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<< New or Time-Sensitive Items >>

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

THIS WEEKEND IN TOWN CENTER
Wildwood Art Festival - October 19 and 20, 2019

Sixty-One (61) Wonderful, Creative Artists have Confirmed

The City will be hosting its annual Art Festival this weekend, October 19th & 20th, along Main Street in its beautiful Town Center Area. Come on by and enjoy great food, wine, music and, of course, amazing artwork to purchase. Please visit Art Festival for all the details.

City of Wildwood - Schedule of Meetings for the Week of October 21, 2019

Rural Internet Access Committee to Meet on October 23, 2019

The City's Rural Intent Access Committee (RIAC) will meet on October 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., here at City Hall, to discuss the consultant's report that is now completed. Along with this discussion, the members of the Committee will also be considering next steps in the process, based upon the consultant's findings. For more information about this report and associated findings, please click on the following links:
Overview of Options - Overview.
Summary of Options - Summary.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Options - Advantages and Disadvantages.

State Route 109/State Route 100 Intersection
<<< Construction Update >>>

Work continues in earnest on this major road, bridge, and pedestrian project at the center of the City. With the first phase completed, the City and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are continuing to monitor 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, at the State Route 100 bridge, to the southern limits of the project. Additionally, the contractor continues to add new pavement areas on the west side of State Route 109 and expected to be completed by year's end. Bridge work, on the west side, is progressing well. Lane restrictions will continue on State Route 100, while the west half of the bridge is under construction. 

December 2019: Phase 3 to Begin – The bridge deck will be completed and traffic shifted back onto both sides of State Route 109 for the winter. Both new roundabouts will be in operation.

February 2020 – May 2020: Work will include trail construction, bridge staining, girder painting, detention basin construction, landscaping, seeding, and sodding.

May 2020:  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!

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. All of the Task Force's meetings are open to the public and the next of its sessions is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., and will be held at City Hall. Thank you in advance for your participation and interest! 

Online Ward Map Now Available on City's Website

A new feature was just added to the City's website that allows users to click on the provided link and determine which Ward you reside in and the two (2) City Council Members that represent you. The link is: Ward Map

<<< On the Wildwood Business Scene >>>

The Wildwood Business Association (WBA) is hosting a Halloween Walk this Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Main Street, in Wildwood Town Center. This event will include a costume contest, free hot dogs, drink vendors, and trick-or-treat bags for children.
Halloween Wild Walk - October 22, 2019 - Wildwood Town Center

<< Municipal Updates >>

Park Road Opens on October 11, 2019

COMMUNITY PARK ACCESS ROAD HAS REOPENED!

With Phase 3 of the Community Park Project nearing completion, the park's interior roadway from State Route 109 is now open again. All of us at City Hall appreciate your patience in this regard. Be aware the roadway services the park, so please drive carefully and slowly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Planning and Parks at (636) 458-0440. 

SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING

With Waste Connections now the hauler for all residential properties in the City of Wildwood, single-stream 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 by visiting the 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

Coffee with the Mayor - November 7, 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 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 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 now working on its utility relocations. 

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, multiple-use trail, and many of the required roadway/parking improvements. The bridge over Bonhomme Creek, which will link the two (2) trail segments together, has been delayed at the manufacturer and will not be arriving in Wildwood until the latter part of October.

Al Foster Memorial Trailhead - Parking Area Expansion 

The popularity of this area of the Meramec River Valley continues and the City is responding to needs for additional parking spaces. This past week, Byrne & Jones Construction, began work on a portion of the City's trailhead property, which will add thirty-seven (37) new parking spaces at that location. The location is the former site of the gravel lot and had been planned for parking use, when the new facility to the south was undertaken, but delayed due to funding considerations at that time. The new parking area will be asphalt and provide relief in this area during those busy times of use. 


<< CITY RECREATIONAL EVENTS and 
EXCITING ACTIVITIES >>

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 Autumn finally here, and Halloween just around the corner, now remains a great time to plan an outdoor venue with your families and friends at a beautiful Wildwood park. 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 >>

Ballwin and Wildwood Historical Societies' Trivia Night - October 18, 2019
Babler State Park - Night Skies Over Babler - October 19, 2019
Babler State Park - Event Programming for the Weekend of October 19 and 20, 2019
STLCC - Howl & Prowl - Friday, October 25, 2019 - Great Fun
The Open Space Council - Operation Wild Lands - Your Help Is Needed
Sips and soils Speaker Series - October 29, 2019 - Wild West Community Garden

