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Candidates Filed for April 3, 2018 Municipal Election

City of Wildwood, Missouri

Election filing for the April 3, 2018 Municipal Election opened on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Election filing closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018. at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the City's Election Page by clicking here.The following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member:

Ward One:
  • Glen DeHart*
  • John Gragnani
Ward Two:
  • Ray Manton*
  • Tony Salvatore
Ward Three:
  • Jim Baugus*
  • Kevin Dillard
Ward Four:
  • Andrew Bolazina
  • Steve Taylor
Ward Five:
  • Debra Smith McCutchen*
Ward Six:
  • Cheryl Jordan
  • Brian Rull
Ward Seven:
  • Tim Woerther
  • Jeff Levitt*
Ward Eight:
  • Rob Meinert
  • Niles Stephens
* denotes Incumbent 

Employment Opportunity with Wildwood
Accounting Clerk Position - Department of Administration

The City of Wildwood is seeking an experienced Accounting Clerk. The ideal candidate will be experienced in accounts payable, accounts receivable, licensing, and general office duties. Experience with payroll processing is preferred, but not required. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, automated accounting and general office systems. Involves considerable public and staff interactions, performs various assigned administrative tasks, and must exercise initiative and independent judgment. Effective communication skills required. College level courses in accounting and two (2) years clerical accounting/bookkeeping experience or equivalent combination acceptable. Starting salary range $38,534 - $53,948 DOQ; comprehensive benefits package. Job description available at Letter of interest and accompanying resume for this position must be submitted to the City of Wildwood, by 5:00 p.m. (CST), February 16, 2018. This information should be e-mailed to Please note “Attention – Accounting Clerk” in the subject line of the e-mail transmission. EOE.

A Note From Meridian Waste Services

Christmas trees will be disposed of for free to all Wildwood residents, starting January 1 through February 28, 2018. Non-yard waste subscribers, please place the trees out on your normal trash pick-up day. If you are a yard waste subscriber, please place the trees out on your normal yard waste pick-up day or on your normal trash pick-up day. Please note that Christmas trees must be cut to four (4) feet or less and free of all decorations.

Come to the Coffee - They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street

The First Coffee of the New Year is February 1, 2018

Coffee With the Mayor - First Thursday of Each Month

“Wildwood 2020”

Mayor Bowlin has 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 Ryan Thomas, City Administrator, at (636) 458-0440, or visit the following link -

Graphic for Wildwood 2020

Wildwood City Council
and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings
! Streaming Live !

Last summer, the City installed a video streaming system in the City Hall Council Chambers, which allows for certain meetings to be streamed live and/or viewed thereafter. Initially, City Council Meetings (2nd and 4th Mondays) and Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings (1st and 3rd Mondays) are being streamed live and recorded for playback. Please click the link below to visit the City's Livestream Page, where you can both link to live meetings, or view past recorded meetings:

Hidden Valley Zip Line Course Proposal

This proposal, now granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission, has also received a favorable recommendation from the City Council Planning and Parks Committee, from its hearing that was held on January 2, 2018. The Committee endorsed the Planning and Zoning Commission's granting of the permit, including its conditions, but with several changes. These changes can be summarized as follows:

  1. Allow the zip line course to operate twelve (12) months per year (in lieu of seven (7) months, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission).
  2. Allow the zip line course to have hours of operation to sunset (in lieu of the 6:00 p.m. cut-off for the last tour to start, with all activity concluded on the course by 7:30 p.m.).
  3. Allow Zip Line #3 to extend into a new area of the property (slightly expanding the permit area in terms of its overall size) and as requested by Hidden Valley Ski Resort (the petitioner).
  4. Endorse the change in Zip Line #4's location (instead of a north to south line, now it is an east to west line across the site and shorter in length).
The Committee's recommendation will be presented to the City Council for its consideration and action on January 22, 2018. For more information on this meeting, and pertinent documents, once posted for it, please visit the City's website at:
Recycle Your Holiday Lights



Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

It's Here and Still a Few Spots Remain

The 8th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run IS TOMORROW. This popular run starts and finishes at LaSalle Springs Middle School and covers 13.1 miles of beautiful Wildwood trails! This run has become one of the top rated trail runs in the St. Louis Metro Area. You will not find a better trail running value than the Wildwood Frozen Feet Trail Run!! Organizers wanted to put on a quality trail running event that was challenging, fun, and affordable ….. and that has been accomplished. 

An unbelievable trail run, plenty of food and drink, finisher medals for everyone crossing the finish line, a wonderfully warm and comfortable hooded sweatshirt, and awards to the top three finishers in each of the five year age groups!! The run is doable by runners of any experience level, but will  present a subtle challenge to those wanting to be competitive! Runners will pass an aide station seven (7) times on the course, where water will be available, but if you want/require special needs, come self-contained!

Race day registration at the race start will be available for those runners wanting to enjoy the 50 degree temperatures predicted for tomorrow! Questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440. 

