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20 12, 2019

Flood Insurance – A Critical Part of Preparedness for Missourians

2019-12-20T13:26:41-06:00 December 20th, 2019|Latest News|

December 20, 2019

News Release

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Now is a good time for Missourians to consider buying flood insurance. Many Missourians are still working to recover from the widespread flooding of 2019. In some areas of the state, dealing with flooding and its aftermath has been a constant since March. More than 1,750 claims have been filed by flood insurance policyholders in Missouri alone. FEMA, the National Weather Service, and other agencies are concerned that flooding may be a problem again next spring.

FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a great way to protect your home from flooding. Statewide, the NFIP has paid more than $68.7 million in flood insurance claims to Missouri policyholders for damage that began in March 2019.

Key facts you should know about flood insurance:

  • Most home, business and rental insurance policies do not cover flood damage.
  • Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and often does not result in a federal disaster declaration where FEMA offers help.
  • It takes 30 days for a flood insurance policy to take effect after you buy it.
  • Almost 25 percent of flood insurance claims come from areas not considered at high risk for flooding.
  • Flood insurance policyholders can get financial help to repair or replace property even if there is no federal disaster declaration. The average annual cost of an NFIP policy for homeowners is about $700.
  • Renters can buy flood insurance for their personal property.
  • As little as one inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage to a home.

Key facts you should know about Missouri and flood insurance:

  • In 2019, in eight counties not declared for the flooding disasters, FEMA’s flood insurance program paid $4.1 million in claims due to flooding.
  • In five counties along the Missouri River (Atchison, Holt, Andrew, Buchanan, and Platte) with severe flooding this year, flood insurance has paid more than $16.4 million.
  • Since the year 2000, NFIP has paid nearly half a billion dollars ($490,728,817) on claims submitted by flood insurance policy holders in Missouri.
  • Despite these significant payments, the number of NFIP policies in Missouri has dropped 1.4 percent, from 20,327 to 20,041, since March 2018.

FEMA disaster assistance home repair grants are limited to primary residences and only to make them safe, sanitary, and functional, but FEMA’s flood insurance policies are much more expansive. For example: A single-family home can be insured up to a maximum of $250,000 and its contents up to $100,000. Renters can cover contents up to $100,000. Non-residential property owners can insure their building up to $500,000 and contents up to an additional $500,000. And, perhaps most important, payments are based on flood damage to the residence, not contingent on a federal disaster declaration.

To find an insurance agent who sells flood insurance or to learn more about NFIP, call 800-427-4661 or check online.

Follow recovery updates in Missouri on Twitter @MOSEMA and @FEMARegion7 .

Get the latest information at Missouri’s recovery website and FEMA’s disaster webpage .

16 12, 2019

City of Arnold Closings Due to Inclement Weather on December 16, 2019

2019-12-16T10:53:59-06:00 December 16th, 2019|Latest News|

City of Arnold Snow PlowThe City of Arnold wants you to be aware of the following closings and cancellations due to today’s inclement weather:

Arnold Rec Center will be closed all day.

Arnold Municipal Court session for Monday, December 16, has been cancelled.

City of Arnold offices will close at 12:00 Noon today.

Please note that the City of Arnold Public Works Department has been working since Sunday afternoon to remove snow from the City’s streets and will continue to do so until streets are cleared after the inclement weather ends.

Stay safe!

21 10, 2019

Public Hearing: MoDOT ADA Transition Plan

2019-10-21T14:36:12-05:00 October 21st, 2019|Latest News|

MoDOT will be hosting a public hearing at Arnold City Hall on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4 – 7 pm.

The public is invited to learn more about the improvements that need to be made on Route 61/67 in Jefferson County from north of the Meramec River to south of Collier Drive.

To maintain our roadway and continue to keep motorists safe, we need to resurface the pavement in the area.

Also, MoDOT will be upgrading guardrail to meet the Federal Highway Administration safety standards.

