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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

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 284 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 229

July 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:

DRUNKS AND THIEVES: There is a new Drunks and Thieves article consisting of pieces we documented that appeared in the Newsletter dating back to October. Download it from the "Drunks and Thieves" section on the right column of this page or click HERE to download it right now.

TOWN AND COUNTRY MUNICIPAL JUDGE APPOINTED TO CIRCUIT COURT: The reason Dean Waldemer was appointed by the governor to the Circuit Court bench was because he was the lead trial attorney in the county prosecutor’s office, but still it leaves an opening on the Town and Country Municipal Court. Do the Board of Aldermen have the guts to reform the muni court and appoint someone who won’t play the “reduce it to Illegal parking” game? Pages 1 & 2

THE WORST MUNICIPAL COURT CASE SO FAR THIS YEAR: A NURSE GETS ROAD RAGE AND TRIED TO INJURE WOMAN AND 3 KIDS ON I-64. PART OF THE INCIDENT IS RECORDED. READ HOW NOTHING HAPPENED TO HER, DESPITE HER INTENTIONALLY SIDESWIPING A CAR: This is another case of throwing justice out the window by Chesterfield prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer and a half ass job of charging her by the Chesterfield Police. Pages 16-18

NEW CHAIR OF THE ARTS COMMISSION CAN’T ATTEND MEETING. IT IS HELD ANYWAY AND DOES NOT HAVE A QUORUM. HOWEVER TWO ALDERPERSONS SHOW UP AND HOLD AN UNOFFICIAL MEETING ANYWAY: Read what happened. Pages 2-5

AN ANONYMOUS LETTER SHOWS UP WITH SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE MAYOR: Read what it is. Pages 5-8

IT’S ONE, TWO, THREE STRIKES YOU ARE OUT AT THE OLD BATTING CAGE: It only took three no votes to kill a batting cage for nine-year-olds in the side yard of a house in Ward 1. Read the details. Pages 8 & 9

PARKS; THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: We take a quick look at Longview and Queeny Parks. Pages 9-13

NEW BUSINESS COMING TO MANCHESTER MEADOWS: Pages 13 & 14

THREE PARKWAY HIGH SCHOOLS IN AREA TOP-10 IN MATH OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Read who is in the Top 10 Statewide and the bottom 10 statewide. Next week we look at English Scores. Pages 14 & 15

CHESTERFIELD POLICE CONTRACT TALKS START IN TWO WEEKS: Page 18

DEVELOPERS FILE APPEAL OVER PLANNING COMMISSION “NO” VOTE AND THEN ASK FOR CONTINUANCE: Pages 18-20

CHESTERFIELD POLICE MAY CRIME AND ACTIVITY REPORT: Read what crimes are up and which ones are down. Page 21

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what was happening last week. Shoplifters were active but other criminals seem to be on vacation. Pages 22-25

FIRE CHIEF TALKS TO CIVIC GROUP ABOUT TRAILER PARK WHILE WE TAKE A LOOK TWO MONTHS AFTER OUR LAST ARTICLE: We spoke to Monarch Fire Chief Cary Spiegel about his Q&A with a civic group and we returned to the trailer park to see some improvement. Pages 26-29

POLICE TO GET BODY CAMS ON ONE-YEAR TEST DRIVE: Read the details and who voted against it. Pages 30 & 31

TRASH CAN LAW: A new trash can law has been passed in Chesterfield. Page 31

TWO WOMEN ON CAMERA AT TARGET IN THE OLD “LOAD UP YOUR CARTS AND PUSH THEM OUT TO YOUR VAN WITHOUT PAYING” See the photos of the women, the carts and the van. Pages 31 & 32

MAYOR’S COMMENTS ABOUT US HAVE US SHARING SOME READER’S LETTERS: Contrary to Mayor Nation, we have no interest in running Chesterfield, just reporting on what is going on. Apparently some people agree with our goal. Pages 32-34

MEDIA WATCH: REVISED HISTORY COURTESY KTVI: A recent news report about an attraction in Franklin County had one piece of fake news and history that it was impossible to take the reporter seriously. Pages 34-36

