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Great Rivers Greenway construction on Interstate 55 will connect with Grant’s Trail

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed pedestrian bridge over Bayless Avenue. Rendering courtesy of Great Rivers Greenway.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction is already a year in on Great Rivers Greenway’s greenway expansion along Interstate 55, which will eventually connect Grant’s Trail with the River des Peres Greenway. Construction began to connect

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Zoning a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The widely debated issue of the Sunset Hills zoning code rewrite was at the forefront of most attendees’ minds at the first town hall held by the “Sunset Hills Neighbors” resident club Dec. 4 at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The town hall, hosted by Ward 1 Alderman Dee

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Newspaper wins top awards in state contest

Call Newspapers won top awards at the Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Contest in 2019, including the first-place award for Best Website or Online Newspaper and awards in the Best News Story and Best Breaking News Story categories. The Call’s website, www.callnewspapers.com, placed first in the website category for Class 3 newspapers, with the award

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Mehlville changes school calendar due to Legislature’s new start time

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Students in the Mehlville School District will start school over a week later than originally planned for the 2020-2021 school year, after the Missouri Legislature passed changes requiring that schools start later. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously approved a revised 2020-2021 calendar at its Sept. 19 meeting. Under

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Vatterott site set for use manufacturing carts

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously recommended that the Board of Aldermen approve a change in use of the property at the former Vatterott College campus. The commission unanimously recommended an amended development plan from Specialty Carts Inc. to convert the property at 12955 Maurer Industrial Drive

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Mehlville fire district has the lowest tax rate of any county fire district for 14th year in a row

Pictured above: Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Treasurer Bonnie Stegman speaks during a meeting in summer 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District has the lowest tax rate of any fire district in St. Louis County for the 14th year in a row.

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Mehlville rolls back tax rate; home values up 12 percent

Pictured above: Mehlville Board of Education member Jean Pretto and CFO Marshall Crutcher discuss the 2020 budget during a 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 unanimously voted to roll back the district’s blended tax rate 35 cents

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Lindbergh energy audit, performance contracting is saving energy while funding facilities

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After an energy audit earlier this year, Lindbergh Schools will start funding deferred facilities maintenance districtwide using money saved with a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency. Missouri law allows school districts and cities to use “performance contracting,” in which a company guarantees a certain amount of savings in

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