Wentzville Board Asks for More Discus...

Wentzville Board Asks for More Discussion on Parks Funding

There are 44 comments on the Patch.com story from Apr 26, 2013, titled Wentzville Board Asks for More Discussion on Parks Funding. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Last month, members of the Wentzville Board of Aldermen were surprised to find out that money generated from the 1/2 cent parks sales tax was not being kept in a separate fund.

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Wentzvillian

Bridgeton, MO

#1 Apr 26, 2013
I am not surprised that this board cannot manage it's money when it comes to Parks. Take the new Splash Station Park for example; the City spends a fortune on design of the pool, then fires the designer only to hire a project manager who used to work with the new CA in Olivette (Corrupt) then this bozo wants to re-hire the fired design team....Wow, Citizens are getting ripped off by this board of alderman....bids are not correctly processed and friends of friends are getting paid big bucks for "side jobs". What a joke! No wonder the taxes in Wentzville are the highest in the County- The city is too busy paying for their friends! WAKE UP WENTZVILLE!
Kim K

Bridgeton, MO

#2 Apr 26, 2013
I am VERY concerned about this.....how can I find out if this is fact or not? I just can't beleive that the city would do such a thing with our hard earned money....Taxes hear are so high. If they are giving it away to their friends then they all need to be thrown out!
Egotistical Politicians

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#3 Apr 26, 2013
It's true, and it's public record.

Wentzville residents will see the consequences of this Board's decisions in the future and it will be an expensive lesson for the taxpayers!

Let the finger pointing begin!!
WM Felt

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#4 Apr 29, 2013
I know for a fact what the wentzvillan is telling you is true... The contract for the new"project manager" is over $ 90,000.00 for 4 months work and he will have to ask to rehire the fired design company..I wonder if that will come out of his 90,000 or will it come out of our pockets .. I bet they ask for more money...

Watch the board meeting.. This new guy even disclosed he knows the new city manager in the meeting.. Just because you disclose it just means you are cheating us out of our money right in front of our face... Kim k.. Call & ask someone at the city.. Maybe there is an honest person left...
Egotistical Politicians

Troy, MO

#5 Apr 30, 2013
WM Felt wrote:
I know for a fact what the wentzvillan is telling you is true... The contract for the new"project manager" is over $ 90,000.00 for 4 months work and he will have to ask to rehire the fired design company..I wonder if that will come out of his 90,000 or will it come out of our pockets .. I bet they ask for more money...
Watch the board meeting.. This new guy even disclosed he knows the new city manager in the meeting.. Just because you disclose it just means you are cheating us out of our money right in front of our face... Kim k.. Call & ask someone at the city.. Maybe there is an honest person left...
There are a lot of honest people working for the City. Just not the elected officials. The Board is gradually terminating the employees who disagree or dare to question them, or they leave because the working environment is unprofessional and stressful.

I'm not someone who is "into" politics, it's too unnerving for my taste. But unless Wentzville voters start paying attention and voting against these small town, egotistical and power hungry politicians with their own agendas, they'll pay more taxes for the problems created by the current Board!
Embarrassed

Troy, MO

#6 Apr 30, 2013
Egotistical Politicians wrote:
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There are a lot of honest people working for the City. Just not the elected officials. The Board is gradually terminating the employees who disagree or dare to question them, or they leave because the working environment is unprofessional and stressful.
I'm not someone who is "into" politics, it's too unnerving for my taste. But unless Wentzville voters start paying attention and voting against these small town, egotistical and power hungry politicians with their own agendas, they'll pay more taxes for the problems created by the current Board!
It's time to man up and face these issues before these issues are unsolvable!
Wentzvillian

