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Holiday Schedule for Wildwood City Hall 

Please note that municipal offices will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016 and Monday, December 26, 2016 for the Christmas Holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at 8:00 a.m.

The following week, municipal offices will be closed Monday January 2, 2017 for the New Year’s Day Holiday.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. In addition, due to the holiday schedule, no Weekly E-Newsletter will be published on December  30, 2016. 

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

City Officials and Staff Wish Everyone
a Joyous and Safe Holiday Season
and a Happy New Year!


Meridian Waste Service Holiday Schedule –
December 2016 and January 2017

With the Christmas and New Year's Day both being on Sundays, there will be no changes in the normal waste pickup schedules. Thanks to Meridian Waste Service and all its employees for all they do during the year to make Wildwood sparkle.


Shop, Dine, and Relax in Wildwood for the Holidays

With so many options for shopping, dining, and personal needs, please think of Wildwood first. The City is home to a large number of businesses and professionals, who offer a range of products, dining, and services, which 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 for the holidays and everyone wins. Also, click on this link to visit the Wildwood Business Association's website for participating businesses as well - www.wildwoodba.org. Shopping local always makes a lot of sense for us all.

Filing for City Council Office is Now Open
Please see the information provided below 

Election Information for Upcoming April 2017 Municipal Offices

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Pop-Up Events by the City of Wildwood

New for 2017

Pop-Up Events Brought to You by the City of Wildwood

In 2017, the City will be bringing you Pop-Up Events. These will range from on-line contests, to small events at City Hall, in the City's parks, or other locations throughout Wildwood. Keep an eye out for our Pop-Up logo! 

Information will be posted on the City's website (www.cityofwildwood.com), as well as on our social media pages - Facebook (www.facebook.com/cityofwildwood), Twitter (twitter.com/cityofwildwood), and Instagram (instagram.com/cityofwildwood). 

Creative Writing Workshop for Seniors
Starting January 12, 2017, at Wildwood City Hall 

The City of Wildwood will be holding a free, eight-week course on creative writing for senior citizens at the City of Wildwood Municipal Building, in the Community Room, at 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. This program will be presented by Life Time Writing Services. These classes are free and a great way for seniors to have fun, while learning.

For information or to reserve a spot, please contact: Samantha Ballowe, Instructor, at 314-243-2470 or wizdomtrail@gmail.com. For more information and dates, please see the flyer below

Creative Writing Workshop for Seniors - January 12, 2017 - City Hall

Babysitting 101 Presented by St. Louis Children’s Hospital Thursday, December 27, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Considering hiring a new babysitter? Enroll him or her in this class to encourage the best care for your child. This class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. A workbook is provided. Topics include:

  • The business of babysitting
  • Child development
  • Safety and first aid
  • Fun and games

For details and to register, please call 314-454-KIDS. 

FIRST DAY HIKE - January 1, 2017

 DR. EDMUND A. BABLER MEMORIAL STATE PARK - Wildwood, Missouri


Take a winter wonderland hike with a park naturalist. You may see some wildlife, such as deer, groundhogs, birds, and squirrels. The trail is located along a ridge top offering a fairly flat walking surface and a view of the beautiful Wild Horse Creek Valley. If interested in starting the new year with a hike, please meet at the Alta Shelter Parking Lot for this 1 1/8-mile hike on Hawthorne Trail. Bring water and wear good walking shoes. This hike is part of a National First Day Hikes Initiative by America's State Parks. For more information and a list of other First Day Hikes in Missouri State Parks, please click here.

Hike Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hike Location: Alta Shelter Parking Lot, 800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, Missouri (636) 458-3813

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

The race entry limit has been reached. Thanks to all who are participating in this great winter event. See you in January 2017.

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.

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Holiday Decorating Safety Tips from Ameren Missouri

As the holiday season approaches, Ameren Missouri is urging customers to make safety a factor in holiday decorating. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 12,000 people are treated at hospital emergency rooms for injuries, such as falls, cuts, and shocks, all being related to holiday lights, while Christmas trees are involved in nearly 300 fires annually, resulting in more than $10 million in property loss and damage. Click this link to view safety tips to keep in mind for holiday decorating - rwww.ameren.com/community-members/safety/home-safety-tips.     


Fox Creek Road Bridge Replacement Project
Planned Opening on December 23, 2016

The City’s primary contractor, Krupp Construction, is completing the final details of this bridge replacement project and it is now planned to be opened to all traffic on December 23, 2016. Thank you for your patience during the roadway's closure.


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, you can subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, as well as 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.

How to Keep Your Driveway Entrance
From Filling with Snow

Throughout the winter months, State, County, and City snowplow crews will be out clearing the highways, roads, and streets during and after each snowfall. Homeowners and other property owners will be clearing their driveways at the same time.

Many times, while this is going on, a snowplow truck will go by and fill in the end of a freshly cleared private driveway with snow from the roadway. This is not intentional, and there is a way this wintertime inconvenience can be minimized.

The diagram below shows how you can clear snow around the end of your driveway, opening a certain way to reduce the possibility that you will have to do very much re-clearing after a snowplow truck goes by on the road next to your driveway.

The idea is to place as much snow as possible when clearing your driveway, in the direction of travel downstream on your side of the roadway. Next is to clear an area upstream from your driveway opening to form a "pocket" for the snow from the roadway to go into instead of at the end of your driveway.

The result is more of the snow accumulation from clearing the roadway will go into this open pocket area and less will wind up at the end of your driveway.

A note of caution is in order. Please be extremely careful when working next to the roadway—especially when snowplowing operations are in progress.

Plowing Process for Snow Emergencies
Tips on Maintaining Parking Lots in the Winter Months

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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 community we are known to be by placing those unwanted light strands in the appropriate dumpster on Wildwood Avenue.

The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues 

Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project over the years.  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/.


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. 

Editor's Note: Thanks to all our subscribers for your patronage of the e-newsletter. If there are topics or information the City can add to the e-newsletter, or is missing something at this time you would like to see, please let me know by e-mailing joe@cityofwildwood.com

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