Around Wildwood with Woerther
Earlier this week, we lost a resident and founding member of the City of Wildwood. To honor him, and the love he showed this community, I asked the Wildwood Flag be lowered to half-staff.
Don Kozlowski had been a resident of the area abutting Babler State Park since the 70’s. He was, at one time, our City Administrator, during the early years, after the incorporation. However, he was best known for his work and contributions, as a member of the Committee to Incorporate Wildwood.
Don contributions were significant in time and expertise. He had a keen sense of how a municipal government should serve its residents and a great understanding of the U.S. Constitution. That sense ended up finding its way into Wildwood and being reflected in many of the ways how the City was structured and still operates today.
My prayers are extended to his family and, in particular, Don’s wife Pat, of fifty-four years.
Don’s booming voice and clear conviction will be missed around town.
Until next week,
Mayor Tim Woerther
2015 Farmers Market in Wildwood Every Saturday
The City’s 2015 Farmers Market Season, at the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), is officially underway. The market will be open every Saturday, through the Fall. The market begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 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 at it. The intent of this type of market is to create an atmosphere that caters to the desires and needs of its customers here in Wildwood, with the best varieties available, and products you can trust and feel good about eating or using in your home.
As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, vegetables, 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 six (6) years, new participants will be at the market in 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.
Residential Subdivision/Trustee Information on City Website
The City of Wildwood maintains a listing of residential subdivision trustees, websites, and other contact information on its website:
Information is provided on a voluntary basis, but the City would like to have information on as many residential subdivisions as it can, and maintain this page with the current items of interest and need. Therefore, please urge your subdivision trustees to submit information to the City through the form provided on this page. By doing so, this webpage can become a great resource to residents throughout Wildwood.
Active Shooter: Survival Strategies for the Community
Are you prepared for an active shooter incident?
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street)
The St. Louis County Police Department will present survival strategies for an active shooter event. Instructors from the St. Louis County Police Department, Tactical Operations Unit, will discuss prior active shooter events and provide up-to-date FBI data in regards to those occurring in the United States. This program will present the Department of Homeland Security’s option based program, RUN, HIDE, FIGHT, and offers the options available should an active shooter incident occur. There is no cost and no registration required.
Historic Preservation Commission - Does Your Family Have a Story You Would Like to Share?
The Historic Preservation Commission recently updated the ordinance that governs all of its activities, as well as its preservation efforts here in the community. As part of this update process, the Commission has identified a number of new initiatives relating to documenting the interesting and diverse history of the area that became the City of Wildwood. This history will be the centerpiece of a commemorative booklet that is to be published, as part of the City’s twentieth anniversary celebration. The Commission is seeking volunteers that may be long-time residents of the area to provide any oral, photographic, or artifact to it, so they may be recorded, copied, or photographed and used as part of this book. All photographs and artifacts will be returned to the lender promptly. Anyone interested in helping the Commission in this effort is asked to please contact the Department of Planning at (636) 458-0440 or by e-mailing Joe Vujnich at email@example.com to discuss your contribution to this important project. Thank you for any consideration in this regard. The members of the Commission want to ensure that the role of you and your family in the development of this area that is now known as Wildwood is not lost to future generations.
Wildwood is Almost 20
On August 28, 29, and 30, 2015, Wildwood will celebrate its twentieth anniversary. This event, Celebrate Wildwood, will have something for everybody, so mark your calendar now and don’t miss it. This year, the City is proud to announce that, on August 28th, Friday night, the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s group – Starlifter will be the headlining entertainment. At the conclusion, of the band’s performance, fireworks will follow.
What a start to Wildwood’s birthday and that is just the first day! For more information, please visit www.celebratewildwood.com. To learn more about the band and the service men and women in it, please visit www.bandofmidamerica.af.mil.