REAL ESTATE: Another bargain at $7,500,000 is under contract. Pages 36-39

RESTAURANT REVIEW: We went for some Cajun and might go back for a taste of Old Cape Cod. Pages 39-43

MUSIC: IT WAS SRO FOR RAT PACK MONDAY! See the photos of the show. Pages 43-46

CARTOONS: Pages 46-51

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 284 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 229 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 283 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 228

June 26, 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:

TDD BOARD VOTES TO ADD MORE TAXES IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY: Now only residents in the immediate area can stop the sales tax for an ice hockey complex. Read the details and see photos from the early morning meeting. Pages 20-27

A BATTING CAGE IN THE SIDE YARD! WILL PROPERTY VALUES PLUMMET? The homeowner is building a pool, wants a gazebo and wants permission for a batting cage for his 9-year-old son and his teammates. See what it looks like and read the issues the neighbors have. Pages 1-3

THE TOWN SQUARE THAT SOME ARE REFERRING TO AS THE MAYOR DALTON BOONDOGGLE HAS MORE CHANGES: The consulting engineer redrawing plans is making a nice income. See the changes and the votes on the changes. Pages 3-7

FORMER ALDERWOMAN DIES: Page 8

WILDWOOD MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO THIRD OR MORE DWI. HE WAS PLACED IN SPECIAL PROGRAM THAT WOULD HAVE KEPT DWI OFF HIS RECORD UNTIL HE WAS KICKED OUT: Read the details of this T&C arrest. Pages 8-11

DEER REPORT: We received an email from a reader, who is in the Deer Lover camp about two fatal events for deer recently. We also looked at a less than balanced report on T&C and deer done of KMOV news. Pages 11-14

NEW PROJECT IN FRONTENAC WILL REPLACE SHRINER’S HOSPITAL: Pages 14 & 15

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A LISTING OF A HOUSE FOR SALE THAT TURNED TWO LAST WEEK: Page 16

ATTORNEY GENERAL IGNORES OUR LETTER COMPLAINING ABOUT WOMAN WHO HANDLES SUNSHINE COMPLAINTS. APPARENTLY HIDING PUBLIC RECORDS AND VIOLATING THE MISSOURI OPEN RECORDS LAW IS OKAY WITH NEW AG: Read the details and the letters. Pages 17-20

MAYOR NATION’S VOTE IS CONTRARY TO HIS APRIL ELECTION POSITION: Read how Mayor Nation has drifted away from his campaign positions. Pages 27 & 28

CITY STAFF, MAYOR AND COMMITTEE CHAIR TRY TO BREAK NEW CITY LAW: Read how they were going to pull this off and how it got stopped. Were they potential lawbreakers or suffering from short term memory loss? Pages 28-31

WOMAN DRUNK DRIVER WHO BIT OFFICERS AND KICKED THE ARRESTING OFFICER IN THE HEAD IS FORMALLY CHARGED WITH FELONY DWI: Read the details. Pages 31-34

ANOTHER CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT IS CHARGED WITH FELONY REPEAT DWI: Despite the driver being an ex-con for committing Chesterfield burglaries, with three DWI arrests, the Chesterfield City Attorney in his role as Clarkson Valley prosecuting attorney reduced two serious traffic violations to “littering.” Read all the details and who we finally figured out Clarkson Valley prosecutor was trying to protect. Pages 35-40

THE ENGELMEYER THANK YOU LETTER AND THE SHOT AT ME: Read how a grateful Tim Engelmeyer thanked the Chesterfield City Council for his reappointment and what he predicts will come from me. Page 41

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what the cops had to deal with last week. Pages 42-45

FORMER ETHICALLY CHALLENGED COUNCILWOMAN CONNIE FULTS ERUPTS OVER EMAIL RELEASE: Fults, who we documented for years committed ethics violations by failing to file required campaign contributions and quarterly reports, showed up at the last Council meeting to complain about her listed telephone number being in emails released. Pages 45-47

RESTAURANTS: A PHOTO LOOK AT TWO VERY DIFFERENT EATERIES IN THE SAME BUILDING: Pages 47 & 48

MEET THE GUITAR MAN: Pages 48 & 49

CARTOONS: Pages 49-51

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 283 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 228 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 282 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 227

