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City Council Activity - June 22, 2015

  • Approved - Resolution #2015-19 authorizing the Mayor to submit on behalf of The City Of Wildwood an application with The St. Louis County Department Of Planning for 2016 Community Development Block Grant Funds. (Wards – All)
  • Approved - Expenditures from the City of Wildwood’s General Operating Account pursuant to Chapter 140, Section 140.050 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Wildwood.
Iron Cowboy

Iron Cowboy Completes Bicycle Portion of 15TH Ironman in Wildwood

What is an Iron Cowboy? What is an Ironman? First of all, an Ironman is a distance in a sporting event called triathlon, combining swimming, bicycling, and running. The distance is a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bicycle ride, and a 26.2 mile run! Yes, you are reading those distances correctly, they are not an error. The Iron Cowboy (James Lawrence) is going to do fifty (50) Ironman triathlons, in fifty (50) days, in fifty (50) different states! The reason you ask? The Iron Cowboy (James Lawrence) has a goal to raise One Million Dollars to fight the obesity crisis in the United States. The money raised will be for two (2) purposes: to provide direct financial support to schools that wish to incorporate practical food education on the curriculum; and to provide funding for research to ensure that the interventions and materials created, will continue to have the biggest impact and drive the behavioral change that is needed to truly reverse the current obesity crisis.
The Iron Cowboy has many supporters!! For the fifteen straight Ironman triathlons he has done so far, local athletes and enthusiasts have joined him to keep him company for the fourteen (14) plus hours it takes to complete the distance! Here in Missouri, members of the Swim/Bike/Run Triathlon Club and Fleet Feet Running members helped him pass the time. The swim portion took place at Lake St. Louis, the Bicycle leg took place in Wildwood, and the run was completed on the Katy Trail. Fifty (50) Ironman Triathlons in a lifetime is a lofty goal, but fifty (50) Ironman Triathlons in fifty (50) days, in fifty (50) different states??? Well, if it can be done, the Iron Cowboy is the person to do it!!!
Follow his journey at www.ironcowboy.com.

Iron Cowboy

Wildwood Calendar Contest to Begin

Just a reminder to all of the photography enthusiasts living in Wildwood!! The search for photographs reflecting the City of Wildwood, to be used in the 2016 City of Wildwood Calendar, begins July 1, 2015. Photograph entries will be accepted beginning July 1, 2015 through July 24, 2015 at cityofwildwood.com. Participants may submit up to three (3) photographs each and all submissions MUST BE IN DIGITAL FORM. Complete information/rules to participate in this year’s calendar contest can be found at cityofwildwood.com.
If you have questions, call Gary at 636-458-0440.

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.

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 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.

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. 


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.

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.                  


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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