A Salute to Mike Brown
The Kirkwood Community is invited to a "Salute to Mike" in honor of retiring City of Kirkwood Chief Administrative Officer Michael G. Brown, on Friday, March 7, at Greenbriar Hills Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Blvd., in Kirkwood. The schedule includes:
~ 6:30 p.m. Reception and Cash Bar
~ 7:30 p.m. Dinner
~ Program following dinner.
Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis. Dress is dressy casual. Greenbriar has a no-denim policy. Dinner will be a dual entree of Chicken Modiga and Grilled Grouper. Tickets are $45 per person. To RSVP or for more information, call 314-822-5801. Click here to download a copy of the Invitation.
Parking on the Street on Snowy Days Can Impede Plowing
We know it's early, but we wanted to get a head start this year on advising residents about snow conditions. Winter is on it's way, and the predictions this year are for a ROUGH ONE.
As always, our trucks will be out two to four hours BEFORE snow begins to fall, pre-salting all secondary streets. Here's the thing, however: We need residents to move all parked vehicles from the roadways and park them in driveways prior to and during snowy and icy weather. It is extremely difficult to maneuver an 8-foot or 10-foot snow plow around parked cars.
Parking cars in driveways will eliminate the chance of salt spreaders slinging salt into your car's grill or into the wheel's brake area. It will make it much less likely that your car's paint will be chipped or your mirrors will be damaged. Many times, when a plow is working and approaches a parked car in the street, the driver has to stop and back up to get around the car, leaving a large pile of snow directly behind the parked car.
In some cases, on narrow or small streets or cul-de-sacs, where there are cars parked, the snow plow operator will not even attempt to squeeze through, so the street may not get plowed until the end of the day or at all. So to ensure a quicker response from snow plows, and eliminate the possibility of your street not getting plowed, PLEASE move all parked cars off city streets prior to and during snow removal operations.
Friendly Reminder: Kirkwood Ordinance calls for the removal of snow from sidewalks fronting or immediately adjacent to buildings, premises, or vacant lots by the owner or occupant within 24 hours of accumulation.
March CERT Class is Full
THANK you to everyone who signed up to take the spring CERT class (Community Emergency Response Team). At this time, we are completely full. We will publicize the next class and enrollment times later in the year. Thank you.
Water Safety and Quality Not Affected in Kirkwood
Missouri American Water customers in St. Charles County and much of St. Louis County, including Kirkwood Water customers, may notice temporary changes to taste and odor of their tap water. Missouri American Water supplies water to Kirkwood Water. Due to the recent snowmelt along the Missouri river, the taste and odor of water may be different, but these changes do not affect the safety or quality of your water.
These changes are natural occurrences that take place when unusual amounts of rain or snow melt increrase the amount of clay and silt in the Missouri river - the source of this area's drinking water.
Your water is safe to drink and use. Tap water continues to meet or exceed all state and federal standards. St. Louis County water treatment plants perform continuous monitoring and extensive laboratory testing daily - up to 500 water quality tests are performed each day.
Depending on each individual's unique sense of smell and taste, customers may or may not notice slight natural changes in the taste and odor of their water. Missouri American Water has adjusted the processes at their water treatment plants, and they believe these seasonal changes in taste and odor will pass within five to seven days.
Police Announce Reward for Information on Fatal Hit and Run in Kirkwood
The Kirkwood Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the individual and vehicle responsible for a fatal hit and run in the 400 block of North Kirkwood Road on Sunday, February 9, at approximately 11:00 p.m. For more information, please click here to download and read the press release.
Have You Signed Up for NIXLE Emergency Notifications Yet?
You can now get emergency notifications on your cell phone. If and when an emergency hits Kirkwood, how would you get the information you need to stay safe and informed in a timely manner? This is a challenge Nixle is working on everyday, along with over 6,500 public safety agencies, inlcuding the Kirkwood Police Department, that partner with Nixle to get these important alerts out to their residents and business owners. Research indicates many people turn to the Internet to search for information in a crisis, although results can sometimes be buried, inaccurate, outdated, or unreliable.
Nixle’s partnership with Google sets out to change this. Using the power of the Web and open data standards, millions of people now have unprecedented access to critical public safety information when and where they need it most. And most importantly, they can trust that the information is coming from local authorities.
It is very simple and free to register: From your cell phone, text 888777 and then type in your zip code of 63122, hit send, and you are registered. If you have any problems with the registration or have any questions, please feel free to call Kirkwood's Community Service Officer, Jim Cox, at 314-822-5868, or email him: CoxJD@KirkwoodMO.org.