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The City of Wildwood can be reached via telephone by calling (636) 458-0440, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on its website, 24/7, at this link: CityofWildwood.


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Schedule of Public Meetings for the City of Wildwood - Week of February 11, 2019
Hidden Valley-Wildwood Family Day - February 24, 2019

WILDWOOD FAMILY SNOW SPORTS DAY
AT HIDDEN VALLEY

This annual event is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2019. A limited number of tickets will be distributed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Visit the link below for full details on how to participate in the ticket lottery.Ticket Lottery Information.


City Council Candidate Forum - February 27, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

City Council Candidate Forum

A Candidate Forum for those running for the office of City Council Member, will be held at City Hall on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. For those who can't attend, the forum will be broadcast live. Click here to access the broadcast of this informative election event -Candidate Forum Channel.


<< MUNICIPAL UPDATES >>

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CITY OF WILDWOOD RECYCLING UPDATE
... WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER ...

Dual Stream Recycling Now Effective April 1, 2019

In response to resident feedback, the Wildwood City Council voted on January 14th to implement the following dual-stream curbside recycling program on April 1. The new recycling program means that Meridian residential customers are requested to use two separate recycling containers - one for plastics & metals (Rigids) and one for paper & cardboard (Fiber) collected on alternating weeks.  This program will result in cleaner, less contaminated recyclables, which will create more local and regional markets willing to accept this material, in lieu of shipping overseas.

Summary of Dual-Stream Recycling ... 

Rigid Recyclables
When: Beginning the week of April 1, 2019
Where: Curbside every other week (on alternate weeks as the “Fiber” material pickup)
What: "Rigid" materials will be collected as follows:

o        Plastics containers containing the recycling code 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 (non-black)
o        Aluminum
o        Tin and steel cans

Fiber Recyclables
When: Beginning the week of April 8, 2019
Where: Curbside every other week (on alternate weeks as the “Rigid” material pickup)
What: "Fiber" materials will be collected as follows

o        Cardboard
o        Mixed papers

Glass: If residents wish to recycle glass, Meridian Waste will be establishing a few drop-off locations throughout Wildwood for this material; otherwise it can be placed in the trash. The locations for drop-off of glass will be announced soon.

Additional Recycle Bin:  Meridian residential customers will receive an additional 65-gallon recycle toter by April 1st, with an option to increase this size to 95-gallons.

Cost: Meridian residential customers will see an increased cost of $0.50/month, until August 1, 2019, when a new long-term contract is established through a competitive bidding process. 

Residents will receive a letter from the City of Wildwood describing the program in more detail. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at recycling@cityofwildwood.com or visit the recycling page of our website: https://www.cityofwildwood.com/1870/Recycling-Information


Election Information
April 2019 Municipal Election

Filing has Closed 

The following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member (1-15-2019):


Ward One:
Larry Brost
David Hudson

Ward Two:
Lauren Edens 
Tony Salvatore 

Ward Three:
Tammy Shea*
Kenneth E. Remy

Ward Four:
Jean Vedvig
Katie Dodwell*

Ward Five:
Dave Bertolino*
Ed Marshall

Ward Six:
R. Jon Bopp*
Debra Quarternik
Rob Arthur


Ward Seven:
Crystal McCune

Ward Eight:
Joe Garritano*
Chris Young

*Indicates incumbent 


Come to the Mayor's Coffee
They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street
Next Coffee with the Mayor - Thursday, March 7, 2019

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 Joe Vujnich at (636) 458-0440, or visit the following link - Cityofwildwood.com/708/Wildwood-2020.

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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 ***
Streaming Live

The City Council recently authorized the addition of Livestream equipment in the City Hall's Community  Room, where many of Wildwood's boards, commissions, and committees meet. This additional equipment will now allow almost the full schedule of the City's public meetings to be streamed for your viewing. 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: Wildwood Livestream.


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Your Story in Wildwood is Important

The next chapter (and fourth) in the Wildwood History Book covers the era from the Roaring 20's to 1990. The first three (3) chapters of this book covered eras that occurred many, many years ago. However, now, with this next chapter, many residents and others have been in this area and remain today. This era and the residents from it allows the City a unique opportunity for all us. If you would like, please write down a thought or two (2) about a special time, a special place, or some other memory you have about this area from this timeframe, submit it for consideration, and it may end up in the book. Your prose does not have to be anything fancy, but just your impressions of what made, and makes, this area special. Please forward these short paragraphs, with your name and contact information, to Kathy Arnett at kathy@cityofwildwood.com.Thank you in advance for your participation. 

Better Together - City/County Merger

It has been in the news and many people are discussing this important issue for the region. The report that has been prepared by the group advocating this merger can be found at the following link - Better Together Report.

