Sarah Belcher

Crestwood budget has City Hall upgrades

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Ways and Means Committee recommended the city’s proposed 2020 budget after a nearly three-hour meeting in October, with aldermen making no changes or amendments to the budget as it was presented. As currently proposed, the budget projects total revenues of $13.81 million and total expenditures of $14.84

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Crestwood changes policy to take fewer bids

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood just updated its purchasing policy, which had been untouched for 15 years. The Board of Aldermen identified the change as a 2018 priority in an effort to modernize and improve overall efficiency of the city’s operations. The new policy allows the city to purchase budgeted

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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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