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Sunset Hills resident questions candidate’s questionnaire responses

Letters to the editor

May 1, 2020

Letter to the Editor To the editor: I read John Stephens’ comments in the March 27 edition of a local newspaper and am scratching my head. He stated that he created his personal Facebook group Sunset Hills Neighbors with no assistance from the city. Those of us who have created Facebook groups kno...

Fribis and Stephens face off in Sunset Hills

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis will face political newcomer and resident John Stephens for her seat as mayor in the now postponed April 7 election. The election will be held June 2. Fribis, 9843 Sunset Greens Drive, has been mayor of Sunset Hills since 2016. She is retired and married to Philip C. Den...

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...

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

Filing for April election closes; competitive races set for school boards and Sunset Hills

January 23, 2020

Candidate filing closed Tuesday for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.  Crestwood mayor, aldermanic seats in Green Park and Sunset Hills and trustee seats in Grantwood Vill...

South County elections: More candidates file to run for alderman in Sunset Hills

Then-Ward 4 Alderman Donna Ernst, left, applauds for her successor, Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price, at the victory party on his first election night in April 2016.

January 8, 2020

As filing for municipal and school board elections in April continues this month, two more candidates have filed to run for alderman in Sunset Hills. Candidate filing began Dec. 17 for the April 7 elections across South County, setting up a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at l...

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

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 ...

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

Competitive races for Sunset Hills mayor, Mehlville school board after first days of filing

December 19, 2019

Candidate filing began Tuesday for the April 7 election for Crestwood and Sunset Hills mayor, along with municipal offices and school board positions across South County. So far, the highlights of the April 2020 races will be a competitive race for Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and at least a five-way ...

‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’ to host town hall Wednesday

'Sunset Hills Neighbors' to host town hall Wednesday

November 29, 2019

Sunset Hills Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler and residents John Stephens, Cathy Friedmann and Gary Vincent will host a resident town hall Wednesday, Dec. 4 to discuss zoning, medical marijuana and more. The town hall will take place at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Wednesday,...

Sunset Hills rugby field approved despite the concerns of neighbors

Pictured above: The proposed location of the St. Louis Bomber's rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers.

September 17, 2019

. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Football Club last week to build a rugby complex on the southeast corner of the former Sunset Lakes Golf Course, marking th...

Rugby fields in Sunset Hills will bring problems: Traffic, lights, noises

Letters to the editor

August 6, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: Preserve Bander Park. Preserve our community. Keep Sunset Hills safe. Traffic, light and noise pollution, unrestricted usage, alcohol sales, frequent flooding, wetlands development — these are just a few of the problems with the proposed rugby complex at the ...

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