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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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Memorial Day Holiday Information


City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
Sanitation will not be collected on the holiday. All sanitation routes will be delayed by a day all week.  The Community Center will be open over the holiday weekend and on the holiday. 

Pool Opens for the Season: The Kirkwood Aquatic Center opens for the season at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 27.  For information on hours, policies, fees, and other aquatics programs, visit this page of the website.

Memorial Day Service: The American Legion will once again host a service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m. The service will be held at the Veterans' Memorial, which is located on the northwest corner of City Hall grounds, at the entrance to the Memorial Walkway.  Fourth-grade students from St. Peter School will honor veterans with historical readings. Music will be performed by the Kirkwood Academy of Music and the Mercy Hospital Choir. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held rain or shine. 

City Will Hold Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

The City’s Comprehensive Plan process if coming to a close!  The EnVision 2035 Steering Committee, Planning & Zoning Commission, City Staff, and the City’s consultant have been hard at work to bring the multi-year project to completion. The next step in this process is for the Planning & Zoning Commission to hold an official Public Hearing, which has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 7at 7:0 p.m., at City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road.  At this meeting, the public will be given the opportunity to make comments on the plan.  A draft copy of the plan can be found on this page (click here) of the website.  A hard copy will also be made available at the Public Services Department in City Hall for viewing at City Hall.

If you have questions regarding the Envision Kirkwood 2035 plan, please contact City Planner, Jonathan Raiche at 314-984-5926 or raichejd@kirkwoodmo.org.

Message from Missouri American Water
 
Effective Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Missouri American Water (the City’s water supplier) will be shutting down one of their treatment plants because of the recent flooding. We are requesting all of Kirkwood water customers to go on voluntary water conservation. This means to only use water for necessary purposes. This is in effect until further notice. Click here for more information. 
 
Proposition One: Thank You
 

Thank you to the voters of Kirkwood for renewing and continuing the City’s half-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax.  The renewal of this sales tax will help the City to continue delivering top-quality services to residents. For information about this tax, please download this Frequently Asked Questions.

Ice Rink Closed for Maintenance and Repairs through June 4

The Kirkwood Ice Rink will remain closed for maintenance through Sunday, June 4. Thank you for your patience. 

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 website.

Storm Debris Removal

The City has elected to provide limited storm debris removal from the May 19, 2017 event.  This service will be provided to residents who call in on or before the end of business on Friday May 26, 2017.  All tree debris must be placed at the curb of the street - not in the street.  City forces and/or the City’s contractor will remove debris from the curb and provide limited clean-up of the grass area. To request collection, please call 314-822-5828 before 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 26, 2017.

Public Safety and Emergency Services Will Continue During Big Bend Shutdown

The Public Safety Services of the City of Kirkwood, representing both the Police and Fire & EMS Departments, would like to assure the public that all emergency services will continue to respond to the area west of the Big Bend Bridge closure over I-270 during the entire time the bridge is closed.  (See below for details on the closure.)

The Missouri Department of Transportation was able to distribute information about the construction well in advance of the project.  Both Public Safety Departments had the opportunity to plan and anticipate procedural alterations.  The Kirkwood Police Department has updated patrols for the area. The Kirkwood Fire Department has adjusted responses for Fire and EMS to take into consideration the slight delays on the west side of the bridge. 

Fire station #2 at 11804 Big Bend, which normally responds to this area with both an ambulance and pumper truck, will be redirected with a short detour.  In addition, the ambulance and ladder truck from fire station #3, 1321 W. Essex, will be able to proceed down Dougherty Ferry and southbound on 1-270 to Big Bend. 

We would like to assure the public that public safety needs will continue to be met in the same competent manner that the City of Kirkwood provides daily.  We will continue to strive to provide excellent service and to instill public safety confidence.

Route 66 Festival Returns to Downtown Kirkwood with "Cars and Guitars" on June 10

Kirkwood will host its 2nd Route 66 Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in downtown Kirkwood from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. This year’s theme of “Cars & Guitars” speaks to the transportation and music history of the region. Live music and vintage vehicles will anchor this outdoor event.

The City of Kirkwood, Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District, and the Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber are coordinating the event. 

Kirkwood Electric is the Festival's Presenting Sponsor. Click here to visit the Festival's page on this website for the music schedule and additional information.

City Completes Final Phase of Tree Inventory with Help from MDC's TRIM Grant

The City of Kirkwood has completed the final year of a multi-year Tree Inventory it started in 2014, after receiving a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).  The City received a second grant in 2015 and a third grant in 2016, for a total of $30,000 in grant funds, to be used towards the City’s work on an inventory of public trees. The City completed the third and final phase of the inventory in December 2016, and the results are now posted on the City’s Website as an interactive map

You can read the full press release here.

You can read the inventory here.

Information on Big Bend/I-270 Bridge Closure: From MoDOT

May 18 Update:  

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractor, St. Louis Bridge, will close the Big Bend bridge over I-270 next week. Crews will close the bridge starting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24. All lanes will be closed before morning rush on May 25.

In addition, crews may occasionally close up to three lanes on northbound and southbound I-270 overnight between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The bridge will remain closed for three months so crews can remove and replace the bridge deck. The bridge should reopen before school begins in August. While the bridge is closed, drivers will be able to use the ramp from the east side of the bridge to northbound I-270 and the ramp from southbound I-270 to the west side of the bridge. There are several state, county and city roadways that local traffic can use to get from the east side of Big Bend to the west side of the bridge while it is closed.

 

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.