Sunset Hills Can Go Green, Save Money on Sales Tax Holiday
Sales tax will be exempt on Energy Star certified appliances April 19-25. The Green Objectives (GO) for Sunset Hills Committee will be hosting free Earth Day activities and a yard waste clean-up day.
The month of April is packed with opportunities for Sunset Hills residents to make their lives 'greener'--including a sales tax break for those who purchase environmentally-conscious appliances.
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen approved the city's participation in the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday during their Feb. 26 meeting. Similar to the back to school sales tax holiday, purchases of specific green items will be exempt from sales tax. In this case, rsidents who purchase Energy Star-certified new appliances can save up to $1,500 per appliance from April 19-25.
Qualifying items include: washers, water heaters, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers and heat pumps.
The Green Objectives (GO) for Sunset Hills Committee is also hosting two free green efforts in April. They'll be continuing their Earth Day event on April 14 with several local green vendors, children’s activities, plant exchange, and recycling opportunities. Resident can also participate in Missouri’s first Global Run 4 Water, Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club's 5k sponsor run to bring clean water to all parts of the world.
The GO Committee also recently announced they were teaming up with city's Parks and Recreation Department to organize a Spring Clean Up Day on April 20. The city's Community Center will provide trash bags to help residents clean up yard waste, flower beds and debris. American Eagle will pick up bags from designated drop points for free.
"Depending upon the response and needs of our community, we have volunteers, students and scouts in need of service hours and willing to participate," added GO Committee founder Alderman Dee Baebler in a news release.
"This day may also be used as a day to get out and help neighbors who are sick, elderly or otherwise in need of our help. Sunset Hills is a great community because we are good neighbors!"
The effort requires residents to appoint a captain for their neighborhood. Contact Baebler at 314-800-3613 or email@example.com to get more information and instruction.