Spotlight

IS THERE A LITTLE ORANGE FLAG IN YOUR YARD?  OR MAYBE SOME ORANGE PAINT MARKINGS?

If there are flags or markings in or on your yard or near your yard, it means somebody – a neighbor or someone planning to do construction work near your yard – has called Missouri One Call Systems to have all nearby utilities located.  When someone is going to dig up the ground for any reason, they are required to locate utilities first.  The company that locates the utilities will come out and mark with paint all the utility locations in the vicinity so that whoever is digging will not dig up a utility line.  Now you can find out what’s going on simply and easily.

Missouri One-Call Systems (MOCS) has added a helpful feature to their Website – the ability to research utility-locating work by area.  “Ticket Search” gives the general public the ability to obtain information about utility-locate work being done in their area, who’s digging in a specific area, and what they are doing.  Users can search by ticket number, if they have one, or they can define the search using other criteria such as date, address, excavator name, etc.  Click here to go directly to the "Ticket Search" page.

Parks

Grant’s Trail -- .3 Acre site

Located at Leffingwell and Holmes Ave.
This site is offers access in Kirkwood to the 8 plus mile Grant’s Trail that runs south through Oakland, Crestwood, and Grantwood Village, to its terminus at Orlando Gardens on Union.   Travelers may also choose to follow a signed street connector  route from this location that links to Kirkwood Park, Quinette Cemetery, and Meramec Highlands at Dee Koestering Park through downtown Kirkwood.  Services at the Kirkwood trailhead include parking, seasonal restroom, drinking fountain and benches.