Spotlight

Saving Trees During Construction

So you're building a new home but you love the older trees on the lot and don't want to lose them?

There are several ways to achieve your goal of retaining trees during construction.  The key to success is communication.  First, talk to your architect, and stress that keeping the mature trees on the lot is just as important as having the right kind of kitchen.  In fact, you may want to look for an architect who has experience designing homes with trees in mind.  Communication continues as plans are discussed with landscape architects, arborists, foresters, extension agents or other experts.

Communication with the actual builder is essential.  Many builders sympathize with the desire to save trees, but they may view it as too time-consuming or otherwise costly, or they may not know as much about tree-saving techniques as you do. In the Arbor Day Foundation tradition of honoring individuals and companies whose actions demonstrate high ideals in tree planting and care, an awards program was created in 1988 for builders and developers. To learn more about this program, or for more tips on how to save trees during construction, visit the Arbor Day Foundation Website.


Administration

Contacting City Staff

Contact Us -- By Telephone, Fax, U.S. Mail, or E-Mail
(Note: All phone listings below unless otherwise noted are in area code 314)

For a downloadable Direct-Dial Phone List, please click here (updated August 2017)

POLICE DEPARTMENT, 131 West Madison:

For questions about records, code enforcement, or any other non-emergency questions:

Emergencies: 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies: 822-5858
Police Chief: 822-5866
Shift Supervisor: 822-5881
Code Enforcement: 822-5805
Community Relations: 822-5868
Municipal Court/Traffic Violations: 822-5840
Records/Reports: 984-6915

For Additional Municipal Court Information (Redirects to Court Website Page)

FIRE DEPARTMENT:

To report a fire or medical emergency ALWAYS dial 9-1-1. For questions about non-emergencies:

Administration/Fire Chief: 984-5980
House #1: 984-6950 137 W. Argonne
House #2: 984-5906 11804 Big Bend
House #3: 984-6980 1321 W. Essex

CITY COUNCIL

Tim Griffin (Mayor):  822-5804
Paul Ward: 504-6705
Bob Sears:  616-4214
Nancy Luetzow:  965-1470
Maggie Duwe:  287-0023
Ellen Edman: 749-1705
Mark Zimmer: 560-3992

MEETINGS:

Architectural Review Board: 822-5816
Arts Commission:  822-5894
Board of Adjustment: 984-6943
City Council: 822-5802
Human Rights Commission: 822-5806
Landmarks: 822-5815
Park Board: 822-5855
Planning & Zoning: 822-5815
Urban Forestry Commission:  855-5801

ADMINISTRATION, 139 South Kirkwood Road:

Chief Administrative Officer: 822-5806
Asst. Chief Admin. Officer: 822-5801
City Clerk: 822-5802
Human Resources: 822-5809
Public Information Officer: 822-5894

BUILDING COMMISSIONER:

Building Commissioner: 822-5814
Building Permit Review: 822-5817
Inspections & Permits: 822-5823
Landmarks/Historic Preservation: 822-5815

FINANCE:

For questions related to business licenses or utilities (billing, payments, credit, moving in or out, customer service, meter reading).

Finance Director: 822-5833
Business Licenses: 984-6944

PARKS & RECREATION, 111 South Geyer Road

To send an email inquiry to the Parks & Recreation staff:  webtrac@kirkwoodmo.org

Community Center Office: 822-5855
Room Reservations: 822-5859
Park Reservations: 984-5986
Parks & Recreation Director: 822-5857
Park Maintenance: 822-5897
Park Ranger: 822-5826
Ice Skating Rink: 822-5825
Aquatic Center: 984-6971
Aquatic Center Manager: 984-6972
Tennis Courts: 822-5864
Fields/Athletics/Events Hotline: 433-4313

PUBLIC SERVICES:

For questions about sewer-lateral issues, the Planning and Zoning Commission, trash pick-up, or streets:

Public Services Director: 822-5846
Engineering: 822-5822
Streets: 984-6948
Sanitation: 822-5828
Recycling Depository ~ 350 South Taylor: 822-5828

PURCHASING, 212 South Taylor:

Purchasing Director: 822-5850

UTILITIES - KIRKWOOD ELECTRIC & WATER:

For questions about water or electric service, moving in or out, payments, credit, billing, meter reading, or to report an outage during regular business hours:

Billing: 822-5843
Customer Service / Power Outage (during business hours): 822-5842
~ After hours and on weekends, to report an outage, call:  822-5858
Water Main Break: 984-5936
After-Hours Power Outage or Water Main Break: 822-5858
Moving In or Out: 822-5843
Electric Administrative Offices: 822-5842
Water Administrative Offices: 984-5936
Construction & Maintenance:
~ Electric: 984-5925
~ Water: 984-5936
Report Street Light Outage: 822-5842
Locate Underground Electric Cables or Water Lines: 1-800-DIG-RITE

OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS

Kirkwood Farmers' Market: 822-0084
Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District: 822-0084
Kirkwood Public Library: 821-5770
Kirkwood Train Station: 984-8617
Reserve the Train Station:  792-4125

CITY STAFF E-MAIL LIST:

Chief Administrative Officer Russell B. Hawes:  hawesrb@kirkwoodmo.org
Assistant CAO Georgia Ragland: raglangl@kirkwoodmo.org
City Clerk Betty Montano: montanbk@kirkwoodmo.org
Building Commissioner Jack Schenck:  schencjw@kirkwoodmo.org
City Engineer Ted Dunkmann:  DunkmaTJ@kirkwoodmo.org
Electric Director Mark Petty: pettyma@kirkwoodmo.org
Finance Director John Adams: adamsjr@kirkwoodmo.org
Fire Chief Jim Silvernail: silverJL@kirkwoodmo.org
Human Resources Manager Emina Seevers:  seeverei@kirkwoodmo.org
Parks & Recreation Director Murray Pounds: poundsm@kirkwoodmo.org
Police Chief Brian Murphy: murphybk@kirkwoodmo.org
Public Information Officer Beth von Behren: vonbehen@kirkwoodmo.org
Public Services Director/Water Director Bill Bensing:  bensinwe@kirkwoodmo.org
Purchasing Director David Weidler:  weidledc@kirkwoodmo.org