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Eureka Municipal Court Time Change Effective September 19th

Effective September 19, 2018 the Eureka Municipal Court will convene at 6:00 P.M.

Fall CERT Classes Now Forming

Sign up for CERT training for the fall session.
Click the link for more information. http://www.eureka.mo.us/departments/police/programs/cert-response-team/

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

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.

From the Mayor’s Desk

Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor plans with our families, friends and community.  Our many warm weather events and facilities are here for our residents and visitors to utilize and enjoy.  Our Fourth of July Celebration, Concerts on Central, Eureka Days and other events promise to promote an active and exciting summer.  Music, food and family enjoyment will be a primary theme for our Parks Department, organizations and businesses.
Please feel free to invite friends and relatives to our sponsored activities or hold your own picnic or gathering in one of our many parks.  Adjacent areas such as Route 66 Park, Rockwood Reservation and Greensfelder offer residents and visitors unique nature experiences that few communities are able to provide.  Take advantage of the many events mentioned in this newsletter.  Additional program and facility information can be found on our website.  We will keep you updated on new events and projects planned or underway.  Above all, enjoy a safe and relaxing summer season.

Sincerely, 

Kevin M. Coffey
Mayor