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Election tension running high in Sunset Hills

Billy Busch, center, with incoming Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis and Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler at a Super Bowl party, in a picture posted to Fribis' Facebook page for her mayoral candidacy in 2016.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

May 26, 2020

With general municipal elections looming next week, tensions among Sunset Hills officials were on display at what was supposed to have been the board’s last meeting before the originally scheduled April election. For breaking news including an ethics complaint made by Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn a...

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The new Sunset Hills zoning code is back on the drawing board after the Board of Aldermen rejected the proposal from Houseal Lavigne during a special meeting Nov. 12. The zoning code rewrite has been a work in progress for the past three ...

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

Sunset Hills sets a 500-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools, daycares

February 5, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewsapers.com Sunset Hills has a 500-foot buffer for medical marijuana facilities after the Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Dec. 10 to establish an ordinance regulating medical marijuana facilities in the city. Ward 1 Alderman Ann McMunn, Ward 2 Alderman Steve ...

Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

September 25, 2019

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...

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...

Sunset Hills approves rugby field over objections of neighbors

Professional rugby players striving to get the ball during the game. Rugby player with ball is blocked by the opposite team player at ground.

September 11, 2019

Thank you for reading this breaking news. Look for full coverage of Tuesday's four-hour meeting in the Sept. 19 issue of The Call.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved an amended development plan Tuesday for the St. Louis B...

Impact of rugby fields up for debate on golf course site

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

July 16, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  It seemed like a done deal for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease part of the former Sunset Hills Golf Course from Sunset Hills, but the athletic fields are now facing 11th-hour opposition from residents who live near the pro...

Aldermen debate Tidal Wave’s no-right-turn

A rendering of the proposed Tidal Wave development at East Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. Rendering courtesy of A Plus Design Group.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2019

Debate over making right turns from the future location of the Tidal Wave gas station onto East Watson Road led to an ordinance being purposely failed by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen last week. An ordinance that would have prohibited right turns from the Tidal Wave at 3720 S. Lindbergh Blvd. onto Ea...

‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View.

June 19, 2019

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in 2010, DriveCentric’s cu...

Sunset Hills rejects expedited readings for legislation

Sunset Hills Police Department

May 16, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen rejected a proposal for the second time April 23 that would have made it easier to expedite passage of bills. The defeated Bill No. 51 would have amended the city’s ordinance governing whether bills ca...

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