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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 154 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 99

November 19, 2014 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

Who Do You Give To?
Do you give to a charity helping people this winter or paying for a bronze horse and dog? Page 1 & 2

A Healthcare Professional Responds to Fire District's Community Paramedic Idea
Page 3

A Perfect Person to Represent People Who Don't Pay Their Bills
Pages 3-5

The Importance of Enhanced Grocery Shopping
The trials and tribulations of pushing a cart in a supermarket fuels an Aldermanic debate on a liquor by the drink license for a grocery store. Pages 5-7

The Skip Mange Veterans' Day Stand
Pages 7 & 8

Solar Panels for City Hall Continued Again
Pages 8 & 9

Chesterfield Mayor and City Council Vote to Continue City's Epidemic of Illegal Parking and Littering Convictions While Making Sure There Are Few Theft and DWI Convictions
The most dangerous man in Chesterfield, city judge Rick "Let m Loose" Brunk was just reappointed to three more years. The conflict continues of having a judge who is also a defense attorney for Drunk Drivers. Pages 10-12

Councilwoman Greenwood Gets Two More Police Officers Added to the Budget for Elementary Schools
Pages 12 & 13

Fire Union Refused to Show Up and Bargain With Monarch Fire Board
We got and posted the letters between Local 2665's attorney and the District's lawyer. Pages 13-16

At Special Saturday Morning Council Meeting Chesterfield Council Votes to Have City Run Arts Service
Read the debate and see how the Council dressed for a 9 am Saturday morning meeting. Pages 17-21

New Store for Taubman Outlet Mall Has ARB Seeing Red
Page 21

Lowes Wants City Concessions Over Zoning Requirements
It doesn't look like they are going to get them. Pages 21 & 22

A Look Into the Secret World at Monsanto
Photos of plans for the Chesterfield research facility...somewhere you are never going to get to see close up. Pages 22 & 23

Media Watch
Know where you are! The latest offender! Pages 23 & 24

Complaint Letters
We share an angry complaint letter about my appearances on a morning talk radio program. Pages 24 & 25

Food: This Week We Go to Tuckers and Returning to Tucker's Looking for Something to Complain About
We didn't have any luck. Pages 26-29

Music
Pages 29 & 30

Cartoons
Pages 30-33

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 154 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 99 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 153 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 98

November 12, 2014 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

Mayor Dalton Adds $25,000 to His Deficit-Laden 2015 Budget to Give Tax Money to Rich People
Read what Dalton plans to bring back. The last time the tax money to rich people plan was in the budget Dalton was laying off women employees and there were some interesting newspaper columns, that we revisited. Pages 1-6

As Predicted, the St. Louis County Board of Elections Has Disastrous Election Day After Gov. Nixon Makes Two Terrible Appointments
Pages 6-8

Local Kook Gets More Votes Than Most Predicted But Proved He Doesn't Know What He is Doing
Page 8

End Of The Year Budget Balancing Lowers Town and Country Deficit a Bit
Page 9

Town and Country Police Busy in October
Read the police activity stats. Pages 9 & 10

Drace Park Update
See the latest with log cabins in Drace Park. Page 11

Former Monarch Board President Had Sexual Relationship With Person She Promoted
Depositions in a current court case reveal that a high ranking officer with the Monarch Fire Protection Board was having sex with the former Board President who promoted him. Pages 12-14

Female Who Sued Fire District is Promoted
Dana Buckley joins Donna Kessler wearing captain bars. Both Kessler and Buckley sued and won over sex harassment and discrimination. Pages 14 & 15

Developer's Team Claims People Hate Government as City Council Puts Safety First on Gas Station and Car Wash Project
Pages 15-21

The Mayor is Either Getting no Respect or is on a Very Tough Diet
Page 22

Police Chief Doesn't Want to Have to Charge Hookers With Operating Without a Business License ..... He Wants a City Prostitution Law
Pages 22 & 23

