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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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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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Want to help attract businesses to our city but don't quite know what to say....
Here is an example of something I put together
    make sure you copy and paste the link as well it goes to the cities pdf for businesses with all the info they would need to consider.

Dear _______________________,


Have you thought about the benefits of expanding near the airport?


St Ann would be a great location in-between both St Charles County and St Louis City and just across the street from Lambert International Airport.


With our renovation of our mall businesses are finding it has been well worth their time and money to invest here.


Starbucks opened with its strongest open on June 15th and Raising Canes now open a year still toting its highest volume restaurant in the region, at The Crossings of Northwest, which has been renovated to entertain half business and half retail. Even Aeneas Williams (Previous Rams Player) is placing his church into our old Toys R Us building and Charter Spectrum, the St Louis County Election Board plus other call centers are located right here. This model promotes success as the business employees tend to supply the retail/food businesses, we have found that our anchor store, Menards-attracts from a 20-mile radius. The traffic counts on our main strip, St Charles Rock Road (Mo180) are up, up, up! We have two great school districts Ritenour and Pattonville (top 20 in the State).


St Ann, is a Gem in a Central Location of the region. Located just off Highway 70 at Cypress Rd and just 5 min from the Airport we are literally just 20 minutes from anywhere in the St Louis/St Charles Region. St Ann was built in the early 40’s right after WWII by the Vatterott’s and the Schraeder’s. Many of our original home owners still reside here in St Ann. In 2018, we will celebrate our 70th Anniversary. Our city hosts many events, including in September the St Ann Days and Parade. We find the Parade is a great way to promote FREE Advertising for our Businesses to the residents


  • Six Beautiful parks well maintained,

  • A strong police force in place to ensure safety and security with a 2-minute average response time. Here in St Ann you will often see people walking for exercise or walking their dogs.

  • Our own St Animal Pets Adoption Program, with a large group of volunteers which prides itself in maintaining our no kill shelter.

  • Just elected as Missouri’s 4th POW-MIA city.

  • Both of our School Districts have strong teachers doing great work and are seeing an influx of kindergartners at the start each year, requiring them to get creative in adding classrooms.

  • Our Board of Alderman are innovative and regional thinkers ready to take on your project with an open mind and assist you through the process quickly.

  • With the rebuild of our mall, jobs, places to eat, places to shop are on the rise again within the city and home values have gone up over the last 2 assessments.

  • Our residents have proven over and over that they support their community recently passing a Parks Prop and a Police Prop to maintain their wonderful services. St Ann takes pride in their community.


A ____________ addition to this region could also assist in the Economic Recovery of an area that St Louis has forgotten, and our residents have fought hard to return to its old glory days when Northwest Plaza was the biggest mall in the country, the marketing ideas alone are flowing……………………………….



I sincerely hope you consider our beautiful city for your future opening. Your business would draw from all angles of our region  here in St Louis/St Charles, there are 1.3 million people just in the St Louis Region.


 

St Ann is best described as being like living in a small town, where your neighbors will say Hi and give you a hand if you ask them, but located in a larger Suburban Area.


Please see the link below for our Business Packet.


http://stannmo.org/174/Opening-a-Business


Please take a moment to contact Matt Conley our City Administrator 314-427-8009 Ext 1226.


http://stannmo.org/directory.aspx?EID=1


Thank You for your consideration,


Sincerely,








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I want to take a moment to THANK ALL OF THE MUNICIPAL MAYORS AND COUNCILMEN…for allowing me to sit in on their meetings. I have learned SO MUCH FROM ALL OF YOU, on the various ways we all run our Cities. I have truly enjoyed my time Campaigning and getting to know part of the County Better.

For those whose doors I was unable to make it to, please give me a call if you would like me to stop by still before the election……314-517-2378.

The job of the St Louis County Councilman is no different than the job of our Municipal Councils, just a larger population to serve. Approximately 1,000,000 people “to serve.” That is a lot of people’s lives to affect without asking their opinions or taking them into consideration when they do - give them to you.

My Opponent is not Engaged in his Communities… even Mayors and Councilmen have told me of their concerns that he has either never been to a meeting before or they haven’t seen him since he announced he was their Councilman.

Maybe if my opponent had taken the time to get to know and understand how Municipalities work, and maybe if he had listened to his Constituents when they came to meetings, or at minimum returned a phone call or email when sent…. he could have made better choices….

    • INSTEAD….

      My Opponent voted YES on Stengers Police Bill without investigating the facts of the Municipal Departments. Without listening to the people say NO! we DO NOT like your bill DO NOT pass it. Please see my website at www.amypoelker2.com for the details and facts on this bill. Stengers Police Bill was meant to take away your Police Department and replace it with the County Police. I have spoken to many of you while knocking on doors in the Municipalities, I have not run across any residents who do not like their Police Departments. Though the court has deemed this bill UNCONSTITUTIONAL, my opponent still voted to fight it through the Missouri Supreme Court.

      My Opponent also voted YES on the Landlord Bill, which when designed literally made YOU THE PARENT- A LANDLORD WHEN YOUR KIDS MOVED BACK IN WITH YOU, requiring a NEW OCCUPANCY INSPECTION, thus the requirement to UPDATE YOUR HOMES TO 2016 CODES…imagine how much that would cost YOU in your more Senior Years, when you are trying to save for retirement!!! Yet another bill deemed UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the court that my opponent voted to continue to fight at the Supreme Court level.

       

      My opponent also voted for the Senior Tax that we will be voting on in Nov.

