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Next Concert in the Summer Series CANCELLED

Tonight's scheduled concert featuring Fabulous Motown Revue at Wildwood Town Center Plaza has been cancelled due to weather conditions.


Around Wildwood with Woerther

Let me start by offering an early Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads in town. Let’s hope that the weather improves, so you can spend the day with your loved ones outside. 
This day reminds me to mention that, with the recent rains, the City has several areas of high water around town.  Be careful and, in any situation, where you find water crossing a road, don’t attempt to cross.  I have personal experience with this danger and I can’t be adamant enough in my urging to avoid these situations.
With summer time now upon us, vacation season kicks off in earnest.  Many of us will take time to travel away from town for a period of time this summer.  In order to help reduce concerns over the wellbeing of our property and home, the St. Louis County Police – Wildwood Precinct provides a service that checks on your home, while you are away.
Complete the request by clicking on this link: http://cityofwildwood.com/FormCenter/Police-Precinct-4/Vacation-Check-Form-50. Completing the form will have the Police perform a check of your property.  Be sure to complete all of the required fields of this three-step process a couple days in advance of your travel to allow the Police to modify their patrol schedule and accommodate your request.
Finally, last weekend, we held our first “Plein Air” Art Event that included six of our historic sites along Manchester Road/Route 100.  We were fortunate to have nearly two dozen artists participate in the event and the results were fantastic. 
Now, until the weekend of the Celebrate Wildwood 20th Anniversary Event in late August, the artists that participated will have provided their submissions for viewing in and around City Hall. During the Art Festival, on Sunday August 30th, awards will be presented the best painting and photographs.  From what I’ve seen submitted we are fortunate to have so much talented work featuring our home.
My offer remains to attend a homeowner’s association meeting, answer questions, and talk about what’s going on around town.  If you are interested, please reach out to me directly at twoerther@cityofwildwood.com
Until next week,
Mayor Tim Woerther

Seventy-six Trombones Led the Big Parade!  

This year’s Founders’ Day Parade might not have 76 trombones, but it will have the Lafayette High School Marching Band and other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? There is still availability to enter the parade. Here are some ideas for parade entries…

  • Clubs and organizations
  • Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods. Bragging rights and prizes are on the line!

  • Sports teams

  • Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 20th Anniversary

Prefer to be a spectator?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 29th, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found here: http://cityofwildwood.com/DocumentCenter/View/1992

Part-Time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

The City of Wildwood is seeking candidates for a part-time position (average 25 hrs/wk), which will primarily assist with telephone and front office duties. Responsibilities include clerical work, data entry, telephone and walk-in inquiries, filing, mailings, and working closely with the public. Ideal candidate will have a high school diploma, with 3 years of applicable experience in a general office setting, as well as outstanding telephone skills and must be open to performing a variety of duties. Computer literate in Microsoft Office, with knowledge of other business machines. Beginning Salary range $12.00 - $14.00 an hour, depending on qualifications. 
Submit letter of interest, resume, and references by mail to Lynne Greene-Beldner, Deputy City Administrator/City Clerk, City of Wildwood, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, MO 63040, complete an on-line application at www.cityofwildwood.com, or send requested information via email to lynne@cityofwildwood.com.
Applications will be accepted until close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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
636-458-6969 FAX

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:
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. 

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.


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

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. 


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.                  


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.”


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.


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/.

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