Trash Pick-Up Delayed this Coming Week
With the Fourth of July on Monday this year, there will be a one (1) day delay in your regularly scheduled pick-up of trash, yard waste, and recyclables. So, if you normally have Monday pick-up, it will be Tuesday this coming week, and so on.
City Hall Closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 for the Holiday
City Hall offices will be closed on July 4, 2016 for the holiday. Regular business hours will resume on July 5, 2016. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. You can always be in touch though by visiting the City of Wildwood's website at www.cityofwildwood.com. The Mayor, City Council Members, and City employees would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July Holiday. Let's hear it for America - Hooray!
2016 Farmers Market in Wildwood
OPEN FOR THE SEASON
Including This Holiday Weekend
The City’s Farmers Market, which is located in the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), officially opened its 2016 Season on May 21, 2016. The market is now open every Saturday through the fall, from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Returning managers of the market, Rene’ and George Sackett, continue to promote a “producers’ only” type of facility, with an emphasis on locally-grown, produced, or made products being offered. The intent of this type of market is to create an atmosphere that caters to the desires and needs of its customers here in Wildwood, with the best varieties available, and products you can trust and feel good about eating or using in your home.
As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, vegetables, baked goods, and other items of interest in west St. Louis County and many of the vendors from past years are here again. Along with those vendors who have served you, and many residents, for the past seven (7) years, new participants are here in 2016, as well. Along with the vendors, there are always refreshments, food, and music to round out the atmosphere and create a great and fun place to visit!
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday, through the fall, with plenty of convenient parking right next to it. Come on out and meet the market managers and make it a morning in Wildwood. Please feel free to contact the market managers, Rene’ and George Sackett, at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.
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Wildwood Calendar Contest is UNDERWAY!!!
Just a reminder to all of the photography enthusiasts living in Wildwood!! The search for photographs reflecting the City of Wildwood, to be used in the 2017 version of the City of Wildwood Calendar begins today - July 1, 2016. Photograph entries will be accepted between now and July 22, 2016 at cityofwildwood.com. Participants may submit up to three (3) photographs each and all submissions MUST BE IN DIGITAL FORM. Complete information/rules to participate in this year’s calendar contest can be found at cityofwildwood.com. If you have questions, please call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.
Next Concert in the Summer Series - July 15, 2016
Dr. Zhivegas - One of the best Party Bands in Missouri! This concert will be held at the Wildwood Town Center Plaza, 221 Plaza Drive, just north of the convenient City's parking garage.
The Wildwood Concert Series presents some incredible entertainment and this summer will be no exception! In addition to the wonderful music, there is always complimentary soda, water, Kettle Korn, snow cones and, of course, delicious hot dogs! But get to the concert on time - the complimentary food items will not be endless! Sometimes there are special food items for purchase, many times there are businesses represented giving out all sorts of interesting information, and there could be a truck raffle to benefit the Missouri Special Olympics! Bottom line, the concerts are a great evening of fun, made better with YOUR attendance! If you are not ready to head home after the concert there are several incredible restaurants/bars within walking distance where the fun can be continued! The concert begins at 6:45 p.m. so mark the date on your calendar and we will see you there!! Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.
Junior Trailblazer Program
Know any kids in the 5 to 13 year age range who would love to get out and enjoy some of Wildwood's trails? Then check out the City's Junior Trailblazer Program! This fun program will have kids (and their families) getting out and getting fit (don't tell them they will learn some things as well).
