St. Martins has been awarded a grant to improve safety for everyone using the roads of St. Martins whether in a vehicle or on foot, on a bike, or using a motorized wheelchair.
Cole County has awarded St. Martins a grant for $164,798 to help rebuild Traci Dr. and add a bike-ped lane on one-side from Bus. 50 to an additional entrance to Niekamp Park.
Annual Spring & Fall clean-ups will still take place, but with some changes.
St. Martins will no longer work with the St. Martins 8th graders or Boy Scouts to pick up trash along the streets. While this worked well for many years, we no longer feel it is a good idea to have kids walking along streets picking up trash due to safety concerns.
The clean-ups will be for St. Martins subscribers to Republic Trash Service. The pick-ups will be curbside at the subscribers homes. Eligible items will be the same as before and a list of non-eligible items will be published prior to the spring-clean up.
Courtesy of Como Connect, the original 4 1/2 acres of Niekamp Park will become a wifi hotspot sometime this fall. Visitors will have access to free wifi within the original park. As the new park land is developed, we will also have the capability to extend the service to that property as well
St. Martins has been awarded $$164,798 from the Cole County Small Communities grant program. This funding will pay a portion of the cost to renovate Traci Dr. and add a cul-de-sac at the Traci Dr. entrance to Niekamp Park.
Dogs are welcome at Niekamp Park as long as they are on leashes and under control. Please use one of the two pet stations along the trail to clean-up after your pet
If you would like to reserve the large or small pavilion for a private function, please call Jane Morff at 573-893-3463
In early 2021, the St. Martins Park Board and the Board of Aldermen worked with consulting firm SWT Design to develop a 15-year Master Plan for Niekamp Park. St. Martins is currently investigating grant opportunities to help with the estimated $1.8 million required to complete the entire plan as expeditiously as possible.
The City of St. Martins has applied for a Recreational Trail Grant. If funded, this grant would add 810 feet of 7-foot wide, concrete, ADA-compliant trail that would connect with the existing trail behind the backstop on the ballfield and roughly parallel the eastern park boundary of the new land down to Traci Dr. Though this grant would only take the trail 810 feet, the trail will eventually circle the new park land and rejoin the existing trail on the southwest corner of the the existing trail on the original 4 1/2 acres of Niekamp Park.
This newly-proposed section of trail would end at a new parking lot on the east side of Traci Dr. The parking lot would be gravel but have paved spaces adjacent to the trail for handicap parking.
The cost of the trail and parking lot is estimated to be approximately $220,000 with St. Martins to pay 1/3 and the Recreational Trail grant to pay 2/3's.
The grant was delivered to the Grants Management Section of Missouri State Parks before the February 16 deadline. St. Martins will be notified if it was approved for funding sometime this fall.
St. Martins' MS4 Stormwater permit from DNR was renewed on October 1, 2021. The new permit is good until Oct. 1, 2027.
St. Martins has contracted with stormwater engineer Christina Luebbert to help improve & protect the water quality in St. Martins. Christina presented the following steps that residents can take to help protect water quality:
You can contact City Hall in person at 6909 Bus. 50 West
By Phone: 573-893-6465