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NEW OR TIME-SENSITIVE TOPICS >>>

Manchester Road Streetscape Phase 3 - Open House

The City of Wildwood will be holding a public information meeting for the Manchester Streetscape Phase 3 Improvement Project at Wildwood City Hall from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on January 21, 2015. The City has begun preliminary engineering of the project and this meeting will allow the public to see the conceptual plans and discuss any concerns regarding the planned improvements with the project engineers. Phase 3 will include the section of Manchester Road between Taylor Road and Eatherton Road and will incorporate similar improvements to those recently constructed during Phases 1 and 2 to the east and west of this project's boundaries. The project will incorporate vehicular lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, street lighting, street trees, and some on-street parking lanes, along both sides of Manchester Road.

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) Issued by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating its mapping for all of St. Louis County, which the City of Wildwood must adopt to remain a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  These maps represent the first major update since August 2, 1995, and contain much more accurate engineering information, which was compiled from new flood studies and improved topographic data.  In some cases, the updated maps now identify greater or lesser-impacted land areas.  The new FIRMs, and associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS), are available for public review at Wildwood City Hall during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).  The maps are also available for review at the following link: http://mo-wildwood.civicplus.com/474/2015-FEMA-Maps

The new maps are scheduled to go into effect on February 4, 2015.  A public hearing is scheduled on this matter at the City Council, on January 12, 2015; starting at 7:30 p.m. Public comment is encouraged, so, if you are interested, please plan to attend. Any general questions or concerns can be directed to the City’s Floodplain Administrator, Ryan Thomas, at ryan@cityofwildwood.com.

Additionally, any specific mapping questions or concerns can be directed to the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Floodplain Management Section Engineer, Scott Zeller, at scott.zeller@sema.dps.mo.gov.

Municipal Holiday Schedule

Please note that municipal offices will be closed on January 19, 2015 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 8:00 a.m.  The Wildwood Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department will still be staffed.

However, for information regarding City news and events, 24/7, please visit cityofwildwood.com, “Like” us on Facebook, or “Follow” us on Twitter.

Nominating Petitions for the April 7, 2015 Municipal Election

Per the Wildwood City Code, a nominating petition is required for all elective offices. Those candidates seeking office for the upcoming April 7, 2015 Municipal Election may now obtain petition signatures (Sunday, November 2, 2014 was the starting date - no signatures will be valid prior to Sunday, November 2, 2014). Filing for office closes on January 20, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

Nominating petitions can be obtained by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding the petition or upcoming election, please contact Deputy City Administrator/City Clerk Lynne Greene-Beldner at 636-458-0440.

PUBLIC SERVICE TOPICS >>>

Master Plan Update Process – 2015

The City of Wildwood is nearing its 20th Anniversary as a municipality and 2015 will include a great number of activities and commemorations marking this milestone in this community’s young existence. This anniversary also marks a requirement for the City to update its Master Plan, which is the single document within this community that is used by all decision makers in their consideration of land use decisions, allocation of resources, provision of safe roads and bridges, and protection of the environment. Over the course of 2015, a group of resident volunteers will be meeting regularly to discuss this plan and any changes, additions, and/or deletions that might be needed to address the next ten (10) years of Wildwood. All of the Committee’s meetings are open to the public for participation and, along with these meetings, many other opportunities will be provided of this upcoming year for anyone to provide comments, suggestions, or opinions on the plan and how it should be updated. All of the meetings’ schedules and materials will be available on the City’s website (www.cityofwildwood.com), so please participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joe at joe@cityofwildwood.com or by telephone at (636) 458-0440.

Shop, Dine, and Relax in Wildwood – A Resolution for the New Year

With so many options for shopping, dining, and personal needs, please consider Wildwood first. The City is home to a large number of businesses and professionals, who offer a range of products, dining and services, that are the best in the region. Local owners are at these businesses and provide a personal touch to all they do and invest in Wildwood each and every day. For a listing of these businesses, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofwildwood.com and click on the drop-down menu for ‘Business Resources’ and then click on “Business Directory.’ Information on Wildwood businesses is provided, including contact numbers and their respective specialties. Shop Here – All Year.

City’s Website

Did you know you can personalize the information you receive from the City via its website? At the top of the homepage, a tab exists called “myConnections,’ which requires you to create or sign into your existing account, if you already have such. Once signed into the site, you can tailor the information available on the website to your specific interests, receive information from the City, and be up-to-date on all things Wildwood. With winter here, you can receive alerts about weather and traffic and be prepared for inclement weather.