Bridgeton, MO

#7 Apr 30, 2013
I heard today that the other two parks are being solicited for bids with the city administrators buddy. The new City Administrator has only been here since March 1st and he already has his buddies lined out for my money. I've decided to send the Board Bozo's a letter regarding this corrupt behavior....I think that all of Wentzville should do the same. The City Administrator should be fired and so should the Board members that allowed this. When will it stop? When Wentzville is broke? Obviously I voted for the wrong people..I won't make that mistake this time. I'll ask city employees who is the best cause I beleive that they know from working with these yahoos all day. Everyone should call Elliot Davis! He'll get to the bottom of this and bring it to light!
Egotistical Politicians

Troy, MO

#8 Apr 30, 2013
Wentzvillian wrote:
I heard today that the other two parks are being solicited for bids with the city administrators buddy. The new City Administrator has only been here since March 1st and he already has his buddies lined out for my money. I've decided to send the Board Bozo's a letter regarding this corrupt behavior....I think that all of Wentzville should do the same. The City Administrator should be fired and so should the Board members that allowed this. When will it stop? When Wentzville is broke? Obviously I voted for the wrong people..I won't make that mistake this time. I'll ask city employees who is the best cause I beleive that they know from working with these yahoos all day. Everyone should call Elliot Davis! He'll get to the bottom of this and bring it to light!
It's ironic that this Board created and put into place an "Ethics Policy", not that employees shouldn't be ethical in their jobs because they should. The irony is the Board who created the policy doesn't follow the policy and they're City employees also...they're on the City payroll. There's a lot of proof of this behavior, both in the public records and through the employees that they continue to harrass.
to Egotistical Politician

Warrenton, MO

#9 May 4, 2013
Egotistical Politicians wrote:
It's true, and it's public record.
Wentzville residents will see the consequences of this Board's decisions in the future and it will be an expensive lesson for the taxpayers!
Let the finger pointing begin!!
When I read this forum, I had to ask why this forum is here and then it hit me like a light bulb. We have lost so many good people at City Hall, they are exiting at a brisk pace or being let go. So I spent a few hours looking at the Aldermen Meetings on video and it is very apparent that we have 4 very egotistical power driven people with long arms from looking like they are smarter than the average resident that it made me want to vomit. About 3 years ago, we had people in there that really cared and didn't have an agenda as this board does today. I am sad to live here in this city.
sally from wentzville

Warrenton, MO

#10 May 4, 2013
Egotistical Politicians wrote:
It's true, and it's public record.
Wentzville residents will see the consequences of this Board's decisions in the future and it will be an expensive lesson for the taxpayers!
Let the finger pointing begin!!
I can't believe "Egotistical Politicians" goes back to Larry Marshall's IP number. Is he trying to mask his image with the aldermen so he continues to get information but his real feelings are right here on the forum. Check it out.
Egotistical Politicians

Saint Peters, MO

#11 May 4, 2013
"Sally from Wentzville", what do you mean,"I can't believe "Egotistical Politicians" goes back to Larry Marshall's IP number"? Are you saying that I'm Larry Marshall? If that's what you're saying then you couldn't be more wrong!! Isn't it against the law to track someone's IP number? If that's going on then it should be reported! I've printed these comments for documentation. Everyone has a right to an opinion and freedom of speech and my opinions are exactly what I've stated previously, you can agree or disagree with me...that's your right!
easy to figure out

Warrenton, MO

#12 May 7, 2013
Just by standing on the outside looking in if you were not Larry Marshall, you would have not even commented on Sally's comment. I would say you pretty much revealed yourself by your comment. You must not be a very smart person.
Embarrassed

Saint Peters, MO

#13 May 7, 2013
To "Easy to figure out", are you trying to bully "Egotistical Politicians" into exposing their identity? Because that's a Larry Marshall characteristic, and very unnecessary!
Egotistical Politicians

Saint Peters, MO

#14 May 7, 2013
If you want the truth about what's going on with the Wentzville politicians and how they're mishandling City business, then google "new wentzvillian". Not "Wentzvillian" that's the Larry Marshall blog and there's absolutely no truth on that blog! Michael Carter is the author of the New Wentzvillian blog and from everything I've read he's honest, unbiased and informed!
Concerned

