A Message from the Mayor - June/July

Summer is certainly an exciting time to be in Maryland Heights. The smell of grilled food in the neighborhoods, tapping along to live music in the parks and taking my granddaughter to Aquaport; she is a pro on the new surfing simulator!

I am thankful for everyone’s continued support and I look forward in serving the next four years as your mayor. When I first took office as a Councilman in 1989, the city had just been incorporated and we were looking at creating structure, digging our feet in and spreading our roots. I’m incredibly proud at the growth of the city and all that we are able to offer our residents. While many of our neighboring communities have had to take extreme measures to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m happy to say that Maryland Heights continues to offer the same services to our residents. 

However, what we did learn from the pandemic is that we need to start exploring options for more stable revenue sources. Maryland Heights’ largest revenue source is gaming tax and obviously, the pandemic had a negative impact on that revenue source. Thankfully, we had a healthy reserve to help us through the hard times. Maryland Heights remains stable and we are able to continue to provide many amenities such as Utility Tax Rebates to seniors, free trash, recycling and yard waste pick up, VanGo, our own police dispatch center, a renovated water park, a printed newsletter and much more; these are services that some of the other municipalities are not able to provide. We wouldn’t be able to do any of this without the dedication of our employees and continued support from our residents. 

In this issue of the bimonthly newsletter, we’ve partnered with Visit Maryland Heights, our tourism bureau, to bring you a summary of all the attractions that helped shape our city. I encourage all of our residents to get out and explore Maryland Heights this summer. There’s definitely something for everyone. Click here to read for the Summer Staycation Guide

As summer time brings new adventures, it can also invite illegal fireworks, more trash, and broken air conditioners. Also available, we’ve included some valuable tips about when you should call 911 and an important list of resources for those who may need a helping hand. Please remember to check in on your neighbors, especially if they are senior citizens. 
Take care and stay safe,

Mayor Mike Moeller
(314) 878-6730