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Crestwood City Hall may get renovated after flood damage

Photo courtesy of Crestwood Mayor Grant Mabie.

October 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Hall may get a renovation along with the repairs required after flooding caused an estimated $250,000 of damage. The Government Center will be a construction zone for the “foreseeable future” as restoration and renovat...

Another open house to be held on Meramec pedestrian bridge; feedback mixed so far

Pictured above: A proposed rendering of the pedestrian bridge project. Rendering courtesy of Great River Greenway.

October 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents can weigh in again on a pedestrian bridge proposed for the north side of the new westbound Interstate 44 bridge over the Meramec River after the project received a mix of positive and negative feedback from the 169 attendees at...

Switch to county manager fails at Charter Commission; South County cities supported it

The 2019 St. Louis County Charter Commission convenes for its first meeting Feb. 21. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County will continue to have a strong county-executive form of government for the likely future after a Charter Commission proposal to switch to a county manager died in discussion. The county manager idea has been discussed ...

Domestic violence victims can heal with a garden donated by Oakville Garden Club

A Safe Place staff member Barb Tenholder points out the three levels of the garden planted at the shelter in Jefferson County. The peaceful garden is a place for women and children to heal from trauma. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents at a domestic violence shelter in Jefferson County have experienced healing through gardening thanks to the generosity of the South County community. The women living at A Safe Place in Jefferson County have been enjoying fre...

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13 million in application...

Unincorporated residents get more representation in zoning plans

Pictured above: A map of the unincorporated portions of south St. Louis County.

October 1, 2019

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...

Green Park gets a new alderman, Treece

Pictured above: Green Park City Hall as seen on Google Maps.

September 27, 2019

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, at the Aug...

Dispute over liability could threaten Crestwood-Central County contract

Dispute over liability could threaten Crestwood-Central County contract

September 26, 2019

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 ...

In ‘State of the District,’ Gaines outlines Mehlville’s reliance on strategy

In the Rogers Elementary first-day-of-school scavenger hunt, second-grader Aleah Jacobsmeyer, right, and other students went straight to the top for help, asking Superintendent Chris Gaines if he fit any of their categories. He checked the box ‘I like vegetables.’

September 26, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines presented his fifth annual State of the District last week, highlighting Mehlville’s successes with its strategic plan, which is entering its next five-year phase. “It’s...

Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

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 property...

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