Today in America with Terry Bradshaw produces video presentations highlighting business stories, community development and re-development efforts. The show features segments on topics, trends and issues related to “Best Places to Live, Work, and Play” as part of the show’s “Discover America” series.
In September of last year, the City was selected to participate in filming a segment for the Today In America Show. The television show is broadcast nationally and regionally on many popular television networks. It was most recently shown on the Discovery Channel.
The City of St. John is situated southeast of Lambert St. Louis International Airport, between highways 115 & 180, is a middle class suburb of approximately 6,500 people primarily composed of single family dwellings with a 2 1/2 mile commercial strip along St. Charles Rock Road.
Services provided by the City are police protection, street maintenance, snow removal, code enforcement, animal control, limb chipping, privately funded home improvement program and publication of a newsletter to all residents and businesses.
Fire protection and paramedic services are provided by the Community Fire Protection District. This District encompases St. John, Breckenridge Hills, Charlack, Edmundson, Overland, Woodson Terrace, part of St. Ann, part of Vinita Park and some unincorporated areas in St. Louis County. The district has three fire stations with the main station located in St. John which provides the City with a Class 4 fire rating which is one of the lowest in the County.
The City has three neighborhood parks it owns & operates and one county park which is owned and operated by St. Louis County.
The City also contracts police, snow plowing & building inspections to the Village of Sycamore Hills.
There are approximately 23 lane miles of municipal roads and associated sidewalks. Street Department personnel remove and replace concrete street slabs, sidewalks, and curb and gutters, as well as patch asphalt streets and install asphalt curbs. Major repairs, rebuilds and overlays are usually contracted out to firms with the specialized equipment required to mill and replace larger sections of streets. The City does not maintain state highways within the City limits (St. Charles Rock Road, Woodson Road) nor County highways (Brown Road).
In the winter the Street Department runs two crews to remove snow and ice to keep the streets safe and passable. It is important to remember that when the forecast is for snow and ice, please keep your vehicles parked off the street and in your driveway. This will allow us to keep the streets cleaned from curb to curb. Also remember that the City does not remove snow or ice from state highways (St. Charles Rock Road, Woodson Road), from County roads (Brown Road), nor from Calwood which is a private street.
The Street Department has a wide range of responsibilities for the care and maintenance of City property and infrastructure.
In addition to maintaining the streets and sidewalks throughout the City, the Street Department maintains all three City parks, removes snow and ice from City streets in the winter, maintains the landscaping behind all the sidewalks on Woodson Road and St. Charles Rock Road, maintains trees in the City right of way, and collects and chips limbs.