City Issues Municipal Court Warrant Recall
In light of the legislation that will take effect on August 28, 2015, and in the spirit of the current amnesty activities in the St. Louis area, the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court has ordered the withdrawal of all existing warrants and re-docketing of all cases that were in warrant status. All warrants with the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court have been cancelled, and these cases are being assigned new court dates. The Court will be mailing notices with new court dates to all defendants formerly in warrant status at their last known address.
Any person who had a case in warrant status with the City now has the opportunity to take responsibility, avoid reissuance of an arrest warrant, and address their pending matters with the Court. Any such person who does not receive a letter or who has moved is urged to contact the Court to obtain their new appearance date information. For cases in which defendants do not appear or otherwise address the matter, warrants and show cause orders will be reissued.
This warrant recall only applies to municipal ordinance violation cases as filed with the City of Kirkwood Municipal Court. This also will not apply to warrants the Judge issues after September 8, 2015.
EnVision 2035 Planning Workshop in September Invites Residents to Participate
What is YOUR vision for the future of Kirkwood? Residents can help shape the future of the community by being a part of the EnVision 2035 Comprehensive Planning process in two ways. 1) Complete the monthly surveys at www.Kirkwood2035.org. 2) Attend the Open Horse/Workshop on September 22, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road.
50 Trees Street-Tree Planting Program Seeks Site Nominations for Fall 2015
The 50 Trees Street Tree Planting program hosted by Keep Kirkwood Green each year seeks site nominations for Fall tree planting. To promote National Arbor Day on April 24, citizens are asked to nominate sites for trees to be planted in the Fall.
The 50 Trees program began in 2010 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Greentree Festival, but it's been going strong ever since. This year, the program was recognized with the 2014 Arbor Award of Excellence by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The group hopes to plant 75 trees this year, bringing the program's six-year total to 420 trees planted by local volunteers through this citizen-led initiative.
Nominated planting sites must meet certain requirements. Sites must be within the City of Kirkwood's publicly owned right-of-way areas, which typically, but not always, fall in the three- to four-foot grassy are between the curb and sidewalk. The sites must also be clear of overhead utility lines and underground utility conflicts. Qualified sites will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. The trees are planted free of charge.
Interested residents willing to help care for a tree should email contact information and exact location of the proposed site to KeepKirkwoodGreen@ gmail.com, or contact the program co-chairs Kathy Paulsen, at 314-822-8947, or Nancy Luetzow, at 314-965-1470. For more information about the 50 Trees program, please visit their Website at KeepKirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com.