June 19, 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 ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MAY 2017 PLUS ARRESTS: Pages 1 & 2

DEER VS CARS ACCURATE TOWN AND COUNTRY REPORT AND NOT ACCURATE CHESTERFIELD REPORT: Pages 2-4

DOING 96 MPH MEANS NO POINTS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read the details, then wonder why the board of aldermen puts up with this crap from the city prosecutor. Pages 4-6

CHICKENS PECKING MAY MOVE INTO TOWN AND COUNTRY ON PROPERTY WITH HORSES: Pages 6 & 7

CONSERVATION COMMISSION VOTES AGAINST BAMBOO FOR SOUND BARRIERS: Page 7

LAST DEFENDANT IN PRINCIPIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP ASSAULT AND SODOMY CASE IS ACQUITTED OF SODOMY: Jury could not decide on assault charges. Retrial is promised on assault charges. Pages 7-9

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE IDENTIFY TWO BREAKING INTO CARS AT AREA PARKS: The suspects are from out of state with pending charges elsewhere. Pages 10 & 11

TOWN AND COUNTRY REAL ESTATE: See the plans to replace a tear down in the Thornhill subdivision. Page 11

WELL LIKED TOWN AND COUNTRY STAFFER QUITS: See who: Page 12

THE DAN BUCK SHOW AFTER THE VOTE; IT LOOKS LIKE HE DIDN’T HAVE THE FUNDING OR OTHER LOCATIONS FOR HIS POWERPLEX: Pages 13-15

CHESTERFIELD LAWYER DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE FIRST AMENDMENT OR OPEN RECORD LAWS; MAYOR NATION AGREES WITH HIM: Pages 15-17

TIM ENGELMEYER AS JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR IGNORES PUBLIC SAFETY BY AMENDING OR ACCEPTING OVER 3,700 MOVING VIOLATIONS DOWNGRADED TO ILLEGAL PARKING IN JUST 2016: We checked Tim Engelmeyer’s record as the judge in Creve Coeur. It is as bad as his record as a prosecutor. He looks after fellow lawyers and ignores the safety of the public. Pages 17 & 18

THE ENGELMEYER REAPPOINTMENT: Read how some city council members have no clue what the duties of the municipal prosecutor are. Read how Engelmeyer has a record of refusing to push to revoke probations when more violations occur. Read how a person, who promised to follow in the late Nancy Greenwood’s role, let her down. Pages 18 & 19

ANOTHER NIGHT AT HARPO’S: Here is a case that shows how the Chesterfield prosecutor and judge have completely and utterly failed to look after the welfare of police officers. It is another case that shows why the police need to do foot patrols (bar checks) inside Harpo’s and why the City Council needs to suspend the liquor license when offenses occur because intoxicated people are being served more booze. Pages 20-24

Or download and read all the police reports HERE

THE TRASH CAN EMAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED: Finally the emails about the prosecution of Lynn Dull over her trash and the refusal to prosecute other residents for the same violations. They clearly show that there was never an attorney-client privilege between then Councilwoman Connie Fults and prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer. Half the City Council wanted to keep these secret. Actually they are interesting reading. Pages 25 & 26

Or download and read them all HERE.

READ THE CHARGES OF THE ASSAULT AND KNIFE WIELDING AT CHESTERFIELD DELI: Pages 26-29

CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICERS VOTE FOR LOCAL FOP TO NEGOTIATE WITH CITY FOR FIRST COPS’ CONTRACT: Page 29

TIM ENGELMEYER TURNS ANOTHER NORTH COUNTY THIEF INTO A LITTERBUG: Pages 30 & 31

CHESTERFIELD POLICE ARRESTS OVER 10 DAYS IN MAY AND THE POLICE BLOTTER FOR THE LAST WEEK: Pages 31-35

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TDD BOARD MEETING ON MONDAY 6/19/17 8:30 AM AT CITY HALL. TDD TAX EXTENSION FOR HOCKEY ON THE AGENDA: Page 35

