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2018 Wildwood Spring Egg Hunt
Next Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. (sharp)  

It’s back!! The Spring Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Fairway Elementary School (480 Old Fairway Drive, Wildwood, Missouri. 63040), between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. 

BE THERE READY TO HUNT EGGS AT 10:00 A.M.! LET'S REPEAT THAT ….. BE THERE, IN PLACE, READY TO HUNT EGGS AT 10:00 A.M. SHARP!! 

If you arrive two (2) minutes late, the 14,000 eggs will be history!!! Of course, even if you are late (but, please don’t be, your egg hunter will be disappointed), there will be bounce houses, a giant bunny, balloon artists, popcorn, hot dogs, AND MUSIC!! Like always, it will be a fabulous morning! There is still time to place the Egg Hunt on your calendar, bring your own basket, arrive early (before 10:00 a.m.), and be prepared to enjoy two (2) hours of extreme fun!! Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Deer Distance Sampling to Begin March 17, 2018

The St. Louis County Police Department will begin Deer Distance Sampling on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 10:00 p.m. Each survey is expected to last four (4) to six (6) hours and officers will conduct three (3) separate surveys using marked police vehicles and spotlights over the next two (2) weeks. The Deer Distance Sampling will help identify locations in Wildwood with the highest deer population densities, which can then be used for further review of possible management initiatives. The areas of focus include:
  • State Route 100 North to Shepard Road
  • State Route 109 East to the Ellisville City Limits
Officers conducting the samplings have been trained by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Approval was obtained from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) in Jefferson City to conduct the samplings using marked vehicles and spotlights. The samplings are weather permitting.
 
For more information, please contact the St. Louis County Police Department, at 636-458-9194, or click on the following link - http://cityofwildwood.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=288.

Phase 3 @ Community Park is Now Underway

Phase 3 has begun and the work has led to tree removal within the park site. This tree removal was planned and has been designed to be at the minimum amount necessary for the project's completion and being undertaken by DJM Ecological Services, which specializes in these types of projects. Accordingly, if you are in the park, you will probably see this work underway and wonder why these trees are being removed. The tree removal work will allow for the completion of the perimeter trail, the installation of additional parking in the north end of the park, the construction of small shelters, and the planting of the Great Meadow Area for future active and passive uses. Phase 3 Clearing Map is provided here.

Project Update - The Villages of Bright Leaf - Town Center

The largest residential development, yet to be approved in Town Center, has begun home construction this fall and winter in Phase One of it. With March 1, 2018 now passed, the City's Grading Code allows for grading activities to begin again within the City of Wildwood. The developers of this large project have requested the necessary permits to begin Phase Two grading on the remainder of the 79 acre site. This development is located between Taylor Road and State Route 109, on the north side of State Route 100. Given its prominent location along this heavily-travelled arterial roadway, the area will change in appearance. For more information about this development, please click on www.cityofwildwood.com/brightleaf.

Candidates Filed for April 3, 2018 Municipal Election

City of Wildwood, Missouri

Election filing for the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election opened on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Election filing closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the City's Election Page by clicking here.The following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member:

Ward One:
  • Glen DeHart*
  • John Gragnani
Ward Two:
  • Ray Manton*
  • Tony Salvatore
Ward Three:
  • Jim Baugus*
  • Kevin Dillard
Ward Four:
  • Andrew Bolazina
  • Steve Taylor
Ward Five:
  • Debra Smith McCutchen*
Ward Six:
  • Cheryl Jordan
  • Brian Rull*
Ward Seven:
  • Tim Woerther
  • Jeff Levitt*
Ward Eight:
  • Rob Meinert*
  • Niles Stephens
* denotes Incumbent 

For more information on this April's candidates for City Council, please click on this link - www.cityofwildwood.com/739/Candidates-Filed-for-April-3-2018-Electi.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WITH THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI

The Department of Planning and Parks and the Department of Public Works of the City of Wildwood are seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Administrative Assistant position, which is an integral part of a team of planners, recreation specialists, and engineers. Primary responsibilities include permitting/clerical work, website updates, assistance with recreation programs, telephone and walk-in inquires, and working closely with the public. Proposed core work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may also include participation at some evening meeting.  

