Letters to the Editor

Belleville cars on private errands

Back in March, a Belleville employee was caught using a city owned vehicle for a personal appointment in St. Louis.

Mayor Eckert then issued a statement that employees are to no longer use city vehicles for personal appointments.

Fast forward to Oct. 30, and wonder why the Housing Manager, Roger Barfield, is using a city owned car to bring his dog to the vet.

Why does Eckert allow this to happen? Are his appointed department heads defying his direct orders? Why does the mayor condone such behavior?

And, while we’re asking questions. Why aren’t all city cars and trucks required to display the city logo? Are employees afraid it will be too easy to spot them running personal errands or playing golf?

Lillian Schneider, Belleville

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