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Around Wildwood with Woerther - July 17, 2015

I don’t know if you have plans this weekend already, but there are a few things going on around town that may interest you.

First up, we have our July concert this Friday at 6:45 p.m. Dr. Zhivegas is back and, if you were at last year’s show, you know it was a great time for the couple thousand or so in attendance. I don’t expect anything less this year. We’ll have plenty of cold drinks on hand, as I understand that summer will make a full return with its heat and humidity.

The other item I want to mention is our own Wildwood Farmers Market.  The market is now open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through September.  There have been more than thirty vendors the last few weeks offering everything from fruits and vegetables to cooked meat and local crafts. Everyone is knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to share what they do and how they make it.

Coming up on the evening of August 7th, and going into Saturday, there will be a pig roast going on from the folks at Bent Pig. They are a market vendor and have some high quality meat that you just have to try to believe. The roast will start on Friday evening, during the Back to School Party, so it can be ready the next morning for the market.  

I expect that the smell of the smoke will remind many of us to get to the market the next day. Get there early on Saturday for the best selection and beat the heat as well!


Finally, the farmers market just kicked off a program called “Little Sprouts”.  The concept is to encourage good eating choices in kids early.  Tokens are provided to kids, ages 4-12, which they can use to them for fruit and vegetables from market vendors.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through email at twoerther@cityofwildwood.com.  

Until Next Week,
Mayor Tim Woerther


New Interactive Mapping Platform to Rollout

CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI – (JULY 2015) – Beacon is an interactive public access tool for the City of Wildwood that allows users to interact and view local government information, public records, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), via an online portal.

On July 20, 2015, Beacon will release a new home page that is built on using modern responsive and adaptive design techniques. This new offering is a precursor to the Beacon site being migrated to a new platform.

What this means for the user is simply that when going to the home page, you will now see a more modern design with some additional functionality, like the ability to save specific Beacon sites as “Favorites” and a list of “Recently Used” Beacon sites that will make initial navigation easier. The home page will also work more seamlessly across multiple devices, operating systems, and screen sizes, while still taking advantage of available mobile enhancements (like access to the GPS signal).

When the Beacon site is fully upgraded later this year, users will see additional added functionality, such as a more powerful and dynamic search tool, user selectable columns on reports, auto-complete functionality to make searching easier, and an enhanced map that will fill the screen.

In addition to many of the new features that you’ll see in the new site, a critical enhancement was added with this upgrade, the ability for the end user to temporarily switch back to the old platform. While the site is very intuitive and easy to use, this accommodation will help transition some end users that may want to continue using the old site for a while longer.

To access this enhanced tool, visit http://www.cityofwildwood.com/191/GIS-Mapping and select “interactive mapping system.”


Local Student Athlete Presented With Proclamation

At the July 13, 2015 City Council Meeting, Mayor Tim Woerther and the Wildwood City Council recognized Hannah Long for her extraordinary running achievements at Eureka High School, and wished her the best, as she continues her running career at Stanford University. The following Proclamation was read into the record and presented to Hannah Long at this meeting.


PROCLAMATION - HANNAH LONG


WHEREAS, Hannah Long recently completed an extraordinary high school running career, including an impressive three (3) State cross country titles and ten (10) State track titles; and 

WHEREAS, Hannah Long’s success has gone well beyond the track and into the classroom as a student athlete at Eureka High School, where she was a member of the Student Council and National Honor Society; and 

WHEREAS, Hannah Long has also given back to the community in so many ways, including volunteer work with the Special Needs Soccer Association, a sport she once adored before running became her focus; and 


WHEREAS, Hannah Long has been an inspiration and role model to many young runners, hoping to make their dreams come true as hers have; and

WHEREAS, on behalf of its citizens, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Wildwood each want to recognize the accomplishments of Hannah Long during her time in Wildwood, and to wish her the best in her future endeavors. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TIMOTHY WOERTHER, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, on behalf of the entire City Council, take pleasure in recognizing Hannah Long’s outstanding achievements at Eureka High School, and wish her the best as she continues her running career at Stanford University. Furthermore, on behalf of the entire City Council, I proclaim Monday, July 13, 2015, as


HANNAH LONG DAY IN THE CITY OF WILDWOOD


Signed this 13th day of July 2015 
The Honorable Timothy Woerther, Mayor

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 are planned.  

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.


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, the Lafayette High School Cheerleaders, 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. WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE, PLEASE COME OUT AND ENJOY YOUR COMMUNITY! More details can be found here: http://cityofwildwood.com/DocumentCenter/View/1992


CELEBRATE WILDWOOD – FOUNDERS’ CAR SHOW

One (1) of the major venues of the City’s three (3) day Celebrate Wildwood Event, which this year recognizes its 20th Anniversary, is the always popular and fun Car Show. This year’s show is planned for Saturday, August 29, 2015, and registration begins at 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. (noon). Great awards are planned in six (6) categories and everyone can enjoy all of the other activities, with delicious food and beverages that are planned that day as well. Providing the right mood for the Car Show and the great entries will be the Back Street Cruisers, which play the best music for enthusiasts and participants alike. 

If you are interested in registering for the car show or for more information, please see the link below. 

Registration fee is $10.00, with all proceeds benefiting Children’s Cancer Fund through Wheels-in-Motion. 

Following the Car Show, a car cruise is planned. The cruise will leave the event grounds in Town Center Area, then along many of the City’s most beautiful rural roads, to Historic Route 66, for dinner at the Big Chief Roadhouse – 17352 Manchester Road. There is no charge for the car cruise and all participants are welcome. For more information on the car cruise, and the Car Show, please contact jgrag@sbcglobal.net.

