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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 295 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 240

September 18, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY FINANCE DIRECTOR DIES ON CRUISE SHIP: Betty Cotner the longtime finance director died on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship last week that could not come to port in Fort Lauderdale for several days due to Hurricane Irma. Read the details. Pages 1 & 2

JON DALTON, THE MAYOR WHO CAN’T MAKE A DECISION BREAKS THE CITY CODE BY FAILING TO FILL VACANCIES: Pages 2 & 3

FRED MEYLAND-SMITH ATTACKS WARD TWO ALDERWOMEN FOR HOLDING MONTHLY MEETINGS WITH RESIDENTS: Fred has a long history of not following the principles of the Bill of Rights or the Constitution. It continued last week when he went on a jag about how improper it was for Tiffany Frautschi and Lindsey Butler to meet with residents of their ward once a month and often have city hall staffers give short talks followed with Q&A. Alderwoman Lynn Wright complained that the meetings made other alderpersons look bad. Read all that was said. Pages 3-8

CITY’S LAW FIRM BACK IN THE HEADLINES FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS: Pages 8-10

AUGUST DEER REPORT: Pages 10-12

TOWN AND COUNTRY FINALLY MARKS EASTERN CITY LIMITS: And we were there. Page 13

DRIVER IGNORES OFFICER’S HINT TO SLOW DOWN. HE IS PULLED OVER AND ARRESTED FOR DWI: Before his case is over he gets another DWI. Read what happens. Pages 13-15

PERSISTENT FELONY DRUNK DRIVER FROM DES PERES ARRESTED BY TOWN AND COUNTRY PD HAS CONTINUED CASE FOR 26 TIMES OVER THREE AND A HALF YEARS: The system in this case is protecting felony drunk drivers and not the public. Pages 15-17

SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE STOP CATCHES BURGLAR WITH THE GOODS FROM A CHESTERFIELD HOME: Read where he was from and how much he stole. Pages 18-20

FINAL VERDICTS ARE IN FOR LATE NIGHT STOCKERS STEALING ITEMS THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PUTTING ON THE SHELVES: Pages 20 & 21

ELLIOTT DAVIS AND YOU PAID FOR IT RETURN TO CHESTERFIELD: Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the police were doing and who were the victims last week. One regular victim was missing from the report. Read who. Pages 24-26

THE THREE WEEK BATHROOM REMODELING PROJECT THAT TURNED INTO A FOUR MONTH ORDEAL: Read how the most expensive bath and kitchen remodeling company in town turned a three week bath remodel into a four month project that included a complete tear out of the just remodeled bath due to defects. Pages 27-32

DANCING AT THE SUPERMARKET: Read about old people dancing at Dierbergs. Pages 32 & 33

LOCAL HOMEGROWN PRODUCE FROM MEXICO: Dierbergs has some contradictory signs and products. Page 34

9-11 MARCH DOWN CLAYTON ROAD TO THE ARCH: See some photos. Page 35

TRIVIA TAKES TO THE AIR: Pages 35 & 36

IT IS THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY AND IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE CITY: Page 37

CARTOONS: Hillary Clinton’s Book Tour suddenly brought Hillary back to the drawing boards of editorial cartoonists across the country. Pages 37-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 295 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 240 COMBINED EDITION

Extra! Look Who's Protesting
at West County Mall!

September 16, 2017 -- The St. Louis Post Dispatch posted video of today's protests at West County Mall and look who is there protesting! It's former Town and Country Alderman, Dalton appointee to the Deer Task Force and noted deer lover Al Gerber! Sources say he may be organizing a "Deer Lives Matter" protest next.

(Still capture from St. Louis Post-Dispatch video.)

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 294 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 239



September 11, 2017 -- BREAKING NEWS
: We learned on Saturday that Town and Country’s Finance Director and the only city employee who lived in Town and Country (Brook Mill Lane), Betty Cotner, died on a cruise ship on Friday. She reportedly was on a cruise with her mother and went to bed early and died in her stateroom. We will have more information next week.

ALLEGED JOURNALIST IS A REGULAR CUSTOMER AT AREA POLICE BOOKING DESKS: Repeat DWIs and stealing have Lauren Kruczyk a familiar face to local police. Pages 1-5

THE MARINE WHO CAN’T FOLLOW ORDERS (RULES), THE LAWYER WHO CAN’T FOLLOW THE LAW, MAKES A GREAT REP FOR THE PGA: We return to the illegal parking by Allen Allred and the fact that he does not think the PGA should pay for the traffic control and other police services provided off the golf course for the 100th PGA Open to be held in Town and Country in 2018. Pages 5 & 6

CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN & COUNTRY POLICE REFUSING TO ENFORCE MISSOURI LICENSE PLATE LAWS ON RICH PEOPLE IN EXPENSIVE CARS MAKES COPS DOING THEIR JOBS IN LOW INCOME AND HIGH CRIME AREAS APPEAR RACIST: The officers of West County won’t even stop and issue warnings to rich people in their Mercedes, BMWs and Range Rovers for not putting on their front license plates. Officers in high crime areas make theses stops daily. Pages 6 & 7

CITY LIMIT SIGNS ARE APPARENTLY A RARE COMMODITY: Pages 7 & 8

COUPLE ARRESTED IN FAUST PARK CHARGED WITH TWO STATE FELONIES AND 12 FEDERAL FELONIES. ARRESTING OFFICER GETS AN AWARD: Did they have credit cards in your name or drivers licenses in your name with their photos? We let the arresting officer tell the story. Pages 8-15

NO PROMISED DAN BUCK ANNOUNCEMENT AGAIN! Apparently the majority of the City Council (Barb Guinness, Michelle Ohley, Ben Keathley, Tom DeCampi and Dan Hurt) had excellent operating crystal balls when on June 5 they voted to kill the Dan Buck-Mike Matheny indoor baseball dome and hotel project called the Powerplex after Buck was unable to prove he had the financing to build the project. Buck missed a June 1 deadline to produce the proof. Buck had a press release in July that claimed he would announce the cities that were the finalists to replace Chesterfield on August 1 and announce the winner on September 1. Read what happened. Pages 16 & 17

