Thursday, April 18, 2013
Crisler will serve the remainder of the late Christine "Cricky" Lang's council term.
Randy Crisler has been appointed to complete the remainder of the late Christine "Cricky" Lang's Ward 1 council seat. Mayor Ron Counts made the appointment at Thursday's meeting, and the council unanimously approved it. Crisler served as a Ward 1 councilman from 2005 to 2011. Doris Borgelt defeated Chrisler in the 2011 election. Ms. Lang died Feb. 8 after complications from diabetes. The 44-year-old wife and mother of two served on the council since 2010. She was reelected to the Ward 1 seat in April 2012. "I'm honored to fulfil my friend's seat," Crisler said after being sworn in. Prior to the vote, Ward 4 Councilman Ken Moss made a motion to postpone the appointment until the first meeting in May. He said the council first learned of …
Looking to buy a home appliance? Arnold is participating in the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday April 19-25.
Arnold shoppers hoping to save a little green on environmentally-conscious appliances will have the opportunity April 19 - 25. The city is participating in the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday. Similar to the back to school sales tax holiday, purchases of specific green items will be exempt from sales tax. In this case, residents who purchase Energy Star-certified new appliances can save up to $1,500 per appliance. Qualifying items include: washers, water heaters, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers and heat pumps. However, Ward 2 City Councilwoman Michelle Hohmeier noted in a post on her Facebook page that TIF taxes in the city's shopping districts would still apply.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
In light of recent bickering among city councilmembers, Mayor Ron Counts has proposed the council consider a personal code of conduct at its May work session.
Arnold Mayor Ron Counts has proposed that the city council develop a "personal code of conduct" for councilmembers. At last week's meeting, Counts said one of the biggest concerns residents expressed while he was on the campaign trail for mayor was cohesion among the mayor and councilmembers. "There's no doubt there have been issues," he said. "I'm proposing a personal code of conduct to encourage public confidence and the integrity of our city." See previous articles: Counts said each member of the council would be required to sign the code, and it would be backed by an ordinance. It will be on the agenda for May 9 work session. Also at the meeting, Counts welcomed the newly elected councilmembers: Jason Fullbright, Ward 1; Mary …
Residents of the 97th House District will have the opportunity to learn more about the issues currently being considered by the Missouri House of Representatives at a town hall meeting Rep. John McCaherty will host this Friday, April 19 in Arnold.
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Wednesday, April 17
Monday, April 15, 2013
The former employee says she lost her job at St. Louis Pizza & Wings after threatening to file a retaliation complaint with the state, KMOV-TV reports.
A delivery driver at St. Louis Pizza & Wings at 128 Richardson Crossing in Arnold claims she was fired because of her weight, according to KMOV-TV. KMOV-TV's Matt Sczesny interviewed Niki Beckman, who says she believes a customer complained about her weight to the business and requested another driver. After Beckman told her employer she planned to file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she says she was asked to turn in her keys, the station reports. The company denies her weight was the reason she was let go. Read the full story on KMOV-TV.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted releasing the names of concealed weapon permit holders to the Social Security Administration in what the government said was a law enforcement investigation. Do you agree?
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted last week that it released the names of at least 163,000 concealed weapon permit holders to a federal agent investigating disability fraud, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a variety of other media outlets. The news has people buzzing on every side of the gun control debate. Locally, Republican Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka told the newspaper he was "very concerned that this may be a back-door attempt to create the Eric Holder gun registry." The concealed weapon registry is not open to the public and Missouri law says it's a misdemeanor to disclose information about the people who hold permits. Missouri State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was cited on Wednesday in …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
A report from Beyond November staff
Friday, April 12, 2013
Residents interested in being considered for the position should submit their resumes at Arnold City Hall.
Arnold Mayor Ron Counts plans to recommend a successor to the late Christine "Cricky" Lang's Ward 1 council seat at next week's council meeting. Ms. Lang died Feb. 8 after complications from diabetes. The 44-year-old wife and mother of two served on the council since 2010. She was reelected to the Ward 1 seat in April 2012. At Thursday's council meeting, Counts said he has received several resumes in the last couple of months from people interested in the serving the remainder of the two-year term. Counts urged anyone interested in the position to submit their resumes at Arnold City Hall, which is located at 2101 Jeffco Blvd. At the April 18 council meeting Counts will appoint someone to the position with council approval. For more …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The latest political news from the Beyond November staff.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Join the Missouri Department of Transportation, community leaders and other volunteers to help pick up litter on Missouri roads.
Join the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), community leaders and other volunteers for the department's annual "No More Trash! Bash" on April 6. MoDOT will supply participants with trash bags, safety vests, litter pickers and gloves and will guide volunteers along the routes while picking up litter. The goal of the event is to spread awareness of Missouri's litter problem and work toward a litter-free state. If you're interested in participating, you can meet at one of the following trash bash locations at 9 a.m. on Saturday: The event kicks off a month-long initiative, sponsored by the Missouri Departments of Transportation and Conservation to clean up Missouri, according to a MoDOT news release. Keeping litter off the …