A Message from Mayor Moeller - May

Summer is approaching! It feels like just yesterday that we were abiding by Stay-at-Home Orders, restaurants were closed for dine-in service, and Zoom calls were just beginning. With the recent vaccination efforts occurring throughout the region, there a sense is normalcy returning.

Throughout the past year, several of our citizens were affected by COVID-19, whether it was a job transition, childcare, routine change, or with the virus itself. Several of us even lost loved ones along the way.  2020 was a challenging time for everyone and foodbanks around the area continue to work to replenish their stock so that even more families can utilize this assistance. 

Please join me for Mayors for Meals on Saturday, May 8th at the Maryland Heights Community Center's north parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. I will be handing out our comfortable Maryland Heights face masks in exchange for food donations which will go to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Donation barrels will be placed in the Community Center and Police Department lobby from May 1 - May 8, so if you can't join us on May 8, please consider dropping off a food donation throughout the week. 

As we approach this summer season, we are very excited to share the renovations of Aquaport with all of you. Residents and Season Pass Holders will be able to get a preview of all the new renovations and features on Friday, May 28 at the Aquaport Grand Reopening. We are very excited to share several VIP benefits that are for residents only. Those who obtain a Privilege Card from the Community Center will not only get resident pricing, but will also have the opportunity to access Aquaport an hour earlier than non-residents, bypass the wait in line by having their own VIP lane at the entrance, surf, body board or wake board on the all-new FlowRider feature at no additional cost. We value our residents and want them to know that Aquaport is their municipal pool. Of course, safety will be a priority this summer and we will be following all requirements put in place by St. Louis County. To stay updated with everything happening at Aquaport, follow it on social media, visit www.marylandheights.com/Aquaport, and download the MHParks app. 

If you or someone you know is looking for a extra cash this summer, please let them know about our many opportunities at www.marylandheights.com/jobs. We have seasonal positions available and several of them involve soaking up some much-needed vitamin D. Interested applicants can even apply online at www.marylandheights.com/employment

Sunny weather not only brings the start of pool season, but also several road construction projects. We have several projects starting up in Maryland Heights and I ask everyone to please drive safely and watch for workers as these projects are being completed. Check out upcoming road projects that are going on in your area here.  

Our favorite pool is opening and we are looking forward to summer concerts, family movie nights, BBQs, and splash pads. We look forward to a busy and fun-filled summer with an increase in people venturing outside. Please remember to be smart and stay safe!