To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Safety Before you Go
- Wear a hat, long pants, gloves and sturdy footwear. No flip-flops or open-toed shoes will be allowed.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and snacks are recommended.
- Eat a good breakfast. You will be working hard.
- Bring a re-usable water bottle. Water will be provided, drink lots of water.
- Don’t bring electronic games, cameras, ipods or anything you don't want to lose in the water.
- A light backpack or “fanny” pack is good for carrying water, snacks, etc.
Safety on the Banks of the Roubidoux
- Stay aware of the members of your group. You must provide your own safety net out there.
- Don’t try to move extremely heavy or hazardous material. Team up on heavy things. Report any hazardous materials to be dealt with by Crew Leaders.
- Watch for Poison Ivy, Stinging Nettles and other hurtful plants.
- Leave all wildlife alone. They are in their place and you are their guest.
- Drink more water. Then drink more water. That’s enough!
- If someone is injured, follow first-aid practices. Keep the injured person calm and have someone get help. Apply a compress to limit bleeding if necessary. Crew Leaders will have First Aid Kits and can call 911.
- Report all injuries to a Crew Leader as soon as possible. We will make sure they are attended to.
- Never enter the water to retrieve trash or to cool off, except in an emergency. If it isn’t readily removable, leave it! The deepest water is often very close to the bank and dirt at the edge can be unstable. Never walk on a brush pile over the water.
- The banks can be really slick! So watch your footing and stay out of the water! The mud can be very deep. Test muddy areas before walking into them and stay with a partner.
- Regroup periodically and take a headcount.
- Be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion in yourself and others. If someone shows signs of heat exhaustion, put them in the water immediately and DO NOT LEAVE THEM ALONE. Get help as soon as possible.
What happens if there are storms?
All Roubidoux DO IT Crew cleanups will go ahead unless the stretch of the Roubdioux River we are working at is in technical flood stage. Technical flood stage is anything "minor" or above on the respective gauge. In the case of severe weather or lightning, we will delay our start time until the weather is safe. Check the event page for the latest updates on the event.
What should I wear?
Prepare to get dirty. Sturdy shoes or boots that won’t get sucked off in the mud (no sandals or slip-ons), long sleeve shirts and long pants (jeans), a hat to shade your head and face, and bug repellent are recommended. If you have a favorite pair of gloves, bring them.
What else should I bring?
Bring your own snack and some water for the morning. Our Crew Leaders will have water but you will be using up a lot of body fluids, so be prepared.
How long will it take?
People working on the river will be out at a specific site for about 2-3 hours. Volunteer teams will be filling trash bags with small litter and dragging larger items of trash and debris into piles. Lunch will be on-site. There will be another shift that will last for 2-3 hours in the afternoon, if you would like to participate in both.
Can I bring a whole group of people?
Definitely! Scouts, office parties, church groups, etc. all are welcome. But please sign up ahead of time so organizers know how to best utilize your people-power! To offer the same opportunity to everyone, we like to keep our groups to around 20-25 people. Feel free to wear your company logo or organization’s T-shirts.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes, these are great events for kids. Kid-volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to help clean up on land as well as at the river. If you are bringing kids who you are not the legal guardian of, make sure to download and print our minor/student risk-release form for their parent or guardian to sign before the event. Make sure to bring this form with you on event day!
What if I can't find the answer to my question here?
Contact us. We’ll answer your question and we might even add it to this page!
When is City Hall open?
City Hall is open from 8am - 5pm daily.
Planning & Zoning
May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?
No, not at the current time due to dry conditions in our county. Please contact city hall if you have any questions.
How much is my ticket?
Refer to the Fine Schedule or see the instructions under Online Payment Options, noted above, in order to find your ticket online. Some charges require a mandatory court appearance. If your violation is NOT listed on the Fine Schedule, you MUST appear in court on the date & time listed on your ticket.
When is payment due?
On or before the court date & time listed on your ticket.
What if my ticket doesn't appear online?
Continue to check. It can take up to 10 days or more for tickets to be available online due to processing times. Please wait at least 10 days from the date your ticket was issued before you contact the Court.
WSR Youth Sports
What are the key dates we need to look for?
Registration is open from January 3rd to February 4th. The Coaches Meeting will take place on February 9th. First weeks of practice will be February 21st. games will begin on March 5th and games will end approximatley April 23rd.
How do I register my child and how do I become a coach?
All payments will need to be made at Wayensville City Hall located at 100 Tremont Center. Registration forms can be found online and can be downloaded here. Coaches will need to register to become a coach in-person at City Hall. Discounts may apply for coach's children.
What age group would my child be in?
How many games is my child guaranteed?
Your child will be guaranteed 8 games this season. All scheduled games will be on Saterday's, with make-up games on Friday's.
How do I receive notifications and access online schedules?
All official announcements will be made on the WSR Youth Sports Facebook Page. Schedule link will be through Google calendar and will be posted on our Facebook page.
Waynesville/Saint Robert Animal Shelter
How can I apply to adopt an animal?
You can either come see us at the Shelter and fill out an adoption application or you can download the application online at the City's website and either email it or drop it off to shelter staff.
If I put in an application, does that mean I get the animal?
No. Applications are evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Also, the information detailed on the application plays an extremely important role in finding the best home for our animals. Sometimes, even with our best efforts, it's just not a good fit between the adopter and the animal.
Why does the Shelter only take in dogs?
The Waynesville/Saint Robert Animal Shelter is only equipped to handle dogs. We do not have the facilities to house cats, properly.
Can I surrender cats to the Fort Leonard Wood Shelter?
Only if the cat was found on Fort Leonard Wood.
Does the Shelter take Owner Surrender animals?
The Shelter will take Owner Surrendered animals only there is space available and only under certain conditions:
- The animal must be up to date on shots. This includes dhpp, bbb and rabies.
- The animal must test negative for Heartworms within 30 days of the surrender.
- If the animal is not up to date on shots or does not have the required Heartworm negative test, an additional charge will be added to the surrender fee in order to test the animal for Heartworms. If the animal is found to be heartworm positive, the Shelter will not take the animal and the Owner will be responsible for payment of the test.
Does the Shelter offer low cost spay and neuter clinics?
Unfortunately we do not, at this time.
Does the Shelter offer vaccinations?
Yes. Currently the Shelter offers both dhpp and bbb. We are also equipped to administer tests for Heartworm and provide flea and tick treatment. We cannot however, give rabies vaccinations.
Does the Shelter provide dog food to families in emergency situations?
Yes. As long as the Shelter is well stocked with food, we will absolutley help those in emergency situations. Keep in mind that we cannot supply dog food on a continual basis.
Are you accepting Volunteer Applications?
Yes! We can always use help at our shelters!
What are the requirements for a Volunteer?
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or be accompanied by a parent.
Can I reserve a time for a group of Volunteers to come help at the Shelter?
Of course! Please keep groups to 10 or less. Groups can schedule a time Monday thru Saturday from 8am to 5pm, when the Shelter is open.
Group Volunteers may also help on Sundays mornings from 8am to 10am or in the afternoon from 3pm to 5pm.
How do I report Animal Abuse?
If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect of any kind, dial 911. Please do not contact the shelter directly. 911 will dispatch the proper authorities to investigate your call.
Animal Control Officers can only investigate cases that are within the boundaries of Waynesville and Saint Robert. For all other cases, you can either contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's department, or the Humane Society of Missouri's Animal Cruelty Task Force. You can find contact information for both agencies, below.