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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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City Offices Closed May 28 for Memorial Day
 

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day. There will be no sanitation collected on the holiday. All routes will be delayed by a day all week. The pool opens for the season on Saturday, May 26, at 10:00 a.m., and the Community Center will be open the entire holiday weekend.  Visit the this page for additional pool information. 

 

A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Memorial Plaza, on the northwest corner of City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, on the 28th at 10:00 a.m. A portion of Kirkwood Road, in front of City Hall, will be closed to traffic during the ceremony. 

 

Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival Returns to Downtown, Saturday, June 9 

Kirkwood will host its 2nd annual Route 66 Cars and Guitars Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., in downtown Kirkwood. The festival's "Cars and Guitars" theme speaks to the transportation and music history of the region. Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event. The City, the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District, and the Kirkwood-DesPeres Area Chamber are coordinating the event.  For full event details, visit this page of our website

 

Kirkwood Municipal Court Will Close May 21 thru 25

 

Kirkwood's Municipal Court offices will be closed Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25, so that staff may attend the 2018 MACA conference. No court payments will be accepted at City Hall during this period. However, you can make payment online at www.ipaycourt.com.

 

Kirkwood Honors Employees for Years of Service

 

Each year, the City hosts an Employee Recognition Luncheon for employees. Current and recently retired employees are honored for their years of service. We also produce a slide show about the year just past, which can be viewed currently on the City's Facebook page. This year's honorees were:

Retirees:
Debbra Stratman, Fire Department
Priscilla Utley, Human Resources
Jack Plummer, Police Chief
Sharon Smith, Police Department

35 Years: Tom Brinker, Electric

30 Years:
Dave DeGonia, Police
Rick McKinley, Electric
Brian Murphy, Police
Kevin Reiter, Police

25 Years:
Duane Orr, Fire
Doug Raymond, Police
Dale Straatmann, Fire
Steve Urbeck, Police

20 Years: 
Tom Che, Facilities
Karl Das, Recreation
Kathy Hawkins, Police
David Heintz, Water
Patrick Murray, Fire
TaMara Pelkey, Bldg Commissioner's Office

15 Years:
Tracey Diaz, Parks
Sean Hadican, Recreation
Tracey Hutchins, Finance
Justin Janes, Fire
Tom O'Brien, Police
Mike Schaedler, Electric
Doug Thrasher, Street

10 Years:
Andy Alderman, Police
Chris Beckman, Police
Christian Dunman, Safety
Lamond Ferguson, Sanitation
Ronald Hall, Parks
Peter Hickel, Water
David Johnson, Recreation
Scott Kattelman, Police
Michael Krafft, Recreation
Dan Lindquist, Parks
Trace Walls, Facilities

5 Years:
Bill Bensing, Public Services
Anthony Cook, Water
Mark Cooper, Police
Adam Evers, Police
Mike Hance, Police
Amy Lowry, Engineering
Jack Schenck, Bldg. Commissioner's Office
Mike Villalobos, Police
Chaun Williams, Fire

 

Kirkwood Fire/EMS Gets New Tool for Helping Pediatric Patients

The Kirkwood Fire Department has acquired a new tool to help its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff better administer medication to pediatric patients. Paramedics will be able to use a mobile app that utilizes the Handtevy Method software to help them save the lives of children on emergency calls. 

When firefighter-paramedics are called to an emergency involving a critically ill or injured child, every second counts. Treating children is difficult, stressful, and time-sensitive. The Handtevy Method helps to prevent over-dosing and under-dosing by focusing on the age of the patient. It allows EMS crews to look up the right dosage and administer it quickly. The mobile app is faster and more accurate than the old method, which relied on measuring younger patients from head to toe using a tape measure and then doing a manual calculation.

The Handtevy Pediatric Resuscitation System software, combined with educational and organizational tools, will help improve outcomes for pediatric patients. The system software will be installed on tablets and smartphones used by Kirkwood EMS crews. These devices will be used on the way to emergency calls to look up vital information about the patient based on age. The crews can then start preparing necessary equipment and medication before they arrive at the scene. This information can be used at the scene and then relayed ahead, while the EMS crew is en route to the hospital, to facilitate treatment.

The Handtevy system is currently in use by EMS systems around the country and by cruise lines, helicopter companies, and hospitals. “The Handtevy System provides a customized, predetermined approach to the critically ill child,” said Kirkwood’s Deputy Fire Chief David Smith.  “It takes into account location, provider ability, and resources. When seconds count, it provides the best opportunity for a medical team to positively affect the outcome, no matter where the child is at the time.”

For more information, or for a demonstration of the software, please contact Deputy Fire Chief David Smith at 314-984-6970. A two-minute video on the system can be found here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMRrZGoZf0

Kirkwood Electric Receives "Tree Line USA" Recognition  

Every day in their communities all across America, people depend on safe, reliable electric service to power their homes, businesses, and public buildings. In the Tree City of Kirkwood, this gets done while also protecting and enhancing the urban forest. The TreeLine USA program exists to recognize best practices in public and private utility arboriculture, demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens.

In April, Kirkwood Electric received the TreeLine USA recognition for the following: 1) Quality tree care. 2) Annual worker training. 3) Tree planting and public education. 4) Tree-based energy conservation program. 5) Arbor Day Celebration. The award is given by the Arbor Day Foundation in collaboration with the National Association of State Foresters. 

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.

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.