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Memorial Day - City Hall Closed on May 27, 2019

A Passing Affecting All of Us In Wildwood

Yesterday, City officials received the sad news that Ray Manton, Ward Two City Council Member, had passed suddenly. All of us here, whether peer, employee, friend, or family member, were shocked by the news and know we have lost a fierce fighter for Wildwood values and all this City has stood for over the years. Please include Mr. Manton, his wife, and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by us all!

Delay in Trash Service – Memorial Day Holiday

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, trash service will be delayed by one (1) day. If your normal pick-up is on Monday, your trash will be picked up on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. If your normal pick-up is on Tuesday, your trash will be picked-up on Wednesday, and so on. On Monday, June 3, 2019, the normal pick-up schedule will resume.

Let's Go Blues
Schedule of Meetings of the City of Wildwood - Week of May 20, 2019

WORK IS UNDERWAY!
State Route 109/State Route 100 Intersection Update

The contract for the construction of the two (2) roundabouts on State Route 109, a pedestrian tunnel under the same, and the widening of the existing bridge on State Route 109, over State Route 100, was awarded to Gershenson Construction Company by the State of Missouri. This project, and all of its components, is anticipated to be completed in approximately one (1) year. Traffic patterns will be altered in this area during construction, but all roadways are to remain open. A more detailed, but subject to change, timeline is provided below:

May 6th: Project Start – Preparation begins to shift traffic onto the west side of State Route 109 and the bridge.

June 3rd: Phase 1 Begins – Traffic is shifted onto the west side of State Route 109. Construction begins on the east side of the road and bridge. Two (2) lanes of traffic will be in place over the bridge. The traffic signal at the eastbound ramps and State Route 109 will remain in operation.


August 19th: Phase 2 begins – Traffic is shifted to east side of State Route 109. Construction begins on the west side of the road and bridge. Two (2) lanes of traffic will be in place over the bridge.The traffic signal at the eastbound ramps and State Route 109 will remain in operation.

Nov. 19th: Phase 3 begins – The bridge deck is completed, traffic is shifted back onto both sides of State Route 109 for the winter. Both new roundabouts will be in operation.

Feb 20th – May 15th: Work will include trail construction, bridge staining, girder painting, detention basin construction, landscaping, seeding, and sodding.

May 21st, 2020:  Project completed.

These projects have been in the planning, design, and engineering phases for over a year and are now underway. All are partially funded by grants, allowing Wildwood residents to obtain the most improvements for their taxpayer dollars. As with all construction projects, some inconvenience should be anticipated, so please slow down and remember safety first. Everyone benefits when we work together!
Music on MAIN - First Concert of the Year - May 17, 2019

DIRTY MUGGS IS HAPPENING IN WILDWOOD ... Tonight!

The first concert in the City’s Music on Main Series is tonight! Join us on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in front of City Hall for a free concert, featuring Dirty Muggs. The City will continue the tradition of complimentary soda, water, Kettle Korn, snow cones and, of course, delicious hot dogs, but quantities are limited. Here’s a few other tips for a great night:

- Coolers are okay, but no glass.
- No dogs, please! 
- Bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes! 
- Portable restrooms will be available. 
- There is plenty of parking in the parking garage, which is conveniently located across the street from Wildwood City Hall. 

Hope to see you there!

Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event
 is Tomorrow - May 18, 2019 @
St. Louis Community College - Wildwood Campus

STLCC - Wildwood and the City of Wildwood's Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event - May 18, 2019

Rural Internet Access Committee

Meeting Date is Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Wildwood City Hall Community Room @ 6:30 p.m.

The Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) was unable to meet on its planned April 24, 2019 date due to scheduling conflicts. The meeting was going to be held to discuss the progress of the consultant's work on solutions and costs for access to high-speed internet for the rural areas of Wildwood, along with offering greater options for all residents. The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., and will be at City Hall's Community Room. All are welcome to attend and hear/participate in the meeting's topics.