The City of Wildwood passed a Resolution in 2017 that stated it did not support a Statewide vote on this matter, but rather let the residents of the region impacted by its outcome have the voice. See below regarding Wildwood's position on this important matter. 
City Council Resolution #2017-38
City Council Resolution #2017-38

<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

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Pop-Up Events Brought to You by the City of Wildwood

In 2018, the City continued its popular Pop-Up Events. Many of you participated and the Department of Planning and Parks wants to say THANK YOU! Your feedback and input was appreciated as well and all of us here at City Hall hope you enjoyed them. 

Information about 2019 Pop-Up Events will be posted on the City's website soon (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). Please check back after the first of the New Year for more information. Thank you!

Wildwood Half-Marathon Rescheduled

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run 
Tomorrow - Saturday - February 9, 2019

Packet pick-up for the scheduled February 9th race is  available today, February 8, 2019 (Friday), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Wildwood City Hall, as well as the morning of the race at the venue, prior to the wave start @ 8:00 a.m., sharp. Thank you for participating in this fun race. For more information about this event, click here: www.cityofwildwood.com/frozenfeet.

Early Childhood Recreation Programming - February 13 and 14, 2019 - Pottery Painting


2019 Early Childhood Recreation Program
Pottery Painting

The registration is open for the first program of the new year - 2019 – pottery painting. Register your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program!  Each child will get to choose a piece of pottery to paint. That Painting Spot will fire the painted pottery in its kiln, and return it to City Hall for the children to pick up, so they can keep and use their masterpiece! This program is on February 13 and 14, 2019. There will be a 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., sessions on both days. Each session is the same and lasts approximately 45 minutes. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. If you’re interested, please sign up at: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.


Cabin Fever Hike - February 23, 2019, Saturday

The 2019 Cabin Fever Hike is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2019. Mother Nature can sometimes exert influence over this event, but when she allows us to proceed, it is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! There will be several hiking options registrants can choose from on the morning of the hike or just explore the area on your own and trek any distance you wish! Registration for the Cabin Fever Hike is open, as of 8:00 a.m. today! This event fills up quick, so register now at www.cityofwildwood.com/programs.  Please note the event is free, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The event will have a rolling check-in/start time. You may check-in and start your hike any time between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., at the Al Foster Memorial Trailhead. Warm drinks, water, and snacks will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Open Space Council - Honeysuckle Eradication - Meramec Greenway - April 6, 2019 - Come Out and Volunteer

<< COMMUNITY AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

Babler State Park - Backyard Bird Count - February 16, 2019
Bethel United Methodist Church - Pancake and Sausage Supper - February 16, 2019
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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 - February 19, 2019 Program @ 7:00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE
WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR 2019
(January through May 2019)


March 19, 2019 - Kenneth Johnson - Serenade to City Lights. Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras From the Dance Hall Era in Missouri. There is footage of Stovall’s in presentation.

April 13, 2019 - Kiwanis Club and Wildwood Historical Society TRIVIA NIGHT! Watch for more details later in 2019.

April 16, 2019 - Laine Boyd - author of Way Beyond the Blue.

May 21, 2019 - Christopher Alan Gordon, Writer at the Missouri Historical Society. Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St.  Louis -1849.
Taste of West County - Lafayette High School - February 25, 2019
Living Word Church - Not Your Average Joe Service - March 3, 2019

Living Word Church Kid’s Musical

Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood, presents “Not Your Average Joe!” on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 10:30 am. First through 5th grade children will lead worship, with this telling of the Old Testament story of Joseph, retold in the exuberant times and music of the 50’s. Please visit www.livingwordumc.org for more information.

Living Word Church - Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday Worship Service

Living Word’s Ash Wednesday Worship Service will be at 7:00 p.m. on March 6, 2019. Childcare (Birth – Age 5) and LW Kids (Grades 1 through 5) begin at 6:45 p.m. The church is located at 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood. All are welcome! For more information, please visit www.livingwordumc.org.


Wildwood Family YMCA - Trivia Night - March 8, 2019
Great Programming @ Babler State Park - March through April 2019
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 >>

Grants Awarded to City for
Street Tree Replacements & Improvements

The City was awarded two (2) grants from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) Grant Program for 2019, which total $25,000.00. These funds will be used to replace street trees, in anticipation of the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer’s arrival in our area, and improve planting conditions at many of the City's street tree locations in the Town Center Area (this grant is for a pilot project). A direct mailer will be sent to those property owners directly impacted by the removal and replacement of the Ash Trees. For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, visit: www.cityofwildwood.com/eab.

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.

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.  
Driveway Diagram for Snow Removal by City

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 of 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.


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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/.

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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. 

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/.

With the Start of 2019, Resolve to Stay Local ...
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. To contact City Hall by telephone, please call (636) 458-0440.

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