VALLEY PARK, Mo. (KMOX) — The mayor of the St. Louis County town of Valley Park is facing more questions.

Mayor Nathan Grellner hasn’t shown up at a city meeting since February. Revelations surfaced at an aldermanic meeting on Monday that he had charged at least $4,000 worth of personal purchases to the city’s credit card.

Grellner told City Attorney Eric Martin that he mistakenly used the city credit card instead of his personal card. He has returned most of the purchases.

Aldermen voted Monday to give Grellner a vote of no confidence.

Grellner was arrested June 5 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Officers in the neighboring town of Byrnes Mill say they had to use pepper spray and put Grellner in a mask to prevent him from spitting at them.

Days after his arrest Grellner checked into a local hospital for exhaustion. At that time Martin told KMOX, “(Grellner)He’s only 27-years-old this is his second term as a mayor for a city of 7,000 without a city administrator. He has been working 12-hour days, six days a week along with his uncle to run retail business and he’s expecting his first child in August.”

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