TWO NEW LOCATIONS COUNCILMAN RANDY LOGAN WANTS THE CITY TO BUY FOR PARKS. IS THERE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST? See where and the amount of land and the prices. Pages 35-37

RESTAURANTS: In Manchester the new owner continues to work on the building and is unsure of the cuisine. Pages 38 & 39

RESTAURANT REVIEW: PHIL’S B-B-Q Affton: This was the worst food we have been served so far in 2017. Pages 39-43

CHESTERFIELD LAWYER LOSES ON FINAL JEOPARDY: See the lawyer, Liz Kuster and how her score dropped as all three contestants missed the final question. Pages 43 & 44

CARTOONS: Pages 44-47

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 282 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 227 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 281 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 226

June 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:

DAN BUCK TRIES TO BLAME THE CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL FOR THE FAILURE ON THE POWERPLEX. HOWEVER DAN BUCK IS THE REASON THE POWERPLEX PROJECT DIED. THIS IS MUCH LIKE KATHY GRIFFIN BLAMING DONALD TRUMP FOR ENDING HER CAREER: Read the groundless attacks Buck was making on the day his Baseball Dome went down in flames. Then read how things went downhill from there at the City Council meeting. Pages 12-27

NO POOL FOR YOU. OWNERS OF MANSION ARE TURNED DOWN FOR A SWIMMING POOL BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT DUE TO A LACK OF GREENSPACE: Read where and see how much of the yard is already paved. Pages 1-3

NO TOWN AND COUNTRY PARADE FOR 2017: They will have to stop calling the first two “Annual Parades” since there will be no “Third Annual” parade! Pages 3-5

SPEEDING TICKET AMENDED TO A PARKING VIOLATION DISAPPEARED FROM THE PUBLIC COMPUTER DATA BASE. THE DRIVER HAS ONE FOR 111 MPH IN A 60 ZONE PENDING: We wanted to get everything together so we can quickly report on the outcome of the 111 MPH citation when it is resolved. Will Town and Country Prosecutor Ed Sluys amend that one to Illegal Parking too? However, suddenly the 2015 80/60 disappeared from the public computer base. Pages 5 & 6

DRIVER GETS NO-POINTS AND NO-FINE FOR SPEEDING 93 MPH IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 7 & 8

STOPPING AT THE GREEN LIGHTS WILL GET A POLICE OFFICER'S ATTENTION: Being drunk doesn’t help and the resisting arrest might be a problem unless you are in Town and Country or Chesterfield. Read what happened on the street and what happened in the courtroom. Pages 8 & 9

ARREST OF SHOPLIFTING ST. JOHN POLICE SGT. AT DIERBERG’S HAS SOME INTERESTING TALES IN THE RUMOR MILL: Pages 9 & 10

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE RELEASE AN ALERT FOR TWO SUSPECTS BREAKING INTO CARS ON PARKING LOTS OF PARKS: Page 11

CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL VOTES AGAINST REFORMING THE MUNICIPAL COURT: He’s Back for another four years. The guy who will reduce all moving violations to Illegal Parking if you hire a lawyer. This is Part 1. Part 2 will run next week. Page 27

A PAIR OF THIEVES DO BOTH A RETURN FRAUD SCAM AND OLD-FASHION SHOPLIFTING AT THE SAME TIME: Read what they pulled. Pages 27-30

THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read what calls officers handled last week and which one they were injured on while making an arrest. Pages 30-32

NEARBY POLITICS: CANDIDATE FOR MARYLAND HEIGHTS MAYOR ANNOUNCES EARLY: Read who announced very early hoping to beat a longtime incumbent. Pages 32 & 33

REAL ESTATE: There is a house for sale for $8,200,000 with a nine-car garage. We made sure they had nine vehicles. Pages 33-35

Here is a real bargain in Ladue for just $4,199,000. Pages 36-38

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Das Bevo, known to almost all of us over the age of 30 as The Bevo Mill. Pages 38-42

SECURITY AGENT ON R&R DAY: Pages 43 & 44

CARTOONS: Pages 44-49

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 281 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 226 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

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


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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
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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


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