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Wildwood Business Association's 
2016 Spring Balloon Glow - Canceled 

The 2016 Spring Balloon Glow, scheduled for tonight, Friday, March 18, 2016, at the Wildwood Town Center Plaza, has been canceled due to the predicted stormy weather. With the sustained winds of today, the individual providing the balloon for the glow had canceled earlier in the afternoon. The Wildwood Business Association (WBA) is considering dates in April for the event's rescheduling. Check back on its website - www.wildwoodba.org/ - or here at the City of Wildwood  - www.cityofwildwood.com - for more information. Sorry for the inconvenience this cancellation may cause anyone. The City's Egg Hunt is still ON for Saturday, March 19, 2016!

Summer Swimming Pool Passes  

For the summer of 2016, reduced-rate swimming pool passes are available to the residents of Wildwood for the City of Ballwin's North Pointe Aquatic Center and the City of Ellisville's The Edge. The details of the pool pass program are as follows:

The North Pointe Family Aquatic Center, in the City of Ballwin, will make family pool passes available to Wildwood residents this summer.  Arrangements have been made and a limited number of pool passes can be purchased beginning March 21, 2016, at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons Recreation Center, #1 Ballwin Commons Circle, Ballwin, Missouri  63021. The passes will go on sale at 5:15 a.m.  A family pool pass will be available for $189.00 through April 30, 2016, and thereafter $210.00.  Keep in mind, pool passes for the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center are limited and will be available to the first fifty (50) interested Wildwood residents.  Location and contact information concerning the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center is:
The North Pointe Aquatic Center
335 Holloway Road
Ballwin, Missouri  63011
The Edge Aquatic Center, in the City of Ellisville, will offer unlimited swimming pool pass availability through the entire summer of 2016. Passes are on sale now and will be available through May 19, 2016 for $148.00. Purchased passes are good for a family of four (4). Add twenty dollars ($20.00) to the cost for each family member over four (4) members. Beginning May 20, 2016, pool passes will cost $165.00. Location and contact information is:
The Edge Aquatic Center at Bluebird Park
225 Kiefer Creek Road
Ellisville, MO  63021
*Please note, when purchasing pool passes at the Ellisville or Ballwin facilities, please have identification (Driver’s License and proof of residency (Personal Property Tax Receipt and an unpaid gas, water, electric or sewer bill)

These costs are very generous offers from the Cities of Ballwin and Ellisville, which allows Wildwood residents to take advantage of their incredible facilities all summer long. Thanks to our neighboring cities for their gracious offers in this regard. 

Draft of the 2016 Master Plan Revisions Ready for Review

The Master Plan Advisory Committee has completed its 14 months of work and approved draft revisions to the City's Master Plan. These revisions will now be forwarded to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for review and action. The draft document can be found here: Draft Document.

If you'd like to submit any comments on the document, you still have time and can do so at this link: Online Comment Form

For more information on the Master Plan Advisory Committee, it can be found here: Master Plan Advisory Committee

April 2016 Ballot Issue: Proposition B

Following a court decision, which invalidated local sales taxes on vehicles purchased out of state, the legislature reinstated this tax for all jurisdictions with local sales taxes. However, the legislation stipulates that each entity levying a sales tax must place on the ballot the question of retaining the use tax on out of state vehicle purchases.  This election must take place by November 2016, and if the jurisdiction fails to place the question on the ballot or if it fails, out of state vehicle, tax collections will cease.  
Most jurisdictions across the State, including the City of Wildwood, have placed this issue on the April 2016 Ballot, as Proposition B, which will read as follows:
Shall the City of Wildwood, Missouri continue applying and collecting the local sales tax on the titling of motor vehicles, trailers, boats, and outboard motors that were purchased from a source other than a licensed Missouri dealer?  Rejection of this measure will result in a reduction of local revenue to provide for vital services for the City of Wildwood, Missouri and it will place Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers at a competitive disadvantage to non-Missouri dealers of motor vehicles, outboard motors, boats, and trailers?
                                           Yes   (__)                               No   (__)
If Proposition B fails, it is estimated that the impact to the City of Wildwood would be a loss in excess of $70,000 in annual revenue.  Please contact Ryan S. Thomas, City Administrator, at (636) 405-2041 or ryan@cityofwildwood.com, with any questions regarding Proposition B.


