City of Maryland Heights Departments & Divisions
The City Administrator is responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations of the City. They supervise all departments, sees that all ordinances are enforced and all contracts are performed, and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the budget, city operations and city policy.
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Building & Codes
The Building and Codes is a division of the Community Development department. They oversee the review of all construction plans, building and occupancy inspections and issues building and occupancy permits. The City contracts with St. Louis County for mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits and inspections.
Code Enforcement conducts field surveys of residential and commercial property to ensure compliance with the property maintenance, nuisance, occupancy, licensing and zoning codes. Unresolved code violations are prosecuted in the Municipal Court. Occupancy Inspections oversees inspection of commercial, single-family and multi-family residential properties at time of reoccupancy to ensure compliance with the municipal code.
The Building and Codes division also oversees the administration and enforcement of the City's floodplain management code.
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City Clerk's Office
The City Clerk is custodian of all city records and keeps the official city seal. The Clerk prepares and maintains all minutes of City Council meetings and keeps records of council committee and boards and commissions meetings. The Clerk is also responsible for responding to requests for records under the Missouri Sunshine law.
The City Clerk's office processes, issues, and maintains business, liquor, vendor, solicitors, billboard and telecommunication antennae licenses. This office is also responsible for issuing special event permits.
The City Clerk is the authorized official responsible for accepting declarations of candidacy, submitting certifications and other information related to municipal elections to the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners and for providing voter registration services.
The City Clerk prepares and assembles council meeting information packets and provides administrative support to the Mayor and City Council.
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The Communications division is responsible for effectively engaging in public information and community relations, media relations and employee communications in order to increase citizen awareness, support, and satisfaction with city services and to position the City as an attractive location to live, work and visit. A wide range of communications programs and services have been established.
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Economic Development is a division of Community Development. The Economic Development Manager oversees the City's economic development program. This activity includes meeting with prospective developers, providing staff support to the City's Economic Development Commission and representing the City at organizations and events that are focused on business development.
Economic Development also identifies and promotes opportunities for redevelopment within the City in an effort to stimulate further economic growth. It also includes the management of programs that provide financial incentives to encourage redevelopment.
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The Finance department is responsible for all financial and accounting functions of the City. Revenues and expenditures are recorded and monitored, all financial reports are generated, cash management, payroll and cash disbursements are performed. The Finance Director is responsible for adherence to federal and state regulations regarding payroll reporting, budget publication, grant compliance, etc.
The Finance Director serves as overseer of treasury operations pursuant to state statute. An annual audit of the City's financial reports is performed by an independent auditor selected by City Council. The Council Finance Committee is the designated audit committee.
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The Human Resource division administers the personnel policies established by the City Council. They also oversee the recruitment, training, classification and disciplining of personnel.
This division also oversees workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, the employee assistance program and other benefits programs.
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The I.T. division provides computer hardware and software support for all departments and centrally maintains the city-wide computer network and management information system. This division also provides centralized support of the City's office technology systems including telephone systems, cellular phones, voice mail and copy machines. They also provide 24 hour support for all police technology.
The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of city government. The Judge is appointed to a four-year term by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. Traffic violations and other ordinance violations are tried by the court.
The Violations Bureau provides for the efficient collection of fines and costs assessed by the Municipal Court.
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Parks and Recreation
The Parks and Recreation department is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the City's central indoor recreation facility and outdoor aquatic facility.
The Parks division provides grounds maintenance and beautification for five public parks, Community Center grounds, Government Center grounds, Aquaport, Dogport, trails, walking paths, and other public facilities.
The Recreation division of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the implementation of leisure activities including instructional classes, wellness programs, sports, drop-in activities, camps, trips and join programming with other agencies. They implement programs of visual and performing arts and programs that enhance the community's understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and the arts.
The Recreation division also partners with three other cities to provide services to individuals with disabilities through programs and facilities, they are responsible for the rental and reservations of Community Center rooms, picnic pavilions and other park facilities.
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Planning & Zoning
Planning and Zoning is a division of the Community Development Department. This division oversees the Inspections and Planning and Zoning programs. They provide information and assistance on permitting and development review processes to the residential and business communities through the city website, newsletter, brochures, special mailings and public notices.
Planning and Zoning also plans for future land development in accordance with community needs and the City's comprehensive planning process. Planning functions include amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and examination of growth trends. They also provide staff support to the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment.
Planning and Zoning is responsible for implementing the City's land use policies through management of zoning amendment procedures, adoption of zoning and subdivision codes, variance requests and map amendments. They ensure that development proposals are consistent with zoning, site plan and subdivision codes, meet public safety standards and achieve quality design.
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The Police department is responsible for continuous, around-the-clock protection of the City providing preventive patrol, response to calls for service, bicycle patrol, investigation, crime scene processing and response to crimes in progress. The Police department also conducts enforcement, citizen education and traffic accident investigations. They also provide a range of crime prevention, citizen education and social media presence.
The Police Department consists of several divisions which include: Administration, 911 Communications, Bureau of Field Operations, Detective Bureau, Community Response Division, K-9 Unit, Bureau of Support Services and Records. To learn more about each of these divisions, please visit the Police Department page.
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The Public Works department oversees the Roads and Bridges, Stormwater, Capital Projects, Streetlighting, Solid Waste, Vehicle Maintenance, and Sewer Lateral programs.
They involve engineering design and right-of-way acquisition for all city capital improvement projects. This department is also responsible for plan review of all development proposals for public improvements, processing of special use permits, administration of the sanitary sewer lateral program, records maintenance and planning for future projects.
This department is also responsible for patching of potholes, sweeping streets, sealing of pavement cracks, and maintenance of all asphalt and concrete pavements, sidewalks, right-of-way maintenance and bridge maintenance. They install and maintain all traffic control signals, pavement markings and traffic signals within the public rights-of way on city-maintained streets.
Public Works is also responsible for snow and ice control operations on city streets to maintain traffic flow, planting and trimming of trees and the removal of dead and diseased trees within all public rights-of-way in the City, applying mosquitocide throughout the City (larviciding services provided by St. Louis County under contract), and operate and maintain the city garage.
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