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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 278 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 223

May 22, 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 POLICE CHIEF TO RETIRE: Pat Kranz will join his brother who retired as a lieutenant last year. Page 1

MAYOR MAKES SOME NEW COMMISSION CHAIR ASSIGNMENTS AND PASSES ON A COUPLE THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED
: Pages 1-3


CEDAR SPRINGS FELON ARRESTED AGAIN: Kalaun Gray, living at home with his lawyer father, has been charged with two more felonies. Pages 3-6

MAN PASSING BOGUS BILLS AT HOSPITAL LOOKS A LOT DIFFERENT ONCE ARRESTED: Read the story of Clifford Reeves and see his change of appearance. Pages 6 & 7

60-YEAR-OLD KETCHUP STAINED DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED IN T&C: Page 8

94 MPH IN A 60 ZONE OKAY WITH T&C PROSECUTOR WHO AND COUNTY JUDGE AS HE GETS A NO-FINE, NO-POINTS PROBATION
: Page 9


THE UNETHICAL MUNICIPAL COURT MERRY-GO-ROUND: Read how people hired as prosecutors, city attorneys and judges to protect us are also playing the role of defensive attorney for woman charged with felony DWI, who can hurt us. The worse one here is maybe the Chesterfield City Attorney. City Councils and Boards of Aldermen ignore the abuse and refuse to reform the system. Pages 10 & 11

DO YOU THINK 92 MPH DURING MORNING RUSH HOUR IS SAFE? Apparently Chesterfield City Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer does. Pages 11 & 12

TWO MORE CASES OF ENGELMEYER REFUSING TO PROSECUTE: Thanks to Tim Engelmeyer one local resident got a moving violation reduced to Illegal Parking, a fourth time for a reduction. Then there is hit and run driver, who after causing an accident and fleeing got the serious charge reduced by Engelmeyer to a No Points, No Fine probation. Pages 12-15

TWO CHESTERFIELD ROAD PROJECTS DON’T GET FEDERAL GRANTS
: Read where and how much was asked for. Pages 15 & 16


MORE FROM THE MAY 8 F&A COMMITTEE MEETING: Randy Logan attacks Tom DeCampi for being against tax incentives for businesses due to the company we works for. Pages 16 & 17

THE TRASH CAN EMAILS RETURN: The saga of a resident trying to get copies of emails from a then councilwoman to the city prosecutor that resulted her in being charged is back. Pages 17 & 18

CONTENTIOUS CITY COUNCIL MEETING LEADS OFF WITH ME GETTING ATTACKED BY A LAWYER WHO DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT: Pages 18-20

TO SEND MONEY TO THE MML OR NOT TO SEND MONEY, THAT WAS THE QUESTION
: Read the answer! Pages 20 & 21


FUNDS FOR PARTY FOR WEST COUNTY CITY POLITICIANS AND STATE POLITICIANS IS RESCINDED. MEANWHILE COUNCIL PRESIDENT THINKS SECRET MONEY IS A GOOD THING EVEN IT BREAKS THE LAW: Pages 21-23

PLACING THE CITY JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR’S SALARY ON THE CITY TRANSPARENCY PORTAL HITS A ROAD BLOCK: See why this turned into a big deal. Then see what we can do that the City Council won’t. Pages 24 & 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: Pages 26-28


BASEBALL COMPLEX’S TOP DOG IS A NO-SHOW AT THE MONARCH MEETING: Pages 28 & 29

OUR FAVORITE RECENT OBIT PHOTOS
: Pages 29 & 30


RESTAURANT NEWS: Pages 30 & 31

RESTAURANT REVIEW: We had some German food in Ladue. Pages 31-34

A RAINY NIGHT VISITOR:
Page 35


MORE FLAG PROBLEMS AT HILTON’S HOMEWOOD SUITES:
Page 35


SAY GOODBYE TO AN IMPOSTER MAGAZINE: Page 36

CARTOONS: Page 36-39

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 278 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 223 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 277 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 222

May 15, 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:

DEVELOPER WITHDRAWS APARTMENT COMPLEX PROPOSAL ON SCHOETTLER ROAD: Read the details! Pages 7-12

SIDEWALK FROM CLAYTON ROAD TO QUEENY PARK IS DEAD: It is official there will be no sidewalk connecting the city’s sidewalk (that they like to call a trail) on Clayton Road to the 500-plus acre St. Louis County Queeny Park on Mason Road. At least there will be no sidewalk until the city will use eminent domain to obtain the footage from homeowners. Read what is now proposed to replace the Queeny Park connector. Pages 1 & 2

SIDEWALKS DO APPEAR TO BE COMING TO TOPPING ROAD, BUT IN PHASES: It appears as if Town and Country will receive a Federal Highway grant for sidewalks on Topping Road. But total completion will have to be done in stages. Read what County cites are on the grant list. Pages 2-4

THE ART COMMISSION IS HITTING .250 AT ACTUALLY HAVING SCHEDULED MEETINGS IN 2017: The Town and Country Arts Commission has held only one of four scheduled meetings this year. Two did not have a quorum present and the one last week was cancelled at the last minute. Page 4

TOWN AND COUNTRY APRIL POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: Page 5

DEER REPORT: Read the very accurate Town and Country Deer report and the very inaccurate Chesterfield report. Pages 5-7

CHESTERFIELD PLANNING COMMISSION VOTES DOWN ASSIST LIVING FACILITY FOR WILD HORSE CREEK AND BAXTER: It was another project with a lot of opposition from residents. Read and see what happened. Pages 12-17

