Thursday, April 26, 2012
Both candidates in the April 3 election failed to include some necessary wording on campaign materials.
On April 19, the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) filed orders to fine Wentzville board of aldermen candidates Jeremy Pritchett and Rick Stokes and their campaign committees for failing to include some state-required wording on campaign materials. The complaint against Rich Stokes stated that Stokes and his committee had published an ad in Crossroads Newsmagazine that failed to include the wording "Paid for by Citizens for Rick Stokes, Donn Lesser, Treasurer." The complaint against Jeremy Pritchett concerned campaign signs that failed to carry the statement "Paid for by Friends for Jeremy Pritchett as Alderman, Jill Matlick, Treasurer." The signs instead carried the wording "Paid for by Friends of Jeremy" on the back of the signs. The …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Stokes, Stratman and Davis are candidates for the Wentzville Board of Aldermen Ward 3.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Three candidates are seeking the Ward 3 seat: Rick Stokes, Rod Stratman and Curtis Davis. Stokes is only incumbent alderman running for re-election on the Board. He is a realtor. Rod Stratman is a retired firefighter. Patch could not get in touch with Curtis Davis, who did not receive a questionnaire. To check what ward you live in, see the Wentzville Ward map under the photo selection. Candidate profiles: Rick Stokes Rod Stratman
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Republicans Rick Stokes and Chris Gard—both Wentzville alderman—will run for seats in the Missouri House of Representatives, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Stokes seeks re-election as one of Wentzville's Ward 3 Aldermen in Tuesday's election.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Rick Stokes Age: 55 Family: Married with two sons, both married Education: College Occupation: Realtor Previous elected offices: Wentzville Alderman Ward 3 Applicable experience: 30 years of progress managerial and business experience. Organizations: Knight of Columbus, Make a Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, Wentzville Chamber of Commerce, Alcan Aluminum (retired), Keller Williams. Website: ElectStokes.com CANDIDATE QUESTIONS 1. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To ensure our local government is a good steward of our tax dollars! 2. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Fiscal responsibility! 3. What sets you apart from the other candidates? Two years as an active alderman, and …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The $45 million budget marks an increase over the 2011 fiscal year budget.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen Wednesday approved the city's 2012 fiscal year budget. The budget includes $45,449,672 in budgeted expenditures and $47,129,703 in expected revenues. The budget includes a $500,000 cut in property taxes over the previous year. The board asked city employees to find the money through cost-cutting measures and improved lean processes. The property tax cut will amount to about $48 per household. The 2012 budget ordinance was passed after the board approved a sewer rate hike for 2012. Alderman Rick Stokes noted that the raise put a burden on taxpayers after aldermen had tried to lesson it. "I know we've talked over this a number of times in a number of areas," he said. "I don't want to be at war with the …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Tuesday was the first day of filing for municipal office.
Nine candidates filed to run for Wentzville municipal office Tuesday, the opening day of the April 2012 filing period. The city of Wentzville held a lottery at 5 p.m. for the top spot on the ballot. All other candidates who file will be added on the end of the list. Incumbent Mayor Paul Lambi told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this morning that he would not be seeking reelection in 2012. Lambi has held the mayoral post since 2004. Whomever wins election to the mayoral post in April will serve a four-year term. Wentzville voters approved extending the mayor's term from two to four years on the April 2011 ballot. Candidates, in order of ballot placement, are: Mayor Ward 1 Alderman Ward 2 Aldermen Ward 3 Aldermen All candidates for any …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Filing for the April 2012 election begins Dec. 13.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen approved the filing dates for the April 2012 municipal election. The board approved the dates at its meeting Wednesday. The municipal election will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Three Board of Aldermen seats and the mayor's office will be up for election. The offices up for election are currently held by: Tow has already announced his plans to file for the mayor's position. Interested candidates may file any time between Dec. 13 and Jan. 17 at Wentzville City Hall. Filing will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The office will be closed for Christmas and New Year's Day. Each aldermaic term is two years. Last April, voters approved changing…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A charitable organization asks the city for money to stay open, the board considers hiring the Missouri Chiefs of Police Association to help find a new police chief.
During Wednesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, representatives from Love Incorporated (LINC) urged the board to provide the charitable organization with funding so they can remain open. LINC is a non-profit that helps families in need who do not qualify for government subsidies. Among other services, LINC helps families find jobs, provides child care and offers classes to bring families out of their financial situation. Kathy Thompson, Executive Director for LINC, said many of the residents that receive their assistance are single mothers. Though the organization receives funding through a few state-wide and county-wide programs, Thompson said, the organization does not have enough money to keep providing their services to the …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Some Ward 2 residents are now in Ward 3 or Ward 1.
Some Wentzville residents living in Ward 2 of the city will now be constituents of Ward 3 and Ward 1. At Wednesday night’s city council meeting, all aldermen present voted to redistribute the wards to reflect the growing population of Ward 2 based on the 2010 census. Ward 1 Alderman Cheryl Kross and Ward 2 Alderman Chris Gard were absent. Ward 3 Alderman Nick Guccione said Ward 3 picked up the largest percentage of the redistributed residents from Ward 2, about 1,800 people. Ward 3 Alderman Rick Stokes said the change will ensure that Ward 3 residents are better represented. “I think this is great for the citizens of Ward 3,” Stokes said. “The whole reason we have wards is so we have equal representation. And in the past Ward 3 had a large…