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Former Mayor Pirrello Will Lead Ellisville Council Meeting

The council member and former mayor will act as mayor pro tem in Mayor Adam Paul's suspension.

Ellisville City Council Member Matt Pirrello is slated to act as mayor pro tem during Mayor Adam Paul's suspension, with a hefty agenda for the council meeting Wednesday.

The meeting March 6 is the first regular council meeting without Paul at the helm since the council initiated impeachment efforts last month.

Read more of Patch's coverage of the impeachment here.

Wednesday's agenda contains several items, one of which is an amended preliminary resolution regarding Paul's removal from office. The only additions to the 11-page resolution are charges that Paul recorded recent closed meetings. 

The council will vote to adopt the amended resolution Wednesday. A work session begins at 6:40 p.m. with the regular meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Ellisville City Hall.

Mike K March 06, 2013 at 01:27 PM
As an Attorney, Mr Martin seems quite unfamiliar with the difference between civil law and criminal law, and seems confused that the city council is the proper venue with jurisdiction over criminal matters. If, upon belief and information, that *his client* (remember, the City Attorney serves the Council, and the Charter defines the Mayor as the first member of the Council) may be committing a crime, what does he do? He plays investigator and witness against his client, and files a criminal charge in a civil matter. I don't know about you, but that doesn't give me confidence that Mr Martin is fit to serve as anyone's attorney, much less represent the city. He clearly demonstrates a lack of professional ethics, gross misunderstanding of basic law principles and the fundamental basis of the attoney-client relationship. He does however, upon information and belief, think that if you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bull excrement.
Ellisville Walmart hater March 06, 2013 at 02:21 PM
This is what Pirrello always wanted. HIs ego is so large, he can't seem to understand he is NO LONGER mayor. Why can't the citizens of Ellisville vote for a mayor pro tem? It definitely wouldn't be PIrrello. More kickbacks to Pirrello and his district council people who have ego's just as large as Pirrello. Too bad our city is going to look like ............
Just Bob March 06, 2013 at 02:29 PM
He has to lead the meeting, he is the Mayor pro tem. Mr. Paul chose him.
mike k March 06, 2013 at 02:47 PM
At last we can start moving our city forward again with kindergarden Paulie out of the way
Caffeinated March 06, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Oh, ittle mikey... have you managed to rebuild after the union thugs firebombed your duplex? I've been wondering where you've been. I thought of you yesterday as the Dow Jones hit a new high. Thank heavens we have someone of the caliber of Mayor Pro Tem Perrillo to guide us through these troubled times. Perrillo's steady hand is just the thing little mikey needs to relieve him of the existential stress of there being no Walmart in Ellisville yet.
carrie easdale March 06, 2013 at 05:25 PM
I guess if you can't be voted in as Mayor....then suspending the current Mayor is one way to get back in the saddle!
Ellisville Shopper March 06, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Pirrello back in the saddle? Get ready to rumble. “Welcome to Ellisville Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you MUST talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you MUST talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, the fight is NOT over until Tax Increment Financing and the Threat of Eminent Domain are eradicated in Ellisville and Mayor is back in the Chair. Fourth rule: fights are NOT limited to only two gals or guys to a fight. Fifth rule: one fight at a time in each District during the election, guys and gals. Sixth rule: the fights are bare knuckle. No false allegations, no petty charges, no lies; just the Truth. Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Ellisville City Council Meeting Fight Club, you have to fight. Speak Up! or get ground down.”
jim March 06, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Stop the bickering this town that had a good reputation now is a joke just listen to radio shows.
Mike K March 06, 2013 at 10:13 PM
Not quite. He is the Mayor Pro Tempore. This is a position that is annually selected by the Council.
Mike K March 06, 2013 at 10:16 PM
That would be based solely and entirely upon the actions of the Ellisville City Council. Maybe you should help hold accountable those that created this mess - Perrillo, Murray, Anglin, and Pieper.
Terri Morrison March 06, 2013 at 10:21 PM
what jim said
robert kerr March 06, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Mikie, Caffie and Smitty, Hows it going I see you switched gears...your arguments are not very good on this post, either.
robert kerr March 06, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Caffie, Do I see you arguing for the Walmart in your post above...holy cow!
JS March 07, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Mike K: Your comments are amusing, but dimwitted. Individuals like you, and others that post hateful diatribes concerning the city, instantly cite your constitutional rights whenever you feel you've been wronged. And rightly so. Yet whenever constitutional principles, (e.g. City Charter) directly contradict your version of reality, your ilk lack the guts to admit it. None of you have a mandate, you don't represent the Will of the People, and your ignorance of the legal tenents that preside over ALL cities in the state is shocking. So, from here on out, lets measure suscess according to the number of legal challenges won. Any time you win a court challenge, post a comment. I will check back to see the results. But something tells me I will be waiting a long time
Mike K March 07, 2013 at 03:02 AM
You apparently weren't at the meeting tonight to witness Mr. Martin submitting amendments verbally to the City Clerk and changing the resolution before the council and published to the public. Everyone was quite baffled and the new Mayor Pro Temp's allowing Mr. Martin to propose legislation to the council verbally, changing the published resolution substantially, and then voting on it. Even the council didn't know what they voted on. If the dysfunctional council remains dysfunctional after the removal of Mayor Adam Paul, then it should be clear that the Mayor wasn't the problem. And I understand perfectly clearly the requirements of the City Council to publish with at least 24 hours notice all ordinances and resolutions on the agenda before the council. That is NOT what happened tonight. That is shocking. The only thing that will be "a long time" will be the taxpayers of Ellisville paying first for the council to bankrupt the city trying to remove the Mayor, and then again when they face and lose the civil and possibly criminal charges for doing so.
Rockwood 25 March 07, 2013 at 05:33 PM
More sad news for the City of Ellisville.
Mike K March 07, 2013 at 10:34 PM
I hope the Patch can obtain a copy of the actual resolution that was passed after City Attorney Martin introduced additional verbal amendments that significantly altered the posted amended resolution.

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