The latest from Ward 16.
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Security Camera Successes
Fundraising for the Hampton/Chippewa Technology Project – which will install high-definition security cameras at key intersections across Ward 16 – has resulted in some early successes:
A new Point-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera has been installed at Chippewa St. and Macklind Ave.
Fundraising is underway to bring two License Plate Recognition (LPR) cameras to that same intersection.
A trio of cameras – one PTZ and two LPRs – have been purchased for the intersection of Hampton Ave. and Chippewa St., with installation expected to occur soon.
When the overall project is complete, a total of 19 neighborhood cameras will link directly to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Real-Time Crime Center for 24-hour monitoring. They will be used to capture valuable footage when crimes are committed, identify stolen vehicles, and alert police to the presence of vehicles that are registered to persons with felony warrants.
Individual donations from Ward 16 residents are critical to reaching our $120,000 fundraising goal. Visit the project’s homepage to learn how you can personally contribute to this important effort.
Southampton Trivia Night
The Southampton Neighborhood Trivia Night will take place on Saturday, February 23 from 6 – 10:30 p.m. in the Our Lady of Sorrows gymnasium (5020 Rhodes). Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Hampton / Chippewa Technology Project.
To learn more, or to reserve an 8-person table, visit the Trivia Night website. To donate an item for the silent auction – or to help sponsor the event – contact Tina Siebert at TinaSellsStLouis@gmail.com or 314.603.8555. Sponsorship opportunities are available at $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 levels.
Neighborhood Office Hours
Tom will host his next neighborhood office hours on:
Thursday, January 31 from 6 – 7 p.m. at Edibles & Essentials (5815 Hampton)
Monday, February 4 from 8 – 9 a.m. at the St. Louis Hills Starbucks(6622 Chippewa)
Thursday, February 28 from 6 – 7 p.m. at River’s Edge Social (6997 Chippewa)
Please stop by to discuss any ideas, issues or concerns that you may have.
Citizens Police Academy
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) will host its annual 12-week Citizens Police Academy from March 6 through May 22. Classes will be held every Wednesday from 6 – 9 p.m. at SLMPD Headquarters (1915 Olive Street). Participants will learn about topics such as crime analysis, community policing, internal affairs, and homicide investigations. To learn more, or to complete an application, visit the Citizens Police Academy website.
Expanded Availability for City Dumps
City residents now have increased opportunities to drop off trash and other unwanted items at the City’s dumps, which are located at 201 North Humboldt Avenue and 4100 South First Street. Both locations are now operating seven days per week (except for City holidays) from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Previously, residents could only drop off trash once per month. Under a new policy, City residents can now drop off trash, yard waste, recycling, bulk items, car batteries, motor oil, appliances and car tires up to 12 times per year – including multiple times in the same month.
When dropping off trash, residents should bring a driver’s license or state ID that proves City residency, along with a recent combined water/solid waste fee statement. Prior to visiting, residents also should review the list of items that are not accepted.
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