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Valley Park Board Considers Changes To Spending Procedures

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Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner during a board meeting on July 2, 2012 (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

Valley Park Mayor Nathan Grellner during a board meeting on July 2, 2012 (Photo: KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

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VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOX) - As of next Monday, aldermen in Valley Park hope to have a better handle on which of Mayor Nathan Grellner’s purchases on the city credit card, including home appliances and tools, have been returned and which have not.

City staff are checking receipts.

Separately, as KMOX previously reported, St. Louis County police are conducting an investigation.

“I hadn’t really heard it from the city I heard it the other week through the news,” alderman Mike Pennise told KMOX News. “If they think (an investigation) is warranted, it’s warranted.”

Meantime, an aldermanic committee Tuesday night discussed new procedures for spending public funds, including a requirement that credit cards be checked out after a legitimate reason for a purchase has been given in writing.

Mayor Nathan Grellner recently charged some $4,000 on the city’s card. He said it was accidental.

Grellner also skipped six months worth of board meetings. It was later learned that during one of those meetings he was using the city’s credit card during a visit to a Metro East strip club.

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