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City of Park Hills to Close Following SFC Stay at Home Order #033020

In response to the St. Francois County Stay at Home Order #033020, all departments of the City of Park Hills, except for the services listed below, will be closed effective Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. and continue until the county order has been lifted.

CITY HALL

City Hall Offices will be closed. Residents needing immediate assistance may call the office number at 573-431-3577 which will be answered by an employee from home, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

UTILITIES

The Water & Sewer Department will operate on an on-call basis. If you have a water or sewer emergency, please call the Park Hills Police Department at 573-431-3122 or Central Dispatch at 573-431-3131. Water bill payments are still required. The Water Department offers two drop boxes and online payments for your convenience. You can find information on online payments on the City’s website at parkhillsmo.net.

TRASH SERVICE

Trash services will continue with trash being picked up on the regularly scheduled pick-up days, however, sanitation will be running two trucks with trash only being collected from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. daily. It is imperative that your trash is put out early during this time as there will be NO LATE PICK-UPS.

HOLIDAY TRASH SERVICE

FRIDAY, APRIL 10th is a scheduled City Holiday. If your pick-up day is normally Friday, your trash will be picked up on THURSDAY, APRIL 9th of this week.

BULK TRASH PICK-UP

All scheduled bulk trash pick-ups have been suspended at this time. If you have already paid for an upcoming pick-up, a City Staff Member will be contacting you soon to offer you the choice of remaining on the list for the re-scheduled pick-up at a later date or have your fee refunded.

FIRE TAGS

The due date for Fire Tags has been extended. Fire Tags which are typically due on June 1st will now be due on July 1st.

PARKS

All City Parks are closed except for walking trails.  Restrooms, fitness equipment, basketball courts, pavilions, and playgrounds are closed. The only exceptions are the Haney, Elvins, and Columbia Park walking trails. Columbia Park road is closed, but walkers can park in front of the park. The Disc Golf Course in Columbia Park may be utilized, however, this along with the walking trails must be accessed following the CDC's Social Distancing and Gathering Guidelines.

POOL RESERVATIONS

Reservations for the Park Hills Pool have been suspended through at least May 1st.

MUNICIPAL COURT

Staff members will be accepting calls from home during regular business hours. Fines may be accessed and paid through casenet.com. Fines may also be paid through the drop-box located outside the Municipal Court Office. Court for April 27, 2020, has been canceled. Reschedule dates will be available on casenet.com as they become available.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

The Police Department will continue to maintain its normal functions taking appropriate safety measures to guard against COVID-19. During this time, officers will be addressing non-emergency calls via telephone. Officers will still respond to emergency calls where a crime is in progress and when personal safety is in danger. Officers will not be entering homes except in emergencies. The Police Department Office is closed. For an emergency, call 911. All non-emergencies may be reported to 573-431-3131.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Fire Department will continue to maintain its normal functions taking appropriate safety measures to guard against COVID-19. They intend to utilize the minimal number of staff to assess the situation and then adjust the response accordingly. The firehouse is currently closed to the public. For an emergency, call 911. All non-emergencies may be reported to 573-431-3131.

CODE ENFORCEMENT

The Code Enforcement Department will be doing inspections on a very limited basis during this time. For alternative methods of obtaining inspections, emergency occupancy permits, or water services, please call 573-431-3577 Ext. 32. Staff members will be addressing your needs over the phone.

LIBRARY SERVICES

All books will be renewed for the next 30 days and all overdraft fees will be waived. During this time, the Library encourages patrons to utilize e-books through Libby and Tumblebooks Apps. They will also be doing virtual storytime and other activities on the Library’s Facebook Page. Please visit and like that page to stay up to date on library services. It can be found at www.facebook.com/ParkHillsPublicLibrary

SENIOR CENTER SERVICES

The Senior Center will continue delivering meals on an adjusted schedule. Staff will be in the office for a limited number of hours one day per week to return phone calls, emails, and deliver meals. Aside from leaving telephone messages or emails, you may contact the Senior Center via their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ParkHillsSeniorCenter

At the City of Park Hills, we sincerely care about the health of our staff and our citizens. We strongly feel that all of us working together to follow the guidelines and recommendations set forth by the CDC, and our federal, state, & county governments will aide in riding our community and our country of this horrific pandemic. Please join us in the effort to stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy.