City Hall and Most City Offices Will Be Closed on May 30 for Memorial Day
City Hall and most City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no sanitation collected on the holiday, and all route will be delayed by one day all week. The Community Center will be open the entire holiday weekend, with the following hours: Friday, May 27, 8:00 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
City Will Hold Special Election in August
With the election of Council Member Timothy Griffin to the position of Mayor, a seat will be open on City Council. The City will hold a special election to fill this Council seat on August 2. You must be a registered voter in the City of Kirkwood to run for office.
Candidacy forms may be picked up beginning at 8:00 a.m., on April 12, 2016, at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. The opening date for filing a declaration of candidacy for the office of Council Member is May 3, 2016. The closing date for filing candidacy forms is May 17, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. The proper place to file is with the Kirkwood City Clerk, at City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. Additional information is available in the candidate packet, or you can call the City Clerk, Betty Montano, at 314-822-5802, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Will Hold Community Day at the Park for Second Year
The City of Kirkwood will hold a second year of "Community Day at the Park" events on three dates in 2016. The first event will be held at Mitchell Park on Saturday, May 14, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Residents are encouraged to attend and to meet their City staff and elected officials in a fun, informal morning gathering. Since Mitchell Park is close to the City's border with Oakland, and since Kirkwood provides fire and police services to the City of Oakland, we invite Oakland residents to attend as well.
This will be the first of three Community Day events the City will host for residents in neighborhood parks. These events will feature touch-a-truck exhibits with police and fire vehicles as well as booths staffed by representatives from all City departments - fire, police, electric, water, parks, Kirkwood Public Library, and others.
This is a great opportunity for residents to get to know their local government, ask questions, pick up some information, find out about volunteer opportunities, and learn more about the City's comprehensive planning initiative - EnVision2035. Light refreshments will be served.
Mitchell Park is a "vest pocket" park with a playground and picnic area, located in the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue. The other dates are as follows, all from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon:
- Saturday, June 11: Walker Park, 135 E. Washington Avenue.
- Saturday, October 8: Kirkwood Park, 111 S. Geyer Road, corner of West Adams Avenue
CodeRED: Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
The City of Kirkwood has implemented a new high-speed emergency notification system called CodeRED. The new system will help us reach residents and business owners in the event of an emergency or a situation that needs your immediate attention.
This is a completely voluntary system. That means that to receive notifications, residents and business owners must "opt in" and register for the system. To register, or "opt in," for this service, please follow the link below (click on the CodeRED logo at the bottom of this article) and follow the instructions.