PLANNING COMMISSION CHAIR AND STAFF MEMBER TRY AND KEEP INFO FROM PRESS: You are not going to believe this one, in a city that likes to claim how transparent it is. Pages 17 & 18

THE LAWSUITS ARRIVED AT THE COUNCIL MEETING: A process server showed up at the last City Council meeting with a lot of paper work and a lot of people to serve. Read what it is about. Pages 18-21

LAST WEEK’S CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening and where. Pages 22-24

FOP AND OFF DUTY COPS SHOW UP FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MEETING: Pages 24 & 25

MORE OF THE F&A MEETING: Read about $18,000 for City Court files to go public, the costs of having video of City Council meetings online with one important number missing, the rescinding of $3,000 for a party for area politicians and what Randy Logan is fixated on. Pages 25-29

MONARCH FIRE DISTRICT NEWS: Fire District to start billing resident’s insurance companies for ambulance and EMS service, but not residents. Plus promotion leads to an interesting question. Pages 30 & 31

CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL ART SHOW: They say art is in the eye of the beholder. The show this month missed my eyes altogether. Look at the art and see what you think, Pages 32-34

RESTAURANTS: BBQ place closes for now. Page 35

AND THE ANGELS SING: My Wednesday night jazz fix at Sasha’s include an old favorite from my youth in the 1960s and of my parents in 1939. Pages 36 & 37

CARTOONS: Puns from Shoe and FBI humor from the editorial cartoonists. Pages 37-41

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 277 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 222 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 276 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 221

May 8, 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:

NEWSLETTER DELAYED: Our new security agent dog was no help with this problem. Our computer crashed and was down for three-plus days. $1,200 later we are back up and running. Due to the delay and squeezing too much work into too few days there is bound to be some typos, maybe more than usual, despite several reviews and editing of the material.

THE TIM ENGELMEYER REAPPOINTMENT SAGA: The reappointment of the Chesterfield City Prosecutor who likes to amend serious traffic charges to Illegal Parking 1,400 times a year, amend criminal charges to “Littering” and makes deals with attorneys representing defendants instead of prosecuting anyone was on the agenda of the Chesterfield City Council. There was a debate in the agenda meeting. My name was brought up. By the time it reached the regular Council meeting Mayor Nation removed it from the agenda and promptly left town for the Baltics and Russia. Read the whole deal, if you have time. Pages 11-22

You can see this article, plus a list of all the deals Engelmeyer has made on cases we randomly reviewed since 2012 by clicking on the link at the top of the right column on this page.


SEE WHAT QUESTIONS ERIN SHANKS, THE SUBURBAN DEER EXPERT WITH THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION GOT ASKED BY DEER LOVERS: It was a recent meeting of the Town and Country Deer Task Force. Shanks was asked some pretty stupid and uninformed questions. Read them. Pages 1-4

TWO MEN STEAL $1,256 WORTH OF POWER DRILLS IN LESS THAN A MINUTE AT TOWN AND COUNTRY HOME DEPOT: With no help from a new manager at the Home Depot Store police detectives were able to identify the men and make arrests. Pages 4-7

PARKS DEPARTMENT KIDS CAMPOUT TO MOVE FROM DRACE PARK TO LONGVIEW WITH CAMPFIRES AND MUSIC:
Read the details. Pages 7 & 8

PARKS DEPARTMENT OFFERS A TOTALLY OBSTRUCTED VIEW: See where and see the view. Page 8

A NEW RUNNING SHOE STORE MOVING INTO A FORMER BANK BUILDING: See where and what store. Page 9

CHESTERFIELD TO PROVIDE POLICING FOR CLARKSON VALLEY FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. Read how many officers will be detached to Clarkson Valley and how much the annual bill will be. Pages 10 & 11

CHESTERFIELD POLICE COMMAND OFFICER’S LAST DAY IS MAY 19: Page 11

WE RAISE ANOTHER SAFETY ISSUE AT THE CHESTERFIELD MOBILE HOME PARK: Read and see what it is. Page 23


FOLLOW THE MONEY: See how much of his own money Randy Logan put into his campaign and read the costs of robo calls from Mayor Nation and Councilman Logan. Pages 23 & 24

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read where the crime and police calls were last week. Pages 25 & 26

MONARCH FIRE PRESIDENT OF BOARD GETS SWORN IN; SORT OF; NEW INSURANCE CARRIER APPROVED: See the photos, but was it real? Also read about the new disability insurance deal. Pages 26-28

SPORTS DOME FRONT MAN TO GIVE PRESENTATION AT NEXT FIRE BOARD MEETING: The Monarch Fire District will have to do inspections, answer EMS calls and fire calls at the proposed Sports Dome. But the indoor dome and outside fields will be on land owned by the City of Chesterfield and generate no revenue for the Fire District services. Dan Buck is scheduled to speak and spin info before the board. Read when. Page 28

PAIR USE STOLEN ID TO PULL OFF RETURN SCAM AT WALMART: They were both arrested. One of them could not come to Chesterfield City Court until he finished serving a prison term. Pages 28-30

REAL ESTATE: Here today and gone tomorrow. See which houses have disappeared. Page 31

ART SHOW: We were not overly impressed with the newest art show at Town and Country’s Longview Park. Pages 32-34

A PICTURE OF DORIAN ROSAMOND: We recently were at a Saturday afternoon performance by Anita Rosamond on her birthday. We think something might be up as we have not notice her age over the last 10 years. Pages 34 & 35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-40


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 276 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 221 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 275 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 220

May 1, 2017 -- ATTENTION CHESTERFIELD RESIDENTS: We learned of this late Friday afternoon 18 hours after this newsletter was completed. On the agenda at Monday's City Council meeting is the FOUR YEAR reappointment of Chesterfield City Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer.