The ideal candidate will have a high school diploma, with 3 years of applicable experience in a general office setting. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, with knowledge of other business machines. Hourly Pay Range: $15-$22/hour DOQ. 

A letter of interest, and accompanying resume, for this position must be submitted to the City of Wildwood, no later than April 2, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to kathy@cityofwildwood.com.  Please note “Attention – Administrative Assistant” in the title bar of the e-mail transmission.  The City of Wildwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

EVERY MONTH

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.

Graphic for Wildwood 2020

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

For more than six (6) months now, the City has been video streaming City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, which can be viewed live or thereafter. 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.

Don't Forget ... Public WiFi is Available
at Wildwood City Hall

Public WiFi is available at Wildwood City Hall. The Network Name is Wildwood/Guest and no password is required. This new service will improve your ability to access agenda items during meetings on your smartphone or other WiFi-enabled device.

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY - APRIL 28, 2018
@ WILDWOOD CITY HALL

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with State and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This National Take-Back Day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to bring expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction and will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical drug abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment and business communities to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for all Americans, regardless of where they reside. Wildwood City Hall will be a collection center for this program (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040).

Concrete Slab Replacement Program
is Underway in Wildwood for 2018

Since the inception of the City in 1995, the City has always spent much of the spring and summer months improving many of the roadways you use in Wildwood. 2018 will not be an exception. This year has a full slate of improvements, including concrete slab replacement in many of the City's residential subdivisions. The subdivisions to be impacted by this program for the 2018 Construction Season include the following: Wildhorse, Wilderness at Wild Horse, Winding Woods, Babler Park Estates, Pond-Grover Loop Road, Hickory Manor, Westglen Farms, Winding Trails, Shadowridge, Chesterfield Valley, Prestwick Place, Harbors at Lake Chesterfield, Westridge Oaks, and Lafayette Trails. The work began in March and will carry forward until late June/Early July 2018. The order of the named subdivisions that are provided above is chronological, meaning Wildhorse Subdivision will be the first area to have work underway, with Lafayette Trails ending the program in mid-summer. 

Spring Edition of the 'Wildwood Gazette'
Will Be On Its Way To Your Home Shortly!

The latest edition of the Wildwood Gazette is at the publisher and will be delivered to your home by mail shortly. If you prefer a digital version, please click this link and enjoy reading about the great things that are underway within the City of Wildwood -  http://www.cityofwildwood.com/DocumentCenter/View/4096.

<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

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

Information about upcoming 2018 Pop Up Events is always 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).

2018 Early Childhood Recreation Programs 
Presented by the City of Wildwood

The Peppy Puppet Troupe performing “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”

The registration is now open for the March program! The Peppy Puppet Troupe will be performing “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” at City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040). Sign up your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program!  The puppet shows will be held on March 21 and 22, 2018. Only a few openings remain on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Don't delay, sign up now!. Each show is the same and lasts approximately 45 minutes.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child. If you’re interested, please sign up at: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

The Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K Run/Walk - Register Now!!!

 
Date:                   April 27, 2018

Location:            LaSalle Springs Middle School; 300 State Route 109; 63038

Start Time:          7:00 p.m. sharp
Information/

Registration  https://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?rogramId=147

 
This 5K has it all! Participants will run on asphalt and chat trails, through a tunnel, alongside the Meramec River, and cross a 194 ft. bridge …. twice!! Fast runners will set a PR on this flat and fast course, while walkers will catch up with all the latest news with friends, as they travel this beautiful route!  And it’s all done in the early evening, during a gorgeous sunset over the Meramec River!!! When participants reach the finish line, the evening is not over!! There will be pizza, salad, snack bars, water, Gatorade, and music!!!

Runners will get fantastic sweatshirts and unique awards! The most important thing …… all proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics of Missouri!!! We really want this year’s Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K to be the best  yet, so naturally, YOU NEED TO BE THERE!!!! So please, register at your first opportunity!! Registration can be accomplished at the above link, the Big River Running Race Calendar, or stop by Wildwood City Hall and pick up a form!! This really is a GREAT FAMILY EVENT! So bring the kids and let them have a great time along with you!! Got plans on Friday evening?? Get the Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K out of the way, before you hit the town for your planned festivities!! What a great way to begin the weekend!!!
 
