City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

City News and Announcements

Opiate Addiction Seminar

ADDICTION—THE EPIDEMIC AND WHAT WORKS

All parts of society and all areas of St. Louis and the surrounding counties have been hit hard with the present Epidemic of Opiate Abuse.  Everyone knows someone affected by addiction. 

     On Thursday evening, August 24 at 7 PM Mr. Kevin Bunten, LCPC, CADC — a native of St. Ann MO, will give a presentation at Our Lady of the Presentation, 8860 Tudor, Overland, MO 63114 on the present Epidemic of Opiate Abuse — rampant addiction, over medication, increasing death rates from overdose, confusing health care options, legal problems, families torn apart, and the destruction of our loved ones.  

     What can families do when it seems hopeless?  What can a community do when it is overwhelmed? Though Mr. Bunten will look at some problems, his presentation is mainly about solutions -- about what we can do in a time of epidemic—to care for our loved ones and to care for our families.  There will be no fee or collection.  

     Some topics that will be examined and discussed:

·         What is addiction? Where does it come from? Is it really a CHOICE?

·         What have we learned from past “epidemics”?

·         Why are some people addicted (to opiates, alcohol, cocaine, etc.), and others are not?

·         What are Treatment options? 

·         What really WORKS?  What does not work?

·         What is Medication Assisted Treatment?

·         What can families do that really HELPS? --if a family member is addicted? --or a member has been to multiple treatment episodes? --or is leaving treatment soon? --or is refusing to seek help?

 

     Mr. Bunten has a Master of Science in Education and Counseling Services, and a Master of Divinity. He is a professional counselor with 18 years of experience providing clinical services through private practice and in clinical settings with varying populations (Residential and Outpatient substance abuse, the seriously mentally ill, rural populations blighted by meth use and other addictions . . .) He has worked in St. Louis, as well as New York City, Jersey City NJ, Joliet and Chicago, IL.  He currently works at Gateway Foundation Residential Substance Abuse Treatment in Caseyville IL.

Code Enforcement Officer Opening

The City of Woodson Terrace is seeking applicants for a full-time or part-time Code Enforcement Officers.  Please call City Hall at 427-2600 for more information, or apply in person at 4323 Woodson Road.

Storm Debris

This Thursday, July 27th, Public Works will be out with the chipper, picking up storm debris. Regular chipping will resume on October 5th. Here are some guidelines to consider:

Limbs should be placed at the curb with the cut ends toward the street; limbs should lay next to and on top of each other in a neat pile, not crisscrossed. This facilitates Public Works being able to pull out one limb at a time to feed the chipper. The only thing that can be inserted into the chipper are tree limbs and plant matter, any foreign body mixed in with the limbs can be dangerous to the workers, the and can cause damage to the equipment. Pieces of fence wire, metal stakes, lumber, railroad ties, and landscaping timbers are a few examples of foreign objects. Certain soft vines and thorned plants might be rejected due to safety and fouling of the equipment.

Blood Drive

Thursday July 27th
4-7 PM
Woodson Terrace Community (inside John L Brown Park)

To schedule an appointment please call 314-281-5620

Or Schedule online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org using group code 10792

Must bring photo ID

Please eat well and drink plenty of water before donating.

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch group will meet at 6pm on Wednesday, July 26th, at the Community Center, 9351 Guthrie Ave. All of our neighbors are welcome to join the meeting. Feel free to arrive late or leave early if your schedule only allows a brief visit with the group.

Pool Hours

Regular hours through Sunday Aug 6th

August 7-13. the pool will be open from 11am to 6pm.

 

Beginning August 14, the pool is closed Monday through Friday and weekend hours are:

Saturday 11:00-6:00pm

Sunday 11:00-6:00pm

 

The last days of the pool season are Sept 2 & 3rd and the hours will be 11-5.

Chipper Back in Service

The chipper is back in service and will resume regular pick ups in October; storm damage pick ups will be scheduled as needed.

Municipal Court Change

Municipal Court for September 2017 has been rescheduled for September 13th.

St. Louis County Forgivable Loan Program

St. Louis County Government’s Home Improvement Program is offering a forgivable loan for up to $5,000 in home repairs for eligible homeowners at NO COST.

 

Eligible items include concrete/asphalt/ masonry, tuck-pointing, roofing, tree trimming/removal, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, foundation work, and more. We are currently seeking participants in Woodson Terrace for this program.  Please click here for more information.

Ward 2 Alderman Appointed

Please welcome longtime resident Robert Welby as Alderman Ward 2.

He was appointed Thursday May18 after a lengthy search. He will serve as Alderman until the next election in April 2018.