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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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Top 10 things to know about the St. Louis Wheel

Pictured above: Overlooking Union Station from the Wheel. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The much-anticipated St. Louis Wheel, the 200-foot Ferris wheel next to Union Station, will open to the public for the first rides Monday. The first ceremonial rides happened Tuesday, with Mayor Lyda Krewson catching the first spin around

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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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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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Prosecutor: No employees came forward to report Stenger

Pictured above: Six of the seven members of the County Council, right, laugh as Assistant U.S. Attorney Hal Goldsmith says that he’s more used to staring down politicians in a courtroom than appearing alongside them at town halls. Goldsmith and the council appeared at the ‘Ethics in St. Louis County Government’ Town Hall Sept. 16

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St. Louis County dumping Meridian as trash company; residents were unhappy with hauler

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County is dumping one of its trash providers following numerous service complaints in South County and across multiple County Council districts. The county and Meridian Waste have finalized a mutual agreement to terminate their current contract to provide waste collection services, effective Jan. 1, 2020, the county

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