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City of Wildwood Schedule of Meetings for the Week of December 17, 2018

Ready 2 Recycle @ Wildwood

CITY OF WILDWOOD RECYCLING UPDATE - 12/14/2018

Due to recent national initiatives to reduce waste and contamination throughout the United States, Resource Management’s Earth City Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) notified our service provider, Meridian Waste, that as of November 1, 2018, they are no longer accepting single-stream recyclables collected curbside from residential customers, which includes Wildwood residents. The closure of the Earth City MRF, which was in part due to worldwide issues with contamination levels seen in single-stream recycling, has disrupted the local recycling market and the operations of waste haulers that were using the facility, including Meridian.
 
Dual-stream recycling means that certain materials need to be separated out and taken to a designated drop-off location, instead of being placed in your regular recycle toter. The City Council voted to approve this change now and to continue seeking alternatives by August 1, 2019, when they intend to select a new provider. 

On November 13, 2018, the Wildwood City Council voted to switch to dual-stream recycling citywide. Outlined below is the current approach to the dual stream recycling program, which was approved by the City Council on December 10, 2018. This recycling system will go into effect February 1, 2019.  

The following materials will continue to be collected at curbside weekly in your current recycle toter:

  • Plastics containers containing the recycling code 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 (non-black)
  • Aluminum
  • Tin and steel cans
The following materials can be collected curbside bi-weekly (every other week) beginning when residents receive their smaller recycle collection bin from Meridian Waste. 
  • Corrugated papers (cardboard)
  • Mixed papers
**Until the bin is delivered, residents will be able to drop these materials off at designated locations. The City of Wildwood will communicate this information as soon as possible.
The following materials can ONLY be collected at the drop-off locations:
  • Glass
  • Mixed papers
  • Corrugated papers (cardboard)

Meridian Waste is planning to designate three or four drop-off locations throughout Wildwood with City input. The exact locations will be communicated to you as soon as that information becomes available to us.

The cost of the new program will result in an increased cost of $2.66/month, beginning on the date of the first bi-weekly pick-up, and continuing until August 1, 2019, when a new long-term contract is established through a competitive bidding process.

In addition to this newsletter, Meridian residential customers will be receiving a letter from the City of Wildwood, and we will be using our social media channels to help you understand how these changes affect you. 

You can also visit www.MeridianWaste.com/Wildwoodfor more information. 

If you have any other questions, please contact us at recycling@cityofwildwood.com.

You can read more about this change on the City of Wildwood website: www.cityofwildwood.com.

Recycling Guide - City of Wildwood, Missouri

Election Information
April 2019 Municipal Election

Starting Saturday, October 27, 2018, signatures may be obtained on Nominating Petitions for the April 2, 2019 Municipal Election.
 
Election Information - April 2, 2019 Election
Filing OPENS on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing can be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday, at City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040
Filing CLOSES on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
A filing fee of $10.00 is required made payable to: The City of Wildwood. Credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.
 
Do you want to be a City Council Member in the City of Wildwood? 

You must meet the following Qualifications of Candidates for City Council Member:

* Serves a term of two (2) years;
* Must be a registered voter;
* A resident of Wildwood one (1) year preceding his/her election;
* A resident of the City Council Ward for one (1) year preceding his/her election; and
* Must not be in default on any City taxes, fines, or financial obligations to the City.

 
Nominating Petitions:
Candidates for City Council Member shall be by petition filed by the nominee.  Signatures shall be valid only if obtained not earlier than forty-five (45) days prior to the first day of filing.  Therefore, No Signatures Valid Prior to Saturday, October 27, 2018.  No person shall be allowed to be nominated for more than one (1) office at a time.

Prior to filing for the office of City Council Member, you must complete a Nominating Petition and have it signed by not less than twenty-five (25) registered voters of the residents of the Ward. This petition must be submitted at the time of filing for the office of City Council Member.
 
Please click on the provided link for the nominating petition and other information:
http://www.cityofwildwood.com/421/Online-Information-for-Candidates
 
If you have any questions, please contact Wildwood's City Clerk, Amanda Foster, or Deputy City Clerk, Jessica Meyer, at 636-458-0440, or via e-mail at afoster@cityofwildwood.com or Jessica@cityofwildwood.com.   