Questions? Call Gary or Amanda at 636-458-0440, or send an e-mail: gary@cityofwildwood.com or Amanda@cityofwildwood.com
 
Really! Come out, have a fantastic time, support a tremendous cause, enjoy the scenery, and relax a while with friends!! See you at the Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K on April 27, 2018!!!!  

Hike and Seek for 2018 - City of Wildwood

CITY OF WILDWOOD - 2018 Programming for Seniors

The City of Wildwood is excited to offer several FREE programs for Wildwood resident seniors (non-resident seniors will pay just $5.00 per class), age 60+, in 2018!  A variety of programs will be offered. In January, the City kicked off Senior yoga and fitness classes. These classes are offered on alternating Fridays, starting at 11:00 a.m. The senior's fitness class is held at the Wildwood Family YMCA, while the senior yoga class is at Wildwood Yoga & Wellness. Again, these classes will continue throughout 2018, again on alternating weeks. Participants do not need to be members of the Wildwood Family YMCA or Wildwood Yoga to participate in these programs.
 
More activities will be added throughout the year. Look for water aerobics and a walking group, as well as other activities coming soon!  Stay tuned for additional details. Pre-registration is required, even though the class is free. To register for a class, go to www.cityofwildwood.com/programs.

Programs for Seniors - City of Wildwood - 2018

2018 Summer Swimming Pool Passes

While it seems early to be thinking about swimming this summer, local pools are already getting their facilities ready! The City of Wildwood is once again partnering with the City of Ballwin and the City of Ellisville, providing Wildwood residents  a wonderful chance for fun in the sun in 2018! The details are as follows:
 
The North Pointe Family Aquatic Center, located in the City of Ballwin, will make family pool passes available to Wildwood residents this summer. Arrangements have been made and a limited number of pool passes went on sale beginning March 1, 2018, at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons Recreation Center, #1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, Missouri 63021. The Family Pool Passes will be available for $189.00, through April 30th, and $210.00, starting May 1, 2018. Keep in mind, pool passes for the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center are limited and will be available to the first fifty (50) interested Wildwood residents. To purchase a membership, Wildwood residents must prove residency by providing one (1) of the following: an unpaid utility bill and driver’s license (address must match on both items), a paid utility bill, or a copy for your most recent bank statement, with the Wildwood utility bill listed, and a driver’s license (address must match on all items).
 
Location and contact information concerning the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center is:
 
The North Point Aquatic Center
335 Holloway Road
Ballwin, Missouri  63011
636-227-2981
http://www.ballwin.mo.us/About-North-Pointe-Aquatic-Center/
 
The Edge Aquatic Center in the City of Ellisville will offer unlimited swimming pool passes available through the entire summer of 2018. Passes went on sale February 26, 2018, and will be $148.00, through May 25th, 2018, but the price will increase to $165.00, starting May 26, 2018. Purchased passes are good for a family of four (4). Add ten dollars ($10) to the cost for each family member over four (4) members. This cost is a very generous offer from the City of Ellisville, which allows Wildwood residents to take advantage of an incredible facility. Location and contact information is:
 
The Edge Aquatic Center – Bluebird Park
225 Kiefer Creek Road
Ellisville, Missouri  63021
https://www.ellisville.mo.us/198/Parks-Recreation
 
Please Remember, when purchasing pool passes at the Ellisville or Ballwin facilities, you must have proof of residency in the City of Wildwood (Driver’s License, Personal Property Tax Receipt, or unpaid utility bill). If you have questions, call the facility you are interested in before you travel there to purchase your summer passes.

Pavilion Rentals - It Is Time to
Start Thinking About the Great Outdoors

With Spring almost 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.


<< COMMUNITY AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

Wildwood Historical Society's New Book - Early Churches of the Meramec Township

WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS COMING TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018 
DON'T MISS IT!

The Wildwood Historical Society has a number of events planned throughout 2018. Also, the Society's Museum is OPEN on Monday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or by appointment. For questions or more information about this great organization, please contact Sandra K. Becker-Gurnow, President, at 314-374-3159. 