Wildwood Farmers Market Opens - 05-25-2019

IT IS ALMOST TIME ... May 25, 2019 ... Next Saturday
THE WILDWOOD FARMERS MARKET OPENS SOON

Saturday, May 25, 2019, is the first weekend to get fresh, locally grown and raised produce, meat, eggs, and more at the Wildwood Farmers Market! The market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, and located in Town Center Area of the City, along Plaza Drive, west of Fountain Place (you can type the address 221 Plaza Drive into your favorite navigation app to help you find it). The market will run from May 25, 2019 to October 5, 2019. Be sure to follow the Wildwood Farmers Market on Facebook to see a weekly list of vendors that will be at it, learn more about the vendors at the market, and to receive other updates about its fun and educational activities.

Pool Passes are Available at Ballwin and Ellisville

Pool Passes Are Now Available @ Ballwin and Ellisville

Swimming pool passes are now available at two (2) exciting locations for the summer of 2019! Once again, the cities of Ellisville and Ballwin have graciously agreed to make their incredible pool facilities available to the residents of Wildwood. Pool passes for the City of Ellisville, at the Edge Aquatic Center, went on sale February 25, 2019 and passes for the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center in Ballwin went on sale on March 1, 2019.  For information on these passes, visit this link: https://www.cityofwildwood.com/575/Swimming-Pool-Passes. Thanks to our neighboring municipalities for their hospitality and participation in the pool pass program!

Summer Tour of Wildwood Businesses - Passport Program

<< Municipal Updates >>

Special Election Scheduled for June 4, 2019
... Ward One Voters ...

At the April 2, 2019 Municipal Election, candidates Larry Brost and David Hudson tied. The St. Louis County Board of Elections certified the tie and began working with the candidates and the City of Wildwood on scheduling a Special Election. Through the cooperation of the two (2) candidates and the St. Louis County Board of Elections, a June 4, 2019 date has been established for this Special Election. A single polling place has been selected, which is Wildwood Middle School, being located at 17401 Manchester Road. The St. Louis County Board of Elections will be providing mailings to all registered voters about this election, including information about times and the location.

A copy of the sample ballot can be accessed by clicking this link - Ward One Sample Ballot.


A map to Wildwood Middle School can be accessed by clicking this link - Map to Wildwood Middle School Polling Location.

Waste Connections Approved
as the New City of Wildwood Residential Waste Hauler
... Effective August 1, 2019 ...

As approved by the City Council, and effective on August 1, 2019, Waste Connections will become the residential waste hauler for the City of Wildwood. The new waste hauler agreement with Waste Connections includes a period of two (2) years, with an option to extend for three (3) additional years. Weekly collection of trash and recycling will continue, and collection days will not change.

With the new agreement, on August 1, 2019, residents can expect a reduction in their monthly bills for basic services (trash and recycling) from $17.20/month to $16.05/month.  The current 15% senior discount will be retained. However, with the change to Waste Connections, the City Council approved switching the recycling program from dual-stream back to single-stream, and, therefore, the additional recycling containers provided to residents for that purpose will need to be recovered.

Residents will receive a series of letters from Waste Connections with details regarding the changeover process. The first of these letters will be at the beginning of June, followed by others at the end of June, beginning of July, and, if needed, at the end of July. Please make sure you review these letters, given they will provide all of the details about the transition and how Waste Connections can serve your specific needs.

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MERIDIAN WASTE SERVICES - Fiber Carts
Cart corrections can still be requested; so, if you do not want the new cart, received the incorrect cart size, or would like to swap it for a different size, please contact the Dedicated Wildwood Customer Care Agent, Heath Goodrich, at 314-291-3131, Ext. 2432, or via email at HGoodrich@MeridianWaste.com.

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

UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2019 ...
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, drop-off locations have been setup throughout Wildwood for this material; otherwise, it can be placed in the trash.

The locations for drop-off of extra fiber materials and glass are in place and include the following:

> Wildwood Community Park - 2153 Highway 109 (63038);
> Anniversary Park - 16511 Clayton Road (63011);
> Bluff View Park - 1900 Old State Road (63038); and

> Terminus of Wildwood Avenue, between City Hall and the B&B Theatre (63040).


