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Revised McManus request addresses Trakas’ issues

July 18, 2017

A revised rezoning proposal by McManus Construction Co. to move from Affton to the former Tee Time Family Fun Center on Lemay Ferry Road was considered last week by the county Planning Commission, which recommended the County Council approve the request. Rob McManus’ request to move his business from...

City’s residents have right to know who initiated suit

July 6, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen recently voted in closed session to authorize City Attorney Robert E. Jones to file a lawsuit against the owners of a property on Rayburn Avenue “to obtain judgment for payment of the city’s...

Public hearing set on Crestwood company’s request to modify existing landscaping plan

Public hearing set on Crestwood company’s request to modify existing landscaping plan

June 27, 2017

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen planned to conduct a public hearing earlier this week on a company’s request to modify an existing landscaping plan. The Board of Aldermen was set to meet Tuesday night — after the Call went to press. Wholesale Siding Depot, 9860 Big Bend Road, is seeking to modify...

City officials suffer from severe buyer’s remorse

May 31, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Crestwood officials must be suffering from a severe case of buyer’s remorse, given the lawsuit they filed last week challenging the constitutionality of two state laws requiring the city to make annual payments to th...

You certainly can’t believe everything on social media

May 16, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com You certainly can’t believe everything you read on social media. Never was that more evident than during the months leading up to the April 4 election, as we saw numerous people make many, many claims without a shre...

MFPD board approves 2017 nonbinding tax rates; officials looking to improve department’s pediatric care

April 25, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors recently voted unanimously to approve 2017 projected nonbinding tax rates for the district. The board establishes the district’s tax rate each September, but Senate Bill 711,...

Call the Tune: Call starts new tradition of post-election awards

Mike Anthony

April 13, 2017

'Call the Tune' by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Now that the April 4 election is over, the Call has decided to launch a new tradition and present some post-election awards. Jane Kolb fell short in her bid to unseat Aaron Hilmer in the election for the Mehlville Fire...

ELECTION 2017: Four seek three seats on Mehlville board

See the candidates at the Call's dual candidate forum for Mehlville fire board and school board Wednesday, March 22.

By Mike Anthony, Executive Editor

March 15, 2017

Four candidates, including two incumbents, are seeking three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education in the April 4 election. Peggy Hassler, Michelle Pommer, board Vice President Jean Pretto and board President Samantha Stormer are vying for the three seats. Board member Venki Palamand did not file...

Crestwood unveils mall owner’s plans

This rendering depicts a community plaza that would anchor the center of the entertainment and destination service retail area proposed by UrbanStreet Group for the former Crestwood Plaza site.

By Mike Anthony

April 22, 2015

The owner of the former Crestwood Plaza is requesting nearly $28 million in tax incentives for a roughly $99.5 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former mall site. As proposed, the redevelopment of the former mall property would include four components — a retail area, a multiplex theater and...

Sunset Hills 2013 budget includes employee pay hike

January 2, 2013

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A 2013 budget that includes employee salary increases of 1.5 percent recently was adopted by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen. The budget also includes a 1-percent incentive pay pool for employees, according to Ward 4 Alderman Art Ha...

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