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Have a look at these gems for Most Misguided Quotes

Have a look at these gems for Most Misguided Quotes

October 10, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The hits keep coming, as the third quarter of the year offered an abundance of candidates for the Call’s Most Misguided Quotes in which we chronicle the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. County Auditor...

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

October 4, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Despite a projected general fund deficit of nearly $855,000, the city of Crestwood will end 2017 with a surplus in that fund after aldermen voted last week to levy the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved by voters in April....

MFPD board sets 2017 tax rate; lowest in county for 12th year

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 3, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to establish a 2017 blended tax rate of 68.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation — the lowest in St. Louis County for the 12th consecutive year. The ...

MFPD a prime example of doing more with less

MFPD a prime example of doing more with less

October 3, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com More than eight years ago, naysayers had all kinds of gloom-and-doom predictions for the future of the Mehlville Fire Protection District when the Board of Directors placed two measures on the ballot to reduce the district’s ...

No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

September 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment...

Stenger’s call to terminate auditor right on the money

Stenger’s call to terminate auditor right on the money

September 28, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com County Executive Steve Stenger earlier this month called upon the County Council to fire county Auditor Mark Tucker, who began his duties March 6. In a Sept. 5 letter to County Council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, Sten...

Call the Tune: Aldermen in Sunset Hills oppose potential merger

Call the Tune: Aldermen in Sunset Hills oppose potential merger

September 19, 2017

We believe the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen made the right call in adopting a resolution opposing any efforts to unite St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis. The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen “will continue to work towards the betterment of the region, but oppose the unification of St. Lo...

Crestwood makes progress on board goals

September 19, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood has accomplished two short-term priorities established by the Board of Aldermen during a retreat earlier this year, according to City Administrator Kris Simpson. Work on three other short-term priorities establ...

Lindbergh enrollment rises by 141 students

Lindbergh Schools Board of Education members, administrators, teachers and staff gathered last week along with former school board members, state and local elected officials, community leaders and members of the Dressel family to celebrate the opening of the district's 650-student Dressel Elementary School, as Dressel students cut the ribbon for the new state-of-the art school on the direction of Superintendent Jim Simpson, arms extended. Photo by Mike Anthony.

September 12, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools’ first-day enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year increased by 141 students compared to last year’s official enrollment, according to Brian McKenney, assistant superintendent of human resources. McKenney was scheduled...

Crestwood fiscal projections call for levying all of tax hike

Kris Simpson

September 12, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Administrator Kris Simpson projects the city’s general fund will have a cumulative surplus of $774,000 over the next five years, a scenario that includes levying the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved in...

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