CITY NEWS AND UPDATES
2019 Street Rehabilitation Projects
Please be advised that that City of Shrewsbury will begin 2019 pavement rehabilitation on March 18, 2019. The projects are due for completion by late-summer. The rehabilitation is not part of the American Water water main projects. The streets being rehabilitated are as follows:
5000-5099 Hi View
7300 block of Hazel
The street rehabilitation may cause temporary inconvenience because of the nature of work. We appreciate your patience during this period and will attempt to minimize the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call City Hall, at (314) 647-5795.
Notice of Request for
HVAC Duct Cleaning
HVAC Duct Cleaning Project
St. Louis County - Laclede Station Rd. Resurfacing
Please see the attached update from St. Louis County on the resurfacing project on Laclede Station Road.
St. Louis County - Laclede Station Road
City of Shrewsbury
Please see the below update from MoDOT on the continuing work on I-44 between Kingshighway and Grand.
City of Shrewsbury
MoDOT continues I-44 bridge work between Kingshighway and Grand
ST. LOUIS – Next week, crews will start the second year of a construction project to update several bridges on I-44 in St. Louis City between Kingshighway and Grand.
This work replaces interstate bridges at Kingshighway, Thurman and 39th Street and rehabilitates interstate bridges over Vandeventer, Tower Grove and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
All work is weather permitting and may be shifted.
Starting Monday, March 18, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. crews will close one lane on eastbound I-44 and restripe eastbound I-44 for three lanes. Each evening for the remainder of the week, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., crews will close an additional lane to set barrier wall for the new temporary median.
On Saturday, March 23, starting at 8 a.m., crews will close two lanes on westbound I-44 and shift the remaining two lanes onto the eastbound interstate. They will also close the Vandeventer ramp to westbound I-44 and the Grand ramp to westbound I-44. When the traffic shift is complete by 6 p.m. Saturday, there will be three eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes on the interstate through the end of the year. The Vandeventer ramp to westbound I-44 will also remain closed for the remainder of the year; the Grand ramp to westbound I-44 is scheduled to reopen in three months.
Crews will work on the westbound bridges this year. Details on specific lane closures on the roads under the bridges will be shared as they become available. Crews will put a new driving surface on I-44 in this area in spring 2020, once the bridge construction is complete.
People using I-44 for their commute should consider using I-64 or I-70, taking Metro, using ridesharing or carpooling, or allowing themselves extra time as this construction work restarts.
Ameren Missouri Maintenance Update
Please see the below notice from Ameren Missouri regarding their upcoming maintenance work on approximately 10 miles of the Watson-Baumgartner transmission line.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
City of Shrewsbury
PLANNED HELICOPTER MAINTENANCE WORK
WATSON-BAUMGARTNER 138-kV TRANSMISSION LINE
Ameren Missouri is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy to our communities. In order for us to continue meeting energy needs, we will be upgrading sections of the energy grid in your community. Maintenance work will be performed on approximately 10 miles of the Watson-Baumgartner transmission line, located in or near the communities of Shrewsbury, Mackenzie, Marlborough, Wilbur Park, Lakeshire, St. George, Green Park, Mehlville, Lemay and Oakville.
The work includes the installation of smart grid technology and stringing new wire on structures and across Interstates 270 and 55. In an effort to minimize property damage and traffic congestion, Ameren Missouri will utilize a helicopter to assist with the maintenance work and upgrades on power lines. We encourage motorists who notice the helicopter work to focus on the road, maintain a safe speed, refrain from taking photos while driving and stay a safe distance from crews.
We plan to begin work during the week of March 4th, 2019. Prior to construction, you may notice contractor crews mobilizing and material being delivered to the work areas. Weather permitting, we expect to finish this project by May 1, 2019.
Brentwood Bound: Building a Bright Future
Brentwood Bound Overview
Resolution 2019-01 - Brentwood Bound
April 2, 2019 General Municipal Election Update
The Shrewsbury General Municipal Election will be held on April 2, 2019. In that election, each of the three wards will elect one Alderman.
You will note that in Ward 1, there are two candidates running: Mr. John Odenwald and Ms. Gabrielle Sullivan.
Subsequent to Ms. Sullivan's filing and our certification of it with the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, she has subsequently withdrawn her candidacy due to a new occupational opportunity.
Since the process of removing a candidate from the ballot at this late stage is quite onerous, involving court ordered ballot modification, and since we want to be sure that the voters know what they are being asked to vote upon, I have asked Ms. Sullivan to provide the community with a brief message updating you on the situation.
Here is her letter to the community.
All the Best,
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is to acknowledge my withdrawal from the race for Shrewsbury’s Ward 1 Alderman in 2019.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to withdraw from the running of Alderman. I had an opportunity come up with my employer that I could not reject. As a member of this community, I know how important it is to have someone ready and available for their constituents. With the hours needed in this new role, I would be unable to properly commit to the role of Alderman.