*** Garden Buddies 2016 ***
Registration Opened February 16, 2016

Garden Buddies is a fun and educational program that introduces children, ages 4-9, to the rewarding activity of gardening. Between the months of May and August, eight (8) classes will be held for you and your little one to learn gardening tips together, from planting seeds to soil pH, proper watering, mulching techniques, and much more!!! For more information, please visit www.cityofwildwood.com/454/Garden-Buddies

Space is limited so sign up your young gardeners A.S.A.P.

City of Wildwood's 2016 Wildwood Spring Egg Hunt
Tomorrow - Saturday, March 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. (sharp)  

It’s back!! The Spring Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Fairway Elementary School (480 Old Fairway Drive, Wildwood, Missouri. 63040), between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. BE THERE READY TO HUNT EGGS AT 10:00 A.M.! LETS REPEAT THAT ….. BE THERE, IN PLACE, READY TO HUNT EGGS AT 10:00 A.M. SHARP!! If you arrive two (2) minutes late, the 14,000 eggs will be history!!! Of course, even if you are late (but, please don’t be, your egg hunter will be disappointed), there will be bounce houses, a giant bunny, balloon artists, popcorn, hot dogs, AND BABALOO!!! Like always, it will be a fabulous morning! So, place the Egg Hunt on your calendar, bring your own basket, arrive early (before 10:00 a.m.), and be prepared to enjoy two (2) hours of extreme fun!! Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Wildwood-Centaur Bicycle Time Trial 

The Wildwood Centaur Bicycle Time Trial is scheduled for Saturday morning, March 19, 2016. This eleven (11) mile time trial race starts and finishes on Centaur Road, at North Eatherton Road, and will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. This time trial event is part of a weekend Tour of St. Louis Event, which consists of three (3) races occurring on Saturday and Sunday. The Wildwood Centaur Time Trial kicks off the weekend event, with a flat, winding, and fast out-and-back course along Centaur and Wild Horse Creek Road. The event is limited to a maximum of 180 riders! Participants will be sent out in one minute intervals and, while competitive, is a lot of fun! Interested bicyclists can preregister on Friday, March 18, 2016, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at Big Shark Bicycle Company LOOP, 6133 Delmar Boulevard. St. Louis, Missouri 63112; or on race morning at The Crossing Church, 114 North Eatherton Road, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005. Questions call Big Shark Bicycle Company at 314-862-1188.

Wildwood Car Club = CRUISE + DINNER

The Wildwood Car Club is doing a dinner cruise Saturday evening, April 9, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. to Benedetto's Italian restaurant on Main Street, Town Center, Wildwood, Missouri. Weather permitting, drive your toy cars to the Town Center.

Contact John at jgrag@sbcglobal.net, with questions about the club and this cruise and other events that are planned.

  <<<<<< Calling All Scrapbookers >>>>>>

The City is hosting a brand new 2-day scrapbooking event in April. Come join us for the Wildwood Spring Crop on Friday, April 15th from 5:00 pm to midnight and Saturday, April 16th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Your fee of $30 includes the following:

  • an individual 6-foot table;
  • dinner on Friday night;
  • breakfast and lunch on Saturday;
  • snacks and drinks on both days;
  • a 10-minute massage on Saturday; and
  • entry into drawings for attendance prices.
If you want to stay nearby, you can take advantage of our group rate at The Wildwood Hotel. The rate is $90+tax for single or double occupancy. $10 each additional person (up to 4 total people per room). Call The Wildwood Hotel at 636-733-9115 and reference the group name 'Wildwood Spring Crop' to get this rate.

Online registration is required. Online payments are accepted.

