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Lindbergh school board picks MSBA to facilitate search for superintendent

Lindbergh school board picks MSBA to facilitate search for superintendent

October 20, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education last week selected the Missouri School Boards’ Association to facilitate the search for a new superintendent. Board members voted unanimously Oct. 9 to have the Missouri School Boards’ Association, or MSBA, ...

Petition urges school board to remove Best Choice Program from Lindbergh

A Lindbergh High School student speaks to the new Board of Education, including members Christy Watz and Matt Alonzo, right, at their first meeting about the student's experience in ThriVE Best Choice in middle school. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 19, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A representative of a group opposed to Lindbergh Schools’ use of ThriVe St. Louis’ Best Choice Program last week presented a petition signed by 540 district residents urging the Board of Education to remove the sex education program from...

UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen grant 60-day extension for mall demolition

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

October 12, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance granting a 60-day demolition extension to the developer of the former Crestwood Plaza site at Watson and Sappington roads. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement between...

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

Full amount of 45-cent tax hike levied by Crestwood aldermen

October 4, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Despite a projected general fund deficit of nearly $855,000, the city of Crestwood will end 2017 with a surplus in that fund after aldermen voted last week to levy the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved by voters in April....

MFPD board sets 2017 tax rate; lowest in county for 12th year

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer and board Treasurer Bonnie Stegman celebrate Hilmer's re-election to the fire board in the April 4 election. The two were first elected in April 2005. Photo by Gloria Lloyd.

October 3, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to establish a 2017 blended tax rate of 68.1 cents per $100 of assessed valuation — the lowest in St. Louis County for the 12th consecutive year. The ...

No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

September 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment...

Lindbergh enrollment rises by 141 students

Lindbergh Schools Board of Education members, administrators, teachers and staff gathered last week along with former school board members, state and local elected officials, community leaders and members of the Dressel family to celebrate the opening of the district's 650-student Dressel Elementary School, as Dressel students cut the ribbon for the new state-of-the art school on the direction of Superintendent Jim Simpson, arms extended. Photo by Mike Anthony.

September 12, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools’ first-day enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year increased by 141 students compared to last year’s official enrollment, according to Brian McKenney, assistant superintendent of human resources. McKenney was scheduled...

Crestwood fiscal projections call for levying all of tax hike

Kris Simpson

September 12, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood City Administrator Kris Simpson projects the city’s general fund will have a cumulative surplus of $774,000 over the next five years, a scenario that includes levying the full amount of a 45-cent tax-rate increase approved in...

Planning panel recommends denial of Despotis’ Court Drive proposal

August 9, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission voted last week to recommend the Board of Aldermen deny a proposal to construct attached homes and rezone 1.22 acres as commercial near Court Drive. The commission voted 8-0 Aug. 2 to recommend...

County Council members fail to fulfill office’s duties

July 25, 2017

One of an elected official’s primary responsibilities is to be fully informed about legislation being considered by the governmental body on which they serve. That’s pretty fundamental, right? Yet we can clearly recall one former Mehlville Board of Education member who would show up at meetings...

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