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NEW OR TIME-SENSITIVE TOPICS >>>

Plein Air Art Event - June 13, 2015 - Saturday

A new event is planned for artists and photographers, as part of the City’s 20 th Anniversary Celebration. This event, which is held over twelve (12) hours tomorrow, June 13, 2015 Saturday, highlights six (6) historic sites, all located along Route 66 in Wildwood. Artists and photographers can paint or photograph any or all of the sites and then turn them into the judges for cash awards, which will be announced at the Celebrate Wildwood Event in August. Please click on the link for more information – Plein Art Event.

Around Wildwood with Woerther

One thing that many of you received in the mail a couple weeks ago was a reminder from St. Louis County.  This is the “Projected Tax Liability Notice” for the Year 2015. 
 
The front side of the letter provides an explanation of why the notice was sent, but the part I like best is the box at the bottom of the page.  Here is bold, all capitals and underlined in red ink is the statement, “PLEASE CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE TAXING AUTHORITY DIRECTLY” at the telephone number provided for questions. 
 
It made me laugh because, when you turn over the page, one of these authorities is the City of Wildwood, along with school districts, fire districts, the museum district, and other taxing entities.  Note the tax amount for the City of Wildwood is zero!  That’s no property tax of any type being assessed for the services provided to residents.
 
Just in case you don’t recall seeing the notice, I’ve included a photograph of mine to show you exactly what it looks like.
 
I know that, at times, I may use this forum for “taxing” discussions or rants, but I also want to show you the City does everything in its power to use its funds wisely.  This effort also includes not issuing or collecting a tax, when it’s not needed.  To me, it’s fiscally sound and keeps us, as elected officials, accountable for the tax dollars collected and spent.
 
As always, I would be happy to discuss this topic further with you or your neighbors at a homeowners meeting.  If you are interested, reach out to me directly at twoerther@cityofwildwood.com.
 
Until next week,
Mayor Tim Woerther

Notice

Request for Qualifications and Fee Proposal -- City Attorney – Legal Counsel

June 11, 2015
City of Wildwood, Missouri
 
The City of Wildwood, Missouri is seeking Statements of Qualifications and Fee Proposals for City Attorney and related legal counsel services.
 
Descriptions of the community and its municipal organization can be viewed here. Details of the duties of the City Attorney and a profile of the ideal applicant firm are also enclosed for your information.
 
Interested law firms are invited to submit a professional Statement of Qualifications, including a biography of the proposed named individual and related information describing the qualifications and experience of both the individual attorney and associated law firm.
 
By separate envelope marked “Fee Proposal”, please include a proposed fee structure, including a monthly retainer and hourly costs for legal work outside of the retainer parameters.
 
All proposals must be returned by no later than Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. CDT, and shall be addressed to:
 
Ryan S. Thomas
City Administrator
City of Wildwood
16860 Main Street
Wildwood, Missouri  63040
636-458-0440
636-458-6969 FAX
ryan@cityofwildwood.com

 
City Council Activity - June 8, 2015

  • Approved Bill #2110 authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract with CDG Engineers, Inc. for the design services necessary for the replacement of the Strecker Road Bridge, at Old Strecker Road (Wards Two and Three)

  • Approved Bill #2111 authorizing an agreement with Golterman and Sabo Architectural Products for an acoustical treatment within the atrium lobby of the City of Wildwood Municipal Building. (Ward Eight)

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 is open every Saturday, now 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.
 
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday, now 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.
 

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:
 
http://www.cityofwildwood.com/205/Subdivision-Trustees
 
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
7:00 p.m.
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. 
 

Wildwood Historical Society June Program

The June program of the Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) will feature Fahr Greenhouses, which is a popular area establishment in operation since 1950. The current owners, Pat and Mary Bellrose, will share its history. They will also talk about the connection to brothers Fred and Norman St. Onge, early settlers in the Wildwood area. The Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) will hold a potluck, prior to the meeting. The Society will provide hot dogs, condiments, and drinks, and we ask that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. Tell your friends and neighbors – hope to see lots of people at June’s meeting!
 
Details:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Potluck at 6:00 p.m.; Fahr Greenhouse Program at 7:00 p.m.
Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) Meeting Hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood, MO 63069
 

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 joe@cityofwildwood.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.

RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES >>>

The City of Wildwood’s Historic Preservation Commission Presents: Guest Speaker, Ron Coleman, “Meramec River Valley History”

Next Concert in the Summer Series - June 19, 2015

If you love those danceable and sing-along Motown classics, the fabulous Motown Revue will be back in Wildwood on June 19, 2015, at the Town Center Plaza. Click on the provided link to obtain more information about this fun event – Fabulous Motown Review

 
Park Pavilion Rentals

Still looking for a place to hold a birthday party or other family event?  Consider renting one of the City of Wildwood’s park pavilions.  Pavilions are available at Anniversary Park at Clayton and Strecker Roads and at Old Pond School at 17123 Manchester Road.  Dates are filling quickly, so do not delay.  Please call Andrea at 636-458-0440 to arrange your pavilion rental for your special event. 

PUBLIC SERVICE TOPICS >>>
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.                  

 
ROAD AND BRIDGE INFORMATION >>>
Town Center Streetscape Project Updates

Click here to view the preliminary plan for Phase 3.

 
State Route 109 Project Updates

Click here to view the latest progress on the State Route 109 Project.

               
The Ins and Outs of Two-Lane Roundabouts

With several new roundabouts set to open in the near future in the City of Wildwood, please take a moment to look at this informational brochure provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT).

Click here to learn about “The Ins and Outs of Two-Lane Roundabouts.”

 
BUSINESSES >>>
Criminal Justice Program Offerings at St. Louis Community College – Wildwood Campus

The Criminal Justice Program at St. Louis Community College is pleased to announce that they are offering a full slate of criminal justice courses at the Wildwood campus are planned this fall.  It will now be possible to complete the entire criminal justice degree at the Wildwood campus. 
 
In addition, St. Louis Community College now offers a Credit for Prior Learning program in which prior training, and academy and employment histories can be evaluated in order to award college credit for that work.  It’s a good way to get a head start on a college degree and a good way to complete a degree that was started and never finished.
 
Fall courses offered at the Wildwood campus include:

  • Police Supervision

  • Criminal Investigation

  • American Correctional System

 
Contact Dr.  Michael Robert Hepner, Criminal Justice Program Coordinator, for more details at 314-984-7471 or mhepner@stlcc.edu.

SUSTAINABILITY TOPICS >>>

The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues at City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  The donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, in the 1st Floor Foyer.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

20 Years
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