Saturday, April 16, 2016

From the Suncrest Call newspapers, ward four election, 'tainted" ?




http://www.callnewspapers.com/Articles-Our-Town-i-2016-04-13-282358.112112-UPDATED-Crestwood-resident-calls-for-investigation-into-Ward-4-election.html


Please read the above and form your own opinion. From what I have been given to understand, I believe Dr. Btophy has a valid point. What about it BOA, will you look into this, or will you look the other way ?


For those of you who don't have the Call on line on your computer, you should set it up, great way to star informed.

Tom Ford

Sunday, March 27, 2016

APRIL 12 Th. BOA MEETING IS A MUST ATTEND !

By now you are aware of the Plan by a Ward Three Alderman to replace our Police Department with St. Louis County ! Our friend has asked the County to put a presentNotation on the agenda for April 12Th. To show us how we can save money by doing this.

Save money ? No, that won't happen except in the first year of the contract. After that steady increases will be in effect until it's more expensive. Your response time will go from two minutes or less to five to fifteen minutes or more. How can I say that ? I have witnessed it first hand in North County.

I have lived here for over 46 years secure in the knowledge that, if needed, help was two minutes away ' now that I'm in my mid 70's I do not feel the need to extend the response time by officers who have no stake in Crestwood, nor know the City as well. Please remember that Crestwood was founded to provide Police, Fire, and Public Works services to its residents, remove one leg of that triangle and we mat as well merge with Sunset Hills !

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you, like I believe this idea is ridiculous come to the meeting with me and tell our Alderman to reject this intrusion requested by a Ward Three Alderman. Remember, it's our money that pays for the services we all enjoy, so we do have a say in this.

Won't you please join me in a show of support for our Crestwood Police Department ?


Tom Ford

Friday, March 25, 2016

Sun Crest Calll makes its endorsement for Crestwood / Sunset Hills elections.

Opinions section
Call makes endorsements for contested city offices

'Call the Tune' by Mike Anthony

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March 23, 2016 - With the April 5 election fast approaching, the Call makes endorsements for the Crestwood Board of Aldermen and the Sunset Hills mayoral post and Board of Aldermen.

Crestwood

In Ward 3, former Alderman Jerry Miguel and newcomer Spencer Talbott are looking to unseat incumbent Bill Boston, who was elected in 2013.

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Boston declined to answer a Call questionnaire. Of the two responsive candidates, Miguel’s nine years of outstanding service as an alderman make him the best and most-qualified person. The Call endorses Miguel.

In Ward 4, four candidates — Ismaine Ayouaz, Tony Kennedy, former Alderman Steve Nieder and Ryan Pascoe — are vying for the seat currently held by Cindy Minor, who did not file for re-election.

Nieder’s dedication to serving the city and his past aldermanic experience make him the obvious choice for voters. We would urge voters not to waste their vote on Ayouaz, as mathematically he does not qualify to be on the ballot and likely would be unable to serve if elected.

It’s disappointing that Nieder’s opponents declined to answer some of the Call’s questions, as the post they seek involves making difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions. As such, Nieder is the clear-cut choice for alderman. The Call endorses Nieder.

Sunset Hills

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Four candidates — Larry Chorosevic, Ward 4 Alderman Pat Fribis, Nathan Lipe and Gregory Nelson — are vying to succeed Mayor Mark Furrer, who did not file for re-election.

Fribis towers above her opponents.

Her service as an alderman since 2008 and her knowledge of the workings of city government make her the best and right person for the job. The Call endorses Fribis.

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In Ward 1, incumbent Rich Gau is being challenged by former Alderman Frank Hardy. Hardy, who served three terms before being defeated by Gau in 2012, should be applauded for his dedication to the city, as he rarely misses a board or committee meeting.

However, Gau’s financial acumen, business knowledge and common sense, combined with his track record as an alderman, make him the superior candidate. The Call endorses Gau.

In Ward 4, Thompson Price and Stephen Shady are vying for the seat being vacated by Donna Ernst, who did not file for re-election.

While we believe either candidate would serve the city well, we believe Price has a slightly better grasp of the issues. The Call endorses Price.

Now, I ask only one thing of you. Pick your candidate and go to the polls on Election, and vote.

Tom Ford

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Board of Alderman meeting 3/22/16

Here's the agenda for tonight. Remember, the meeting starts at 7:00 PM

AGENDA
AGENDA ITEMS

Call To Order
Roll Call
Approval Of Minutes
March 8, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes
March 3, 2016 Special Meeting with and Adjourn to Closed Session Minutes
Public Hearings
Golds Gym Conditional Use Permit
Documents: Memo - Golds Gym | Ordinance - Golds Gym
Ginger Acres Subdivision – An Ordinance Approving the Final Development Plat
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAT AND SITE PLAN FOR GINGER ACRES AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAT

Documents: Ordinance - Ginger Acres | Memo - Ginger Acres
Code Amendment - An Ordinance Amending Section 26-401 of the Code
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 26, ARTICLE IV, DIVISION 16 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD, MISSOURI, RELATING TO ZONING AND PERMITTED USES IN PLANNED DEVELOPMENT – MIXED USE DISTRICTS

Documents: Memo - ch 26 | Ordinance - Chapter 26 amend
Reports, Presentations, Communications and Appointments
Public Comment
Zoning Board Report
City Administrator's Report and Associated Bills
An Ordinance Approving an Agreement for Waste Services
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD, MISSOURI, AND MERIDIAN WASTE SERVICES FOR THE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE WITHIN THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CITY CLERK TO EXECUTE THE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY

