I am honored and humbled that the people of Fenton selected me to start this next phase of the city’s journey, Mayor Mike Polizzi writes.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Residents of the 97th House District will have the opportunity to learn more about the issues currently being considered by the Missouri House of Representatives at a town hall meeting Rep. John McCaherty will host this Friday.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted releasing the names of concealed weapon permit holders to the Social Security Administration in what the government said was a law enforcement investigation. Do you agree?
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted last week that it released the names of at least 163,000 concealed weapon permit holders to a federal agent investigating disability fraud, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a variety of other media outlets. The news has people buzzing on every side of the gun control debate. Locally, Republican Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka told the newspaper he was "very concerned that this may be a back-door attempt to create the Eric Holder gun registry." The concealed weapon registry is not open to the public and Missouri law says it's a misdemeanor to disclose information about the people who hold permits. Missouri State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was cited on Wednesday in …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Following Thursday's meeting, Rockwood School District's Board of Education has a new mix of representatives and leaders.
Rockwood School District Board of Education newly elected directors from the April 2 polls—Loralee Mondl and Jeff Morrell—were sworn into office at Thursday's board meeting by Superintendent Bruce Borchers. Jeff Morrell tells Patch he found it satisfying to have put forth ideas and thoughts that obviously resonated with others. "I'm excited to get to work now," he said. Loralee Mondl said winning the board election was awesome. "I constantly thought about the kids, and they were supporting me." She said she knew what lies ahead is tons of work, but that she was ready because "it's a critical time for the district." "It's about the board being open and approachable," Mondl said. During Thursday's meeting, Mondl told attendees she planned to…
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Bonacker, Bergfeld re-elected in Northwest R-1; Gotsch and Lenz returned to Lindbergh Board. Rockwood incumbents ousted.
Incumbent school board members in the Northwest and Lindbergh school districts easily won re-election Tuesday, outpacing their challengers by wide margins. In the Northwest R-1 school board race, Gary Bonacker and Nancy Bergfeld cruised to victory with 1,560 and 1,387 votes, respectively. Challenger Scott E. Reed tallied 961 votes. In the Lindbergh School District Board of Education race, incumbent board member Vic Lenz garnered 4,065 votes and incumbent Kara Gotsch received 3,515 votes. The two challengers - Adam McBride and Cindy McDaniel - received 2,223 and 2,683 votes, respectively. It was a different story in the Rockwood School District, where two imcumbents were rejected by the voters who also voted down the district's $38.4 …
Paul Seemayer's mayoral bid falls short; Andrew Sobey Jr. wins the Ward 1 aldermanic seat. Aldermen Maurath, Clauss, and Mauller re-elected
Businessman Mike Polizzi won a decisive victory over Fenton alderman and firefighter Paul Seemayer Tuesday in the election to fill the mayor's seat in Fenton. It wasn't close. Polizzi, owner and president of ABF Security, Fenton, handily outpolled Seemayer - 881 to 315. Polizzi grabbed 73.66 percent of the vote, to Seemayer's 23.64 percent. The Polizzi camp was ebullient Tuesday night as it celebrated its win Tuesday night at ABF Security headquarters on Horan Drive. So, what's it all mean? "I think (Fenton voters) wanted a positive step forward instead of being stagnant and I think they think I'm the guy who can get it done," Polizzi said Tuesday night. "It's been a heartwarming experience." Seemayer calmly accepted the decision of the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It had to pass in both St. Louis City and St. Louis County in order to impose the sales tax increase to fund improvements around the Gateway Arch, local parks and regional trails.
Voters in St. Louis County and St. Louis City said yes to a 3/16ths of one-cent sales tax increase designed to fund about $31 million a year in improvements to the Gateway Arch grounds, the regional Great Rivers Greenway trails and greenways, and for city and county parks. The measure had to pass in both the county and the city in order to be implemented. In the city, with 100 percent of the vote counted, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the proposition won with 67 percent of the vote. With 100 percent of the votes counted in the county, the proposition passed easily with a 53 percent to 47 percent margin. The money would go toward: Correction: An earlier version of this article used the incorrect proposition name in the headline…
VIDEOS: Rockwood voters on Tuesday decided the fate of Proposition S, a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond issue, after several months of many public debates about its timing, focus and amount.
A four-sevenths, or 57.14 percent, majority was necessary for passage of Proposition S on April 2 among voters in the Rockwood School District. Prop S was offered as a $38.4 million no-tax rate increase bond initiative that focused on safety, technology and school improvements. The proposition was not passed by voters in Tuesday's election, by a 52.98 percent (9,256 votes) against or NO versus 47.02 percent (8,214 votes) for or YES. That's a difference of 1,042 votes. Rhonda Costa, chair of the "Yes on Prop S" committee, said committee members were most surprised at the degree of negativity that kept boomeranging back. "Every time we tried to move forward, the conversations and focus seemed to drag us back. How can we focus on what our …
All of the local election results here for city and school board races.
Here are several election stories on featured local races: Mike Polizzi Scores Decisive Victory in Fenton Mayor's Race Incumbents Rule in Lindbergh, Northwest School District Elections; Not So Much in Rockwood Rockwood School District's $38.4M Proposition S Results Results for Arch/Park Tax, Prop S in St. Louis County, City