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<< New or Time-Sensitive Items >>

City of Wildwood - Schedule of Meetings for the Week of September 23, 2019
Life Outside - Free Festival - September 21, 2019

The City of Wildwood Will be There! How About You?

The City of Wildwood will have a tent at this event. Come on by and say hello!

Prescription Drop Box Now Available at City Hall

<<< Prescription Drug Take-Back Box >>>

Now Available at City Hall  

Bring your old/unused prescription medications to City Hall during normal business hours and deposit them in the take-back box. No need for any assistance from the police as well. This easy and safe approach keeps old or unused medications from the environment and out of the hands of children. 

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Fourth Chapter Now Completed of Wildwood History Book
Only a Few Left!

The City's Historic Preservation Commission and the Wildwood Historical Society have added another chapter to the Wildwood History Book, which covers the era from 1920 to 1995. This chapter covers the Depression, World War II, Korean War, and the years that followed, all of which had a major effect in Wildwood, given the many families involved in some fashion. Come on by City Hall to pick up a copy. Copies are limited and only one (1) book per family please. Thank you!

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

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

Work continues in earnest 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.

(Updated) Phase 2 is Underway – The contractor has shifted traffic to the newly constructed pavement on the east side of State Route 109, from south of the State Route 100 bridge, to the southern limits of the project. Additionally, the contractor has begun constructing the new pavement on the west side of State Route 109 and will continue this work until the end of the year. Recently, the contractor has also been forming and pouring the bridge barrier walls and is hoping to be able to move traffic onto the east half of the new bridge in early October, so it can begin construction of the west half of the new bridge.

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

WILDWOOD FARMERS MARKET ...
... OPEN FOR BUSINESS ...
THIS SATURDAY - September 21, 2019
Only Three (3) Weekends Remain in the 2019 Season

Each weekend you can 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 continue every Saturday, from now 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. Vendors planned this week include the following:

Bob's Honey - Local honey
Chimney Cake King - Easter European sweet bread/dessert
Papillon Perennials - Perennials, succulents, Missouri native plants
3 Raw Hounds - Natural dog treats and raw dog food
Extra Virgin an Olive Ovation - Extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, spices, salad dressings
The Smith Shop - Eggs, goat milk soap and body care items
Rosy Buck Farm - Sustainably grown produce including sprouts, greens, salad mix, and other produce items as well as cut flowers
Farrar Out Farm - Beef, pork, lamb, chicken, eggs
Friedel Family Farm - Produce - asparagus, beans, etc
Stuart Farm - Grass fed beef pasture raised chicken, eggs and pork
Angus Royal Beef - Organic and all-natural Angus beef
Little Farm on the Hill - Organically grown produce, micro greens and herbs
Micro Meadows - Micro greens sunflower, speckled peas, red radish, basic salad mix
Your Special Tea - Loose leaf tea and accessories
Juncture9 - Handmade beaded jewelry
START - St Louis Teen Aid - scarves, prepacked goods to benefit refugee families
Anberlin Kathryn's Beauty - Organic soaps and personal care items
Fairy Dust Junction - Fairy dolls and accessories, fairy costumes
PlayByTay - Handmade polymer clay earrings and jewelry
Jordan Essentials - Natural wellness and body products
Burl & Bee Craftery - Handmade goods, including pottery, cutting boards, puzzles

Stormwater Runoff and Erosion Issues

Many residents have reported issues with stormwater runoff and erosion, with the numerous storm events the City has experienced this spring and summer. These reports range from water in backyard areas to overflowing ditches and creeks, to impassable roadways. The City is attempting to understand all of these concerns. Along with addressing and/or responding to these issues, the City Council formed a Watershed Erosion Task Force to study causes, identify issues, 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 information on the task force and this survey in the coming weeks. Thank you in advance for your participation and cooperation!

<<< On the Wildwood Business Scene >>> 

>>> The City’s newest ice cream shop announced on Facebook last Friday it is coming to Wildwood. Main Street Creamery is based in Washington, Missouri, and has been looking to expand into Wildwood for over a year. The location is anticipated to be within Dierberg's Town Center development, on Taylor Road.
>>> Wildwood Green Arts has requested to incorporate a new not-for-profit specialized school (the St. Louis Sudbury School) to its operations on site, in conjunction with the existing uses.  The City’s Planning & Zoning Commission approved this request, with conditions, at its meeting on September 16, 2019. The City Council will receive the Planning and Zoning Commission's report and recommendation on this matter at its meeting on September 23, 2019.
>>> Patterson Family Farms, a new general store and boutique that is located at 16943 Manchester Road, is hosting a Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

<< Municipal Updates >>

COMMUNITY PARK ROAD TO REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED

On-going construction relating to Phase Three of Community Park has 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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SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING

With Waste Connections now the residential hauler for all residential properties in the City of Wildwood, single-stream recycling is available. 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.

