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Proposition “E” Update

PROPOSITION “E” UPDATE:
Thank you to the voters that passed Proposition E. The City is wasting no time getting started on this important public safety initiative.
On the Thursday after the election, the Public Safety Task Force met to begin the process of implementing the Prop E projects. The Public Safety Task Force is a citizens group formed by volunteers to provide analysis and recommendations to the city staff and the Board of Alderman regarding Prop E.
The Task Force recommended that the Mayor instruct staff to take the following steps:
1. Flood Mitigation: That the City staff prepare an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) to secure bids for a firm to provide engineering, survey, utility analysis, and other professional services needed for the development and implementation of a short term flood mitigation plan.
2. Allenton Bridge: That the City staff work with the City’s contract engineer, GBA, to prepare a grant application to East West Gateway in order to request federal matching funds. This application is due in June, so immediate action was needed.
3. Police Building: That City staff prepare an RFQ for boundary and topographic surveys and soil tests (rock/soils) for both the “Timbers” property location and the “Bald Hill Road” property location (area located between Legends Parkway and Geggie Elementary). These professionals will provide information necessary to determine the appropriate building site.
The Public Safety Task Force requested that city staff provide these items to the committee next week for review. Assuming the Public Safety Task Force approves after review, it will recommend that the Board of Alderman authorize the city staff to move forward with issuing the RFQ’s and service contracts described above at their Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Meeting. The Public Safety Chairman will attend and answer questions about the recommendation.
Updates will be posted on the City’s website soon as well as posted on social media. We are developing a special landing page for the current website and should have it in place shortly. Once the site is up and running we will post a link on this page. Questions about Prop E should be directed to Julie Wood the City’s Economic Development Director and Public Information Officer. jwood@eureka.mo.us

City of Eureka Named 10th Safest City in Missouri

The City of Eureka was named 10th Safest City in Missouri by the National Council for Safety and Security.

To identify the safest cities in Missouri, they reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with their own population data and internal research. They eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.

The remaining cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes accounting for 1.5 of the total (due to their severity) than property crimes.

Safest Cities in Missouri, 2018

 

 

 

 

Report It-Citizen Property Inventory System

The Eureka Police Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable — and invaluable — personal property. ReportIt is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, and other valuables.  Click here for more information.

CERT Classes Forming

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) is a series of classes that prepares the participant to help them self, their family, coworkers, and neighbors in the event of a crisis in their community. Through this interesting eight-week series of classes participants learn about emergency preparedness and receive training in basic response skills such as fire safety, team organization, terrorism, disaster psychology, disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Once participants have completed the eight classes they will conclude with a full-scale disaster exercise (off-campus) that will put what they have learned to work in a real-life tornado simulation. Once complete the participant will be able to join a local St. Louis Area CERT program to continue supporting helping in times where volunteers are needed.

 

Fall Class are now forming

First Class September 7, 2017 every Thursday night through October 26th

Times: 6:30 pm to 10 pm

Location: St. Louis Community College Wildwood Campus

Final Exercise Saturday October 28th

Registration is via phone call to Eureka Police Department 636-938-6600

 

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Class 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Thu Wildwood Building 220 Sep 07 2017 – Oct 26 2017 Lecture STLCC Staff (P)
 

Class

 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

S

 

Wildwood – Off Campus (CR)

 

Oct 28 2017 – Oct 28 2017

 

Lecture

 

STLCC Staff (P)

 

Safety Tips for Pokemon Go Enthusiasts

Many of you have heard of Pokémon Go, but for those who have not, it is a type of Geo Caching game where you find and capture Pokémon characters at various locations.

If you use this app (or other similar apps) or have children that do we encourage you to do the following:

  1. Watch out for your surroundings: Look up and be aware of who is around you besides Pokemon
  2. Parents limit places kids can go: Set boundaries to avoid stranger danger for kids unattended
  3. Don’t Pokemon Go and drive: Catching Pikachu isn’t worth crashing
  4. Tell people where you’re going if it is somewhere you’ve never been
  5. Don’t trespass: People might call the police if you enter private property and your Pokemon can’t help you
  6. Remember to follow rules in public places such as Eureka City Parks.  Parks open at dawn. (Except Kircher Park which opens at 7:00 a.m.) All Parks close at dusk (except West Frisco which closes at 2:00 a.m.) Failing to follow these rules could result in a summons as well as putting your safety at risk.

Pay Water, Sewer and Trash Bills Electronically

For your convenience the City is now accepting automatic withdrawal payments (EFT) for water, sewer and trash bills. Click on the link to download the authorization form.

Utility Billing

 

 

CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The CodeRED emergency notification system is a communication service available for emergency notifications such as a missing child, evacuation, bomb threat, hostage situation, natural disaster, terrorism threat, chemical spill or other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for safety, plus severe weather alerts if you so choose.  CodeRED can employ mapping capable of geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a telephone calling system capable of delivering a pre-recorded message at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.  CodeRED can reach Eureka residents by residential phone, business phone or cell phone.  The system will make three (3) attempts to contact citizens and will leave messages in voicemail and on answering machines.  The system can also send e-mails if desired.

The only way to ensure that your information is entered into the CodeRED system is to sign up for the notifications. To include your information in the CodeRED system, visit the link below.  You will be asked to provide your phone number and home address so that notifications made only to selected neighborhoods will be accurate. Again, your contact information will only be used for emergency notification purposes.

Submit your CodeRED notification information

 

Mosquito Control

  • At least once a week, drain water from garbage cans, buckets, toys, flowerpots, wading pools, pet dishes and other objects that collect water.
  • Change water in birdbaths at least once a week.
  • Keep gutters cleaned out, and repair any tears in door and window screens.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and light colors outdoors.
  • Spray clothing with repellents containing DEET or picaridin, making sure to follow the directions on the label.
  • Look for products containing the active ingredient methoprene or Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) to place in birdbaths or ponds, to prevent mosquitoes from developing.

For more information on mosquito prevention, contact the County Vector Control office at 314-727-3097 or visit the Health Department’s website at: www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness

Sign Up for Code Red

The CodeRED emergency notification system is a communication service available for emergency notifications such as a missing child, evacuation, bomb threat, hostage situation, natural disaster, terrorism threat, chemical spill or other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for safety, plus severe weather alerts if you so choose.  CodeRED can employ mapping capable of geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a telephone calling system capable of delivering a pre-recorded message at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.  CodeRED can reach Eureka residents by residential phone, business phone or cell phone.  The system will make three (3) attempts to contact citizens and will leave messages in voicemail and on answering machines.  The system can also send e-mails if desired.

Submit your notification information

Reporting Issues with Weeds & Vegetation

All weeds or vegetation which have attained a height of 12 inches or more, growing or existing upon land within the City, with the exception of land used for farming or gardening purposes, are considered a public nuisance and are prohibited.  Whenever private property abuts a public right-of-way or easement which consists of a tree, lawn or grassy area between the private property line and the edge of the street pavement, landowners are responsible for maintaining the grassy area up to the edge of the street pavement, as noted in Ordinance No. 993.

To report weed violations, call the Weed Violation Line at 938-5233 (Ext. 120) or email Barb Griffin.

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