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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

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 routes will be delayed by one day all week.  The Community Center will be open the entire holiday weekend, during 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.

Memorial Day Service: A service, sponsored by the Kirkwood American Legion Post, will be held on Monday, May 30, in the Memorial Walkway on the north side of City Hall, starting at 10:0 a.m.  

Public Meeting Will Be Held on Gilbert Street Reconstruction

The City of Kirkwood is excited to announce that the design of the Gilbert Street Reconstruction project is underway.  The project will include widening of the pavement and a new water main.  A new sidewalk will be added between Madison Avenue and Scott Avenue.  The Public Services Department invites you to attend a public meeting to discuss the project on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road.  A short presentation reviewing the features of the project will be made promptly at 5:30 p.m.  City staff will be available for questions and discussion until 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Department at 314-822-5820.

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.

City Will Hold Special Election

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.

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 next event will be held at Walker Park on Saturday, June 11. Walker Park is located at 135 E. Washington Avenue.

 

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.  The final event will be held on October 8 in Kirkwood Park. 

 


 

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.

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.

But that's not all... now you can also sign up for Emergency Notifications through the City's new CodeRED system. Read below...

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 oropt in, clock on the link below and follow the instructions.