Last year Engelmeyer reduced 1412 serious moving violations to Illegal Parking charges with no record and no-points for violators who hired attorneys. He also recommends Suspended Imposition of Sentence probation terms with No-Fine, No-Points and No-Record for a large number drunk drivers and people charged with Leaving the Scene of ACCIDENTS often with injuries.

Tim Engelmeyer has a record of not being interested in the safety and welfare of Chesterfield residents, but very interested in helping fellow attorneys. Engelmeyer is also a defense attorney, creating a clear conflict of interest.

Please check the reports we have on this homepage about reducing serious charges to illegal parking and review our reports under Drunks and Thieves to see what Engelmeyer has been doing.

If you disagree with his reappointment contact your councilpersons and the mayor or come to the Monday May 1 City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. and ask them to say no to Engelmeyer or continue the reappointment until they have a chance to interview other candidates.

OVERFLOWED WITH NEWS: We had to push some stories back to the May 8th edition of the newsletter, because we had too much material this week. Next week look for news on the latest Town and Country Deer Task Force meeting, news of how the Chesterfield Planning Commission voted down a proposed assisted living facility at Baxter and Wild Horse Creek Roads, plus more news on the trailer park. We will also get to the swearing in of Monarch Fire District President Rick Gans, from three weeks ago.



THE CHURCH OF THE FOURTH, FIFTH AND SEVENTH CHANCE PART 2: Last week we posted the criminal statement of charges of felony drunk drivers who pled guilty but whose sentences are being delayed for three years. Last week's were bad, but the cases in part 2 are far worse. Pages 1-11

PARKS MEMBERS ARE NOW SINGING THE SAME SONG AS THE TWO WARD 2 ALDERWOMEN. TALKS WITH INTERESTED PARTIES ABOUT PRESERVATION PARK, THE BARN IS GOING TO TURN RED AND THE DIRT IS GOING TO BE REMOVED FROM THE "DIRT DIGGING" PLAY AREA: Pages 11-13

CHESTERFIELD STORE SECURITY OFFICER USED ABDUCTION AND RAPE AGAINST YOUNG FEMALE SHOPLIFTERS: You probably saw it on TV or read it in the paper. Now, read the charges directly from the court files. Pages 13-16

SWEARING AT CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL! FAKE NEWS ALERT! I MEAN SWEARING-IN AT CHESTERFIELD CITY HALL: Pages 16-18



TRAILER PARK FOR SALE OR RENT!
The Chesterfield Mobile Home Park Rezoning Case for apartments in sections.

Who owns the place?
Pages 18 & 19



Let's Look at the condition of the trailer park
: We found numerous health-and-safety violations the city had been ignoring for years. Pages 19-23



A complaint
: Using some of our photos we sent them to city officials and mentioned if they ignored obvious violations and only enforced safety and health code for rich people and only if they got a complaint, consider our email a complaint. We received a call back asking us to withdraw the complaint. Pages 23 & 24

THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
:

The developer's plan for apartments if rezoning occurs: Pages 24-26

The PEOPLE SPEAK
: See who spoke and what they had to say: Pages 27-33

THE POLICE BLOTTER
: See what crimes and calls were happening and what the police were doing about it. Pages 33-36

STATE REP AND FORMER CHESTERFIELD COUNCILMAN BRUCE DEGROOT RIPPED IN THE POST-DISPATCH. WE LOOK AT HIS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF A NON-ELECTION YEAR: Pages 37-39



THREE AREA MAYORS TAKE EXPENSIVE GIFT FROM THE AREA'S LARGEST UTILITY:
Read who and how much. Pages 39 & 40

MEDIA: How can you believe anything the Post-Dispatch's Washington Correspondent writes if he can't get the facts straight about a TV show and a song? Pages 40 & 41

OBIT PHOTO OF THE WEEK
: Page 42

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY ELLA! I have lots of favorite singers, but my top three are 1) Ella Fitzgerald, 2) Judy Collins (too bad the lyrics of her songs are often depressing) and 3. Bonnie Herman of the Singers Unlimited. April 25th was the late Ella's 100th birthday. Here is a link of her doing Rodgers and Hart's Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fzZ4l2H5-w

CARTOONS:
We only had room for three. We will try to do better next week. Pages 42 & 43


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 275 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 220 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 274 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 219

April 22, 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:



GOING TO THE CHURCH OF THE THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH CHANCE:
Not all, but a number of a number of people charged with Felony DWI as a Chronic or Persistent Offender and who pled guilty in St. Louis County are placed in a special program. Their sentencing is then delayed for three years. Meaning they have no conviction despite a guilty plea. It also means we cannot obtain the police reports detailing their offenses. We have obtained from court files the charging documents. This week we look at four of those cases. Next week we will go to the Churches of the Fifth and Seventh Chance and look at some of the most outrageous cases. Pages 1-9

DRUNK, HIGH ON MARIJUANA, DRIVER NEARLY HITS HIGHWAY WALL GETS NO POINTS, NO-FINE AND NO PUBLIC RECORD FOR DWI:
Town and Country prosecutor and judge felt Marshall Boyd's actions were just perfect for probation. Pages 10 & 12

REAL ESTATE: NEW HOUSE FOR SALE 20 MONTHS AFTER FIRST OWNER MOVED IN WITH LAWSUIT BETWEEN BUILDER AND OWNER: Read the details and see how the price went up from $1,675,000 to a new asking price of $2,375,000. Pages 11-14

