City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

City News and Announcements

Waste Connections Winter Weather Planning

In the event of sub-zero temperatures, dangerous wind chills or large amounts of accumulative snow our management team will make a decision to either delay start of service or suspend service entirely.

DELAYED SERVICE:

Our drivers are typically preparing their day around 5am with most cities having a 6:30 to 7:00 am curfew start time. If management decides to delay our start there will be an anticipated new start time of 8AM or later. This will be communicated to each city first thing that morning via email.

SUSPENDED SERVICE:

In the event that the drivers’ safety is at risk, management will then suspend service for that day only unless the reason warrants additional days which will be determined each day thereafter. In the event of one day suspended service the remainder of the week will be treated as a rolling week and each service day will roll through Saturday and be completed. In the event that more than one day is affected,  a determination will be made at that time and emails will be sent to cities with the remainder of the weeks plan.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

Our customer service department will add a recorded message regarding the situation for the day. If service is delayed or suspended please ask your residents to download the Waste Connections mobile app to find out your collection schedule. The free app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.

 

We would ask for each city to post this on the city website and any social media forums to make your residents aware of our plan ahead of time.    

Statement from Missouri Police Chiefs Association - Amendment 3

November 1, 2022

 Statement from Missouri Police Chiefs Association:

“The Missouri Police Chiefs Association is opposed to proposed state constitutional Amendment 3 to legalize recreational marijuana because it will weaken public health and safety. The proponents of Amendment 3 have been called out for using images of police officers in advertising to promote this badly written and flawed proposal. A careful reading of the 39 pages of Amendment 3 shows it ties the hands of law enforcement in investigating serious crimes. Its language is so vague and lacks so many definitions, it undermines public safety. Missouri’s police chiefs deal every day with an epidemic of drug abuse and associated crimes. That is why the Missouri Police Chiefs Association is opposed to Amendment 3 and urge Missourians to vote “NO” on this proposal.”

Breakfast With Santa

Woodson Terrace will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa from 10-1 on December 10, at the Community Center in the park.
This is a free event for residents and grandchildren of residents, 12 and under.
Tickets are required and can be picked up at City Hall beginning November 14!

Warner's Warm-Up

Twenty-two years after its inception and nearly 280,000 coats later, the Warners’ Warmup Coat Drive has become a dependable resource for impoverished men, women and children in the Bi-State. 

City of Woodson Terrace is proud to team up with the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation and Operation Food Search for the 22nd annual Warners’ Warm-Up Coat Drive. 

 

From October 23rd - November 5th we encourage you to donate new and gently-used winter coats of all sizes at City Hall and the Police Department to help keep our neighbors warm during the cold winter months. 

 

Operation Food Search will ensure the coats get to those who need them!  For more information on Warners’ Warm-Up visit www.kurtwarner.org.

Former Woodson Terrace Mayor Passes Away

James Traube, former Mayor of Woodson Terrace, passes away.

Public Hearing Announcement - Tax Rates

Please see this Public Hearing Announcement regarding the establishment of the tax rate for the City of Woodson Terrace.

IRS Tax Relief - Flood Victims

MO-2022-07, August 10, 2022

Washington DC — Victims of severe storms and flooding beginning July 25, 2022, now have until November 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced today that affected taxpayers in certain areas will receive tax relief. Individuals and households affected by severe storms and flooding that reside or have a business in the Independent City of St. Louis, Montgomery, St. Charles and St. Louis counties qualify for tax relief. The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after July 25, 2022, and before November 15, 2022, are postponed through November 15, 2022.

This means individuals who had a valid extension to file their 2021 return due to run out on October 17, 2022, will now have until November 15, 2022, to file. The IRS noted, however, that because tax payments related to these 2021 returns were due on April 18, 2022, those payments are not eligible for this relief.