Holiday Light Recycling

The City of Wildwood is pleased to once again partner with Meridian Waste Services’ holiday light recycling program.  No longer wanted strands of holiday lights may be placed in the dumpster supplied for this specific purpose at the end of Wildwood Avenue, which is located just to the east of the Wildwood Municipal Building.  Please do not place light strands in your regular trash, as they become tangled in the equipment at the landfills.  Please do not place them in the curbside recycling containers, since they will not be accepted in the weekly pickup.  Please help keep the City of Wildwood the eco-friendly city we are known to be by placing those unwanted light strands in the appropriate dumpster on Wildwood Avenue.

Holiday Tree Pick-up

Meridian Waste Services will dispose of holiday trees until March 1, 2015.  Please place the tree at the curb on recycle OR trash day.  Residents need not participate in the yard waste service for this complimentary, one-time service.  Please remove all decorations, before placing the tree at the curb. 

Meridian Waste Service Holiday Schedule – January 2015

Meridian Waste Services will provide regular pickups on Monday January 19, 2015, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday, with no change in regular service.

Fraudulent Telephone Calls

It has been brought to the attention of City officials by the St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct that fraudulent calls have been placed to some of our residents, which are appearing on their caller ID as “City of Wildwood 636-458-6969.” These callers are claiming to represent the City and telling residents they need to provide their bank account and/or credit card information to pay for unpaid taxes.

Please be aware the City of Wildwood does not make calls of this nature, does not directly collect taxes from residents, and will never ask for personal financial information, such as bank or credit card account numbers, for any reason, over the telephone.

If you receive a call of this nature, please inform St. Louis County Police – Wildwood Precinct at 636-458-9194 immediately with details. Again, never provide sensitive information over the telephone to an unknown caller or anyone sounding suspicious.

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.

RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES >>>

Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run

The 5th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run is scheduled for January 24, 2015! The start/finish of the event is at LaSalle Springs Middle School (3300 State Hwy 109) and will begin in waves, promptly at 8:00 a.m. With the holiday season over and everyones' schedules settling down, the Frozen Feet Run might be a great way to start 2015. The Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run is capped at three hundred (300) participants, and right now, the event has close to 250 entries!!

Frozen Feet is a half marathon distance trail run (13.1 miles)!  It takes place on the beautiful trails in the City of Wildwood, which will include asphalt, chat, and natural surface single track trails! In 2014, Frozen Feet was voted one of the top five (5) Trail Runs in the St. Louis Metro Area! Participants simply will not find a better value for the entry fee at any trail run!!! The run is suitable for runners of every level, offering a very challenging event for those new to trail running or the opportunity for a personal record (PR) for the experienced runners!

So please, take a minute out of your busy schedule, register on-line at the Big River Running Website www.bigriverrunning.com or go to the City of Wildwood website www.cityofwildwood.com. You can also print an application and mail it to the City of Wildwood, if you wish. Try not to delay entering the Frozen Feet Trail Run…it will fill to capacity…so register today!! Begin 2015 with a challenge!! Take part in the 2015 Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run; January 24, 2015; LaSalle Springs Middle School, 3300 Hwy 109; at 8:00 a.m. You must register before January 8, 2015, to be guaranteed an incredible hooded sweatshirt in your requested size! Questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440.

ROAD AND BRIDGE INFORMATION >>>

State Route 109 Project Updates

Click here to view the latest progress on the State Route 109 Project.

The Ins and Outs of Two-Lane Roundabouts

With several new roundabouts open in the City of Wildwood, please take a moment to look at this informational brochure provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT).

Click here to learn about “The Ins and Outs of Two-Lane Roundabouts.”

SUSTAINABILITY TOPICS >>>

Recycling Grant Provides Optional Larger Recycling Carts

Last year, Meridian Waste Services was successful in obtaining a recycling grant through the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District to provide larger recycling carts to its customers.  A total of 1,740 carts became available last August, and over 500 of them still remain.  The larger carts are 95 gallons in size, compared to the standard 65 gallon carts in use today, and also dark green in color.  If you find the 65 gallon cart to be too small for your weekly recyclables, please call Meridian Waste Services, at (314) 291-3131, and request one of the larger recycling carts.  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).  Since quantities are limited, the larger carts will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues at City Hall

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

Recycling Totals For December

During the month of December, residential service customers within the City of Wildwood recycled 385.89 tons of materials. That amount represents 385.89 tons of products diverted from area landfills.  This tonnage also is the largest total ever achieved in Wildwood and would not have occurred without the efforts of you and many other residents.  Thanks to everyone who recycles.  REUSE!  REDUCE!  RECYCLE!

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