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Schedule of Public Meetings for the Week of August 27, 2018

New Employment Opportunities @ City of Wildwood

The City of Wildwood is seeking applicants for two (2) new positions within Wildwood government. These positions are Deputy City Clerk and Deputy Court Clerk. For more information, please click on the following link: www.cityofwildwood.com/jobs. Application information can be found at this link, along with the contact person at Wildwood City Hall, if you have questions.

Celebrate Wildwood - August 25, 2018 - This Saturday

!!! RAIN OR SHINE !!!
Regardless, it still will be FUN.

The 2018 Celebrate Wildwood Event is this Saturday! This year, all of your favorite features from years past will take place in a single action-packed day >>> Saturday, August 25th! The event will take place on Main Street  - as a street festival!  Of course, look for your favorite parts of the event to be back – the Parade, Craft Fair, concerts, children’s activities, and an abundance of delicious food and drinks!  Many of of our food and drink vendors are local businesses, so come on out and support them as well! It all starts with the parade at 10:00 am. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Activities for Celebrate Wildwood - August 25, 2018
Celebrate Wildwood - August 25, 2018 - Come on Out and Enjoy

 Celebrate Wildwood 
Seventy-Six Trombones Led the Big Parade!  

This year’s Wildwood Celebration Parade may not have 76 trombones, but it will have the Lafayette High School Marching Band and other great participants. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found at the following link: Parade. 

    Wildwood History Book Cover

    Third Chapter of Wildwood History Book Available @ Celebrate Wildwood this Saturday

    The City's Historic Preservation Commission and the Wildwood Historical Society have added another chapter to the Wildwood History Book, which covers the era from 1860 to 1919. The Civil War had a major effect in Wildwood, given the many families involved it in some fashion. Come on by the City Tent, at Celebrate Wildwood, to pick up a copy. Limit one (1) book per family. The City Tent is next to the B&B Theatre, on Main Street.


    2018 Farmers Market in Wildwood

    Open Every Saturday Through October ... Except This Saturday

    Public Plaza at 221 Plaza Drive

    No Market this Saturday, August 25, 2018

    The City's Farmers Market is located at 221 Plaza Drive, near the new Stonecrest of Wildwood, with plenty of convenient parking nearby. The market opens at 8:00 a.m. and concludes its day at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), through October 6th. The Wildwood Farmers Market is a great place to grab the freshest produce, baked goods, drinks (teas, juices, etc.), farm-raised meat and eggs, as well as hand crafted gifts, jewelry and art. Please be sure to ‘like’ the new Facebook Page, so you can keep up to date with information about the market, features of the participating vendors, and much more! The link is - WildwoodFarmersMarket.

    Please be advised, the Farmers Market will take a one (1) week hiatus on August 25, 2018 for the Celebrate Wildwood Event that day.

    Wildwood Farmers Market Canceled This Saturday - August 25, 2018

    Plein Air Art on Display @ City Hall
    Please Come by and Support Art in Wildwood

    On May 5, 2018, the Annual Wildwood Plein Air Art Event was held at the Marianist Retreat and Conference Center on Highway 109. Artists and photographers had only eight (8) hours to create beautiful works of art, then submit them for judging!  All 98 pieces of art are now on display (and for sale!) in the 1st Floor Atrium and  the Community Room of City Hall. Stop by any time during normal business hours to view and/or purchase some beautiful art!  Winners of the event were posted on the City’s website on June 18, 2018. For more information, click on this link - www.cityofwildwood.com/pleinair

    Images of Plein Air Artwork hanging at City Hall

    Come to the Mayor's Coffee
    They're Educational and Fun!
    City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street
    Next Coffee is Thursday, September 6, 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 !

    It's been a year since 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.

    High-Speed Internet to the Rural Areas of Wildwood

    The City's Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) met on July 30, 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.

    Wild Horse Creek Road Bridge
    Replacement Project is Now Underway!

    The City of Wildwood began its bridge replacement project on Wild Horse Creek Road, at Pillman Creek, the first week of this month. With this project, a portion of Wild Horse Creek Road is closed and not planned for re-opening until October 29, 2018. Please click on the following link for all of the details about detour routes and thank you for your cooperation during this construction period. It is very much appreciated. Link - Wild-Horse-Creek-Road-Bridge-Replacement.

    East-West Gateway Council of Government's
    Publication of "Where We Stand"

    Where We Stand gauges how the St. Louis Region is doing compared to the 50 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the country. The most recent edition of Where We Stand, the 7th edition published in 2015, included more than 200 tables that ranked the St. Louis Area compared to other metro areas. Periodic updates have been compiled, since Where We Stand was first published in 1992.


    << CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
    EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

    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).

    Pop-Up ... Pop-Up ... Pop-Up

    Participate in the Junior Trailblazer Program

    Know any kids in the 5 to 13 year age range who would love to get out and enjoy some of Wildwood's trails? Then check out the City's Junior Trailblazer Program! This fun program will have kids (and their families) getting out and getting fit (don't tell them they will learn some things as well). Check it out here: http://cityofwildwood.com/trailblazer.

