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Welcome to Kirkwood!

Turn-of-the-century homes and a thriving business community await you in the City of Kirkwood, Missouri. Established in 1853, Kirkwood has long been known for its down-home charm, community pride, nationally recognized schools, vibrant business community, and its involved residents.

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Please Consider Taking the Disabilities Survey

The Kirkwood Human Rights Commission has developed a "Disabilities Survey" to determine what actions the City can take to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.  Please consider taking the survey for yourself, a friend, a family member, or anyone visiting the City.  Click here to access the electronic version.  Please complete the survey no later than Friday, May 29.  Thank you.

Public Meetings on MSD Rate Proposal Scheduled for March

On Wednesday, March 4, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) presented the Rate Proposal for fiscal years 2017 through 2020 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020) to its Rate Commission for both wastewater rates and stormwater revenues. These proposed changes would apply to all MSD customers. MSD will host a series of community briefings with the goal of communicating the components of and reasoning behind the proposal. MSD’s Executive Director Brian Hoelscher will present the proposal, followed by a question and answer session. While these briefings are designed to provide information to the public, MSD Rate Commission will hold its own public hearings in May, specifically to hear public comment about the proposal.  Two MSD Community Meetings remain:

  • Wednesday, April 1, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., St. Louis County Library, Tesson Ferry Branch, 9920 Lin-Ferry Drive, 63123
  • Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, 1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin. 63021

MSD provided the following documents:
~MSD Community Meetings Flyer
~ Final Rate Proposal Fact Sheet
~ Final Rate Commission Fact Sheet

Community Survey Results (Fall 2014) and  Community Center Survey Results (Fall 2013)

The recent Community Survey Results and Report, from Fall 2014, can be accessed and downloaded here.

The Results and Report on the Community Center Survey from Fall 2013 can be accessed and downloaded here.  Both survey reports are long and make take 30 seconds or longer to download and open.

Order of Plowing Reminder

When snow falls, City plowing crews focus first on the main roads, such as Kirkwood Road, Geyer Road, Essex, Woodlawn, Woodbine, Couch, etc.   Cleaning these streets first allows emergency vehicles to get through when needed. During this first stage, street crews also work on hills and bridges. Crews do not begin to work on secondary streets until the snow stops. Secondary streets include Taylor, Fillmore, Dickson, Quan, Rose Hill, Clay, Lindeman, Harrison, Peeke, and Ann. When all those are done, crews move to subdivision streets and clear those.

PRE-TREATING:  When possible, crews pre-treat all City streets when a storm has been predicted. However, in some storms, when the temperatures are very low, pretreating may not work very well.

 

 


 

Clay Avenue Railroad Overpass Will Close for Two Weeks

March 13: We are awaiting final documentation from the railroad before proceeding with minor repairs and repainting of the Clay Avenue Railroad Overpass.  The bridge will be completely closed (day and night) for approximately two weeks during this time.  Traffic will most likely be detoured to the Harrison Avenue Overpass.  We expect to begin the work within the next two weeks.

City Council Approves and Adopts Budget for Fiscal Year that Starts April 1, 2015

The Kirkwood City Council voted to adopt the proposed budget for the City's next fiscal year (2015-2016) that starts April 1, 2015.  The budget process in Kirkwood starts in early Fall of the previous year when the Citizens' Finance Committee begins meeting to analyze current budgets, future needs, and anticipated revenue and make recommendations to Council.  At the same time, the Chief Administrative Officer and department heads review budgets and plans and submit expected expenditures to Council.  This evaluation process continues for four to five months before a final budget is reviewed and adopted in March of each year.

Click here to access the full budget document.  Please note that this is a large file and may take up to 30 seconds to open. 

City Council Approves Tax Initiative for April Ballot

The Kirkwood City Council approved a Fire/EMS Sales Tax initiative for the April 2015 election at its January 8 meeting.  For more information on the sales tax initiative, please click here to access the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on this issue

Community Center Planning Moves Forward

The Feasibility Study investigating the future of the Kirkwood Community Center continues to move forward.  Residents recently had the opportunity to view information related to the current phase of the study, which focuses on understanding how the existing site and building could be utilized for future development of the Community Center.  Those who attended the two public review sessions held in late January had the opportunity to view and comment on two different approaches to using the site, along with a timeline for the feasibility study, an analysis of how program space is allocated in the current facility, and an analysis of how allocations of program space could be made in the future based on the 2013 Community Interest Survey.

Site Plan “A” examines opportunities to repurpose and add to the existing building, while Site Plan “C” is based on tearing down much of the almost 50-year-old building and replacing with new.  Both approaches are expected to cost about the same amount of money.  This information will be discussed with Kirkwood City Council on February 19.   The next step in the process would call for a further investigation of one of the two site plans, resulting in more detailed floor plans, elevations, and construction costs.  Both site plans and the timeline/list of other potential amenities are posted here:

~ Site Plan A

~ Site Plan C

~ Timeline / Other Amenities


Update:
 Discussions about the Community Center site plan options have evolved to include the idea of moving the Reim Theatre to a location on land the City owns on Monroe, between South Taylor and Fillmore.  This proposed site would support a theater of about the same size as proposed in Kirkwood Park (20,000 square feet) and would seat approximately 500 patrons. The site would also accommodate 100 parking spots, with extra parking being available on the street and at the Station Plaza parking garage one block north.  The graphic here (click) indicates the location of the proposed site.  Discussions are ongoing, and updates will be posted here on the City Website.