Friday, May 24, 2013
The former Arnold police officer alleged she was sexually harassed by a fellow officer and because she complained, she was terminated. Meanwhile, the city denies any wrongdoing.
The Arnold City Council has approved a $450,000 settlement agreement with a former Arnold police officer who filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually harassed, retaliated against and wrongfully terminated. Alicia Ott, the former officer, will receive $266,000, according to the agreement. Of that amount, $252,700 is for emotional distress and the remaining $13,300 is in wages less withholding. Her attorneys - Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich - will receive $184,000. See previous articles: Ott alleged in the 2011 lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a fellow officer and retaliated against. She claims in the lawsuit the incidents led to her being demoted, suspended and eventually fired. Although an agreement was approved, Arnold City …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Small business incubation is one area of focus for Arnold City Council, which approved three new committees last week.
The new Arnold City Council signaled which topics deserve extra attention by creating three new committees last week. During Thursday's meeting, Mayor Ron Counts announced the creation of committees focused on city beautification, transportation and small business. They were created to address city challenges that the council couldn't get to otherwise, Counts said. For example, take the transportation committee. Council members Paul Freese (Ward 3) and Randy Crisler (Ward 1) will be leading that committee. "As our city has grown, transportation has become more and more of issue," Counts said. Butch Cooley (Ward 4) and Jason Fulbright (Ward 1) were appointed to the beautification committee, which will be identifying ways to improve the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
They are among the items included on the Arnold City Council's agenda for a meeting on Thursday evening. The full agenda is included as a PDF.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Counts garnered 2036 votes compared to challenger Doris Borgelt's 922, according to unofficial election results. Here's an update on the other candidates and ballot issue.
Ron Counts will serve as Arnold's mayor another four years. Counts received 2036 votes compared to challenger Doris Borgelt's 922, according to unofficial election results from the Jefferson County Clerk's Office. Patch was on hand at Counts' watch party at Ponderosa in Arnold when the reults came in. We requested information so we could attend Borgelt's watch party, but she declined to comment on where it would be. "I had a wonderful group of people behind me in the campaign and I want to thank each and every one of you," Counts said, after the results were announced. "We've got to bring our city back, and we've got some really good people on board to move Arnold forward." Counts was referring to the candidates who won the election on the…
Bookmark this page for quick access to find out who won the mayoral, city council and school board races and for the results on the Rock Community Fire District bond issue.
Arnold voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor and four city council members. Voters in the Fox School District will be deciding on candidates to fill two seats on the district's Board of Education. And, there is a decision to make on a bond issue for the Rock Community Fire Protection District. This is the place where we'll be updating vote totals as they come in on contested races after polls close at 7 p.m. Need a last-minute refresher on the candidates or ballot issue? Check out our April 2 Election Guide. See related stories:
Monday, April 1, 2013
The April 2 election is Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the candidates and propositions you'll see on the ballot.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The 2013 election is Tuesday, April 2. Are you prepared? Here's what you need to know about the candidates and propositions you'll see on the ballot.
The 2013 election is Tuesday, April 2. Are you ready? If not, Patch has you covered. Here is a rundown of the major races and proposition in the area. To learn more about the candidates and the proposition, simply click on the links. To view your sample ballot, visit the Secretary of State website. CITY OF ARNOLD In Arnold the mayoral position and one seat in each of the city's four wards is up for grabs. Arnold Mayor (Four-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 1 (Two-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 2 (Two-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 3 (Two-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 4 (Two-year term) FOX SCHOOL DISTRICT In the Fox School District, voters will decide on two three-year seats on the Board of Education. There are …