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Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

September 19, 2017

Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby and the Board of Aldermen last week proclaimed that Dec. 2 will be ‘Santa Ted’ Day in honor of Ted Ricks, who has been Santa Ted for 18 years. Ricks served as Santa at the former Crestwood Plaza for 13 years. Since the closing of the mall, he has teamed up with Christmas...

Crestwood fiscal projections call for levying all of tax hike

Kris Simpson

September 12, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor 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 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...

Roby’s claims of transparency ‘dubious at best,’ reader contends

July 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: In Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby’s rebuttal to Executive Editor Mike Anthony’s editorial regarding the city’s lawsuit against Gov. Eric Greitens, Attorney General Josh Hawley and the Affton Fire Protection District, Mr. Roby makes a crucial debating mistake ...

Roby says city officials will continue to follow Stump’s legal advice

July 11, 2017

Letter to the Editor To the editor: After reading Executive Editor Mike Anthony’s “Call the Tune” column wherein he cites the release of Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen closed-session votes on a lawsuit as good transparency, I feel it is important to set the Crestwood record on such matters ...

City’s residents have right to know who initiated suit

July 6, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen recently voted in closed session to authorize City Attorney Robert E. Jones to file a lawsuit against the owners of a property on Rayburn Avenue “to obtain judgment for payment of the city’s...

Call the Tune: Call starts new tradition of post-election awards

Mike Anthony

April 13, 2017

'Call the Tune' by Mike Anthony Executive Editor Now that the April 4 election is over, the Call has decided to launch a new tradition and present some post-election awards. Jane Kolb fell short in her bid to unseat Aaron Hilmer in the election for the Mehlville Fire...

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