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City Hall Closed on January 1, 2018

BE CAREFUL OUTDOORS THIS NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND
LOW TEMPERATURES AND WIND CHILLS EXPECTED

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - Saturday through Thursday: Dangerous wind chills are likely for parts of the area.The coldest values are expected to be Sunday night through Monday night. The highest threat for these dangerous wind chill values will be during the early morning hours of each of these days.

 Shop, Dine, and Unwind in Wildwood for the New Year

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, just click on this link: cityofwildwood.com/businessdirectoryii.aspx. Information on Wildwood businesses is provided, including contact numbers and their respective specialties. Also, click on the provided link that follows to visit the Wildwood Business Association's website for participating businesses as well - www.wildwoodba.org. Shopping locally always makes a lot of sense and everyone wins. Thank you!

 Wildwood Named Best Place to Raise a Family in Missouri

Personal finance website WalletHub has named the City of Wildwood as the best place to raise a family in Missouri. WalletHub analysts ranked 86 of Missouri’s biggest cities using twenty-one data points of “family-friendliness.” Specific rankings were developed for categories, such as “family life and fun,” "education, health and safety,” “affordability” and “socioeconomics” to create the list of best places for children. “It’s nice to see our neighborhoods in Wildwood be recognized as great places to live and raise families,” said Mayor Jim Bowlin. “We are dedicated as a community to be an extraordinary place to live, work and play."
 
City Administrator Ryan Thomas said he wasn’t surprised by the news that came today. “This newest ranking by WalletHub joins several others that list our city among the best places to live in Missouri,” said Thomas. Recently, the neighborhood and school-focused website 
Niche ranked Wildwood as the 2nd best place in Missouri to raise a family and 4th best place to live overall. Real estate blogger Movoto ranks Wildwood #4 across the state for best overall places in Missouri.

Information on the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election

Filing Closes on January 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (CST)

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, candidates interested in the upcoming municipal election could begin collecting signatures on Nominating Petitions.

Election Information:
Filing OPENED on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing can be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Filing CLOSES on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
A filing fee of $10.00 is required made payable to: The City of Wildwood. Credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.

April 3, 2018 is Election Day.

Do you want to be a City Council Member in the City of Wildwood?

You must meet the following Qualifications of Candidates for City Council Member:
* Serves a term of two (2) years;
* Must be a registered voter;
* A resident of Wildwood one (1) year preceding his/her election;
* A resident of the Ward for one (1) year preceding his/her election; and
* Must not be in default on any City taxes, fines, or financial obligations to the City.

Nominating Petitions:

Candidates for City Council Member shall be by petition filed by the nominee. Signatures shall be valid only if obtained not earlier than forty-five (45) days prior to the first day of filing. Therefore, no signatures are valid, prior to Saturday, October 28, 2017. No person shall be allowed to be nominated for more than one (1) office at a time.

Prior to filing for the office of City Council Member, you must complete a Nominating Petition and have it signed by not less than twenty-five (25) registered voters of the residents of the Ward. This petition must be submitted at the time of filing for the office of City Council Member.

Please click on the provided link for the nominating petition and other information:
http://www.cityofwildwood.com/421/Online-Information-for-Candidates

If you have any questions, please contact Wildwood's City Clerk, Amanda Foster, or Deputy City Clerk, Laura Rechtin, at 636-458-0440, or via e-mail at afoster@cityofwildwood.com or laura@cityofwildwood.com.

Come to the Coffee - They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street

No Coffee in January, but right back on February 1, 2018

Coffee With the Mayor - First Thursday of Each Month

“Wildwood 2020”

Mayor Bowlin has announced his vision plan for the City of Wildwood during the City Council Work Session held on Monday, October 9, 2017.  The plan was developed based on input from residents and other stakeholders, and calls for improving residential experience and a renewed focus on the City’s original plans, said Mayor Bowlin. 

“I’m very committed to things that benefit our residents and businesses, and there’s so much we can do to make Wildwood even better for them. My plan incorporates ways to make that happen with optimal cost efficiency,” said the Mayor. The plan includes several proposed projects that will benefit residents in all eight wards, along with implementation guidelines that include resident participation and input. 
 
For more information, please contact Ryan Thomas, City Administrator, at (636) 458-0440, or visit the following link - Cityofwildwood.com/708/Wildwood-2020.

Wildwood City Council
and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings
! Streaming Live !

In August, the City installed a video streaming system in the City Hall Council Chambers, which allows for certain meetings to be streamed live and/or viewed thereafter. Initially, City Council Meetings (2nd and 4th Mondays) and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings (1st and 3rd Mondays) are being streamed live and recorded for playback. Please click the link below to visit the City's Livestream Page, where you can both link to live meetings, or view past recorded meetings: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/703/Livestream.

