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Governments meet via video as virus spreads

Governments meet via video as virus spreads

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...

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

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

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

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...

State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

February 4, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received 2,267 ap...

Crestwood City Hall renovation will take all of 2020

Crestwood City Hall renovation will take all of 2020

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 mall’s plan is ‘economically viable’ and is ‘moving forward’

Crestwood mall’s plan is ‘economically viable’ and is ‘moving forward’

January 27, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In a meeting with city officials last week, the Crestwood mall developer said it has determined after meeting with tenants that the $300 million proposal for the site is “economically viable and ready to move forward” pending financ...

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

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

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

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...

City urges residents to shop local this season

City urges residents to shop local this season

December 17, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a resolution last month that urges residents to shop local in Crestwood during the holiday season. At the Nov. 26 meeting, four days before Small Business Saturday Nov. 30, aldermen unanimous...

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