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Mayor breaks tie in favor of establishing pay matrix for Sunset Hills officers

Mayor breaks tie in favor of establishing pay matrix for Sunset Hills officers

By Erin Achenbach, News Editor June 30, 2021

Patrol officers and sergeants will get a pay raise beginning next month after a tie was broken in favor of establishing a pay matrix for the Sunset Hills Police Department. Mayor Pat Fribis broke a 4-4...

Do Sunset Hills emails violate Sunshine Law?

Do Sunset Hills emails violate Sunshine Law?

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter June 24, 2021

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a special meeting last month to discuss what and who aldermen can email, and whether that can violate the Sunshine Law or city protocols. The meeting was called...

The Sunset Hills Police Department drives in the SunCrest Fest parade in September 2018.

Sunset Hills could raise police officers’ pay

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

Sunset Hills is considering increasing salaries for the city’s Police Department and guaranteeing raises over time with a new pay matrix. Under the proposal, police pay would increase with a new pay...

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Sunset Hills’ new city administrator is welcomed to city

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

Nine months into the job, Sunset Hills’ second-ever city administrator is enjoying getting to know the city and community while overcoming the challenges brought on by COVID-19. City Administrator Brittany...

Sunset Hills will take over 911 dispatching for Crestwood in collaboration with police

Sunset Hills will take over 911 dispatching for Crestwood in collaboration with police

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

Sunset Hills will start providing police dispatching services for neighboring Crestwood this July, after aldermen in both sister cities approved a contract this month that holds neither liable if things...

Residents and emergency first-responders from across the St. Louis region came out to pay their respects to North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf during his funeral procession from the Cathedral Basilica to Resurrection Cemetery in Affton Monday, July 1. Langsdorf was fatally shot June 23 while responding to a call about a bad check at a Wellston Food Market.

Agreement for Sunset Hills to provide 911 dispatching for Crestwood hits roadblock

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Crestwood and Sunset Hills may be sister cities, but the cities’ aldermen had opposite reactions to a proposal for Sunset Hills to provide 911 dispatching for Crestwood. The Crestwood Board of Aldermen...

The Shoppes at Sunset Hills has an 81-percent vacancy rate after the anchor tenant, Toys

Sunset Hills approves 40-year sales tax for grocery store; appears to be Amazon

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

Sunset Hills is one step closer to getting a grocery store again, with tax incentives approved for an unnamed developer new to St. Louis that appears to be Amazon. A petition that would establish the...

Under a proposal from real-estate firm and property owner Sansone Group, the Shoppes at Sunset Hills Community Improvement District would establish a 1-cent sales tax to fund improvements at the former Toys 'R' Us and Ross Dress For Less, 3600 Lindbergh Blvd., including bringing in a new anchor tenant. According to the proposal, the tenant would be a 'grocery-user'; a grocery store has long been wanted in the city limits of Sunset Hills.

Grocery store is in works for old Toys ‘R’ Us site in Sunset Hills

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

A long-coveted grocery store may soon be coming to the vacant Toys “R” Us in Sunset Hills after the Board of Aldermen got its first glimpse of the proposal earlier this month, including a request for...

Voters check in to cast their ballots at the Sunset Hills Community Center during the April 2019 election.

Sunset Hills voters will weigh use tax, three competitive April races

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

In an effort to make up for declining sales-tax revenue as brick-and-mortar stores close, Sunset Hills residents will be voting April 6 whether to establish a “use tax” on out-of-state purchases that...

The existing Missouri American Water tower, 11834 Sappington Barracks Road backs up to residential property along Crestwick Drive. The proposed new tower would be just north of the existing one, at 11832 Sappington Barracks Road.

Mayor breaks tie over Missouri American Water tower

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter February 4, 2021

Missouri American Water will construct a new, larger water tower on Sappington Barracks Road in Sunset Hills after Mayor Pat Fribis broke a tie for a conditional-use permit over fears of a lawsuit, despite...

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