Proposition One Will Be on April 4 Ballot
The City of Kirkwood has placed Proposition One on the April 4, 2017, municipal election ballot. Prop One will ask the citizens of Kirkwood to renew the City’s half-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax. The original tax was passed in 1994 and became effective in 1995. It was renewed for 2005 with a 15-year sunset provision. The current tax will expire in 2020 unless voters approve Proposition One. If approved by voters, the renewed sales tax will have no sunset provision.
Prop One asks voters to continue the half-cent tax, which is used for improvements to infrastructure, such as street and sidewalk construction, and for capital purchases such as cars, fire trucks, snow plows, and equipment. For more information, please download this Frequently Asked Questions.
City Will Host Blood Drive at Community Center April 24
Every two seconds, someone in this country needs blood. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the United States. Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily. The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately three pints. Your blood donation can potentially help more than one person. Please consider donating blood on Monday, April 24, between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. This drive is hosted by the City of Kirkwood and by the Kirkwood Dispatchers.
You must be in good general health and feeling well (not sick), be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and not have donated blood in the last 56 days. To register: Send an email to JanaskLM@kirkwoodmo.org with your first and last name, a valid email address, phone number, blood type if known, a preferred time to donate (15-minute increments starting at noon), and a Red Cross Donor ID number if you have one. OR register online at www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood. Click on the green "start here" icon. Choose advanced search. Enter zip code (63122), and choose April 24 as the date. Our drive is titled "Kirkwood Community Center." Click on the red circle/arrow and pick the time you want,.
Get Your Season Pool Pass or ID Card Now!
The Kirkwood Aquatic Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 27, but don't wait until May to get your season passes or resident ID cards. The lines will only get longer. Click here for information on policies and fees. You can obtain your season passes or ID cards at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road during regular operating hours (posted at the bottom of this page).
Favorite Building Awards Nominations Due Friday
The Kirkwood Landmarks Commission’s annual Favorite Building Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road. Nominations are due Friday, March 31. Visit this page of the website for more information.
City Announces New Sanitation Rates Effective April 1
The City of Kirkwood will raise rates for sanitation collection service, effective April 1, 2017, as follows:
~ Base service (includes trash collection and curbside recycling): $20.50 per month
~ Rear yard service: $35.25 per month.
~ Yard waste bags: Package of 5 (does not require sticker): $10.50 per package
~ Yard waste stickers (for use with non-Kirkwood bags): $1.75
Please note: This will be the first time the City has raised sanitation rates since 2005.
City Council Approves and Adopts Budget
Kirkwood City Council voted at its March 16 meeting to approve and adopt a new budget for the fiscal year that begins April 1, 2017. Please click here to download the full operating and capital budgets.
Downtown Kirkwood is a
"Great Places" Winner
Downtown Kirkwood has been chosen as one of three “Great Places in Missouri” by the American Planning Association (APA) for 2017, along with Tower Grove Park and the 4th Street Corridor in Maryville. The Great Places in Missouri program was started in 2014 to recognize neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces throughout Missouri that demonstrate exceptional character, quality and planning, attributes that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire residents and visitors alike. The Great Places in Missouri program was modeled after APA’s Great Places in America Program that has recognized 260 neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces around the country since 2007.
This Place Matters!
THIS PLACE MATTERS! In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office and the Kirkwood Landmarks Commission are encouraging residents to share a photo and story of a favorite historic place. For more information, visit this page of the City website.