Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Parking Amnesty Program
The City of Kirkwood is piloting a Downtown Kirkwood parking citation amnesty program through the holiday season. The program is designed to help new visitors to Downtown Kirkwood who may not be fully aware of the parking regulations, while still ensuring there is adequate parking enforcement action and sufficient turnover of parking spaces to benefit the Downtown area. Here is how it will work:
If a motorist receives a citation for violating designated two- or three-hour parking, and has never received a Downtown Kirkwood parking citation before, he or she will receive an “Amnesty Pass” along with the parking citation. The motorist can submit to the Police Department the citation, Amnesty Pass, identification, and some proof that he or she patronized a Downtown business, and the City will waive the $10 parking citation. In addition to instructions for submission, the pass contains additional suggestions for parking to assist the motorist’s next visit to Downtown Kirkwood.
We hope this program is successful and will encourage visitors to return to visit the many shops, restaurants and other services of Downtown Kirkwood. We welcome suggestions to improve the program. Please call Captain John Folluo at 314-822-5885 with your suggestions. After this holiday season the program will be evaluated to determine whether long-term program implementation may be warranted.
Manchester/Kirkwood Road Redevlopment Presentations Scheduled for December 11
The City received three responses to its Request for Proposal (RFP) for development of the Manchester Road / Kirkwood Road intersection. The three developers who submitted proposals will present their ideas in person at Kirkwood City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road, Council Chambers, on Wednesday, December 11, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Click here to visit the Planning & Zoning page of this Website, where the three redevelopment proposals can be read.
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. THANK YOU.
City Council Wants Citizen Input on CAO Candidate Selection
The Citizens of Kirkwood are invited to provide opinion and feedback on the selection of the new Chief Administrative Officer for the City. Mike Brown, the City's first and, to-date only, Chief Administrative Officer, has announced his retirement after more than 30 years at the helm. Finding the right person to take the job is very important to the Kirkwood City Council and to the community.
The Council is seeking the help of professionals who regularly recruit for such positions but would also like to solicit input from the public on the type of person you think would be best suited for the City's top spot. This online survey will run here for several weeks, as well as in our publications. The results will be tabulated and shared with the Council and the recruitment professionals assisting them. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions.
Please click on this link to provide your input.
Budget Development Process for FY15 Continues in Kirkwood
The Citizens' Finance Committee (CFC) and all City department heads begin to work on budgets for the upcoming fiscal year about two months after wrapping up work on the previous one. That means the fiscal year starts April 1 and the work on the next year's budget starts June 1.
Kirkwood's City Council and the City's Administration send a big shout out and a THANK YOU to the members of the CFC, who meet every Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. during the budgeting process. It's a lot of hard work and a huge commitment on their part. It's also kind of unique. Not many cities have or utilize a CITIZEN committee to work on budget issues.
The preliminary (draft) budget under consideration is being made available here for residents to read and consider, keeping in mind that additional revisions will certainly be made: Proposed (Draft) Budget for FY 2014-2015. Any comments or questions can be sent to: Info@KirkwoodMo.org. Thank you.