FEMA Urges Missourians to be Prepared for Extreme Heat
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the Midwest to take steps now to prepare them, their families, and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA smartphone app.
The National Weather Service announced on July 20, 2016 that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.” Additionally, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s latest outlook notes that most of the continental United States is facing elevated chances of well-above-average summer temperatures.
To help all residents stay safe during extreme heat, FEMA urges residents to consider taking the following actions in affected areas:
FEMA also urges residents across the region to download and use the free FEMA app, which provides valuable safety tips to help families prepare for and recover from more than 20 natural and man-made hazards. The FEMA app enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening family and friends. The app also provides family communication plans, customizable checklist of emergency supplies, and maps of open shelters and disaster recovery centers. The app is available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
Our Parks and Trail Facilities
Over the past few months, the City has experienced vandalism at some of its park and trail facilities. The St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct is quick to respond to these problems and thoroughly investigates all of them. However, the damage is done and the cost, in some instances, to repair or replace these facilities is significant. You can help! If you see something suspicious or notice graffiti, please contact the Department of Planning and Parks at (636) 458-0440, during normal businesses hours, or the St. Louis County Police Department - Wildwood Precinct at (636) 458-9194 anytime thereafter. If it is an emergency, please call 911. Your help will ensure our facilities in Wildwood are protected and repaired, when needed, to be safe and functional for us all.
2016 Farmers Market in Wildwood
OPEN FOR THE SEASON
The City’s Farmers Market, which is located in the Town Center Plaza (221 Plaza Drive), officially opened its 2016 Season on May 21, 2016. The market is now open every Saturday through the fall, from 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. Returning managers of the market, Rene’ and George Sackett, continue to promote a “producers’ only” type of facility, with an emphasis on locally-grown, produced, or made products being offered. The intent of this type of market is to create an atmosphere that caters to the desires and needs of its customers here in Wildwood, with the best varieties available, and products you can trust and feel good about eating or using in your home.
As always, the Wildwood Farmers Market continues to be the location where you can obtain the freshest produce, vegetables, baked goods, and other items of interest in west St. Louis County and many of the vendors from past years are here again. Along with those vendors who have served you, and many residents, for the past seven (7) years, new participants are here in 2016, as well. Along with the vendors, there are always refreshments, food, and music to round out the atmosphere and create a great and fun place to visit!
So, remember, to visit the Wildwood Farmers Market, every Saturday, through the fall, with plenty of convenient parking right next to it. Come on out and meet the market managers and make it a morning in Wildwood. Please feel free to contact the market managers, Rene’ and George Sackett, at email@example.com, with any questions or suggestions, and visit www.wildwoodfarmersmarket.org for updates throughout the season.
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WILDWOOD DISPLAY CAR SHOW
@ Wildwood Historical Society
The Wildwood Display Car Show is this Saturday, July 23, 2016, at the Wildwood Historical Society, which is located at 18750 Highway 100. The show begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) and goes to 4:00 p.m. The Wildwood Historical Society's facility can be reached by proceeding five miles west of State Route 109, on Highway 100. Once there, come in the driveway, down past the red barn (Museum), and park in the field to the left. Barbecue is available for sale and museum tours will be offered for $2.00, if you have a car for the show. Registration is required for this event, but no fee is being collected. Bring chairs, water, and shade and let's have a great time at a great place in the best community.
Sorry Kids! Its That Time:)
Back to School Party – August 12, 2016
The 2016 Wildwood Back to School Party is scheduled for Friday, August 12, 2016 on Wildwood Town Center Plaza! The Back to School Party is a great night for the kids to party and play one last time before hitting the books for another year. This year’s activities include a variety of bounce houses and a real rock climbing wall! Babaloo will provide music and entertainment for the young kids beginning at 6:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 7:30 p.m., when the music will switch over to some adult sounds by the group Fanfare! Of course there will be the usual complimentary hot dogs, kettle korn, snow cones, water, and soft drinks.
So, make sure the Back to School Party is on the calendar! Bring a lawn chair, and enjoy Babaloo and Fanfare!!! It sure to be a great time for the whole family from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.!
Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440. See you on August 12th!!!
Wildwood Calendar Contest - Last Day to Submit Photos!!!
Just a reminder to all of the photography enthusiasts living in Wildwood!! The search for photographs reflecting the City of Wildwood, to be used in the 2017 version of the City of Wildwood Calendar began on July 1, 2016. Photograph entries will be accepted until July 22, 2016 (4:00 p.m.) at cityofwildwood.com. Participants may submit up to three (3) photographs each and all submissions MUST BE IN DIGITAL FORM. Complete information/rules to participate in this year’s calendar contest can be found at cityofwildwood.com/458/Calendar-Contest. If you have questions, please call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.
Junior Trailblazer Program
Know any kids in the 5 to 13 year age range who would love to get out and enjoy some of Wildwood's trails? Then check out the City's Junior Trailblazer Program! This fun program will have kids (and their families) getting out and getting fit (don't tell them they will learn some things as well).
Check it out here: http://cityofwildwood.com/580/4802/Junior-Trailblazer-Program
Celebrate Wildwood Event Feature: The Art Festival
The 2016 Celebrate Wildwood Event will take place from August 26, 2016 through August 28, 2016
in Wildwood Town Center
For the detailed weekend schedule, visit www.celebratewildwood.com!
The 2016 Art Festival will be a major attraction of the Celebrate Wildwood Weekend Event, boasting 50+ artist booths of beautiful, one-of-a-kind art! Everything from paintings and photography, to jewelry and ceramics, will be available for your viewing pleasure and purchase! The 2016 Art Festival will take place from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., on Saturday, August 27, 2016, and from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The Art Festival will be held on the upper level of the public parking garage, next to the Wildwood Hotel. The Food Court and Wine and Beer Garden will be on the upper level of the parking garage as well, so swing by and grab a bite to eat and a beverage, too!