SPECIAL TOWN SQUARE MEETING: They probably could have done this by email, but then they would have had a written record of everyone's comments, so I went and wrote them down. The mayor insisted on this meeting and then didn't show up until it was half over. Read what they were saying about the Town Square and how some alderpersons wanted to have disabled people inconvenienced as much as possible. Pages 14-20

LET THERE BE LIGHT (hours before sunset
): Page 20

CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY THROWS PUBLIC SAFETY OUT THE WINDOW AS A PROSECUTOR IN NEARBY TOWNS TO GENERATE BUSINESS FOR BOTTOM FEEDING LAWYERS: It is very clear that Chris Graville does not investigate traffic violators' backgrounds before he reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking violations. Pages 20 & 21

IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME AT MACY'S ESPECIALLY FOR NEW CLERK'S FRIENDS: Read about the special good deals. Pages 22-24

CHESTERFIELD CRIME STATS FOR MARCH AND FOR 2017: Read what crimes were being committed and how often. Page 25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: Read what the people in blue had to go and deal with last week. Pages 26 & 27



THE WEST COUNTY DEER SUMMI
T: The Missouri Department of Conservation invited officials and staff from all over West County to a combination summit and seminar about deer. We were there. Pages 28-33

BREAKING POLICE NEWS
: See who were the finalists for the Ellisville Police Chief job and who got it. Pages 33 & 34

WOMEN GROCERY SHOPPERS BEWARE
: See photos of suspects who are stealing women shoppers' wallets from their purses after distracting them. Pages 34 & 35



BREAKING NEWS
! Residents from Chesterfield's trailer park appear at City Council meeting and promise a large group at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday April 24. Pages 35-37

BREAKING NEWS: MAYOR GETS SWORN IN AND THEN HAS SURGERY: Page 37

FOOD: ROSALITA'S CANTINA IN DES PERES TO OPEN IN THE NEXT WEEK: The Mexican restaurant hopes to be open a week before Cinco de Mayo. Pages 37 & 38

MUSIC
: Jazz trumpet dude, Jim Manley continues to have nationally known musicians stopping by on Wednesdays at Sasha's. Read who was there in the last two weeks. Pages 38 & 39

CARTOONS
: Pages 40-45

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 274 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 219 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 273 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 218

April 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:

MARCH 2017 AND FIRST QUARTER TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE STATS: Page 1

MAYOR REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTION AT MEETING, SAYING IT WAS NOT ON THE AGENDA: It appears as if the new editor of ad mailer Town and Country Living is lying or Dalton is. You be the judge. Pages 1-6

DO YOU WANT A RED BARN? Some on the Parks Commission do and some don't. Page 6

PUPPETS TO FIGHT LITTER! The city prosecutor amended 483 traffic citations for moving violations to Illegal Parking. He did the same for shoplifters, people possessing marijuana, those charged with assaults and teenagers caught with liquor by reducing charges to littering if they hired a lawyer. However in 2016 the Town and Country Police issued only one citation for someone actually littering. Instead of increasing enforcement the Conservation Commission is going with puppet shows. Pages 7-9



BAMBOO FOR SOUND WALLS?
MoDOT won't build sound walls. Public Works Commission wants to try bamboo. Pages 9 & 10

ILLEGAL ALIEN BASICALLY GET OFF A DWI, NO LICENSE, NO INSURANCE SPEEDING AND OTHER TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS: It is getting harder and harder to get convicted in Town and Country as long as you have a lawyer. No-Fine, No-Points probation, while Speeding and No Insurance charges are reduced to Illegal parking is the norm if you hire an attorney, even if you don't even have a driver's license. Pages 10-12

DEER-VEHICLE CRASHES UP IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read how many crashes and where. Pages 12 & 13

LONGTIME CHESTERFIELD KLEPTOMANIAC CAN'T STAY AWAY FROM WAL MART AND IS CONVICTED OF FELONY THEFT: Earlier we told you she was arrested again, now we give you the details including how the City of Ellisville did not help in the process. Pages 14-16

HURRAY FOR THE BLUE, WHITE AND RED ACCORDING TO HILTON: Read the latest on flag flying from Hilton Hotels. Pages 17-20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: First we catch up on two items from last week and then check out to see where the calls and crime were this week. Pages 20-23

MONARCH WANTS TO START CHARGING RESIDENTS FOR AMBULANCE CALLS. APARTMENT RENTERS WILL GET SCREWED AND MONARCH WILL MAKE MONEY FOR SIX-MONTHS: Read the details. Homeowners not using ambulance service will save a little but not for six months. Pages 23-25


CUNNINGHAM WANTS HAWLEY TO RUN AGAINST MCCASKILL INSTEAD OF REP. ANN WAGNER: Jane Cunningham, former state senator and current Monarch Fire District Board member is one of seven Republicans signing a letter urging Josh Hawley, the new Missouri Attorney General, to run against U.S. Senator Clair McCaskill. Read more, Pages 25 & 26

QUEENY PARK DOG PARK SOLD OUT: We followed the rules. Waited until our new employee was old enough and spayed and then went to buy a pass only to find out they were all gone. Pages 26 & 27

MEDIA: PROPERLY PRONOUNCING STREETS IS NOT A BIG DEAL AT CHANNEL 4: Page 27

OBIT PHOTO OF THE WEEK: A local 92-year-old resident's family had what we thought was the best Obit photo we have seen in a while. Pages 27 & 28



SECURITY AGENT UPDATE: Pages 28 & 29

REAL ESTATE: We found a perfect place for a candidate that can beat Claire McCaskill. Pages 29 & 30


CARTOONS: We thought there would be more cartoons featuring Sean Spicer, but United Airlines won easily. Pages 30-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 273 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 218 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 272 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 217

