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Updates from the Mayor – by Nick Guccione

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:15 am

Save the Dates! Spring is a busy time here in Wentzville. Take time to mark your calendars with these upcoming dates and events.

Citywide Yard Sale: The spring Citywide Yard Sale will be held Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Clean out your garage, closets and basement and turn your junk into someone else’s treasure! For more information, please call (636) 332-9236.

Public Service Recognition Week: Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is organized annually to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Public servants do amazing things across our great nation and right here in our community. So, take a moment to thank a public service employee for their dedication to a job well done!

Large-Item Pickup: The week of April 30-May 4, the City will offer its spring free, large-item pickup. During that week, residents may place bulky items out for pickup on their regularly scheduled collection day. This large-item pickup is free for Wentzville residential customers only. Please place items at the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular collection day that week. Limit of four large items, per free pickup. To learn more and view a list of accepted (and not accepted) items, visit bit.ly/large-itempickup.

Free Tree-Limb Pickup:  This program provides residents a free, convenient way to dispose of small tree limbs twice a year. In previous years, the City has picked up limbs based on a north/south, two-week collection schedule. As the City continues to grow, it’s necessary to take a longer time period for collection. This year, we are implementing tree-limb pickup over a three-week period — by ward. If you are unsure about which ward you live in, please visit bit.ly/wardsearch.

Tree limbs must be less than eight inches in diameter and should not be bundled or placed in bags. The collection does not include leaves, root balls, shrubs trimmings, decorative grasses or grass.

Tree-limb pickup does NOT correspond to residents’ trash/recycling/yard-waste pickup days. Rather, residents must have their tree limbs stacked at the curb by 6 a.m. on MONDAY of the week their area is scheduled for the Chipper Program. The spring 2018 schedule is as follows: Ward 1: Week of Apr. 2; Ward 2: Week of Apr. 9; and Ward 3: Week of Apr. 16.

Utility Tax Rebate: Through May 31, eligible residents can apply for a City-utility tax refund. The refund amount is a portion of the “City Tax” or “Franchise Tax” listed on the resident’s electric, gas and phone bills during 2017. To be eligible, individuals must rent/own their primary residence in the City of Wentzville, be at least 65 years old or considered totally disabled by Social Security, and have a maximum 2017 gross income of $31,740 for single-person households and $36,240 for married-couple households. Learn more at bit.ly/utilitytaxrebate or call (636) 639-2155.

Wentzville Days: This fun, family-friendly event is coming back to downtown Wentzville May 18-20. The event will feature food, entertainment, vendors, carnival rides and more. To learn more, please visit bit.ly/WentzvilleDays18.