In this section, we will keep you posted on issues that have been brought to the attention of the village officials.  At anytime, you have a concern, please give us a call at Village Hall (314.962.5055) or use the "Contact Us" link on left-hand side of this page.














As the temperature outside begins to rise, so does the mosquito population.  Mosquitoes are a summer nuisance and can ruin many outdoor activities.  But more importantly, they also pose a health threat, transmitting diseases, such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis encephalitis, and dog heart-worm.  Worldwide, mosquitoes can carry many other diseases, such as dengue fever, malaria and yellow fever.

Don't be a mosquito breeder!

Mosquitoes can ONLY develop in standing water.  They lay their eggs, usually in places where water collects (old tires, tin cans, buckets, gutters, plant bases, etc.)  To reduce the mosquito population around your home,


Here is an easy checklist to follow to prevent mosquito breeding around your home:

  • clean rain gutters & downspouts

  • discard old tires or store inside

  • empty flowerpots, tin cans, buckets - any container that might collect water

  • store wheelbarrows, canoes, boats upside down

  • empty, clean and refill birdbaths and small wading pools weekly

  • stock ornamental ponds with fish that eat mosquito larvae

  • repair leaky outside faucets

  • secure swimming pool covers tightly

  • keep grass cut and bushes trimmed



  • protect yourself during outside activity. 

  • spray clothing and exposed skin with insect repellents (always follow label instructions).  Use repellents containing no more that 50% DEET on adults, 10% or less DEET on children 2-12 years old.

  • wear protective clothing such as light colored, long-sleeve shirts, long pants and socks while outdoors.

  • limit outdoor activity at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are the most active.


     The village contracts with St. Louis County Health Department for mosquito control services. these services include:

  • monitoring potential breeding sites

  • applying treatment if mosquito larvae are found (larvaciding)

  • spraying for adult mosquitoes based on surveillance data (adultciding).  Spraying kills only those adult mosquitoes that come in contact with the spray.  It is not a long-term solution.


The solution lies with you and your neighbors to dump the standing water!


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     If you find yourself or your property in the dark ...check out the streetlights!  If while out and about in the Village and it gets dark...check out the streetlights!


     The Village pays AmerenUE a whooping $1800.00 a month for street lighting and we want them all lit and keeping your property illuminated!  If you see that the lights are out, let us know!  All we need is the location of the streetlight...either an address closest to the dark light, intersecting streets, the number listed on the pole (it will start with the letter "M", or just general location (we will try to find it!) .


     You can let us know about dark streetlights by either giving us a call at 314.962.5055 or by sending us a quick email using the "CONTACT US" section on the left-hand of this page.



Through its Ready campaign, the US Department of Homeland Security educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and response to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks.  Ready asks individuals to do three key things:

  • get an emergency supply kit

  • make a family emergency plan

  • and be informed of different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses. 


All Americans should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs.  Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include.  However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs.  Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and small portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time.






As we enter the severe weather season, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management

Administration) recommends assembling a Basic Emergency Supply Kit.   Recommended items to include are:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitization

  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • First Aid Kit

  • Whistle to signal for help

  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

  • Local maps




  • Prescription medications and glasses

  • Infant formula and diapers

  • Pet food and extra water for your pet

  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof portable container

  • Cash or traveler's checks and change

  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from

  • Consider bedding for cold weather.

  • Clothing

  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach can be used as a disinfectant.  Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water.  Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.)

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Matches in a waterproof container

  • Eating utensils, paper towels

  • Paper and pencil

  • books, games, puzzles or other activities for children