Saint Peters, MO

#15 May 8, 2013
Kim K wrote:
I am VERY concerned about this.....how can I find out if this is fact or not? I just can't beleive that the city would do such a thing with our hard earned money....Taxes hear are so high. If they are giving it away to their friends then they all need to be thrown out!
This is all too true & scary. And the worst part is that the residents of Wentzville keep re-electing these board members. What's wrong with this picture?
laura

Warrenton, MO

#16 May 9, 2013
I have tried to post several times on the Wentzvillian blog but my post never make the cut so I decided to comment here. I am not a fan of our current Mayor but the lack of respect Larry Marshall shows makes me so mad. Mr. Marshall is ready to claw the heck out of the mayor at every turn. Just to set the record straight (and I guess this is why I can't make the cut in the blog) when a director of the city gets fired it is not the mayor's doing but it is the council people who have to make the vote so quit blaming the mayor, Mr. Marshall. It is your glorified council people doing the hiring and firing so please put the blame on the correct people. They are hiring people and then firing them which in my mind doesn't say too much on their character judgement but then again they consider you a friend so we shouldn't expect too much. Get your facts straight.
Egotistical Politicians

Wentzville, MO

#17 May 9, 2013
I agree with you Laura! This Board is a reactive group, and the problem is they don't bother to get the correct information...they just react and that's why they hire, fire and waste so much money!

I don't uderstand why they focus so much hateful attention on the Mayor, and I'm not a huge fan of his either. The Mayor needs to step up and do his job and stop trying to be liked by everyone! But the wierd thing is the Board has him outvoted and outnumbered so why is it so important to blast him at every opportunity? I think they have the "pack mentality", and Stokes is the "alpha dog" in the pack and that is not a compliment for any of them.

I just wonder how far this will go before someone or something stops the crazy, irrational and unproductive actions of this Board?!!
mike

Wentzville, MO

#18 May 10, 2013
Egotistical Politicians wrote:
I agree with you Laura! This Board is a reactive group, and the problem is they don't bother to get the correct information...they just react and that's why they hire, fire and waste so much money!
I don't uderstand why they focus so much hateful attention on the Mayor, and I'm not a huge fan of his either. The Mayor needs to step up and do his job and stop trying to be liked by everyone! But the wierd thing is the Board has him outvoted and outnumbered so why is it so important to blast him at every opportunity? I think they have the "pack mentality", and Stokes is the "alpha dog" in the pack and that is not a compliment for any of them.
I just wonder how far this will go before someone or something stops the crazy, irrational and unproductive actions of this Board?!!
I work in the eastern part of the county but live in Wentzville and I can state that the other communities in St. Charles county believe Wentzville has a very disfunctional board. Living in Wentzville is no longer something to be proud of. In fact, I don't mention that I live in Wentzville anymore and it was the complete opposite a few years back. When will this board stop and figure out how bad they are making Wentzville look!!
laura

Warrenton, MO

#19 May 13, 2013
Who does Alderman Cheryl Kross think she is with her criticizing the city staff. This past Wednesday she blasted Doug Forbeck during the meeting. He is one of the most decent people in City Hall who is doing the job of 5 people because the council keeps firing people or people leave because they don't want to be around the council people. Does she not know you criticize in private and praise in public. This is her MO, but why not because she is PERFECT.(NOY EVEN CLOSE) How dumb are you, Cheryl Kross?
Ex wentzvillian

Saint Charles, MO

#20 May 14, 2013
You think criticizing staff is bad? How about approving contracts that they were not even aware of? Let's face it these morons are incompetent and blatantly take advantage of the public. Not one of these board members have lived up to the oath that they took when they were sworn in...This is sooo embarrassing because people I know knew that I lived in Wentzville, so I moved. I want honest people in office not people that lie, cheat and steal from the public right in the open. I still have many friends in Wentzville so I am more adamant about telling them things I hear so that they will move too.

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