April 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:

ELECTION RESULTS: Read the municipal election results and our observations on the races:
TOWN AND COUNTY: There was only one race worth following in Town and Country. It was the one in Ward One. Pages 12-16
CHESTERFIELD: There were lots of races in Chesterfield, with the biggest one being for mayor, where the effort to get rid of Bob Nation as mayor by an attempt impeachment and then censure, failed badly as Nation increased he margin of victory from 4% in 2013 to 20% in 2017 against Randy Logan. Also meet our favorite candidate electioneer working the polls. Pages 19-27
NEW ON THE WEBSITE: We added two new features on the home page of our website. Pages 1 & 2
Mason Road Sidewalks: The first one is probably an interest mostly to Town and Country residents. It is a record of emails for the first quarter of 2017 between residents, city staff, elected officials and Municipal Park Grants staff. It is too long to include in a regular newsletter so we posted it on the website. Here is the link:
http://johnhoffmann.net/mason_emails.pdf
There is also a new installment of Drunks and Thieves. This time it features articles of those arrested and how the Municipal Court prosecutors and judges in Town and Country and Chesterfield would let them off serious serious charges. All these articles appeared at sometime between October and March in regular weekly editions of the newsletter. Here is a link directly to the latest feature.
http://johnhoffmann.net/drunks_and_thieves_040317.pdf
SHOTS FIRED ON OR NEAR CLAYTON ROAD CORRIDOR OF CENTRAL WEST COUNTY. A CHESTERFIELD MAN IS CHARGED IN FIRST SHOOTING FOLLOWED BY THE ATTEMPTED MURDER AT THE SCHNUCK'S STORE IN LADUE: Read from the court files of the 18-year-old Chesterfield suspect. Pages 3 & 4

DRUNK CHESTERFIELD DRIVER STOPS AND PASSES OUT BEHIND WHEEL IN PASSING LANE OF I-64 IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: When the police arrive he got into the backseat and despite being the only person in the car tried to claim he had not been driving. A witness says otherwise. Pages 5-7

TELEPHONE CORNER: See the photo of the coming AT&T store. Page 7

NEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY SCHOOL PLANS NOW AT CITY HALL: See what the Promise Academy should look like on the South Outer Forty Road. Page 8

WE ATTENDED THE FIRST MEETING OF THE DEER TASK FORCE: This is the group created by Mayor Jon Dalton so he would not have any opposition in the recent Municipal election. The final recommendation due in early fall should be a tie vote. Hopefully Aldermanic liaison Lindsey Butler gets a vote and can break the tie between deer huggers and realists. Pages 8-12

WOMAN POINTS LOADED GLOCK HANDGUN AT PERSON WHO ASKED HER TO MOVE OUT OF BAKER POOL AND SPA EMPLOYEES PARKING SPACES: We don't think it is now legal to shoot someone who asks to stop blocking four parking spaces. Pages 16-19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Shoplifting returns as the top crime of the week. Plus there was a woman vampire DWI driver. We hope to have more on her next week. Pages 28 & 29

FOLLOW THE MONEY ON PROP P OUT OF STATE: The proposition to raise sales tax another 1/2-cent as we move closer to European tax rates and continue to hurt low income people easily passed. See where the money came from and where it was spent in March. Pages 29 & 30

TIME MACHINE: Is it Christmas Time already? I thought so at Costco. A recent obit photo in the Post-Dispatch transported me back to 1962. Pages 30 & 31

FOOD: Mexican food in Des Peres might be a reality in 2017. Pages 31-33


CARTOONS: We start off the Cartoon section with my Letter to the Editor of the Post-Dispatch about a recent change on the funny pages followed by a lot of editorial cartoon from both conservative and liberal artists on Bill O'Reilly. Pages 33-40

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 272 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 217 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 271 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 216

April 3, 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:

FOLLOW THE MONEY: This is the last look at campaign contributions prior to the April 4 election. Some of the candidates forced us to wonder why they bothered to run. Pages 1-7

ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER AND ANOTHER NO-POINTS, NO-FINE, NO-RECORD PROBATION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: I know it really isn't news, but we feel obligated to pass it along. This time it is a 55-year-old Ballwin woman. Pages 7 & 8

TWO DIFFERENT TOWN AND COUNTRY BARS CALL POLICE ABOUT THE SAME DRUNK CUSTOMER TWO WEEKS APART. TWICE POLICE ARREST THE MAN FOR DWI LEAVING THE BAR: In the second arrest he did not need to use the restroom at the police station because he had just pissed on the parking lot of the bar before driving off. Pages 8-12

DUELING CELL PHONE STORES
: Page 12


WE THINK THE PLANS FOR OUTDOOR DINING AT MCDONALDS ARE SAFE BUT BORING: Read why. Pages 13 & 14

NEW BUT SMALL SUBDIVISION PLANNED ON CONWAY ROAD
: See the plans. Pages 14 & 15


MORE CHANGES ON NETTLECREEK LOT: See the history of the property over the last nine months and what's next. Pages 15-17

LYNN WRIGHT REELECTION FLIER FOCUSES ON CLAYTON AND BALLAS WITHOUT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY: Page 18

NORTH ST. LOUIS SHOPLIFTER DOES A QUICK CHANGE AT WALMART, BUT STILL GETS CAUGHT: If you read what happened to him you have to realize how unfair the Chesterfield Judge can be toward poor people. Pages 19 & 20

MEET CHESTERFIELD'S CITIZENS OF THE YEAR: It is a father-daughter team. Pages 20 & 21

