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Trash Pick-Up Delayed this Coming Week     

With the Fourth of July on Tuesday this year, there will be a one (1) day delay in your regularly scheduled pick-up of trash, yard waste, and recyclables, if you pickup day is any day, but Monday. So, if you normally have Tuesday pick-up, it will be Wednesday this coming week, and so on.

City Hall Closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 for the Holiday

City Hall offices will be closed on July 4, 2017 for the holiday. Regular business hours will resume on July 5, 2017. 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!

PARKS AND RECREATION ACTION PLAN (2007)

UPDATE PROCESS

The City of Wildwood adopted its Parks and Recreation Action Plan in 2007. This plan was created by a citizen committee and adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission and thereafter endorsed by the City Council. The process to create this plan involved significant public input and analysis of the City’s original Parks and Recreation Plan, which had been adopted in 2001. The 2007 Action Plan was intended to identify a small number of attainable goals that had been larger ideas outlined in the 2001 plan.The 2007 Action Plan outlined four (4) goals, and a number of recommendations within each goal, as a way to achieve them within the next ten (10) years. Some of the smaller items had short-term deadlines, while others noted it would take years to achieve. These goals included:

  1. Programming – Partner with the other providers to create the greatest range of programming opportunities possible for residents, beginning with the Wildwood Family YMCA, the Pond Athletic Association, the Rockwood School District, and the St. Louis Community College.
  2. Facilities – Expand current commitments to development of all types of trail systems (pedestrian, bicycle, equestrian) in the City of Wildwood, which are intended to link all public park spaces and population centers together, along with implementing the recently adopted “Access and Mobility Plan.”
  3. Acquisition – Identify and prioritize locations for future park land acquisitions, with the first action to be the acquisition of a parcel of ground, of a size to accommodate a community park, within the central area of the City (proximity to
    State Route 100 and State Route 109 and environs).
  4. Funding – Implement the necessary steps to promote the presentation of a park sales tax to the voters of Wildwood, no later than the November 2008 General Election, for use in the development of parks facilities and recreation programs, to include staffing, maintenance, and other expenses.

Now with the Action Plan ten (10) years old, it is time to review and update this plan. As part of this update process, the Department of Planning and Parks has created a website specific to the City’s parks and recreation efforts. The three (3) main sections relate to Parks, Trails, and Events. Information is still being added to these areas, so check back often.  Additionally, the website contains a blog that we are hoping you’ll view and regularly respond to with comments. Department staff will be posting images and ideas relative to parks and recreation. These posts will also include questions and an opportunity for everyone to comment. We want to hear from you! The website can be found at: www.cityofwildwood.com/actionplanupdate  Scroll down past the three (3) main sections to see, and participate, in the blogs. There are already a couple stories out there to get the conversation started.

2017 Farmers Market in Wildwood

*** This Saturday, July 1, 2017 ***

New Location - In Front of City Hall - 16860 Main Street

The City’s Farmers Market officially opened its 2017 Season on May 13th. The market will now be open every Saturday, through the fall, starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 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 "producers only" market is to foster an atmosphere that provides its customers with items they can trust using in their homes and produce they can feel good about eating! 
 
As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, 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 eight (8) years, new participants are here in 2017 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 marketmaster@wildwoodfarmersmarket.org, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.

The Results Are In - Internet Access

The Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC), a group of citizen volunteers, recently authorized a survey be conducted of certain areas of Wildwood to determine the current levels of service relating to high-speed internet access. The City of Wildwood mailed over 3,000 surveys to these identified areas and received over 500 responses (a great return rate on a mailer of this nature!). The results of this survey have been quantified and published. To review this information, please click on the following link: www.cityofwildwood.com/documentcenter/view/3533. If you should have questions or comments in this regard, please contact the Department of Planning at (636) 458-0440. To all who participated in this survey, thank you!

- Old State Road Resurfacing Project - 

The St. Louis County Department of Transportation, and their contractor, Krupp Construction, continues the work on the resurfacing of Old State Road, from State Route 109 to Old Fairway Drive. This project is tentatively scheduled for completion by August 2017. Work on Old State Road is now shifting to night paving, which began on June 28, 2017. The hours of this paving work are from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Expect lengthy delays during the contractor's work hours on Old State Road. Again, during the pavement repair work, traffic through the work zone will be restricted to a single-lane, two-way operation, and motorists, and particularly large trucks, are encouraged to use other routes, if possible.

