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Fall CERT Classes Now Forming

Sign up for CERT training for the fall session.
Click the link for more information.

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.

Learn about Prop E







At their January 16th meeting, the Board of Aldermen approved placing Proposition E on the April 3rd ballot.  This Proposition is to authorize a 1/2 percent sales tax which can be used only for police facility and equipment costs, bridge and roadway infrastructure improvements, as well as flood control measures.  Throughout the next several weeks this webpage will be updated with additional information.


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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)



9:00 am – 4:00 pm




Wildwood – Off Campus (CR)


Oct 28 2017 – Oct 28 2017




STLCC Staff (P)


Winter Weather Predicted Thursday Night 1/12 – Info on What to do if the Storm Knocks out Power to Your Business or Home

Ameren Missouri continues to keep a close eye on the weather predicted for this weekend, working with their partners at Quantum Weather, and other agencies, to prepare for freezing rain, wind and ice.  At this time, we are told total accumulations in the St. Louis Metro area could be between .1″ and .15″ by mid-morning on Saturday.  It only takes about a quarter to a half inch of ice to begin causing problems with power lines and trees, and our crews are preparing to safely expedite the restoration process, if outages occur.

In the event of a power outage, please report the outage immediately! 

  • Call us at Ameren Missouri at 1-800-552-7583 immediately.  Be sure to include a number where we may reach you for updates.
  • Visit our website,, to report an outage, check the status of an outage, check an outage map to view the status of power restoration throughout the state, and sign up for text alerts.
  • Text REG to 40401, to register for text alerts, report an outage, estimated restoration times, and more.

Stay Safe!

  • Downed wires can be covered in tree debris and hard to see.  Stay away from brush and tall grass that could be hiding a downed power wire.  Be sure to keep pets away as well.  Report downed wires to 1-800-552-7583 immediately, and do not go near the wire.
  • Please keep all pets inside or leashed in the yard so our crews can work safely and efficiently to restore power.  Crews often have to walk through backyards to access downed equipment.
  • Ameren Missouri’s system is designed with redundancy – duplicate systems that function in case of an outage.  In many cases, we can re-route power to restore customers’ service while we continue to repair affected lines.
  • Prepare your Emergency supply kit: emergency phone numbers, flashlight and fresh batteries, battery-powered radio, bottled water (1 gallon per person, per day, including pets), first aid kit, blankets, non-perishable food.

If the Power Goes Out

  • Turn off lights and unplug appliances to prevent damage and overloading circuits once the power is restored.
  • Keep faucets on at a drip to prevent pipes from freezing.
  • Close doors to unused rooms in the house.
  • Be cautious when using alternative heat sources and keep rooms properly ventilated.
  • If using a generator, be sure to keep the unit outside the home.
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) for electrical outlets can help prevent injuries when installed in areas that may be affected by melting snow or ice.  You can also purchase portable GFCIs for your emergency supply kit.


City Shredding Event – Saturday, September 17th

The City of Eureka will be hosting a City-Wide shredding event at the Eureka Police Department (120 City Hall Drive) on Saturday, September 17th from 9am-11am.  Residents and Business owners may participate.  This event is free.

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.

Get Your Licks on Route 66 BBQ Blast – Saturday, August 6th in Legion Park


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