Cost: Meridian residential customers will see an increased cost of $0.50/month, until August 1, 2019, when Waste Connections, the City's new provider, assumes service. 

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.

A Friendly Reminder ... on Toters

City officials are aware of the number of waste toters most residential properties have now with the introduction of dual steam recycling. However, the City has a regulation regarding the toters storage. This regulation is provided below for your review. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact City Hall at (636) 458-0440. Please be respectful of your neighbors and help us keep Wildwood the beautiful place it is today! Thank you for your cooperation. Regulation is as follows: 

Section 230.070 Storage and Placement of Waste Containers, Tree Waste and Firewood. [Ord. No. 532 §1, 5-26-1999]

A. Residential solid waste containers and tree waste shall be stored upon the premises where the waste was generated unless written permission for storage on other premises is obtained from a person having authority to grant such permission. The containers shall be stored in a place not visible from the street which the residential structure faces. Residential solid waste containers shall be placed at the curb or street frontage, except as otherwise required by the Director for collection. Solid waste containers and bundles of tree waste permitted by this Chapter shall be placed at the curb or street frontage, not more than twelve (12) hours prior to the regularly scheduled collection day. Waste containers shall be returned to their appropriate storage places no later than 12:00 Midnight on the day of collection.

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

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 ***
Streaming Live

The 'livestreaming' of City meetings has continued though 2019, after beginning in 2018, but over the last few weeks, issues have arisen. The City is aware of these issues and been working with the company that provides the platform and equipment for this media service, but it appears a major problem exists in its system. While that problem is being addressed by the company, the meetings of the City are being recorded and then uploaded to the City's website for review. Please click the links below to view current and past recorded meetings: Wildwood Livestream. Meetings since May 13, 2019, please click this new link - Wildwood Livestreams. Again, meetings that occurred prior to May 13, 2019, please click this link - Wildwood Livestream Archives.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS UPDATE

Three (3) major projects are underway. These projects include the following:


Manchester Road Streetscape - Phase 3

The length of  roadway from the Taylor Road Roundabout to Eatherton Road. Major improvements to existing roadway include sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes. Ameren Missouri has completed its utility relocations, while Missouri American Water Company, Spectrum (Charter Communications), and AT&T continue to proceed forward as well. 

Wildwood Community Park - Phase 3

Great Meadow Area; new utilities, shelters, parking area, and further trail connections. The City's selected contractor has completed the installation of the water line, electrical service, and stormwater improvements.

John L. LeCave Memorial Trailhead

Located at the foot of the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee, on its southern end, this trailhead will provide fifty (50) parking spaces, safe trail access onto and from Centaur Road, and small shelters for shade, along with restroom facilities. Despite the wet Spring weather, the trailhead is nearing completion and expected to open for public use in June. 

Strecker Road Bridge Project - Beginning May 28, 2019

  • This summer, the City of Wildwood will close Strecker Road to through traffic between Clayton Road and Valley Road.  
  • The closure will be in effect for approximately 90 days to allow for replacement of the existing bridge over Caulks Creek by the City’s contractor, Gershenson Construction. 
  • A hard closure will be in place at the project site, between Dresser Hill Drive and Quaethem Drive. A signed detour will direct traffic to use Clayton Road and Valley Road. 
  • The existing bridge, which is in poor condition, will be replaced by a wider bridge that includes 5’ shoulders. 
  • This project, which is expected to cost about $800,000, is funded through a federal grant, which will reimburse the City for 80% of eligible project costs.
  • Please exercise caution whenever in work areas.  Safety is all of our priorities. 


Map of Strecker Road Bridge Closure Area
City of Wildwood Planning and Zoning Commission - New Start Time - 7:00 p.m.

... NEW START TIME ...
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Starting May 20, 2019, Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are always welcome to attend Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, the more the merrier!


Better Together - City/County Merger

ORGANIZERS HIT THE 'PAUSE' BUTTON

It has been in the news for several months now, with many people objecting to the planned merger and how the plan for it was developed. This week, the organizers decided to 'pause' the process and reconsider how public input had been received. Although no timeframes have been provided by the organizers of Better Together, the City of Wildwood is committed to following that process to its conclusion and working to preserve those City assets that make this community unique.

