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<< New or Time-Sensitive Items >>

Results from the June 4, 2019 Special Election - Ward One

Larry Brost has been declared the official winner of the Ward 1 Special Election, held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The City received the certification of the results from the St. Louis County Board of Elections today (June 7, 2019). The official vote count was:
  • Larry Brost received 433 votes (60.5%)
  • David Hudson received 283 votes (39.5%)
For information, Ward 1 has 3,780 registered voters, 716 of whom voted in the Special Election. This turnout equates to a total of 18.9% of registered voters in Ward One that participated in the Special Election. Thanks to both of the candidates for being willing to serve and congratulations to Mr. Brost.
City of Wildwood, Missouri Public Meeting Schedule for the Week of June 10, 2019

COMMUNITY PARK ROAD TO CLOSE ON JUNE 12, 2019 ... ... THEN RE-OPENS ON JUNE 15, 2019

Work relating to Phase Three of Community Park will require the park access road, between the playground area, near Bonhomme Creek, and Lafayette Trails Drive, to be closed from June 12, 2019, starting at 7:00 a.m., to June 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. The closure is necessary to make a needed connection to the roadway from the new parking lot that is located in the Great Meadow Area. Thank you for your patience during this inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Planning and Parks at (636) 458-0440. 

We Have an App for That - Wildwood Parks and Recreation - Now Available

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

Work is underway on this major road, bridge, and pedestrian project at the center of the City. With the first lane shifts completed, traffic patterns are new and delays are occurring in this location. The City and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are monitoring the situation in terms of backups and lengths of time vehicles are queued at the traffic signals to ensure circulation through the area remains reasonable and safe.

Please be advised that surrounding streets and the Community Park Access Road are being monitored closely by the St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct - to ensure that speed limits are not being exceeded and drivers remain safe. Additionally, the Community Park Road is not intended for cut-through traffic and violators will be ticketed, if stopped by police personnel. 

May 30, 2019 - The first set of lane shifts began on the State Route 109 bridge, over State Route 100, on May 30, 2019, which will reduce the total number of lanes from three (3) to two (2).


August 19, 2019: 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. 19, 2019: 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 20, 2020 – May 15, 2020: Work will include trail construction, bridge staining, girder painting, detention basin construction, landscaping, seeding, and sodding.

May 212020:  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!
Wildwood Farmers Market - Come On Out!

WILDWOOD FARMERS MARKET ...
EVERY SATURDAY, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 5TH

Each weekend you can now find 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 12:00 p.m. (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 every Saturday, 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.

Rural Internet Access Update

The City’s consultant, CTC Technology and Energy, provided an update to the Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) on May 22, 2019, which highlighted possible approaches to extending high-speed internet service to the underserved and non-served areas of Wildwood. This update and presentation identified eight (8) possible approaches to bring high-speed internet access to the rural parts of Wildwood, which is a major priority of the Committee and the City. You can review the consultant’s presentation, as well as, view a recording of the Rural Internet Access Committee’s (RIAC) May 22, 2019 Meeting discussing it, at the following links below.

Recording of the May 22, 2019 Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) Meeting
CTC Technology and Energy's May 22, 2019 Presentation to the Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) (PDF)Opens a New Window

 
The Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) is seeking input from the public regarding the consultant’s presentation. If you would like to submit your comments, please email joe@cityofwildwood.com.

Summer Tour of Wildwood - Passport to Fun
... May 17, 2019 to June 21, 2019 ...
Please Support our Local Businesses

Summer Tour of Wildwood Businesses - Passport Program

<< Municipal Updates >>

Waste Connections Approved
as the New City of Wildwood Residential Waste Hauler
... Effective No Later Than 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

Every First Thursday of the Month, Unless Otherwise Noted

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

Four (4) major projects are underway. These projects include the following:


Manchester Road Streetscape - Phase 3 - Underway

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 - Underway

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. See headline above about upcoming road closure. 

John L. LeCave Memorial Trailhead - Nearing Completion

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 almost complete and will be open for public use in June. An Opening Ceremony is planned for Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the trailhead, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Strecker Road Bridge Project - Underway

  • The City of Wildwood has closed 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 - Fireworks Information

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
  • Steve Taylor, City Council Liaison

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

This group held its fifth meeting on Thursday, May 30, 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. Also, at this meeting, Dr. Terry Jones presented his perspectives on the merger plan, given his over fifty (50) years of experience in regional government here within the St. Louis Area. This meeting was 'live-streamed.' Please click on the provided link to watch these proceedings - Livestreams of WPC. The Wildwood Preservation Commission (WPC) will meet again on June 13, 2019, which is Thursday, at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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

Subdivision Street Slab Replacement .. Ahead of Schedule

Now Working South of State Route 100

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:

> 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 opening of the Zip Line Tour at Hidden Valley Ski Resort (4-line Zip Tour Attraction) was Friday, May 31, 2019 (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). The four (4) span course will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete and costs $79.00 per person. Scenic lift rides will also be offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

Spring Storm Preparedness Tips from Ameren Missouri

Add storm preparedness to your priority list by visiting the following link - Be Prepared for Inclement Weather


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

Pop Up Event - Family Game Night - June 14, 2019

Pop Up Event - June 14, 2019 - Bring the Family Out!