      I want you to look into this tax thoroughly, as it has no defined method by which the money will be spent. I emailed a representative of the organization sponsoring the tax and she could not find out how it would be spent. Personally I would never put through a tax if I did not know how it would be used.

       

      My opponent has made the decision to cut public speaking time from 3 minutes to 1 minute on more than one occasion after determining there were too many speakers to listen to during Council sessions. Their Charter states you will get 3 minutes to speak.            One session when they seemed tired of listening to a gentleman who is deaf, they made the decision to cut him off at the 2 minutes that was allowed during that session. ADA requires the Council to give extra time in these circumstances. My opponent remained silent on this you would think since he is a Dr. that he would have stepped in to defend this seemingly wrong action. 9/13

                      If you review the meeting from Oct 4 on You Tube you will see me speaking out against their silencing of the people after I discovered a PDF on their website that stated people would get 5 minutes to speak.

      The Council held a public meeting on the April Voting Debacle, however again a week before the meeting the Council Announced they would not be hearing public comments during this meeting…One time the Council actually told a man that they are not here to answer his questions but only to allow him to speak. When my residents tried to contact Sam about the Police Bill Sam never returned their emails or calls and for me to get a reply in my 2nd request I had to threaten to tell 13,000 residents in the City Newsletter that hits every door in St Ann that he would not respond to their Alderman either.

Too often I find that Politicians think it's so important to have some new law that they can tell their constituents that they are responsible for in order to feel like they have accomplished something while they are in office.

My opponent just created a new law (T21) that sounds good on the outside yet if you see through the limelight, literally becomes just another law to JAIL people and FINE them to make more Revenue for the County, on the backs of the residents and businesses. How will the County Prosecutor ever be able to Prosecute a 16-20-year-old as an adult for a crime, when his County Council – spearheaded by My Opponent, just created a law which basically states 18-20-year old’s are not adults and are not old enough to be allowed to make a decision for themselves.

But most importantly we have to ask ourselves...Since those 7 members on the Council represent a million people...instead of presuming they know better, for the people---Shouldn't they have asked their constituents what we want on this matter before bringing it to a Vote of 7? or better yet this one was big enough to at minimum put to a vote of the population. At least through a population vote, we would know that the people wanted this and not just the council.

I believe we need to rebuild and restructure the County’s budget so that wasteful spending is eliminated and the County’s infrastructure and personnel are reinvested in.

 

You see in my own City of St Ann, I have already seen and been through many of the things that are happening in the County today. The County’s revenue is declining as businesses choose elsewhere to locate like St Charles or Jefferson County.

They may or may not see this coming – But this is what we experienced with the loss of Northwest Plaza, they say History Repeats itself if we are not watching                - instead of Thinking Outside the Box to do something about it, they cover it up with Grandiose Spending - Millions of Dollars on a Soccer Field, 3 Million for a Metro Link Study which if built would again take Millions if not Billions of our tax payer dollars. Etc., etc.…

Money is being spent like there is no tomorrow, NO ONE is accounting for the future Maintenance and Repairs of what we have now more or less new things.

How will these items be paid for? What are their plans to maintain and repair the infrastructures? Grants? That is not a solid plan, it’s a plan to take more of our tax dollars because that’s what Grants are, like the Arch tax, currently our Municipalities get grants for parks through the Arch tax. The County seems to pass many Grants…

You do not buy a home or a car without realizing you have to set aside money for the furnace, a/c, water heater/water pump, driveway, exhaust or brakes which will all need replacement or repairs someday…but this is what our County Government is doing, all the while the County Streets are in desperate need of repair, Employees have gone for 8 years, 7 years, 5 years without a raise while other higher level positions are seeing huge increases and positions that are not needed are being created.

So they are losing Employees, in the news on 9/19 Chief Belmar said he was losing officers on the average of one/week. Trust me I worked as a Fast Food General Manager for 23 years…Training is very expensive, MORE expensive than giving the employee the raise they deserve to keep them and let them know their work is appreciated. Government fails to hold itself to the same standards businesses are held to.

I wish to serve the people as their St Louis County Councilman because I believe that those who govern over us, should be listening to us. This is NOT what I or quite a few of my residents have experienced from MY OPPONENT.

Sometimes we are not thinking about politics and need our politicians to push information out to us, I for one did and it wasn’t happening - so while I was not concentrating on the very reasons I moved to St Ann, my mall fell apart and the city around it went into a steady decline.

Today you will see we have turned St Ann towards success again….

 

Jobs are the answer to St Louis County’s future success, people need to feel independent to have hope, a reason to go to school, Jobs in North County have been neglected for 3 decades by the Council, it’s time to change that, while working on the whole, as well.

 

***** Running our County should be about “WORKING FOR THE PEOPLE, to make St. Louis County a strong and business friendly environment, thus providing JOBS for the people of St Louis County -N, S, E, W while assisting in keeping our County Schools Strong, our citizens Safe, our infrastructure strong, and providing necessary services to the People.” *****

 

ELECT AMY POELKER NOVEMBER 8th for County Council to show Sam Page you did not Appreciate his bill and

Return your Voices to the County Council!

 

To be clear, I am AGAINST the City/County Merger so if that is something you would like to see happen MY OPPONENT would be a better choice for you.




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Our Councilman Sam Page was a Yes Vote, Mr. Page received a number of emails and calls that I am aware of telling him to vote No on Stengers bill, Mr. Page thru his Yes Vote insinuates that he doesn't have faith in Municipal/Local control.....                                                                       

Mr. Sam Page chose not to listen to his constituents

 So can we ever trust Sam Page to listen to us, his Constituents???                                     KMOV.com
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