To date, the following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member:

Ward One:
Larry Brost

Ward Two:
Lauren Edens
 
Ward Three:
Tammy Shea*
Kenneth Remy

Ward Four:
Jean Vedvig
Katie Dodwell*

Ward Five:
Dave Bertolino*

Ward Six:
R. Jon Bopp*

Ward Seven:
Crystal McCune

Ward Eight:
Joe Garritano*

*Indicates incumbent 


U.S MARINE CORP RESERVE'S "TOYS FOR TOTS"

Toys to be Collected Here at City Hall

Toys can be dropped off at any St. Louis County Police Precinct in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program, which collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. The Wildwood Police Precinct is located within Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, 63040.  Donation boxes are located within the atrium lobby. The building is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as certain evenings, when other meetings are occurring here.Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Wildwood Snowman Search - Beginning November 24, 2018

"WILDWOOD SNOWMAN SEARCH 2018 IS UNDERWAY"

This holiday season, YOU will have a chance to win $1,000.00 in cash prizes by visiting local businesses in Wildwood. Fifty-four (54) businesses will be displaying a custom snowman at each of their locations throughout the City of Wildwood. Between November 24th and December 31st, visit each snowman, take a selfie with that snowman, and upload your photograph to the City's website for your chance to win up to $1,000.00!! For more information, and a map/list of all participating businesses, visit the link below:

www.WildwoodSnowmanSearch.com
 
Tag it as well - #WildwoodSnowmanSearch #WSS #FindFrosty #Snowman #SnowDay #ShopLocal #GoWildwoodMO #LiveWildwood

Come to the Mayor's Coffee
They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street
See You After the Holidays!

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

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.

*** Wildwood Meetings ***
Several of Them are Streaming Live

As of October 2018, Council Planning and Parks Committee meetings are also now available on Livestream! It's been over a year now 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.

High-Speed Internet to the Rural Areas of Wildwood

The Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) last met to discuss 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.


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

LAST YOUTH CLASS OF 2018
Babysitting 101 Presented by St. Louis Children’s Hospital Thursday, December 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Considering hiring a new babysitter? Enroll him or her in this class to encourage the best care for your child. This class is a great introduction to the basics of babysitting. A workbook is provided. Topics include: (a.) the business of babysitting; (b.) child development; (c.) safety and first aid; and (d.) fun and games. For more details or to register, please call 314-454-KIDS. 

Programs for Seniors - City of Wildwood - 2018

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! 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.

In mid-September, additional fitness classes were added, along with a new water fitness class now 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. If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact the Department of Planning and Parks at (636) 458-0440.

Hike and Seek for 2018 - City of Wildwood

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

OK Readers - Pay Attention to this One!!

The 9th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019. This popular run starts and finishes at LaSalle Springs Middle School and covers 13.1 miles of beautiful Wildwood trails! This run has become one of the top rated trail runs in the St. Louis Metro Area and has filled to capacity the last four (4) years. The  race is capped at three hundred (300) participants. You will not find a better trail running value than the Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run!! Organizers wanted to put on a quality trail running event that was challeging, fun, and affordable ….. and that has been accomplished. 

An unbelievable trail run, plenty of food and drink, finisher medals for everyone crossing the finish line, a wonderfully warm and comfortable hooded sweatshirt, and awards to the top three finishers in each of the five year age groups!! The run is doable by runners of any experience level, but will  present a subtle challenge to those wanting to be competitive! Runners will pass aid stations seven (7) times on the course, where water will be available, but if you want/require special needs, come self-contained! January 19, 2019 seems to be a long way off, but registration recently opened and a large number of veteran Frozen Feet runners immediately registered!! Needless to say, the event will likely fill long before 2019 even arrives!!!

So, if you are interested, register at your first opportunity. Registration can be done online at http://https://register.chronotrack.com/r/44926 or go to the Big River Running Company Website. Paper applications are also available and can be mailed to Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. The Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is a great event for those just breaking into trail running or doing their first half marathon. On the flip side, it is a fast, challenging course for the veteran trail runners wanting to be competitive. Put Frozen Feet on your calendar and register now! Questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440.  


