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Pop Up Event - City of Wildwood - Arbor Day, April 27, 2018

The Arbor Day/Be Brave 5K Run/Walk

It's Today, but You Can Still Register
 Come on Out and Enjoy the Evening in Wildwood

 
Date:                   Friday, April 27, 2018

Location:            LaSalle Springs Middle School; 3300 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!!!! 

Wild Horse Creek Road (Route CC) to be Closed
Saturday, April 28, 2018, for Repairs

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close a stretch of Wild Horse Creek Road (Route CC) in St. Louis County on Saturday, April 28, 2018, to make repairs to a pipe running under the roadway. Crews will close Wild Horse Creek Road (Route CC) between State Route 109 and Kehrs Mill Road for the work starting at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, April 28. 2018. Local traffic only will be allowed to come as far as Chesterfield Oaks Drive on the east end and Wardenburg Farms Drive on the west end of the pipe replacement. Traffic will not be able to make it through the closed section of roadway. Drivers can use Route 340 to detour around the closure.

Map of Wild Horse Creek Closure on April 28, 2018 by MoDOT

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY
THIS SATURDAY, 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).

Mayor Bowlin

Mayor Bowlin Provides the State of the City Address at the April 23, 2018 City Council Meeting

The City of Wildwood's Charter requires the Mayor to provide a State of the City Address each year. This year, the address was provided at the City Council meeting held on April 23, 2018. The text of the Mayor's address can be accessed by clicking on the following link - DocumentCenter/View/4172.

Newly-Elected City Council Members
Assume Office on April 23, 2018

Eight (8) newly-elected City Council Members took their oaths of office on April 23, 2018, after the results of the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election had been certified by the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners. Five (5) of the eight (8) newly-elected City Council Members are serving for the first time in this capacity. For more information, please click the provided link - CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=297. The Resolution that was approved certifying the results of the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election is provided at the following link - AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/15115?fileID=20604.

This Resolution, and BILL #2363, an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Wildwood, Missouri that authorized and approved a Record Plant for the divisions of a commercially-zoned property, thereby allowing the creation of six (6) lots and an area of common round for the purposes of shared parking, stormwater management, and inclusion of other mutual improvements, along with a General Warranty Deed and a set of Trust Indentures, to manage, maintain, and protects these elements, for the future purposes of this development, which is located at the southeast corner of State Route 109 and new College Avenue, and all being a part of Section 11, Township 44 North, Range 3 East, City of Wildwood, St. Louis County, Missouri (Ward Eight), where the only items on the April 23, 2018 Agenda for final action at this meeting. 

Newly Elected City Council Members Assume Office on April 23, 2018


Annual Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event - May 5, 2018

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

Next Coffee is THURSDAY, May 3, 2018.

Coffee With the Mayor - First Thursday of Each Month

“Wildwood 2020”

Mayor Bowlin 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 !

Last summer, the City began 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.

TRAFFIC STUDY COMPLETED BY CITY
FOR
WILDWOOD TOWN CENTER AREA

The City's Planning and Zoning Commission, with concurrence of the City Council, engaged a consultant to study the traffic and roadway considerations within the Wildwood Town Center Area. This study was prompted by recent developments in the Town Center Area and on-going plans of Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for the future. The study was completed by HR Green and presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 19, 2018, at its meeting that night. A copy of this study is available at the following link http://mo-wildwood.civicplus.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/14574?fileID=20197. If you should have any questions, please contact the Department of Planning at (636) 458-0440 or by e-mail at joe@cityofwildwood.com.


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

Plein Air Event in Beautiful Wildwood

Just Over a Week Away!

This year's event is May 5, 2018 - Saturday. 2017's event was a great success along the Meramec River and the City has found a very special place for this year's event that we are sure you will enjoy. For more information on this fun and enjoyable event, please click on the following link or review the information provided below: wildwoodmo.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=158..


Plein Air Event - May 5, 2018 - City of Wildwood

Wildwood's 2018 Early Childhood Recreation Programs 
One of 2017's Favorites Returns - Cindy’s Petting Zoo

The registration is now open for the May Program – Cindy’s Petting Zoo!  Last year, Cindy brought numerous kid-friendly farm animals for the children to pet and interact with and the kids loved it!  She’ll be returning on May 16th this year, so please register so you can join us!  Sign up your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program. There will be two (2) sessions held on May 16th only - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., each lasting one hour.  This program will take place at the Wildwood Dog Park, inside Community Park.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child during the program. If you’re interested, please sign up at: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs.  Space is limited! Questions, please call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

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).