COUNTDOWN FOR TRAILER PARK APPEAL: Page 17

HOCKEY COMPLEX IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY GETS TDD TAX EXTENSION BALLOT APPROVED BY THE COURTS. Read the mail-in ballot. Pages 17-19

CITY COUNCIL CANS REGULAR MEETING: Read why. Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the police were and where the crooks were last week? Pages 20 & 21

THEY ARE BACK! Finally two weeks later than expected. Pages 21-23

WE SAY GOOD BYE TO TWO BUILDINGS THAT BRING BACK THE MEMORIES: This time to landmarks on both sides of the State. Both I have a connection to, but I have to admit one of them is kind of weird. Pages 23-27

REAL ESTATE: We check out a Town and Country house that is lonely as one of the last “ranch” houses on a street filling up with Mansions and McMansions. Pages 28-30

An old Ladue home goes on the market well into the seven figure range. Pages 30-32

SECURITY AGENT UPDATE: Pages 32 & 33

RESTAURANT REVIEW: TEXAS ROADHOUSE BALLWIN: We mentioned a couple of negatives dealing with home office management and lots of positives about the food, prices and service. Pages 33-38

CARTOONS: Pages 38-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 294 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 239 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 293 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 238

September 4, 2017 -- This week’s newsletter is one of the largest we have produced. Due to the size we had to make some adjustments. The most notable one is that the Chesterfield Police Blotter section is located just before the comics. Normally it would be with Chesterfield news items.

THE NUMBER OF KIDS FROM OUTSIDE OF THE BOUNDARIES FOR MASON RIDGE CONTINUES TO DROP: See how many kids are from outside of the boundaries of all the Parkway Schools. Pages 1 & 2

TWO CASES OF ALMOST SUPERSONIC SPEEDERS: Read how the same judge handed out two very different sentences on the same day to two doing the same thing. Pages 3-5

A TOWN AND COUNTRY DWI CONVICTION IS WIPED OFF THE BOOKS AND A CLAYTON DWI IS MOVING TOWARD THE 4-YEAR MARK: Read how the former Wildwood resident and regular DWI defendant has been playing the system. Pages 5-9

DALTON’S PHONY DEER TASK FORCE CALLS IT QUITS WITH SOME ANGRY WORDS: Read how this charade began by Mayor Jon Dalton played out. Pages 9-14

CHICKENS ARE NOT COMING HOME TO ROOST FOR RIGHT NOW: Page 15

NEW RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPING RULES ARE PROPOSED: No you can’t stop cutting your grass and call it “Prairie Grass” or maybe you can. Pages 15- 17

STUDY SHOWS MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF FASTEST GROWING UNIVERSITIES: They have no way to expand except on Conway Road and by buying office building on the North Forty Outer Road. Page 17

REAL ESTATE TOWN AND COUNTRY: IT FINALLY SOLD: Read which house and what it was listed for. We will have to wait to find out exactly what it sold for. Pages 17 & 18

THE MONEY PIT; AKA THE TOWN SQUARE: See how much additional money the alderpersons voted to spend in 2017 and how the elected officials are now divided. Pages 18-22

PGA COMES TO ALDERMANIC MEETING, BUT WON’T ANSWER THE QUESTION IF THEY WILL PAY FOR ALL THE ADDITIONAL POLICE SERVICES PROVIDED: In the past the residents and taxpayers of Town and Country, St. Louis County, The State of Missouri, Chesterfield and Creve Coeur have been stuck. T&C Police Commissioner and rep of Bellerive and PGA accused an alderwoman of being anti-St. Louis for asking who is paying for all police services provided for the 2018 PGA Open. Pages 22 & 23 and Pages 25 & 26

LAWYER, POLICE COMMISSIONER, BELLERIVE AND PGA REPRESENTIVE THINKS HE IS BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE AND BREAKS TWO ORDINANCES TO PROVE IT: Pages 23-25

SEVEN-TIME DWI DRIVER HAS TWO DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS IN CHESTERFIELD. SENTENCING HER FOR PROBATION VIOLATIONS AND DWI WHILE ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER DRAG ON AND ON: Read the details on one dangerous woman. Pages 26- 34

10 AM ON WEEKDAY MORNING DRUNK DRIVER CAUGHT BY A LICENSE PLATE READER: In this case the early bird (a day shift officer) gets the drunk stopped. Read the details. Pages 34 & 35

TRAILER PARK SAVED FOR NOW AS PLANNING COMMISSION TURNS DOWN THE REZONING FOR APARTMENTS: However that could change. If the trailer park remains the City of Chesterfield needs t stop ignoring the safety of the residents. Pages 35-39

COUNCILMAN ASKS STAFF TO FOLLOW STATE LAW AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE: What? Huh? I know, but I was there and I heard it. Read what the most senior city councilman said to staff. Pages 39 & 40

MONARCH FPD HAS SENT RESCUE TEAMS AND MANAGERS TO TEXAS: Page 40

FOOD: RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Slider House and we are not taking about White Castle. Pages 41-44

BUSINESS REPORT: Read what West County Bank is changing its name and is no longer offering postal service. Pages 44 & 45

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: There were a lot of police calls last week. Read where they all were. Pages 45-50

CARTOONS: There was limited space for cartoons, but there are several that made me laugh, especially the last one, that was actually a photo. Pages 51-54

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 293 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 238 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 292 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 237

August 27, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL; SEX OFFENDERS: Our annual tradition of listing people on the Missouri Highway Sex Offenders list so you can check on the areas around your home or school. Next week will share the list of all the Parkway schools with students from outside the school’s boundaries. Sex Offenders Pages 1-6

HOSPITAL PARKING LOT SEX OFFENDER CHARGED: We reported about his arrest and now two-and-a-half months later he was charged. Pages 6-8

DRUNK DRIVER BADLY FAILS EASY TESTS, THEN REFUSES TO TAKE A BREATH TEST AND IS REWARDED BY TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR AND JUDGE WITH A NO-FINE, NO-POINTS, NO-RECORD PROBATION: Judges and prosecutors continue to work for the benefit of bottom feeding defense attorneys and not the welfare of the general public. Pages 8 & 9