The November 15, 2022 deadline also applies to the quarterly estimated tax payment, normally due on September 15, 2022 and the quarterly payroll and excise tax returns, normally due on August 1 and October 31, 2022. In addition, businesses with an original or extended due date also have the additional time including, among others, calendar-year partnerships and S corporations whose 2021 extensions run out on September. 15, 2022 and calendar-year corporations whose 2021 extensions run out on October. 17, 2022.

Penalties on payroll and excise tax deposits due on or after July 25, 2022, and before August 9, 2022, will be abated as long as the tax deposits are made by August 9, 2022.

If an affected taxpayer receives a late filing or late payment penalty notice from the IRS that has an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date that falls within the postponement period, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate the penalty. For information on services currently available, visit the IRS operations and services page at IRS.gov/coronavirus.

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area should call the IRS disaster hotline at 866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.

Covered Disaster Area

The localities listed above constitute a covered disaster area for purposes of Treas. Reg. §301.7508A-1(d)(2) and are entitled to the relief detailed below.

Affected Taxpayers

Taxpayers considered to be affected taxpayers eligible for the postponement of time to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts are those taxpayers listed in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(d)(1), and include individuals who live, and businesses (including tax-exempt organizations) whose principal place of business is located, in the covered disaster area. Taxpayers not in the covered disaster area, but whose records necessary to meet a deadline listed in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(c) are in the covered disaster area, are also entitled to relief. In addition, all relief workers affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization assisting in the relief activities in the covered disaster area and any individual visiting the covered disaster area who was killed or injured as a result of the disaster are entitled to relief.

Under section 7508A, the IRS gives affected taxpayers until November 15, 2022 to file most tax returns (including individual, corporate, and estate and trust income tax returns; partnership returns, S corporation returns, and trust returns; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns; annual information returns of tax-exempt organizations; and employment and certain excise tax returns), that have either an original or extended due date occurring on or after July 25, 2022, and before November 15, 2022.

Affected taxpayers that have an estimated income tax payment originally due on or after July 25, 2022, and before November 15, 2022, are postponed through November 15, 2022, and will not be subject to penalties for failure to pay estimated tax installments as long as such payments are paid on or before November 15, 2022.

The IRS also gives affected taxpayers until November 15, 2022, to perform other time-sensitive actions described in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(c)(1) and Rev. Proc. 2018-58, 2018-50 IRB 990 (December 10, 2018), that are due to be performed on or after July 25, 2022, and before November 15, 2022, are postponed through November 15, 2022.

This relief also includes the filing of Form 5500 series returns that were required to be filed on or after July 25, 2022, and before November 15, 2022, are postponed through November 15, 2022, in the manner described in section 8 of Rev. Proc. 2018-58. The relief described in section 17 of Rev. Proc. 2018-58, pertaining to like-kind exchanges of property, also applies to certain taxpayers who are not otherwise affected taxpayers and may include acts required to be performed before or after the period above.

Unless an act is specifically listed in Rev. Proc. 2018-58, the postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to information returns in the W-2, 1094, 1095, 1097, 1098 or 1099 series; to Forms 1042-S, 3921, 3922 or 8027; or to employment and excise tax deposits. However, penalties on deposits due on or after July 25, 2022, and before August 9, 2022, will be abated as long as the tax deposits were made by August 9, 2022.

Casualty Losses

Affected taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either the year in which the event occurred, or the prior year. See Publication 547 for details.

Individuals may deduct personal property losses that are not covered by insurance or other reimbursements. For details, see Form 4684, Casualties and TheftsPDF and its instructions.PDF

Affected taxpayers claiming the disaster loss on their return should put the Disaster Designation, "Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding" in bold letters at the top of the form. Be sure to include the FEMA disaster declaration number, DR-4665-MO, on any return. See Publication 547 for details.

Other Relief

The IRS will waive the usual fees and requests for copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers. Taxpayers should put the assigned Disaster Designation "Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding" in bold letters at the top of Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax ReturnPDF, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax ReturnPDF, as appropriate, and submit it to the IRS.