- Route 100 Pavement Improvements -

The Missouri Department of Transportation, and their contractor, Parking Lot Maintenance, has started its work on an improvement project on State Route 100, from west of State Route 109 to Franklin County. The contractor has started with partial depth pavement repairs during the nighttime hours. During the pavement repair work, traffic through the work zone will be restricted to a single-lane, two-way operation, and motorists are encouraged to use other routes to avoid delays.

Come to the Coffee - They're Educational and Fun!
Next Coffee is Thursday, July 6, 2017
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street

Coffee with the Mayor Bowlin - February 2, 2017

City of Wildwood is Featured in this Month’s Issue of
Business in Focus Magazine 

To read this article about Wildwood and its renewed efforts towards economic development and business retention, please click on the provided link - http://www.businessinfocusmagazine.com/e_mag/BIFNAJun2017/.

RECREATIONAL EVENTS AND EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>>

Story Telling through Paint & Pen - City of Wildwood - First Session - June 13, 2017
Wildwood Pop Up Events - June 29, 2017 through July 17, 2017

Upcoming Wildwood Pop Up Events

They're Fast and Fun!

The next two (2) Pop Up Events are July 7 and 11, 2017. How can you not be excited about National Macaroni Day and All American Pet Photo Day? Details will be posted closer to that event regarding times and locations.
 
Questions on all Pop Up Events can be directed to Kathy Arnett at kathy@cityofwildwood.com or via telephone at 636-458-0440 

Photography Contest for 2018 Wildwood Calendar

The Photography Contest for the 2018 Wildwood Calendar starts today, so it’s time to get those cameras out and find some great summer shots or start gathering photographs you’ve taken within the City over the last year!  Submittals will be accepted by the Department of Planning starting on June 30, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., and close on July 21, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. As always, the winning photographs will be featured in the 2018 Wildwood Calendar! For more information, please click on the following link: http://cityofwildwood.com/458/Calendar-Contest/. This page will provide you all the information you need to know about rules, submittal requirements, and timing. Thank you for your participation!

Next Concert in the Summer Series
Friday - July 14, 2017 - 6:45 P.M.

Neal Hewitt, from Nashville, Tennessee, will be in town to bring the best of his country and western music to Wildwood (for more information, please click on the following link:  http://neilhewittmusic.com/). This concert will be held Friday, July 14, 2017, starting at 6:45 p.m., at the Wildwood Square Center, which is located at 17195 New College Avenue, just by the Wildwood Family YMCA and the Wildwood Campus of St. Louis Community College. 

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!!


For more information on this concert, please click on the following link: https://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=119. Other questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

WILDWOOD CAR CLUB - UPCOMING EVENTS

This warm weather of late has me itching to drive the old Fords. Wildwood Car Club continues its busy year. The club's next event is:


Fund Raiser - Display Car Show, on July 16, 2017, at the Wildwood Historical Society. The museum will be open that day and food will be available for purchase. More details to follow shortly!


Clebrate Wildwood Car Show, Parade, and Cruise in Town Center, Saturday, August 26, 2017. More details to follow shortly!

There are other events in planning and coming this year and I will send more information, flyers, etc. as they become available. Please mark these above events on your calendar. Summer is here! For more information, please contact Dr. John Gragnani at jgrag@sbcglobl.net.

Wildwood Summer Balloon Glow - July 22, 2017

Celebrate Wildwood - August 25 and 26, 2017 

The 2017 Celebrate Wildwood Event will be here before we know it! This year, all of your favorite features of years past will take place in an action-packed two (2) days: Friday evening, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th! The location of the event has changed slightly this year due to construction in Town Center. The entire two-day event will take place on Main Street  - as a street festival!  Of course, look for your favorite parts of the event to be back – the Celebration Parade, Celebration Car Show, Art Festival, concerts, children’s activities, and an abundance of delicious food and drinks!  So come out and celebrate our City with us!  We hope to see you there!

Need Service Hours or Do You Like to Volunteer?

The Celebrate Wildwood 22nd Anniversary Event is less than two months away and volunteers are needed to help with the Art Festival, Car Show, and other venues. If you like more information, please contact Travis Newberry at travis@cityofwildwood.com or complete the on-line volunteer registration form, which is located on the City's website - http://cityofwildwood.com/volunteer/. All volunteers will a free Celebrate Wildwood shirt, refreshments, and a lunch/dinner.

