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News & Information from the City of Kirksville

Volume 24, Issue 5 May 2018

In This Issue:  Meet Your 2018-2019 City Council  Stay Informed!  Mowing Season is Here!  Founders Day 2019!  Pets Take More Than Food and Water  Fun for You and Your Family!  2017 Water Quality Report  Important Dates

Stay Informed! Council member Phillip Biston is sworn into office by City Clerk Lindsay Leckbee

Meet Your 2018-2019 City Council On Monday, April 9, 2018, City Council member Phillip Biston was sworn into office for his second term. Biston was reelected to the Council as a result of the General Municipal Election held Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Also during the April 9 Council meeting, Jerry Mills was elected Mayor and Biston was elected Mayor Pro Tem. Top priorities for the City Council include economic development, efficiency in government, fiscal responsibility, and the protection of City assets. The Council would like to encourage you to be more involved in your local government! Council meetings and study sessions are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on upcoming Council meetings and study sessions, or to view agendas, meeting minutes, or newsletters from past meetings, visit the City website at or signup for City alerts at!

Want to stay informed about what’s happening in the City of Kirksville? Then visit and sign up for alerts today! You can select which alerts you wish to receive and stay informed about all that’s happening with your City government: from street improvements to boil advisories! If you were previously signed up for TextCaster alerts then be sure to signup for this new service! For more information, contact Public Information at 660.627.1224.

Mowing Season is Here! Check Us out on Social Media! @kirksvillecity @kirksvilleparks @kirksvillePD

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Here’s the City’s rule as it relates to grass: it is every property owner’s responsibility to maintain their property, and that includes mowing grass. City Code requires that grass and weeds not exceed 8 inches. Additionally, don’t forget that you also need to maintain your half of the alley behind your property! To everyone who maintains their property, thank you: we appreciate your hard work! If you see a property not in compliance, please let us know by using the Citizen Service Request tool on the City website at We will reach out to the occupants and / or property owner. These individuals will receive a notice of violation that includes a compliance date. For more information, contact the Codes Department at 660.627.1272.

Founders Day 2019! You are invited to join us in honoring the men and women who made Kirksville what it is today during the City’s annual Founders Day ceremony! Organized by the City of Kirksville’s Friends of Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery, the ceremony will be held Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 2:00 pm in Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery. The cemetery is located one block west of the downtown square, at the west end of Harrison Street. The American Legion Post 20 will be joined by John H. McNeil Camp No. 62, Sons of Union Veterans, for a ceremony, gun salute, and cannon firing, to honor those veterans buried in Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery. Additionally, the Friends of Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery Committee will be dedicating a gravestone for John T. Angevine, as part of the event. Angevine, who died in 1923, was a local businessman and community leader, who had no descendants and, therefore, was buried without a gravestone of his own, although his family plot is marked by the famous “weeping woman” statue near the entrance to Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery. For more information, contact Economic and Community Development at 660.627.1224.

Pets Take More Than Food and Water Caring for your pets is not only important for their health and wellbeing; it’s important to your neighbors and the community. Providing your pets with nutritious food, adequate water, proper air, shelter, exercise, and veterinary care is the responsible thing to do. Not properly caring for your pets is not only harmful for your pets and annoying to your neighbors: it may also be a violation of City ordinance.

Important Dates  5/1—LPRC Meeting, 12:00 pm  5/7—Council Meeting, 6:00 pm  5/8—ATC Meeting, 12:00 pm  5/9—P&Z Meeting, 6:30 pm  5/14—Council Study Session, 6:00 pm  5/17—Watershed Meeting, 5:30 pm  5/21—Council Meeting, 6:00 pm  5/25—Monthly Siren Test, 10:00 am  5/28—Memorial Day, Offices Closed

Contact Us: Airport


Aquatic Center


Business Licenses


City Manager




Economic Development




Fun for You and Your Family!

Fire Department


Summer is just around the corner and the Parks and Recreation Department has planned a summer full of fun for you and your family! Registration is now open for all summer recreation and aquatic programs!

Human Resources


Municipal Court


Parks & Recreation


Police Department


Public Works


Water/Sewer Bills


Trash Service:


Also, don’t forget to license your pets! A license is free of charge and is required for any animal four months of age or older. A license is good for one year and should be obtained at the Police Station, located at 119 E. McPherson St. For all animal ordinances, please visit the following link:, and, after clicking “Municipal Code”, select “Chapter 5— ANIMALS AND FOWL”. Remember: pets take more than food and water! For more information, contact the Police Department at 660.785.6945.

Head over to the Aquatic Center, at 801 E. Mills St., or visit to check out our Summer 2018 programs and events! Fore more information, contact Parks and Recreation at 660.627.1485!

2017 Water Quality Report The 2017 Water Quality Report is now available. The report provides you with important information about your drinking water, and the City’s efforts to continue providing safe drinking water for our community. This report is issued annually for the previous year and you may pick up a hard copy from the front counter at City Hall, located at 201 S. Franklin St., the Public Works Complex, located at 2001 N. Osteopathy Ave., or view it online at

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

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Meet Your 2018-2019 City Council, Stay Informed! Mowing Season is Here! Founders Day 2019! Pets Take More Than Food and Water, Fun for You a...

May 2018 Kirksville Connection  

Meet Your 2018-2019 City Council, Stay Informed! Mowing Season is Here! Founders Day 2019! Pets Take More Than Food and Water, Fun for You a...