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Unincorporated residents get more representation in zoning plans

Pictured above: A map of the unincorporated portions of south St. Louis County. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Officials in St. Louis County are looking at various initiatives to give unincorporated county residents more representation on the county Planning Commission and in local zoning decisions. The St. Louis County Planning Commission only governs zoning

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Green Park gets a new alderman, Treece

Pictured above: Green Park City Hall as seen on Google Maps. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Green Park officially has a new Ward 1 alderman, after former Ward 1 Alderman Tony Pousosa resigned in July following his move out of the city. Green Park Mayor Tim Thuston appointed Scott Treece, 39, 9837 Colchis Lane,

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Dispute over liability could threaten Crestwood-Central County contract

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood and Central County 911 Emergency Dispatch may not renew their contract after all, after amendments to the contract requested by Crestwood were rejected by Central County’s Board of Directors. After initially voting to renew the city’s 2020-2025 contract with Central County 911 for emergency dispatch services in July,

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In ‘State of the District,’ Gaines outlines Mehlville’s reliance on strategy

Pictured above: In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines presented his fifth

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Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously voted this month to set the city’s 2019 tax rate at 4.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for both commercial and residential property. Sunset Hills tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation for 2020 are 4.7 cents for residential and commercial

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Mehlville will roll back rates at tax-rate hearing Sept. 24

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during an insurance committee meeting June 5, 2019 at Mehlville High School. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Mehlville Board of Education will consider rolling back tax rates when it meets for its annual

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Sunset Hills rugby field approved despite the concerns of neighbors

Pictured above: The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber’s rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Football Club last week to build a rugby complex on the southeast corner

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Charter Commission set to hold public forums on proposed changes

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Charter Commission plans to host four public forum/open house-style events in September to allow the public to provide feedback about possible changes that the commission is looking into making to the Charter. The Charter Commission will host four events where various members of the commission

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Sunset Hills approves rugby field over objections of neighbors

Thank you for reading this breaking news. Look for full coverage of Tuesday’s four-hour meeting in the Sept. 19 issue of The Call.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan Tuesday for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Football Club to build a rugby complex at

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Lindbergh may avoid seventh elementary school with Magna Visual buy

Pictured above: Magna Visual as seen Tuesday, July 2. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools says that its purchase of another landmark property in South County could prevent it from having to one day build a seventh elementary school — but not everyone in Crestwood is happy that the district

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