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Welcome to the City of Berkeley, Missouri. Located in St. Louis County, Berkeley is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis and was incorporated in 1937. Berkeley is known for being the home of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Portions of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are also located within city limits.

We invite you to browse our new website; here, you can find information on City Government, Community Development, information on Parks and Recreation in the City of Berkeley, and much more.

City Council Members:

Mission from City Charter
All powers of the City of Berkeley shall be vested in an elective City Council pursuant to the provisions of the City Charter and subject only to the limitations imposed within and by the Constitution of the state of Missouri. The Council shall appoint a City Manager who shall execute the laws and administer the government of the City.

About the City Council

The City Council consists of seven members elected for 4 year terms. One of the members is the Mayor, who is considered the President of the Council. Another one of the members is known as the Council-at-Large, who is considered the Vice President of the Council. The Mayor and Council-at-Large are elected city-wide by the qualified voters. The other five Council Members are representatives elected from each Ward by the qualified voters of the respective Wards.

All Council meetings are conducted on the first and third Mondays of every month at 7:00 pm at the Berkeley City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Cancellation of any meeting will be posted in the city hall and website.

Contact: Deanna Jones, City Clerk 314-524-3313 ext. 3756

Staff

  • Department staff members will be listed here.

Mission Statement
To conduct the general administrative activities of the City, Risk Management, Human Resources, and communicating with individuals and businesses both within the community and outside of the community, enforcing and administering City policies, administering the City’s sanitation and recycling services contracts, and providing general staff assistance to the other City departments and to City management.

About the Department

The Administration Department is responsible for supervising and coordinating the operations of all City departments within the local government including;

  • Advising the City Council on policy matters
  • Implementing the policies of the Council
  • Formulating the City budget, ensuring that the budget is executed as authorized by the City Council
  • Enforcing all ordinances
  • Responding to citizen inquiries and coordinating City service requests
  • Disseminating public information to the residents and businesses and maintaining the official City records.

The Administration Department is led by the City Manager.

Contact Administration:
To contact the Administration Department please call 314-524-3313.

Staff

  • Deanna Jones, City Clerk
Mission Statement
To provide transparent, accurate,and timely legislative history; safeguard all official records of the City; administer open elections; and deliver information and services efficiently and accurately to the Council and to the public.

About the Department

The City Clerk, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, prepares agendas and notices for council meetings, records proceedings from such meetings, and continually provides administrative and secretarial support for the city council.

As the custodian of records, the City Clerk maintains meeting minutes, ordinances, resolutions and other vital documents, as well as the Seal of the City. In addition, the City Clerk performs voter registrations, notary public services, accepts candidacy filings for municipal elections, and administers the Oath of Office to elected officials, required employees and board & commission members.

Other functions of the City Clerk include, but are not limited to, interactions with citizens wishing to express concerns regarding service issues to be directed to appropriate staff and/or Council.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at (314) 524-3313 ext. 3756.

The City of Berkeley has a large number of board and commissions that offer an excellent opportunity for volunteer services by citizens to citizens of the City of Berkeley.

Each board or commission is an integral component of the City of Berkeley regardless of its size, or relative degree of sophistication, and complexity of issues. Some require more time, attention, and energy than others. All of them require a degree of service, responsibility, and integrity.

Citizens who wish to participate can speak with your council member and request where you would like to volunteer your service, or submit an application to the City Clerk to forward to your council member. Please make sure to note which board or commission you are interested in joining. All appointments are made an approved by the City Council during regular City Council meetings.

Each board meets regularly, though meeting times and locations vary. For more information call the City Clerk’s office at 314-524-3313 ext. 3756.

Current List of Boards & Commissions

  • Betterment Commission
  • Board of Adjustment
  • City Planning Commission
  • Civil Service Board
  • Park Board
  • Police & Fire Pension Board

You will find all meeting agendas and minutes for these boards, as well as the City Council, under the Agendas & Minutes tab below.

