A Message from Mayor Moeller - August/September

As we wave goodbye to summer and prepare ourselves for a new school year, I am able to look back at the last couple months and I'm amazed at all that we've been able to accomplish. We owe our successful summer to our hard working city staff - from the lifeguards who kept Aquaport running smoothly to our Finance Department who continues to go above and beyond preparing the annual budget to our dedicated officers who endure months of out-of-state training to better our City and even our loyal K-9 officers and their handlers. In July, we invited the community to a retirement ceremony for K-9 Bax, who spent the last seven years of his life keeping us safe.

Last summer, we saw a record rainfall occur, which caused flash flooding all over the metro area. Unfortunately, during that flooding period, our beloved dog park endured significant damage. Thanks to the hard work of the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments, construction has begun to restore Dogport. Read more about the plans here.

The most Fall Guide to Parks and Recreation has just been released and I hope that you are able to keep this publication around through the upcoming months, so you can easily access all the wonderful events and programs they have planned. Many fall favorites will make a reappearance this year: the Fall Family Fair, Chalk the Lot, and the City Wide Sale - just to name a few. I'm also very excited for their new programming opportunities like Storybook STEM, a Pumpkin Plunge, and the Teen Halloween Hunt. More information about all of these programs can be found inside the Parks and Recreation Guide. Be sure to check it out!

As the temperatures begin to drop during September, we are reminded that fall is here. If you are a senior citizen or a disabled resident, I hope that you are participating in our Utility Tax Rebate program, which is coordinated every fall. We are very lucky to be able to offer this amenity to our residents. Be sure to take advantage of this program and read more about the process here.

Finally, September also brings our favorite time of the year -Maryland Heights Night Out (MHNO). This long-standing tradition includes a series of block parties that pop up all over the City where residents can gather over good food and good company. I hear there are lots of surprises planned this year - so check out all the details here.

Hope to see you all celebrating life in Maryland Heights on September 30 during MHNO!

- Mayor Mike Moeller