Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Ralph Sidebottom's appointment of Gary Torlina to the vacant Ward 1 seat was tabled last week at the Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen meeting.
(Wentzville Patch received the following letter to the editor after last week's Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen meeting. -TD) This evening at the Special Board of Alderman Meeting, Mayor Ralph Sidebottom selected the appointment of Gary Torlina to fill the Ward One vacancy. The Board of Alderman objected to Mayor Ralph Sidebottom's appointment of Gary Torlina as Ward One Alderman. The Board tabled (postponed) the appointment. Alderman Tony Zito and Rick Morris voted against tabling (postponing) the appointment. As a resident of Ward One, I want full representation of Ward One on the Board of Alderman. The tabling (postponing) the appointment of Gary Torlina does not provide Ward One with second Alderman. At the beginning of the…
Monday, May 13, 2013
With a Ward 1 seat left vacant by Alderman Ralph Sidebottom's move to the Lake Saint Louis mayor's office, will Lake Saint Louis be echoing last year's controversy in Wentzville?
At last week's meeting of the Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen, newly sworn-in mayor Ralph Sidebottom made his choice to fill his vacated Ward 1 seat. But some of the board would like some more time to consider the matter. Sidebottom's choice was Gary Torlina, a 10-year veteran of the Lake Saint Louis Planning and Zoning Commission. "I searched within Ward 1 for whom I thought was the most experienced and qualified person for the job. My final decision was to appoint Gary Torlina," Sidebottom told Patch. Ward 3's John Pellerito, and Ward 2's Kathy Schweikert and Karen Vennard asked for additional time to consider the nomination. Those three voted to table the appointment, while Ward 1's Tony Zito and Ward 3's Richard Morris voted …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 5.
(The City of Wentzville has issued the following press release.) City Clerk Vitula Skillman for the City of Wentzville, Missouri will be accepting applications from all persons interested in filling the Ward 3 vacancy. Applicants must meet the qualifications of Alderman Ward 3. The application is available by contacting Ms. Skillman at 636.327.5101 or email@example.com. Applications are also available on the city web site at www.wentzvillemo.org. Applications will be accepted for 10 business days, and the closing for Ward 3 applications will be at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Qualifications for Alderman, Ward 3 are:
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The board will be meeting Wed., May 2 to set an agenda for the retreat set for May 18 and 19.
(Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story had the retreat dates listed incorrectly. May 18 and 19 are the correct dates for the retreat.) The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will be meeting Wednesday night, May 2, to set topics of discussion for their retreat, which will be held May 18 and 19. The current worksession topic list includes the following items as "scheduled," either for the May 9 regular board meeting or for the retreat: On the "unscheduled" list are the following items: Items considered "active" are: Items considered "inactive" or tabled are: You can get updates to this story and all the day's headlines delivered FREE to your email inbox every day! Just CLICK HERE and sign up!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Some aldermen would like to see a public application process for empty seats that are filled by the mayor's appointment.
It didn't take long for Wentzville's new mayor and board of aldermen to find something to disagree about. Just minutes after newly elected Mayor Nick Guccione and the Wentzville Board of Aldermen were sworn in, the board got quickly down to business at Wednesay night's meeting. Ward 5 Alderman Rick Stokes was unanimously elected board president, the board passed a consent agenda and Guccione made committee appointments. Everyting was running smoothly until Guccione asked for a special meeting before the May 9 regular board meeting so he could make an appointment for his former Ward 3 seat on the board, which is now empty. The seat needs to be filled as soon as possible, Guccione said, and he'd like to talk to the board before presenting …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Community says goodbye to their mayor of eight years, Paul Lambi.
Wednesday night's regular meeting of the board of aldermen convened with a standing-room only crowd that spilled into the city hall foyer. The public comment portion of the meeting brought well-wishers to the podium, thanking Mayor Lambi for his service and devotion to the community. O'Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy and St. Peters Board President Tommy Roberts both presented Lambi with resolutions from their cities honoring his work. Community leaders like Donna-Marie Pierre of the downtown business association and Mike Dinello of the Chamber of Commerce praised Lambi's work for their organizations. Others thanked him for his contribution to community fundraisers. "His heart and soul goes into this community," said one speaker. Tony and Jo …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Two new aldermen and two re-elected incumbents took the oath of office Monday night.
At Lake Saint Louis City Hall Monday night, the old board of aldermen conducted their usual 5:30 p.m. work session and finished in about 30 minutes. Then Mayor Mike Potter recognized the service of two departing aldermen, John Pellerito and Larry DeGroodt. The first item in new business at the regular 7 p.m. meeting was the swearing-in of four new aldermen. Incumbent Karen Vennard was re-elected to her seat in Ward 2. Incumbent Ralph Sidebottom ran unopposed for his Ward 1 seat. New alderman Richard Morris defeated John Pellerito for a Ward 3 seat. Tony Zito won the Ward 1 one-year term. A large audience of family members watched the ceremony, and Mayor Mike Potter called for a break for family and well-wishers to congratulate the new …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lambi's legal fees to date are $6,671.25.
Mayor Paul Lambi has asked that an agenda item be added to tonight's Board of Aldermen meeting concerning his legal fees in a city investigation into a $15,000 check that may have constituted a conflict of interest. Lambi is requesting $6,671.25 in reimbursement. In a March 30 memo to Interim City Administrator Dennis Walsh, Lambi said that the city has already paid $41,448.71 to special council Tom Lorain. "Do you really want to send the message to City Department Heads and employees that they can use the city treasury to neutralize the Mayor if they curry enough favor of the board by simply making allegations," Lambi wrote. On March 16, Wentzville Patch posted a story about Alderman Nick Guccione's allegations that the investigation was …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Board of Aldermen will also be looking at a bill regulating portable storage containers.
On the agenda for the 5:30 public work session at the Lake Saint Louis Civic Center are discussions of: The board will hold public hearings for: In old business the board will consider: In new business, the board will consider: Time is allotted during each board of aldermen meeting for public comment.
We're putting everything you need to know for tomorrow's election in one place.
Election Day is April 3. Here are all the candidates and issues that are on the ballot for Wentzville voters, as well as a listing of helpful links with more information about the election. Wentzville Mayoral Candidates Four candidates are running for a four-year term as Mayor of Wentzville: Wentzville Board of Alderman Candidates Two candidates are running for a two-year term in Ward 1: Three candidates are running for a two-year term in Ward 2: Three candidates are running for a two year term in Ward 3: Wentzville School District Board of Directors Also on the ballot for Lake Saint Louis voters is the election of two directors to the Wentzville School District School Board. Those candidates are: Amy E. Johnston of Wentzville has …