Staff

  • Debra Irvin, Building Commissioner

Mission Statement
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About The Department

The Department of Economic Development is responsible for planning, regulating, and promoting development within the City of Berkeley.

The Department ensures that development activity within the City reflects the goals, objectives, and policies advocated by residents and approved by the City Council.

The three primary duties of the Department are to provide:

  • Planning services through implementation of the City’s Comprehensive Plan and oversight and regulation of the City's Zoning and Subdivision Regulations;
  • Economic Development assistance through administration of various redevelopment mechanisms available to businesses and residents; and
  • Neighborhood Improvement assistance for locally initiated housing, business resource, and neighborhood projects.

In addition, the Department provides assistance and guidance to residents, property owners, business owners, and developers seeking to develop or redevelop property within the City. The Department also provides staff for the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Economic Development Tax Commission.

Want to find out more about Development Opportunities in Berkeley?

Follow these links to find out more about Development Opportunities, Berkeley Businesses Making News, and learn more about us in our Community Profile.

Staff

  • Keidra King - Finance Director
  • Deborah McKinney - Senior Accountant
  • Kate Addison - City Accountant
  • Sheila Swinney - Purchasing/Accounting Clerk
Mission Statement
To provide clear, accurate, and timely financial information services and reporting within the organization and to the public. Provide for safekeeping and the prudent investment of all City funds as well as strict budgetary control over all departments. Collect all revenues of the City in a courteous and equitable manner.

About the Department

The Finance Department is responsible for the coordination and monitoring of all financial matters concerning the City of Berkeley. The Finance Department supplies accounting services for municipal financial resources in accordance of city ordinances as well as federal and state laws.  The Department is also responsible for collecting revenues, paying expenditures, monitoring the City's investments, developing the annual operating budget, providing the City Council and the City Manager with both short and long-term financial forecasts while advising of the financial affairs of the City, and coordinating efforts with public accountants to accomplish an annual certified audit of the city's operation. 

The Finance Department also processes applications for and the licensing of businesses, liquor, parking, boats, peddler, charitable solicitation, and landlord/rental licenses.

Staff:

  • Fire Chief, James Linhardt
  • Administrative Secretary, Yolanda Cooper
  • Kelly Hughes, A shift Battalion Chief
  • James Gholston, B shift Battalion Chief
  • John Tucker, C shift Battalion Chief
Mission Statement
The Berkeley Fire Department consists of highly trained Basic Life Support or Advanced Life Support Firefighters and Officers that are dedicated to saving lives and protecting property. The department is responsible to respond wherever needed, no matter what the emergency or hour of the day. The City of Berkeley maintains two fire stations fully staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to respond at a moment’s notice in any kind of weather.

About the Department

The Berkeley Fire Department consists of the Fire Chief, (3) Battalion Chiefs, (6) Captains, (11) Firefighters and the Fire Secretary.  

Overview of Services:

To learn more about the different functions of the Berkeley Fire Department, please call us at (314) 524-3566



Staff:

  • Assistant City Manager, Dr. Terrance Gibson
Mission Statement
The Human Resources mission for the City of Berkeley will provide service in a fair, accurate and professional manner. In support of the City's goals, we will maintain a welcoming, confidential, compliant environment and act as a solutions-oriented partner where employees are appropriately placed, oriented and provided the resources necessary to achieve optimal work performance and a rewarding work life.

When positions within the City of Berkeley become available, they will be posted on line. Deadline dates for applications will vary depending on position and need. All applications can be completed on line. Qualified applicants will be contacted for consideration.

Staff:

  • Judge Jennifer Fisher, Presiding Judge
  • Donnell Smith, Prosecuting Attorney
  • April Walton, Certified Court Administrator
  • Joyce Muhammad, Deputy Court Clerk
  • Levista Lawson, Assistant Court Clerk
Mission Statement

The Berkeley Municipal Court is a division of the 21st Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Our duty is to provide both a process and forum for ensuring due process of the law. It is our goal to do so by providing a fair and impartial resolution of municipal ordinance violations in a professional and courteous manner. Our court is open to the public.

