Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen

Sunset Hills city budget challenged as sales go online

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills saw a $4.5 million increase in taxable sales from 2017 to 2018, but the city is still facing challenges from a loss of brick-and-mortar stores and an increase in internet sales. City Administrator Eric Sterman said in his budget presentation to the aldermen Nov. 12 that Sunset

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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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Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously voted this month to set the city’s 2019 tax rate at 4.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for both commercial and residential property. Sunset Hills tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation for 2020 are 4.7 cents for residential and commercial

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Rugby plan in Sunset Hills draws comments for, against

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Comments for and against the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club’s proposal for fields in Sunset Hills dominated the majority of the Board of Aldermen meeting last week, despite the vote on the proposal being postponed until next month. Public comments on the Bombers’ amended development plan for the proposed

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Impact of rugby fields up for debate on golf course site

Pictured above: The proposed location of the rugby park. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  It seemed like a done deal for the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club to lease part of the former Sunset Hills Golf Course from Sunset Hills, but the athletic fields are

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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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‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

Pictured above: The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View. Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in

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Y Bark Alone wants to double number of dogs

Y Bark Alone sits on Watson Road near the Watson-Lindbergh intersection. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The owner of Y Bark Alone, a dog day-care facility in Sunset Hills, will find out next week if the facility will be allowed to board 120 dogs, more than double the current amount it boards. The Sunset

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