JULY MONTHLY POLICE AND CRIME STATS FOR TOWN & COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Pages 10 & 11

ART SHOW AT LONGVIEW: Be careful you could be lulled to sleep. Pages 11-14

TOWN SQUARE: The possible developer, whose chosen proposal has been torn apart by Alderpersons for months, was at a recent meeting. Pages 14 & 15

WHAT’S MISSING IN THE PHOTO? It has been missing for about a month now. Pages 15 & 16

SHOPLIFTER DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE WAS ARRESTED: She had shoplifted at three stores, but could not understand why she was being arrested. Pages 16-18

ANOTHER PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING ON TURNING THE TRAILER PARK INTO APARTMENTS: Read what happened. Pages 19-22

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED CONSTRUCTION TO CLOSE RIVER VALLEY ROAD AT THE MARYLAND HEIGHTS CITY LIMITS: After several starts and stops, this appears to finally be a done deal. Read how much it will cost. Pages 22-24

CBIZ REPORT STILL NOT ACCEPTED, TO BE DISCUSSED LATER: Chesterfield paid for a special report on employee pay and benefits. However the report is difficult at time to follow and has other issues. Page 24

FLACHSBART AND LOGAN CLAIM BY NOT BLINDLY SPENDING MONEY, THE COUNCIL HAS SENT A MESSAGE OF HATE TO EMPLOYEES: Well it was something like that. Page 24

CBIZ REPORT ON SALARIES AND BENEFITS STILL NOT ACCEPTED: Pages 24 & 25

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: A classic car stolen from an apartment complex. Page 25

FLORIDA MAN ON A MISSION FROM GOD STOPS AT CITY COUNCIL TO TALK ABOUT ART: Sounds weird? It is, but sometimes “different” is good at City Council meetings. Pages 25-27

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See what the men and women in blue had to deal with last week. Pages 28 & 29

THE MONARCH FPD MEETING: They are replacing, but keeping an 18-year-old pickup truck and hoping for a snowy winter. Pages 30-23

THE INTER-LIBRARY EXCHANGE WENT GREAT DISTANCES FOR ME: Read how far. Pages 32 & 33

FOOD: A TRIP BACK WAS STILL VERY GOOD: Read where. Pages 33 & 34

FAN MAIL: See if you agree or disagree with the opinion of an unhappy reader. Pages 34-36

SECURITY AGENT UPDATE: On the scent! Page 38

ECPLISE AND MUSIC OF THE ECLIPSE: Pages 36-38

CARTOONS: Editorial cartoonists had another theme last week. Pages 39-46

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 292 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 237 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 291 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 236

August 19, 2017 -- This week’s Newsletter is a LAW & ORDER edition. We covered 11 arrests of Chesterfield and Town and Country residents and some of out of town criminals selecting Chesterfield and Town & Country victims.

$750,000 WASN’T ENOUGH THE FIRST TIME, SON IS BACK STEALING FROM PARENTS: This time it is his mother’s jewelry. The 28-year-old was just placed on probation for stealing three-quarters-of-a-million-dollars. He is now arrested for stealing more. Read the court files. Pages 1-3

DEER REPORTS
: The July deer reports are in. Pages 3 & 4

THE DEER TASK FORCE MEETING: Some of the stupid comments were laugh out loud funny. Pages 4-7

MORE ANONYMOUS MAIL THIS TIME ABOUT A CHEATING ELE
CTED OFFICIAL: Pages 8 & 9

THE TOWN SQUARE REVISITED
, THE BOONDOGGLE CONTINUES: The rezoning receives an 8-0 vote. Pages 9 & 10

WIFE AND MISTRESS RAT OUT MAN IN JEWELRY THEFT: Read the details and the charging documents. Pages 10-12

HAZELWOOD MAN ADMITS TO BREAKING INTO CHESTERFIELD HOME AND STEALING JEWELRY AND CASH: Read how busy this burglar was in February and March. Pages 13-15

MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING $1,000. HE HAD ALREADY BEEN CHARGED AFTER KNOCKING MAN DOWN AND HOLDING A KNIFE ON HIM AT DELI: It has been a busy spring and summer in Chesterfield for Erik Ginn. Pages 15-17

TWO AND A HALF YEARS LATER WILDWOOD MAN CHARGED WITH DRUNK DRIVING CRASH THAT INJURED TWO IS STILL IN COURT: Read the details. Pages 17-19

CHESTERFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH STEALING $62,000 FROM HIS UNCLE’S BUSINESS: Just like our first article in this edition of the Newsletter, it is another case of All in the Family. Pages 19 & 20

CHESTERFIELD MAN CHARGED IN FRONTENAC WITH FELONY DWI
: Pages 21 & 22

NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR HIRED: The assistant city manager and finance director of Webster Groves will soon be the finance director of Chesterfield. Pages 22 & 23

COUNCILMAN CANNOT GET A SECOND TO ACCEPT A SALARY REPORT:
Pages 23 & 24

AN EMAIL FROM CHESTERFIELD THAT IS A LITTLE LESS THAN TRUTHFUL
: I had two problems with an email promoting a police benefit concert. Pages 24 & 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: Pages 26 & 27



FOLLOW UP TO FOUR ARRESTS MENTIONED ON LAST WEEKS POLICE BLOTTER:
Read who the four thieves hitting shopping areas are and what their records are. Pages 27-30

REAL ESTATE
:

FORMER NBA PLAYER HAS TOWN AND COUNTRY HOUSE ON MARKET. HE IS READY TO TAKE A $1,000,000 LOSS. See who and where. Pages 30-32

ANOTHER REALTY FIRM ADVERTISING A HOUSE IN ROCK HILL AS BEING IN WEBSTER GROVES:
Page 32 & 33

NEW TOWN AND COUNTRY HOUSE HAS ISLAMIC SPIRES. BUT IT WILL BE MODEST COME DECEMBER FOR RELIGIOUS ITEMS ON A HOUSE: Pages 33 & 34