New Ordinance Requested for too Many Dogs and Cats
Page 24

Resident and HOA Trustee Wants Better Enforcement of Jerk Neighbors Who Set Off Commercial Grade Aerial Fireworks Over Neighbor's Homes
Page 25

Police Want Texting While Driving Ban ..... We Suggest a Texting While Legislating Ban
Pages 26 & 27

Food
The popular Lester's on Clayton Road near Baxter apparently was not popular enough. It closed for good last week. Page 27-29

We Go to Lunch at Mike Duffy's
Pages 29-32

How to Smoke a Turkey Cheap
Page 32

Music
Pages 32 & 33

Cartoons
Pages 33-37

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 153 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 98 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 152 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 97

Solar Bill Back From Dead, Mason Ridge Special Assignment Students, Cops Search For Needy Kids, Deficit Gets Redder, Fire District Shell Game, Drinking Wine At The Supermarket, Bird Feeder Attracts Guest & Lots More

November 6, 2014 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country/Chesterfield newsletter is now online for you to download and read. Among the stories in this edition:

GREEN ALDERMAN PLAYS BORIS KARLOFF AND BRINGS SOLAR BILL BACK FROM THE DEAD: Read and see if it is worth reviving. Page 1

ONE LAST LOOK THROUGH STATS AND GRAPHS OF MASON RIDGE ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT STUDENTS: A reader has done some work using information provided to us by the Parkway Schools and additional data from ProPublica for some interesting material on the special assignment kids at Mason Ridge Elementary. Pages 2-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY COPS SEARCH FOR NEEDY KIDS: Read where they are looking. Pages 5 & 6

TOWN AND COUNTRY DEFICIT GETS REDDER: Page 7

FIRE DISTRICT PAYS SOMEONE $5,000 TO ATTEND FIVE MEETINGS...READ THE LATEST SHELL GAME BEING PLAYED. Pages 7-12

TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERMEN DECLARE DRINKING WINE AT THE GROCERY STORE A MATTER OF THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE AND A REASON TO BREAK THE RULES: Page 13

MEET SOMEONE BESIDE A SQUIRREL EYEING MY BIRD FEEDER: Page 14

CHESTERFIELD CANCELS FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING: Read how hard it is getting for the public to attend a Chesterfield Finance Committee meeting. Pages 14-16

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We look at the 8-Day Before Election Campaign Reports and see how much good all that money did.

Diehl versus Gerber: Pages 16-18

Gosen versus Farmer: Pages 18 & 19

Sue Allen versus NO ONE Pages 19 & 20

STRANGEST STORE HOURS SIGN: Pages 20 & 21

REAL ESTATE: We search for the story behind a $3,475,000 house going on the market. Pages 21-23

FOOD: We have now posted all of our restaurant reviews on the homepage of our website. This week we go to the Country Club for lunch. Pages 23-25

MUSIC: READ ABOUT THE WEEK THAT STARTED OUT WITH A SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE AND ENDED WITH 15 BUTTS IN THE SEATS: Pages 25-27

CARTOONS: Page 27- 32

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 152 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 97 COMBINED EDITION

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first
Tuckers, 11-12-14
Country Club, 11-2-14
Duffy's, 10-30-14
Smitty's, 10-29-14
Panda Express, 10-22-14
Kim Cheese, 10-15-14
Miller's Crossing, 10-3-14
Harpo's, 9-26-14
Lester's, 9-18-14
Mongolian BBW, 9-11-14
Talayna's, 8-29-14
Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14
Mia Sorella, 8-17-14
The Hanger, 8-10-14
Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14
Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13
Gangs Of Town and Country
Gangs of Town and Country, Updated 10-22-14
Our Favorite Police Reports

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"
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.)

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

Dan McLaughlin
DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11
DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Richard Rognan
Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum
DWI, 4-29-14
Accident, 4-29-14
 
Other Downloads
Shannon Woolsey lawsuit, sexual harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013