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Audit finds trouble in Crystal City

The Missouri State Auditor found numerous deficiencies with Crystal City's finances mainly due to a lack of documentation and policy. Although the audit was presented to the city in July, it was not released to the public until last week. State Auditor Susan Montee (pictured) said her office wanted to give the city enough time to respond to findings in the audit.

The audit found that the city does not solicit or retain bid documentation for the purchase of some goods and services. Even though a formal bid policy was established March 1, 2008, there were a number of purchases made in which bids were not solicited or bid documentation was not retained.

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Cities consider bike trail

Undertaking joint efforts to build a “Twin Cities” bike trail and sharing services were the main topics discussed at Crystal City and Festus’s first-ever joint council meeting. Crystal City Administrator Andy Hixson said completing a walkable/bikeable trail in and around ...

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Crystal City police chief Ruess resigns

After nearly a decade of serving as Crystal City’s police chief, Doug Ruess has resigned to pursue a career in higher education. Ruess’ resignation is effective Friday, July 31. “We will miss him dearly,” said City Administrator Andy Hixson. “He ...

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Crystal City works to improve infrastructure

Crystal City’s Water Superintendent has a number of projects up his sleeve aimed at not only improving the city’s water and sewer infrastructure, but strengthening the community spirit. Tim Whaley, who has been with the city for more than two ...

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Concert approval taken on a slow ride

Time is running out for the Citizens for Airport Economic Expansion (CAEE) to obtain the blessing from two city governments to put on a large-scale rock concert at the Festus Memorial Airport. The concert, headlined by 1970s rock band Foghat, ...

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Hixson brings ‘fresh’ ideas to Crystal City

It’s a bright Monday morning in Crystal City’s historic downtown, and Andy Hixson talks to a couple of men in front of the barbershop and then waves at a passing car in true small-town style. With just one month as ...

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