FOR THE FIRST TIME POPULAR APPLES MAKE IT FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR AT AREA SUPERMARKETS. FRESH CROP SHOULD BE ARRIVING IN THE NEXT WEEK: Pages 34 & 35

KMOV REPORTER DOESN’T KNOW WHAT CITY HE IS IN AND LIES TO VIEWERS AT 4, 5 AND 6: Pages 35 & 36

MUSIC:
Ran into the Chesterfield singer twice in a week. On Friday Joe Mancuso stopped by the One-19-North in Kirkwood with his wife on his way home from a gig and sang an old favorite 1970 rock song. He showed up again at Sasha’s in Clayton last Wednesday just as a customer. Page 37

ECLIPSE MONDAY IS ALSO RAT PARK MONDAY AT THE ONE-19-NORTH: Stop by and see the great Dean Christopher with no cover charge. Page 37

SECURITY AGENT UPDATE: Page 38

CARTOONS
: Even the conservative editorial cartoonists were leaning the same way as the liberal ones this week. Pages 38-46

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 291 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 236 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 290 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 235

August 12, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEX CRIME AND ASSAULT: Read the details. Pages 1-4

OUR NIGHT AT TOWN AND COUNTRY MUNICIPAL COURT: Read about the people who were there. Pages 4-11

BESIDES THE MUNI OPERA THERE WAS A CAR BREAK-IN AT THE QUEENY PARK DOG PARK: Page 11

THE ALDERMANIC RETREAT! SELLING THE TOWN SQUARE PROPERTY WAS A TOPIC WITH LOTS OF STATEMENTS IN THAT DIRECTION, BUT ZERO VOTES. MAYOR ENDS THE MEETING BEFORE HE CAN BE QUESTIONED ABOUT THE POLICE CHIEF OPENING: Pages 11-16

CITY HALL/MUNICIPAL CENTER SIGN DISAPPEARS AND NOBODY NOTICED: We reported its disappearance and three days later it was found. Page 16

THE OPEN MEETING ROOM WITH THE DOORS OPEN; SUDDENLY I APPEAR AND THE DOORS ARE SLAMMED! Pages 16 & 17

WE OBTAINED POLICE REPORT OF DRUNK DRIVER TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR IS REFUSING TO PROSECUTE: It was a Christmas Eve Drunk Driver. Town and Country Prosecutor Ed Sluys won’t prosecute the DWI but accepted a guilty plea for lane weaving and a fine was set. Read the report and see if you think he should be prosecuted or at least Mr. Sluys say why he has deferred any prosecution. Pages 17-20

HALF-NAKED 19-YEAR-OLD ALL OVER THE ROAD FOLLOWED BY CONCERNED CITIZEN WHO CALLED POLICE! SHE HAD BEEN DRINKING, BUT LEAVES T&C COURTROOM WITH NO POINTS: Pages 20 & 21

LUTHERAN SENIOR SERVICES READY TO START BUILDING NEW ADDITION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. THEY SAID THEY HAVE NO INTENTION ON EXPANDING AFTER THE NEW WING IS BUILT. THEY WANT TO EXPAND IN WEBSTER GROVES AND ARE GETTING EARLY OPPOSITION: Pages 22 & 23

FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 2017 CHESTERFIELD MAY LOSE AN ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF TO ANOTHER AREA CITY: Read who and where. Pages 23 & 24

DAN BUCK MISSES ANOTHER SELF-IMPOSED DEADLINE ABOUT HIS INDOOR BASEBALL FACILITY: Pages 24 & 25

DRIVER WITH A REVOKED LICENSE DUE TO FELONY DWI CONVICTIONS, FLEES THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT, THEN GETS SPECIAL DEAL IN THE CHESTERFIELD COURT: Pages 25-28

TRAILER PARK REZONING BACK AT THE CHESTERFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION ON MONDAY AUGUST 14: The attempt to rezone land a trailer park is on for apartments is back on the agenda, but no vote should be taken. Page 28

HOCKEY IS ALSO BACK AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION: Pages 28 & 29

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the crime was last week. Pages 30-32

SONIC IS CLOSED FOR REPAIRS: Pages 32 & 33

BUSINESS REPORT FROM MANCHESTER: Here are three items from Manchester about businesses along Manchester Road. Pages 33-35

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Page 35 & 36

BEST SUMMER READS: Out of 12 books we read this summer, these two were at the top of my list. Pages 37 & 38

CARTOONS: Pages 38-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 290 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 235 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 289 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 234

August 6, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

CORRECTIONS: This week is the Corrections Newsletter and we may as well call our office The Department of Corrections. The first one is correcting calling a CID board in Chesterfield a TDD Board. They are both special taxing districts but one charges shoppers ˝-cent more in sales tax.

Another one involves math and the Town Square. It turns out no retail space is going to rent out for $400,000 a month.

And the final one involves seven pages of a lawsuit against the city for sexual harassment and then intimidation against a former police employee. This is in response to a mistake in the time period of a police supervisor’s improper actions. A complaint from city hall referring to our story as “shoddy journalism or blogging” compelled me to reach out for the most accurate information possible. Pages 1-11

NEW DRUNKS AND THIEVES POSTED: Part 3 of our 2017 Drunks and Thieves involving arrests and trials in Town and Country and Chesterfield has now been posted in Drunks and Thieves section on the right column of this page or click HERE to download it right now.