In the past, the City of Wildwood had passed a Resolution on March 11, 2019 that stated it did not support this plan for the merger. 

RESOLUTION #2019-15
A RESOLUTION BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, OPPOSING THE PROPOSED “BETTER TOGETHER” PLAN.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

  Section One. The City of Wildwood incorporated in 1995 to preserve the quality of life in an area and environment in which the residents live and to promote the safety of all residents.
  Section Two. The City of Wildwood incorporated to provide accountability to the residents. To place the responsibility for governance with the people of the area so that each would have a voice that would be heard by local, responsible representatives. Not being governed by some distant board or Council.
  Section Three. The City of Wildwood also incorporated in 1995 to protect the many varied assets of the area.
  Section Four. The City of Wildwood also incorporated to create a new model for municipal government. One which limits the sprawl of government while serving its constituents.
  Section Five. That the City Council of the City of Wildwood adamantly opposes the Better Together plan that would eliminate the clear mandate that the residents of Wildwood voted for in 1995.
  Section Six. The City Clerk is hereby directed to transmit a copy of the results of this Resolution to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, U. S. Senator Josh Hawley, U. S. Representative Ann Wagner, Governor Mike Parson, State Senator Andrew Koenig, State Senator Dave Schatz, State Representative Shamed Dogan, State Representative Bruce DeGroot, State Representative Dottie Bailey, County Executive Steve Stenger and County Council Member Mark Harder.
  Section Seven. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
Municipal League of Metro St. Louis - Resolution on Merger Plan

WILDWOOD PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Preserving Wildwood Values, Character, and Assets
VIDEOS OF ALL MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION
ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE

This group of citizen volunteers was nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council at its meeting on March 11, 2019. The purpose of this Commission is to develop strategies to protect Wildwood's assets and character, i.e. watersheds, woodlands, topography, parks, and infrastructure, if the St. Louis City/County merger is ever approved by voters. The group of individuals will review and make recommendations to the City Council on any strategies they determine are feasible.
Commission Members

  • Patrick McGinnis, Ward One
  • Paul Bernache, Ward Two
  • Dave Jenkins, Ward Three
  • Jack Clark, Ward Four
  • Anthony Hough, Ward Five
  • Molly Ruhnquist, Ward Six
  • William Munroe, Chair, Ward Seven
  • Dennis Hrubes, Ward Eight
  • Ray Manton, City Council Liaison
  • Steve Taylor, City Council Liaison

Staffing to the Commission will include a multi-disciplinary team of current City Team Members.

May 16, 2019 Meeting Information - This group held its fourth meeting on May 16, 2019, at Wildwood City Hall. The Commission Members continued their discussions on Wildwood's assets and priorities and how to preserve them for the future. This meeting was 'live-streamed.' Please click on the provided link to watch this discussion - Livestreams of WPC.

Agendas & Minutes - View all Agendas and Minutes

Want more information on this Commission and other merger news? Every two (2) weeks, the City Council of Wildwood is provided an update by City officials, which is part of its Work Session agendas. Just visit the City's website and navigate to the upcoming City Council meeting and check out the Work Session agenda for this summary. The link for these agendas is: Agenda Center.

Subdivision Street Slab Replacement
Work Began on April 1, 2019
and is Ahead of Schedule!

The City's Department of Public Works began its annual concrete slab street replacement program on April 1, 2019, which is authorized by City Council. The subdivisions, where work continues at this time, and will through the summer, are as follows:

> Westglen Farms, Winding Trails, and Wynncrest Subdivisions - May timeframe;

> Crown Pointe Estates, Enclaves at Cherry Hills, Fairhaven, and Nantucket Subdivisions - June timeframe.

During this work, please be conscientious of the workers and drive slowly and safely in all marked work zones. Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated by the City and its contractors. If you have any questions, please contact the City's Department of Public Works, Scott or Brendan, at (636) 458-0440. Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation!