  

Need Service Hours or Do You Like to Volunteer?

The Celebrate Wildwood Event is less than two months away and volunteers are needed to help with the Art Festival, Car Show, and other venues. If you would like more information, please contact Joe Vujnich at joe@cityofwildwood.com. All volunteers will receive a free Celebrate Wildwood Shirt, refreshments, and a lunch/dinner.


City Council Activity – July 13, 2015

•    Approved Bill #2112 that authorizes certain amendments to existing Planned Residential Development Overlay District Ordinance #2092, which will address the placement of the single family dwellings on the allowable lots, given changes to the roadway and sidewalk network within The Cambury Subdivision, which were prompted by its redevelopment, all being in accordance with the Planning And Zoning Commission’s Letter of Recommendation on this matter, which is dated June 2, 2015. (Ward Eight)

•    Approved Bill #2113 authorizing the adjustment of a certain common boundary line between two (2) tracts of land, known as Lots 1 and 2 of ‘Terry Heights Subdivision,’ situated on the north side of Old Manchester Road, West of Bouquet Road; thereby transferring approximately 1.5 acres of area between these two (2) parcels of ground. (Ward Six)

•    Resolution #2015-20 authorizing an agreement with Intuition and Logic Engineering, Inc. for the completion of a watershed study for Woods Road. (Wards Six and Eight)
•    Resolution #2015-21 authorizing an agreement with Cbiz Human Capital Services for the completion of an Employee Compensation Study. (Wards – All)

•    Resolution #2015-22 authorizing a contract with Saint Louis County to provide Mosquito Control Services to The City of Wildwood. (Wards – All)


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


RECREATION EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES >>> 


Dr. Zhivegas is TONIGHT – July 17, 2015@6:45 p.m.

No rain, so we are ready; how about you? The next concert in the City of Wildwood Summer Concert Series is Dr. Zhivegas – a great band, with so much energy and fun. The concert will be held in Town Center, at the plaza (221 Plaza Drive), with plenty of free parking, and complementary hot dogs, prepared by St. Louis Home Fires, shaved ice, kettle corn, and soda/water. Last year’s show by Dr. Zhivegas was great, so come on out and enjoy the music, dance a lot, and meet new friends. For more information on the concert, please visit www.cityofwildwood.com. 

HELP US CURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS!

July 18, 2015 - A lemonade stand will be set-up at the Enclaves at Cherry Hills Subdivision Pool, on Old Fairway Drive (63040). Proceeds from the sale of lemonade and other treats go to help find a cure. The stand will there from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will also be baked goods and other treats! For more information - www.matteosmob.com.
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Wildwood Calendar Contest is UNDERWAY!!!

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 version of the City of Wildwood Calendar, began on July 1, 2015. Photograph entries will be accepted between now and 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 or need assistance, please call Gary at 636-458-0440 or via e-mail at gary@cityofwildwood.com.


July Wildwood Historical Society Program - All Are Welcome!

The July program of the Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) will feature a recap of the Honor Flight Program. Pictures and a video of the homecoming at the airport will be shown. Two local World War II veterans, Wil Harris and Mick Schott, were participants, and, hopefully, they will be in attendance to share their memories of a very special day. Following the program, the Wildwood Historical Society will hold an ice cream social. Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) will provide the ice cream, and you are welcome to bring your favorite topping!

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wildwood Historical Society (WHS) Meeting Hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood, MO 63069
What: Re-cap of the Honor Flight Program and Ice Cream Social 


2015 Farmers Market in Wildwood Every Saturday

The City’s 2015 Farmers Market Season, at the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), 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.


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.  


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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. 


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.          


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MASTER PLAN ACTION COMMITTEE COMPLETES INTERNET SURVEY OF RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

Every ten (10) years, the City is required to update its Master Plan. In 2015, a group of resident and business volunteers, twenty-three (23) in total, are leading this effort. These volunteers agreed to undertake two (2) surveys, one of the residents and property owners, and the other of current licensed businesses in the City of Wildwood. The findings of these surveys have been compiled and are available on the City’s website at cityofwildwood.com.

To all who participated in the two (2) surveys, the Mayor, City officials, the volunteers on the Master Plan Action Committee, and staff want to extend our appreciation to each of you for your time, thoughts, comments, and suggestions. The volunteers overseeing the update of the Master Plan will be reviewing these findings and utilizing this information in their discussions and deliberations on Wildwood’s future.  


Tent Sale - Pure by Jen - Biggest Discounts of the Year

Pure by Jen will be hosting its largest sale of the year on July 23, 24, and 25, 2015 - Up to 80% off. Any questions, please contact Pure by Jen at (636) 458-8588. Pure by Jen is located in the Wildwood Town Center - 16739 Main Street.


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Operation Clean Stream Registration is Now Open!

The Open Space Council's 48th annual Operation Clean Stream is right around the corner. Last year over 2,225 volunteers donated over 7,000 hours of their time. Thanks to their hard work we removed 9,000 lbs of metal, 2,481 tires and 6 large construction dumpsters filled to the brim with trash from our waterways. We want you to join us as we anticipate another successful year of impacting Missouri's open spaces!
 
For more information about Operation Clean Stream, one of the nation's largest and longest-running river clean up events, visit our website.


Volunteers can register for Operation Clean Stream on our event pages.

?Saturday, August 22nd at various sites in the St. Louis Region
Sunday, August 23rd at Ozark Outdoors in Leasburg, Missouri


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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