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Ex-Alderman Newsletter 335 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 280

June 24, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

TOWN AND COUNTRY ALDERMAN FRED MEYLAND-SMITH CAUGHT CHEATING THE CITY, COUNTY AND STATE BY PLACING ILLINOIS LICENSE PLATES ON HIS NEW CAR: See the photos, taken throughout the week showing Meyland-Smith’s vehicle, registered at his hunting cabin in Illinois but is actually a Missouri vehicle. Pages 7-10

MAY POLICE ACTIVITY IN TOWN AND COUNTRY AND CHESTERFIELD: Read the stats from both cities. Pages 1 & 2



CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT DOING 105 MPH IN TOWN AND COUNTRY ACTUALLY CONVICTED OF SPEEDING: However, the possession of a bag of marijuana in the car was dropped to “littering.” Read who, where and how much the fines were. Pages 3 & 4


FOUR TIME DRUNK DRIVER IS NOT CONVICTED BUT IS SENT OF DRUNK DRIVER SCHOOL:
Should they have been sent after their second DWI instead. Pages 4-7






MASON RIDGE SCHOOL HAS SOME SAFETY ISSUES: See what and where Pages 10-12



TOUGH BATHROOM LOCATION:
Page 13



POLICE SAVE A LIFE:
Page 13



ARMED ROBBERY AT CLARKSON EYE CARE:
Read the details. Page 14

MISSING SUICIDIAL CHESTERFIELD YOUTH FOUND DEAD IN SOUTH COUNTY PARK: Read where and when the youth’s remains were found. Page 15

CITY ADMINISTRATOR PROCLAIMS CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL COURT IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH MO SUPREME COURT ORDER: Technically he is right. It is in compliance because they never got in compliance to have open online public records. They got a 2-year break on a technicality, not because of their “good government” or “transparency.” Page 16



FATAL ACCIDENT ON BOONE BRIDGE MAKES IT HARD TO LEAVE CHESTERFIELD VALLEY TO THE WEST ON FATHERS’ DAY:
Read the details. Pages 16-18

CHESTERFIELD FINANCE DIRECTOR RECOMMENDS RETURN TO PROPERTY TAX TO OFF SET SALES TAX DECREASES: Read parts of his memo on the subject. Pages 18 & 19



INSURANCE SETTLEMENT ON FIRE AT CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING:
Read how much and see the photos. Pages 19 & 20



ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD MEETS ONLY ON HOCKEY RINK:
See the plans and read or questions. Pages 20-22



ANOTHER NEED OF GENDER BALANCING:
Pages 22 & 23

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE OLD: Read the back and forth between the public and elected officials and between the councilpersons. The longest serving member of the Planning Commission is kicked out to be replaced by a former councilman and planning commission member. Pages 23-30



TIMES CHANGE: FOR MAYOR NATION THERE IS THE MEDIA AND A BLOGGER:
Read the comments and who they were directed at. Pages 30 & 31



CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTE
R: Pages 32-35




REAL ESTATE:
Older readers check out the Green Parrot. Pages 35-39



BOOK SIGNING:
It is about a Chesterfield man spending over 20-years building a boat. Read about the book and where a book signing is. Pages 39-41

JAZZ FESTIVAL: Page 41

BUSINESS: Popular U-City restaurant owner dies driving to work. Alex Waldbart Florist building leveled. The Florist has moved from the Richmond Heights side of Clayton Road to the Clayton side. Plus new business in old Gold’s Gym location. Pages 41-43

SECURITY AGENT UPDATE AFTER TRUMP TRIP TO SINGAPORE: Page 44

DEAN CHRISTOPHER ALERT:
Pages 44 & 45

CARTOONS: 45-48

NEXT WEEK:
  • Doctor Doug’s plans for new vet clinic approved by Planning Commission were voted down by Council Committee.
  • Loser in Ward 4 race Bill Lawson is odd. He filed Sunshine Request wanting private emails from personal email accounts for emails from three councilpersons and ME!
  • City Administrator wants an Assistant City Administrator after eliminating the position last year.

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 335 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 280 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 334 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 279

June 17, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

Last week the Newsletter was heavy on Chesterfield news. This week it is Town and Country.



DEER REPORT: Read Town and Country ‘s May report on deer-vehicle encounters. Chesterfield started in late May with their own program of tracking Deer-Vehicle crashes. Pages 1-3

MAYOR DALTON’S CONFLICTS GROW: His latest lobbying client has a Pine Lawn address but the private phone number of a mayor and lobbyist. Pages 3-5

EX-CON HOUSE BURGLAR IS ARRESTED AND CHARGED IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Career criminal Ortez Jones charged with breaking into a house off of Clayton Road. Read the details, the official charges filed with the court and Jones’ criminal record. Pages 5-7



THIEVES CASING T&C SUBDIVISIONS: Read what and who to look for. Pages 35 & 36

DRIVING 50% OVER THE SPEED LIMIT IS OK IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: Read why Municipal Court Reform is desperately needed. How are you safe on the road when people driving in excess of 90 MPH are convicted of Illegal Parking? We looked at two cases. Remember this is Town and Country, the city where Missouri license plate laws are not enforced if you own a Porsche. Pages 7-10