Join us for a Pop Up Event! Come out to Glencoe City Park (505 Washington Avenue, 63038) on the evening of Friday, June 14, 2019 for a Family Game Night!

We'll play Yardzee, Farkle, giant horseshoes, giant connect four, ring toss, and have dinner. The event is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with dinner (hot dogs, chips, and drinks) ready around 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The entire event is free of charge. 

Questions - contact Kathy Arnett at kathy@cityofwildwood.com or 636-458-0440 x135.

 'Music on Main' Summer Concert Series
June 21, 2019 ... Griffin and the Gargoyles 

On Friday, June 21, 2019, in front of City Hall,  Griffin and the Gargoyles will be performing from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Along with the band and its great music, the City will be supplying hot dogs, chips, kettle corn, shaved ice, soda, and water to attendees. Although only 800 hundred hot dogs are available, the music will just keep coming from this great band. For more information, please click on the following link: It's Summer ... Music on Main.

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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!

Calendar Contest - It's That Time of Year Again!

Photography Contest for 2020 Wildwood Calendar

Entries are now being accepted for the City’s 16th Annual Calendar Contest. Submit your images online between now and July 12, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. All of the details and a link to the submittal form can be found at: https://www.cityofwildwood.com/458/Calendar-Contest.

Celebrate Wildwood - Saturday, August 24, 2019

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 Summer officially here in two (2) weeks, 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 >>

TOMORROW! SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019
BANDANA BASH
FOR A GREAT CAUSE ... PLEASE COME ON BY!

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.

Bandana Bash - Details
Bandana Bash is Back - June 8, 2019
Aegis Therapies - Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting - June 11, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - Please Come on By
Babler State Park Events for the Month of June
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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.

JUNE 18, 2019 PRESENTATION
BY THE WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Presenting will be Jill Von Gruben

"The Tale of Three Congregations" is the story of three historic Lutheran Congregations (along with an additional surprise congregation for good measure). But this story is not just a Lutheran tale, but is typical of how many of the congregations in our area were formed and developed. Wildwood is very fortunate to have several 19th Century Congregations still active and ministering to our residents.

Please come and join us on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., for a journey back in time to learn about the development of these vibrant faith congregations.


Don't worry, the remainder of 2019 has great programs scheduled for every month. Please see the list below.


>>> August 20, 2019 - Jan Jacobi, Author of Young Lincoln.

>>> August 24, 2019 – Celebrate Wildwood – pick up your copy of the latest version of the history of Wildwood, Celebrate the History of Wildwood, researched and authored by WHS’s Jill Von Gruben, with the City of Wildwood.

>>> September-17, 2019 - Marc Houseman - Director of Washington Historical Society talks about Real Ghost Stories from the house he and his wife Tina call home. 

>>> October 15, 2019 - Clark Beim-Esche RETURNS - with more stories from his book,”Calling on the Presidents: Tales Their Houses Tell”. He was here last August and he has lots MORE stories!

>>> October 18, 2019 - TRIVIA NIGHT - Co-sponsored by Wildwood Historical Society and Ballwin Historical Society.

>>> November 19, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - Christopher Alan Gordon, Writer at the Missouri Historical Society - Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis 1849 (POSTPONED FROM MAY).

>>> December 15, 2019 - CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE - with appetizers and desserts.

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 - 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.

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.)

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Open Burning within the City of Wildwood

Open burning within the City of Wildwood is controlled and generally not authorized. Special burns can be accommodated via a permit issued by the applicable fire district that has jurisdiction where you live. Otherwise, burning of trash, leaves, wood, debris, or any other items is prohibited. Please remember ... it just takes one mistake to destroy the forest around us, a neighbor's home, or the beauty that makes OUR community special. 

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.


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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.
Editor's Note #2: This past week, Amanda Horstmann, the Department of Planing and Parks' Recreation Specialist, concluded her time here in Wildwood. Mr. Horstmann was a great addition to the City's Team and will be missed. Best of luck Amanda, in all you do!

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