In compliance with our ADA Transition plan, MoDOT will upgrade the existing pedestrian facilities, including ensuring all signals within the project limits are accessible pedestrian signals.

To learn more about the MoDOT ADA Transition plan, please visit


13 09, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: Re-Adoption of 2015 Building Codes

2019-09-13T16:01:21-05:00 September 13th, 2019|Latest News|

The City Council of the City of Arnold, Missouri will have an Ordinance on the Council Agenda for re-adoption on Tuesday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at 2101 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO. The following codes are to be re-adopted with amendments as part of Title V (Buildings and Construction) of the Code of Ordinances (The “Building Code”):

  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code
  • 2015International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2014 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

At least one copy of the Codes listed above, and amendments thereto, are on file in the City Clerk’s Office and will be available, pursuant to RSMo 67.280, for public use, inspection and examination for a period of ninety (90) days prior to the adoption of the Ordinance which incorporates such Codes by reference, and will remain available to the public upon adoption of the Ordinance.

Tammi Casey, City Clerk
City of Arnold, Missouri

Download Now:  Building Codes Re-Adoption 90-Day Notice

28 08, 2019

Code Compliance for Home Pool Maintenance

2019-08-28T15:29:52-05:00 August 28th, 2019|Latest News|

Code Compliance for Home Pool Maintenance

As swimming season comes to a close, please be sure to properly maintain and cover swimming pools.

Check for other sources of standing water and remove promptly. Keeping up with this maintenance will help to prevent mosquito breeding.

The City works hard to address all violations to strengthen the character, safety, and value of properties in our community, and your help in identifying these issues is greatly appreciated.

To report a Code Violation, please call 636-282-6625 or click “Report a Code Violation” at the top of the page. For any life-safety emergency or imminent threat, call 911 for Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Service.

28 08, 2019

Property Tax Rates Hearing September 5, 2019

2019-08-28T12:33:14-05:00 August 28th, 2019|Latest News|

A hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m., September 5, 2019, at Arnold City Hall at which citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the City of Arnold.

The tax rates shall be set to produce the revenue for the budget for the
fiscal year beginning September 1, 2019, shows to be required from the property tax.

This tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue required by the current
assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed
in cents per $100 valuation.

Download the Full Notice  for sample tax levy information

6 08, 2019

Potential Outbreak of Distemper Among Raccoons in the Area

2019-08-12T10:35:19-05:00 August 6th, 2019|Latest News|

The City of Arnold Urges Residents to be Alert to Raccoons With Distemper

There have been unconfirmed reports of raccoons exhibiting signs consistent with canine distemper virus in the City of Arnold.

Raccoons with distemper may approach people, or curl up to sleep in open areas in close proximity to people. They generally act disoriented or lethargic, but can become aggressive if cornered. They may also have seizures.

Canine distemper does not pose a threat to human health. Dogs not vaccinated for distemper can become infected if they come in contact with a raccoon with distemper.

If residents notice a raccoon displaying abnormal behavior between the hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, they should call 636-282-2387 to make a report with the Health, Animal & Vector Control Division. Before 7:30 am, after 4:00 pm, or on weekends, call 636-296-3204.

Frequently Asked Questions About Raccoons With Distemper

What is Canine Distemper?

Canine Distemper (CDV) is a viral disease affecting animals in the canine families in addition to some other mammals. It affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems. Raccoons are pre-disposed to this disease, as are dogs. It also commonly infects foxes and skunks. The disease is most often fatal, and those that recover may display permanent neurological damage.

Can humans catch canine distemper?

No. Humans cannot get canine distemper.

Can my dog catch canine distemper?

Yes, if your dog has not been vaccinated against distemper, and comes in contact with a raccoon with distemper. Most dogs receive vaccinations as pups against distemper, and regular booster shots may be given. If you are not sure your pet is up-to-date, check with your veterinarian. Puppies not yet vaccinated are at particularly high risk. To protect your pet, it is best to keep your dog on a leash when on walks and scan your backyard before letting your dog outside.

