Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The wrangling over the future of the Mayor's office in Ellisville still uncertain as courts have yet to rule on a suit seeking to overturn April's impeachment vote against Adam Paul.
A split Ellisville City Council voted 3-3 Wednesday on a motion to rescind a vote taken last month by the previous council to impeach Mayor Adam Paul. Last month, the previous council voted to impeach Paul, saying he unilaterally tried to have the city attorney replaced, directed city staff to remove residents from meetings and evaded an attempt at being served a subpeona. Paul has claimed that impeachment was orchestrated by city staff and others due to his opposition to plans for a Walmart. Here's how they voted on Resolution #05-15-13A, a resolution Rescinding Resolution #04-08-13. Matt Pirrello (District 1 Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem) NAY Gary Voss (District 1 Council Member) AYE Linda Reel (District 2 Council Member) AYE Mick…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Incumbents Sam Sciortino and Tom Appelbaum kept their Parkway School Board seats in the April 2 election.
UPDATED 12:50 p.m., Wed., April 3- Voters decided Tuesday that incumbent Parkway School Board members Sam Sciortino and Tom Appelbaum should keep their positions. Voters selected two of the eight candidates running for the open seats in the Parkway School Board election. Board members serve three-year terms. Sciortino received the most votes, with 5,049 votes, or 21.26 percent. Appelbaum garnered 3,596 votes, or 15.14 percent. School board candidate Jenifer Clifton wasn't far behind with 3,338 votes, or 14.05 percent, but there were only two open seats. Patch reached out to both re-elected school board members Tuesday night, but it was after 10 p.m. when election results came in. Patch was able to reach Appelbaum who was watching the …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Prepare yourself for the April 2 election by reading Patch's run-downs on each of the candidates.
With the April 2 election day drawing near, Patch wants to make sure voters are able to make informed choices about the two candidates vying for the open seat on the Monarch Fire Protection District’s board of directors by providing their answers to a questionnaire sent out earlier this month. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The spot on the three-member board left vacant by Kim Evans decision not to seek a second term is being sought by former State Senator Jane Cunningham and former State Representative Cole McNary. Cunningham was redistricted out of the state legislature after she opted not to run in a relocated district, while McNary ran unsuccessfully for State Treasurer. Click the links below to see …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "Don’t let a small, angry group control your public schools. Go to the polls and vote to pass Prop S and support current members of our School Board," says a Chesterfield parent in this recent 'Letter to the Editor.'"
Wednesday, March 27
“Houston, we DON’T have a problem”: There has been an ongoing campaign by a small, perpetually dissatisfied group (Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions or “RS for RS”), who have seized upon the recent Rockwood School District (RSD) state audit report to further their self-important agenda, manipulating facts and fabricating issues while attacking our School Board, seeking removal of our current Superintendent, and campaigning to defeat Prop S. RSD is fiscally responsible: The recent state audit identified possible over-payments totaling $1.2 million for construction projects spanning the last 10 years, and RSD is pursuing this finding. Not to trivialize this (I am a RSD taxpayer), but for perspective, these potential overpayments, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Rockwood School District is sponsoring a Board of Education candidates' forum Tuesday, and it will be moderated by League of Women Voters' representatives.
League of Women Voters of St. Louis representatives will moderate a Rockwood School District Board of Education candidates' forum from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Crestview Middle School, 16025 Clayton Rd., in Ellisville. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization whose members encourage informed and active participation in government. Attendees at Tuesday's event will learn more about the candidates seeking election for the Rockwood School Board by hearing them speak and answer questions in a public forum. This election's candidates are: Janet Strate, Stephen (Steve) Banton, Loralee Mondl, and Jeffrey Morrell. See previous candidate-related article: Meet the Four Candidates Running for Rockwood School …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The last day to register for the April 2, 2013, election is March 6.
If you want to vote in the April 2 election, the deadline is fast approaching to register to vote in St. Louis County. Voters must be registered by March 6 to vote in the April election. In order to register, you must: Missourians can register to vote by one of the following methods: St. Louis County residents can also send in a completed voter registration application to: The Board of Election Commissioners, 12 Sunnen Dr., Ste. 126 St. Louis, MO 63143. If mailing your registration, it must be postmarked by March 6. For more information, check out the Board of Election Commissioners website.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions reps pose questions to Rockwood School District board candidates regarding staff, educational needs, accountability, transparency and fiscal support as well as community needs and issues.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Rockwood School District's four board candidates—Janet Strate, Steve Banton, Loralee Mondl and Jeffrey Morrell—recently received four, key questions from Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions, a patron's advocacy group. See previous candidate-related article: Meet the Four Candidates Running for Rockwood School Board RS for RS co-founder Eileen Tyrrell said candidates were asked to limit their answers to 100 words or less, and to submit them no later than Feb. 25. The questions from RS for RS are: From March 16-24, the candidates and their responses are planned to be featured on the front page of the RS for RS website.
Friday, February 22, 2013
One of the two board of director candidates for the upcoming Metro West Fire Protection District has been disqualified by the St. Louis County Circuit Court.
St. Louis County Circuit Court officials announced they had disqualified Stephen H. Ward as a candidate for the position of board member and director for the Metro West Fire Protection District. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Metro West just issued a notification that court's officials determined Ward “failed to timely comply with the filing fee requirements. Therefore, being disqualified as a candidate, the court orders that Mr. Ward be removed as a candidate, in the April 2, 2013 election ballot”. Because the ballots already were printed for the election, Ward’s name will not be physically removed from the ballot. The election commission shall post signs in each applicable polling place that the …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Leadership of the upcoming Proposition S—a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond issue on the April 2 ballot—was announced at Thursday's Rockwood School District Board of Education meeting. First meetings are set.
Rockwood School District resident Rhonda Costa volunteered to head the Proposition S citizens' committee, which will be a group advocating for passage of a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond issue on April 2 ballots. District representatives indicate the bond issue was designed to support Rockwood students by focusing on safety measures, technology updates and school improvements. Rockwood Chief Communications Officer Kim Cranston said district representatives work to inform and educate community residents about the bond issue, voting information, polling sites, absentee balloting, what the projects are and the costs associated with them. The Prop S citizens' committee operates independently from the district; its task is to promote …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions representatives say a pending Missouri auditor’s report is expected to be on the mind of voters on April 2.
Monday, February 4
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Editor's Note: The following was provided as a news release from RS for RS, which is a self-described non-partisan group of taxpaying Rockwood School District citizens who seek transparency, fiscal responsibility and inclusion of parents and taxpayers in the decision-making process of the district. Rockwood Stakeholders for Real Solutions coalition citizens announced their concerns over the Rockwood School District Board of Education directors voting to put another ballot issue on the April 2 ballot. As an advocate group for taxpayers, parents, employees and students of the Rockwood School district, RS for RS feels the Board and district officials need to work on rebuilding…