    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 &Wellness to participate in these programs.

    Starting on August 30, 2018, a Creative Writing Class for Seniors will be offered, called “Introduction to Writing Your Memoir.” This introductory class will be followed by an 8-week series of classes called, “Writing and Designing Your Complete Memoir Book,” starting on September 13th.  These classes are free for seniors to attend, but please register at the following link: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. Additional information about these classes can be found at the link as well or below, in the provided detail description.

    Starting in mid-September, an additional fitness class, along with a new water fitness class will be offered at the Wildwood YMCA. Please follow the link to see the schedule for all of the senior classes that are being offered. Pre-registration is required, even though the class is free. To register for a class, go to www.cityofwildwood.com/programs.

    Senior Writing Class Postponed Due to Low Enrollment

    Alternative dates are being considered for this fall.
    Please check back for more information over the next few weeks. 

    The City of Wildwood will be hosting a free series of Creative Writing Classes for Seniors, Ages 60+, again this year. The classes will be held on a weekday, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m,. at Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040), in the Community Room. The first class will be, “Introduction to Writing Your Memoir," then followed by a series of eight (8) weekly classes called “Writing & Designing Your Complete Memoir Book.”  For more detailed information about the classes, or to register in the future, go to www.cityofwildwood.com/creativewriting.

    Programs for Seniors - City of Wildwood - 2018

    Early Childhood Recreation Program – Ride the Trains!

    Registration opened on Sunday, August 122018 for the September Early Childhood Recreation Program – Ride the Trains!  Children and their guardians will enjoy a ride aboard the miniature railcars along the Al Foster Memorial Trail and the scenic Meramec River!  After the ride, a souvenir and treat will be provided.  This program is for children between the ages of 2 and 5, and will be held on September 122018, at the WF&P Railway (101 Grand Avenue).  A 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. session will be offered that day. This program is free, but you must register.  Space is limited and the sessions fill fast!  To register your child, go to: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. Can you hear the whistle blowin?'


    Survival Strategies for the Community - September13, 2018

    Wildwood Night at St. Louis Football Club

    October 13, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

    The City of Wildwood and St. Louis Football Club are excited to announce a special “City of Wildwood Night” at the final home game this season on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at Toyota Stadium, which is located at the World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Missouri. Wildwood Night will feature discounted tickets for Wildwood residents, a National Anthem performance by the Wildwood Middle School Band, including Wildwood Scout Troops #456, #677, and #782 serving as Color Guard, recognition of Wildwood at the game, opportunities to participate in pre-game festivities, as well as getting a Wildwood group picture on the field after the game. Visit https://goo.gl/9QA4im and enter the promo code, WILDWOOD, for discounted pricing.
    Wildwood Night at St. Louis Football Club

    Wildwood Art Festival - Coming this Fall

    The City will be hosting its annual Art Festival, on October 20th & 21st, along Main Street in its beautiful Town Center Area. Mark your calendars for a weekend full of food, wine, music and, of course, amazing artwork to purchase. More details will be provided closer to the event dates.

    Wildwood Art Festival - October 20 and 21, 2018

    Pavilion Rentals
    Get Into the Great Outdoors

    There is sill Labor Day Weekend to have some late summer fun! So, why not plan your outdoor events this week. The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events, but register A.S.A.P., 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 >>

    Wildwood Family YMCA - Facility Update

    Plan Ahead for Facility Closure
    ... Entire Facility Closed ... 
    August 27, 2018 through September 2, 2018

    This year, during our annual August pool shutdown, the entire facility will be closed, so the fitness center floor can be refinish, do various painting, and deep clean many other areas. (The fitness center will close Saturday, August 25., 2018) Other YMCAs will be open for you - check the branch pool shutdown schedule on our website, before you go. The Wildwood Family YMCA will reopen with newly renovated updates on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018! The pool will reopen Monday, September 10, 2018. 

    Facility Closure Schedule is as follows: 

    Fitness Center Closed: Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, September 2
    Entire Facility Closed: Monday, August 27 - Sunday, September 2
    Labor Day Hours: Monday, September 3, 7 am - 11 am
    Pool Closed: Monday, August 27 - Monday, September 10

    Wildwood Historical Society

    WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S UPCOMING EVENTS

    @ CELEBRATE WILDWOOD THIS SATURDAY


    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. 
     
    > 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
    Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)

    Volunteer for Operation Clean Stream 2018

    Operation Clean Stream will take place on August 25 and 26, 2018 at various locations throughout the Meramec Watershed. Join us as a volunteer this year as the Open Space Council celebrates 51 years of improving local rivers and open spaces! The Council is especially looking for paddlers, who can help us collect hard-to-reach debris on the riverways. If you are interested in getting out on the water this Operation Clean Stream, but have not identified a formalized Operation Clean Stream section of the river and a group to float with, please email info@openspacestl.org and Open Space Council staff will put you in touch with the section leader on your river stretch of choice. We look forward to seeing you in August! Register here.

