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Posted on: July 28, 2022

University City Providing Flood Relief to Residents

JULY 28, 2022, University City, Mo – The Mayor and City Council for the City of University City have authorized the City Manager to conduct an extra bulky item collection to assist residents whose homes experienced damage in the historic July 26 flood. 

Beginning Monday, August 1, 2022, City staff will start bulky item collection in the East Area and residents are requested to please place bulky items next to the curb.  Dumpsters for the collection of bulky items will be placed in neighborhoods and private subdivisions that were severely impacted by flooding. University City’s established guidelines still apply for the types of items that qualify for pickup.  

“We understand the stress that families in our community are experiencing, which has been compounded by the excessive rain. That’s why we wanted to take some immediate steps to offer relief to victims of this historic flood as we continue the process of gathering more facts and information,” said Mayor Terry Crow.  

Effective immediately, in addition to the collection of bulky items, the Mayor and Council have authorized the City Manager to waive right-of-way permit fees and building permit fees for owner- occupied single-family residences for the next 90 days. This will apply to the placement of private dumpsters on City-maintained streets.  In addition, the Police Department will be providing extra patrols in those areas where residents were forced to vacate their homes due to flooding.      

Residents whose homes have flood damage and need assistance are advised to call 211, a 24/7 connection operated by The United Way of Greater St. Louis that connects people to services that can help, including a list of organizations to contact to receive assistance. Residents may also visit www.211helps.org for assistance. Those with additional questions regarding the city’s cleanup efforts should contact Assistant City Manager Dawn Beasley at 314.505.8533.        

“I believe the actions taken by the Mayor and Council will provide some relief and serve as a buffer to our residents who experienced damage from the flood as we develop more long-term strategies for cleaning up our City and returning to normal operations,” said City Manager, Gregory Rose. "We sincerely appreciate everyone’s concern and cooperation during this time.”  

About University City:  University City was incorporated on September 4, 1906 by founder Edward Gardner Lewis, as a city of learning, culture and beautiful neighborhoods.  This diverse community of about 34,000 residents provides welcoming neighborhoods, thriving business districts, and is a great place to live, learn, work and be entertained. More information is available at www.ucitymo.org

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