Hidden Valley Zip Line Course Proposal

This proposal, now granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission, was received and filed by the City Council at its meeting on November 27, 2017, then referred to the City Council Committee that oversees planning matters for further review and recommendation. A public hearing will be held by this Committee on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers (16860 Main Street). If you are interested in the Planning and Zoning Commission's final report on the zip line course request at Hidden Valley Ski Resort, please click the following link: https://mo-wildwood.civicplus.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/13208?fileID=19039. For the agenda and other information relating to this meeting, please click on this link: www.cityofwildwood.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=2466.

Recycle Your Holiday Lights

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EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

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

In 2017, the City introduced new programming called - Pop-Up Events. Many of you participated and the Department of Planning and Parks wanted to say THANK YOU! Your feedback and input was appreciated and all of us here at City Hall hope you enjoyed them. 

Information about 2018 Pop Up Events will be posted on the City's website soon (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). 

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

The Run is Just Three (3) Weeks Away!

The 8th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is scheduled for January 20, 2018. This popular run starts and finishes at LaSalle Springs Middle School and covers 13.1 miles of beautiful Wildwood trails! This run has become one of the top rated trail runs in the St. Louis Metro Area and has filled to its 300 participants capacity. Again, this year, the race cap has been raised this year to three fifty hundred (350) participants, which means only 50 spaces remain. Sign up Now! You will not find a better trail running value than the Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run!! Organizers wanted to put on a quality trail running event that was challenging, fun, and affordable ….. and that has been accomplished. 

An unbelievable trail run, plenty of food and drink, finisher medals for everyone crossing the finish line, a wonderfully warm and comfortable hooded sweatshirt, and awards to the top three finishers in each of the five year age groups!! The run is doable by runners of any experience level, but will  present a subtle challenge to those wanting to be competitive! Runners will pass an aide station seven (7) times on the course, where water will be available, but if you want/require special needs, come self-contained! January 20, 2018 may seen like a long way off, but registration is already open and a large number of veteran Frozen Feet runners have immediately registered!! Needless to say, the event will likely fill long before 2018 even arrives!!!

So, if you are interested, register at your first opportunity. Registration can be done online at register.chronotrack.com/r/31871 or go to the Big River Running Company website. Paper applications are also available and can be mailed to Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. The Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is a great event for those just breaking into trail running or doing their first half marathon. On the flip side, it is a fast, challenging course for the veteran trail runners wanting to be competitive. Put Frozen Feet on your calendar and register now! Questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440. 


<< COMMUNITY AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

2018 Spring Registration Drive - Pond Athletic Assocation
The Wildwood Hotel - New Year's Eve Party
The Wildwood Hotel - Schedule, Menu, and Information
Parkside Grille - New Year's Eve in Wildwood

FIRST DAY HIKE on JANUARY 1, 2018

MISSOURI STATE PARKS @ BABLER STATE PARK

Take a winter wonderland hike with a park naturalist. You may see some wildlife, such as deer, groundhogs, birds, and squirrels. This 1 1/8-mile hike on Hawthorne Trail runs along a ridge top offering a fairly flat walking surface and a view of Wild Horse Creek Valley. Bring water and wear good walking shoes.

HIKE TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MEETING LOCATION: ALTA SHELTER - 800 Guy Park Drive, Wildwood, Missouri | (636) 458-3813

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, click here. 

New Programming by Your Wildwood YMCA!

Wildwood Family YMCA will Offer a
Preschool Enrichment Program for Ages 3-5

 Starting on January 22, 2018 to May 5, 2018

•Features swimming, gym time, outdoor garden education, crafts, story-time, show & tell, outside play, interest centers, sensory stations and family events.
•Provides a high quality, safe, convenient, recreational and educational environment for children regardless of ability.
•Offers hours of 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 2, 3 and 5 day options, Monday through Friday.
 
Find more information here: https://www.gwrymca.org/news/preschool-enrichment-new/wildwood-family-ymca/2017/december

Wildwood Family YMCA - New Program for Ages 3 to 5 - January 22, 2018
It's All About La Salle - Gala on January 31, 2018

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

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.

Graphic of Snow Removal

It's Dark Out There, Let's All Be Safe!

With the change in time, many of us walkers, runners, and bicyclists are now dealing with darkness during our outings. Please remember to use sidewalks, trails, and other pedestrian facilities, whenever available, and always remember to wear some type of reflective garment when you are out. Let's stay out there, but be safe!

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.

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: www.cityofwildwood.com/725/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.

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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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