Pevely’s mayor and aldermen cut a deal over cell phone charges

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PEVELY, MO (KTVI) – Pevely Mayor John Knobloch steps down from his job citing medical reasons.

The Mayor has been surrounded by a huge controversy over putting family members on the city's cell phone plan, in essence having taxpayers pay his wife's cell phone bills for years, and later adding other family members onto the city's cell phone plan.

The You Paid For It team questioned a new deal the Mayor is getting from aldermen.  They agreed to let him pay $3,600 to settle the cell phone matter that, even though the past City Administrator Terry Thomas says the bill should have been more like $6,000 to $7,000 in cell phone charges.
On top of that Pevely Aldermen decided to pay the Mayor $3,200 for the private lawyer he hired to fight the city.

Residents are angry over that deal.

You Paid For It confronted the Mayor, and an Alderman who supported the questionable deal with the Mayor.

To register your complaint, click on Pevely’s website:

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  • Concerned Citizen

    This guy has needed to step down for a long time. He has run the city Pevely into the ground. Maybe Elliot should investigate his shady dealings that created the Southern Heights NID debacle.

  • Ace Baily

    once again, a corrupt politician walks with taxpayer money, instead of paying back and doing time. 7000 is not in the misdemeanor category, giving 3200 to the crook is a slap in ratepayers face.

  • Verlon Holly

    no different than when i see cop cars parked at cops homes why do they get free rides to and from work they r just costing us more tax dollars to put that amount in their pockets

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