NEW TOWN AND COUNTRY JUDGE ACCEPTED HUNDREDS OF CASES WHERE SERIOUS MOVING VIOLATIONS WERE AMENDED TO “ILLEGAL PARKING” AS FRONTENAC JUDGE: Despite being a Federal EEOC Hearing Officer deciding if people have been discriminated against Andrea Neihoff as judge in Frontenac discriminated against traffic violators who could not afford to hire an attorney and get point-related citations reduced to non-traffic parking tickets. Pages 11 & 12

TRAVEL WARNING: We have issued a Travel Warning to drivers who can’t afford to hire an attorney or pay a $225 “Illegal Parking” fine for a $125 Speeding citation that has been amended. Pages 12 & 13

IS EIGHT PRIOR MOVING VIOLATIONS REDUCED TO NON-MOVING NO POINTS VIOLATIONS ENOUGH TO GET CONVICTED IF YOU ARE CAUGHT DOING 30 MPH OVER THE LIMIT IN A CONSTRUCTION ZONE? Not if you are a rich guy driving a new Benz, cited in Town and Country and hired a lawyer to turn your serious citation into a parking ticket. Read the sorry story of Dennis Perksy. Pages 13 & 14

APPARENTLY BEING DRUNK AND DRIVING 132 MPH IS STILL ELIGIBLE FOR PROBATION FROM COUNTY JUDGE OTT: Doing 132 in a 60 zone while drunk isn’t enough for Judge Mary Ott not to give you a No-Fine, No-Points, No-permanent record probation. Pages 15 & 16

VEHICLE AND SUSPECT DESCRIPTION IN LATEST CAR BREAK-INS IN PARKS: Page 17

FORMER CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TREASURER CHARGED BY FEDS WITH STEALING $2,800,000 FROM HIS CHESTERFIELD EMPLOYER! Page 18

OLDER WOMAN CONVICTED OF STEALING FROM VICTORIA’S SECRET: We reported her arrest last year. She has now pled guilty and here is the rest of the story. Pages 18-20

NEW MONARCH DIRECTOR HAS TWO OUTSTANDING TAX LIENS AND COURT JUDGMENTS: Pages 20 & 21

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL SESSION DRAWS BIG CROWD OVER PROP P MONEY: Police wives and some officers filled the council chambers to talk about Prop P money, something that was not even on the agenda. Pages 21-27

FIVE-YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN: Lack of “USE” tax and drop in Municipal Court revenue discussed. Page 27

CHESTERFIELD FINANCE DIRECTOR QUITS. HE IS GOING TO WORK FOR A SAN FRANCISCO SOFTWARE COMPANY: Read when and what company. Pages 27 & 28

FOOT BRIDGE OVER I-64 FINALLY OPENS: Better late than never. Page 28

POLICE BLOTTER: Check out what was happening on the police beat for the last two weeks. Pages 29-34

ART AT CITY HALL: We have a few examples from three artists with work being displayed at the Chesterfield City Hall. Pages 34-36

READER COMMENTS: A few of comments on our last few newsletters that did not deal with corrections. Pages 36 & 37

IT’S AN OUTRAGE I TELL YOU: Read what got me going. Page 38

RESTAURANT REVIEW: I think I can call this a restaurant, but I’m not sure. We had a couple meals at Town and Country’s only exclusive BBQ place with limited hours and limited seating. Pages 38-42

REAL ESTATE: Just on the market for $4,775,000. Pages 42 & 43

CARTOONS: Pages 44-51

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 289 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 234 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 288 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 233

July 31, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

T&C POLICE CHIEF ANNOUNCES EARLY EXIT: Read the details. Chief Pat Kranz’s last day at the office will be a month before his last day on the payroll. Pages 1-3

DALTON ANNOUNCES HIS NOMINEE FOR MUNICIPAL JUDGE. SHE DOES NOT WANT TO GIVE STRAIGHT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS: Will the Board of Aldermen get involved with this appointment or just roll over and have their stomachs rubbed like good dogs? Pages 3 & 4

ANOTHER TOWN SQUARE MEETING WITH STILL MORE ON THE HORIZON: Skip Mange now wants to manage the commercial property and not sell it. City’s consultant gives a lecture on how to succeed and how to fail. Pages 5-12

POLICE DISCUSS CUT THROUGH TRAFFIC: Motorists using Williamsburg Estates and Mason Ridge Road as shortcuts were the topics. Pages 12-14

CITIZEN POLICE COMMISSIONERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY MAKE SUGGESTIONS FOR SPENDING PROP P MONEY: Page 14

BADGES? WE NEED STINKIN' BADGES PROCLAIMS A CITIZEN POLICE/FIRE/EMS COMMISSIONER: Pages 14 & 15

THIEVES AND DRUNKS: Read about an employee stealing cash at Home Depot and how a three time DWI defendant got a break. Pages 15-18

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: See what new homes are planned on Topping Road and on Oak Springs. Pages 18-21

SHELLBOURNE ATTORNEY AND CHESTERFIELD SPAR OVER THE NEXT DATE FOR APPEAL OF SHELLBOURNE ASSISTED LIVING PROPOSAL AT WILDHORSE CREEK AND BAXTER: Pages 21-24

THE CHESTERFIELD BLUE VALLEY TDD BOARD: Even though the City Council has to approve members of this TDD Board no one at City Hall was sure who was on the board. The city administrator was nice enough to find out. Read who they are. Pages 24 & 25

TRAILER PARK REZONING FOR APARTMENTS SHOULD RETURN TO PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA IN AUGUST: Pages 25 & 26

THE ELECTION TO CONTINUE TDD FOR THE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION RINKS OR STOP THE TDD WHEN IT IS SCHEDULED TO END IN 2024 IS EXPLAINED: However voting isn’t an easy proposition. Pages 26 & 27

TWO THEFT CASES FROM THE SAME STORE IN CHESTERFIELD MALL: One case makes perfect sense as unhappy employees steal, while the other case seems to be a waste of taxpayer’s money. Pages 28-32

PRESS RELEASE CLAIMS DAN BUCK WILL ANNOUNCE NEW LOCATION FOR THE BASEBALL COMPLEX ON AUGUST 1: Page 33

ONE WEEK CHESTERFIELD MAYOR BOB NATION CLAIMS ALL THE PROP P TAX $$$ WILL HAVE TO BE USED TO KEEP CHESTERFIELD COPS FROM TAKING A PAY CUT. A WEEK LATER HE IS CLAIMING NONE OF PROP P DOLLARS SHOULD GO TO THE POLICE: Bob Nation is turning out to be the local Donald Trump by making statements that cancel each other out. At least he isn’t tweeting them. Read what we think is behind the stupid statements. Pages 34 & 35

