Staff Reporter, Call Newspapers

Energy efficiency endorsed by Sunset Hills aldermen

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com With another measure passed last week, Sunset Hills officials hope to make city buildings more energy-efficient through a 20-year performance contract that would fund upgrades with money guaranteed to be saved through energy efficiency. The board has not entered into a contract yet, but voted unanimously to sign a

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Council drops bill to bolster retirement fund

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council last month dropped County Executive Steve Stenger’s proposals to shore up the county retirement fund, connecting the decision to Proposition P’s potential impact on the fund as county police officers receive higher raises and then higher pensions. To design a more sustainable county retirement system, the

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County police pack council meeting; urge OK of promised raises

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Police officers packed a County Council meeting last week to urge that their promised raises under Proposition P be approved as soon as possible, but some council members want to take their time with the plan. Voters weighed in on average 30-percent raises for the St. Louis County Police

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Chief honors Sunset Hills police officers for actions in chase

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills Police Department officers who narrowly escaped injury in a high-speed chase and shootout in August were publicly identified for the first time last week so that they could be honored by city officials. Chief Stephen Dodge presented the Chief’s Commendation for Valor to Officer Chris Medlock and

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Mehlville enrollment down; trend will last

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s enrollment is down this year and will continue to fall in future years, according to projections from the district’s demographer. Enrollment for the year was officially taken on Sept. 29, and continued the trend of declining enrollment in the school district, which has decreased by

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Council seeks transparency on use of Prop P revenues

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The County Council is looking to bring more transparency and accountability to its half of the $86 million in Proposition P money slated to be collected each year. Approved by voters in April, Prop P is a half-cent countywide sales tax that was effective Oct. 1 for “police and

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Musick Road closed through next spring for bridge replacement project

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Musick Road is closed through next spring to replace a deteriorated bridge, causing delays for residents trying to get to Grant’s Farm, the Grant’s View Branch County Library and the new Dressel Elementary School. The bridge, which is roughly a half-mile off Tesson Ferry Road, closed at sunrise Tuesday,

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