<< COMMUNITY AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

SEVERAL GREAT EVENTS THIS WEEKEND IN WILDWOOD

Holiday Family Festival @ Living Word Church - December 15, 2018
Wildwood Family YMCA - Kids Night Out - Beginning in this September

Kids Night Out at the Wildwood Family YMCA
December 15, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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. One (1) 'Kids Night Out' remains in 2018 and will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to10:00 p.m.

Wildwood Historical Society Logo

WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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.

Wildwood Historical Society - Holiday Open House -December 16, 2018 - 11am to 4:00pm

Christmas Eve Services at Living Word Church

Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood, celebrates Christmas Eve on December 24, 2018, with a Family Worship Service (child led) at 5:00 p.m.; Traditional Candlelight Worship Services at 7:00 pm and 11 p.m.;, and a Contemporary Candlelight Worship Service at 9:00 p.m.  Childcare is provided at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for children, ages 2 and younger.  Please visit livingwordumc.org for more information.

Living Word Church - December 24, 2018 - Christmas Eve

Living Word Christmas Tree Lot is Now Open 

The Men’s Club at Living Word Church,17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood, is again hosting its Annual Christmas Tree Lot from now until Christmas. Tree lot hours are: Tuesday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Come pick out the best tree for your family and help support Men’s Club missions and scholarships. Please visit them online at livingwordumc.org.

Babler State Park's First Day Hike - January 1, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.
Wildwood Family YMCA - Preschool Enrichment

YMCA Preschool Enrichment
Morning and Afternoon Options Still Available

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 Area Lions Club - Dropbox - Wildwood City Hall

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

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

CITY COUNCIL ACTIVITY FROM ITS MEETING
ON DECEMBER 10, 2018

ORDINANCE #2415: AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE THE ATTACHED CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND USE LICENSE WITH THE MONARCH-CHESTERFIELD LEVEE DISTRICT FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE JOHN L. LeCAVE MEMORIAL TRAILHEAD, WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE TERMINUS OF THE MONARCH-CHESTERFIELD LEVEE TRAIL, ABUTTING CENTAUR ROAD, THEREBY ACCEPTING THOSE RESPONSIBILITIES DESCRIBED THEREIN.(Ward - One)

ORDINANCE #2416: AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE CITY OF WILDWOOD FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019. (Wards - All)

ORDINANCE #2417: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 415 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD (Zoning Ordinance); AMENDING CHAPTER 430 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD BY DELETING IT IN ITS ENTIRETY; ENACTING, IN LIEU THEREOF, A NEW CHAPTER 430; PROVIDING REGULATIONS FOR THE PLACEMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND MODIFICATION OF WIRELESS SUPPORT STRUCTURES WITHIN THE CITY; OTHER MATTERS PERTAINING THERETO. (Wards - All)

ORDINANCE #2418: AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH ACCELA, INC. FOR THE 2019 PURCHASE OF THIRTEEN (13) USER LICENSES FOR ON-GOING ACCESS AND USE OF THE PERMIT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPED FOR THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI.(Wards – All)

ORDINANCE #2422: AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI WITH TIM REINHOLD ENTERPRISES, LLC d/b/a T.R.E. Electric, LLC, FOR THE INSTALLATION OF UP TO THREE (3) UTILITY POLES IN THE AREAS OF ROCKY RIDGE DRIVE, OLD WILD HORSE CREEK ROAD, AND BABLER FOREST ROAD, AS PART OF THE CITY'S HIGH-SPEED INTERNET PROGRAM WITH BAYS ET AND WISPER ISP, THEREBY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THIS ESSENTIAL SERVICE TO THOSE HOUSEHOLDS LOCATED IN THESE SURROUNDING VICINITIES. Recommended by City Council(First Reading) (Wards One and Six)
 
ORDINANCE #2423: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, REVISING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2018, AND ENDING ON DECEMBER 31, 2018. Recommended by the City Administrator(First Reading) (Wards – All
 
ORDINANCE #2424: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR MODIFICATION OF HIGHWAY GUIDE SIGNS BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AND THE MISSOURI HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION PROVIDING FOR THE MODIFICATION OF THE LEGEND ON VARIOUS SIGNS ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAY 44.(Wards – All