    Special thanks to all our partners! Operation Clean Stream is funded, in part by: MonsantoMissouri American Water, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer DistrictGreat Rivers Greenway,Ozark Outdoors and so many more for supporting this year’s event!

    Looking to volunteer on August 26th at Ozark Outdoors instead? Visit ozark2018.eventbrite.com.

    Are you a youth between the ages of 5-18, part of a scout group, parent/grandparent looking for a fun, educational, interactive exhibit on Saturday, August 25th? Learn more and register for the Passport to Clean Water at passport2018.eventbrite.com.

    Legacy of Song Worship Concert

    Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood will present a “Legacy of Song” Worship Concert on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The concert will feature hymn favorites sung by the Worship Choir and adult ensembles accompanied by an orchestra. Invite a friend and come be a part of this special morning of worship, as we lift our voices together in song and praise. For more information, visit www.livingwordumc.org.

    Living Word Church - Legacy of Song - August 26, 2018 - Begins @ 9:00 a.m.

    Kids Night Out at the Wildwood Family YMCA

    Kids, ages 5 through 12, can enjoy the YMCA and a full evening of fun: swimming, games, sports, dinner, crafts, and friendship. Concessions will be available for purchase. Kids, please wear gym shoes and bring a swimsuit and towel. Families don't need to be YMCA members to enjoy this program. The YMCA must have a minimum of ten (10) kids registered by 6:00 p.m. the Friday before to host this event. $20.00 per child, $15.00 for YMCA members, $5.00 sibling discount. Register at gwrymca.org or at call (636) 458-6636. Upcoming events will be Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 10 :00 p.m., and Saturday, December 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to10:00 p.m.

    Wildwood Family YMCA - Kids Night Out - Beginning in this September

    YMCA Preschool Enrichment
    Now Offering Morning and Afternoon Options

    The Wildwood Family YMCA is now enrolling friends, ages 3-5, for its Preschool Enrichment Program held  Monday through Friday, August 14, 2018 - May 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to -12:00 p.m. or 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Y! The program will feature swimming, gym time, outdoor garden education, crafts, story time, show & tell, outside play, interest centers, sensory stations, and family events, along with offering 2, 3 and 5 day attendance options. Sign up in person at the Y Welcome Center. Immunization records will be required. If you have any questions, please contact Tiphanie Johnston, at tiphanie.johnston@gwrymca.org, or call (636) 458-6636.
    Wildwood Family YMCA - Preschool Enrichment

    Wildwood YMCA to Offer LIVESTRONG® 
    A Physical Activity and Well-Being Initiative
    for Cancer Survivors

     On September 10, 2018, the Wildwood Family YMCA will begin offering LIVESTRONG at the Wildwood Family YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being initiative that helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals. 
     
    The LIVESTRONG, at the YMCA Program, is available to cancer survivors in the greater Wildwood/Eureka Community. The program will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for 12 weeks and is free to cancer survivors.
     
    “We are excited to collaborate with LIVESTRONG to offer those who have been diagnosed with cancer the support they need to build both emotional and physical strength,” said Health & Wellness Director Lynn Kelly. For more information, please contact Lynn at (636) 458-6636 or lynn.kelly@gwrymca.org.
    Wildwood Family YMCA to Offer LiveSTRONG® this Fall

    Wildwood Area Lions Club
    Eyeglasses and Hearing Aids - Drop-Off Box @ City Hall

    The Wildwood Area Lions Club has a drop-off box at Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street, 63040) for used eyeglasses and hearing aids that are provided to others that cannot access them for a number of reasons. Don't throw them away, donate, and help others in need. 

    The Wildwood Area Lions Club was chartered by Lions International and is a non-profit organization by the State of Missouri since June 23, 2009. Lions Clubs support the Wildwood Area by providing assistance through actions and monetary funding. Lions International  has 1.35 million members in 205 countries and regions worldwide. The international foundation has awarded more than $700 million for humanitarian service projects worldwide and provides disaster relief, youth programs, and help to combat disabilities, where needed.
    Wildwood Area Lions Club - Dropbox - Wildwood City Hall

    << PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

    Survey on Affordable Housing Options in St. Louis County

    The St. Louis County Executive recently formed an affordable housing task force, which consists of various community stakeholders, to develop recommendations on the establishment of an affordable housing trust fund in St. Louis County. A trust fund would ensure a stable funding source to assist those County residents most in need of affordable housing in our area.
     
    To gather input on community needs and priorities related to affordable housing, the task force has created two (2) surveys, one for residents and one for organizations. Please click on the provided link and participate in this important survey ... your opinion matters and it will assist in helping others find stable and good housing. Click HERE to take St. Louis County’s Affordable Housing Survey! www.stlouisco.com/housingtrustfund.

    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.

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    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. 

    American Flag

    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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