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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The MCTA's Ken Meyer Questions Union's Tactics

Hopes firefighters will start acting like professionals they are after April 5

March 02, 2011 - To the editor:

Thank you Call Newspapers for helping to keep the Mehlville community well informed about what is happening in the south county area whether it is about the Mehlville and Lindbergh school districts, the Mehlville Fire Protection District or any other public entity that is spending our taxpayers' dollars.

I was in attendance at the recent Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club's forum for Mehlville fire board and Lindbergh school board candidates.

I couldn't believe my ears as I listened to Mehlville fire board candidate Michael Klund, who told us that the fire district is "in a shamble'' and said he would accept campaign contributions from the firefighters' union. I recently received a telephone survey call trying to tell me how bad off the district was and questioning the accuracy of the Call Newspapers.

What is so sad is to think of all the new firehouses, equipment, EMS Training, and $100,000-plus pay packages that have been provided to district employees at taxpayer expense, and yet they are still not satisfied. And now a candidate who will accept contributions from organized labor wants to sit on other side of the table, shutting out us taxpayers.

I know that residents are in no mood to listen to our supposed "public servants" tell us how they are not being treated fairly and bad-mouthing our elected fire district board for running the Mehlville Fire Protection District and making us the best-equipped fire protection and EMS district in the greater St. Louis area. And we're proud of our district and the personnel who work there.

It's almost laughable to think that if this district is so bad, then why did 135 people apply for one job at the MFPD?

We the residents — taxpayers — want to admire and respect the people who serve us 24/7, but with these types of actions, lawsuits, et cetera, coming from some union personnel, it makes it rather difficult. We can only hope and pray the firefighters will start acting like the professionals they are after this coming election.

Ken Meyer


Editor's note: Mr. Meyer is a founding member of the Mehlville Community Taxpayers Association.


  1. My God! Mike Klund is a complete idiot! Nick Fahs is going to need at least $300,000 to even slightly compete with Aaron. Local 1889 is cooked. Again!

  2. little red engineMarch 6, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Mr Klund is but a local 1889 plant. Has any one in the district received poor service from the good fire fighters/paramedics of the MFPD? Again this is nothing but the union losing face, again. Hey, Metro West take a page from the MFPD board. You to might save the Metro West taxpayers money.

  3. Mike Klund is a taxpayer. He is fighting for you and is concerned about how YOUR money is being spent. He has had no political agenda in his life. He wants to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely in this economic recession. He is not a "union plant" or an idiot. He has a mind of his own and will support what the TAXPAYERS want.

    @Jeanne: If you have a problem with Mike Klund's postion, talk to him. Don't call him an idiot without even knowing him.

  4. Mike Klund IS AN IDIOT and a liar. He is also illegally laundering money from the corrupt Mehlville firefighter's union into his campaign fund. Klund will look good in prison stripes after the election. Aaron is dropping nuclear bombs on him next week. Stay tuned. His best buddy is the Jaw Buster.

  5. I heard Klund speak at the GOP meeting last month. He is a total dumbass and a goofball.


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