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Crestwood board won’t cut any slack to animal shelter nonprofit

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood Ward 1 Alderman Richard Breeding folded like a house of cards last week after Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie questioned his motion to reduce the rent a nonprofit group is paying the city. Discussing a five-year lease extension for the Friends of Animal Control and

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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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Have a look at these gems for Most Misguided Quotes

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The hits keep coming, as the third quarter of the year offered an abundance of candidates for the Call’s Most Misguided Quotes in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. County Auditor Mark Tucker recently told another publication that he has to work

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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 fiscal projections call for levying all of tax hike

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Administrator Kris Simpson projects the city’s general fund will have a cumulative surplus of $774,000 over the next five years, a scenario that includes levying the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved in April. That’s a stark contrast to roughly a year ago when Simpson

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Crestwood’s transparency continuing to take a hit under Stump

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood turns opaque with city attorney’s guidance Simple math apparently is a topic protected by attorney-client privilege in Crestwood. It’s no secret that City Attorney Lisa Stump of Lashly & Baer has a cloudy interpretation of the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Act, also called the

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Crestwood board bans short-term rentals

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted last week to adopt an ordinance prohibiting short-term rentals within the city. Aldermen voted 6-2 to approve the ordinance that bans such short-term rentals as Airbnb. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach and Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau were opposed. Under the ordinance, short-term rentals of less than 30 days

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