ORDINANCE #2425: AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE A CONSULTANT/SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE VANDIVER GROUP, INC., FOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES FOR THE CITY OF WILDWOOD. Recommended byAdministration/Public Works Committee (First Reading) (Wards – All)
 
ORDINANCE #2426: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD WITH THROTTLENET, INC. FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) SERVICES. (Wards – All

RESOLUTION #2018-33: A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE AN AMENDED CONTRACT WITH JILL VON GRUBEN, OF THE WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FOR ADDITIONAL WORK ON THE WILDWOOD HISTORY BOOK THAT WAS REQUESTED BY THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING FOR THE 2018 CHAPTER OF IT.  (Wards – All)

RESOLUTION 2018-34: A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, ENCOURAGING THE MAYOR TO APPOINT RICK ARCHESKI TO THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION. Recommended by the City Council (Wards – All)

RESOLUTION 2018-35: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, DECLARING THE CITY’S PRIORITIES FOR FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE-MAINTAINED HIGHWAYS WITHIN THE CITY OF WILDWOOD; DIRECTING THAT SUCH PRIORITIES BE FORWARDED TO THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (MODOT); AND REQUESTING THAT MODOT CONSIDER THESE PRIORITIES WHEN PLANNING AND FUNDING IMPROVEMENTS TO STATE-MAINTAINED HIGHWAYS WITHIN THE CITY OF WILDWOOD.  (Wards – All)

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.

Old Pond School Paver Memorial

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.

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips from Ameren Missouri

As the holiday season approaches, Ameren Missouri is urging customers to make safety a factor in holiday decorating. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 12,000 people are treated at hospital emergency rooms for injuries, such as falls, cuts, and shocks, all being related to holiday lights, while Christmas trees are involved in nearly 300 fires annually, resulting in more than $10 million in property loss and damage. Click this link to view safety tips to keep in mind while decorating for the holidays - rwww.ameren.com/community-members/safety/home-safety-tips.


It's Dark Out There, Let's All Be Safe!

With the change in time, many of us walkers, runners, and bicyclists are now dealing with darkness during our outings. Please remember to use sidewalks, trails, and other pedestrian facilities, whenever available, and always remember to wear some type of reflective garment when you are out. Let's stay active out there, but be safe!

How to Keep Your Driveway Entrance
From Filling with Snow

Throughout the winter months, State, County, and City snowplow crews will be out clearing the highways, roads, and streets during and after each snowfall. Homeowners and other property owners will be clearing their driveways at the same time.

Many times, while this is going on, a snowplow truck will go by and fill in the end of a freshly cleared private driveway with snow from the roadway. This is not intentional, and there is a way this wintertime inconvenience can be minimized.

The diagram below shows how you can clear snow around the end or your driveway, opening a certain way to reduce the possibility that you will have to do very much re-clearing after a snowplow truck goes by on the road next to your driveway.

The idea is to place as much snow as possible when clearing your driveway, in the direction of travel downstream on your side of the roadway. Next is to clear an area upstream from your driveway opening to form a "pocket" for the snow from the roadway to go into instead of at the end of your driveway.

The result is more of the snow accumulation from clearing the roadway will go into this open pocket area and less will wind up at the end of your driveway.

A note of caution is in order. Please be extremely careful when working next to the roadway—especially when snowplowing operations are in progress.

Where We Stand by East-West Gateway Council of Governments

How does St. Louis compare to other metro regions across the country? That's the question the latest edition of Where We Stand seeks to answer across 130 metrics focused on the areas of economic development, workforce development and public safety. The report, released by East-West Gateway Council of Governments this month, provides critical context for conversations on the challenges and opportunities facing the St. Louis region. For more, visit Where We Stand's newly expanded web page, which provides the data tables in the eighth edition, along with those seen in previous editions, as well as, update reports, white papers, and past editions.  

<< SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
AND
 OPPORTUNITIES >>

Shoeman Water Projects - Wildwood City Hall is a Drop-Off Location

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

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. 

Recycle Those Broken or Old Holiday Lights

RECYCLE, DON'T THROW THEM OUT

Our holiday light recycling dumpster is in place and located at the south end of Wildwood Avenue (next to City Hall). Lights can be recycled through January 10, 2019. Feel free to dump your broken or unused holiday lights, as needed. 

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/.

As the Year Nears its End ...
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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