July 13 Storm Update: Tree Limb/Debris Pick-Up
The City will pick up tree limbs and storm debris beginning Monday, July 18. Here are the details:
~ You do not need to call. We will visit every street in the City. There is no charge for this service.
~ If you have branches or tree debris to be collected, please pull it to the curb, in the right-of-way area, but not in the street. It's okay if the debris hangs over onto the sidewalk. We cannot pick up from private property - the debris must be at the curb.
~ It may take two to three weeks to pick up all the debris, so we are asking everyone to be patient.
~ This will be a free pickup, but this is only for storm debris. Regular yard waste should still go into yard waste bags with stickers.
When it Comes to Streets, Long-Term Planning is the City's Goal
The City of Kirkwood has for several years faced the challenge of determining how we will provide for the long-term rehabilitation and maintenance of our streets. In 2015, the City commissioned a Street Study and selected the Lochmueller Group and Payken Consulting to conduct it. A final report was prepared and submitted to the City in July 2015. Access the full report on this page of the Website, along with a list of street projects for 2016.
2016 Water Quality Report
The 2016 Kirkwood Water Quality Report is now available. Please click here to download it. If you prefer a paper copy of the report, please call 314-984-5936 to request one.
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. As of the closing date for filing, there are two candidates who completed the process for filing and will be on the August ballot: Gerry Biedenstein and Mark Zimmer.
Be a Volunteer With the City!
The City of Kirkwood is seeking citizens willing to serve on a board or commission. We have many volunteers in this capacity that dedicate their time and energy to the City. We invite you to apply by submitting a Volunteer Profile Form. The Volunteer Profile Forms are considered and reviewed by City Council anytime there is an opening on one of the City’s boards or commissions. They remain on file in the City Clerk’s office for two years. Most vacancies occur in the spring. If you are interested in serving your community in this way, please visit the City Website and complete the fillable Volunteer Profile Form, at: www.kirkwoodmo.org/VolunteerProfile.
Sign Up for CodeRED!
The City 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 in a situation that needs your immediate attention. This is a completely voluntary system, so you must opt in. To register or opt in, click on the link below and follow the instructions. But that's not all... now you can also sign up for Emergency Notifications through the City's new CodeRED system. Read below...
Hotdog Dayz Event for July 22 Canceled - Moved to July 26
Based on the severe weather predicted for today (July 22), the Hotdog Dayz event scheduled for Mitchell Park today has been canceled. We will move the event to next Friday July 29, also at Mitchell Park. For more information about these events, visit this page of the City's Website.
Making Music Summer Concert Series Continues in Kirkwood Park on Saturday Nights
Now in its 14th year, the Making Music concert series is held in Kirkwood Park on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in June, July, and August. The concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Some food trucks will be on hand. Coming up:
~ Saturday, July 23: Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience
~ Saturday, August 6: Lucky Old Sons
~ Saturday, August 20: Kim Massie
For full details and a description of each act, please visit the Arts Commission page on this Website (click here).
50 Trees Nominations Open Now: Call for Sites
Apply now for a "50 Trees" tree and pay it forward! Kirkwood Citizens to Keep Kirkwood Green needs your help to keep our City streets shaded. The 50 Trees organization is requesting nominations for street-tree planting sites for Fall 2016. The trees will be planted on October 29.
Nominated sites must be located within Kirkwood right-of-way areas, or within 10 to 15 feet of the street curb approximately. Sites must be clear of overhead power lines and underground utilities. Residents willing to help care for a newly planted tree can email the site location and their contact information to Kathy Paulsen at KeepKirkwoodGreen@gmail.com, or call her at 314-822-8947. For more information about the organization and its history, visit their Website at: http://keepkirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com.
Open Letter to Kirkwood Residents on Vianney
Please click here to open the letter to Kirkwood residents from Chief Administrative Officer Russ Hawes, regarding the situation at Vianney High School.
Gilbert Street Reconstruction: Project Presentation
Please visit the Active Projects in the City page (click here) of this Website to access the presentation on this project. The presentation was originally presented to residents at the June 1, 2016, public meeting.
Need to Contact Us? Here Is Yet Another Way - Text Us!
The City continues to explore ways for residents to communicate easily with the City. You can now send text messages to the City Clerk directly from your mobile phone, and she will receive it on her landline and her computer and reply to you. Send your texts with questions, concerns, and compliments to: 314-822-5802.
Don't Forget the Mobile App!
KirkwoodKonnect is the City's new FREE customer service Mobile Application. You can use it to report potholes or lights out to the City, request assistance, or get in touch with a department. How? First, search for “Kirkwood Konnect” in your Google or Apple App Store from your phone. It’s FREE. Then download it and install. After installation, click on the icon, and the application will open up. Click on “Create a Request,” and then select “Create [with] with photo/video/audio” or without, and the map page pops up. You can slide the map around with your finger, and zoom in or out to find your location, or you can type in the location at the top of the page and the app will find it for you. Then hit “next” and select a report type, enter a description, and hit submit. You can use the app to track the progress of your report later on. If you need a response, be sure to provide a name and contact information.