Wildwood Celebration - Seventy-Six Trombones Led the Big Parade!  

This year’s Celebrate Wildwood Parade may not have 76 trombones, but it will have the Lafayette High School Marching Band and other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? There is still availability to enter the parade. This year's parade theme is "Wildwood Outdoors ... Take a Hike." 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 22nd Anniversary

Prefer to be a spectator?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 26th, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found at the following link: http://cityofwildwood.com/parade/.

Pavilion Rentals - It Is Time to
Get 'Into' the Great Outdoors

With Summer here, families and friends gather to celebrate milestones such as 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: www.cityofwildwood.com/pavilions.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>>

City Council Activity from the Meeting on June 26, 2017

  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2272 authorizing the Mayor to execute certain agreements and documents in order to proceed with obtaining federal funding for the acquisition of the residential property located at 212 Valley Drive under the Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (Ward – Six)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2274 authorizing the re-subdivision of a ten (10) acre tract of land situated between State Route 109 and Thornhill Drive, south of Persimmon Lane, for the purposes of creating two (2) parcels of ground, hereafter to known as Lots 7-A and 7-B of River Bend Subdivision (Ward – Six)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2275 approving the adjustment of certain common boundary lines between two (2) existing parcels of ground, known as Lot 2 of Cornet Tract, and a tract of land that is part of the south half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 45 North, Range 3 East, City of Wildwood, and, more specifically situated south of Orrville Road, west of Christmas Valley Drive, for the purposes of transferring approximately two (2) acres between the subject properties (Ward – Two)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2276 authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract on behalf of it with Oates Associates for its development of design, engineering, and bidding plans and specifications, along with construction management and administration, for the extension of the park’s multiple-use trail system, in association with the Community Park Project – Phase III (Ward – One)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2280 approving the adjustment of certain common boundary lines between two (2) existing parcels of ground, both being part of the “Shiloh Ridge Subdivision” and identified as Lots 9 and 10; located in U.S. Survey 385 and Fractional Sections 28 and 33, Township 45 North, range 3 East, and more specifically located south of Rieger Road, west of Shiloh Ridge Road, for the purposes of reconfiguring the common boundary line between them, while maintaining the current acreages of each lot, to address encroachments across said existing property (Ward – One)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2281 authorizing the consolidation of two (2) tracts of land, known as Lots 3 and 4 of ‘Ossenfort’ Subdivision, both being located in U.S. Surveys 957 and 1956, Township 45 North, Range 3 East, City of Wildwood, and, more specifically, situated on the south side of Ossenfort Court, west of Ossenfort Road; thereby creating a single 8.154 acre parcel of ground, to be hereafter known as Lot 3-A of the ‘Ossenfort’ Subdivision (Ward – One)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2282 authorizing the Mayor to submit on behalf of the City of Wildwood an application with the St. Louis County Department of Planning for 2018 Community Development Block Grant Funds; and authorizing the Mayor to execute the Municipal Housing and Community Development Supplemental Cooperation Agreement (Wards – All)
  • The City Council approved Resolution #2017-18 approving an application to U.S. Department of Justice for the partial funding of one (1) additional Police Officer for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020, through the COPS Hiring Program (Wards – All)
  • The City Council approved Resolution #2017-19 approving an application for state funding under the MoDOT Cost Share Program for funding of the State Route 109 Improvement Project (Wards – One and Eight)
  • The City Council approved Resolution #2017-20 authorizing the Mayor to negotiate and execute an agreement with Great Southern Bank, for the termination of Successor Development Agreements guaranteeing subdivision improvements for the Meadows of Wildwood (Ward – One)

City of Wildwood, Missouri 
Custodial Worker Job Description

The City of Wildwood, Missouri (population 35,517) is seeking candidates for a part-time custodial worker position. This is a part-time position of 25-30 hours per week, with the potential of becoming a full-time position.  Candidate will be responsible for regular cleaning and general maintenance of City Hall, Police Department, Old Pond School, City park pavilions and City park restrooms.  Candidate will also be responsible for emptying trash receptacles in Wildwood Town Center, City parks and along trail corridors.  Other job responsibilities may include setting up equipment for special events, removing snow and litter from building entrances and inspecting buildings for safety hazards.   Candidate must be able to perform work of routine difficulty, perform work which involves moderate physical exertion and be able to lift and move heavy equipment.  Ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of the use of tools, equipment and material used in assigned area of work and have considerable knowledge of general cleaning practices and procedures. 