> March 20 - Stephen Kling - Author -The Battle of St. Louis & the Attack on Cahokia; Start time is 7:00 p.m., at the Wildwood Historical Society's facility, which is located at 18750 Highway 100. This event is free of charge!

      
> April 7- Wildwood/Kiwanis TRIVIA NIGHT - Saturday @ 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.) The location of this event is at VFW HALL, 115 Mimosa Lane, Ballwin, Missouri 63011
 
> April 17 - Environmental Series Speaker
 
> May 15 - James Erwin - Author - Homefront in Civil War Missouri
 
> June 19 - Regular Meeting - Jim Cain - The building of a keelboat
 
> July 15 - SUNDAY 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Combination OPEN HOUSE and the 3rd Annual Car Show, Bake Sale & Food
 
> July 17 - Annual Ice Cream Social - Speaker Mark Goldfeder with old films on the Street Car Era in St. Louis
 
> August 21- Clark Beim-Esche - Author - Calling on the Presidents - Tales their Houses Tell           

> August 25 - Celebrate Wildwood
 
> September 18 - Bill Clevlen - Author - 100 Things to do in America before You Die
 
> October 16 - Antique Review and Appraisal 
 
> December 16 - Christmas OPEN HOUSE, with Appetizers and Desserts, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SUMMER UNPLUGGED - Wildwood Family YMCA - register early and save

KIDS NIGHT OUT @ THE WILDWOOD FAMILY YMCA

The next Kids Night Out is Saturday, March 24, 2018. Please contact the Wildwood Family YMCA for more information at (636) 458-6636, Ext. 238.

Wildwood Family YMCA - Kids Night Out! See Calendar
Living Word Church in Wildwood - Easter Services
LaSalle Golf Classic - June 29, 2018 - Links to LaSalle


Summer Camps and VBS @ Living Word Church

Living Word Church, located in the City of Wildwood (17315 Manchester Road) offers fun summer camps and programs for children. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon) or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and available for children entering first through seventh grade (as of Fall 2018).  Bricks 4 Kidz and Easy Tech, LLC Camps are from June 4 to 8, 2018 and June 11 to15, 2018.  Camps fill up fast, so don’t delay!  Vacation Bible School “Rolling River Rampage” is for children ages 3 through 5th grade and is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon), on July 9 – 13, 2018.  For more information, contact Brenda Stobbe at 636-821-2800.  To register, visit livingwordumc.org.

Rolling River Rampage at Living Word Church, Wildwood, Mo.
Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

City Council Activity from its Meeting of March 12, 2018

(Just a Reminder - All City Council Meetings are Live-Streamed)

  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2343 authorizing the Mayor to negotiate and execute a Consultant/Services Agreement with The Vandiver Group, Inc., for marketing and public relations services for the City of Wildwood. (Wards – All)

  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2345 authorizing the Mayor to negotiate and execute a Transportation Alternatives Funds Agreement by and between the City of Wildwood and the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the construction of Manchester Road Shared Use Paths. (Ward – One)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2346 authorizing the purchase of one 2018 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD ¾ ton pickup truck from Cable Dahmer Chevrolet, Inc., through the State of Missouri Cooperative Purchasing Program. (Wards – All)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2347 approving the adjustment of certain common boundary lines between two (2) existing parcels of ground, situated on the north side of Hohmann Road, west of Pond Road, for the purposes of reconfiguring the common boundary line between them by transferring 2.24 acres to the smaller lot and dedicating approximately one-third of an acre as private right-of-way for future improvements to Hohmann Road, hereafter to be known as ‘Biddle Buck Ridge.’ (Ward – One)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2348 repealing Ordinance No. 1345, and adopting procedures for the review and processing of requests for Public Funding Assistance. (Wards – All)
  • The City Council passed Ordinance #2352 accepting certain streets and rights-of-way of the Meadows of Wildwood Subdivision within the City of Wildwood for public maintenance. (Ward – One)
  • The City Council approved Resolution #2018-08 authorizing the acquisition of certain temporary construction and permanent easements, in conjunction with the construction of the Manchester Road Streetscape Project, Phase III, with the City of Wildwood. (Ward – Eight)

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.

<< SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
AND OPPORTUNITIES >>


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. 

For 2018, Let's All Shop, Dine, and Unwind in Wildwood 

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!

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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