KING DALTON WANTS HIS KINGDOM TO EXPAND AND TO COST RESIDENTS MONEY AND GET LESS SERVICES: Dalton wants to try for a sixth time to annex the old “Quarry Area.” I think it will reduce services. City Administrator Bob Shelton thinks it will generate at least $800,000 in new revenue. I think Mr. Shelton’s estimate of the cost of police coverage is off by more than $100,000. Alderman, former mayor and former county council Skip Mange thinks it is stealing. Pages 10-14

SECRET MONEY ADDED TO THE BUDGET DID NOT BOTHER ALDERPERSONS. THEN WE FOUND OUT WHO IT WAS FROM: Page 14



TOWN SQUARE CONSTRUCTION FROM A DIFFERENT VIEW: Pages 14 & 15



MASON RIDGE ELEMENTARY REPAIRS:
Read what is being done, how much it is costing and where the money is coming from. Pages 15 & 16

THE MASON ROAD SIDE WALK REPLACEMENT IN FIVE YEARS AND THE MAYOR’S ODD DEFINITION OF “INFLATION.” Page 17

THE RHENQUIST REZONING CONTINUED A SECOND TIME: The Board of Aldermen continue to refuse to do their job and simply vote on the rezoning and plans for an excessive amount of houses in a “woodland” protected area. Read the latest. Pages 17-20

WHAT ABOUT THE FAMILY? Jon Dalton apparently forgot that Red Schoendienst has family members in the immediate area and instead read a proclamation about Red and announced he was framing it and giving it to four local voters. Page 20 & 21



IT’S A START: For the new BreadCo. Page 21

WOMAN LOOKING FOR WORK AND/OR DONATIONS ON NEXT DOOR WEBSITE HAS A SERIOUS HISTORY OF FINANCIAL JUDGMENTS AGAINST HER: Pages 22-25

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER/CRIME REPORT: Pages 26-29

CHESTERFIELD COUNCILMAN SAYS BEFORE MEETING HE WANTS TO FIRE PART OF THE COMMAND STAFF: Pages 29 & 30

PUBLIC WORKS AND PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING: There were two other issues at the June 7 Committee meeting that we did not cover in last week’s news letter. We are making up for that now. It deals with building inspections and mail delivery. Pages 32 & 33

HIGHWAY PATROL ARRESTS DRUNK DRIVER WITH PAST DRUNK DRIVING CONVICTIONS IN CHESTERFIELD AND TOWN AND COUNTRY: Pages 33 & 34

FORMER CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT ARRESTED FOR DRUNK BOATING AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS: Pages 34 & 35

ANOTHER CAR BROKEN INTO AT QUEENY DOG PARK: Pages 36 & 37

GIFT FROM A READER: Page 37

MUSIC: With school out for the summer, music teachers and college music graduate students are showing up to join Jim Manley and his trio at Sasha’s on DeMun in Clayton on Wednesday’s night. Pages 37-39

DEAN CHRISTOPHER IS BACK WITH NO ADMISSION CHARGE: Yes Dean will be back at the One-19-North in Kirkwood on Monday June 25 from 7:30 to 9:30. Come for a bite to eat or sip a drink for two hours and enjoy one of the top entertainers in St. Louis. Page 39

CARTOONS: Pages 40-46

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 334 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 279 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 333 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 278

June 10, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



NEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL PLANNED FOR DES PERES ROAD NEXT TO DESTINY CHURCH. IS THIRD TIME A CHARM FOR ST. AUSTIN? Pages 1-4



THIEF HITS NEW AT&T PHONE STORE:
Page 5

CHESTERFIELD EX-CON ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL ON DRUG AND FIREARM CHARGES: Page 6



FERGUSON TRIO CREATE HAVOC; SOFT JUDGE AND PROSECUTOR ENCOURAGE TROUBLE IN CHESTERFIELD:
Pages 6-8



THE PROBLEM THAT BRINGS SHOPLIFTERS AND DRUG ADDICTS TO CHESTERFIELD TO COMMIT CRIMES: Pages 8-14

MORE MEN NEEDED ON PLANNING COMMISSION ACCORDING TO MAYOR AS HE MOVES TO ELIMINATE WOMEN MEMBERS: Pages 14-19

CHESTERFIELD POLICE START PLACING POLICE BLOTTER ON THEIR WEBSITE: Pages 19 & 20



MONSANTO NO MORE! NEW BAYER SIGNS MAY OR MAY NOT NEED PERMITS: Page 20



JOHN NATIONS QUITTING AS BI-STATE/METRO TRANSIT CEO IN FALL: Read the reason he gave and what we had to consider. Page 21

CORRECTION: We made an oops in last week’s newsletter on a motion to kill a resolution. Pages 21 & 22



GOOD BYE FOOD TRUCK: A food truck blew up before a Chesterfield outdoor concert. Pages 22 & 23



ANOTHER RESTAURANT BITES THE DUST IN CHESTERFIELD VALLEY: Read which one, as we look at just a few failed dining establishments in the Valley. Pages 23-26



BALLWIN COLLEGE STUDENT AND MARQUETTE GRAD IN CRASH AND ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL: Pages 26

