image
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
Phone: (314) 843-0102
|
Fax: (314) 843-0508
|
flag image

Grantwood Village voters retain board incumbents


Kelso, Kienstra, Bess keep their trustee seats


Kari Williams
Staff Reporter
April 10, 2013 - The makeup of the Grantwood Village Board of Trustees remained unchanged after last week's municipal election.

Current Trustees Bob Bess, Kevin Kelso and Mark Kienstra retained their seats against Steve Kohlberg, Doug McCormick and Terry Humes. Kelso received 202 votes, Kienstra received 201 and Bess received 197 to McCormick's 190, Kohlberg's 166 and Humes' 178.

Villagers also adopted Proposition S with a 75-percent approval. Prop S institutes a sewer-lateral insurance program that charges residents up to $50 per year to establish a fund to assist in paying for sewer-lateral repairs.

Before the election, trustees voted to forego their monthly stipends to create seed money for the sewer lateral program.

Bess said the passage of Prop S is a "great step forward" for the village.

"We initiated that, put it all together and it's going to be a great thing and the residents agree ...," Bess said.

Bess, the current building commissioner, also said his plan for the future of the village is to "continue on like we are" and "maybe try to get along a little better."


"I don't like the infighting (and the) noncooperation," Bess said.

Board members have noted in meetings and to the media that there is a division on the board between Kienstra, Kelso and Bess and the newest trustees, Walter Rust and Will Larson.

Kienstra said he is "delighted" to serve Grantwood Village for another two years and looks forward to implementing the sewer lateral program and "continuing to build our financial reserves and improve our streets."

Similarly, Kelso's plans include keeping the village financially stable, making sure services "stay up at the highest level" and implementing Prop S. He said the passage of Prop S is a "wonderful thing" that potentially will save villagers thousands of dollars.

Kelso, the current treasurer, also hopes to "work for federal grants" to help the village.


Tags: Web Exclusive


  • Related Editorial
    Our Town
    Nixon announces No Kid Hungry campaign to end child hunger
    No Kid Hungry Missouri aims to increase access to child nutrition programs
    Apr 27 2016
    AFFTON — Gov. Jay Nixon visited Rogers Middle School in Affton today — Friday — to announce a partnership with national anti-hunger non-profit Share our Strength and a coalition of state agencies and ...
    Our Town
    Center for Advanced Medicine South County now open
    Same doctors, many of the same services as at main Barnes-Jewish campus
    Apr 27 2016
    Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital opened the Center for Advanced Medicine South County last week, making it easier for patients in south county, southern Illinois and southern Missouri ...
    Our Town
    UPDATED: Heavy rains force emergency closure of Old Baumgartner Bridge
    County to begin repairs as soon as possible
    Apr 27 2016
    Exceptionally heavy rains this week caused extensive damage to Old Baumgartner Road Bridge between Heintz Road and Burchmont Place in south county, and have forced its closure, effective at 4 p.m. today ...
    Our Town
    Husband of missing Sunset Hills woman charged with murder
    Linda McLaughlin disappeared June 1
    Apr 27 2016
    The husband of a Sunset Hills woman missing for nearly a year was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder after her body was found....
    Our Town
    Missouri lawmakers approve $27 billion state budget
    2017 budget cuts off Planned Parenthood
    Apr 20 2016
    JEFFERSON CITY — Planned Parenthood will be cut off from state family planning funds under the fiscal 2017 budget passed by Missouri lawmakers on Thursday....
Site Search


Weather
Type in your zip code and click "Go" to get your 7-day forecast.
Visit www.crh.noaa.gov