A Fight Over Flood Water In Arnold, Mo

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Arnold, MO - Residents fear the rising Meramec river could threaten their homes for the third time in three years. Read more
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just me

Saint Louis, MO

#21 Mar 30, 2010
Why should tax payers pay for this ?? When you buy a home in a flood plan, you know this could happen. He probably got a great purchase price on the home because of it. PAY FOR IT HIMSELF !!
Mike Tcheck

Alton, IL

#22 Mar 30, 2010
I am sure you took their tax money. Why can't you do your part NOW???
Francis

Saint Louis, MO

#23 Mar 30, 2010
Mike Tcheck wrote:
I am sure you took their tax money. Why can't you do your part NOW???
It's called private insurance to protect your belongings and home not tax money
Mighty Meramec

Bethalto, IL

#24 Mar 30, 2010
If they were offered a buy out in 98 they were well aware that it floods. A neighbors kindness can only be stretched so far and if they continue to live there it is there problem. Move or Deal with it. It is not the city's obligation to keep saving there homes. Even friends, family and neighbors will get tired of sandbagging. Many homes still flood in Fenton and the city doesn't come to their rescue. They are on their own.
floods

United States

#25 Mar 30, 2010
I have been in Arnold almost 50 years and to be truthful the river has flooded more the past few years. I guess it could be due to all the building and changing the land causing more run off. Some say they don't want their tax money going to fix the problem but these people whose homes could flood are also taxpayers. Some say that they should sell the homes and move. Who would buy the home? If I am not mistaken some of the homes in the Bayshore also had to have sandbags.
Sad isn't it when this city can spend $40,000 to do a study on Lang Park when they know fixing it up is not in the near future but does not want to help the people
Tom

Cape Girardeau, MO

#26 Mar 30, 2010
Where does the responsibility of government stop. Taxpayers should not be held to protect a persons property. Don't buy property along the river.Guess what, it floods.
floods all the time

Saint Louis, MO

#27 Mar 30, 2010
he turned down a buy out in 98... let HIM sandbag his house,pool,and deck... why should the tax payer pay for it? the feds told the people on Chouteau Island(Illinois side of the river off 270 between the canel and river) after the 93 flood either sell or you are on your own... you bought there YOU deal with it... everybody wants a hand out from Uncle Sam when it is their own stupidity that put them in the situation in the first place... put the house on stilts if you must just don't expect the city of Arnold to foot the bill
pickandsave

United States

#28 Mar 30, 2010
Since the home owners were offer a buyout and refuse they wish to live there then it,s there problem not the citizen to keep the water out .Let it flood
Doris Borgelt

High Ridge, MO

#29 Mar 30, 2010
Mike Tcheck wrote:
I am sure you took their tax money. Why can't you do your part NOW???
Dear Mike,
The taxpayers in these two homes may pay tops $2000 per year property taxes between them. The City of Arnold does not get to keep "all" of that money. It is spread among Jefferson County, Rock Township Ambulance District, Rock Community Fire District, The Library District and Fox C-6 School district. So their tax money doesn't really go very far when it comes to the $12,000 spent on sand to keep them dry. The City of Arnold has done their part and a whole lot more....
Muddy Waters

Saint Louis, MO

#30 Mar 30, 2010
Counts won't spend tax money to save houses from flood, but he takes tax money to support his business.
Doris Borgelt

High Ridge, MO

#31 Mar 30, 2010
Muddy Waters wrote:
Counts won't spend tax money to save houses from flood, but he takes tax money to support his business.
You are a sad individual. You can't even tell the truth outside of Arnold. Mr. Counts does not use tax money to support his business. He has performed professional body repair work on emergency vehicles. The insurance company was satisfied with the work done.
Help Im drownin

Florissant, MO

#32 Mar 30, 2010
Tom wrote:
Where does the responsibility of government stop. Taxpayers should not be held to protect a persons property. Don't buy property along the river.Guess what, it floods.
Sandbaggin is tax money again and again. Flood insurance payouts is tax money again and again. Property buyout is tax money one last time. End the insanity. Buy the property.
Help Im drownin

Florissant, MO

#33 Mar 30, 2010
Muddy Waters wrote:
Counts won't spend tax money to save houses from flood, but he takes tax money to support his business.
Ya got that right. Mayor Counts siphons tax money for his auto body shop. He wont help a homeowner in need.
Eerily Familiar

Arnold, MO

#34 Jun 4, 2013
Can you say deja vu?
Where were they

United States

#35 Jun 22, 2013
I want to thank Huey for helping. And for those on and ex council members that say they are here to help us, you can all go screw off because Brit a single one of you helped. I'm going to make sure all of town knows who you are and the lies you tell. The main one being that you do not help us in our time of need. Those that didn't help:

Crisler
Borgelt
Boyer
Herb

Arnold, MO

#36 Jun 22, 2013
Help save my swimming pool, please. It's important to me.
FrankeRizzo

Saint Louis, MO

#37 Jun 25, 2013
These Mooleys that own these houses seem to be causing alot of distress amongst the Arnold community. I don't get it. It ain't your house. It's in a flood plain. Most people that buy houses next to rivers assume the risk. It's their prob Bob. Nuckin' Futs is my only response!
Really

Saint Louis, MO

#38 Jun 29, 2013
Mike Tcheck wrote:
I am sure you took their tax money. Why can't you do your part NOW???
I'll do my part, the azzwipes are pissing me off and so are u? I don't think your bright enough to get it.

They don't need sandbags they need to see the wizard so they can get a brain. If you want to live next to the river that's fine, build a friggin' houseboat!

Or we can raise your property tax to 50 plus grand a year so you'll be taken care of like the morons that you are.
dudes

Saint Louis, MO

#39 Jun 29, 2013
RUB A DUB DUB 3 MEN IN A TUB.
Surprised

Fenton, MO

#40 Nov 21, 2013
I live in one of these houses. My mother has owned this house for over 15 years. Yes she was offered a buy out ONCE. Years ago. The buyout offer was substantially less than the house was worth. Thankfully there are plenty of people in Arnold who are good people and did help sandbag when we needed it. The man who lives next door is disabled and never could have done the work alone. To say Randy was looking for publicity is an outright lie. Randy was a dear friend who did everything he could do for us when we needed it, as he would have done for ANY member of the community. I am very thankful to all the people who did come to help us. Hopefully some of you hateful negative people never have to know what its like to need the help of strangers, but if you ever do, I hope you have a great friend like Randy and the support of good people in your community to help you out.

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