CHESTERFIELD RESIDENT REAR ENDED ON HWY 94 IN ST. CHARLES: Page 26

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER/CRIME REPORT: Pages 27-30

CHESTERFIELD VALLEY GUN STORE HIT BY BURGLARS: Pages 30 & 31



REAL ESTATE: A couple of recently advertised houses had us scratching our heads. Pages 31 & 32



CREVE COEUR RESIDENTS IN THE SUN SWEPT SUBDIVISION FIGHTING CONDO PLAN BETWEEN MONSANTO HQ AND THEIR BACKYARDS: Pages 32-34



FOR OLD PEOPLE ONLY! WE TRIED TO LOOK AT CHARLOTTE PETERS FORMER HOUSE IN WEBSTER GROVES BUT FOUND IT NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE: Page 34 & 35



SPECIAL SCREENING: Our rare trip to the movies. Pages 36 & 37

WARNING: WATCH THIS BEFORE BUYING TICKETS: Page 37



TOWN AND COUNTRY’S RED SCHOENDIENST: Pages 37-39

CARTOONS: Pages 39-45

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 333 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 278 COMBINED EDITION

Ex-Alderman Newsletter 332 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 277

June 3, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

DOUBLE NEWSLETTER: Due to little government activity other than the Tuesday Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting thanks to the just finished holiday weekend, we decided to combine this week’s newsletter with an all new Drunks and Thieves newsletter that contains articles about cases the Town and Country and Chesterfield police have filed in municipal and state courts.




CHESTERFIELD MALL SOLD TO GEORGIA COMPANY: The city won’t confirm this, but we have it on good authority. Page 7



HUGE NEW SUBDIVISION PROPOSED FOR WEST CHESTERFIELD:
Page 7



TOWN AND COUNTRY BOARD OF ALDERMEN
DISS RESIDENTS BY REFUSING TO VOTE AND CONTINUING THE REHNQUIST DEVELOPMENT MASON ROAD REZONING REQUEST: The Board of Aldermen under the direction of part time developer, Mayor Jon Dalton, continue to keep residents on a yo-yo by refusing to vote on the Rehnquist request to change to Woodland Preservation Zoning so Rehnquist can cut down more trees for more houses at 1919 S. Mason Road. This was after a promise of a vote two weeks earlier. Pages 1-5

MORE EVIDENCE NEW ALDERWOMAN IS NOT INDEPENDENT, BUT A DALTONITE: Pages 5 & 6

CHESTERFIELD MAN IN INJURY DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT IN WILDWOOD SENTENCE TO NO-RECORD PROBATION: Pages 7 & 8

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Pages 9-11



DRUNKS AND THIEVE
S: Pages 17-33


SUBJECT WANTED BY THE FRONTENAC POLICE FOR DOMESTIC ASSAULT WHILE DRUNK, CRASHES HIS CAR ON I-64 IN TOWN AN
D COUNTRY: Pages 17-20




17 PAGE POLICE REPORT BOILS DOWN TO LONG-TERM GUEST STOLE VICTIM’S CAR:
Pages 20 & 21

DRUNK DRIVER DOING 93 MPH GET PROBATION FOR DWI AND IS CONVICTED FOR SPEEDING: Pages 21-23

DRIVER PLEAS GUILTY TO 89 MPH IN A 60 ZONE, BUT GETS CHARGE REDUCED TO ILLEGAL PARKING: Pages 23 & 34

94 MPH DURING ON SUNDAY MORNING RESULTS IN A NO-FINE, NO-POINTS PROBATION: Pages 24 & 25

WAS THIS ARREST REALLY NECESSARY? After reading the police report we had to ask, was the arrest necessary and did officers waste their time. Pages 25 & 26

EX-BOYFRIEND BREAKS INTO GIRLFRIEND’S MOTHER’S HOUSE AND STEALS CASH AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON THE DAY OF MOTHER’S FUNERAL: Pages 26-29

ALMOST PASSED THE TESTS UNTIL SHE GOT OUT OF THE CAR. DRUNK DRIVER DOING 79 MPH IN CONSTRUCTION ZONE WHILE WEAVING GETS NO RECORD, NO-POINTS, NO-FINE PROBATION FOR DWI: Pages 29 & 30

SEVEN MONTHS AFTER CHRISTMAS EVE THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED AND CHARGED: Pages 30 & 31

CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR ENGELMEYER REDUCES ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER TO LITTERING: So much for supporting and backing the police officers. Pages 32 & 33

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 332 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 277 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 331 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 276

May 27, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



TWO NEWS HOMES IN TOWN AND COUNTRY: See what and where. Pages 1-3

RAINY FRIDAY SCHOOL BUS CRASH: Page 3

SUNTRUP PULLS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT REQUEST AND CITY FILES LETTER THREATENING ACTION: Read the formal letters. Will the city actually take action against a long term code violator? It looks like we will have to wait and see. Pages 3-7



BALLWIN MAN TESTS DRUNK ON THE STREET, REFUSES BREATH TEST AT STATION AND HAS CHARGES DROPPED TO CARELESS DRIVIN
G: Pages 7 & 8