CITY OF WILDWOOD - 2018 Programming for Seniors

The City of Wildwood is excited to offer several FREE programs for Wildwood resident seniors (non-resident seniors will pay just $5.00 per class), age 60+, in 2018!  A variety of programs will be offered. To start the year, the City will be kicking off with yoga and fitness classes. These classes will be held on alternating Fridays, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first 11:00 a.m. class will be the seniors' fitness class held at the Wildwood Family YMCA, beginning on Friday, January 12th. The following week will be a senior yoga class held at Wildwood Yoga & Wellness, beginning on Friday, January 19th. These classes will continue throughout 2018, again on alternating weeks. Participants do not need to be members of the Wildwood Family YMCA or Wildwood Yoga to participate in these programs.
More activities will be added throughout the year. Look for water aerobics and a walking group, as well as other activities coming soon!  Stay tuned for additional details. Pre-registration is required, even though the class is free. To register for a class, go to

Programs for Seniors - City of Wildwood - 2018

2018 Early Childhood Recreation

First Program of the New Year - Pottery Painting 

The Early Childhood Recreation Program is back for 2018! The registration is now open for the first program of the year – pottery painting. Sign up your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program! Each child will have the option to paint a mug, plate, or vase. That Painting Spot will fire the painted pottery in its kiln, and return it to City Hall for the children to pick up, so they can keep and use their masterpiece!  This program will be held on February 7 and 8, 2018.  There will be two (2) sessions - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - on both days.  Each session is the same and lasts approximately 45 minutes.  A parent or guardian must stay with the child. If you’re interested, please sign up at: Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Cabin Fever Hike - 2018 - Along the Meramec River

The 2018 City of Wildwood Cabin Fever Hike is scheduled for Saturday, February 24, 2018. Mother Nature can sometimes exert influence over this event, but when she allows us to proceed, it is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Several hiking options can be chosen by registrants on the morning of the hike or you can explore the area on your own and trek any distance you wish! Registration for the Cabin Fever Hike will open on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., at  Please note the event is free, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The event will have a rolling check-in/start time. You may check-in and start your hike any time between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., at the Al Foster Memorial Trailhead. Warm drinks, water, and snacks will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Also, a giveaway is planned for each hiker. Questions? Call Amanda or Gary at 636-458-0440.

Hike and Seek for 2018 - City of Wildwood

Pop-Up Events Brought to You by the City of Wildwood

In 2017, the City introduced new programming called - Pop-Up Events. Many of you participated and the Department of Planning and Parks wanted to say THANK YOU! Your feedback and input was appreciated and all of us here at City Hall hope you enjoyed them. 

Information about upcoming 2018 Pop Up Events will be posted on the City's website soon (, as well as on our social media pages - Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram ( 

In January, reflecting the cold temperatures Wildwood has experienced over the last month, the City is celebrating Hot Tea Month. Come by City Hall through January 31, 2018 for a free cup of tea. Stop by on Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., for a pick-up game of cards, and tea in the Community Room.

National Hot Tea Month - A Pop Up Event by the City of Wildwood


2018 Spring Registration Drive - Pond Athletic Assocation

New Programming by Your Wildwood YMCA!

Wildwood Family YMCA will Offer a
Preschool Enrichment Program for Ages 3-5

 Starting on January 22, 2018 to May 5, 2018

•Features swimming, gym time, outdoor garden education, crafts, story-time, show & tell, outside play, interest centers, sensory stations and family events.
•Provides a high quality, safe, convenient, recreational and educational environment for children regardless of ability.
•Offers hours of 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 2, 3 and 5 day options, Monday through Friday.
Find more information here:

Wildwood Family YMCA - New Program for Ages 3 to 5 - January 22, 2018
It's All About La Salle - Gala on January 31, 2018

20th Annual 'Taste of West County' 
@ Lafayette High School

The 20th Annual Taste of West County is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Lafayette High School, 17050 Clayton Road, Wildwood, Missouri. Culinary samples from many of the area's best restaurants will be available. Proceeds to benefit the Class of 2019 graduation activities. More information will be provided in the coming weeks, but let's get this event on our calendars.


Manchester Road Improvement Survey

Please Consider Participating - It's Appreciated! 

At the October 25, 2017 City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Bowlin presented his Wildwood 2020 Vision Plan for the City of Wildwood. As part of that Plan, Mayor Bowlin identified one (1) Action Item to "Enhance Manchester Road" from Wildwood Middle School to Taylor Road. In order to implement that Action Item, a new ad-hoc "Manchester Road Improvement Committee" was formed to identify potential enhancements to this corridor. This Committee now seeks to obtain input from the community regarding potential improvements, public services, and funding mechanisms. Please click on the provided link provided here to complete this short survey and thank you - Link to Survey.

How to Keep Your Driveway Entrance
From Filling with Snow

Throughout the winter months, State, County, and City snowplow crews will be out clearing the highways, roads, and streets during and after each snowfall. Homeowners and other property owners will be clearing their driveways at the same time.

Many times, while this is going on, a snowplow truck will go by and fill in the end of a freshly cleared private driveway with snow from the roadway. This is not intentional, and there is a way this wintertime inconvenience can be minimized.

The diagram below shows how you can clear snow around the end of your driveway, opening a certain way to reduce the possibility that you will have to do very much re-clearing after a snowplow truck goes by on the road next to your driveway.

The idea is to place as much snow as possible when clearing your driveway, in the direction of travel downstream on your side of the roadway. Next is to clear an area upstream from your driveway opening to form a "pocket" for the snow from the roadway to go into instead of at the end of your driveway.

The result is more of the snow accumulation from clearing the roadway will go into this open pocket area and less will wind up at the end of your driveway.

A note of caution is in order: please be extremely careful, when working next to the roadway, especially when snowplowing operations are in progress.

Graphic of Snow Removal

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: 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.

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:


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

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. 

For 2018, Resolve to 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: 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 - 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

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