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“SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR THE COMMUNITY”       
The St. Louis County Police Department
will be presenting
“Survival Strategies for the Community,”
at the City of Wildwood Council Chambers
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040


Officers assigned to the St. Louis County Police Department, Tactical Operations Unit, will present summaries of various active shooter events and provide up-to-date data from the Federal Bureau of Investigations relating to active shooter events which have occurred in the United States.


This program will include a presentation of the Department of Homeland Security’s “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT” Program. This  options-based program provides alternatives to maximize personal safety, if an active shooter incident were to occur. If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Officer Jamie Reiter or Officer Chris Sahrmann at the Wildwood Precinct: 636.458.9194.

Public Comment Period Extended
for the Proposed Deletion of the Callahan Property from the National Priorities List (NPL)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it has extended the public comment period for the proposed deletion of the Callahan Property (a sub-site of the Ellisville Superfund Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL).  Comments will continue to be accepted until Wednesday, May 18, 2016, and should be sent via e-mail to Laura Price at price.laura@epa.gov [note: the online site for posting comments is no longer being used for the extended comment period].
 
The City of Wildwood has gone on record in opposition of any such consideration to delete any sub-site of the Ellisville Superfund Site from the NPL, until such time that the public health risks have been abated. 

Summer Swimming Pool Passes  


For the summer of 2016, reduced-rate swimming pool passes are available to the residents of Wildwood for the City of Ballwin's North Pointe Aquatic Center and the City of Ellisville's The Edge. The details of the pool pass program are as follows:


The North Pointe Family Aquatic Center, in the City of Ballwin, will make family pool passes available to Wildwood residents this summer.  Arrangements have been made and a limited number of pool passes can be purchased beginning March 21, 2016, at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons Recreation Center, #1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, Missouri  63021. The passes will go on sale at 5:15 a.m.  A family pool pass will be available for $189.00 through April 30, 2016, and thereafter $210.00.  Keep in mind, pool passes for the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center are limited and will be available to the first fifty (50) interested Wildwood residents.  Location and contact information concerning the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center is:

The North Pointe Aquatic Center

335 Holloway Road
Ballwin, Missouri  63011
636-227-2981
www.ballwin.mo.us
 
The Edge Aquatic Center, in the City of Ellisville, will offer unlimited swimming pool pass availability through the entire summer of 2016. Passes are on sale now and will be available through May 19, 2016 for $148.00. Purchased passes are good for a family of four (4). Add twenty dollars ($20.00) to the cost for each family member over four (4) members. Beginning May 20, 2016, pool passes will cost $165.00. Location and contact information is:

The Edge Aquatic Center at Bluebird Park
225 Kiefer Creek Road
Ellisville, MO  63021
636-591-2398

*Please note, when purchasing pool passes at the Ellisville or Ballwin facilities, please have identification (Driver’s License) and proof of residency (Personal Property Tax Receipt), and an unpaid gas, water, electric or sewer bill.

These costs are very generous offers from the Cities of Ballwin and Ellisville, which allow Wildwood residents to take advantage of their incredible facilities all summer long. Thanks to our neighboring cities for their gracious offers in this regard. 

Meridian Waste Service – Reminder

If you had canceled your yard waste pick up service during the winter months, and wish to resume it, please contact Meridian Waste directly at 314-291-3131.  

Living Word Church - Spring Carnival - 04-23-2016

RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES >>>

Wildwood Arbor Day Tree Hugger Run 

A friendly reminder!! The 2nd Annual Wildwood Arbor Day Tree Hugger Run is scheduled for Friday evening, April 29, 2016!! This run is a really great 5K and a fabulous and energetic way to  start your weekend!!! Register now on the Big River Running's website at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/17941 or pick up a registration form from Wildwood City Hall! The run starts and finishes at LaSalle Springs Middle School and begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Participants will run on asphalt trails, standard roadways, and chat trails! Runners will travel through a  tunnel, cross a 194-foot bridge, and run along the beautiful Meramec River! You will want to finish fast because there will be plenty of pizza, refreshments, and music waiting for you at the finish line! Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers and three (3) deep in each age group. Special prizes this year for the overall finishers: Gift Cards to a local plant nursery!!! After all, this is an Arbor Day Run!!! The Wildwood Arbor Day Tree Hugger Run is a wonderful family event! Everyone is welcome!! Run it - Jog it - Walk it!! Just come out and have fun!!! Register now. Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440, Extensions 134 or 126. See you on April 29th!!!!

