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July 22, 2015
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Some hope for more specifics on Mehlville tax-rate measure

District needs to look ahead, not to its past, Gaines says

During the public debut last week of new Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines, the Board of Education's initial discussion of a likely ballot measure this November ended with some board members hoping for more specifics on where money might go....more >>
July 22, 2015
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Mehlville board member compares district's fiscal practices to Greece

School district incapable of using funding wisely, Trakas says

Mehlville Board of Education members debated last week whether the district is in such dire financial straits that it needs more money to educate its students, but one board member said Mehlville's money management reminds her of Greece....more >>
July 22, 2015
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Rift between Lindbergh NEA, district could end up in court

Simpson disputes LNEA's accusation that district has not bargained in good faith

First of two parts: A dispute between Lindbergh Schools teachers and district officials could be headed to court....more >>
July 22, 2015
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Crestwood mall project is daunting task, Burk says

Developer: massive amount of site work will be necessary

Last of two parts: Redeveloping the former Crestwood Plaza will be a daunting task, according to Bob Burk, managing partner of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago, which owns the 48-acre site at Watson and Sappington roads....more >>
July 22, 2015
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Residents divided on whether to sell park to expand JB Cemetery

Park lovers say Sylvan Springs not long-term solution for cemetery space

County officials looking for clear consensus on whether to sell half of Sylvan Springs Park to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery didn't find it at a public hearing Tuesday night....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Mehlville board eyes sample ballot language for tax-rate hike

Palamand suggests forming watchdog group of citizens

With the cutoff to add a tax-rate measure for the November election approaching next month, the Mehlville Board of Education is set to start looking tonight at sample ballot language, how money might be used and a "Contract with Mehlville" to build accountability into spending....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Hearings to focus on whether county should sell parkland for JB Cemetery

Negotiations on sale of land underway for four years now

County Executive Steve Stenger rose to the county's top job last year in part on the strength of his successful 2011 fight to save county parks from closing....more >>
July 15, 2015

Lindbergh teachers accuse district of not bargaining in good faith

LNEA requests negotiations be reopened

Lindbergh Schools teachers Tuesday night accused district officials and Board of Education members of not bargaining in good faith, and said they are prepared to take legal action if negotiations are not reopened....more >>
July 15, 2015
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MFPD in strong financial condition, auditor reports

Fire district's tax rate lowest in county nine years running

The financial condition of the Mehlville Fire Protection District remains strong, despite a decrease in the district's net position....more >>
July 15, 2015
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Board reconsiders Sunset Hills assisted living center

Sunset Hills residents warn about potential for lawsuits

A $20 million assisted living center was not approved by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen as originally believed by officials, which will provide residents another opportunity to speak on the issue....more >>
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