Registration and details via this link: www.cityofwildwood.com/scrapbook. Questions can be directed to Kathy Arnett at Kathy@cityofwildwood.com or 636-458-0440 x135.

Wildwood Arbor Day Tree Hugger Run 

A friendly reminder!! The 2nd Annual Wildwood Arbor Day Tree Hugger Run is scheduled for Friday evening, April 29, 2016!! This run is a really great 5K and a fabulous and energetic way to  start a Friday evening!!! Full steam ahead with your New Year’s resolution!! Register now on the Big River Running's website at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/17941 or pick up a registration form from Wildwood City Hall! The run starts and finishes at LaSalle Springs Middle School and begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. Participants will run on asphalt trails, standard roadways, and chat trails! Runners will travel through a  tunnel, cross a 194-foot bridge, and run along the beautiful Meramec River! You will want to finish fast because there will be plenty of pizza, refreshments, and music waiting for you at the finish line! Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers and three (3) deep in each age group. Special prizes this year for the overall finishers … gift cards to a local plant nursery!!! After all, this is an Arbor Day Run!!! The Wildwood Arbor Day Tree Hugger Run is a wonderful family event! Everyone is welcome!! Run it - Jog it - Walk it!! Just come out and have fun!!! Register now. Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440, Extensions 134 or 126. See you on April 29th!!!!


Ameren Missouri has just Announced the Approval of a
New Energy Efficiency Rebate Program!

Residential programs are available again to customers and can be viewed by clicking on the following link - www.ameren.com/energy-efficiency/residential/hvac/.

The Shoeman Water Project Shoe Drive Continues 

at Wildwood City Hall

Thanks to everyone who has donated shoes, boots, and sandals to the Shoeman Water Project.  The donation boxes are located at City Hall, 16860 Main Street, in the 1st Floor Foyer.  We appreciate everyone’s support of this worthwhile organization.  To learn more about the Shoeman Water Project, visit www.shoemanwater.org/.

Larger Recycling Carts Are Available to Residents

If you find the 65 gallon cart to be too small for your weekly recyclables, please call Meridian Waste Services, at (314) 291-3131, and request one of the larger recycling carts.  Meridian will replace your 65 gallon recycling cart, with a new 95 gallon recycle cart AT NO CHARGE (the old carts cannot be utilized for anything, but recycling, and will be redistributed to those needing the smaller carts).

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. 


City Council Activity from the March 14, 2016 Meeting

Mayor Woerther presented a plaque to City Administrator Ryan Thomas for his 20 years of service to the City of Wildwood.
The City Council appointed Jerry Porter to the City Council to fill the vacancy in Ward Six. The unexpired term ends in April 2016. Mr. Porter is currently running unopposed for City Council Member for Ward Six in the upcoming April 5, 2016 Municipal Election.
The Mayor’s Veto of Bills #2149 and #2150 were overridden by the City Council.

Ordinance #2149 is an ordinance determining the compensation for the office of Mayor and amending Section 110.040 of the Municipal Code.
Ordinance #2150 is an ordinance determining the compensation for City Council Members and amending Section 110.110 of the Municipal Code.
The City Council passed Ordinance #2157 which authorizes amendments to existing Amended C-8 Planned Commercial District Ordinance #1001, thereby authorizing the addition of a second drive-through facility on the Dierbergs Town Center Project.
The City Council passed Ordinance #2158 authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with Krupp Construction for the development of a connector trail between Bluff View Park and Rock Hollow.
The City Council passed Ordinance #2159 authorizing the Mayor to enter into an easement agreement with the Windsor Crest Homeowners Association to transfer its existing retention facility located within the City’s Community Park property to the City of Wildwood for its long-term control, maintenance, and eventual use.
The City Council passed Ordinance #2160 authorizing the approval of a Record Plat, along with a Trust Indenture and Joint Roadway Agreement or the adoption of Wakefield Farm Subdivision’s indentures/restrictions, and a Deposit Agreement for a seven (7) lot residential subdivision.
The City Council passed Ordinance #2161 amending Chapter 390: Traffic Schedules by establishing a 40 MPH speed limit on a portion of Missouri Route 109, from Shepard Road to New College Avenue, within the City of Wildwood.

