All city water is and has been safe to drink. A Tuesday water main break affected the university campus and its residential neighbors. The water main was repaired by 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Safety samples have since been returned confirming safety. The normal water supply has been restored. For university information, please visit the Southeast Missouri State University website. Contact us at 573-339-6351 with any water supply questions and concerns.
Volunteers are needed for the City’s citizen advisory boards
and commissions. Applicants are appointed by the City Council.
Boards draft and execute City plans and policies related to
development, infrastructure, policy and quality of life. All meetings
are open to the public. Apply online now. Visit cityofcape.org/yourgov for more information.
Public input is always accepted on all City business. Staff
uses public input to evaluate service improvements and policies. Leave comments for staff online or contact your City Council representative online or off.
All emergency services and several community events and services will
still be active. Please contact us with specific questions.
Trash & Recycling
The holiday schedule will be in effect the week of Sept. 1. Monday's trash/recycling route will
be run on Tuesday. Tuesdays trash/recycling route will be run on
Wednesday. All other routes remain the same.
Many offices will be closed including customer service at Public Works and City Hall, the A.C. Brase Arena and Development Services.
City Council Meetings Rescheduled in September
September Council meetings will be held on the second and fourth Mondays.
The Osage Centre and Shawnee Park Center will both be open on their regular schedule. Central Pool and Cape Splash are also both open on Labor Day. Aquatics hours are posted on our blog.
Labor Day at Fort D Historic Site: Sept. 1st 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Labor Day is typically a day of rest, but the soldiers and civilians at Fort D will be busy preparing for fall. Join local reenactors as they demonstrate rifle and cannon fire and enjoy hammered dulcimer music at 11 a.m. Admission is free.
- An accelerated concrete repair program will address
15 groups of repairs across the city to be complete by
the end of 2014.
This is in addition to the annual concrete repair and
program of the City's 233+ miles of streets. For more
information and map, visit cityofcape.org/streets.
- Independence is closed between Fountain and
Lorimier. Nearby sections of Themis and Frederick are also subject to closure as Broadway Stormwater Relief work progresses.
- The City, MoDOT, utility companies and other
contractors could be working on additional projects throughout the city.
Thank you for being mindful of the workers on site.
Staff proposed starting a Neighborhood Development Initiative (NDI) at a recent City Council meeting. The NDI would connect residents with resources to improve quality of life in their neighborhood. For more information, download the presentation, fact sheet or contact City staff at 573-339-6327 or email our Planner Jennifer Criblez.
We also offer swim classes year-round including: Aqua Aerobics, Swimnastics, Fundamentals, Swim Lessons, Lifeguard training and more: DOWNLOAD Program Guide for Aquatics Classes All children under 12 must be supervised by an
adult and swim diapers are required as appropriate.
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Girardeau departments of Development, Fire, Police, Parks &
Recreation and Public Works at cityofcape.org/news. Visit our blog for the latest anytime at blog.cityofcapegirardeau.org.