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Crestwood continuing as normal for now after pandemic, flooding

Crestwood City Hall

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 30, 2020

The city of Crestwood has survived a pandemic and a flood in the last year, and so far, city operations are continuing as normal. But some big decisions are still to come on how to balance this year’s budget since the city relies mostly on sales taxes, which have plummeted during the county and state’s...

Crestwood honors 100-year-old, changes boundaries and codes in first virtual meeting

Crestwood City Hall

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The main event during the Crestwood Board of Aldermen’s first virtual meeting held over Facebook Live last week was the approval of plans for a business to move to Crestwood from Rock Hill, bringing 200 jobs. But the board also conducted other city business at the meeting, the first held in the ti...

Governments meet via video as virus spreads

The Mehlville Board of Education and administrators meet virtually through the videoconferencing app Zoom Thursday night.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2020

As governmental bodies across the country grapple with how to conduct public meetings in the age of “social distancing” due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three local governments met virtually last week — the St. Louis County Council, the Mehlville Board of Education and the Crestwood Board of Alde...

Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

As municipal elections loom the first Tuesday of April, political yard signs for candidates are popping up in municipalities across the county, including Sunset Hills, where its city attorney confirmed that Sunset Hill’s one-sign restriction violates First Amendment rights. The debate around Sunset Hill’s c...

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap land with each other after it was discovered that a sliver of the former Johnny Mac’s property slated to become the new Sunset Hills Subaru dealership lies within Crestwood city limits. At the Feb. 11 Board of Aldermen meeting, City Administrator Kris Simpson told...

Supreme Court ruling requires new sign codes in cities; Crestwood spent years on project

Crestwood City Hall

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Crestwood has a long-awaited new sign code unanimously approved by the Board of Aldermen, marking the culmination of nearly half a decade of reviewing the city’s sign regulations. The process began in the wake of a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of “Reed v. Town of Gilbert,” Arizona,...

Crestwood is seeking a pedestrian bridge

Crestwood is seeking a pedestrian bridge

February 21, 2020

The city of Crestwood will be applying for a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to fund a portion of a pedestrian bridge to connect Whitecliff Park to Sheryl Ann Drive. At the Feb. 11 Crestwood Board of Aldermen meeting, the board unanimously passed a resolution during the consent...

Crestwood City Hall renovation will take all of 2020

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie.

January 29, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The $1 million in reconstruction and renovations at Crestwood City Hall will continue throughout the year after a water main break in August 2019 flooded the building. At the Jan. 14 Board of Aldermen meeting, Katie Aholt with Navigate Bui...

Crestwood will get a new website and host with same company as Sunset Hills

Crestwood City Hall

January 23, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood will be getting another new website upgrade after city staff decided to pursue a contract with CivicPlus for website redesign and hosting purposes this month. A request for proposals, or RFP, was issued in October for...

Crestwood 2020 budget includes funding for City Hall, Aquatic Center, quarry upgrade

Crestwood City Hall

December 27, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved and adopted the city’s 2020 budget at the Board of Aldermen meeting Nov. 26, including plans to upgrade City Hall, the Crestwood Aquatic Center and the Whitecliff Park quarry. As...

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