Pavilion Rentals

With Spring here, families and friends gather to celebrate milestones such a birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. Looking for an outdoor venue to hold your celebration?  The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events. 
 
Anniversary Park and Old Pond School Park have great outdoor pavilions available for your families and friends to join you on your special celebrations. The pavilions at Anniversary Park and Old Pond School hold up to thirty (30) people. The parks have playground equipment and also provide picnic tables.

The City's new Community Park has a pavilion, with convenient restrooms a part of it, that seats over one hundred (100). Nearby is the all-inclusive playground and the great outdoors!
 
For more information, please contact Amanda or Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at amanda@cityofwildwood.com or gary@cityofwildwood.com. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: http://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com

                        2016 Wildwood Concert Series

The 2016 concert season is almost here!!! There are some great music groups scheduled this summer and it all begins on May 20, 2016, with the Fabulous Motown Review. THIS CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT WILDWOOD SQUARE, which is located at 17237 New College Avenue, adjacent to the Wildwood Campus of St. Louis Community College. The music starts at 6:45 p.m.! The music will be enjoyable, along with the complementary snacks and drinks!! So mark May 20, 2016 on your calendar to spend an evening with the Motown HITS!! For more information, call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

14th Annual Greenrock Trail Challenge Hike

The 14th Annual Green Rock Trail Challenge Hike is scheduled for June 4, 2016. Registration will open for the Green Rock Trail Challenge Hike on May 6, 2016. 

This Annual National Trails Day Event is extremely popular and will fill quickly, so please, register at your first opportunity! The Greenrock Trail Challenge is capped at 150 participants. The event starts/finishes at the Muckerman Shelter, in Greensfelder Park, 4515 Hencken Road, Wildwood, MO  63069. Participants are ask to arrive at 7:30 a.m. (or earlier) for a light breakfast, t-shirt pickup, and preparation for the hike. Hikers will be bussed to the start of the hike at Rockwoods Reservation. The buses will leave the Muckerman Shelter promptly at 8:00 a.m.!! This hike is approximately 6.5 miles long and it covers some very beautiful terrain. The hike can be enjoyed by anyone, of any age, but please keep in mind, it does require a reasonable fitness level. Please note, this hike is not a causal stroll on an asphalt path!! Weather/temperature and a varying terrain have great influence over the level of difficulty that might be encountered during this event. Dogs are not allowed to be part of the hike for various reasons, such as the bus ride and food heading up the list of explanations. Also, while parents are the best judge, we do not encourage carrying infants on the hike. This event can be a tiny bit strenuous for some, but there is a great lunch at the end, which makes it all worth the effort!! There is no cost to participate in the Greenrock Trail Challenge, but you must register!! Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

!!! Founders Day Parade - Float Competition !!!  

This year’s Founders’ Day Parade will have the Lafayette High School Marching Band and other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? Please consider participating in this year's Float Competition. Here are some ideas for parade entries…

  • Clubs and organizations

  • Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods. Bragging rights and prizes are on the line!

  • Sports teams

  • Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 21st Anniversary

 
Prizes will be awarded to the top three (3) floats, as determined by the judges. A total of $300.00 of awards will be provided. 

Prefer to be a spectator? Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found here: www.cityofwildwood.com/570/Parade/.

Bethel UMC - Plant Sale - 5-07-2016
Plein Air Art Invitation - June 11, 2016

Plein Air Art Event - June 11, 2016 - Saturday

The 2nd Annual Plein Air Art Event is planned for artists and photographers, as part of the Celebrate Wildwood Event. This event, which is a duration of twelve (12) hours on this Saturday, highlights nine (9) Town Center sites. Artists and photographers can paint or photograph any or all of the sites and then turn them into the judges for cash awards (courtesy Wildwood B&B Theaters), which will be announced at the Celebrate Wildwood Event in July. No pre-registration is required, but if you have questions, please e-mail  joe@cityofwildwood.com.

 
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Wildwood/St. Louis Community College Recycling Event - 5-7-2016

< Concrete Street Slab Replacement Program >
2016 Work Season

Since the incorporation of the City, each year, the City has been replacing concrete slabs in many of the residential subdivisions. This program provides preventative maintenance and helps to maintain property values in these locations. The locations of work for the 2016 Work Season can be found at this link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/576/2016-Street-Slab-Replacement/.

