Glendale Public Works
721 Bismark Avenue
Glendale, Missouri 63122
Phone: (314) 965-3600
Fax: (314) 965-4772
The Public Works crews are often working on job sites throughout the City and not necessarily readily available at their office. If you are in need of a service normally provided by the Public Works Department, please contact City Hall at (314) 965-3600 and a member of staff will forward your request immediately.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of the City’s infrastructure systems, including storm, water, streets, sidewalks, and signage. Construction and repair responsibilities are scheduled at specific times throughout the year, while maintenance responsibilities are generally conducted on an ongoing basis.
The Public Works Department is also responsible for snow removal services during the winter months and for clearing post-storm debris from public right-of-ways year-around.
During the summer months, Glendale hires seasonal employees to help the regular crew do various street, curb and sidewalk construction and repairs.
ICE AND SNOW REMOVAL
During snow and ice storms, our Public Works Department works diligently to keep the streets clear. Plowing and salting are done by a snow plan that takes into account traffic patterns, street grade, and the number of homes served. The arterial streets of North Sappington and Kirkham receive top priority, then secondary, high traffic streets are then plowed per specific routes. Lastly, as a courtesy, the Public Works Department salts and plows all private streets.
It would be of great help to the City if during these storms your automobiles were parked in your driveway. City snow plow crews can do a much more thorough job when they do not have to work around vehicles parked on the street as it is difficult to maneuver between and around these vehicles.
Residents are required by City ordinance to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice.
In July 2019, Glendale joined 70+ municipalities in the St. Louis area who contract mosquito control services with St. Louis County’s Public Health department, division of Vector Control.
Glendale’s immediate neighbors, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Rock Hill, and Warson Woods all contract mosquito control services with Vector Control (VC). VC implements a comprehensive mosquito control program with an emphasis on trapping, monitoring, and larvicide applications. Larvicide applications, a process by which product is added to standing water on a routine basis which prevents mosquito larvae from developing into an adult, is the best form of mosquito control. VC will only apply adulticide (fogging), the least effective means of mosquito control, if a mosquito-borne disease is found through the trapping and monitoring process.
To learn more about Vector Control’s mosquito control program please visit http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/MosquitoControl.
To request mosquito fogging, to be placed on the “No Fogging” list, or to be added to the email notification list, please call 314-615-0680.
SEWER LATERAL REPAIR PROGRAM
In November 1997, the residents of Glendale passed a proposition adding an additional $7.00 per quarter to their refuse bill to be set-aside in a separate fund for a Sewer Lateral Repair Program. This program was designed to help our residents who have to pay for sanitary sewer lateral repairs between its connection with the sewer main and the house connection. This is not a sewer cleaning service.
If you think you have a collapsed sewer lateral or have been informed that you do by a contractor or the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, please contact City Hall at (314) 965-3600 in order to have an application for this program mailed to you, or click on this SEWER LATERAL REPAIR PROGRAM for online access to the printable application and more specific information about our sewer lateral program. Click on this link for information regarding the disposal of fats, oils and grease that can cause problems with a sanitary sewer system.
SIDEWALKS AND CURBING PROGRAM
Our Public Works Department replaces sidewalks only on N. Sappington Road. The remainder of sidewalks throughout the City are the responsibility of the residents. Our Curbing Program consists of curbs being added to streets without curbs and the repairing of broken, aging curbs. All new curbs are installed using asphalt. Residents are required by ordinance to maintain and keep clear the sidewalks on their property. This includes clearing sidewalks of snow, ice and other debris such as tree limbs and leaves.
Street sweeping services will be provided throughout the City on an as-needed basis, usually in June. Notice is given to the residents when street sweeping is scheduled. In order to assure a thorough cleaning of our streets, we ask that all residents try not to park their vehicles on the street during the week of scheduled street sweeping services. The City’s main arterial roads, N. Sappington and Kirkham, are swept once per month weather permitting.
Our Public Works Department is responsible for all City street repairs and maintenance, curb removal and replacement and striping of City streets. They are also involved in storm water projects throughout the City.
2021 marks Year 7 of a estimated 12-15 year project to replace or install new curbing (as needed) and resurface each city street with asphalt. Please review the following link for the map and details about the resurfacing program.
All City signs to include parking, speed limit, traffic and welcome signs are maintained and replaced by our Public Works Department with the exception of all signs off of Berry Road and West Lockwood, which are maintained by the St. Louis County Highway Department, and all signs on Manchester, which are maintained by the Missouri Department of Transportation. The Missouri Uniform Traffic Code determines the style of street signs with respect to size, reflectivity, etc.
Temporary “No Parking” signs may be put up if requested by the resident in the event of a block party, estate or garage sale, etc. To request this service, please contact City Hall at 965-3600 or click this link to download the No Parking Sign Application.
The Public Works Department is responsible for the trimming of overgrowth of trees and shrubbery protruding into roadways. Trees and shrubs are to be kept behind the curb line and no lower than twelve (12) feet above the roadway surface to allow for visibility and vehicle passage. The Public Works Department is also responsible for the maintenance and/or removal of all trees and shrubs growing within the City right of way, which varies from street to street. However, generally speaking, the City right of way is five (5) to ten (10) feet from the curb, depending on the width of the street. Contact City Hall at 965-3600 to ascertain what the right of way is for your street.
Ameren UE is responsible for the trimming of tree and shrub branches from in and around power lines. Please visit http://www.ameren.com to learn more about tree trimming and brush removal policies. Click on this link for additional information from Ameren regarding tree maintenance.
The Public Works Department employs a mechanic who is responsible for the preventive maintenance of all city owned vehicles and equipment, with the exception of the fire truck, which is maintained by a manufacturer certified maintenance firm.
Terry Jones , Superintendent
Josh Akers, Lead Maintenance Worker
Kevin Tipton, Maintenance Worker
Ian Martin, Mechanic/Maintenance Worker