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15 03, 2019

Spring Flooding Outlook

2019-03-15T14:40:42+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Latest News|

At this time the forecasted crest is not anticipated to impact homes in the Arnold city limits. Currently the City is not taking requests for sand or bags, as the crest is not estimated to affect homes. The City will provide updates via our website and Facebook page.

To be further informed, you can check the NOAA website to view the day-by-day hydrograph to keep up-to-date on the cresting of the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers. Here are those links:

Meramec River Hydrograph

Historic Crests*
(1) 47.26 ft on 12/31/2015
(2) 45.62 ft on 05/03/2017
(3) 45.30 ft on 08/01/1993
(4) 43.90 ft on 12/06/1982

*For reference, Convair Dr. begins to be impacted at flood stage elevation 39.5 ft.

Mississippi River Hydrograph

Historic Crests
(1) 49.58 ft on 08/01/1993
(2) 43.23 ft on 04/28/1973
(3) 42.52 ft on 01/01/2016
(4) 42.00 ft on 04/01/1785 (Preliminary, subject to review)
(5) 41.89 ft on 05/22/1995
(6) 41.70 ft on 05/06/2017

Arnold Meramec River
24 01, 2019

Think Spring! Join the City of Arnold Gardening Club Now!

2019-01-24T11:58:15+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Latest News|

You’re invited to join the City of Arnold Gardening Club! 

Become a part of our City’s garden-loving volunteers who are blooming where they’ve been planted – in the City of Arnold!

The Gardening Club of Arnold meets when necessary to plan and work for the beautification of areas in the City. No agendas, minutes, or regulations are required – only a love for plants, planning, and working for the betterment of our City.

You don’t have to have gardening “talent.” You only need to enjoy planning and planting flowers, shrubs, and other plants.  Your opinion is welcome and your hard work is appreciated!

The Gardening Club’s recent projects include:

  • Fox C-6 School District along Jeffco Blvd
  • Arnold City Hall
  • Arnold Rec Center 911 Memorial area

For more information or to join, contact Joe McKee at 314-322-9543!

19 01, 2019

City of Arnold Spring 2019 Residential Brush Chipping

2019-01-24T12:22:47+00:00 January 19th, 2019|Latest News|

Curbside Chipping ProgramThe City of Arnold will hold its Spring 2019 Residential Curbside Brush Chipping Program beginning Monday, March 11, 2019.

All brush must be placed at the street curb line before that morning. Only one pass through on each street will be undertaken by parks and public works staff to chip the brush at each residential location. Please note the following guidelines for preparing your brush for chipping:

  • All tree limbs should be cut in 4- to 8-foot lengths and be no larger than 6 inches in diameter.
  • Brush should be neatly stacked with cut ends facing the street.
  • The brush pile should be no larger than 8 feet wide or 4 feet in height.
  • Brush should not be bound or placed in a container, and no yard waste bags will be collected.
  • The brush should contain no nails, metal, rope, grass clippings, leaves, or other items as they will not be picked up and chipped.
  • This curbside pick-up applies for residential homes only and not businesses, churches, or fraternal organizations.
  • In case of inclement weather on March 11, brush chipping will begin on Tuesday, March 12, and will continue until all streets have been serviced.

Please note that only one pass through on each street will be provided.

Please call 636-282-2386 with questions.

18 01, 2019

Health Department Finds NO Evidence of New Legionella Case

2019-01-24T12:20:39+00:00 January 18th, 2019|Latest News|

January 18, 2019, 1:20 PM: Hillsboro, MO:

The Missouri State Department of Health and Senior Services and the Jefferson County Health Department recently investigated a single case of legionella with reported exposure to the pool at the Arnold Recreation Center. No additional cases of legionella have been confirmed by Jefferson County Health Department. Based on these findings, no further investigation is warranted per current protocol.

See the full Jefferson County Health Department Press Lease.

The Arnold Recreation Center Indoor Pool will re-open tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 7:00 am.

17 01, 2019

Arnold Rec Center Indoor Pool Closed Until Further Notice

2019-01-17T16:43:54+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Latest News|

Indoor Pool ClosedThe Arnold Recreation Center Indoor Pool will close early today, Thursday, January 17, 2019, and remain closed until further notice.

The City of Arnold is initiating precautionary measures after receiving notification that a second person was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s Disease. The report indicated the individual had been at the Arnold Recreation Center within the last few weeks. Pursuant to protocols, the Jefferson County Public Health Department is attempting to verify the report. No other information is available at this time.

