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Valley Park Removes City Attorney

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VALLEY PARK, Mo. (AP) – Less than a month after Valley Park’s embattled mayor resigned, the St. Louis County town’s city attorney is out, too.

Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to remove Eric Martin. He had been criticized for not informing the board in a timely matter about purchases the former mayor, Nathan Grellner, made with the city’s credit card.

Martin was suspended July 17. The board on Monday hired city prosecutor Tim Engelmeyer to replace Martin, who served as city attorney for 22 years.

Grellner’s purchases were among several concerns raised about him in recent months. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, had missed virtually every meeting since February and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported he was hospitalized for “methamphetamine abuse.”

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