Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A lawyer representing We Buy Gold told the Arnold City Council that Doris Borgelt's behavior has been "unacceptable."
Bob Plunkert, an attorney representing Definitions Holding - also known as We Buy Gold, has accused Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt of harassment. He told council members at a recent meeting that his client has complied with all business codes and permits. The business is located at 940 Jeffco Blvd. "She has called him a criminal," Plunkert said. "She has gone out of her way to approach him at his property at all times of day. She is harassing the owner of Definitions Holding." Plunkert added that Borgelt does not have permission to come onto the company's property and is therefore trespassing. He said he wanted to raise this to the attention of the council and let it know that Borgelt's behavior was unacceptable. He said he is seeking…
Monday, October 8, 2012
A growing divide between Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt and Mayor Ron Counts was evident during the Arnold City Council meeting last Thursday. Borgelt will run against the mayor in April 2013.
The divide between two groups on the Arnold City Council grew wider last Thursday after each side butted heads three times. The groups were divided into two camps: one with Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt and the other with Mayor Ron Counts. Both have announced their intent to run for mayor in April 2013. How it started Thursday It began Thursday when Borgelt took the floor and accused the council of trying to wrongly impeach one of their own. “We as a council held a closed session that was supposed to be regarding personnel. In reality, that session was closed in an attempt to oust a fellow city council member. When he was not receptive to resigning, an attempt to force him out by drawing up articles of impeachment was discussed,” …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt's announcement comes only days after Mayor Ron Counts announced his intention to run.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Ward 1 Councilwoman's announcement comes only days after Mayor Ron Counts announced his intention to run too.
Doris Borgelt has announced her intention to run for mayor of Arnold in April 2013. Borgelt, 56, currently serves as a Ward 1 Councilwoman, a position she was elected to in 2011. She also serves on the city's finance and economic development committees, and was previously a part of the farmers market committee. "I am running because I would like city government to be more accessible to the people," said Borgelt in an interview with Patch. "And more accountable." Stay in-the-know about Arnold election news by liking Patch on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArnoldPatch She referred to the city's recent practice of posting warrants and financial reports online as ways of increasing accountability. Borgelt also previously recorded city council …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Members of local legion halls and VFW posts were among those in attendance, and Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt took pictures at the event.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On Arnold Patch
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
City postpones brush pickup to April 2. Originally planned to begin on March 26.
Arnold residents have at least two weeks to prepare for the city's spring brush pickup. Arnold Public Works employees will begin to pick up unwanted tree limbs and shurbs from Ward 1 and Ward 2 on April 2. Then they will move to Ward 3 and Ward 4 on April 16. The orginal pickup start dates were March 26 and April 9, for the wards, Public Works Director Bryson Baker said during the Arnold City Council meeting on Thursday, March 15, at City Hall. "A week's notice is not enough," Ward 1 Councilman Doris Borgelt said during the meeting. "It may only be three days notice," Ward 2 Councilman Jeff Fitter said about most residents would first learn about the pickup dates in the Wednesday or Thursday editions, March 21-22, of the Arnold-Imperial …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Arnold City Attorney Bob Sweeney attended the Creve Coeur red-light camera case to prepare for the class-action lawsuit against Missouri cities using red-light cameras.
Arnold Ward 1 Councilman Doris Borgelt criticized City Attorney Bob Sweeney’s billing and legal strategies in an email to constituents sent in December. Specifically, Borgelt said Arnold tax payers were paying for Sweeney to attend Missouri Court of Appeals case regarding the use of American Traffic Solutions’ red-light traffic cameras in the City of Creve Coeur. St. Louis County resident Mary Nottebrok appealed a court decision regarding Creve Coeur’s red-light policy to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Riverfront Times reported. The case began Oct. 5, 2011. Nottebrok’s attorney argued to the appellate court that the red-light cameras violated a person’s right to due process. “We are paying for our attorney to attend and sit in the audience…
Friday, June 3, 2011
City officials say council members and the public have a right to speak out, but should do so respectfully.
Arnold City Administrator Matt Unrein places a premium on civility. That’s why he invited Kirkwood's city clerk to speak to city council members about security and constituent interaction at a recent work session. Kirkwood was the scene of a shooting rampage that left six people, including the gunman, dead on Feb. 7, 2008. Two police officers, two city council members and the city public works director were killed. Kirkwood Mayor Mike Swoboda was critically injured and died seven months later of complications from his injuries. Authorities said the gunman, Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton, apparently targeted public officials he had sparred with in the past. In Arnold, the city has posted on its website a white paper from the Institute for …
Monday, May 9, 2011
The city must spend a landscaping/streetscaping grant, which has been in City Hall since 2004, by Sept. 30 or return the money to the federal government.
Arnold Council members voted, 8-0, to quickly start discussions with a landscaping contractor or lose a $75,000 grant from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant’s purpose is to improve the areas near Jeffco Boulevard and the Meramec River. The improvements are meant to increase the city’s appearance and improve the chance of bringing businesses into the area. The money must be spent by Sept. 30 or the federal government will retract the grant, Arnold’s Community Development Director Mary Holden said during the City Council meeting on May 5. Usually, the council votes only on issues listed on the meeting agenda. Delaying a vote until the May 19 Council Meeting would risk forfeiting the grant, Holden said. …
Mayor Ron Counts and Police Chief Robert Shockey want to buy patrol all-terrain vehicles to stop poaching in city limits.
Mayor Ron Counts announced a warning to people poaching animals within Arnold’s city limits. “They are going to have some real problems. We do have laws in Arnold,” Counts said during the City Council meeting Thursday at City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd. Three albino deer roam freely through the city and its parks, Counts said to council members and people attending the meeting. Counts heard that someone had illegally hunted and killed one of the deer within the city boundaries. Counts said he was disturbed and bothered by this. A few residents said they were uncomfortable entering city parks because they saw people carrying hunting weapons on the grounds, Counts said. “We have kids around there,” City Administrator Matt Unrein said. Councilmen…