All swim classes, aqua aerobics classes, private lessons, and open swim are cancelled.

The Indoor Pool is not open for any activity until further notice.

The Indoor facility gym, fitness, and lounge areas will remain open.

10 01, 2019

Arnold Rec Center Indoor Pool CLOSED

2019-01-11T13:54:37+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Indoor Pool ClosedThe Indoor Pool at the Arnold Recreation Center is closed for precautionary disinfectant purposes and will re-open on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 9:00 am (weather permitting).

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please check back here for possible future updates.

20 12, 2018

Free New Dog Park

2018-12-20T10:25:49+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Latest News|

A FREE NEW DOG PARK is now open in Arnold and ready for you and your furry friends to enjoy!

It may be accessed through Ferd B. Lang Park via the new 1/2-mile walking trail and bridge in the back of the Park by the Birch Pavilion. It may also be accessed via Ozark Drive. The park’s address is 1839 Ozark Drive, Arnold, MO 63010.

The City of Arnold sincerely thanks The Home Depot for its donations of material and labor in helping to create this park for the citizens of Arnold and the surrounding community!

17 12, 2018

Open House Meetings for Revised FEMA Flood Maps

2019-01-15T12:15:19+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Latest News|

Overview of Arnold flooding areaWhy Attend?

  • Map changes may impact your flood insurance rates
  • There may be ways to ease any cost increases
  • Meet with City staff and representatives from other agencies to find your property on the preliminary flood maps and to discuss what it may mean for you

When and Where?

  • January 9  – Over 100 citizen attendees!
  • January 15 at 6 pm – 8 pm @ Arnold City Hall, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold MO 63010

Want More Information?

  • To see preliminary Flood Maps, visit here
    (Arnold map numbers: 29099C- 0108F, 0109F, 0116F, 0117F, 0119F, 0128F, 0129F, 0136F, 0138F, & 0139F)
  • Call the FEMA Map Information Exchange (FMIX) at 877-FEMA-MAP (877-336-2627)
  • For Federal Flood Insurance information, visit here
  • Call the City of Arnold’s Flood Map Info Line at 636-296-2100, ext. 1125

Standard Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Flooding


Mitigation for Homeowners
Sewer Backflow Valves
Build with Flood Damage Resistant Materials
Anchor Fuel Tanks
Raise Electrical System Components
Mitigación para dueños de vivienda

14 12, 2018

Jefferson College Ready to Assist Displaced Vatterott College Students

2018-12-19T12:45:37+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Latest News|

Jefferson College Arnold MOWith the sudden closure of Vatterott College locations across the region and country, Jefferson College (with locations in Hillsboro, Arnold, Imperial, and online) is stepping forward to explore degree options and other avenues to help address the financial and academic burden facing Vatterott students.

Jefferson College will assist displaced Vatterott students on a one-on-one basis to develop personalized education plans in attempt to align their coursework with possible options such as credit for prior learning. Jefferson College encourages any displaced Vatterott student who is thinking about quitting college not to give up, but stay the course to complete their Associate Degree or Career and Technical Certificate. The College has a variety of student support systems in place (ranging from an Academic Support Center to peer tutoring and disability support to childcare services on the Hillsboro campus) to help students succeed in over 40 career and technical programs.

Enrollment for Spring 2019 courses is still available in a variety of classes starting in early January. Other Jefferson College pathways may be identified as a viable option for displaced Vatterott students seeking to continue their academic path. Because the tuition rate at Jefferson College is $106 per credit hour, displaced students can enter Jefferson College’s programs and pay a fraction of the cost that they had been paying at Vatterott.

Jefferson College academic and student services staff are working to establish alternative pathways for similar Vatterott programs, as current and prospective students explore higher education options beyond those available at Vatterott. Jefferson College’s academic leadership is working to review current options that minimize the loss of credit many Vatterott students now face.

Displaced students who have questions about academics or financial aid are invited to attend a Student Resource Fair at Jefferson College Arnold (1687 Missouri State Road) from 9 am – 6 pm on Thursday, December 20. Jefferson College Enrollment Services and Financial Aid staff as well as representatives from academic programs will be available to provide guidance and answer questions. There is no cost to attend. No appointment is necessary.

Any student impacted by the Vatterott closure is encouraged to call the Jefferson College Student Help Hotline at (636) 481-3209 or 797-3000, ext. 3209 (TDD 636-789-5772).