THE STORIES ON THE POLICE HIRED TO PATROL METRO LINK HIDING OUT: Pages 35-38

REAL ESTATE: WEST COUNTY: It has a Pacific address and has been on the market for almost a year for $6,000,000. Pages 38 & 39

WHO DOESN’T LIKE A PARADE: Page 40

OFF WE GO FOR LOCAL MUSICIAN: Page 41

DEADLINE BUSTER; MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT NAMES NEW DIRECTOR TO REPLACE JANE CUNNINGHAM: Read who! Pages 42 & 43

IN MEMORIAM: Another one of my favorites died last week. Pages 43-45

CARTOONS: Pages 45-47

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 288 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 233 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 287 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 232

July 24, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

MONTHLY POLICE ACTIVITY AND CRIME STATS: Read what the police were dealing with in Town and Country and Chesterfield in June. Pages 1 & 2

STATE REPS USING CAMPAIGN MONEY FOR ANYTHING BUT CAMPAIGNING: We looked at the 2017 quarterly campaign contribution reports of two West County state reps and came away trying to figure out what some of their claimed expenses had to do with campaigns. Pages 39-42

TOWN AND COUNTRY PROSECUTOR REFUSES TO PROSECUTE CHRISTMAS EVE DRUNK DRIVER: The driver tested over the limit and had a preliminary license suspension, that is being appealed, but the city prosecutor is deferring any actual prosecution. Read the information we have to date. Pages 3-5

TWO MORE DRUNK DRIVING CASES FROM TOWN AND COUNTRY: In the next case a woman is arrested in a stolen car for drunk driving at Mason Road and Mason Ridge Rd. The final case involves a man from Manchester who was charged with felony Drunk Driving on his third arrest, but pleads guilty to misdemeanor DWI. Pages 6 & 7

TOP AND BOTTOM PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN SCIENCE: This is the last of our list based on the Missouri MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) Scores. Pages 7 & 8

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE:

ADDITION TO HOUSE IS FOR A 300 SQUARE FOOT CLOSET PLUS A HAWAIIAN PATIO: Pages 8 & 9

THE REPLACEMENT FOR STONE HOUSE WILL HAVE A GARAGE LARGER THAN THE ORIGINAL HOUSE: Pages 9 & 10

MEL BROOKS COULD NOT HAVE WRITTEN A GOOFIER EVENING OF MEETINGS IN CHESTERFIELD!

PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY COMMITTEE: The Police Personnel Board Chair reads a statement critical of the pay and benefits the city is providing officers. 90-minutes later the mayor responds. Pages 11-14

TWO LIBERALS OUTLINE HOW THEY WANT PROP P MONEY SPENT! You might find it interesting that they don’t want much going to police salaries. Pages 14-15

HEAD OF CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ATTACKS THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL FOR NOT GIVING DAN BUCK MORE TIME TO FIND MONEY FOR THE BASEBALL COMPLEX PROJECT: This was ugly. Read the statement made and the responses. Pages 16-19

COUNCILMAN WITH A SHADY ETHICS RECORD CALLS FOR CITY ATTORNEY TO INVESTIGATE FOUR COUNCIL PERSONS: They did not discuss any pending legislation and were not a quorum. They did meet with Chamber of Commerce officials to explain their votes. Read the details. Pages 19 & 20

HE'S BA-AAA-CK: You have to say this. River Bend Subdivision resident Andy Shanfeld doesn’t give up, even if he pisses off most of his neighbors and costs the city thousands of dollars in engineering costs. Read what he wants now. Pages 20-22

THE MAYOR DOES A 10-POINT FLIP-FLOP: Earlier in the year Mayor Bob Nation led the City Council in passing a resolution against the Prop 4 sales tax for Public Safety/Police. At the time he said the city had plenty of funding and didn’t need or want the $2,400,000 in estimated Prop P funds as the City had to send the majority of the money raised to the County and other cities. Now he is saying quite the opposite. Pages 23 & 24

THE LIVE STREAMING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS AND THE GAME OF THRONES: A COUNCILMAN SHOUTS TO THE PRESS TABLE NOT TO WRITE DOWN WHAT HE JUST SAID! Pages 24-26

SO MUCH FOR TRANSPARENCY! THE JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR’S SALARY BEING PLACED WITH ALL THE OTHER EMPLOYEE SALARIES HAS SOME OPPOSITION: Pages 26 & 27

MAYOR BREAKS TIE ON HIS APPOINTMENT TO THE BLUE VALLEY CID TAX BOARD: Pages 27-29

A CHANGE OF APPEARANCE: DOES THE CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY AND CLARKSON VALLEY AND BALLWIN PROSECUTOR LOOK MORE DISTINGUISHED OR MORE SLEAZY? Pages 29 & 30

THE CONNIE FULTS TRIADE ABOUT TRASH CANS, EMAILS AND A WIDOW IN HER WARD: We reported in June how former Councilwoman Connie Fults went on a rant directed at the Mayor and four council members who voted to release her emails with the City Prosecutor over resident Lynn Dull’s trash cans. We now have the transcript. It and the link to where we have posted Dull’s response posted is now available. Pages 30-34

THE PROPOSED HOCKEY ASSOCIATION COMPLEX AT PLANNING COMMISSION! ONLY OPPOSITION WAS OVER ROAD PLACEMENT: See the diagrams and read the comments. Pages 35-38

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Check out the calls the police were handling last week. Pages 42-45

MEDIA: THE POST-DISPATCH NO LONGER KNOWS THE SUBURBS: See two stories they got wrong. Pages 46-48

LUTHERANS STILL DON’T KNOW WHERE THEIR RETIREMENT AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IS: Page 48

WANT ADS SHOWING DES PERES BAR AND GRILL IS BUSY: Pages 48 & 49

NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS: We added one to go with our original website address. Page 49

CARTOONS: We didn’t have any space left, but luckily we didn’t see that many good cartoons. Pages 50 & 51

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 287 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 232 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 286 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 231

