City Council Work Session Will Start Early This Week
The Kirkwood City Council Work Session will start at 5:30 p.m., this Thursday, September 3, in the main-level conference room at City Hall, rather than at 6:00 p.m. The formal Council meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m, as usual, in Council Chambers.
Greentree Festival: September 18, 19, 20 in Kirkwood Park
The theme for the 2015 Greentree Festival is “Greentree Circus Parade.” The Festival is held annually in Kirkwood Park, located at the intersection of South Geyer Road and West Adams Avenue. Here are just a few highlights, but look for the full schedule on the Festival Website at www.GreentreeFestival.com. HIGHLIGHTS:
~ Festival Hours:
Friday night, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. (No arts and crafts booths will be open Friday night, but many food and information booths will be open). Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ The Motown Revue
takes the stage on Friday night at 6:30 in the Lions’ Amphitheatre. Click here to find the full Main Stage Entertainment schedule.
~ The annual Greentree Parade
steps off at 10:00 a.m., Saturday morning. See the Festival Website for route and street closures.
~ Wine Garden Hours:
Friday, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
~ Book Fair Hours:
Friday, 5:00-10:00 p.m. (Early Bird Viewing is 5:00-7:00). Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ Folklife Festival Hours:
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
~ Other highlights:
180 Arts & Crafts Booths. Kids’ Dog Show and Canine Frisbee Contest Friday night. Classic Car Show and Sailboat Regatta on Sunday.
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.
Residents Can Request Tree Planting Sites
Residents and businesses in the City of Kirkwood can request that a City tree be planted in the parkway or right-of-way at the front of their residence or business. Visit the Urban Forestry Commission page(here) on this Website, and click on the "Street Tree Request Form" on the right-hand gold navigation column.
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.