Economic Development News from the City of Wildwood

> The “Craft” Restaurant (a new, upscale bar and grill at 16524 Manchester Road) opened for business on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Schnucks Wildwood Crossing.  Stop on by and enjoy the food, drink, and company.

> The business, Code Ninjas: Wildwood (at 16747 Main Street) is now open.

> The business, Against Gravity, (a new, personal trailer facility at 16497 Clayton Road) is now open for business at Winding Trails Centre, (northeast corner of Strecker and Clayton Roads).

The business, Travel Tyme, (a new travel agency at 2474 Taylor Road), is scheduled to open at Dierbergs Town Center in a May/June 2019 timeframe.

> The business, Arsenal Business Growth LLC, has signed a lease for a new office space at 2646 Highway 109, in Westridge Office Centre.

> The business, Modern Image Method, has signed a lease for a new medical spa at 17193 New College Avenue, in the Wildwood Square Center. 

> The Butler Durrell Security business has moved into their new and expanded freestanding building at 16941 Manchester Road.

> The Wildwood Early Learning Center is expanding its daycare business that is located at 16930 Manchester Road to add an extra 2,300 square feet to its footprint, allowing this business to accommodate an extra 27 children on a regular basis.

> The Hidden Valley Ski Resort is making progress on the construction of the new 4-line ZipTour Course and hopes to kick off operations by Memorial Day Weekend.

> The Cherry Hills Family Eyecare facility is busy with its interior buildout of its new and expanded space at 16508 Manchester Road, in Schnucks Wildwood Crossing.

> The Simmons Bank completed its $172 million acquisition of Reliance Bank on Friday, April 12, 2019.  As such, the existing Reliance Bank Branch at 2675 Westglen Farms Drive, in Wildwood, has now been re-branded to Simmons Bank.

Working to Foster and Preserve our Public Tree Inventory

This Spring, the City completed two (2) projects, with assistance from a $25,000.00 TRIM (Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance) grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The first project replaced 92 ash trees, with a variety of species, as part of the City's Emerald Ash Borer Preparedness Program. The second project included the installation of structural soil, as a pilot project, on a single block within the Town Center Area, in an effort to grow healthier street trees within the limited sidewalk space. The City would like to thank MDC for its funding, along with Gamma Tree Experts and L. Krupp Construction for their great work on these projects.  Thanks to you all for using caution in our work areas, while we work hard to improve the City and its public tree inventory.


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

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

Over the past two (2) years, the City has continued offering installments of 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 is  posted on the City's website periodically (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). Thank you!

Pop Up Event - Ticket to Fun - City of Wildwood

It's Time for a Pop Up Event ... Ends Today ... Still Time 

Have fun exploring some new places in our beautiful City!

You have until May 17, 2019, to find six (6) locations around the City of Wildwood and complete your ticket to FUN! Download the ticket here and print it at home, or stop by City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040) and pick one up during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

On the ticket, six (6) locations around the City of Wildwood are described. Travel to these locations and find the "stamp" that has been placed there on the wooden post. Trace the stamp on your ticket, and proceed to the next location until you find all six (6)! Turn your completed ticket into City Hall before May 17, 2019, or turn it in at the City Tent, at the first Music on Main Concert, which is on May 17th, between 6:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. The Music on Main Concert takes place directly in front of City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040). A completed ticket earns you an entry into a drawing on May 20, 2019 for an awesome prize, and it also earns you an entry into a drawing at the end of the year for the grand prize! Winners of the drawing will be contacted by telephone.

Early Childhood Recreation Program – A Zoo For You! – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ COMMUNITY PARK!

The registration is now open for the May Early Childhood Recreation Program – A Zoo For You!  A Zoo For You is a children’s petting zoo and will be bringing numerous kid-friendly farm animals for the children to pet and interact with, which is always a hit with the kids!  This petting zoo will be on May 22nd this year, so please register so you can join us!  Sign up your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program. There will be two sessions held on May 22nd only – at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., each lasting one hour.  This program will take place at the Wildwood Dog Park inside Community Park.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child during the program.  If you’re interested, please sign up at: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs.  Space is limited!  Questions, please call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.


