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4/6/2011 NOON

4/6/11 CONVERSATION DETAILS:
1) CONGRATS
2) WORRIED ABOUT AVERSA COMING AFTER RENEE'S SPOT IN 2012-TOLD HIM I THOUGHT HE WAS RIGHT TO BE WORRIED AND THAT I WOULD HAVE RENEE'S BACK.
3) ASKED ME HOW MUCH I SPENT-LESS THAN 1000.00
4) TOLD ME HE WOULD HELP RENEE AS SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE MONEY-TOLD HIM I HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THAT.
5) WANTS ME TO COME DOWN TO THE OFFICE AND TALK WITH HIM, NOW THAT I AM A ALDER PERSON.
6) I TOLD HIM BETWEEN SITTING AND VOLLEYBALL, I WOULDN'T HAVE ANY TIME UNTIL MAY.
7) I TOLD HIM I FELT RENEE HELPED ME QUITE A BIT BY TAKING CARE OF COMPLAINTS THAT THE RESIDENTS HAD WHILE I WAS TALKING TO THEM, THAT I WOULD NOT WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR TO GET ACROSS THAT RENEE WORKS HARD FOR HER RESIDENTS BUT THAT, GETTING OUT AND TALKING TO THEM ALL YEAR WOULD BE THE BEST BET, TO SHOW THEM WHAT SHE DOES.
8) HE FELT IT WAS NECESSARY TO REMIND ME THAT I BABYSIT AND THAT IS A VERY BUSY IMPORTANT JOB AS HE REMINDED ME TO FIND THE TIME 15-20 MIN TO MEET WITH HIM.

 Mike Corcoran
To casj POELKER
 
Hi Amy. Sorry I have not responded sooner, I took a little break after the election.
For the record I'm not using this position to further my political career, this is the job my father coveted & I ran for before. My family & myself have a true love for our City. I feel you share this view as well & I look forward to working with you. You are right we need to have a more transparent City govt. You are right about about my Prop S stance. I did oppose but more behind the scene. Political jargin that gets attention. Shawn supported it & had to bring that out.
I plan on starting a new Eco\Devo Comm. We had one a few years back that I served on. I have Eileen to serve so we have a state contact. We can get some residents as well, & some board members too. Maybe we should consider Shawn as well. The Comm should develop a short term plan & a long term plan. We must assist small business & address large scale redevelopment. I plan on going to Jeff City soon. I have a friendship formed with our new Senator Lamping. We are meeting to gage the progress of the China Hub Tax Credits. I will also be meeting with my best friend State Treasurer Zwifel. He has formed a new program for banks to offer low interest loans for small business's. I will bring a packet back to share & to present to Regions Bank. This program is being used out state & is just hitting St. Louis. I want a board that is more active is dialogue & ideas. One that meshes views & debates concepts & produces results. We have many frustrated residents but they are demanding respect & results. I did not earn your vote but I will prove to you my deep love for our City & my strong work ethic to get our City back on coarse. We have a promising future.
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Congratulations on your victory.

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From: casj POELKER <casjpoelker@msn.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 14:29:48 -0500
To: <mgcorks@aol.com>
Subject: congrats

Hi Mike,

     Congratulation's on your success in becoming St. Ann's newest Mayor.

     I had a great time yesterday, and enjoyed good conversation with your family at the Library. They all seem to care very much for you and St. Ann.

     If you haven't already reviewed my website, I highly advise it...here you will learn more about me and my goals for St. Ann. I come from 23 years+ of working with people in the restaurant industry. As a result of this experience, I have a variety of insights to bring to the table that will hopefully help us, bring St. Ann back on it's feet.  Now I want you to know that I believe that in order to work with someone, trust and honesty are very important. On that point, I will let you know that I did not vote for you, I was truthfully undecided until your last flyer, though I am sure your views on Prop S would have been the same as mine. You and I both know you did not lead the way on that.

