A Message from Mayor Moeller - March

It's been a long, cold winter, but we are finally entering spring. As the weather warms up, many people feel the need to clear their homes of excess clutter. In anticipation of this, the City has organized multiple events to allow residents to responsibly and safely dispose of items.

The City is hosting a Bulk Waste Disposal event on April 17, an Electronics Recycling Event on May 15 and a Paper Shredding Event on May 22. Please note that Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Events require preregistration due to very high turnout in the past. Each of these events will be repeated in the fall to help ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate. Check out www.marylandheights.com/RecyclingEvents for more information.

As the roll out of the vaccine continues to move forward albeit at a rate slower than most of us prefer, the City has offered our facilities up to the state, county, fire districts and private entities to use as clinic sites. Our central location would be an asset to efforts to vaccinate the St. Louis region. We want to do our part to help in the regional vaccination efforts. Please note the vaccine registration information through St. Louis County on the next page.

Despite COVID-19, there are many events and activities occurring in Maryland Heights. We are careful to organize these events in a safe manner with appropriate group sizes, mask wearing and other safety measures. The needs of the community do not stop existing because of a pandemic. We are re-imagining programs and events to continue offering them in a safe way. For example, we are bringing back our Volunteer Service Day to help our senior and disabled residents with yard work. Additionally, there's a critical shortage in opportunities for young people to earn community service hours required for school programs and college applications. If you need help with yard work or you know a student in need of service hours, give us a call at (314) 738-2547 or visit www.marylandheights.com/volunteer. A full schedule of spring and summer programs will be released as an insert in next month's newsletter.

Another example of this is converting our traditional St. Patrick's Day Luncheon from a sit-down meal to a drive-thru meal pickup. We know that many of our seniors missed this event when we canceled it last year due to the pandemic. With the format change, we can still connect with and honor our senior residents, but in safe manner. Thank you to everyone who registered for this event and we'll see you on March 14!

March 14 is also when we spring forward at 2:00 a.m. as daylight savings time begins. In addition to turning back your clocks, remember to change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Residents with mobility issues can request assistance with changing batteries in your detectors by calling your local fire district. To check which fire district serves your home, call us at (314) 291-6550.

Fire Protection Districts
Creve Coeur: (314) 432-5570
Maryland Heights: (314) 298-4400
Monarch: (314) 514-0900
Pattonville: (314) 739-3118

Stay safe and enjoy the spring season!

- Mayor Mike Moeller