City News and Announcements
Town Hall - Waste Connections
The Board of Alderman will be holding a Town Hall meeting regarding Waste Connections from 6-6:45 pm on Thursday, April 20, 2023. The Town Hall meeting will be in Council Chambers. Please come forward to have your voice heard.
Confluence Trash Bash - Saturday, April 8th
Save the Date for 2023's Confluence Trash Bash on Saturday, April 8th!
Site leaders will direct volunteers at locations across the Lower Missouri River watershed, working together to keep our streams and communities free from trash and litter. Gloves and trash bags will be provided and volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt.
This annual clean-up event is open to all ages.
Registration will open the last week of February. To receive notification, RSVP to this event or BECOME A FAN of the Confluence Trash Bash page on the Open Space Council volunteer portal.
Questions about how to get involved? Please contact Andrew Clubb, Conservation Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships Available to Presentation Arts Center
A limited number of scholarships are available to Woodson Terrace residents at Presentation Arts Center. Please contact City Hall if you need a copy of your Occupancy Permit or a letter of residency. Registration is required. Classes forming now for January.
All classes will be held at the Arts Center, 8832 Tudor, Overland, MO 63114
Advanced Acrylics - This class is for the artist with painting experience, but they would like to increase their skills. The images painted from will be more in depth and detailed, applying previously learned techniques. This is an 8 week session of 2 hour classes per week. Thurs. 1/19-3/9/23. 10-12pm
Advanced Drawing - This class is for the artist who wants to take their drawing skills to the next level. Patience and attention to detail will be our goal to create realistic, beautiful finished pieces of mainly still life's & landscapes from photos. We will use chalk pastels and colored pencils along with charcoal & graphite. This is an 8 week session of 2 hour classes per week.
Thurs. 1/19-3/9/23. 1:30pm-3:30pm
Drawing I - The Objective of this course is for the beginning artist to learn all the basics of drawing that will include: Materials needed, Contour Drawing, The 5 Basic Shapes of all drawings, 1 & 2 Point Perspective, Compositional Elements, Proportion & Shading Techniques. Each student receives a Sketchbook & pencil set. This is a 6 week Session of 2 hours classes per week
Weds. 1/18 -2/22/23. 10 -12pm
Mixed Media & Batik - This class is designed for the artist who likes to experiment with many different mediums that include: Pencil, Charcoal, Acrylics, Watercolor, fabrics, findings, ribbons, dried flowers, spray paint, pastels, printed papers, etc., to create one of a kind pieces with texture & interest. You will learn about composition & design in this class. Batik is an Indonesian wax resist dyeing application to cloth which will also be taught in this class. This is an 8 Week Session of 2 hour classes per week.
Tues, 1/17 - 3/7/23. 10-12pm
Pottery - This course is for the beginning artist wanting to explore working with clay. This is all hand work to include pinch pots, slab & coil designs to create beautiful, unique designs all your own. Many beautiful glazes to choose from for your finished artwork. Firing included. This is an 8 week Session of 2 hour classes per week. Weds. 1/18-3/8/23. 10-12pm
We don't have a whole lot more information than this, please call the center at 314-731-6522 or contact Alderman Willey at email@example.com for more information.
Click here for a sample of works produced in similar classes.
REQUEST FOR REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
REQUEST FOR REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
The City of Woodson Terrace, Missouri seeks proposals for the redevelopment of a certain portion (the Redevelopment Area) of the City. The Redevelopment Area consists of the entirety of parcel 12K130021 (10330 Natural Bridge Road) and abutting public roadways.
The Board of Aldermen actively solicits any interested and qualified private party (a Developer) to submit a proposal for the redevelopment of the Redevelopment Area; such proposal must be consistent with the City™s Comprehensive Plan and the City™s Zoning Ordinance.
The primary objective of the City is to create new investment (whether through substantial renovation, or new construction, or both) in a key location at an entryway into the City. The redevelopment proposed should demonstrate an understanding of the Redevelopment Area's immediate access to Natural Bridge Road and Aerospace Drive, its relationship with adjacent land uses, and its positioning in proximity to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
The City is willing to consider the use of certain public incentives for redevelopment of the Redevelopment Area. Such incentives may include Chapter 353 Tax Abatement, Transportation Development District, Community Improvement District, and other such programs available for use in Missouri municipalities; the City will not consider the use of Tax Increment Financing for the redevelopment of the Redevelopment Area.
Proposals must be submitted by 3:00 pm January 16, 2023, directed to City Consultant, Mr. Gene Norber, City Hall, 4323 Woodson Road, Woodson Terrace, Missouri 63134.
Interested parties may contact Mr. Norber at 314.231.4720 for further information regarding this Request, and to receive a copy of the Request for Redevelopment Proposals “ Guidelines and Requirements for Submittal of Proposals.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in its sole and absolute discretion. The City further reserves the right to reject any and all proposals for failure to meet the requirements contained herein, to waive any technicalities, and to select the proposal, or proposals, which best meets the needs of the City. This RFP creates no obligation on the part of the City to award a contract or to compensate any bidder for any costs incurred during the proposal presentation, response, submission or interviews. The City reserves the right to award a contract, or contracts, based on proposals received without further discussion or negotiation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.