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<< New or Time-Sensitive Items >>

Back to School Party - City of Wildwood - August 9, 2019

... TONIGHT ... 
Back to School Party – Friday, August 9, 2019 - Main Street

It’s hard to believe, but the Back to School Party is just one week from today! The event is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is held on Main Street, in front of City Hall. In addition to bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, face painters, balloon artists, and The Bubble Bus, there will be the usual complimentary hot dogs, kettle korn, snow cones, water, and soft drinks! The Fabulous Motown Revue will be jamming on stage beginning at 6:45 p.m. Bring out the family and let the kids have one last party before school is back in session. Questions can be directed to Gary or Bree at (636) 458-0440 or parks@cityofwildwood.com.

Schedule of Meetings for the City of Wildwood - Week of August 12, 2019
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.

With the start of school for Rockwood School District beginning next week (August 12, 2019), concerns about traffic delays and other considerations are already being addressed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and the City of Wildwood. Both the State of Missouri and the City of Wildwood are preparing plans to monitor traffic light timing at the interchange of State Route 109 and State Route 100 during peak hours to ensure the flow of traffic is the best it can be at that location, and the surrounding roadways leading up to it. Please be advised that other north/south roadways exist as alternatives, such as Clarkson Road, Hutchinson Lane, and Strecker Road, if you need to access Clayton Road during these high-traffic periods. 

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. Please note that, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, there will be no Farmers Market due to the Wildwood Celebration Event. Thereafter, the market will return through October 5th.

Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Issues

Many residents have reported issues with stormwater runoff, after many of the recent high-intensity, short-duration storm events the City has experienced this spring and summer. These reports range from water in back yard areas to overflowing ditches and creeks, to impassable roadways. The City attempts to address all of these considerations. Along with addressing and/or responding to these concerns, the City Council recently formed a Watershed Erosion Task Force to study these issues and causes and develop a plan to address them in the future. Soon, many of you that live along the City's system of creeks, drainageways, and other locations that are similar will be receiving a survey asking for your input about these conditions. The members of this task force need this information to develop its plan, with steps and solutions. Please check back to the e-newsletter to obtain more infromation on the task force and this survey in the next few weeks.


<< Municipal Updates >>

COMMUNITY PARK ROAD TO REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Current work requirements relating to Phase Three of Community Park have required 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 increased almost immediately, with cut-through traffic, which does endanger the construction workers and park users. The closure was 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. 

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Recycling is Easy - Just Follow these Directions


SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING HAS RETURNED

With Waste Connections now the residential hauler for all residential properties in the City of Wildwood, single steam recycling has returned. Single stream recycling allows residents to place all recyclable materials in a single container for curbside pickup by the hauler. Waste Connection accepts glass as part of the new recycling stream, so it can be placed in the toters for pickup. Any questions on recycling can be addressed on Waste Connections website, which can be reached by clicking on the following link: wcmissouri@wasteconnections.com.

The City of Wildwood and Waste Connections have also retained two (2) of the locations that were made available as additional options for the drop-off of extra fiber materials and glass:


> Anniversary Park - 16511 Clayton Road (63011)

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


If you have any other questions, please contact us at recycling@cityofwildwood.com or visit the recycling page of our website: Recycling Information.

WASTE CONNECTIONS WILL HAVE A BOOTH AT TONIGHT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL PARTY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO RESIDENTS ABOUT ITS NEW SERVICES AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ANYONE MIGHT HAVE ABOUT THE CHANGEOVER THAT OCCURRED ON AUGUST 1, 2019. 

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 - September 5, 2019

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“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 continues into 2019. These recordings are available for immediate viewing. 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, along with AT&T and others, with the Missouri American Water Company being the lone utility yet to start. 

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 roadway/parking improvements. Completion is anticipated Fall 2019.

Strecker Road Bridge Project - ALMOST Complete

  • The bridge is to open the week of August 12th, weather permitting. 
  • 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.

