Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Updates
City of Brentwood Updates Related to COVID-19
Updated 4.3.2020 at 2:30 pm
The City of Brentwood continues to monitor the rapidly evolving developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to follow guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Louis County Health Department, and other state and federal authorities.
Here are some steps we are taking in an effort to protect the well-being of the public and our employees. We’ll continue to regularly adjust these measures and update this information as necessary.
We ask Brentwood residents and community members to help us minimize unnecessary public contact during this public health crisis. Please contact the City by phone (314.962.4800) or online through the “Report a Concern” button on the home page of the City’s website, www.brentwoodmo.org. Staff members will respond to phone messages and online requests as quickly as possible.
RESTRICTIONS TO VISITING CITY FACILITIES
City Hall, Brentwood Recreation Complex, Brentwood Fire Station, and Brentwood Public Works building are closed to the public until further notice.
We are suspending Notary of the Public services until further notice.
PUBLIC EVENTS AND MEETINGS
We are suspending our monthly Coffee with the Mayor events until further notice.
Brentwood elected officials and City staff are reviewing plans for Board of Aldermen meetings, committee meetings and other public meetings.
Visit the calendar on the City’s website home page for updates.
As of 5 pm March 25, the fire station will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Brentwood Fire Department is suspending the following daily practices until further notice, to ensure the safety of our community as well as ensure the continuity of emergency response personnel:
- Building inspections and pre-planning
- Fire station tours
- Community use of the fire station
- Fire Department participation in community activities at the station or in the community
- CPR and First Aid classes
- Car seat installations
- Smoke detector inspections or battery changes
The Fire Department is following mandates issued by the St. Louis County Executive and best practices from St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Health. Daily updates from these sources help the department develop plans for continuity of service.
If you think you are having a medical emergency, please call 911. The dispatcher will ask you questions about recent travel and your medical history as they gather accurate information to help first responders determine the proper level of care and personal protective equipment needed.
Please direct any non-emergency questions to the Fire Department, 314.963.8612.
PARKS & RECREATION
- Effective Friday, March 27, the Memorial Park Inline Skating Rink will be closed to the public until further notice.
- Beginning Monday, March 23, the Brentwood Recreation Complex will not be staffed. Staff will return phone messages, but the responses may be delayed.
- Beginning Monday, March 23, Park maintenance staff will operate weekly with a reduced crew to empty trash cans, empty doggie pots, replace doggie bags and mow as necessary.
- The Brentwood Parks & Recreation Department has suspended all indoor and outdoor programming and activities, plus all rentals at the Brentwood Recreation Complex (including the Community Center and Ice Rink) until further notice. Parks & Recreation staff will contact those who have registered for upcoming programs or reserved space at our facilities.
- All playgrounds in the City of Brentwood are closed until further notice, per the State of Emergency declared by the State of Missouri to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and following similar action by St. Louis County..
- All restrooms and drinking fountains at Brentwood parks are closed until further notice.
- The Parks & Recreation Department is suspending MAGIC Bus services until further notice, to protect the health and wellness of our riders. We will resume this service as soon as we can, based on directives from public health officials.
- Recreation facilities are included in St. Louis County Executive Order #13; facilities will reopen when directed by the St. Louis County Executive.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com or 314.963.8689.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
- Beginning Monday, March 23, the Planning & Development staff will be working remotely. Staff will respond to phone messages and requests submitted online through the MyGov system via the "Forms & Permits" link on the home page of the City website
- The department is suspending Planning & Zoning Commission, Site Plan, Board of Adjustment and Architectural Review Board meetings until May; during the week of April 20, staff will reevaluate accepting applications for potential meetings in May.
- Code enforcement services will be limited until further notice.
- Permitting procedures, including construction permit review, are continuing. Applications for all building permits, contractor’s registration, business license, etc. are accepted online through the MyGov system via the "Forms & Permits" link on the home page of the City website. For additional instruction on construction applications, please call 314.963.8625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional instruction on business license applications, please call 314.963.8602 or email email@example.com.
- Building Inspections and Occupancy Inspections are limited in scope. All inspections will be scheduled at the discretion of the Building Official. To discuss details of scheduling an inspection, please contact Steve Muskopf, City Building Official, 314.963.8625.
- Application for Residential Occupancy Permits will continue to be required and are accessible online. Applications will receive a 60-day conditional occupancy permit in accordance with Section 400.1240 of the Brentwood City Code. Following the conditional occupancy permit period, any deficiency or non-compliance with City Codes will be required to be completed prior to granting a final occupancy permit.
- The department is not accepting or issuing Solicitors’ Permits until further notice.
Please direct any questions to Planning & Development, 314.963.8602.
The Brentwood Police Department is suspending participating in community service and community education events and programs until further notice. All other police operations devoted to public safety continue.
The police department is fully staffed and diligently patrolling the city, including all streets and neighborhoods and all Brentwood parks.
The department has altered some patrol initiatives, including limiting contact with people as the CDC and health officials have required. This means minor offenses such as warrants for traffic tickets are being put on hold until the courts resume normal operation. Officers are responding to all other offenses, especially crime in progress, in the normal manner.
The department is in constant contact with St. Louis County health officials, the State Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office, to stay well informed on the latest developments of this pandemic and best practices as they evolve. Additionally, St. Louis area police departments have entered an agreement that assures continuity of police services in the event officers are forced into treatment or isolation.
In an emergency, please call 911 as always. In a non-emergency situation that may require a police officer, please call the non-emergency number, 314.644.7100.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: MEDICATION DISPOSAL
Medication disposal services at the Brentwood Police Department have been suspended until mid-May.
See instructions for disposing unwanted medicines at home.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: POLICE REPORT REQUESTS
- To request a copy of a police report, call the Records Clerk at 314.963.8691. Reports will be processed when they become available.
- Reports may be sent via email or mail and will include an invoice for $6 for non-Brentwood residents. Payment by check or money order (payable to City of Brentwood) will be due upon receipt.
- We are not accepting in-person requests until further notice.
- The Public Works Department will continue to provide its core services: trash, recycling and yard waste collections; weekly household bulk item collections per Ward; recycling receptacle deliveries; sign and roadway maintenance services as well as weekly household collections per ward; municipal building and fleet maintenance; and assistance with qualified Sewer Lateral Program tasks.
- Please continue to report any missed sanitation collections, street light outages, roadway repair inquiries and other issues online through the “Report a Concern” button on the home page of the City’s website, www.brentwoodmo.org.
BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL DIVISION COURT
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brentwood City Hall and the Violation Bureau are closed to visitors. The court dockets of March 23, April 13, and April 27 have been postponed. A new court date summons will be mailed in the future to the address we have on file. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call the court office at 314.963.8623, leave your name and message, and staff will return your call as soon as possible during regular office hours of 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; or contact staff by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For warrant and bond information after hours, please call the Brentwood Police Department, 314.645.3000. If you are an attorney, all court filings are being accepted by e-filing, mail, or fax. If you are an attorney and requesting a warrant recall for your client, please file accordingly but also email the court administrator at email@example.com for prompt attention to your request. Please visit our web pages for the latest court updates.
If your address is not up to date with the Court, please call or email the court as soon as possible.
Payment of fines and costs are still being accepted online or by mail. To pay by phone, please leave a message and staff will return your call as soon as possible.
BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Brentwood Public Library will be closed from March 17 through April 3. All library programs are canceled through April 3. Visit the Brentwood Public Library website.
On Wednesday, March 18, Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and ordered that all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, be postponed to June 2, 2020.
To stay up to date on the local response to COVID-19, please visit www.stlcorona.com.