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UPDATED: Crestwood board OKs capital improvement fund, sewer lateral fund budgets

Crestwood City Hall

November 30, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 Tuesday night to adopt ordinances approving the city’s 2018 capital improvement fund and sewer lateral fund budgets. Ward 3 Aldermen Jerry Miguel was absent. Aldermen also conducted first readings of ordinances approving the city’s 2018 general fund and...

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

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

November 2, 2017

"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 t...

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 officials say Prop P funds will go to police, fire salary increases

A Crestwood police car.

October 26, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com After long delaying a public discussion of how to spend money from Proposition P, Crestwood officials last week committed to hiking the pay for police officers and firefighters. Officials announced their intent on the heels of headlines about...

Have a look at these gems for Most Misguided Quotes

Have a look at these gems for Most Misguided Quotes

October 10, 2017

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...

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 fiscal projections call for levying all of tax hike

Kris Simpson

September 12, 2017

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...

Crestwood’s transparency continuing to take a hit under Stump

August 8, 2017

"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 i...

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