The St. Louis County Police Department
will be presenting
“Survival Strategies for the Community,”
at the City of Wildwood Council Chambers
Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.

16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040

Officers assigned to the St. Louis County Police Department, Tactical Operations Unit, will present summaries of various active shooter events and provide up-to-date data from the Federal Bureau of Investigations relating to active shooter events which have occurred in the United States.

This program will include a presentation of the Department of Homeland Security’s “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT” Program. This  options- based program provides alternatives to maximize personal safety, if an active shooter incident were to occur. If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact Officer Jamie Reiter or Officer Chris Sahrmann at the Wildwood Precinct - 636.458.9194.

Jr. Wildcat Football

What:  Come play football this fall with the Eureka Junior Wildcats!  Eureka Junior Wildcat Football is a non-profit youth football program. The primary objective of the program is to teach the fundamentals of the game and prepare athletes for playing football at Eureka High School.  All home games are scheduled to be played at Eureka High School.
When:  Registration opened on March 1, 2016.  Practices will start the first week of August, and the season will conclude in October.
Who:  Students in 3rd grade to 8th grade that plan to attend Eureka High School.
Why:  This program is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Eureka High School football and to have fun playing the sport.
How Much:  The cost is $300.00  Players will receive a personalized jersey, which they will get to keep. Players are responsible for obtaining their own black pants and other personal equipment (i.e., chinstraps, cleats, and mouth guards).  The Junior Wildcat organization will provide shoulder pads and helmets for use during the season (and a deposit will be necessary at the time of pick up).

If you need more information, please visit the website (ejwf.org) or call 314.690.3593.

Wildwood Family YMCA - Programming Opportunity

6th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Come join Fox Creek Veterinary Clinic for its 6th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt! Registration starts at Noon and hunt soon after. ALL proceeds go to our local non-kill animal shelter - Open Door Animal Sanctuary! They care for over 400 homeless dogs and cats, 365 days a year! Founded in 1975, Open Door has helped over 100,000 lives! Visit their website for more information: http://odas.org/. Open Door may also have adoptable pets at the event. 

A wide variety of prizes are planned for participants to choose from, as well as gift cards for $25.00 off any service, 50% off grooming with Joanna or Sam, and, finally, the best prize yet, 2 FREE nights pet boarding in our Luxury Boarding Suites! This event is family friendly and free (please keep all dogs on leads). HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH THE EASTER BUNNY!!! Please call (636) 458-6569, with any questions or visit the clinic's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/218562555153197/.

One Lucky Mutt
MSD Project

MSD Caulks Creek Trunk Sewer - Phase 1 - Starting Soon

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) is beginning a major construction project to build a new sanitary sewer which will benefit many Wildwood residents.  The Caulks Creek Trunk Sewer, Phase I project will replace existing undersized trunk sewers, alleviate building backups and eliminate existing overcharged sanitary sewers.  The project consists of 3.1 miles (16,225 feet) of 8-inch to 36-inch sanitary relief sewers starting near the intersection of Church Road and Kehrs Mill Road.  The project extends to the south, generally following the alignment of Caulks Creek, to its ending point in Wildwood’s Anniversary Park (north side of Clayton Road near the intersection of Clayton Road and Strecker Road).  The project includes two separate side collection systems which extend into the Quaethem Farms Estates Subdivision to provide improved service to the homes in that subdivision. 
Tree clearing will begin before April 1, 2016, with the project's completion anticipated by early in summer of 2018.

15th Annual Chesterfield/West County Dining Guide - 2016

The only comprehensive guide to West County restaurants, which has been researched and published for many years. For more information, please click on the provided link - https://issuu.com/patriciaa.catanzaro/docs/diningguidewebspring2016/.

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