Affected taxpayers who are contacted by the IRS on a collection or examination matter should explain how the disaster impacts them so that the IRS can provide appropriate consideration to their case. Taxpayers may download forms and publications from the official IRS website, IRS.gov.

 

Major Disaster Declaration

On Aug. 8, 2022, President Joe Biden granted Gov. Mike Parson’s request for a major disaster declaration, allowing Missourians affected by the July 25-28 flooding in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County to apply for federal assistance. More information can be found here.

Free Legal Assistance Available

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Free legal assistance is available to residents in the City of St. Louis and St. Charles and St. Louis counties who need help with flood-related issues, such as home repair contracts and insurance claims.

Disaster hotline

St. Louis area residents can call 800-829-4128 to leave a message about legal issues arising from damage caused by severe storms and flooding July 25-28. When leaving a message, include your name, phone number, and county of residence. Volunteer Missouri lawyers will return calls as soon as possible.

Lawyers have the training and skills to help navigate disagreements that arise after a disaster. Disaster-related legal assistance may include counseling on:

  • Landlord-tenant issues and mortgage foreclosures;
  • Replacement of wills and other important legal documents lost or destroyed in the disaster;
  • Consumer protection issues like price gouging and avoiding contractor scams during the rebuilding process; and
  • Life, medical, and property insurance claims.

Consultations with lawyers are confidential.

The toll-free disaster hotline is a partnership between The Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and FEMA.

The disaster hotline went live today, Aug. 10, following President Joe Biden signing a major disaster declaration regarding severe flooding in the St. Louis region.

Missouri residents can also submit their flood-related legal questions to Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org, a free virtual legal advice clinic where volunteer Missouri lawyers answer questions from low to moderate income Missourians. Missouri.FreeLegalAnswers.org is produced in partnership with The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association.

Missouri Legal Services Disaster Manual

The Missouri Legal Services Disaster Manual is a free document designed to help both recovery volunteers and those directly impacted by a disaster understand their rights under the law, as well as what assistance programs may be available. This manual includes information on protecting yourself from scams around home repair and debris removal, replacing lost documents, and understanding your rights as a tenant or landlord. Download the manual.

Click here for more information about free legal and community resources.

METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT (MSD) OFFERS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO ITS CUSTOMERS

METROPOLITAN ST. LOUIS SEWER DISTRICT (MSD) OFFERS CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO ITS CUSTOMERS

 

Please be advised of a couple of customer assistance programs available to Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) customers. MSD offers a customer assistance program (CAP) to qualified low-income, elderly and disabled customers. A customer's total annual income for the previous year must be less than 200% of the most recent Health & Human Services (HHS) poverty guidelines, based on the size of household. If approved, MSD will reduce the customer's wastewater bill by 50%. Applications can be found on MSD's website at msdprojectcIear.org/CAP or customers can call our Billing Department at 1-866-281-5737 to request that an application be mailed to them.

 

In addition to MSD's customer assistance program, there are two federally funded programs for which customers may qualify. The Low-Income Housing Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides a one-time payment for water and/or wastewater bills up to the maximum benefit of $750 per federal fiscal year. LIHWAP is administered by the Missouri Department of Social Services. Customers can apply online and find more information at mydss.mo.gov/utility-assistance or call 1-855-373-4636 to ask a team member to mail them an application. The criteria for eligibility for LIHWAP are tied to federal poverty levels and the size of the household. The program is scheduled to end in September 2023 although consideration is being given to making it a permanent program.

 

The second program, the Missouri State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) Program, is funded by federal stimulus funds and administered by the Missouri Housing Development Commission. SAFHR provides rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides up to 12 months of utility assistance to eligible tenants. Individuals are likely eligible if they are a Missouri renter with income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Applications are open now and expected to remain open until at least September 2022. The application and more information on this program can be found at mohousingresources.com/safhr.