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Citizens can use the Neighborhood Caretaker Alert (NCA) form to anonymously notify the City of issues or concerns.  The NCA form is available in paper form only at City Hall, 139 S. Kirkwood Road; at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road; at the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 E. Jefferson Avenue; and at ALL THREE Fire Houses (137 W. Argonne, 11804 Big Bend, and 1321 W. Essex).  If you have completed a form previously, you can find the results of your anonymous Neighborhood Caretaker Alert form here - click on the link and then enter your form number:

http://w5.kirkwoodmo.org/nca


All Aboard: the City Blog

The City of Kirkwood is BLOGGING!  Join us in the conversation at ALL ABOARD, the City's new blog.  Read cool stuff, and leave a comment or a question!

What's a blog?  Well, it's short for Web Log or Weblog (with the first two letters deleted), which means it's a log or diary about what's going on in the City.  It's less formal in its approach and style, but more interactive!  That means we hope you'll get involved by sending a comment on something you've read on the blog, or by posing a question.

We're glad you're here, and we hope you enjoy the ride!


All Aboard:  Kirkwood City Blog
Archive:  February 2011

February 11, 2011:  The Beacon Online just posted a great piece on their blog, by Jo Mannies (formerly of the Post-Dispatch), about the value of local municipalities and the strength that can be found in cooperation.  Read it here if you are interested.


Weather or not...did you hear about the potential for a 50-degree (and upward) weekend?  Well, that's what they're predicting.  If you need to get out a bit to take advantage of the great sunny weather expected, be sure to visit Kirkwood Park's new Fitness Trail.  The park itself may be too muddy to trek through, but the new Trail should be fine!  Oh, and don't forget the playgrounds too!! 

February 7, 2011:   Are you ready for some pancakes?  Now that the football season is over (Congratulations, Packer Fans!), there's still plenty to do in Kirkwood. This Thursday night is the recheduled KAAC opening reception for Edward Boccia (see first post below), and NEXT Thursday, February 17, is the annual Kirkwood Police Department's PANCAKE SUPPER.  All you can eat for a donation of $4, starting at 4:30 p.m.  Kirkwood High School Cafeteria, 801 W. Essex Avenue.  Pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, milk, and applesauce.  No carryouts.  Purchase tickets at the PD (131 W. Madison) or at the door.

Feb 3, 2:50 p.m. update:
  Due to the weather, the Kirkwood Area Arts Council is rescheduling the opening reception for Edward Boccia from tonight (canceled) to next Thursday, February 10.  The reception will be held at the train station from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  For more details, visit their Website at www.kirkwoodareaarts.org.

Feb 3, 8:25 a.m. update:
  We're baaaack.   City Hall, all city offices, and the Community Center and Ice Rink area all open for business today.  Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday sanitation collection routes will ALL be delayed by one day.  Most roads are clear, but it's gonna freeze tonight, so please be careful out there.

Feb 2, 12:05 p.m. update:  Are we having fun yet?  Snow got you down?  Kids driving you crazy?  Well, here's something that may help.  It looks like the Kirkwood Ice Rink will open later today for a few sessions.  Murray Pounds says that the fearless hockey players are already over there, about 15 of them, enjoying a stick and puck session.  If you want to take the kids over later today, call first to find out what's scheduled:  822-5855.  Otherwise, the street crews are diligently and aggressively attacking the snow and ice on your streets with the goal of making tomorrow's morning commute as safe as possible.   Sanitation collection will resume tomorrow (Thursday!), delayed by a day for all Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday routes.  Be careful out there!!

Feb 1, 2:40 p.m. update:  It's official.  Kirkwood City Hall and all City offices are closed, effective 2pm today, due to hazardous weather conditions.   We will also be closed tomorrow (Wednesday) all day.  This includes the Community Center and Ice Rink.  I just talked to Murray Pounds, parks & recreation director, and he says all classes and events for today and tonight are canceled, as well as anything scheduled for tomorrow before 5pm.  They will assess road conditions tomorrow afternoon and make a decision about tomorrow night's programs.  Check back here for more details. 

Don't forget - no Municipal Court tonight, and no Planning & Zoning Commission meeting tomorrow night.   

Parts of Interstate 70 west of St. Louis are closed.  Visit the MODOT Website for details.

Feb 1, 11:15 a.m. update:  This from Todd Rehg, the City's public works director:  Please advise residents to stay off the roads as much as possible so that our street crews can plow and salt the roads.  Thank you!

February 1, 2011:  Good morning, Kirkwood!!  Yes, it's a nasty day out there, and we hope all of you are safe and warm inside and not out on the roads.  Governor Nixon has declared a state of emergency and has mobilized the national guard.  You can read about that here.  The weather forecasters are all over the map, pardon the pun, about how much snow we are going to get, but it looks like it will be starting at about 1:00 p.m. today (or thereabouts).  The National Weather Service is predicting BLIZZARD conditions.  So even if you managed to get to work today, if you leave early enough, you can beat the worst of it home. 

City Hall is OPEN and staffed by a few hearty souls.  And as much as we love to visit with our wonderful citizens, we don't encourage you to come see us today.  We are there to take your calls and emails, but if you don't have to leave your house, please don't.  SANITATION collection is proceeding normally today, although a bit slowly.  We are not sure about tomorrow but will let you know.

Stay warm, and stay tuned right here for further updates!