DRUNK WEBSTER GROVES WOMAN ADMITS BEING DRUNK, REFUSES TO TAKE BREATH TEST AND GETS PROBATION: Pages 8-10





DRUNK AND DRUG
GED DRIVER WITH PRIOR DWI CONVICTIONS LEAVES SCENE OF ACCIDENT: Pages 10-13



TOWN AND COUNTRY PARADE UPDATE:
Pages 13 & 14

HOW OLD IS HE? PLUS OTHER MONARCH FIRE NEWS: Newbe Jean Millner of the Monarch Fire Protection District fired a funny shot across the dais at soon to retire Delta senior pilot and former Navy pilot Robin Harris after his usual “This Day in History” report at the end of his district financial report. Pages 15 & 16

CHESTERFIELD PROSECUTOR TIM ENGELMEYER AGAIN REFUSES TO DO HIS JOB AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND POLICE OFFICERS: Read the latest details on how Engelmeyer left officers and the public at risk. Pages 16-18

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Follow the police calls from last week. Pages 18-21

HIGHLIGHT OF 20-MINUTE COUNCIL MEETING WAS AN ATTACK ON WENDY GECKELER: Page 21 & 22

PLANNING AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE APPROVES LAWYER FOR A COMMITTEE THAT MEETS ONCE EVERY THREE DECADES: Pages 22 & 23

COUNCILMAN SUGGESTS BULLET PROOF VEST FOR VISITING CHESTERFIELD REZONING SITES AND APPLICANT FOR PLANNING COMMISSION GET ONE NO VOTE: Read the details. Pages 23 & 24



TOP GOLF SET TO OPEN IN SUMMER BUT LONG RANGE PLANS HAVE YET TO EXIST:
Pages 24 & 25

UNNECESSARY LIGHTING RESOLUTION ALMOST KILLED BEFORE “MORE GOVERNMENT” BARRY FLACHSBART PUSHES A NEW RESOLUTION: Page 26



NEW AT COSTCO:
Costco reacts nationally to incidents in California and New York. Page 27



ROUTE 66 JAZZ ORCHESTRA:
Click on a link for the second set of a recent concert at the Jazz at the Bistro that featured vocals by Dean Christopher and Valeria Tichacek. Page 27

Click HERE to watch the video now on Facebook.

GO BACK IN TIME IF YOU ARE OVER 60 AND HEAR EVERYTHING MOTHER TOLD YOU AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER:
Pages 28-30

CARTOONS: Pages 30-34

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 331 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 276 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 330 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 275

May 20, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



THE EVIL ROB REHNQUIST WON’T GIVE UP DESPITE 6-0 VOTE IN P&Z AGAINST HIS LATEST MASON ROAD PLAN: Residents keep coming out to speak against Rehnquist and say the damage his most recent subdivisions have done to neighbors’ property. See some amazing photos of storm water damage caused by Rehnquist. Pages 1-7

DALTON MET WITH DISSENT AT ALDERMANIC MEETING: His appointment of committee chairs did not go over well with three of newest four alderpersons. Page 8

ALDERWOMAN POINTS OUT THAT DALTON HAS BEEN BREAKING STATE AND CITY LAWS FOR 13 YEARS: By law he cannot appoint an alderperson to the P&Z Commission. But Dalton, the lawyer did so anyway until last Monday. Pages 8-10


CHURCH SCHOOL ASKED FOR CONTINUATION OF BUILDING PERMIT. ONLY ONE ALDERMAN QUESTIONED IT: Guess who? Yes the same one who doesn’t believe church signs, flag poles and crosses are protected by the First Amendment. Page 10 & 11


ANOTHER OVERSIZED POOL HOUSE IS APPROVED: Pages 11 & 12

ONE TOWN AND COUNTRY ELECTED OFFICIAL IS RANKED IN THE #2 MOST DISHONEST PROFESSIONS IN RECENT SURVEY: Page 12 & 13



FOR SALE SIGNS POPPING UP AROUND THE CLAYTON ROAD CASTLE: Pages 13-15

CHESTERFIELD MAN ARRESTED BY HIGHWAY PATROL: Read who and on what charges. Pages 15 & 16

UNUSUAL LATE NIGHT ARREST BY CHESTERFIELD POLICE: Read who and the charges. Pages 16 & 17

CHESTERFIELD POLICE STATS: Read the April crime stats report and see what crimes are going up and which ones are going down. This is followed by the Police Blotter of calls from last week. Pages 18-20


OBIT: The Pumpkin Lady. Page 21

WHY IS ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS HAVING MUD MANIA AT QUEENY PARK? Read the infections you or your kids could get. Pages 21 & 22

ART AT LONGVIEW PARK: Where is the city getting this stuff and why are they displaying it? Pages 22-24

CARTOONS: Pages 25-30

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 330 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 275 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 329 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 274

May 13, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:

ANOTHER WEEK AND ANOTHER LONG HOSPITAL STAY: Last week’s newsletter was delayed due to a six day stay in the hospital. This week’s newsletter was delayed even longer due to a five day stay back in the hospital. It all is connected with a cardiac procedure I had on April 20. I went in weighing 292 pounds and in six hours I was weighing 309. I went in as a normal fat guy and came out as the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man. During the procedure my urinary tract was cut. It was not discovered until after my release. First came the infection and blood followed by a total shut down and then six days back in the hospital.

