Eric Sterman

Sunset Hills city budget challenged as sales go online

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills saw a $4.5 million increase in taxable sales from 2017 to 2018, but the city is still facing challenges from a loss of brick-and-mortar stores and an increase in internet sales. City Administrator Eric Sterman said in his budget presentation to the aldermen Nov. 12 that Sunset

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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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Sunset Hills cluster home proposal withdrawn by developer

Pictured above: A ‘No Cluster Homes’ sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills. The vote on the proposed Fischer & Frichtel cluster home development has been delayed for a third time until the April 23 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents opposed to the proposal for a cluster home

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Sunset Hills officials oppose proposed city-county merger

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenach@callnewspapers.com Cities across South County are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including city officials from Sunset Hills, who have promised to fight the merger and a statewide vote. “Our biggest concern for the city is that it would be residents outside of St. Louis

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Cluster home vote delayed once again

Pictured above: A ‘No Cluster Homes’ sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills. The vote on the proposed Fischer & Frichtel cluster home development has been delayed for a third time until the April 23 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The March 12 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting

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Bombers Rugby has new home in Sunset Hills

Pictured above: An aerial view of the Sunset Hills Golf Course, with the location of the proposed rugby park in green. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club scored a successful pitch to the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen at a

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Crestwood changes policy to take fewer bids

By Erin Achenbach  Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The city of Crestwood just updated its purchasing policy, which had been untouched for 15 years. The Board of Aldermen identified the change as a 2018 priority in an effort to modernize and improve overall efficiency of the city’s operations. The new policy allows the city to purchase budgeted

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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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