What are the symptoms of a raccoon with distemper?

Raccoons with distemper may move slowly and may stumble as they walk. They lose their fear of humans; appear blind, confused, and may wander aimlessly; and may become aggressive if cornered. A mucous discharge will often be present around the eyes and nose and may be accompanied by coughing, diarrhea, vomiting, tremors, seizures, or chewing fits. They may only exhibit some of these symptoms and otherwise appear quite healthy.

What should I do if I see a raccoon that I think has distemper?

Do not approach them. Call the Health, Animal & Vector Control Division at (636) 282-2387 between the hours of 7:30 am- 4:00 pm Monday-Friday to make a report. Before 7:30 am, after 4:00 pm, or on weekends, call (636) 296-3204.

Should I feed the raccoons?

No. Do not feed raccoons or leave food out for them. Any food left out may only attract other wildlife, or attract sick raccoons to areas where pets frequent. Calling the Health, Animal & Vector Control Division at (636) 282-2387 between the hours of 7:30 am- 4:00 pm Monday-Friday is the best thing to do for affected raccoons.

What else can I do?

  • Do not to keep or treat raccoons as pets.
  • Do not feed raccoons.
  • Do not leave pet food outside.
  • Make bird feeders spill proof and ensure that raccoons cannot get to them.
  • Store garbage in cans with lids that lock tightly.
  • Cover sandboxes so they do not become raccoon latrines.
  • Remove drinking water sources for raccoons and other standing water.
  • Seal all access points to your house and any other buildings nearby, including basements, attics, and sheds.

Additional Resources

28 06, 2019

Enforcement of Property Maintenance Codes

2019-06-28T14:15:36-05:00 June 28th, 2019|Latest News|

City staff will be actively enforcing property maintenance codes for the general upkeep of structures as well as for common seasonal violations, such as tall grass and weeds, unpermitted construction, standing water, trash and debris, and derelict vehicles. Tall grass and weeds and standing water are particularly important problems to address through the summer, because they attract mosquitoes and other pests.

To Report a Code Violation, please call 636-282-6625 or visit the City’s website and click the “Report a Code Violation” button at the top of the home page.

For any life-safety emergency or imminent threat, call 911 for Police, Fire, or Emergency Medical Service.

20 06, 2019

Fireworks Sales Regulations Amendment

2019-07-03T17:42:07-05:00 June 20th, 2019|Latest News|

As a reminder to City of Arnold residents, businesses, and visitors, on October 18, 2018 the City of Arnold amended Chapter 215 Article XIV Section 215.2240 of the City Code of Arnold, Missouri, to the following:

“No Person shall offer fireworks for sale in the City to individuals at retail before the 20th day of June and after the 10th day of July and before the 20th of December and after the 2nd day of January of the next year. No fireworks shall be offered for sale at retail on permitted days except between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. provided that on the 1st of July through the 3rd of July fireworks may be sold between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 A.M.”

Please be safe and enjoy our Independence Day holiday!


11 06, 2019

June 11 River Level Update

2019-06-11T13:21:38-05:00 June 11th, 2019|Latest News|

June 11, 2019 – From the City of Arnold Office of Emergency Management. As of 11:00 am today, the Meramec River is at 41.9 feet and slowly falling. Wednesday appears to be the only day that has a forecast for any rain.

The river appears as if it will fall slowly and will be above flood stage for a few weeks. Please be careful near the flooded roads, do not drive through the flooded roads: Turn around, don’t drown. See additional information about floodwater dangers.

Several residences in the City of Arnold were affected by floodwaters. If your residence was one of them and you need a cleanup kit, call 636-282-6626, the desk of Detective Omar Ruiz. He will arrange with you to pick up a kit. The kits are free.

Click here to get information for re-entering and cleaning your residence if you had water in your residence.

We will be updating information as needed, so please view the City of Arnold’s website at, like us on our Facebook page, or our Twitter account @City of Arnold.

Arnold Flood Response