Recycling is Easy - Just Follow these Directions
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 - First Thursday of the Month

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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

Two (2) 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 the 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 this important work. 

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 in October 2019.


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

Wildwood BBQ Bash - September 27, 28, and 29 2019

2019 Wildwood BBQ Bash
Presented by City of Wildwood & St. Louis Home Fires

The 15th Annual Wildwood BBQ Bash presented by the City of Wildwood and St. Louis Home Fires is scheduled for September 27, 28, and 29, 2019. The 2019 version of the Bash is its 11th year in Wildwood and its third year to be held at St. Louis Community College - Wildwood Campus. Find a schedule of events and everything else you need to know here: www.cityofwildwood.com/bbqbash.

IMPORTANT: No pets, except service animals - No coolers -  No glass containers - No weapons  or firearms -  No Tobacco/Vape Use - Lawn chairs welcome, but consider you may need to transport them on a shuttle bus. Please bring cash as it may be required for some purchases.

Location:
Campus of St. Louis Community College - Wildwood Campus
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, Missouri 63040-1168

2019 Tour De Wildwood - Sunday, October 6, 2019

Ride a section of Historic Route 66, visit Babler State Park and Rockwoods Reservation Conservation Area, and enjoy the beautiful fall leaves as you ride the low-traffic roads through the hills of Wildwood. The ride starts and ends at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri, 63040.


7:00 a.m. - Long route (48 mile) departs
9:00 a.m. - Short route (28 mile) departs
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (at start/finish area) Please note the lunch trailer will CLOSE promptly at 1:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive at the finish line before 1:00 p.m., if you want to enjoy the lunch! Lunch prepared by PM BBQ.
12:30 p.m. - BIKE GIVEAWAY - Every ride registration is a ticket for the bike giveaway drawing; raffle tickets will also be available for purchase on ride morning

Tour de Wildwood 2019 jerseys will be for sale at ride registration. It is a new color this year!


Questions? Call Bree at (636) 458-0440.

Art Festival - October 19 and 20, 2019 - City of Wildwood

Wildwood Art Festival - October 19 and 20, 2019

The City will be hosting its annual Art Festival the weekend of October 19th & 20th, along Main Street in its beautiful Town Center Area. Mark your calendars for a weekend full of food, wine, music and, of course, amazing artwork to purchase. Please visit Art Festival for all the details.

City of Wildwood Shivering Shadows 7K - October 25, 2019

Shivering Shadows 7K - October 25, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.

Register now for the Shivering Shadows 7K, scheduled for the night of Friday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. This night run/walk will be a fun, but challenging event, as you just don’t know what’s in the woods at night. The event begins at La Salle Springs Middle School and then travels along the Hamilton-Carr Greenway, the Al Foster Trail, Bluff View Trail, and the Rock Hollow Trail (formerly Zombie Road)! Following the run there will be music, food, and awards back at the middle school. Cost of the event is $30.00. The event is filling up fast, so register today: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/50627.

Pavilion Rentals
Get Into the Great Outdoors!

With the arrival of fall season, now is a great time to plan your outdoor 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 >>

Bethel United Methodist Church's Annual Chicken Supper September 21, 2019 (This Saturday)

95th Annual Chicken Supper - Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Bethel United Methodist Church
Babler State Park - Weekend Programs for September 21 and 22, 2019
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WILDWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Society's Museum is OPEN on Monday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or by appointment. For questions or more information about this great organization, please contact Sandra K. Becker-Gurnow, President, at 314-374-3159.

The remainder of 2019 has great programs scheduled for every month. Please see the list below.

>>> 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 - C
o-sponsored by Wildwood Historical Society and Ballwin Historical Society.

Wildwood Historical Society's Speaker Series - November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

>>> November 17, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. - Christopher Alan Gordon, Director of Library and Collections 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.

LaSalle Retreat Center - Pumpkin Fest - October 6, 2019

PUMPKIN FEST is Sunday, October 6, 2019
12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 3:00 p.m.!
Enjoy the BEAUTIFUL grounds of La Salle Retreat Center!

Country in the County Antique Show - October 12, 2019

Country in the County Antiques Show October 12, 2019

Country in the County Antiques Show is hosting its annual Antiques Show at The Wildwood Hotel, 2801 Fountain Place, on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Join them to visit with quality dealers, selling early American country antiques, including furniture, primitives, small folk art, textiles, and more. Admission is $5.00 at the door.

Lafayette High School's Market Place - December 7, 2019
Three French Hens - We're Hiring

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

Close Garage Doors @ Night

Let’s all be Safe, so Lock Vehicles and Close Garage Doors! 

A friendly reminder from the St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct: https://www.cityofwildwood.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?ID=431.

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 supports your 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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