City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

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

METROPOLITIAN 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.

TRIM Grant

The City would like to thank the Missouri Department of Conservation and the TRIM Grant program for their assistance to add trees to John L. Brown Park.

The TRIM Program is designed to assist Missouri communities with improving their community forest. TRIM encourages communities to have a sustainable, balanced, and comprehensive community forestry program based on a current tree inventory and managed with the guidance of a community forestry professional. Lastly, TRIM is designed to promote community forest benefits through the proper management and care of trees.

For more information, please click on the link below.

https://mdc.mo.gov/community-conservation/community-conservation-funding-opportunities

2021 ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 67.287.2 RSMO

CITY OF WOODSON TERRACE, MISSOURI 2021 ANNUAL PUBLICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE MINIMUM STANDARDS ESTABLISHED BY SECTION 67.287.2 RSMO

First posted on City website January 2022

During 2021, the City of Woodson Terrace, Missouri, met the minimum standards established by Section 67.287.2 RSMo. as set forth below. For more information, contact the City Clerk at 314-427-2600. (1) The City approved a balanced annual budget listing anticipated revenues and expenditures, as required in Section 67.010 RSMo. (2) The certified public accountant firm Spinner & Kummer conducted an annual audit of the finances of the City that includes a report on the internal controls utilized by the City to prevent misuse of public funds. (3) The City used a cash management and accounting system that accounts for all revenues and expenditures. (4) The City maintained the following insurance at adequate levels to minimize risk: (a) General liability coverage (b) Police professional liability coverage (c) Workers compensation benefits for injured employees as required under the provisions of Chapter 287 RSMo. (d) Bonds covering local officials as required by Sections 77.390, 79.260 and 80.250 Copies of these insurance policies and bonds are available for inspection at the office of the City Clerk. (5) The City provided access at the office of the City Clerk to a complete set of ordinances adopted by its governing body, available to the public within ten business days of a written request. An online version of codified ordinances was available at https://ecode360.com/WO3485.

(6) The City was served by its own police department, a department accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

(7) The police department serving the City had written policies regarding the safe operation of emergency vehicles, including a policy on police pursuits. A copy of such policies is available at the office of the City Clerk.

(8) The police department serving the City had written policies regarding the use of force by peace officers. A copy of such policies is available at the office of the City Clerk.

(9) The police department serving the City had written general orders. A copy of such general orders is available at the office of the City Clerk.

(10) The police department serving the City had written policies for collecting and reporting all crime and police stop data for the City as required by law. Such policies have been forwarded to the Missouri Attorney General's office. A copy of such policies is available at the office of the City Clerk.

(11) The City conducted construction code review by City Staff pursuant to the codes and procedures as appropriate.

 

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Proper Address Requirements

A note from the City of Woodson Terrace Code Enforcement Officer.

It has been noticed that several homes within the city have incorrect or missing premise identification (address numbers). Easily legible numbers are essential for rapid response of emergency personnel and are required by local building codes.  The following are the building code requirements for premise identification numbers within Saint Louis County and the City of Woodson Terrace.

[F] 304.3 Premises identification. Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102mm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7mm).

Deadly Distraction

Please take a minute to review these testimonials and statistics on distracted driving.

 

Woodson Terrace Police Department’s K9 Mika to Get Donation of Body Armor

Woodson Terrace Police Department’s K9 Mika will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Mika’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Officer Michael V. Langsdorf”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,156 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations.
The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.
Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest. Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty. For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.

Vector Activity

There has been an increase in vector activity this summer and fall.  After speaking to several sources,  it seems the following THREE reasons could account for the uptick in rodents.

 

 

1)      There are several thousand more people working from home, leading to more waste, leading to increased food sources.

2)      Demolition work at the Airport. Just across Highway 70, new gas mains are going in. This is causing normal rodent routes to be capped/and or disturbed.

3)      Sewer smoking.  Several times a year MSD contracts with local engineering firms to look for cracks and faults in the sewer systems.  This includes pumping non-toxic smoke into the sewer mains to look for seepage.  This also drivers rodents to higher ground.

 

We are currently obtaining more traps.  If you see activity please report to City Hall during business hours (8:30-4:30 M=F). We will check the area to see if its already baited, and if not, set out some boxes.

 

If you do encounter rodent dens, fill with gravel.  Keep trashcan lids tight.

You may also obtain your own pest control items or services.

Non-Emergency Police Dispatch

Here is a reminder about whom to call, and when for non-emergency police needs:

Woodson Terrace Police Department Non-Emergency Line, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm:
314-427-5858 

St. Louis County Police Non-Emergency Dispatch, non-business hours:
636-529-8210

General Code Now Online

The General Code for the City of Woodson Terrace is now available online.  Check it out here.