They did not address the bloating and upon my release I lasted four days before my left leg was infected. Back in for 5 more days.

This put the newsletter and website behind. I received bad news ref my heart, but some good news. As the bloating finally receded I weighed 276. It was a drop of 16 pounds from the 292 when I went in on April 20. I owe this all to being forced to eat tasteless “Heart Healthy Food.” A diet of strawberries and muffins made with a sweetener was my main courses three time day except for when my wife snuck in some chicken nuggets from Chick-fil-A. (I could taste both items unlike a number of main courses made without a hint of salt.)

I’m sorry we are late with this newsletter as it has some breaking news items.



TOWN AND COUNTRY MAYOR DIVORCED AND LIVING IN CLAYTON:
Mayor Jon Dalton has done a lot of sneaky underhanded things since he was mayor, but now living out of town might move to the top of list of the questionable actions of the former cigarette lobbyist. Pages 3 & 4

(He used eminent domain to steal the property of a 78- year-old widow, Opal Henderson, on South Broadway to use for a parking lot for a nightclub district that was never built. At the time he underpaid Henderson for her business he sued the long dead St. Rose Philippine Duchesne on a piece of property that Duchesne bought in 1830 for a girl’s school and Duchesne’s name was still on the deed. Then Henderson sued Dalton for underpaying for her land. She won and the Dalton LLC refused to pay her. She then had to sue in Federal Court before “Dalton and Friends” coughed up the $800,000 they owed her.)

TOWN AND COUNTRY POLICE STATS FOR APRIL: Page 1



THE PARADE RETURNS:
It is not an annual parade because it did not happen last year. However it will be held a third time during the Fall Festival in October. Pages 2 & 3.

CAR DEALER FOUND IN VIOLATION OF CITY CODES FOR ILLEGAL BUILDING AND MORE, IS BACK BEFORE THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: The Board of Adjustment told Donald Suntrup NO earlier this year on all the illegal work done at his house. He is now back asking for variances that had already been turned down. Page 5

CHESTERFIELD MAYOR UNHAPPY WITH TOO MANY WOMEN ON PLANNING COMMISSION: So much for the Me Too movement and Mayor Bob Nation. See the breakdown of male to female members of all the citizen boards and commission. Pages 6 & 7



GIANT CHURCH COMPLEX COMING TO THE EDGE OF CHESTERFIELD VALLEY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT: Pages 8 & 9

COUNCILMAN UNFAIRLY ATTACKED BY RESIDENT LEFTY OVER CAMPAIGN MAILERS HE DID NOT SEND: Pages 9-14

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Read the calls officers handled last week. Pages 15 & 16

MAYOR GOES FEDERAL: A proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution was assigned to a city council committee by Mayor Bob Nation. Pages 17 & 18

NEW COUNCIL VOTES TO CONTINUE APPEAL TO MISSOURI SUPREME COURT TO STRIKE DOWN ST. LOUIS COUNTY’S TAX POOL: The lead attorney is a former Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court. Pages 18 & 19

CARTOONS: Pages 19-26

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 329 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 274 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 328 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 273

May 6, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



LATE NEWSLETTER: This week’s newsletter was posted over 24 hours late on our website and sent out to people on the original email list (now closed) 3-days late.

Neither Town and Country or Chesterfield had any meetings scheduled, which was good. The publisher, editor and reporter of the newsletter were all in the hospital for six days, The reasons for a 6-day stay in Creve Coeur was involved. It was not pleasant.

I did learn that despite what has been said, all the cardiologists were friendly even if the work during a procedure lead to six back in the hospital after two days home. I did find that urologists were the jerks who had no time to explain what was happening and treated the nurses like dirt.

But the stay along with more testing and more procedure resulted in a smaller newsletter this week. Also enjoy the typos and spelling errors.



BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT TURNS DOWN TWO VARIANCE REQUEST
S: This independent board appears to be the only part of city government willing to enforce city codes. Read where. Pages 1-4



UPDATED DRAWING OF ST. LOUIS BREADCO OUTDOOR DINING AREA: Page 5

TOWN AND COUNTRY FIRST QUARTER CRIME STATS: See what crimes were committed over the first three months of 2018. Pages 5-8

LETTERS FROM READERS: Pages 8 & 9



PGA REFUSING TO PAY FOR EXTRA POLICE SERVICES FOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Pages 9 & 19



VERY DRUNK DRIVER HITS CURB, DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS AND REFUSES A BREATH TEST:
Read who and what happened. Pages 10-12

HOUSE BURGLARY ON CLAYTON ROAD: Page 12

CITY SAYS RAILROAD TIES ARE NOT ON DOORACK LEASE VACANT LOT: Page 13



HARPO’S PRODUCES ANOTHER DRUNK DRIVER: Read who and read how drunk. Pages 13 & 14

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: Here is what the cops were dealing with last week. Pages 15-17



POST-DISPATCH LIED ABOUT TV REVIEWS APPEARING ON FRIDAY:
Page 19

CARTOONS: Pages 20-26

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 328 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 273 COMBINED EDITION
Ex-Alderman Newsletter 327 &
Unapproved Chesterfield Newsletter 272