Traffic Violation Bureau

Hours of operation 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday

Parties can appear at the TVB to obtain information case information and make payments

 

Staff:

  • Park Maintenance Supervisor, Charles Tammons
Mission Statement
The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide indoor and outdoor recreational activities that enhance the lives of the residents in the City of Berkeley, MO.

Programs

  • Redbird Rookies Youth Baseball Program
  • Ramona Lake Fishing Derby
  • Berkeley Easter Egg Extravaganza

Staff:

  • Director of Public Safety, Eye-Liza Conner, M.A.
  • Major, Art Jackson
  • Captain, Jules Alligood
  • Captain, Steve Buckley
  • Detective Sgt., George Ervin
  • Secretary, Rajeeyah Al Mu'min
Mission Statement
The Police Department’s foremost obligation is to always be responsive to the needs of the community, residents and business owners of the City of Berkeley by providing protection, service, assistance, investigation of crimes and the maintenance of law and order. 

About the Department

In lieu of the aforementioned, the Police Department is composed of understanding, yet uncompromising officers that have no tolerance for criminal activity or behavior. Our primary mission is to protect, serve, and sustain supporting partnerships, with the community.

To accomplish this mission, the Department is staffed with thirty-five (35) full-time commissioned officers and a civilian staff consisting of nine (9). Service and protection is provided twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

In an effort to obtain and maintain the public’s trust and confidence, those chosen to be a member of the City of Berkeley Police Department must possess irreproachable values that will manage all work and decisions. These values are founded and promulgated within the Police Department’s policies, operational guidelines, rules and regulations. These documents assist the Department in achieving the primary goals of its mission, to make the City of Berkeley a safer place to live, work and raise a family. To accomplish this objective, the department needs the support of our citizens and city officials alike, to facilitate our performance and quality of services that these values commit the Department to provide.

Staff:

  • Debra Irvin, Municipal Service Manager irvin@ci.berkeley.mo.us
  • Vacant Administrative Assistant
  • Keith White, Street Superintendent
Mission Statement
Our Mission is to provide the community with the resources to efficiently manage and maintain those services and facilities that are vital to our community’s health, safety, and welfare.

About the Department

Our mission is to provide essential and quality of life services to the citizens of Berkeley in the most courteous, convenient and cost-effective manner. The Public Works Department is responsible for construction, maintenance, and repair of the City’s infrastructure systems

The Public Works Department is responsible for construction, maintenance, and repair of the City’s infrastructure systems.  Construction and repair responsibilities are scheduled as specific times throughout the year, while maintenance responsibilities are generally conducted on an ongoing basis. Infrastructure may specifically include concrete and asphalt streets, street signage, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, street sweeping, and leaf pickup.

The Public Works Director is responsible for plan review of site plans, special use permits, providing information to residents, developers and anyone else interested in performing work on city streets. We also manage the city’s sewer lateral program.    

The Public Works Department is responsible for seeking competitive bids on the City Trash Contract every five years.

The Public Works Department at the City of Berkeley consists of four divisions (i.e. Streets, Central Garage, Inspections and/or Code Enforcement, including Animal Control and Facilities).

Divisions

Public Works is made up of the following divisions:

Forms and Permits

  • Sewer Lateral Repair Program Application
  • All requests for continuances must be submitted in writing for the court to review.
  • No continuances will be granted by telephone.
  • Defendants must appear in person to discuss their cases; if you are represented by an attorney you must appear in court.
  • If you have a warrant you will not be arrested if you appear at the traffic violation bureau to discuss your case(s).

     Attorneys:

  • All communication with the Court shall have a date, defendant's name and date of birth, attorney's name, signature and Missouri bar number.
  • All motions must be in writing or in open court
  • Requests for recommendation must be directed to the prosecuting attorney in a separate envelope from the entry of appearance
  • Recommendations to be filed and approved my the court must include the attorney and defendant's signature and date.
  • Failure to comply with the terms of the accepted plea agreement will require an appearance in court by the Attorney and/or defendant.
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