Friday, March 22, 2013
Looking for information on the your Arnold City Council Ward 4 candidates? Here's what you need to know about Butch Cooley and Sandra Kownacki.
Patch sent all Arnold City Council candidates identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April 2 election. Click on the links below to see profiles for your Ward 4 candidates, who are listed in alphabetical order:
Kownacki is one of two candidates running for the Ward 4 seat on the Arnold City Council in the April 2 election.
Patch sent all Arnold City Council candidates identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site this week alphabetically by ward. Sandra Kownacki, 66 (Candidate for Arnold City Council - Ward 4) Questions: 1. What do you currently see as the biggest issue facing Arnold? The biggest issues facing Arnold today are the sewer, stormwater and street problems. These are compounded by the power struggle within City government, as a lot of things are kept secretive and under wraps. There has been too much money spent on corporate welfare projects and lawsuit settlements. This money should have been spent more wisely on problems with …
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 …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
City Attorney Bob Sweeney said no legal conflict of interest exists. Armstrong Teasdale is a large firm and different attorneys will work on the separate lawsuits.
Mayor Ron Counts cast the tie-breaking vote allowing the law firm Armstrong Teasdale, which works for city of Arnold, to defend former Ward 2 Councilman Jerel Poor in a separate lawsuit. Counts vote, during a city council meeting on April 26, avoided a possible legal conflict of interest for the 241-lawyer firm with offices in St. Louis, Kansas City and Jefferson City. City Attorney Bob Sweeney said the firm works with him to defend Arnold in a lawsuit against Poor. Poor’s complaint is that a storm water charge imposed all property within city boundaries is unconstitutional, reported Missouri Lawyers Media, a trade publication. The water charge is a tax issued without the voters’ approval, the magazine reported. During the city council …
Friday, April 22, 2011
The week prior to Easter Sunday, Arnold residents watched their newly elected council and board members take office.
Arnold residents saw three newly elected council members — Doris Borgelt, Phil Amato and Sandra Kownacki — join re-elected Councilman Bill Moritz at City Hall chambers, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd., on Thursday night. On Tuesday night, the Fox C-6 School Board welcomed directors Linda Nash, Dan Smith and John Laughlin to the board and chose Ruth Ann Newman as president.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Unofficial Jefferson County Clerk results also have Sandra Kownacki joining incumbent Bill Moritz on the city council.
Arnold residents elected a new City Council on Tuesday night. The Jefferson County Clerk’s website reported the following unofficial winners at about 9 p.m. The Jefferson County Clerk’s office, which conducts and monitors elections throughout the area, will take about seven business days to verify the count and post official results. Crisler, Lindsley and Ward 4 Councilman Jason Connell, who did not run for office, will remain seated at Thursday’s City Council meeting at City Hall, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd. Borgelt, Amato and Kownacki will be sworn into office sometime next week after the results have been confirmed. The city council has a work session scheduled for April 14. The new members will participate in their first city council meeting…