CONCRETE COMPANY GETS CHANGE IN PLANS: They will not pave part of a gravel road that goes over River Trail. Pages 21 & 22

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS APPROVED AFTER DISCUSSION IF IT WAS WASTING MONEY:
After being approved by the Finance and Administration Committee you might think hiring an outside firm to review the city's employee benefits would create no opposition. You would be wrong. Pages 22 & 23


SCULPTURE MOVED: See what it is and where it is going. Pages 23 & 24

CHESTERFIELD GOES TO THE USED MARKET FOR OUTDOOR THEATER SOUND SYSTEM: Thank goodness they don't sell those things at Estate or Garage Sales. Page 24

METRO RIDER DYING ANOTHER IS RECOVERING FROM BEING PISTOL WHIPPED AT METRO STATION ACROSS FROM BUSCH STADIUM. MEANWHILE METRO CEO GOES TO A PARTY: Pages 24 & 25

PHONY ROBO SURVEY CALLS FOR LOGAN, SLAM NATION: Pages 25 & 26

DOOR TO DOOR WITH RANDY: Page 26

AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE POST-DISPATCH! Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Page 27

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the Chesterfield officers had to deal with last week. We obtained additional information on two cases. Pages 27-30




22-YEAR-OLD WEST COUNTY WOMAN JUST PICKED UP HER FOURTH DWI
! She has only been driving for six years. By the time she is 28 she should have 8 DWIs unless a judge gets her attention with a little jail time. Pages 30-34


PROP
P: COUNTY POLICE ARE FOR IT, BUT DID THEY VIOLATE AN ETHICS STANDARD? CHESTERFIELD COUNCILPERSONS ARE AGAINST PROP P BUT CHESTERFIELD OFFICERS ARE FOR IT: Pages 34-36


FOOD: One of our regular stops has closed. Read the reasons behind the closure. Four days before the closing the owner was at a different bar and we talked about a Frank Sinatra Michelob TV commercial. He did not mention in four days his Cajun restaurant would be closed. Page 38

Click HERE to watch the Sinatra Michelob ad YouTube now.

OBIT 1: One of our favorite reasons to watch the Peter Gunn Private Investigator TV show from the late 1950's was to listen to the one jazz number featured in almost every show. The singer of those songs also played the love interest of Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens). She died last week. Read the story and use the link or click HERE to listen to Lola Albright sing now on YouTube. Page 38

OBIT 2: A unique and important national and St. Louis sports figure died two weeks ago. Pigtails Kissel died on March 19. Read more about her. Pages 38-40

CARTOONS: This week it is PAP. The cartoons feature Puns, Airline rules and Politics. Pages 40-46


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 271 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 216 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 270 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 215

March 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:

FOUR WEST COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURTS WE LOOKED AT HAVE THROWN JUSTICE OUT THE WINDOW. THEY ARE RAISING MONEY FOR THEIR CITIES, MONEY FOR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AND DISCRIMINATING AGAINST POOR PEOPLE: See the numbers and read how it is being done. Pages 1-6

NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL, SAME OLD LACK OF ACTION ON SUNSHINE COMPLAINTS: Pages 6-8

DESPITE SAFETY AND PROPERTY OWNERS REFUSING TO SELL LAND FOR A SIDEWALK AND WARD ALDERPERSONS OPPOSITION, THE ALDERMEN VOTE TO PAY FOR EXPENSIVE ENGINEERING STUDY:
Pages 9-12

IN TOWN AND COUNTRY A SIGN ON AN AWNING TELLING PEOPLE THEY ARE AT THE MAIN DOOR TO THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN: At first you might not think this is a waste of tax money, but it is. Residents pay real estate taxes to the school district. They are the highest of all property taxes. The school district is forced to draw up plans, submit them and send someone to a meeting for a sign on the front door. Pages 13 & 14

ANOTHER FREE ELECTION MAILER, BUT THERE IS SOME TALK AS TO WHO GETS IT: Pages 15 & 16

UPDATE ON DRUNK BALLWIN MAN FLEEING CHESTERFIELD ACCIDENT WITH GUNSHOT VICTIM IN HIS CAR: Pages 16-20

RANDY LOGAN CONTINUES TO LIE TO SPIN THE DOORACK LEASE AND HIS VOTES TO HIDE THE LEASE FROM THE PUBLIC: Pages 20-23

CHESTERFIELD DOCTOR HITS CAR AT INTERSECTION AND THEN FLEES SCENE. HE THEN LIES TO THE POLICE ABOUT THE INCIDENT: Read all the details including how he denied being in the accident but offered to pay the other driver's insurance deductible. Pages 23-26

CHESTERFIELD MONTHLY CRIME AND POLICE ACTIVITY REPORT: It is just what it says it is. Pages 26 & 27

WEEKLY CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
Read what the police were up to last week. Pages 27-29

REAL ESTATE: Read about one that sold fast and couple that aren't selling so fast. Pages 29-31

MUSIC: Read about the sold out concert at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. Pages 31-33

NAME-CALLING PISSED OFF LAWYER EMAIL REACTION: Pages 33 & 34

SPRING IS POPPING OUT ALL OVER
: But this year it isn't the flowering trees as much as last year. See what we photographed. Pages 34 & 35

CARTOONS
: Pages 35-41

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 270 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 215 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 269 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 214

March 20, 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:

WE OBTAINED EMAILS SHOWING TOWN SQUARE DEVELOPER MET WITH ALDERMEN INDIVIDUALLY OR IN SMALL GROUPS: This is an excellent way to avoid open meetings requirements of the Sunshine Law. It is also a good way to keep the Board of Aldermen as a whole from hearing all the answers to questions. Read the emails. Pages 1-5