Ideal candidate will have ability to work independently, without routine supervision, and work as part of a team.  Desirable candidates will have a high school diploma and one (1) year related work experience in custodial services, maintenance, public works, or related field.  Pay range is $13.00 - $17.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.  Submit a resume by e-mail to Amanda Foster, City Clerk, at afoster@cityofwildwood.com, by mail to Amanda Foster, City Clerk, City of Wildwood, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, MO 63040, or via the City's www.cityofwildwood.com/Jobs. Applications will be accepted until close of business (5:00 p.m.) on July 28, 2017.  The City of Wildwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VBS - Living Work Church - July 10 through 14, 2017
Living Word Church - VBS - Part Two

Worship in the Park - Evening of Worship and Music

Join Living Word Church (www.livingwordumc.org), at the Wildwood Community Park Pavilion (2153 Highway 109, entrance is located off westbound State Route 100, west of State Route 109, or off State Route 109, at Pond-Grover Loop Road) on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., for an evening of worship, music, and the Kona Ice truck! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!  http://livingwordumc.org/worship-in-the-park/.

Senior Adult Class on Formatting Word Documents for Publishing - July 26, 2017
Spark Mini-Mobile Camp - Bethel United Methodist Church - August 5 and 6th
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9AM-12:45 PM CPR & AED Training

                                              
CPR-N-MORE

“Saving Lives One Class at a Time”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 
9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
CPR & AED Training Class


Location: Wildwood City Hall.16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri, 63040 

To register and make your payment, go to www.cpr-n-more.com/calendar.

Cost: $25.00 ($5.00 to add infant training. Those participants attending CPR for Adult, Child and Infant Training, the class will end at 12:45 p.m.; all others-class concludes at 12:00 p.m. (Noon).

All CPR courses are taught in accordance with the guidelines of the American Heart Association. 

Woods Road Bridge Replacement Project

The City’s contractor, Gershenson Construction, is underway with the bridge replacement project on Woods Road, west of State Route 109. The project will replace the existing, substandard bridge, with a new structure consisting of two (2) 12-foot driving lanes, along with an 8 foot sidewalk separated from the driving lanes by a concrete barrier wall. Woods Road is CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC at the bridge location and will remain closed until AUGUST 15, 2017. Detour signs and other advance warning signs will be in place during construction.  

Concrete Street Slab Replacement Program
2017 Work Season

Since the incorporation of the City, each year, Wildwood 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 2017 Work Season can be found at this link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/676/2017-Street-Slab-Replacement/.

The 1st Annual Little Saint Nick Foundation Book Drive

The Little Saint Nick Foundation is collecting books for children and teenagers in the St. Louis Area. Please place all book donations in the book donation box in the lower level vestibule at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street. (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the evening, when the building is open for public meetings). *Note*: Only new and gently used books will be distributed to the children and teenagers.
 
For questions or any inquiries please email aghalittlestnick@gmail.com or call (636) 891-4531. Check out our website at littlestnick.org!
 
The books will be distributed to children and teenagers at: Progress West Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Mercy, St. Luke's Hospital, Crisis Nursery - St. Louis, Kingdom House, Ready to Learn, Kids Smart, Covenant House, The Little Bit Foundation Missouri, Children's Home Society of St. Louis.

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: 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.

SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS AND OPPORTUNITIES >>>


Plastic Pot Recycling

Recycle your plastic garden pots, cell packs, and trays. Just follow these easy steps and landfill space is preserved for the future:

  • Collect your plastic gardening containers, such as cell packs, pots and trays.

  • Empty soil, rocks, and plant material out of all containers.

  • Remove metal hangers or other foreign materials.

  • Plastic plant tags should be nestled inside pots.

  • Take them to a collection point, which are many, including Lowe's Home Improvement Centers and many local nurseries throughout the region. Please click this link for more information on St. Louis Area nurseries that provide this service -www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/gardening-in-st.-louis/plastic-pot-recycling.aspx.

Save Gasoline by Shopping and Dining Locally

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 and it's a win for all.


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 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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