Robert E. Jones

Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will get its first look at the city’s new zoning code and zoning map overhaul next week, after the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to consolidate the city’s current zoning code and bring into compliance non-conforming properties around Sunset Hills. The Board of

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Board upholds business restrictions twice

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A second attempt to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles in Sunset Hills was defeated by the Board of Aldermen. Under city code, commercial vehicles are required to display signage that indicates they are commercial vehicles. A bill to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles was first defeated at the Feb.

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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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Sunset Hills seeks a new municipal judge

Sunset Hills is looking for a new judge after longtime municipal court Judge Laird Hetlage submitted his resignation to the city in December. Mayor Pat Fribis announced at the Dec. 11 Board of Aldermen meeting that Hetlage, who has been the city’s municipal court judge since 1995, submitted his resignation and that the city had

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Jones criticized for Sunset Hills dual roles

Sunset Hills City Administrator Eric Sterman, left, and City Attorney Robert E. Jones during a meeting of the Board of Aldermen in 2017. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Sunset Hills City Prosecutor and City Attorney Robert E. Jones came under criticism by a former alderman for his dual city roles at the Dec. 11 Sunset Hills

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Despotis files lawsuit against Sunset Hills over Court Drive

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The long-simmering dispute over how to develop Court Drive now is headed to a courtroom. Des Peres developer Dr. George Despotis sued the city last week over officials’ repeated denials of commercial rezoning for the various properties Despotis has under contract from former Sunset Hills residents whose properties were

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