Eric Sterman

Sunset Hills could demolish unbuilt Jimmy John’s

Pictured above: The skeleton of the would-be Jimmy John’s on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018. Construction began at the site at 3751 S. Lindbergh Blvd. over a year ago but little progress has been made since. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Online update: The Board of Aldermen granted an extension Tuesday to

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Sunset Hills’ 2018 budget termed stable by Sterman

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills’ 2018 budget is stable, just as City Administrator Eric Sterman described last year’s budget. The $13.4 million budget, up from $10.6 million last year, is balanced on the operating side with a $5,000 surplus. It gives employees a 3-percent average merit raise and raises the salaries of

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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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South county cities begin to outline use of Prop P revenues

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As concerns grow that county municipalities may use funds from Proposition P for things besides police, south county cities are beginning to outline how they might spend the new revenue stream. Voters approved Prop P, a half-cent countywide sales tax, in April. The measure is estimated to generate $80

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Econo Lodge redevelopment dropped for now by Sansone

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Sansone Group has dropped plans to redevelop the site of the embattled Econo Lodge motel in Sunset Hills — at least for now. Jim Sansone told aldermen at a June 27 work session that his family’s real-estate development firm was looking to redevelop the 2.5-acre site at 3730 S.

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Sunset Hills aldermen reject seeking grant for waterslide

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The idea excited officials who oversee the Sunset Hills Aquatic Center, but the first stand-up waterslide in the country does not appear to be coming to south county. The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 last week to reject a plan to partner with Grantwood Village and apply

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