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EXTRA >>> Fiber Recycling Bin -  Recovery Update 

Friday, July 19, 2019

The City of Wildwood has been informed that Meridian hopes to complete the recovery of Thursday fiber bins today. Therefore, if your recycling day is today (Friday 7/18), and your fiber bin is not yet been recovered, please leave it at the curb for Meridian to pick up on Saturday.

City of Wildwood - Schedule of Meetings for the Week of July 22, 2019

Trail Re-Surfacing Project Begins ... Week of July 22, 2019

The City will be working with a contractor this upcoming week to re-surface many of the trail improvements that are located from Garden Valley Farms Subdivision, on the north, to the State Route 100 Area, on the south. This project will require certain portions of the trail network to be closed over the next ten (10) days, which begins on Thursday, July 25, 2019 and will continue through August 2, 2019. Trail corridors, during their resurfacing, will be closed to all users, with signage, caution tape, and barriers put into place to advise users of the unavailability. Please respect these warnings and not travel on the trails, when marked. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Clayton Road Scheduled for Re-Surfacing this Week

The paving work in association with St. Louis County’s Clayton Road Project is scheduled for the week of July 22, 2019. Informational signage is planned to advise drivers of this work, which will occur during the day. Expect delays in this area during the resurfacing of the roadway. For more information, please contact St. Louis County Department of Transportation at (314) 615-1150.

... COMMUNITY PARK ROAD TO REMAIN CLOSED ... 

Current work requirements 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 remain temporarily closed. With the roadway work on State Route 109 underway, the traffic volumes through the park have increased, with cut-through traffic, which is endangering the construction workers and park users. The closure is necessary to make the park area safe for all. 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. For more information, click on this link - State Route 109 Project.

The Week of July 22, 2019The State Route 109 bridge, over State Route 100, will be receiving additional girders, along with their placement, this week, which will require the traffic to be re-routed onto the eastbound and westbound ramps of State Route 100 again. This re-routing is only expected to last two (2) days. 

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.
This project has been in the planning, design, and engineering phases for over a year and is now underway. It is 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.

May 22, 2019 Presentation to the Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC).

If you would like to submit your comments, please email - joe@cityofwildwood.com.


<< Municipal Updates >>

Waste Connections Begins Toter Pickups

The two (2) waste haulers providing current and future service to the City began the process of picking up the toters that were provided to all households this past Spring. Plans had been made, but did not necessarily go as well as hoped on the first day, July 18, 2019 (Thursday).

The ultimate goal is for every resident to be left with their original Rigids bin. The new Fibers toter (that everyone got when dual stream was put in place last spring) is the only one that Waste Connections can take back, per their agreement with Meridian. 

While Meridian and Waste Connections (and the City) work to get things back on track, here's what you can do to help:

1. If your reycling day fell on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, please be sure to take your Fiber tote back from the curb.

2. If your recycling day is Thursday or today, please put your Fiber toter out and leave it out until the hauler removes it. If it doesn't happen after Saturday night, stay tuned and Waste Connections will let us know how to proceed.

3. If your bin was removed but you only had one and now have none, please call Waste Connections at 636-321-2100.
 
4. Hang in there with us. We're doing everything we can to get across the finish line on August 1st.

Also, you have been receiving a series of letters from Waste Connections with details regarding the changeover process. 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.The letters can also be viewed on the City's website at: Waste Connections Information.
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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: Recycling Information.

Mayor's Coffee - Every First Monday of the Month

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

Next Coffee with the Mayor - August 1, 2019

Graphic for Wildwood 2020

“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.

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 is 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 past recorded meetings (prior to May 13, 2019): 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 - Underway

The project's boundaries are 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, stormwater improvements, and many of the required improvements.

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

WILDWOOD PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Preserving Wildwood Values, Character, and Assets
VIDEOS OF ITS MEETINGS 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.

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

The Commission recently heard a presentation by Dr. Terry Jones 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.

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.

Economic Development News from the City of Wildwood

>>>The first ever Wildwood Business Association (WBA) Food Truck Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Village Plaza Center, at the intersection of State Route 100 and Westglen Farms Drive.  There will be five (5) food trucks and craft beer/wine will be provided by The Miller Haus.  Fifteen (15) local businesses have agreed to sponsor this new event.


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

July 19, 2019 Music on Main - Starring Dr. Zhivegas

Music on Main Summer Concert Series
This Friday, July 19th, featuring Dr. Zhivegas!


Dr. Zhivegas (Dr. Zhivegas) will be back in town tonight and bring their high-energy and enjoyable show to Wildwood. This concert will be held Friday, July 19, 2019, starting at 6:45 p.m., on Main Street, in front of City Hall. 

The Wildwood Concert Series presents some incredible entertainment and this summer will be no exception! In addition to the wonderful music, there is always complimentary soda, water, Kettle Korn, snow cones and, of course, delicious hot dogs! But get to the concert on time - the complimentary food items will not be endless! Bottom line, the concerts are a great evening of fun, made better with YOUR attendance! If you are not ready to head home after the concert there are several incredible restaurants/bars within walking distance where the fun can be continued! The concert begins at 6:45 p.m. so we will see you there!!


For more information on this concert, please click on the following link: https://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com/Community/Programs


Other questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440.

Plein Air Art on Display @ City Hall

On May 11, 2019, the Annual Wildwood Plein Air Art Event was held at the LaSalle Retreat Center on Highway 109. Artists and photographers had only eight (8) hours to create beautiful works of art, then submit them for judging!  Over forty (40) pieces of art are now on display (and for sale!) in the 1st Floor Atrium of City Hall. Stop by any time during normal business hours to view and/or purchase some beautiful art!  Winners of the event will be posted on the City’s website after July 19, 2019. For more information, click on this link - www.cityofwildwood.com/pleinair
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!!! 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!

Parade Form for 2019 Celebrate Wildwood Event

 !!! Celebrate Wildwood !!!
Calling All Families - Come to the Big Parade!  

The Wildwood Celebration Commission is seeking any and all families that would like to participate in this year's parade, as part of Celebrate Wildwood. The theme of the parade is 'Wildwood Families' and kids can participate too. Decorate those bicyles and come on out. Want to be a part of this event? There is still availability to enter the parade. Here are some ideas for parade entries…

  • Clubs and organizations
  • Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods. Bragging rights and prizes are on the line!

  • Sports teams

  • Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 24th Anniversary

Prefer to be a spectator?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 24th, at 10:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road. More details can be found at the following link: Parade.

Pavilion Rentals
Get Into the Great Outdoors!

With Summer now here, it's 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 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 Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at gary@cityofwildwood.com. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/pavilions or from the new Wildwood Park and Recreation App.


<< COMMUNITY AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

Modern Image Method Medical Spa - New Business in Wildwood

Modern Image Method Medical Spa Opens in Wildwood 

A new medical spa, at 17193 New College Avenue, in Wildwood Square, is hosting an Open House this Friday, July 19, 2019, from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Please stop by to say hi and welcome this new business to Wildwood.
Wildwood Family YMCA - Inspire the Love of Dance
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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.

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.


Operation Clean Stream - The Open Space Council

Operation Clean Stream is August 24 and 25, 2019!

Sign Up to Volunteer Today!

Saturday, August 24, 2019, and Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Various locations in the Meramec Watershed

Special thanks to Great Rivers GreenwayBayer, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer DistrictMissouri American WaterEnterpise Holdings FoundationRadwell InternationalMeramec Valley Bank, and so many more for supporting this year's event!

Great Locations to Volunteer This Operation Clean Stream - Register Here!
Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

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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AND
 OPPORTUNITIES >>

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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