July 17, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY DOESN’T BACK ALDERPERSONS OR NEIGHBORS! BERRA HORSE POOP CAN STAY: The Town and Country legal team has settled a lawsuit filed by the Berra family over the Special Use Permit requiring them to remove horse waste weekly from their horse barns and pastures. The horse poop can stay. Apparently so can the smell. It is a win for the Berras and a loss for the neighbors. Pages 1-4

ANOTHER ANON
YMOUS LETTER ARRIVES. SENDER DIDN’T GET A JOKE, BUT ADDED SOME INFO TO THE HAWTHORNE ESTATES STORY: Pages 4-6

FELONY DRUNK DRIVER PLACED IN SPECIAL PROGRAM, GETS KICKED OUT BUT THEN HAS FELONY DWI REDUCED TO A MISDEMEANOR:
Read the case of Farrell Webber. Pages 6-8

TOP & BOTTOM AREA AND STATE WIDE SCHOOLS IN SOCIAL STUDIES
: Pages 8 & 9

REAL ESTATE NEWS:

10 Glen Maro new home approved: Pages 9 & 10

1803 Topping Road: The story of ex-con drug dealer and internet scam guy, Brian Marchant-Calsyn is retold for new readers, along with the drawing of the new house to be built on a 1.7 acre lot that used to be home to Marchant-Calsyn’s tennis court with illegal lights. Pages 10-13



THE SECOND BIGGEST HOUSE IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY IS UNDER CONTRACT:
The Jones’ house at 1700 S. Warson (at Twin Springs) listed at $10,750,000 is under contract. Pages 14 & 15

DEER v VEHICLE TOWN AND COUNTRY REPORT PLUS CHESTERFIELD’S REPORT OF ONLY CALLS TO THE POLICE ABOUT DEER: Pages 15 & 16

AirBnBs ILLEGAL IN CHESTERFIELD:
Read the new ordinance and what the city is or isn’t doing about it. Pages 17-20

VERY, VERY DRUNK NOONTIME DRIVER INJURES WOMAN AFTER RUNNING RED LIGHT. THIS WAS HIS THIRD DWI ARREST: Read the details, see the accident diagram and the mug shot of a person 4-times over the legal limit. Pages 21-23

T-FED BACK ON ANOTHER COURT DOCKET: Theodore Federer was arrested by the Missouri Highway in Southeast Missouri. Read the charge and see a recap of T-Fed’s numerous arrests and convictions. Pages 23-25

RANDY LOGAN WANTS CLOSED DOOR MEETING ABOUT BUYING 9 ACRES ON SCHOETTLER ROAD FOR A CITY PARK: Page 26

MCDONALDS ON OLIVE IS ROBBED: Page 26

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: Read what excitement the Chesterfield Police had last week. Pages 27-29

OPENING OF CHESTERFIELD PARKWAY FOOT BRIDGE OVER I-64 DELAYED FOR THIRD TIME:
Read why. Page 29

BUSINESS UPDATE
: Chocolate Shop moving away and Russell’s Café, Bakery and Coffee Shop is coming. Read where and when. Pages 29 & 30

One of Sheldon Cooper’s favorite kind of stores is having a going out of business sale. Read where and how much longer. Pages 30 & 31

CUNNINGHAM’S COUNTDOWN TO END AT MONARCH:
We have Monarch Fire Protection District President’s Rick Gans remarks after Director Jane Cunningham announced her resignation. Pages 31 & 32

KMOV INTERVIEWS A UNION PLANT ON THE MONARCH FIRE CHIEF STORY: While we think that Monarch Fire Chief Chuck Marsonette really got a stupid sweetheart contract, we didn’t have to interview a plant from the firefighter’s union to come to that conclusion. KMOV’s alleged “investigative reporter” Lauran Trager interviewed a front person for Local 2665 and either didn’t know it or didn’t bother to tell viewers. Pages 32-35

TWO WEEKS IN A ROW THE NUMBER-ONE COLUMNIST IN ST. LOUIS FOR THREE DECADES CALLS FOR THE FIRING OF JOHN NATIONS: Pages 35 & 36

SECURITY AGENT ON THE JOB: Pages 36 & 37

CARTOONS: Last week editorial cartoonist had a theme on Chris Christie on the beach. This week there is a new theme involving a father-son act. Pages 37-43

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 286 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 231 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 285 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 230

July 10, 2017 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

JANE CUNNINGHAM RESIGNS FROM MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT! Former State Senator and her husband are moving to Camden County making their weekend home on the Lake of the Ozarks their permanent residence. Jane Cunningham officially announced her resignation effective at the end of July from the Board of Directors of the Monarch Fire Protection District. ”I am not like Elliot Grissom. When I move out of my jurisdiction I resign,” said Cunningham taking a poke at the former Chesterfield councilman who moved to Wildwood and did not resign from the city council for months until his term expired. Pages 1-4

LUTHERAN SERVICES OBTAINS TOWN AND COUNTRY REZONING FOR NEW BUILDINGS ON SOUTH OUTER FORTY ROAD, BUT POWERPOINT PRESENTATION SHOWS THE COMPLEX TO BE IN CHESTERFIELD: We got the rather lame excuse from the VP of Lutheran Services. Pages 4-6

THE HIGH CHAIR AT THE PLANNING AND ZONING MEETING: Pages 6-8

HIGH RISE GAZEBO VOTED DOWN THE P&Z AND MUST BE TORN DOWN: It is a 3-story 27-foot high gazebo that was built without permits, inspections or approval. Pages 8 & 9

FORMER EMPLOYEE PROVES TARGET WAS RIGHT TO FIRE HER: Town and Country Target employee arrested and charged after a $1,000 theft. Read the details. Pages 10-12

IS HE THE MAYOR OR AN EMPLOYEE OF A NEW NURSING HOME? The always slick mayor begs the question. Pages 12-14

THE BEST AND THE WORST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN ENGLISH: Page 15

OMG THE CABLE AND MY INTERNET ARE OUT: Four trucks responded after hours. See the trucks and where they were at. Pages 16