GreenRock Trail Challenge - Saturday, June 1, 2019
National Trails Day in Wildwood

The Annual Green Rock Trail Challenge Hike is scheduled for June 1, 2019. Registration opened for the Green Rock Trail Challenge Hike on May 1, 2019. This Annual National Trails Day Event is extremely popular and filled quickly this year, but there is a Waiting List, so if you are still interested, please sign up now! The GreenRock Trail Challenge is capped at 150 participants. Registration can be found at www.cityofwildwood.com/greenrock. The event starts/finishes at the Muckerman Shelter, in Greensfelder Park, 4515 Hencken Road, Wildwood, MO  63069. Participants are asked to arrive at 7:30 a.m. (or earlier) for a light breakfast, t-shirt pickup, and preparation for the hike. Hikers will be bussed to the start of the hike at Rockwoods Reservation. The buses will leave the Muckerman Shelter promptly at 8:00 a.m.!! This hike is approximately 6.5 miles long and it covers some very beautiful terrain. The hike can be enjoyed by anyone, of any age, but please keep in mind, it does require a reasonable fitness level. Please note, this hike is not a casual stroll on an asphalt path!!  Weather/temperature and a varying terrain have great influence over the level of difficulty that might be encountered during this event. Dogs are not allowed to be part of the hike for various reasons, such as the bus ride and food heading up the list of explanations. Also, while parents are the best judge, we do not encourage carrying infants on the hike. This event can be a tiny bit strenuous for some, but there is a great lunch at the end, which makes it all worth the effort! There is no cost to participate in the GreenRock Trail Challenge, but you must register! Registration is full, but a Wait List is forming. Register at  www.cityofwildwood.com/greenrock starting May 1, 2019 at 8:00am!  Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Celebrate Wildwood - August 24, 2019 - Saturday

The 2019 Celebrate Wildwood Event will be here before we know it! This year, all of your favorite features of years past will take place in an action-packed day --- Saturday, August 24th! 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!  So come out and celebrate our City with us!  We hope to see you there!

Pavilion Rentals
Get Into the Great Outdoors

With the recent Summer-like temperatures, its a great time to plan your outdoor venue with your families and friends at a beautiful park to celebrate milestones, such as birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events, but register now, 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 >>

Miller Haus is Open - 2612 East Avenue

Babler State Park - May Programs
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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.

Next Program - May 21, 2019 - Christopher Alan Gordon, Writer at the Missouri Historical Society. Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St.  Louis -1849.

Don't worry, the remainder of 2019 has great programs scheduled for every month, so check back in next week for the list.

Wildwood Historical Society - Next Event on May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
WHS Benefit Car Show - Sunday, July 14, 2019

2nd Annual Car Show 
Sponsored by the Wildwood Historical Society
and Focus Marines Foundation 
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

This fun event assists two (2) great organizations that are dedicated to service. The Car Show is only part of the fun. Each donation also allows a visit to the Wildwood Historical Society's Museum, which is located on the site, along with food and drink being available for sale, with an air-condition hall to enjoy it in, if you choose, There will be a bake sale, 50/50 drawing, and attendance prizes. Type of vehicles permitted: IT has wheels - IT has a motor - WE want it! For show information, please call John at (636) 458-4350.
Living Word Church - Grief Share Program

Living Word Church Hosts 'GriefShare'

GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, will meet April 15, 2019 through July 15, 2019, on Mondays, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood.  To register visit www.livingwordumc.org.

Living Word Church - Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 25th Anniversary of its Early Childhood Center

Living Word Early Childhood Center's
25th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Living Word ECC, 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood, has been making a difference in the lives of families in our community for 25 years! We started as Ellisville United Methodist Church Preschool! We want to celebrate big and have a GREAT day of celebration planned!! We are inviting everyone to join us for worship at either the 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Worship service on May 19, 2019. Immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service – 3:00 p.m., the church will have an outdoor celebration, including bounce houses, food trucks, yard games, face painting, preschool tours, etc. Everyone in the community is invited and we hope you and your family will have time to stop by. For more information, please visit www.livingwordumc.org.

