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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.

News & Announcements

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.

 There are some streets we do not maintain, including all the streets maintained by MoDOT and St. Louis County, such as Manchester, Big Bend, the portions of Kirkwood Road/Lindbergh that are north of Swan and south of Big Bend, a portion of Ballas, and all of Adams.

Police Ask Residents to Register with Community Camera Program

The Kirkwood Police Department is asking residents to register their exterior security cameras with the Police Department. In the event of a crime in your area, you exterior camera may capture evidence that could be useful in an investigation. The police will only have your address and will NOT request remote access to your camera. If you register your camera and there is a crime in your neighborhood, an officer might contact you about viewing your video.  For more information, please contact Det. Sgt. Steve Urbeck at 314-822-5880, or access the online registration form here.

MoDOT Update on Geyer-Manchester Project

We received this from MoDOT: "The contractor ran into some unexpected utilities which has created some delays, but they are hoping to be complete with the underground work either this week or early next week.  They will then start rebuilding the islands and ADA ramps.  Installing the new signal poles and mast arms and switching the signals will be the last order of work and will likely be in late November.  We have been experiencing some significant delays in getting signal equipment on our recent projects, but Gerstner still anticipates being complete by December 1."  You can read about the entire project at this link on their website.

Complete Streets Pilot Project Implemented

The Complete Streets pilot project on West Woodbine has been implemented, and the City has received tremendous feedback. Click here for before and after photos.  As more residents continue to use the facilities, we would like to hear more about your experiences, both positive and negative. Please provide feedback to the City Clerk’s office by email:  aschelb@kirkwoodmo.org. The City will continue to gather the comments and consult them when planning further enhancements in the future.  If you would like to learn more about Complete Streets or provide feedback, please visit us at the October 20 “Community Day in the Park" (see story above). 

Read the Report on the Findings from the 2018 Citizen Survey

The City of Kirkwood contracted with ETC Institute to administer a survey to residents of the City over the summer of 2018. The purpose of the survey was to help us ensure that the City's priorities continue to match the needs and desires of residents. This is the third survey in four years.  Previous surveys were conducted in 2014 and 2016. Read the Report here

Update for Residents on Curbside Recycling Program

The City was notified on August 1 that its recycling processor, Resource Management, would no longer accept the City’s mixed, or single-stream, recyclables, effective November 1.  Since that initial letter, a lot has happened.  With no processor identified to accept and sort the City’s materials, a tentative decision was made to halt curbside recycling on October 22, and to move to individual drop-off containers for paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic at the Scheidegger Recycling Depository on South Taylor.

Since that initial decision, however, the City has worked diligently with processors in order to continue its single-stream curbside service.  City officials have decided to continue curbside recycling collection in the near term.  Therefore, the City will NOT halt curbside collection of recyclables on October 22, as previously reported.

However, residents do need to be more vigilant about cross-contamination of your mixed recyclables.  Here are a few tips:

  • Make sure everything that goes into your recycling cart is:  Empty, Clean, and Dry.
  • Avoid “wish-cycling.” Just because you wish it were recyclable, doesn’t mean it is.
  • Reduce, by using reusable containers.
  • YES:  You can recycle plastic bottles and containers, metal food and beverage cans, glass bottles and jars, paper, and food and beverage cartons – if they are Empty, Clean, and Dry.
  • YES: You can recycle cardboard curbside – if it is flattened.
  •  NO:  You must not throw the following into your recycling cart: Plastic bags, Styrofoam, food-encrusted anything, and paper plates and paper napkins (too thin for recycling).
  • If in doubt, throw it in the trash.

Need to know more?  Follow this link to the St. Louis County website, where a full list of items eligible for curbside, single-stream recycling, is available.   

Deer Population Report Available 

Kirkwood City Council commissioned a deer population report for the City and hired a firm to conduct it. The City has received the final "Distance Sampling Report" or Deer Population Estimate (click here for report). More information on this issue will be forthcoming.  

Police Department Will Host Public Information Session on Accreditation - Requests Public to Attend and Comment

Kirkwood Police Department will participate in an on-site assessment in order to achieve its initial accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). This will include a public information session on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m., at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, in Council Chambers. During this session, members of the community can make comments.  Please read the full public notice here.

City Closing Schedule for Thanksgiving

City offices and the Community Center will be closed on November 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving. The Ice Rink will be closed on the holiday but will have public skating sessions on Friday, the 23rd, and all weekend. Check this page of the website kirkwoodmo.org/IceRink for session times.  There will be no sanitation collected on Thanksgiving. Thursday routes will be collected on Friday.

Please Take the Affordable Housing Survey

Saint Louis County’s County Executive Steve Stenger recently formed an affordable housing task force, consisting of various community stakeholders, to develop recommendations on the establishment of an affordable housing trust fund in St. Louis County. A trust fund would ensure a stable funding source to assist those most in need of affordable housing in our area.  To gather input on community needs and priorities related to affordable housing, the task force has created two surveys, one for residents and one for organizations. St. Louis County is asking that residents take the resident survey and provide vital input.

Click HERE to take St. Louis County’s Affordable Housing Survey.  The survey will be live through December 12, which is the deadline. Thank you.

Kirkwood Electric Recharges Rebate Program

Kirkwood Electric is recharging its rebate program to reflect changes in the energy market.  In the past, KE’s rebate program was designed to curb energy consumption and avoid the need for the construction of large expensive power plants.  Now we have a new power portfolio that consists of market power and renewable energy that has no problem accessing additional low-cost energy to meet its customers’ demands during the heating and cooling seasons.   As a result,   Kirkwood Electric will discontinue its traditional HVAC Rebate program effective August 31, 2018, and begin to offer rebates for some newer energy technologies. 

Beginning September 1, 2018, Kirkwood Electric will provide a $300 rebate for customers upgrading their service to add EV charging or energy storage. Although this means that we will no longer provide a rebate towards the purchase of appliances, lighting, water heaters or air conditioning systems, we will be assisting customers with dollars on projects they’re undertaking that will move our service territory into the future.  Kirkwood Electric prides itself in being a utility that’s constantly adapting to meet its customers’ ever-changing needs.  We’re hoping you’ll agree that this recharging of our rebate program does just that, and helps us keep pace with the current developments in the energy business.

If you have any questions regarding this program change, or any other programs at the utility please contact Mark Petty, Kirkwood Electric Director, via email at pettyma@kirkwoodmo.org, or by phone at 314.822.5847.

Saint Louis County Performs Mosquito Control

The City of Kirkwood does not spray for mosquitoes.  However, St. Louis County does perform this service. To see the current schedule of spraying, visit this page of their website (click here).  You can also call this number daily to find out where they will be spraying that evening:  314-615-4284 (615-4BUG).

Mosquitoes can develop in any standing water that is present for more than five days. To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, eliminate all standing water and debris. For more tips on how to control mosquitoes, visit this page of the County's website (click here).

Downtown Master Plan Available 

Kirkwood City Council heard the finalized report from DPZ Partners on the Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study at its Work Session on Thursday, March 1. Click here to view the final Plan.