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News & Information from the City of Kirksville

Volume 24, Issue 12 December 2018

In This Issue:  City Council Filing Opens December 11  Offices Closed for Holidays  Public Christmas Tree Drop-Off!  Check Us out on Social Media!  Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays!  Important Dates  Contact Us

Offices Closed for Holidays

Kirksville’s City Hall in late fall.

City Council Filing Opens December 11 Have you ever considered running for City Council? Filing for City Council candidates begins Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 8:00 am and continues through Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:00 pm. You may file in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 201 S. Franklin St., during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, except for designated holidays. The Municipal Election for City Council will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

All City offices, including the Aquatic Center, will be closed on Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in observance of Christmas. All City offices will reopen Wednesday, December 26, 2018, for regular business hours! All City offices, including the Aquatic Center, will also be closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in observance of New Year’s Day.

To qualify, you must be 21 years of age prior to taking office; a US citizen; a resident of We apologize for any inconvenience these Kirksville for one year preceding the election; a registered voter; and not been found, or closures may cause, and wish you and pled, guilty to a felony under state and federal laws. Prior to filing, each person must yours a very happy holiday season! complete an “Affidavit” with the Missouri Department of Revenue affirming that all state income taxes, personal property, and real property taxes on the place of residence have been paid. For more information, contact City Clerk Lindsay Leckbee at 660.627.1225. Public Christmas Tree Drop-Off!

Check Us out on Social Media! @kirksvillecity @kirksvilleparks @kirksvillePD

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Are you wondering what to do with your old Christmas tree? The City will offer a free Christmas tree drop-off from Wednesday, December 26, 2018, through Friday, January 4, 2019! Christmas trees may be dropped off within the orange fenced-in area in the northeast corner of the Missouri Street and Main Street public parking lot. All decorations, including ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc., must be removed prior to dropoff. We appreciate your cooperation!

Important Dates  12/3—Council Meeting, 6:00 pm  12/4—LPRC Meeting, 12:00 pm A tree decorated for the holidays!

 12/10—Council Study Session, 6:00 pm

Fire Safety Tips for the Holidays!

 12/11—ATC Meeting, 12:00 pm

The holidays are a time for families and friends to gather together. Following a few simple tips will help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

 12/12—P&Z Meeting, 6:30 pm

For Holiday Decorating:

 12/24

Choose holiday decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.

If you choose a natural tree, buy a fresh-cut tree and water it daily.

Keep lit candles away from decorations and other flammable objects.

Some holiday lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both. Be sure to check!

Replace any string of holiday lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.

Use clips, not nails, to hang holiday lights so the cords do not get damaged.

 12/17—Council Meeting, 6:00 pm

& 12/25—Christmas Holiday, Offices Closed

 12/28—Monthly Siren Test, 10:00 am  1/1—New Year’s Holiday, Offices Closed

Contact Us: Airport


Aquatic Center


Business Licenses


For Holiday Entertaining:

City Manager


Test your smoke alarms and tell your guests about your home fire escape plan.



Keep children and pets away from lit candles, and keep matches and lighters high up in a locked cabinet.

Economic Development




When cooking on the stovetop, stay in the kitchen and have a fire extinguisher nearby.

Fire Department


Human Resources


Municipal Court


Parks & Recreation


Police Department


Public Works


Water/Sewer Bills


Trash Service:


To Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze: 

Ensure your furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the past 12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.)

Ensure chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional, and burn only dry, seasoned firewood in a fireplace.

Ensure your fireplace screen is metal or heat-tempered glass, in good condition, and secure in its position in front of the fireplace.

Have a covered metal container ready to dispose cooled ashes. The ash container should be kept at least 10 feet from the home and any nearby buildings.

Use only portable space heaters with an automatic shutoff, and plug electric heaters directly into a wall outlet, never an extension cord.

This document is published by: City of Kirksville Public Information Office 201 S. Franklin St. Kirksville, MO Phone: 660.627.1224 Fax: 660.627.1026

For more fire safety tips this holiday season, contact the Fire Department at 660.665.3734.

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December 2018 Kirksville Connection  

City Council Filing Opens December 11, Offices Closed for Holidays, Public Christmas Tree Drop-Off! Check Us out on Social Media! Fire Safet...

December 2018 Kirksville Connection  

City Council Filing Opens December 11, Offices Closed for Holidays, Public Christmas Tree Drop-Off! Check Us out on Social Media! Fire Safet...