TOWN AND COUNTRY FEBRUARY POLICE STATS
: Read what the men and women in blue did in February and so far in 2017 as compared to last year. Page 5


FATAL ACCIDENT ON I-64 INJURIES TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE OFFICER: Read the details and see the vehicles. Pages 5 & 6

SPEEDER TRIES TO HIDE HIS DRUG DEALER KIT IN PANTS LEG: Read the circumstances of how he was arrested and the pathetic work of the city prosecutor. Pages 6-8

TOWN AND COUNTRY ARTS COMMISSIONERS DON'T WANT TO GO TO MEETINGS
: Both meetings scheduled for 2017 did not happen for lack of a quorum. However read what was discussed unofficially at the last non-meeting. Pages 8-11


WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T LIKE ME OR THIS NEWSLETTER: First of course we want to welcome him to "the club." Read what he had to say. Interestingly the local lawyer out "name called" me while calling me a "name caller." Pages 11-15

LINDA ROBSON WINS
! Read what she won. Page 15


TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: Sometimes a photo says it in a 1,000 words, especially if you are in a time machine. Pages 15 & 16

CHESTERFIELD CITY ATTORNEY DOESN'T WANT TO PROSECUTE DANGEROUS DRIVERS IN HIS JOB AS A NEARBY MUNICIPAL PROSECUTING ATTORNEY: Read the details. Pages 16-19

MARIJUANA GROUP TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR'S CHESTERFIELD EARTH DAY: Will they be recycling weed? Pages 19 & 20

MORE POLICE CALLS AT HARPO'S: This time it is the drunk and battling sisters. Pages 20-22

THE TRASH CAN WARS MAYBE OVER OR MIGHT BE JUST STARTING DEPENDING ON ACTION BY THE CITY COUNCIL:
Pages 24-29


CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER
: It is the weekly roundup of what the police had to deal with. Pages 29-32


MONARCH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT SWEARS IN THREE NEW FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS: The District is now at full strength with the exception of the fire chief's office. Pages 32 & 33

REAL ESTATE: We looked at some Washington DC real estate and a couple of Town and Country homes about to be torn down. Pages 33-35

CARTOONS: Pages 36-42

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 269 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 214 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 268 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 213

March 13, 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 DRUNK AND SPEEDING IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE, NEARLY HITTING A MEDIAN WALL SUDDENLY AND MAGICALLY IS NO LONGER DRUNK AFTER THE CITY PROSECUTOR WAVES HIS MAGIC WAND: Who said justice is fair? Not normally in municipal court. Pages 1-3

BERRA FAMILY GETS A SURPRISE FROM THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OVER RIDING ARENA AND BAD SMELLS: Even the formerly convicted and suspended lawyer representing the Berra family could not stop it. Pages 3-5

CITY HALL EMAIL LIST USED FOR PRO-LYNN WRIGHT EMAIL BLAST! Nobody ever said local politics are fair. That is certainly going to be the case in the Ward 1 election. Mayor/Cigarette Lobbyist Jon Dalton doesn't want Mike Cozad on the Board of Aldermen. Cozad is too smart for Dalton and incumbent Lynn Wright has a history of over a decade of supporting everything Dalton favored. The latest involved an email list from City Hall being used by the Wright campaign. Pages 5-8

CAMPAIGN FLIER FOR LYNN WRIGHT INFLATES THE TRUTH AND LIES ON ONE TOPIC: Read where we think Wright twisted the facts. Pages 8-10

SOME TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERPERSONS MEETING WITH TOWN SQUARE DEVELOPERS PRIVATELY TO KEEP THE PUBLIC IN THE DARK: Page 10

DEER REPORT FOR TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Read how out-of-whack Chesterfield's figures are. See where the deer-vehicle crashes were in Town and Country last month. Pages 10-13

65-YEAR-OLD SHOPLIFTER TRIES TO CHOKE OUT CHESTERFIELD OFFICER AND GET HIS GUN! SEE WHO WON: Pages 13-17



BAD BUSINESS MODEL FOR DRUG DEALERS; ROBBING YOUR CUSTOMERS! Twice in two weeks St. Louis drug dealers have come to Chesterfield only to hold up their customers. In Snoburbia customers robbed by drug dealers call the police. Pages 17-20

HEAD-ON CRASH ON I-64: POLICE ARE SLOW TO RELEASE THE DRUNK DRIVER'S NAME: Hopefully next week we will have more details. Pages 20 & 21

LIVE STREAMING OF MEETINGS BEING INVESTIGATED DESPITE ONE COUNCILMAN'S ATTEMPT TO KILL LIVE STREAMING: Pages 22 & 23

CHESTERFIELD TO SPEND $3,000 TO HOST A PARTY AND YOU, THE TAXPAYER ARE NOT INVITED: Hey, let's party! Just a minute, not you resident, just us elected folks. Pages 23-25

CHESTERFIELD TO BID ON TAKING OVER POLICE DUTIES IN CLARKSON VALLEY: One problem is the councilman and mayoral candidate Randy Logan didn't know they held elections in Clarkson Valley or that the 60-year-old Ellisville Police Department existed. Pages 25 & 26

COUNCILMAN RANDY LOGAN AND SGT. SCHULTZ HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. THEY KNOW LITTLE OR NOTHING! Page 27

THE DOORACK SCANDAL IS THE SCANDAL THAT KEEPS GIVING AND GIVING: We have found out that instead of admitting they were sooooo guilty of hiding public documents, minutes and records of votes of the $800,000 vacant unused lot lease deal, the Chesterfield City Attorney has filed a six page argument against our complaint with the Missouri Attorney General along with over 300 pages of documents. Pages 27 & 28

MODOT DOES A 180 AND REVERSES DECISION TO TURN OFF STREET LIGHTS ON LONG ROAD: Page 29

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Chesterfield officers had another week of interesting calls. Fraud cases and drug arrests led the way over shoplifting for a change. Pages 30 & 31

ANOTHER SUGGESTION TO GOV. GREITENS ON SAVING MONEY! Pages 32 & 33

MEDIA: RECENT POST DISPATCH BUSINESS ARTICLE ON CONTRACTOR'S LAWSUIT ABOUT CONDITIONS AT SCHNUCK'S NEW WAREHOUSE COULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY THE WAREHOUSE WORKERS UNION OR DIERBERG'S: Pages 33 & 34

REAL ESTATE: Another $3,000,000-plus house for sale on Litzsinger Road in Ladue. We look at the sellers and the other houses they own or have owned. Pages 34-37

SECURITY AGENT TRAINING: Last week it included fire suppression. Pages 37 & 38

CHARLOTTE'S RIB ABOUT TO BECOME O'CHARLOTTE'S FOR TWO DAYS: This is good if you like Corn Beef and not so good if you hate Corn Beef. Pages 38 & 39

CARTOONS: Pages 39-46

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 268 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 213 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 267 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 212

March 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:

ALTERNATE FACT aka CORRECTION: After using the word Developer in a recent description of commercial Realtor Mike Cozad who is running for Ward 1 Alderman I received an email correcting me: “My company is a Full Service Commercial Real Estate Company…with three main divisions, Property Management, Brokerage, our subsidiary MD Real Estate Advisors (medical mgmt. and brokerage)…we are not developers.” Page 42

CAR DEALER VIOLATES ZONING AND CODE LAWS FOR A DECADE AND THEN GETS PISSED AT BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND HIS NEW NEIGHBOR: This is one for the books. Pages 1-6

RUMORVILLE AND RUMOR VERIFICATION: Mayor/Cigarette Lobbyist Jon Dalton appears to have made a deal with Barbara Ann Hughes for her to drop out of the mayors' race. But is the deal good for the community? The announcement of the Deer Task Force seems to verify the rumor. Pages 7-9

I WON'T SHUT UP! I'll never shut up, never shut up, never shut up, Not I. Not me. So there! I'd like to see somebody try! (Apologies to Tinker Bell who will never grow up) That seems to be Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith at times. Pages 9 & 10

WE RECOMMEND A BUDGET CUT FOR THE GOVERNOR: Pages 10 & 11

FOLLOW THE MONEY: See who is giving Town and Country candidates money and how much. Pages 11-13

CHESTERFIELD OUTLET STORE MANAGER CONVICTED OF STEALING FROM BANK DEPOSITS: It was a less than brilliant plan that guaranteed the arrest of the manager. Read what store, how much was taken and the sentence. Pages 14-16

CREVE COEUR MAN MAY HAVE BEEN IN A TIME MACHINE AS HE WAS CHARGED WITH A 1970 s ERA DRUG CRIME: Read who it is and what he was holding. Pages 16 & 17

JANUARY 2017 CHESTERFIELD POLICE STATS:
See what crimes are down and what one are going up for 2017. Page 18

FOLLOW THE MONEY IN CHESTERFIELD: Read what candidates are getting money, how much and from whom. Pages 19-22

CONCRETE COMPANY WANTS SPACE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE I-64 MISSOURI RIVER BOONE BRIDGE: Read the details and see some photos. Pages 22-24

DO NOT REFER TO TRUCKERS USING AIR COMPRESSION SYSTEM FOR BRAKING AS JAKE BRAKING OR YOU MIGHT GET A LETTER: Pages 24-26

CUNNINGHAM REMAINS SILENT ON ENDORSING MAYOR'S RACE, SORT OF: Former Missouri State Senator, Monarch Fire District Director and Chesterfield resident sent an email blast to followers giving endorsements for local elections. She did not make one for the mayor's race, but did have a comment. Pages 27 & 28

CHESTERFIELD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION IS BACK AT THE CITY COUNCIL, THIS TIME BY INVITATION:
Read and see what the presentation was. Pages 28-31


SHOW-ME-INSTITUTE QUESTIONS APPEAR TO OFFEND ONE COUNCILMAN: Chesterfield allows you to come to meetings and ask questions (if you can do so in under three minutes). However an elected official might call you a protester and not a questioner. Page 32

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER:
We give you just the facts. See what was happening around town last week. Pages 33 & 34


MEDIA:
More Great OBIT Photos; Pages 35 & 36


RESTAURANT REVIEW: Syberg's Chesterfield Valley Get the onion rings. Eat them and then leave. Pages 36-40

THE OSCARS: If Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were going to give the Best Picture Oscar to the wrong film, I'm sorry it was not Going My Way. Plus for the last time we mention Marni Nixon. Pages 40 & 41

Here is a link of Bing Crosby doing a parody with a number of Hollywood stars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvjvrtS7PZA

CARTOONS:
The cartoons this week are a salute to the 2017 Oscars. Pages 42-47

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 267 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 212 COMBINED EDITION
WANT TO SEE MORE?
ALL OF JOHN'S NEWSLETTERS ARE AVAILABLE
FOR DOWNLOAD ON THE NEWSLETTERS PAGE.

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

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, April 15, 2017
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.
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


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
The Big Sports Properties Deal

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



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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 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


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.
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

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.

 
Restaurant Reviews
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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


Brick Top'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