During my process of collecting signatures, I was able to introduce myself to the various members of this wonderful community and received much positive feedback in the process. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to meet so many citizens of Shrewsbury. Campaigning allowed me the chance to get face to face with more residents than ever before. I will still be your neighbor in Shrewsbury and hope to continue fostering these new relationships.
With that said, I support the hard work that the Board of Alderman does and I wish it all the best in the future.
Water Main Replacement Project. Missouri American Water will begin a water main replacement project tomorrow 2/1/2019 in Shrewsbury. This will effect residents on Nottingham beween 7300 and 7424, Brunswick 7300 to 7325, Lenox 5000 to 5125 and Garden 7700 to 7714. Please DO NOT PARK on the street and obey no parking signs. This is a much needed project and will take some time, please be patient. If you have any questions call Tony at Public Works @314-645-7441.
April 2, 2019 General Municipal Election
[Article posted online 11/30/2018, 3:15 p.m.]
On the ballot, for the April 2, 2019 General Municipal Election, one Alderman will be elected for Ward I, Ward II and Ward III.
Opening of candidate filings begins at 8 a.m. on December 11, 2018.
Closing of candidate filings is at 5 p.m. on January 15, 2019.
Write-in candidates must file, in person, by 5 p.m. on March 22, 2019. Write-in candidates must complete the paperwork, in person, at the St. Louis County Election Board at 725 Northwest Plaza Drive, St. Ann, MO. 63074. Phone: 314-615-1800.
T.R.I.M. Grant Awarded to Shrewsbury!
The City of Shrewsbury was recently awarded a T.R.I.M (Tree Resource Imporvement Maintenance) Grant in the amount of $10,000. This is a program by the MIssouri Deparmtent of Conservation in cooperation with the Missouri Community Forest Council and the USDA Forest Service. Shrewsbury would like to greatly thank the Missouri Department of Conservation for awarding us this grant. The grant money will be used to do a tree inventory of Wehner and Brinkop Parks. This inventory will allow Shrewsbury to create and support a long term and sustainable urban forest management program. Davey Resource Group has been hired to perform the duties of this work. Davey will be out and about in the parks collecting datain the next few months. Additionally after the tree inventory is completed, there will be an interactvie component for public engagment to learn aboutthe park trees and understand tree benifits better int he parks and their own yards. Any questions, contact Beth Parker at 314-647-1003.
Bulk Trash PickUp Dates - 2019
Quarterly Bulk-Trash pickup dates for 2019 follow. Please contact City Hall, if you have any
questions. City Hall 314-647-5795.
- January 21, 2019
- April 15, 2019
- July 15, 2019
- October 21, 2019
Route 66 Photo Contest Winner
Jeanne Rohner (pictured below) is the winner of
the viewing deck photo contest. Her winning
picture can be seen by clicking on the image to the
right labeled photo contest winning picture.
Update: Customer Service Options
for Waste Management (WM) Services
Please call WM Customer Service for any service
requests, billing inquires or general questions.
Residents have the option of visiting www.wm.com
at their leisure where they can submit online
requests 24/7 for activities such as setting up new
services, reporting a missed collection or to have a
cart delivered or swapped out. While visiting
www.wm.com residents may also ‘live chat’ with an
agent that will be able to assist them regarding their
The convenient online live chat service is
available Monday – Friday from 7AM – 5PM CST. If
residents would prefer to speak directly to an agent
they may contact the WM Customer Service Call
Center at 1-800-964-8988, where Customer Service
agents are available to answer any questions or
requests Monday - Friday from 7AM – 5PM CST.
City Celebrates Paying Off the
City Center Bond
Shrewsbury 2018 Citizen of the Year
Mayor Buckley had this to say "I nominated
Rick Steingruby because he has a spirit of
giving in all that he does. Rick has served
the community as alderman since 2013.
Along with his responsibilities as Alderman,
Rick has shared his knowledge as a "Master
gardener” with the City of Shrewsbury. Rick
has dedicated numerous hours to selecting,
planting, and maintaining trees and shrubs
around our community. He is an active
member of his church where he sings in the
choir. Rick has also been committed to
fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis
foundation. He has cycled more than a
hundred miles, raising thousands of dollars
to find a cure to this debilitating disease.
But most importantly, Rick has been a
loving husband to his wife Mary and a
devoted father to his children; Luke, Stuart,
Carrie and Aidan. We are pleased to call him
neighbor and proud to name him Citizen of
Shrewsbury has a recycling center located at
7309 Melbourne Ave (Near east end of the
swimming pool parking lot) at the Public
Works Building, recycling center hours are
Monday through Friday 7:00am-
3:30 p.m. and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm.
Items to be recycled are as follows:
Glass beverage bottles (all colors)
Aluminum and Tin Cans
Plastic container with the number
“1” or “2” inside the recycle emblem
Newspaper (newsprint only)
Cellular phones and cellular batteries ONLY
Historic Route 66 in Shrewsbury
Fire Dept. Rolls Out STARS Program