Check it out here: http://cityofwildwood.com/580/4802/Junior-Trailblazer-Program
CAR Enthusiasts - We Have Something For YOU
This Sunday - July 3, 2016
The St. Alban Roe Knights of Columbus is holding its 2nd Annual St. Alban Roe KofC Car Show on Sunday, July 3, 2016, in the Wildwood Town Center Plaza parking lot. The show is open to early and late model muscle cars, classics, hot rods, imports, customs, trucks, and rat rods. Registration starts at 9:00 AM. Awards are at 4:00 PM. Food and beverages will be available, so bring the family. The net proceeds from the show will benefit the St. Louis VA Medical Center Fisher House. Fisher House is a non-profit organization established to provide a "home away from home," where veteran's families can stay at no cost, while their loved one is receiving inpatient medical care at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. If you have any questions, please call Gary Lewis at 314-598-0824
or e-mail email@example.com
Other Upcoming Car Shows
1.) Due to the cancellation last week of the Wildwood Display Car Show due to rain, the event has been rescheduled. The car show is now scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Wildwood Historical Society, which is located at 18750 Highway 100. The PREVIOUSLY NOTED RAIN DATE WILL NOT BE USED. This change was necessary because the original rain date was in conflict with the Eureka/Pacific Car Show. So please note, the NEW date is SATURDAY JULY 23, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 4:00 p.m., at the Wildwood Historical Society's facility located at 18750 Highway 100.2.)
The Wildwood Founders' Day Car Show,
on Main Street in Town Center, Saturday August 27, 2016. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m., at Main Street and Eastgate Lane. If you have a classic and you would like to drive it in the City's Founders' Day Parade, contact John Gragnani, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or Gary Crews at 636-458-0440. Parade line-up is no later 8:30 a.m., with its start at 9:00 a.m. (SHARP). Meet at Schnucks Wildwood Crossing Lot - 16580 Manchester Road.
Like Parades? - Well Come and Join In!
This year’s Founders’ Day Parade is rounding into form and will be a great family event to the start of a long weekend of activities in Town Center, which celebrates the City's 21st birthday. Heading this year's parade will be the Lafayette High School Marching Band and many other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? Spaces remain in the parade line-up, so you can still enter. Here are some ideas for parade entries…
- Clubs and organizations – let people know about you!
Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods - bragging rights and prizes are on the line!
Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 21st Anniversary
More details can be found here: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/documentcenter/view/2760.
Prefer to be a spectator? Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road.
With Summer now here and the kids out of school, families and friends gather to celebrate milestones or just to have time together. 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/facilities/.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>>
Park and Trail Memorial Program
The City of Wildwood is pleased to offer a Park and Trail Memorial Program intended for residents to honor and commemorate the memory of a loved one or close friend. The City is offering three (3) different options that can be placed in a number of different active or passive park/trail locations in the City. Please click on the link for more information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/551/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.
Alt Road Closure in Eureka, Missouri
The contractor for the City of Eureka, Missouri has closed Alt Road, between Thunder Valley Drive and Forby Road, as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A signed detour route is in place and local traffic will be able to access Alt Road, at Thunder Valley Drive and Wren Meadow Drive. This closure is expected to be in place for approximately two (2) months. Click this link for updated information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/585/Alt-Road-and-Forby-Road-Intersection.
Asphalt Resurfacing Program for the City's Rural Streets
The City of Wildwood has contracted with L. Krupp Construction for its re-surfacing project for Summer of 2016. The City of Wildwood will be milling side streets and drive entrances, prior to the two (2) inch asphalt overlay to ensure smooth transitions. For more information, please click the following link; http://www.cityofwildwood.com/586/2016-Asphalt-Resurfacing.
Pond-Grover Loop Road Committee
Traffic Study Presented to Community
A committee of volunteers have been studying the issue of the extension of the Pond-Grover Loop Road, as part of the development of a large residential subdivision in the City's Town Center Area. The study, prepared by the Lochmueller Group, was presented to the community on May 24, 2016. Updates were made to this study from comments received at the aforementioned May 24, 2016 meeting and presented to the Committee at its last meeting on June 28, 2016. If you were unable to attend the meeting or would like to review the study, please click on this link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7383?fileID=11113.
For more information on the Committee's review and discussion of this matter, please click on the following link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/573/Pond-Grover-Loop-Road-Committee.
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 work is now almost complete for the Summer 2016, with updates available at this link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/576/2016-Street-Slab-Replacement.
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.
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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
"Still Some Available"
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.