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New Sunset Hills city administrator is Wentzville Alderman Brittany Gillett

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2020

Sunset Hills has hired its second-ever city administrator, who is set to begin at the end of September.  Mayor Pat Fribis told The Call that she offered the position of city administrator Saturday to Brittany Gillett, who currently serves as an executive assistant in Bridgeton and is also an alderman ...

Sunset Hills’ first-ever city administrator, Eric Sterman, leaves for same job in Ballwin

Former Sunset Hills City Administrator Eric Sterman, left, and City Attorney Robert E. Jones during a meeting of the Board of Aldermen in 2017.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 25, 2020

Four years after making history as the first city administrator in Sunset Hills, City Administrator Eric Sterman has been hired for the same position in Ballwin. The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen was set to hire a new city administrator at a meeting Tuesday night — after The Call went to press. S...

Tax abatement for Helen’s and hotel is dropped; city doesn’t want to affect Lindbergh Schools

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2020

Petitions for both a parking garage and tax abatement for Helen’s Fitzgerald’s and a new hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard have been scrapped after a Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting Aug. 11. At the request of the developer, the final vote on a bill that would grant tax incentives to Helen Fitzger...

Sunset Hills eases sign restrictions during pandemic

Curbside pickup was open at Helen Fitzgerald's in Sunset Hills March 18.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Repoter

July 31, 2020

The City of Sunset Hills has temporarily stopped enforcing ordinances regarding temporary banners and signs in front of businesses to allow businesses to continue to advertise carryout, curbside and pick-up services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Businesses such as restaurants and others who provide curbside, ...

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

Krueger honored for service to Sunset Hills

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2020

The city of Sunset Hills honored outgoing Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger at the Board of Aldermen meeting June 23. Krueger had served as Ward 3 alderman since 2013 before he was defeated by resident Cathy Friedmann for the seat in the June municipal elections that were postponed from April due to the...

John Stephens looks back on Sunset Hills mayoral election

John Stephens and his wife, Gena, started the private Sunset Hills Neighbors Facebook group last year.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 10, 2020

Despite a loss in the June 2 mayoral race, Sunset Hills resident John Stephens plans to continue to advocate for city residents. Two-term incumbent Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis collected 1,117 votes or 55.82 percent to win over Stephens, who earned 884 voters or 44.18 percent in the election, which ...

Sunset Hills aldermen approve plan for residents to use Crestwood pool this summer

The Sunset Hills pool seen from above.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 15, 2020

Members of the Sunset Hills pool, which is closed this summer, can buy passes to the Crestwood pool at Crestwood resident rates under a plan the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved Friday. In a special meeting called by Mayor Pat Fribis, aldermen unanimously approved subsidizing the cost of Cres...

Crestwood pool will open Monday with reservations, masks and possible Sunset Hills collaboration

The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center's lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 11, 2020

The Crestwood Aquatic Center will be open beginning Monday, June 15, but the pool will operate under COVID-19 restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing that will make this year’s pool season far different than ones from the past. The city said it has taken time to “thorou...

Fribis wins re-election over Stephens, but says she’s glad a long, ‘vicious’ race is over

John Stephens, left, and Pat Fribis, right.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 8, 2020

Sunset Hills will remain under the guidance of Mayor Pat Fribis after the two-term incumbent won her re-election bid against political newcomer John Stephens last week, following a long-drawn-out race that was delayed due to COVID-19. Fribis collected 1,117 votes, or 55.82 percent, to defeat Stephe...

South County Election Results June 2 election: Fribis wins, Crestwood tax extended, school boards set

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

June 2, 2020

Update: This article released figures Tuesday night when the election board said that all precincts were reporting, but those were just the absentee numbers. Read on for the updated totals.  Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a long-delayed election that saw heavy turnout in Sunset Hills for a hi...

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