JOB OPENINGS
@
 DR. EDMUND A. BABLER MEMORIAL STATE PARK

Seasonal Interpreters

 
General Work Responsibilities: Seasonal interpreters plan and present programs and activities for park visitors. Seasonal employees may also assist with research and resource management projects. Specific responsibilities vary from site to site.
 
Minimum Job Requirements: Attending a college or university with at least a freshman standing and majoring in any of the natural sciences, history, cultural resource management, outdoor recreation, or interpretive services; or have work experience as an interpreter with an agency charged with natural or cultural resource responsibilities.
 
Duties could include, but not limited to:
• The development and presentation of original interpretive programs such as nature walks, stargazing programs, historical tours, first-person interpretations and campfire programs.

• Research local natural and cultural history related to specific parks and historic sites.
• Assist in the care of interpretive facilities, nature trails, displays, and special natural or cultural features of a park.
• Provide information to the visitors concerning rules and regulations, safety, points of interest, and available facilities.
• Carry out regularly established interpretive programs developed by the full-time staff.
 
If interested, please contact Andy Senters by e-mail Andrew.Senters@dnr.mo.gov or at 636-458-3813, Ex. 223.

Spring Storm Preparedness Tips from Ameren Missouri

April marks the beginning of the spring storm season, so preparedness is on everyone's priority list.  At Ameren Missouri, when severe weather threatens, Ameren relies on Quantum Weather, a unique weather forecasting system in partnership with Saint Louis University's (SLU) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.   Quantum Weather, another part of Ameren Missouri's reliability initiative, can pinpoint severe weather activity on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.  The detailed information from this pioneering system improves reliability for customers.  It enables Ameren Missouri to respond and restore power more quickly following damaging storms and improves efficiencies through better utilization of its restoration crews.  Quantum Weather is the first-of-its-kind weather monitoring and response system in the country.  
 
Add storm preparedness to your priority list, and please visit AmerenMissouri.com to check out the detailed tips on Ameren’s Outage Center pages:

  • Report an outage and sign up for Ameren Alerts to receive updates, after you've reported your outage to Ameren.
  • Check out the Outage Map to see how many customers systemwide are experiencing outages and where.   
  • Items to include in assembling your Storm Kit.
  • Tips for being prepared at home, outside the home, and at work.
  • What to do During an Outage.
  • Learn how Ameren works to restore your power. 

E-Newsletter – An Excellent Way To Be ‘In the Know’

The City of Wildwood would like to thank all of the subscribers to the e-newsletter for your interest in receiving it and hopes you find this weekly publication to be very informative and interesting.  It has been a major goal of the City to enhance citizen communications and input, and it hopes the e-newsletter has been an effective communication tool. However, the City is only reaching a small portion of the population and would like to reach many more of our citizens.  While not everyone wishes to receive yet another weekly e-mail, it is likely many citizens are unaware that the City’s weekly e-newsletter exists. Therefore, the City is asking for your assistance in sharing this opportunity to stay informed about Wildwood.  The following link will take you directly to the Subscription Section of the City Website: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/list.aspx. Through this link, not only can you subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, but you can also sign up for Traffic & Weather Alerts, News Flashes, and many other City notifications.
 
The City would also ask that you forward this notice to friends and family, or share through social media sites, and let’s see if we can grow our subscriber base and keep the citizens of our great community well-informed.

SUSTAINABILITY TOPICS >>>

Ameren Missouri
New Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Residential programs are available again to customers and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: www.ameren.com/energy-efficiency/residential/hvac/.

The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues 
at Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  Donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, both on the 1st and 2nd Floor Foyers.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

 

Larger Recycling Carts Are Available to Residents

If you find the 65 gallon cart to be too small for your weekly recyclables, please call Meridian Waste Services, at (314) 291-3131, to request a larger recycling cart.  Meridian will replace your 65 gallon recycling cart, with a new 95 gallon recycle cart AT NO CHARGE (the old carts cannot be utilized for anything, but recycling, and will be redistributed to those needing the smaller carts).


American Flag Disposal

The City of Wildwood accepts retired American flags for dignified disposal.  Please bring worn flags to City Hall, 16860 Main Street, and leave them with the receptionist.  All flags collected will be relinquished to the Boy Scouts of America for proper disposal.  US Flags should never be placed in the trash. 

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