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
    School News
    Foundation awards grant to create sensory/guidance room at Long Elementary
    Room offers soothing environment to help students develop calm, focus
    Jun 21 2017
    Long Elementary School is designing a classroom that will help students find calm, focus and connection during their school day, and achieve a temporary escape from a world that has become increasingly ...
    Our Town
    Community mourns loss of Wohlwend Elementary student
    Ten-year-old struck, killed by log in Alabama
    Jun 21 2017
    A 10-year-old Oakville boy on vacation at the Gulf of Mexico died Wednesday after he was struck and killed by a log swept in on waves from Tropical Storm Cindy....
    Our Town
    Crestwood man charged in Sunset Hills bank robbery
    Suspect identified after surveillance footage released
    Jun 21 2017
    A Crestwood man is charged with robbing the Sunset Hills branch of U.S. Bank, 11685 Gravois Road, after police asked for help from the public to identify what they believed was a teenage bank robber....
    School News
    Lindbergh ECE Bluebirds make quilts for children with cancer
    Jun 21 2017
    Students in the Bluebird Room at Lindbergh Early Childhood Education West practiced their school’s character word of the month, service, by making quilts in April to comfort patients at SSM Cardinal Glennon ...
    Our Town
    LESA raises $196,000 for Lutheran schools
    Jun 21 2017
    The Lutheran Elementary School Association, 11123 South Town Square, raised $196,000 for Lutheran education at its 13th annual ‘A Night for Kids’ dinner and auction at Orlando’s. Green Park Lutheran School ...
  • Huelsman's Jewelers
  • Pitch It & Forget It
Site Search


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