April 29, 2018 -- John Hoffmann's latest combined Town and Country and Chesterfield Newsletter is here for your reading enjoyment. Among the items in this week's edition:



SEE NEW HOMES AND ADDITIONS: Pages 1-3


DRUNK DRIVER DEMANDS JURY TRIAL AND GETS CONVICTED:
See who and read the facts. Pages 3 & 4


94 MPH MEANS NO FINE AND NO POINTS:
Read the details. Pages 5 & 6






BELLERIVE LOOKS MORE LIKE A PRISON THAN A SUBURBAN COUNTRY CLUB:
Pages 6 & 7

THIS YEAR’S GUSSIE CRAWFORD AWARD GOES TO THE FAMILY OF JIM THORPE: She may have been voted off the Board of Aldermen in Town and Country, but the AAU considers her an icon. Page 8

MISSING AT SWEARING IN: The perfect person replaced Alderwoman Linda Rallo in Ward 4. Rallo has had a problem about showing up for meetings. Apparently so does her replacement. Pages 8 & 9

2018 SCORECARD: BUTLER 3 MEYLAND-SMITH 0: Maybe Alderman and Board’s Wind Bag, Fred Meyland-Smith should quit going after Lindsey Butler. Pages 9-12

I WAS THE ONLY ONE AT THE CHESTERFIELD POLICE CALEA CITIZEN INPUT MEETING: With no one there to cover, I got up and gave my two-cents having been a cop for 30 years, a teacher, criminal justice magazine reporter and command officer. Read what I had to say. Pages 13-18


NEW ART AT CITY HALL:
See a few of the exhibits at the city hall. Pages 18 & 19

LANDSLIDE BARB ELECTED CHESTERFIELD CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT PRO-TEM: It was interesting, odd and funny all at the same time. Pages 20 & 21

CHESTERFIELD POLICE BLOTTER: See where the calls were last week. Pages 21-24

TAUBMAN OUTLET MALL CHANGING HANDS THIS WEEK: Page 24

CHESTERFIELD MAN INJURED IN 5-VEHICLE CRASH ON I-70: Read who and the details. Pages 24 & 25

OUR FAVORITE OBIT PHOTOS: Page 25

CARTOONS: Pages 25-28

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN JOHN HOFFMANN'S EX-ALDERMAN NEWSLETTER 327 AND UNAPPROVED CHESTERFIELD NEWSLETTER 272 COMBINED EDITION


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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 5, OCTOBER 9, 2017
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DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 2, JUNE 24, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: 2017, PART 1, APRIL 3, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: NEW YEARS 2017 EDITION, JANUARY 4, 2017
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: CHRISTMAS 2016 EDITION, DECEMBER 27, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING EDITION, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 3, MAY 23, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 2, MAY 18, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SPRING 2016, PART 1, MAY 10, 2016
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 3, DECEMBER 31, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: HOLIDAY PART 2, DECEMBER 24, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: POST-THANKSGIVING 2015, DECEMBER 2, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART THREE, JULY 1, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART TWO, JUNE 25, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2015 PART ONE, JUNE 18, 2015
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 2, DECEMBER 29, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2014 PART 1, DECEMBER 22, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 2, JUNE 16, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: SUMMER 2014, PART 1, JUNE 9, 2014
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 2, DECEMBER 31, 2013
DRUNKS AND THIEVES: WINTER 2013 PART 1, DECEMBER 24, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES: SPRING 2013, MAY 7, 2013
DWI AND THIEVES, WINTER 2012, DECEMBER 3, 2012
 
Vivek Agnihotri, MD and
Zinia Thomas, MD Domestic Violence and Divorce Cases

Vivek Agnihotri - Zinia Thomas Divorce Petition, July 28, 2016

Vivek Agnihotri Domestic Assault
Complaint, July 4, 2016

Baxter Rd. Bicycle Lanes Controversy

Correspondence and Documentation Between City of Chesterfield and St. Louis County Transportation Department Regarding Baxter Road Bicycle Lanes, August 25, 2015 to November 7, 2016
The Big Sports Properties Deal

Big Sports Baseball Dome Contract Expired and Terminated, June 6, 2017

Jane Cunningham and Dan Buck emails from June 5, 2017

Update: May 24, 2017

The Development Agreement (Contract) Between Big Sports and the City of Chesterfield, March 10, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Update: December 2, 2016


Update: November 5, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

Overview: The Big Sports Properties Deal, October
17, 2016

Executive Session Minutes Draft, October 5, 2016

Real Estate Purchase Contract, September 29, 2016

Letter of Intent, September 21, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, September 7, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, August 1,2016

Executive Session Minutes July 18, 2016

Executive Session Minutes, June 6, 2016

David Cerna Case

FORMER CHESTERFIELD POLICE OFFICER DAVID CERNA, COP, SEX PERVERT, VIDEO PRODUCER AND WEBSITE OWNER! NOW READ THE INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

October 14, 2017 – KTVI newsman Chris Hayes got a tip and broke the case that someone was video recording people urinating in the men’s bathroom on the Mobil on the Run in Chesterfield on Clarkson Road. He turned his evidence over to the Chesterfield Police.

