call Newspapers

Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

Crestwood City Hall

March 9, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said ...

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...

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

Crestwood first-responder pay competitive in region, Simpson says

November 22, 2017

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 Chamber...

Letter writer urges Crestwood Board of Aldermen to ‘grow a heart’

Letters to the editor

November 8, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Bravo, Mike Anthony, for speaking on behalf of the dedicated group of volunteers sheltering homeless animals in the Crestwood area. The Friends of Animal Control and Res-cue, or FOACAR, group is operating as a grassroots effort to fulfill a job that Crestwood ...

Crestwood extends pact for animal shelter

A photo of the new deck at the Crestwood Animal Shelter, courtesy of the FOACAR website.

November 2, 2017

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 ...

Crestwood commits Prop P funds to police, fire raises

A Crestwood police car.

October 20, 2017

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...

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

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

October 4, 2017

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....

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...

Crestwood Board of Aldermen to consider elimination of city’s animal control division

Crestwood Board of Aldermen to consider elimination of city’s animal control division

September 16, 2009

Originally Published: 9/15/2009 By Evan Young Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com September 16, 2009 - Crestwood aldermen soon will decide whether to abandon the city's 30-year-old animal control division for county-provided service to reduce annual expenses. The Board of Aldermen i...

Board of Aldermen unmoved by request to issue new RFP

August 7, 2003

By MIKE ANTHONY Executive Editor The Crestwood Board of Aldermen recently appeared unmoved by a request to issue a new request for proposals for the redevelopment of the southeast corner of Watson and Grant roads. The Board of Aldermen in March voted to name Mills Properties as the preferred...

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