Look for more information about other Celebrate Wildwood attractions in upcoming E-Newsletters, such as: the Car Show, Founders Day Parade, Veterans Tent, Local Authors, Concerts, Activities for Kids, and more! For more information about Celebrate Wildwood, visit www.celebratewildwood.com!
Like Parades? - Well Come and Join In!
This year’s Founders’ Day Parade is rounding into form and will be a great family event to the start of a long weekend of activities in Town Center, which celebrates the City's 21st birthday. Heading this year's parade will be the Lafayette High School Marching Band and many other great participants. Want to be a part of this event? Spaces remain in the parade line-up, so you can still enter. Here are some ideas for parade entries…
- Clubs and organizations – let people know about you!
Neighborhoods – create a friendly rivalry between friends in other neighborhoods - bragging rights and prizes are on the line!
Individuals/families – do some type of anniversary theme, since this year is the City’s 21st Anniversary
More details can be found here: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/parade/.
Prefer to be a spectator? Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., along Manchester Road and Taylor Road.
Celebrate Wildwood - Founders’ Car Show
One (1) of the major attractions of the City’s three (3) day Celebrate Wildwood Event, which this year recognizes its 21st Anniversary, is the always popular and fun Founders' Car Show. This year’s show is planned for Saturday, August 27, 2016, and registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 12:00 p.m. (noon). Great awards are planned in expanded categories from 2015 and everyone can enjoy all of the other activities and great food and beverages that are planned this day as well. Providing the right mood for the Car Show and the great entries will be the Back Street Cruisers, which play the best music for enthusiasts and participants alike. If you are interested in registering for the car show or for more information, please click the following link - http://www.cityofwildwood.com/568/Car-Show. Registration fee is $15.00, with all proceeds benefiting charity.
Following the Car Show, a car cruise is planned, from the event grounds in Town Center Area, then along many of the City’s most beautiful rural roads, to Wildwood Community Park, which is located at 2153 Highway 109 (but you will enter from State Route 100), where a BBQ dinner will be waiting. There is no charge for the car cruise and all participants are welcome. For more specific information on the car cruise, and the Car Show, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Need Service Hours or Do You Like to Volunteer?
The Celebrate Wildwood 21st Anniversary Event is just about a month away and volunteers are needed to help with the Art Festival, Car Show, and other elements. If you would like more information or to register, click on the following link: www.cityofwildwood.com/programs. All volunteers will receive a free Celebrate Wildwood Shirt, refreshments, and a lunch/dinner.
With summer now here and the kids out of school, families and friends gather to celebrate milestones or just to have time together. Looking for an outdoor venue to hold your celebration? The City of Wildwood has three (3) beautiful park pavilions available for your upcoming events.
Anniversary Park and Old Pond School Park have great outdoor pavilions available for your family 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 new 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 Amanda or Gary at 636 458-0440 or via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, pavilion reservations can be completed online at: www.cityofwildwood.com/facilities/.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS >>>
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: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/551/Park-and-Trail-Memorial-Program.
Alt Road Closure in Eureka, Missouri
The contractor for the City of Eureka, Missouri has closed Alt Road, between Thunder Valley Drive and Forby Road, as of Tuesday, May 31, 2016. A signed detour route is in place and local traffic will be able to access Alt Road, at Thunder Valley Drive and Wren Meadow Drive. This closure is expected to be in place for approximately two (2) months. Click this link for updated information: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/585/Alt-Road-and-Forby-Road-Intersection.
Asphalt Resurfacing Program for the City's Rural Streets
The City of Wildwood has contracted with L. Krupp Construction for its re-surfacing project for Summer of 2016. The City of Wildwood will be milling side streets and drive entrances, prior to the two (2) inch asphalt overlay to ensure smooth transitions. For more information, please click the following link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/586/2016-Asphalt-Resurfacing. Paving Schedule: The contractor will begin paving Eatherton Road during the week of July 18, 2016, weather permitting. The contractor will then be paving Alt Road during the week of August 1, 2016, weather permitting. Please use caution in the work areas and expect delays during paving.
Manchester Road Resurfacing
This project will resurface Manchester Road from Route 109, west to the intersection with Route 100. The project will involve some shoulder widening to provide two 11' driving lanes and two 5' shoulders/bike lanes. Construction is in progress and will be completed over the summer. There will be no road closures or nighttime work on the project. Paving Schedule: The contractor has completed placing the base and surface asphalt lifts and will be installing guardrail and striping during the week of July 25, 2016. Motorist should expect delays due to lane closures, with traffic flaggers during the daytime hours.
Pond-Grover Loop Road Committee
Traffic Study Presented to Community
A committee of volunteers have been studying the issue of the extension of the Pond-Grover Loop Road, as part of the development of a large residential subdivision in the City's Town Center Area. The study, prepared by the Lochmueller Group, was presented to the community on May 24, 2016. Updates were made to this study from comments received at the aforementioned May 24, 2016 meeting and presented to the Committee at its last meeting on June 28, 2016. If you were unable to attend the meeting or would like to review the study, please click on this link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7383?fileID=11113. The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for July 26, 2016.
For more information on the Committee's review and discussion of this matter, please click on the following link: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/573/Pond-Grover-Loop-Road-Committee.
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: http://www.cityofwildwood.com/list.aspx. Through this link, not only can you subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, but you can also 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.
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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. 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/.
Larger Recycling Carts Are Available to Residents
"Still Some Available"
If you find the 65 gallon cart to be too small for your weekly recyclables, please call Meridian Waste Services, at (314) 291-3131, to request a larger recycling cart. 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.