A thorough investigation determined that Chesterfield Officer David Cerna while on duty had been hiding a camera in the bathroom recording men’s penises at the urinal. The Mobil station was a favorite place for police officers to take a bathroom break and at least seven officers were also recorded.

A search warrant of Cerna’s house in Wentzville resulted in computers being seized. There the bathroom images, along with recordings of Cerna using a glory hole at his house and performing anonymous oral sex on people responding to messages on websites were found. All these images were placed on a website run by Cerna.

More troubling were secret recordings of officers changing clothes in the Chesterfield Police locker room, people, including juvenile males wearing sweat pants or shorts being frisked by Cerna and having their pants pulled out at the waist and their genitals secretly recorded by Cerna using a small recording device.

Cerna pled guilty to:

2 counts of Felony Invasion of Privacy in St. Charles CO Sentenced to 60 days jail.

Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County Sentenced to 4 Years prison but placed on 5-years probation.

Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy St. Louis County. Sentenced to 1-year jail no probation.
 
Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Minor St. Louis County. Sentenced to 10-years prison but placed on 5 year probation term.
 
Felony Invasion of Privacy Multiple Persons St. Louis County. Sentenced to 4-years prison but placed on 5-years probation.
 
Cerna appealed the sentence for Sexual Exploitation of Minor to the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District. His appeal was denied and the judgment and sentence was affirmed on July 25, 2017.

The final notation on the case was entered by the courts in September of 2017.
 
I filed a Sunshine Request to obtain the investigative report in September and received a copy of the report on October 13, 2017.

Click here to read the entire report.
David Cerna and City of
Chesterfield Lawsuit

Ryan Wille Lawsuit Against David Cerna and the City of Chesterfield Charging Sexual and Physical Abuse, July 22, 2016
Doorack Scandal:
Special Report


Update: May 22, 2017

Update: January 21, 2017

Update:January 14, 2017

Update: January 4, 2017

Update: December 22, 2016

Boondoggle Turns Into Scandal As City Officials Break the Law and Hide Public Records, December 7, 2016
Chesterfield Looses Sales Tax Lawsuit

Click here to download the full story.

Click here to download the entire judgment.
Deer Reports

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, February 11, 2018

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, February 11. 2018

White Buffalo Final Report: Town & Country Deer Management Program, January 26, 2017

White Buffalo Deer Distance Sampling Population Estimate, Town & Country, January 27, 2017
Tim Engelmeyer's Attack and Our Response

Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer launches a lie-filled offensive and we fire back. (May, 2017)
The Engelmeyer Years

Read how Chesterfield Prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer has been making sure DWI defendants represented by lawyers leave the  courtroom with no fines or points. Also read how Engelmeyer reduces moving violations to Illegal Parking and how he reduces crimes to “Littering” violations.
Connie Fults
Ethics Violations


Missouri Ethics Commission Versus Connie Fults Consent Order, April 26, 2016

Connie Fults Refuses to Obey Missouri Ethics Laws, March 2, 2016

Connie Fults Ethics Complaint, March 1, 2016
State Representative
Don Gosen Sex Scandal


Don Gosen Sex Scandal,
February 18, 2016

Mason Road Sidewalk Project Emails

Read emails about the Mason Rd. sidewalk project from the first quarter of 2017 to and from Town and Country city staff, elected officials, Parks Commission members and residents.
Mayor Bob Nation;
Chesterfield Censure


Chesterfield/Mayor Bob Nation, Order To Show Cause,
October 19, 2015

Chesterfield Resolution of Censure of Mayor Bob Nation, October, 2015

Chesterfield Investigation of Mayor by Special Counsel Kevin O'Keefe, September 9, 2015
Moving Violations
To Illegal Parking
(Listed by date, newest fist.)

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED July 29, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, UPDATED April 15, 2017

Special report on the Municipal Court system: Moving Violations to Illegal Parking, March 27, 2017
Monarch Fire Chief
Chuck Marsonette
Felony Charges


Charges Against Chuck Marsonette, June 30, 2017

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette, June, 2017

Probable Cause Statement
Against Monarch Fire Chief
Wayne "Chuck" Marsonette for Felony Theft from a Previous Employer, August 2, 2016.

Statement of Charges Against Marsonette.
Principia Lawsuit

Principia Lawsuit, October 16, 2015:
Part One
Part Two

Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County Ethics Violations

Missouri Ethics Commission
Action Against Professional Firefighters of West St. Louis County,
February 8, 2016
Ronald Lee Roberts

Ronald Lee Roberts Sentencing Recommendation, Fraud Case, Filed January 15, 2015
Town Square

Town Square, John's Take On The Issue, November 25, 2016

Brinkmann Town Square Proposal, October 12, 2016

Opus Town Square Proposal October 12, 2016

Trash Can Emails

Connie Fults' Comments with fact checking, June 19, 2017

Trash Can Emails, June 13, 2017
Westminster Lawsuit

Westminster vs. Town and Country Judgment, August 15, 2016

Westminster Lawsuit,
Respondent's Answer,
December 14, 2015

Westminster Lawsuit, Return to Writ of Certiorari, November 30, 2015
 
Westminster Lawsuit, October 14, 2015
Wolfe vs. Town and Country

February 23, 2018 – Town and Country police officer Jeffrey Wolfe has filed a lawsuit due to the department demoting him from Sergreant to Corporal over a relationship with officer Lauren Becker.