Documents: Memo - Solid Waste Services | Ordinance - Solid Waste Services
An Ordinance Approving a Purchase Order for Tree Removal Services
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A PURCHASE ORDER WITH GAMMA TREE EXPERTS TO PROVIDE FOR TREE REMOVAL FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 CONSISTENT WITH THE BUDGET, AND AUTHORIZING CITY OFFICIALS TO EXECUTE SAME ON BEHALF OF THE CITY



Documents: Ordinance - Gamma Tree
An Ordinance Approving an Agreement for Concession Stand Supplies
AN ORDINANCE SELECTING KOHL’S WHOLESALE AS THE CITY’S PRIMARY CONCESSION STAND VENDOR FOR THE 2016 AQUATIC CENTER SEASON AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO APPROVE A PURCHASE ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $17,500.00 FOR 2016 CONCESSION STAND SUPPLIES

Documents: Memo- Concession Stand | Ordinance - Concession Stand - Kohls
Perfection of Bills
Bill # 15-82 - Ordinance Granting Approval to Chapter 353 Development Plan
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD, MISSOURI AS A “BLIGHTED AREA” PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 353 OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF MISSOURI, AS AMENDED, AND SECTIONS 19-51 THROUGH 19-66 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD, MISSOURI; APPROVING THE APPLICATION FOR DESIGNATION OF CRESTWOOD PLAZA AS A CHAPTER 353 URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA AND PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PLAN; MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS RELATED THERETO; AND CONTAINING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.

Bill # 15-83 - Ordinance Authorizing Execution of Chapter 353 Development Agreement and Related Agreements
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING VARIOUS AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH A DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR CRESTWOOD PLAZA.

Bill # 15-84 - Ordinance Approving TIF Redevelopment Plan
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING A PORTION OF THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD, MISSOURI, AS A REDEVELOPMENT AREA; APPROVING THE “CRESTWOOD PLAZA TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN & PROJECT” AND THE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT DESCRIBED THEREIN; MAKING FINDINGS RELATED THERETO; ADOPTING TAX INCREMENT FINANCING WITH RESPECT THERETO; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN ACTIONS BY CITY OFFICIALS.

Bill # 15-85 - Ordinance Authorizing Execution of TIF Redevelopment Agreement and Related Agreements
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING VARIOUS AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CRESTWOOD PLAZA TAX INCREMENT FINANCING REDEVELOPMENT PLAN & PROJECT.

Bill # 15-86 - Ordinance Approving a CID Petition
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PETITION TO THE CITY OF CRESTWOOD, MISSOURI FOR THE CREATION OF THE CRESTWOOD PLAZA COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; ESTABLISHING THE DISTRICT AS A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI; FINDING THAT THE DISTRICT IS IN A BLIGHTED AREA; AND DIRECTING THE CITY CLERK TO NOTIFY THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE CREATION OF THE DISTRICT.

Documents: Bill # 15-82 | Bill # 15-83 | Bill # 15-84 | Bill # 15-85 | Bill # 15-86 | Bill # 15-82 Exhibit A = 353 Plan | Bill # 15-84 Exhibit B = TIF Resolution | Bill # 15-84 Exhibit C = CBA | Bill # 15-84 Exhibit A = Redevelopment Plan TIF | Bills 15-83 and 15-85 Exhibit C = CID Agreement | Bill # 15-85 Exhibit A = Redevelopment Agreement TIF | Bill # 15-83 Exhibit A = Redevelopment Agreement 353 | Bill # 15-86 Exhibit A = CID Petition | Bill 15-83 and 15-85 Exhibit B = TDD Agreement
Introduction of Other Bills
Reports from Mayor, Board Members & City Attorney
Introduction of Future Issues
Old Business
New Business
Adjournment
Posted: March 17, 2016 at 11:15 a.m.
Amended and Posted: March 21, 2016 11:35 a.m.

ANYONE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS WISHING TO ATTEND, PLEASE PHONE 729-4700 SO THAT THE CITY MAY MAKE APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR YOU.

Note: Due to ongoing City business, all meeting agendas should be considered tentative.

Tom Ford

Monday, March 21, 2016

Work has started on Crestwood Courts.

While we may not know much about the TIF, CID, OR TDD yet, we do know that the asbestos remediation has started. You will also note that a large vehicle is in place on the west end of the property at the old Macy store. I am told that once the asbestos is gone they will start knocking it down from west to east.

Now to get this passed tomorrow night by the board, and away we go.

Tom Ford

WERE BACK FOLKS.

Do you have something you want to post ? Do you have an item you want to get off your chest ? Well, we're here for you, so pass the word '"ZORRO" has returned !

Tom Ford

Friday, October 31, 2014

The truth about Vietnam

http://www.prageruniversity.com/History/The-Truth-about-the-Vietnam-War.html#.VFQvSYe9KSO



It is what it is and no amount of lies can cover it up !

Tom Ford

NO. 4003

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Did you ever think you would see and hear this ?

http://www.kfab.com/articles/national-news-104668/watch-chicago-activist-slam-black-democratic-12909502

A group of AFRICAN AMERICAN activists slam the democrat party !


Tom Ford

NO. 4002

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Posting on this Blog

If you plan to have any chance of posting here you will need to sign your real name to the posting.

Simple, no signature, no post as I am tired of all the so called HEROS who want to comment but are too afraid to tell us who you are !


Tom Ford

NO. 4001

Friday, October 17, 2014

VP Joe biden's son discharged from the Navy after testing positive for COCAIN !

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/joe-bidens-son-hunter-biden-discharged-navy-positive/story?id=26257601


Say it ain't so Joe, tell us that your kid isn't a junkie ! He deserves a bad conduct discharge, but I'm sure you will try to fix that, pathetic !


Tom Ford

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