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/285/The-EDGE-Aquatic-Center
 
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

Spring has finally arrived! Plan your outdoor venue with families and friends now at a beautiful park to celebrate milestones, such as birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events, but register now, they fill up fast! 
 
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 >>

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Wildwood Historical Society

YOU CAN HELP - HERE'S HOW

The City of Wildwood and the Wildwood Historical Society are writing the history of Wildwood. This EFFORT is an amazing and prestigious project. We are telling the history through the stories and pictures of the families. The 2017 Edition of this project brought us up to 1859, just prior to the Civil War. The 2018 Edition, the next chapter in this planned book, covers 1860 to 1919.

And this is where we need your help. We are requesting your family’s stories and scans of those precious photographs and documents covering our 1860 to 1919 time period – basically from the Civil War through WWI.

Please contact Jill VonGruben of the Wildwood Historical Society, at info@wildwoodhistoricalsociety.org. with any questions or submissions you may have regarding this exciting effort.

Wildwood's History - We Need You and You Can Help

WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY UPCOMING EVENTS

The Wildwood Historical Society has a number of events planned throughout 2018. Again, 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. 

     

> 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.

Wildwood Historical Society - Early Churches Book - $20.00
Wildwood Historical Society - Presentation on Early Churches at the St. Louis Community College - Wildwood Campus
SUMMER UNPLUGGED - Wildwood Family YMCA - register early and save
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.
Employment Opportunity with Exile Technologies in Wildwood
Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

High-Speed Internet to the Rural Areas of Wildwood

The City's Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) met on April 5, 2018 and discussed the progress the two (2) providers that currently offer high-speed internet access service to the rural areas of Wildwood have made over the past few months. These providers, Bays ET and Wisper ISP, are both actively adding new capacity and increasing speeds to their respective networks. Along with these improvements to the networks, reliability efforts have also been redoubled by both providers. If you have not thought about obtaining internet access from one (1) of these two (2) providers over past concerns about service, reliability, and speeds, you may want to check back with them and hear about the improvements they have made for Wildwood residents. Bays ET and Wisper ISP can be contacted at the following telephone numbers: Bays ET (serves the south half of the City) -  (636) 334-9353 and Wisper ISP (serves the north half of the City) - 1 (800) 765-7772.

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)
Encourages the Public Not to Plant
Invasive Bradford Pear Trees

The invasive Bradford pear tree can cause problems for Missouri native plants and animals.The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery Pear Trees this spring. Better known as Bradford Pears, the Callery Pear Tree is an invasive species known to multiply quickly and crowd out Missouri native plants. While it has been a popular landscaping tree for decades, cultivated forms have spread aggressively throughout the State.

“Different varieties of Bradford Pear Trees were planted close to each other, which allowed them to cross pollinate and take over natural areas,” said Forestry Field Program Supervisor Russell Hinnah. “But they’re also a poor landscaping choice because they don’t do well in storms, often losing limbs or splitting apart.”

Stopping the spread of this invasive species means selecting alternate trees for yards and forested property. “The best plan is to select a native species to Missouri, and there are several great options,” said Hinnah. “Serviceberry Trees produce similar showy white blooms in the spring and have small red fruits that attract wildlife.” Eastern Redbuds and Missouri’s State Tree, the Flowering Dogwood, are also good alternatives. The Redbud Tree grows quickly with eye-catching lavender flowers in the spring. Dogwoods do best in shady areas, but can be somewhat difficult to grow.

Learn more about native trees that are great for landscaping, backyard tree care, selecting the right tree for the right place, planting tips, watering and pruning information, and more at mdc.mo.gov/tree-health.

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: 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. 

Phase 3 @ Community Park is 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.

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.

Spring Edition of the 'Wildwood Gazette'

The latest edition of the Wildwood Gazette can be viewed in a digital version. Just click the provided link and enjoy learning about all of the great things that are going on in the City of Wildwood - http://www.cityofwildwood.com/DocumentCenter/View/4096.


<< 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. 

Ameren Missouri
Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Residential programs are available to customers and can be viewed by clicking on the following link: www.ameren.com/energy-efficiency/residential/hvac/.

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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