Download the lawsuit and polygraph results.

Download and read an analysis and opinion of the Wolfe lawsuit from a former Chief of Police.
Shannon Woolsey
Lawsuit


Shannon Woolsey Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Town & Country Police Department, 2013

 

Gangs of Town and Country, Updated February 20, 2017.
 

Listed alphabetically by last name
Brett Cervantes

DWI, 3-29-13

Domestic Disturbance, Disorderly Conduct, Assault on Police Officer, 1-25-12

DWI, 2-12-11

Jon Dalton, Jr.

DWI, 6-23-12

DWI, 1-1-12

Ted Federer, a.k.a. "T-Fed"

Bar Fight, Threatening Police Officers and their Families, Felony Possession of Drugs, 3-30-14

DWI, Driving While Suspended, Possession of Marijuana, Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol in Car, 5-18-13

This download has the following three police reports in one download:

  • Stealing Under $500, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, 1-11-12
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Providing False Information, 2-13-12
  • Destruction of Property, Stealing Under $500, 3-29-12
Katie Huggard

DWI, 7-1-11 ("I have a bulldog lawyer!" Threatened to urinate in Police car.)

Rice "Sandy" Jacobs

Volunteer Treasurer stole at least $135,868 from various band and choir accounts at Parkway central High School.

David Karney

Alderman David Karney sends threatening emails to Alderman Fred Meyland-Smith under the fictitious name Jeff Storehouse, 2010

Ryan Leeman and Christian Duvall

Chesterfield Parents Go On Vacation and 35-year old Son Invites Prostitute and Heroin Supplier to Move In

The Story

The Police Report

Dan McLaughlin

DWI, No Proof of Insurance, Leaving Scene of Accident, 9-25-11

DWI, 8-16-10 (Saturated pants.)

Alfred "Skip" Nichols

DWI, 3-17-00

DWI, 6-1-07

Richard Rognan

Patronizing Prostitution, 8-8-13

Scott Rosenblum

DWI, 4-29-14

Accident, 4-29-14

Andy Stecko

Incident at the Hangar Bar and Grill, 3-4-16

While this police report has a number of names redacted, through independent means we were able to identify four of the six people mentioned. They are:

The Suspect: Then Monarch Fire Protection District Captain Andy Stecko.

The Victim: Monarch Fire Prevention District firefighter/paramedic Donna Kessler.

Witness 1: "C" is Bob Chitwood, the owner of the hangar Grill and Pub on Long Road.

Witness 2: "F" is bartender Sarah Ferguson.

Robert Walter

Another Night at Harpo's, 6-11-16

 
Restaurant Reviews
Listed by date, newest first


Satchmo's 3-1-18


The Tavern, 1-21-18


Wan Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1-20-18


Russell's Cafe & Bakery Chesterfield, 12-1-17


Rosalita's Cantina, 11-17-17


Classic Red Hots Catering at the Chesterfield Valley Home Depot, 9-20-17


Texas Roadhouse Ballwin, 9-4-17


The Slider House, 8-27-17


Return to BrickTops, 8-27-17


3 Bay BBQ, 7-27-17


Sugarfire BBQ Olivette, 6-30-17


Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill, 6-22-17


Phils_BBQ, 6-8-17


Das Bevo (The Bevo Mill), 6-2-17


King Edwards, 5-25-17


Twisted Tree, 5-18-17


Schneithorst's, 5-10-17


Syberg's Chesterfield Valley, 3-3-17


O'Connell's Pub, 12-22-16


Parkside Grille, 11-23-16



Circa STL, 11-11-16


Pi
ccadilly at Manhattan, 10-26-16


Urban Chestnut, 10-24-16


The Battle of Maplewood Fried Chicken, 9-28-16


The Sports Page 8-30-16


In
Search of the Good and Cheap Greasy Cheeseburger, 8-8-16


Stackhouse 7-22-16


Joey B's, 7-20-16


Weber Grill Restaurant, 4-25-16


Three Kings Public House, 4-6-16



Fast Food for Lent, 2-23-16


Grassi's, 11-12-15


Walnut Grill, 8-26-15


Katie's Pizza and Pasta, 5-16-15


Charlie Gittos, 4-4-15


McCormick and Schmick's, 3-16-15


Massa's Town and Country, 2-28-15


One 19 North, 2-7-15


Red Lobster, Chesterfield Valley, 1-20-15


BrickTop's, 1-1-15


Rich and Charlie's, 12-9-14


Charlotte's Rib, 12-11-14


Cheshire Inn Thanksgiving Buffet, 11-27-14


Cheeburger Cheeburger
12-9-14


Scarecrow, 11-25-14


Tuckers, 11-12-14


Country Club, 11-2-14


Mike Duffy's, 10-30-14


Smitty's, 10-29-14


Panda Express, 10-22-14


Kim Cheese, 10-15-14


Harpo's, 9-26-14



Mongolian BBQ, 9-11-14


Talayna's, 8-29-14


Circle 7 Ranch, 8-24-14


Mia Sorella, 8-17-14


Annie Gunn's, 2-24-14


Cooper's Hawk, 12-20-13