Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Council approves permit for a fireworks display June 7 at Faith Church.
There were fireworks on the Sunset Hills City Council agenda Tuesday, but nobody got burned. The council approved by a 6-0 vote a fireworks permit for Faith Church, 13001 Gravois Road, to have a small fireworks display at about 9 p.m. June 7 in conjunction with a conference June 7-8 called "I Am Woman." John C Weiter, of Gateway Fireworks Displays asked the city for a permit to hold the display for the church, presented documents that the display and the transport of the fireworks would meet all county and state fireworks regulations. There were few questions before the council unanimously okayed Weiter's request.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
See what the Crestwood and Sunset Hills boards will be discussing at their May 14 meetings.
Tuesday night the Crestwood Board of Aldermen will have their first discussion on mall redevelopment with its four newly elected members. Board members will review an agreement with PGAV Planners for planning services. The previous board appointed Centrum Partners as the site's developer last year, but declined to move forward with PGAV for planning services. If the agreement is approved, the city will be able to move forward in deciding whether to grant Centrum Partners tax assistance to fund the project. The total redevelopment cost is estimated at $121 million, with a proposed $34 million tax increment financing (TIF), a transportation development district (TDD), and community improvement district (CID) Browse Patch's coverage of the …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Surveys conducted this winter showed 75 deer per square mile south of Interstate 270.
Deer surveys conducted by the Sunset Hills Deer Control Committee found that there are 75 deer per square mile south of Interstate 270, Suburban Journals reports. The committee did consider sharpshooting and sterilization to combat the growing numbers, according to the report, but they'll begin with an education campaign for residents. Find out what information the committee hopes to pass on to residents on Suburban Journals. Do you experience issues with deer eating your vegetation?
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A St. Louis-area courier service is looking to turn the former Mehlville Fire Protection District space into an office--but nearby residents are concerned about the effect a commercial property will have on their neighborhood.
The owner of a St. Louis-area courier service has plans to buy the former Mehlville firehouse at Lindbergh Boulevard and Sappington Barracks Road, but residential neighbors are still not happy with the proposed use for the space. Ontime Express president Nick Kirkou said he’d like to purchase the old firehouse at 1625 Sappington Barracks Rd. from Gateway House of Prayer to relocate his business office from Crestwood. The church attempted to turn the building into a rectory last year, which was met with pushback from neighbors, who voiced concerns over who would be staying on the property and its effect on traffic. Tuesday night Kirkou was before the Board of Aldermen to re-zone the site as a commercial property. Kirkou believes the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Fenton's River Road lives up to its name as flood water closed it Monday. Ballfields and driving range were underwater on Sunset Hills' West Watson Road.
"We got pretty lucky, it's just a typical spring flood," said Fenton City Administrator Mark Sartors as the rising waters of the Meramec River forced closure of the River Road (Larkin Williams Road) Monday. In Sunset Hills, flood waters caused the closure of Minnie Ha Ha Park, as well as West Watson Road where the ball fields and the Sunset Hills Driving Range were underwater. A couple of St. Louis County parks in Fenton also were closed Monday due to Meramec flooding, including George Winter Park and Unger Park, as well as Valley Park's Lower Buder Park. The rising water, caused by rainfall upstream in the Meramec basin was the culprit in the flooding, according to the National Weather Service, and although the road closures were a minor …
Monday, April 15, 2013
See how Sunset Hills and Crestwood businesses and residents are sharing their best wishes with the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and learn how to share your own reactions with your neighbors on Patch.
Share your prayers, thoughts, concerns for those who were at the Boston Marathon today when two explosions rocked the finish line, killing two and injuring scores. Below, we've listed the reactions of area businesses and community organizations in Sunset Hills and Crestwood. We'll be adding to this list throughout the day, so stay tuned. Here's what Sunset Hills and Crestwood had to say: Crestview Senior Living: Our hearts go out to those affected by today’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. We are keeping them and their family members in our thoughts and prayers. Pole Position Raceway - St. Louis: Our thoughts are with the City of Boston and the Boston Marathon competitors and spectators. We are truly grateful for the brave first responders…
Friday, April 5, 2013
A police tactical team entered the home in the 10,000 block of Kennerly Rd. shortly after 2 a.m. Friday and took the man into custody, according to an article on stltoday.com
A standoff at a home in the 10,000 block of Kennerly Rd. that began Thursday afternoon ended shortly after 2 a.m. with an arrest. Our partners at Fox 2 reported that Sunset Hills police requested a St. Louis County Swat team at the home shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday. Sunset Hills police went to the home to serve the man a court order of protection, according to an article on stltoday.com. The man refused to accept it and barricaded himself in the house. Shortly after 2 a.m. on Friday, tactical officers entered the home and arrested the man, stltoday.com reports. His name has not being released. A spokesman with the St. Louis County Police Department told Patch the case was being handled by Sunset Hills police. Update 12 p.m., April 5…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
St. Louis County and Sunset Hills police prepared for a standoff outside a home in Sunset Hills Thursday. As of 10:30 p.m. no new information had been released.
Fox 2 reported on Thursday that St. Louis County police were preparing for a possible standoff in the Sunset Hills area. According to the station, Sunset Hills police requested a St. Louis County Swat team shortly before 4 p.m. Roads at Kennerly, Old Gravois and Sappington were closed. As of the station's 10 p.m. newscast, no new information was reported other than to say that the man inside was distraught over a domestic dispute. A neighbor Fox 2 interviewed said the area is usually quiet. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bookmark this page for quick access to find out who won the city aldermen and school board races.
Crestwood and Sunset Hills voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect aldermen. One board member for the Mehlville Fire District, which covers parts of Sunset Hills, will also be elected. Voters in the Lindbergh School District will be deciding on candidates to fill two seats on the district's Board of Education. This is the place where we'll be updating vote totals as they come in on contested races after polls close at 7 p.m. Crestwood Ward 1 candidate Richard Breeding, Sunset Hills Ward 2 candidate Scott Haggerty and Sunset Hills Ward 3 candidate Jan Hoffmann are running uncontested. Need a last-minute refresher on the candidates or ballot issue? Check out our April 2 Election Guide.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The April 2 election is Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the candidates you'll see on the ballot.