SEED HARVESTING FOR THE HOME GARDENER
WILD WEST COMMUNITY GARDEN - WILDWOOD FAMILY YMCA

Daria McKelvey, Supervisor, Kemper Center for Home Gardening, at the Missouri Botanical Garden, will be our guest speaker. The topic that she will be presenting is "Seed Harvesting for the Home Gardener." Daris oversees the Kemper Center's gardening information resources, including the Plant Doctor Desk, the gardeninghelp.org web site, and a team of 70 Master Gardener volunteers. She has a Bachelors's Degree in Plant Biology from the University of Texas, at Austin, and a Master's Degree in Horticulture from Texas Tech University. This talk will show you how to harvest and properly store seeds from your ornamental and native plants. The presentation will also include information on how the Missouri Botanical Garden collects and stores seed to conserve Missouri native flora and globally threatened plant species. 
Babler State Park's Howl-oween - October 31, 2019
Rockwood Coalition - Medical Marijuana Education Night
STLCC - Faculty Speaker Series


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

>>> 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.

Lafayette High School's Market Place - December 7, 2019

<< PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>

City Council Activity from its Meeting of October 14, 2019

>>> ORDINANCE #2505 - AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI, AMENDING CHAPTER 390, TRAFFIC SCHEDULE XII, OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, BY ESTABLISHING A REGULATION OF THE KINDS AND CLASSES OF TRAFFIC PERMITTED ON POND ROAD, SMITH SCHOOL ROAD AND SMITH SCHOOL SPUR.  Recommended by the Board of Public Safety (Ward – One)
>>> ORDINANCE #2506 - AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO PURCHASE AND ENTER INTO A MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR THE INSTALLATION AND UPKEEP OF VIDEO CAMERAS FOR DEPLOYMENT IN AND AROUND CITY HALL, PER THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC SAFETY REGARDING THE SAME.   Recommended by the Board of Public Safety (Wards – All)
>>> ORDINANCE #2508 - AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI APPROVING THE ADJUSTMENT OF CERTAIN COMMON BOUNDARY LINES BETWEEN TWO (2) EXISTING PARCELS OF GROUND, KNOWN AS LOTS 28 AND 29 OF PLAT NINE OF THE WILDHORSE SPRING FARM SUBDIVISION, ALSO BEING A TRACT OF LAND IN U.S. SURVEY 1956, TOWNSHIP 45 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, CITY OF WILDWOOD, ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI, AND, MORE SPECIFICALLY SITUATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF RO BRIDGE COURT AND LARIMORE VALLEY DRIVE, FOR THE PURPOSES OF CONSOLIDATING THEM INTO A SINGLE PROPERTY THAT WILL BE 3.4 ACRES IN AREA, WITH SUCH ACTION BEING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITY’S REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN ITS SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS FOR THIS TYPE OF CHANGE.   Recommended by the Department of Planning (Ward – One)
RESOLUTION #2019-36 - A RESOLUTION BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WILDWOOD, MISSOURI TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH KELPE CONTACTING TO COMPLETE REPAIR DAMAGES THAT EXIST TO A SEGMENT OF THE WILDWOOD GREENWAY CORRIDOR, WITHIN THE GARDEN VALLEY FARMS SUBDIVISION, CAUSED BY RECENT STORM AND FLOODING EVENTS.  Recommended by the Planning and Parks Committee (Ward - Three)

St. Louis County, Missouri - Action Plan Planning Process - Walking and Biking

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MISSOURI'S  - PUBLIC MEETINGS
WALKING AND BIKING PLAN for the Next 20 Years

Please join St. Louis County officials for public meetings this month to share your ideas for improving walking and biking in St. Louis County.
 
Only two (2) meetings remain, which will be held at various County locations. All are welcome and the sessions are identical, so please attend the meeting that is most convenient for you!
  • Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Greensfelder Community Center in Queeny Park; 550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, Missouri
  • Thursday, October 24, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Ferguson Community Center; 1050 Smith Avenue, Ferguson, Missouri
About the Action Plan - The Action Plan for Walking and Biking will be a countywide plan that provides a guide for improving walking and biking conditions over the next 20 years. Public input is needed to make sure the plan reflects the priorities of County residents. You can participate online as well as attending public meetings. Click the links below to take our survey or go to the mapping tool on our website.

MAPPING TOOL - Use our interactive mapping tool to describe specific locations for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. 

FOLLOW/COMMENT/LIKE us on social media. Share your walking and biking pictures to #stlcntywalkbike.
We Have an App for That - Wildwood Parks and Recreation - Now Available
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.

Drop Off Box for Expired Prescription Drugs @ Wildwood City Hall

<<< Prescription Drug Take-Back Box >>>
Available at City Hall in the Atrium Area

Bring your expired/unused prescription medications to City Hall during normal business hours (Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and deposit them in the take-back box. There is no need for any assistance from the police. This easy and safe approach keeps old or unused medications from the environment and out of the hands of children. 


<< 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. 

... The Holidays are Quickly Approaching ...
So ... Why Not 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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