Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Very few details about the disturbance could be confirmed with the Arnold Police Department.
A vocal opponent of Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt said he witnessed her harrassing a group of campaigners outside of an Arnold polling place on Tuesday. Mike Evans, an Arnold resident who has publicly shared his criticism of Borgelt, said a group of teens held signs opposing Borgelt outside the polling place at the Fox C-6 Service Center on Jeffco Boulevard. Evans said he saw Borgelt pull several of her campaign signs out of the ground before running up to the group, shaking her signs and yelling. Borgelt, who lost a bid for the mayoral seat, declined to be interviewed. Very few details could be confirmed with the Arnold Police Department on Wednesday morning. Maj. Nick McBroom confirmed that officers responded to the polling place …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A disturbance broke out between Mayoral Candidate Doris Borgelt and a group holding signs opposing her campaign at the Fox C-6 Service Center.
A disturbance broke out around 6:30 p.m. between a group of teens holding signs opposing Mayoral Candidate Doris Borgelt and the candidate herself. It happened at the Fox C-6 Service Center on Jeffco Boulevard. Mike Evans said he witnessed the incident unfold. He told Patch Borgelt ripped several of her campaign signs out of the ground, ran up to the group and began shaking her signs at them and yelling. "I was worried about the safety of the kids because they were right at the corner of Jeffco Boulevard and the entrance to the center," Evans said. "I just felt bad that she was harassing them." Anthony Burgio, the owner of We Buy Gold in Arnold, said one of the teens called him to come help with the incident. Burgio claims Borgelt has …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Jefferson County Councilman Bob Boyer endorses Doris Borgelt for mayor.
Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Jeffesron County Councilman Bob Boyer. Dear Friends, I just read the latest edition of the Arnold-Imperial Leader, and I must say I am shocked! We have number of real problems in the City of Arnold. From failing sewers, to crumbling roads, to small businesses being forced to close, it's no secret that Arnold is a real mess. For some reason, local politicians, and even the editor of the local newspaper, have spent considerable time, money and energy on a smear campaign against my friend, Doris Borgelt. When my wife and I moved to the Arnold area in 2005, I started to pay attention to the local political scene. A good website for news and information at the time was …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The most recent campaign finance reports show that Mayor Ron Counts' campaign committee has raised over $12,000 more than challenger Doris Borgelt's.
In his bid for re-election, Mayor Ron Counts' campaign committee has outraised challenger Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt's by more than $12,000. That's according to campaign finance reports filed with the Jefferson County Clerk's office in the past week. Documents show that Counts' committee has raised $14,699 compared to Borgelt's $2,125. In addition to donations from supporters, those numbers include loans from each candidate. Counts loaned $1,300 to the committee last September and Borgelt loaned $1,100 to hers on March 5. More information on contributors to both campaigns is available in a table below. Counts' committee spent $10,338 on printing, signs, postage, food and advertisements. (Disclosure: Patch is among the companies …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Contributors to Counts' campaign include Drury Inn, Jones Real Estate and Fribis Engineering. Counts' opponent in the race, Doris Borgelt, hasn't filed a campaign finance report.
A committee supporting Ron Counts' re-election to mayor has raised a little more than $11,000 this election season. That's according to campaign finance reports that were filed with the Jefferson County Clerk's office on Feb. 16. Committees that spend and receive a combined $1,000 are required to file disclosures that detail the campaign's activity. A committee supporting Counts' opponent, Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt, hasn't filed a similar report for the upcoming election. The committee may not be required to if it hasn't raised the necessary amount of money for disclosure. Attempts to verify with Borgelt have been unsuccessful. The majority—about $9,700—of Counts' contributions came between October and December 2012. The …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Looking for information on the two candidates Arnold mayor's race? Here's what you need to know about Doris Borgelt and Ron Counts.
Patch sent the two candidates running for the Arnold mayoral seat identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April 2 election. Click on the links below to see profiles for Arnold's mayoral candidates in alphabetical order:
Borgelt is one of two candidates running for the Arnold mayor's seat in the April 2 election.
Patch sent all local candidates for office questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site. Doris Borgelt, 57 (Candidate for Arnold mayor) Questions 1. What do you currently see as the biggest issue facing Arnold? Sewer and storm water problems plague many residents. Many still on septic systems have been promised sewer hook-ups for over 10 years. Recently $200,000 was allocated to expand the sewer for Metal Container. People are suffering with collapsing foundations from storm water eroding the grounds around them, yet we paid over $200,000 for a salt dome. Priority should be given to solving residents' problems and fixing what's …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Evans, who was serving as president of the Arnold Historical Society, told the Ward 1 councilwoman to quit harassing him during a public portion at last week's council meeting.
Mike Evans, an Arnold resident who was serving as president of the Arnold Historical Society, stood up at last week's Arnold City Council meeting and told Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt to stop harassing him. "There's politics, and there's below-the-belt politics," Evans said to Borgelt at the meeting. "You can keep bringing the punches, and I'll roll with them. But when you go for my family, and you want to denigrate me and go for my finances. That's a little bit below the belt. I think it needs to stop." Evans also told Borgelt she needed to review the city's ordinances as they pertain to stalking, following people and harassment. "This kind of nonsense gives our city a bad reputation, it gives them a bad taste in their month, and I'm…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The owner of We Buy Gold claims Ward 1 City Councilwoman Doris Borgelt harassed him and damaged his business. Borgelt denies the accusations.
An Arnold businessman who claims a councilmember has harassed him and damaged his business is threatening to sue Arnold unless the city pays him a $75,000 settlement. Anthony Burgio, the owner of We Buy Gold at 940 Jeffco Blvd. operating as Definition Holdings, is alleging Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt has harassed him since May 2012, according to a Feb. 21 article the Arnold-Imperial Leader. Stanley Schnaare, Burgio's attorney, sent a letter to the city on Feb. 11 demanding a $75,000 settlement. Schnaare told the weekly newspaper that if the city didn't pay the money, his client would file a lawsuit. He said in the article, "Please consider this letter our 90-day notice of right to file suit to claim damages in regards to the actions …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Robert Shockey, police chief and acting city administrator, has filed a complaint with the state alleging Doris Borgelt and Ken Moss have retaliated against him.