Mark Colombo

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 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. 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

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Sunset Hills approves rugby field over objections of neighbors

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 Bombers Rugby Football Club to build a rugby complex at

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Impact of rugby fields up for debate on golf course site

Pictured above: The proposed location of the rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.  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

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Aldermen debate Tidal Wave’s no-right-turn

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed Tidal Wave development at East Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. Rendering courtesy of A Plus Design Group.  Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com 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

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‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

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

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Sunset Hills rejects expedited readings for legislation

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 can be read for a second time at the

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Tattoo parlors allowed in Sunset Hills after a tie-breaker

Pictured above: Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tattoo parlors could soon set up shop in Sunset Hills after the Board of Aldermen voted April 23 to approve an ordinance that would add tattoo establishments as a use in the PD-LI Zoning District, with Mayor

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Sunset Hills overhauls Planning Commission

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen overhauled the Planning and Zoning Commission last month in an unusual competitive vote for a city committee. Current Planning and Zoning member Steve Young and former longtime Police Advisory Board President Frank Pellegrini were both unanimously appointed to represent Ward 3 on the

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