Message from the Mayor October/November

Fall is here, and this season brings many of our favorite Maryland Heights' traditions. My personal favorite is giving out candy in my neighborhood on Halloween, and at the Westport Halloween Parade. We are excited to return to Westport Plaza for this free, family-friendly event this year and are crossing our fingers for no rain! Many of our costumed participants enjoyed watching the Thriller Dance Troupe perform before the parade, and will be happy to know that this group will be back to provide some pre-parade entertainment! Special thanks to troupe leader Alexander Ocasio, our Zumba Instructor
Speaking of parades, please be aware of traffic delays on October 8 for the Pattonville Homecoming Parade. The route is a bit different this year due to the installation of solar panel canopies at the Community Center. Click here for details on the route.

This fall, we have a packed schedule of Halloween-themed events. The Fall Family Fair (held on October 15) has really evolved in the last couple years, and is way to kick-off your autumn season with crafts, live entertainment, hayrides, and more. The kids in the area are super excited for Halloween (and candy!), so check out our events by clicking here and Halloween Safety Tips here provided by the Maryland Heights Police.

Since our last issue, the St. Louis area experienced a major flash flooding event in July. If you encountered damage to your home or property during that time, please click here for resources. Staff has compiled an extensive list and encourage residents to fill out the online questionnaire to start the repair process.

As we approach budget time, we take a look back at the previous year with the Popular Annual Financial Report which can be viewed here. This document breaks down the budget into an easily digestible format. Our goal is to give residents an understanding on how our budget works, the sources of revenues, the total expenditures by department, and the different types of taxes that we currently have in place. This gives our residents a better understanding of decisions made by the City. For instance, gaming tax peaked in 2000 when we collected over $17 million but has steadily decreased with the addition of new casinos in the St. Louis area. We want you to be educated, which is especially important when it comes to ballot issues such as Prop U. Please get the facts on Prop U, visit for more information.

Stay safe and enjoy all the fall favorites!

Mayor Mike Moeller
(314) 878-6730