Photo Credit: Resident Steve Jett
We want you to know that we are taking every precaution to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our community. To ensure your safety, we are regularly communicating with and following guidelines from federal and state officials, as well as the St. Charles County Health Department and the CDC. Change is almost the only certainty we can count on right now. This new normal, while hopefully temporary, is in effect to protect the greatest number of people. The best thing you can do to help is to stay at home while practicing good hygiene and social distancing. If you need to order out, support our local businesses many of whom will provide delivery and drive-thru service (more about that here). We will get through this and we will be stronger because of it. #WentzvilleStrong
HOW TO CONTACT THE CITY
- City Departments: Please call (636) 327-5101 or (636) 327-5102.
- Report a Concern: Click here to access the City's Concern Center.
- Law Enforcement Center: Please call our nonemergency Police line at (636) 327-5105 (in the case of an emergency, call 911).
If you need to pay your utility bill, a convenient drive-up drop box is located in the circular drive at City Hall and is accessible 24/7. Payments can also be taken over the phone by calling (636) 639-2155.
We have suspended Notary of the Public services at this time.
Wentzville's Court has mailed notices to each Defendant with a new court date and time for their appearance before the Court. If you do not receive your notice by June 1, 2020, please contact the Court at 636-639-2193 or visit the City of Wentzville Municipal Court website at www.wentzvillemo.org.
Due to the Missouri Supreme Court order in regards to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the City of Wentville Municipal Court will be adhering to the following guidelines:
- Any person in the Court building must wear a mask. If you do not have a mask; one will be provided to you, during court days.
- Only the person/Defendant scheduled on the Court docket will be allowed entry into the building/courtroom.
- We ask everyone to please be patient and allow six feet between you and the next person in line at any given time.
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS POSTPONED
Governor Parson announced that the April 7, 2020, Municipal Elections have been postponed until June 2. Per state statute, incumbents will remain in office until their successors are elected and sworn in. To view the full story, please visit: Missouri Municipal Elections Postponed until June 2 Amid COVID-19 Concerns.
BUILDING DIVISION UPDATES
Residential and commercial inspections are being completed as normal. Permits are still being reviewed in a timely manner. Residents can call with questions about inspections or permits, and talk with a building inspector by calling (636) 327-5102; Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Inspections in occupied homes are still being completed, with social distancing, the inspector may ask that you let them walk the area of inspection alone. The inspectors have gloves for protection. Inspections can be scheduled online here or by calling (636) 327-5102.
You can pay for permits over the phone and we are able to send the permits by email or “snail mail,” as needed. If you do not have the capability to submit a permit online, please talk with the office staff and in-house building inspector about other options. We may be able to work with you over the phone and by texting documents to the plan reviewer.
We realize that while the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the health of the public, it’s also impacting our economy. We stand together to support our local businesses, even in these uncertain times. To that end, we are compiling a list of businesses that are operating in Wentzville at this time. To be added to the list, and featured on our website, Wentzville business owners/managers are invited to visit www.wentzvillemo.org/wearewentzville.
City Hall is now re-open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Health and safety precautions have been put in place to protect our visitors and employees. Daily sanitization will take place at City Hall and hard-surfaces will be cleaned regularly. The number of visitors in the lobby and Board Chambers may be limited as necessary. Please note: visitors are required to stay 6 feet apart from other guests and employees and are encouraged to wear face coverings when possible.
Residents can call City Hall at (636) 327-5101 to learn more about procedures and/or to make an appointment, if necessary. Starting June 1, appointments can be made for utility tax rebates, plan reviews, permits, etc. However, there are still many available resources to do business with the City online.
As a precautionary measure to help prevent exposure and the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Wentzville will continue to use virtual meeting options through at least the end of May. The Board Chambers at City Hall will not be open to the public. The meeting will be live-streamed at www.wentzvillemo.org/boardmeeting. There will be no Open Forum during the Board of Aldermen meetings. In lieu of an Open Forum, the public is invited to submit written comments via email to Kathryn.Bowman@wentzvillemo.org. Read the full press release at http://www.wentzvillemo.org/pressreleases. The City is in the process of exploring options for virtual meetings. Once meeting cancellations are confirmed, they will be included on the City’s calendar.
PARKS AND RECREATION
The City of Wentzville has been working closely with St. Charles County Health Department and other relevant agencies to assess the operations of our facilities related to the concerns of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well-being of our patrons and facility staff is a top priority to the Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department.
Wentzville Parks and Recreation Aquatic Facilities will not be among those opening this season. Splash Station Aquatic Center and Progress Park Pool will not open for summer 2020 but we look forward to seeing everyone at the pools next year. Progress Park Recreation Center re-opened to the public on Monday, May 11. Until further notice, the facility will only be open to pass holders only from 6-10 a.m. and 2-8 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more details about Progress Park Recreation Center’s hours and halth and safety procedures, please read the full press release http://www.wentzvillemo.org/pressreleases.
We appreciate your patience as our program supervisors work through scheduling considerations as some programs and activities will be rescheduled. All participants in programs running between now and May 3 will be contacted regarding the status of any programs they are registered in. Click here to read the full release.