Winter Fireworks Light the Skies in Downtown Kirkwood this Saturday, December 27
The third-annual Winter Fireworks, hosted by the Downtown Business District and the City of Kirkwood, will be held in the downtown area this Saturday, December 27. The festivities kick off with music and dance performances at 5:00 p.m., in Station Plaza. The fireworks will light the night sky at 6:30 p.m. over City Hall. Bad-weather date is Sunday, December 28 (check back here in the event of rain, snow, or high winds).
Thank you to this year's sponsors:
- Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District
- Des Peres Hospital
- First Church of Christ Scientist
- Adams Place Retirement Community
- Riggs Construction & Design
- BRiC Partnership, LLC
- Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Company
- Gaffner Realty
- Hardy R. Washington, Jr., State Farm Insurance Agent
- Billy G's
- Simmons First National Bank
- Spencer's Grill
- Barb & Jim Byerly
- Barbara & Art McDonnell
Community Center Options Explored: Public is Invited to Give Comments
As a portion of the existing Kirkwood Community Center approaches its 50th birthday, a feasibility study is being conducted to examine the future of the building. A statistically valid survey completed earlier this year has given direction to the feasibility study, which is being conducted by Jacobs Engineering. As part of the feasibility study process, the public is being invited to review and comment on some very preliminary design ideas and conceptual plans. This opportunity will take place during two public comments sessions. The first will be held Wednesday, January 21, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and the second will be held Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.
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.
City of Kirkwood Conducts Community Survey
The City of Kirkwood has contracted with ETC Institute to perform a community survey. The survey will be random and statistically valid. It was mailed to a random sample of residents at the end of November. Those residents who received the survey can fill it out and return it in the pre-addressed, stamped envelope that was included with the survey. Participants can also complete the survey on the ETC Website, and a link was provided with the survey. Some residents may receive a telephone call reminding them to complete the survey.
Individual responses will be completely confidential, and the City will not be informed which residents received or completed surveys. Survey questions primarily deal with the level of satisfaction residents have with City services such as police, fire, parks, streets, water, sanitation, electric service, and utility billing. ETC Institute will compile and present aggregate results to the Mayor and City Council in January 2015. For any questions about the survey, please contact the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Georgia Ragland at 314-822-5801 or RaglanGL@kirkwoodmo.org