Bandana Bash is Back - June 8, 2019
Bandana Bash - Details

BANDANA BASH IS BACK - Leukemia 24/7

Mark your calendar for the Bandana Bash and attend a fun-filled day and support Leukemia 24-7. The event includes a Bags Tournament, Live Music, a Live Auction, Food & Drinks, a Bone Marrow Drive, and Kids Activities. Details on the day’s events, and how to register a team for the tournament, can be found in the flier above and on the event website at: https://www.leukemia24-7.com/bandana-bash.

Living Word Church - Wildwood, Missouri

Youth Choir Tour at Living Word Church - June 9, 2019

The Great Awakening High School Youth Choir will present its tour, “Resurrected,” at Living Word Church (17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood), on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. God’s Word will be shared through music and drama.  For more information, please visit www.livingwordumc.org.


Living Word Church - Summer Camps and Other Activities

Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region
Get Your Early Bird Tickets Today!

Paddle for a Cause: Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Join us for a fun-filled float on the Missouri River, from Sioux Passage Park to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area!

The Open Space Council is excited to offer attendees the choice of floating in a Big Muddy Adventures signature Voyageur Canoe or a 2-person canoe. The Open Space Council will provide the canoes, with shuttling service, life jackets, and food & drinks for a delicious picnic lunch following the float. This event is the perfect opportunity to share a summertime float on the Missouri River with your family and friends!

Tickets are $55/adults & $25/children age 15 and under

All ticket sales benefit Operation Clean Stream, our annual river cleanup and restoration event in the Meramec Watershed. Thanks to Big Muddy Adventures, the Gramophone, and St. Louis County Parks for their partnership on this event!
St. Louis Bicycle Works' Bike Drive in Wildwood - June 22, 2019

Bicycle Drive by St. Louis Bicycle Works– June 22, 2019

The City of Wildwood is partnering with St. Louis Bicycle Works to host a bicycle drive to collect adult and children’s bicycles, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon), on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  Bring any bicycle you’d like to donate to Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street) during this time. Your donations will benefit children and young adults in the St. Louis Region by giving them an opportunity to receive a bicycle by completing the Earn-A-Bike Program. Bicycle Works provided over 1,700 bikes in 2018 and needs your help to continue their efforts to provide positive outcomes in our community.  

St. Louis Bicycle Works is made possible through volunteers who provide countless hours in the community bike shop to ensure bikes are available for distribution. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about St. Louis Bicycle Works, go to www.BWorks.org.  Questions about the Bicycle Drive on June 22nd, please call Gary or Amanda at (636) 458-0440.

Living Word Church - Vacation Bible School - June 24 through 28, 2019

LIVING WORD’S VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
JUNE 24 though 28, 2019

VBS 2019 at Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood, will be “To Mars and Beyond:  Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You.” Your children, ages 3 – 5th grade, are invited to join us on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them. Along the journey, Voyagers discover a new realm of possibilities, as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God. Join us on June 24 through June 28, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) for stories of Jesus, great games, crazy science experiments, crafts, music, and mission opportunities. The cost is $35.00 and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is June 14, 2019. To register please visit www.livingwordumc.org.


Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)
Aegis Therapies - Helpful Tips from a Wildwood Business

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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.  

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 OPPORTUNITIES >>

Plastic Pot Recycling

Recycle your plastic garden pots, cell packs, and trays. Just follow these easy steps and landfill space is preserved for the future:

  • Collect your plastic gardening containers, such as cell packs, pots and trays.

  • Empty soil, rocks, and plant material out of all containers.

  • Remove metal hangers or other foreign materials.

  • Plastic plant tags should be nestled inside pots.

  • Take them to a collection point, which are many, including Lowe's Home Improvement Centers and many local nurseries throughout the region. Please click this link for more information on St. Louis Area nurseries that provide this service - www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/gardening-in-st.-louis/plastic-pot-recycling.aspx.

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.
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. 

Be Local and Loyal ... Both Good Things!
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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