   If we are to lead you towards a path for future success- making St. Ann a better place-, would give you the "over the top recognition" you may need to futher your growth in politics. It is a township begging for someone to take the lead, and re grow our business base. I am sure you found as well, that our resident's are not happy with the actions taken in the past to grow the economic side of our city. In my opinion one of the things we could do, to aid in this growth is review the municipal code and weed out some of the petty codes, that restrict the growth of not only small businesses in our community but make it un-attractive to the larger businesses as well. We have a Building and Zoning Commission to make sure things are being built properly(the grilling of the business owner's in front of resident's is unnecessary). We have a city administrator and a lawyer to make sure the city's liabilities are accounted for-the board need not be the grill here. If we do not hold our ee's accountable for their positions, and attempt to do their job for them....why are they there. Possibly we could expand the responsibilities of the supervisor's, giving them input as to the needs of their departments for the year, so that a lot of these expenses that are approved at board meetings have already been written into the budget-thereby approving the budget means less little things to vote on yearly giving the supervisors a dollar figure to stay within and be held accountable for on their evaluations and the board more time to look towards the items necessary to grow our city's business base.

   Shawn had started a businesses group as an idea source, I believe we should not let it go and probably should add some resident opinions into that as well, i also believe we should make sure we diversify.

   In speaking with a few residents who were also employee's, i was informed that their next employee meeting was in jan 2012. Now i don't know how you view it, but at minimum to keep employees happy, motivated and let them know you care about them...at minimum i believe these should be increased to 4x/year, performance evaluations should be done yearly, so that grounds for pay increases can be justified...if i read the code right, this is to happen every 5yrs-that is way too long-every other at minimum, with yearly evaluations done by supervisors and reviewed by you and the administrator--as i am sure you are aware after working in state government--a paper trail is very important in business, to protect the ee and the employer.

   Our resident's avg income is probably in the ball park of 32500.00, many have taken cuts all over the board in their jobs if they still have them and if they do not are likely looking down the path of losing their very integrity that makes them feel strong enough to cope with day to day living...their homes. We need to keep them in mind when we are making decisions to spend the money they provide us daily when they shop in town, yearly when taxes are due and weekly when they try to find a dime x 37+ x 15gl to fill their tanks. Their expectations are not only that we are fiscally responsible, but that we make valuable decisions to progress our city, remain family oriented in origin and be transparent (not hide things we are trying to pass) in the items that truly do affect their daily lives, as they pay for all of these things whether it be in taxes or a ticket.
     We must put together a community again, if indeed we are to attract the attention of businesses...the people are our best means of advertising, if businesses do not believe they will spend their money with them, they will not come.
      The Police Force should be our best show of safety, in all area's. We are trying to raise families here and protecting them against drugs in our parks, fighting in our parks, both in our school's, etc, etc, etc...needless to say as a mom vs a financial advisor our police force needs to remain strong and actually most i spoke with, want them to be strong and citizen friendly.

     There is of course much more to express and time is not on our side, but as i said when we spoke on the street...I look forward to working with you and the board, (No Backdoor Politics), the people are counting on us to make a difference. I intend to try.

Sincerely,
Amy Poelker

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5/10/11 SPECIAL MEETING:
 
hey matt,

     just a couple of questions to confirm for tomorrow night

1. this ends st ann's deal to buy the property correct?  Yes, we get $50,000 back that is in escrow by terminating the agreement by the end of the month.  The agreement would end at the end of June regardless.  This just makes sure we get our $50,000 back.

2. what happens/could happen to the property after we let it go?  The “Bank” (A group of debt holders…. The largest being the CALPERS… California Public Employees' Retirement System) has indicated that they will try and sell the property and if that fails probably auction it off.  They must get the property off their books by September 2012 or face serious IRS tax issues.

3. there must have been a reason the previous board decided they had to do the buy the mall option, what was that?  The reason was that Wal-Mart was still in play and having site control is the first thing that they or any major retailer asks when they are considering locating a store.  The “Bank” could not approve a the addition of Wal-Mart or sell anything but the entire property.  Additionally, we wouldn’t have been able to entice Grewe to consider trying to land Wal-Mart without site control.  He or any other developer would not have bothered getting involved if they had to try and gain site control.

thanx for your time

amy

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