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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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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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Operating tax rate drops in Lindbergh

The Lindbergh Board of Education recently voted unanimously to set the district’s 2017 blended operating tax rate at $3.4431 per $100 of assessed valuation, a decrease of 23 cents. The district’s 2017 debt service tax rate was established at 79 cents, an increase of 1.7 cents compared to last year. The blended rate is used

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UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen grant 60-day extension for mall demolition

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance granting a 60-day demolition extension to the developer of the former Crestwood Plaza site at Watson and Sappington roads. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement between developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago and the city to provide for

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