SPRAYING ON MODOT PROPERTY MAYBE KILLING SOME TREES IN TREE CITY USA: See where. Pages 16 & 17

SUSPENDED MONARCH FIRE CHIEF HIT WITH NINE NEW FELONY CHARGES: Some Monarch board member believe this shows how weak the original case was. But with nine new charges it should be hard not to convict him of something. The suspended chief’s contact expires at the end of the year. Read the new charges. Pages 18-20

THE ALLEGED VICTIM OF MARSONETTE’S $33,000 THEFT HAS TO REPAY THE UNITED STATES $8,386,787 DUE TO MEDICARE FRAUD: Wow, Marsonette’s alleged victim is anything but a victim when dealing with Medicare. Pages 20 & 21

SHOPLIFTER OPENS MOUTH TWICE AND MOVES FROM SHOPLIFTER TO ROBBER TWICE: See who he is and read what he did. Pages 22-25

FORMER CHESTERFIELD MAYOR FEELING SOME HEAT: Read from who and why. Pages 25 & 26

CHESTERFIELD COPS ARE NOW THE POLICE IN CLARKSON VALLEY: Pages 26 & 27

MISSOURI SEN. ROY BLUNT’S NAME IS ON THE NEW MEMBERS’ LIST FOR THE VERY EXCLUSIVE CHEVY CHASE CLUB: Read about the club and the surrounding area and see some photos. Pages 27-30

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: It was a relatively slow week of the Chesterfield Police with only three pages of calls. Pages 31-33

I-64 WALKWAY IS ABOUT TO OPEN: Page 34

BERKSHIRE-HATHWAY MOVES A LISTING IN A NEWSPAPER AD FROM A BLUE COLLAR TOWN TO A WHITE COLLAR TOWN: Pages 34 & 35

SECURITY AGENT UPDATE: Pages 35 & 36

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SUGARFIRE BBQ: Pages 37-41

MUSIC: SUMMER FACES YOU WON’T SEE IN THE FALL: Pages 41 & 42

CARTOONS: We go to the beach. Pages 42-49

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 285 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 230 COMBINED EDITION

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The Big Sports Properties Deal

Big Sports Baseball Dome Contract Expired and Terminated, June 6, 2017

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

The Development Agreement (Contract) Between Big Sports and the City of Chesterfield, March 10, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

Overview: The Big Sports Properties Deal, October
17, 2016

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

Tim Engelmeyer's Attack and Our Response

Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer launches a lie-filled offensive and we fire back. (May, 2017)
The Engelmeyer Years

Read how Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer has been making sure DWI defendants represented by lawyers leave the  courtroom with no fines or points. Also read how Engelmeyer reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking and how he reduces crimes to “Littering” violations.
Moving Violations
To Illegal Parking
(Listed by date, newest fist.)

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED July 29, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED April 15, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, March 27, 2017
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


Update: May 22, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Boondoggle Turns Into Scandal As City Officials Break the Law and Hide Public Records, December 7, 2016


Listed by date, newest first
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 4, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 3, JULY 31, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 2, JUNE 24, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 1, APRIL 3, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: NEW YEARS 2017 EDITION, JANUARY 4, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: CHRISTMAS 2016 EDITION, DECEMBER 27, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING EDITION, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 3, MAY 23, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 2, MAY 18, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 1, MAY 10, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 3, DECEMBER 31, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 2, DECEMBER 24, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING 2015, DECEMBER 2, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
Vivek Agnihotri, MD and
Zinia Thomas, MD Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016

Baxter Rd. Bicycle Lanes Controversy

Correspondence and Documentation Between City of Chesterfield and St. Louis County Transportation Department Regarding Baxter Road Bicycle Lanes, August 25, 2015 to November 7, 2016
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Willie Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Deer Reports

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, January 26, 2017

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
Connie Fults
Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission Versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016

Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016

Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016
State Representative
Don Gosen Sex Scandal


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016

Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Charges Against Chuck Marsonette, June 30, 2017

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette, June, 2017

Probable Cause Statement
Against Monarch Fire Chief
Wayne "Chuck" Marsonette for Felony Theft from a Previous Employer, August 2, 2016.

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

Read emails about the Mason Rd. sidewalk project from the first quarter of 2017 to and from Town and Country city staff, elected officials, Parks Commission members and residents.
Mayor Bob Nation;
Chesterfield Censure


Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause,
October 19, 2015

Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Principia Lawsuit

Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission
Action Against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County,
February 8, 2016
Ronald Lee Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
Town Square

Town Square, John's Take On The Issue, November 25, 2016

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

Connie Fults' Comments with fact checking, June 19, 2017

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

Westminster vs. Town and Country Judgment, August 15, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit,
Respondent's Answer,
December 14, 2015

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated February 20, 2017.
 

Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Bar Fight, Threatening Police Officers and their Families, Felony Possession of Drugs, 3-30-14

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

Volunteer Treasurer stole at least $135,868 from various band and choir accounts at Parkway central High School.

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

Chesterfield Parents Go On Vacation and 35-year old Son Invites Prostitute and Heroin Supplier to Move In

The Story

The Police Report

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Alfred "Skip" Nichols

DWI, 3-17-00

DWI, 6-1-07

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

Andy Stecko

Incident at the Hangar Bar and Grill, 3-4-16

While this police report has a number of names redacted, through independent means we were able to identify four of the six people mentioned. They are:

The Suspect: Then Monarch Fire Protection District Captain Andy Stecko.

The Victim: Monarch Fire Prevention District firefighter/paramedic Donna Kessler.

Witness 1: "C" is Bob Chitwood, the owner of the hangar Grill and Pub on Long Road.

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

Robert Walter

Another Night at Harpo's, 6-11-16

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first


Texas Roadhouse Ballwin, 9-4-17


The Slider House, 8-27-17


Return to BrickTops, 8-27-17


3 Bay BBQ, 7-27-17


Sugarfire BBQ Olivette, 6-30-17


Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill, 6-22-17


Phils_BBQ, 6-8-17


Das Bevo (The Bevo Mill), 6-2-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Twisted Tree, 5-18-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


O'Connell's Pub, 12-22-16


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


The Battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken, 9-28-16


The Sports Page 8-30-16


In
Search of the Good and Cheap Greasy Cheeseburger, 8-8-16


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13