City of Woodson Terrace Missouri

City News and Announcements

Financial Assistance- Spire

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 8, 2020) — Spire is offering a new financial assistance option of up to $500 for active, Missouri small businesses struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spire will begin accepting applications for the new Small Business Pandemic Relief Program the week of Dec. 14. 

The assistance is crucial as a recent study conducted by Spire of small business customers found 98% have been impacted financially by coronavirus. Many of these small businesses are restaurants working through public health precautions and social distancing practices related to the pandemic.

“Small businesses are an important part of our community, making up almost half of Missouri’s private sector jobs and playing a significant role in the state’s economy,” said Scott Carter, president of Spire Missouri. “We want to do our part to help.”

To be eligible for the program, a business must be an active, Missouri customer in the small general services rate class, be a locally owned business or franchise, and complete an online application. If accepted into the program, small businesses can receive $100 per month for up to five months. The program runs through Sept. 30, 2021, or until funds are exhausted.

“Young’s Restaurant & Catering Company, Inc. has been around since 1954,” said Grant Young, owner of the Valley Park, Missouri establishment. “Even as a longstanding family-owned business, we have felt the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Carryout is only 40% of our normal business. We’ve been able to keep everyone employed and our doors open because of support from loyal customers who purchase gift cards and patronize us regularly. As we approach another rough patch, I appreciate Spire stepping up and offering assistance. Every bit helps right now.”

Approved Dec. 2 by the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Small Business Pandemic Relief Program is part of the company’s comprehensive approach to provide relief for customers who are experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. In November, the natural gas provider began offering up to $400 in assistance for Missouri residential customers who have been furloughed or experienced job or income loss and have an outstanding balance on their Spire account. Additionally, Spire previously launched one-time credit assistance programs for both Missouri residential and small business customers.

“From the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve been committed to ensuring our community maintains access to affordable, reliable, clean natural gas,” said Carter. “We encourage customers who are struggling to call us. We are here to help.”

To apply or learn more about the new program or other ways Spire is helping customers impacted by the pandemic, visit SpireEnergy.com/relief.

Town Hall Meeting for the Woodson Road Airport Connection/Corridor Project

The Town Hall Meeting for the Woodson Road Airport Connection/Corridor Project was held on November 24, 2020. Please click here to view a replay of the event on YouTube.

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In an effort to provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered during the town hall, you will be able to type your questions and a facilitator will post the questions to the project team. If your question is not answered during the meeting, it will be documented, answered, and posted on this page following the meeting.

Before, during and after the townhall, we ask that you take the survey on the "Community Survey" page. You can take the survey online, or fill out the survey by hand and drop it off at City Hall during normal business hours.

The presentation will be streamed on YouTube and will be live on November 24, 2020 starting at 4pm. Please visit this page prior to the event for the link.

County Executive Dr. Sam Page Announces More CARES Act Funds for Restaurants and Other Small Businesses

 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (November 19, 2020) More than $3 million in CARES Act funds will be distributed to small businesses and restaurants in the County’s continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These grants come at a critical time for small businesses and restaurants in St. Louis County,” said County Executive Dr. Sam Page. “We know these businesses have been acutely affected by the pandemic and our efforts to control the spread of the virus. I implore all businesses that qualify to apply for these grants and I call on our leaders in Washington to get together now and approve a stimulus package so that we can get more financial assistance out into our communities. This should have happened months ago.”

The county earlier this year awarded $19.7 million to more than 1,600 small businesses and restaurants. The additional funds come at the recommendation of the Economic Rescue Team, a group of volunteers appointed by Dr. Page earlier this year to help lead the County’s economic recovery efforts.

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership will administer the new program, known as the Small Business Rapid Deployment Fund.

“As a catalyst for economic development in the St. Louis region, we remain committed to helping existing businesses weather the devastating impact of the COVID-19 virus. These funds are part of a comprehensive support plan,” said Rodney Crim, CEO and President of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 can apply for $5,000 grants to pay for operating expenses or business costs, including rent and payroll. Restaurants that have had to adapt to

COVID-related public health restrictions can apply for $5,000 grants to off-set related costs for things such as equipment for outdoor dining, heaters, tents, and curbside service.

In order to qualify, businesses must have 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and have a physical presence in St. Louis County. The grants can only go to businesses significantly impacted by the continued economic challenges created by COVID-19 and will only cover expenses and costs incurred between April 1, 2020 and December 16, 2020. Businesses that have already received a County CARES Act grant are not eligible.

Application for the Small Business Rapid Deployment Fund grants open Monday, November 23, at 9 a.m. and will remain open until 5 p.m. Monday, December 7. Businesses and restaurants are encouraged to apply as early as possible because funding may be limited based on demand. To apply, go to the Partnership website at STLPartnership.com.

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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.