<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

Please Vote! 2020 City of Wildwood Calendar Contest

Voting Began on Monday, July 29, 2019 for the
Annual Calendar Contest - Make Your Selections Now

Voting opened on Monday, July 29, 2019, for the Annual Calendar Contest. Visit http://cityofwildwood.com/calendarcontest to see all of the submitted entries and to vote for your favorites you’d like to see in the City’s 2020 Calendar. Voting will be open until Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

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 are posted on the City’s website. For more information, click on this link - www.cityofwildwood.com/pleinair
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2019 Celebrate Wildwood Event
2019 Celebrate Wildwood Event - Schedule

!!! 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!

!!! Celebrate Wildwood: Entertainment for Kids of All Ages

The 2019 Celebrate Wildwood Event will take place on August 24, 2019 in Wildwood Town Center. There will be no shortage of entertainment for kids of all ages at the Celebrate Wildwood Event! Children’s activities will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the bulk of activities scheduled between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some of the major attractions include:

  • Face Painters
  • Balloon Artists
  • Juggling Jeff
  • Pony Rides
  • Local book authors
  • Bounce Houses, featuring the Full Throttle Water Slide - Check it out here: Full Throttle Water Slide in Action!
  • Celebrate Wildwood  -  Experience Scouting - 2019 Activities
    Climbing Wall 
    Monkey Bridge - Pioneering Kit
    BB Guns
    Tomahawks Challenge
    Sling Shot Challenge
    Teepee from Beaumont Scout Ranch   
    Pinewood Derby Races   
    Slack Line
    Rope the Log
    Raingutter Regatta Races
    STEM Lab
>>> New in 2019 - Re-enactors and their encampment. This group will be located by the Experience Scouting Area all day ... Come talk with the 8th Missouri Infantry (US) Reenactors. They will have military and  civilian members attending this Living History Event and invite the public to visit and ask questions and enjoy the displays.

The 8th MISSOURI, U.S. was the one regiment that stood out because of the battles they engaged in during the Civil War. They were formed in St. Louis to alleviate the prejudice against the IRISH. Their history is long and interesting.

Celebrate Wildwood: Concerts, Food, and Refreshments

One of the major highlights of the Celebrate Wildwood Event is all of the musical entertainment. There are two (2) acts for Saturday and there will be something for everyone!

Starting Saturday off will be the Wild Horse Creek Band, jamming from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the stage. On Saturday evening, Fat Pocket will be back in 2019, starting at 6:45 p.m., followed by a great fireworks display. 

Keep in mind that the Food Court and Wine/Beer Garden will be open with a wide variety of delicious food and refreshments available during all of these performances! You can find the Food Court and Wine/Beer Garden next to Main Street, just east of the B&B Theater. Some of the items that will be available for your enjoyment include: kettle korn, chicken wings, BBQ, soft pretzels, cinnamon roasted pecans and almonds, fish sandwiches, kabobs, pork rinds, soft drinks, wine, beer and more! So ... bring a lawn chair and come join us!  We’ll see you there!

For more information about Celebrate Wildwood, visit Celebrate-Wildwood-2019!

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.

Free Cooking Class by the Color Coded Chef

Color Coded Cooking Class

Registration is now open for a FREE Color-Coded Cooking Class. The class will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants in this class will use a color-coded cooking kit to emphasize visual communication and remove the barriers of math involved in cooking. This class is intended for:

•Children interested in cooking
•New, first-time cooks of any age
•Children/adults with disabilities
•Children/adults who have difficulty with math – color coding makes it easy to measure!

Pavilion Rentals
Get Into the Great Outdoors!

August is here and summer activities will be winding down soon. With the school year just around the corner too, now is a great time to plan your outdoor fall venue with your families and friends at a beautiful park to celebrate milestones, such as birthdays, reunions, and anniversaries. The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for outdoor 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 Bree or Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at bree@cityofwildwood.com or 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 >>

Event Schedule for Babler State Park - August 2019
Event Schedule for Babler State Park - August 2019
Modern Image Method Medical Spa - New Business in 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 LincolnThe book has been well received by a wide range of audiences.

>>> 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 >>

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.


<< SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
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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