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City of Wildwood Schedule of Meetings - January 7, 2019
Ready 2 Recycle @ Wildwood


Due to recent national initiatives to reduce waste and contamination throughout the United States, Resource Management’s Earth City Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) notified our service provider, Meridian Waste, that as of November 1, 2018, they are no longer accepting single-stream recyclables collected curbside from residential customers, which includes Wildwood residents. The closure of the Earth City MRF, which was in part due to worldwide issues with contamination levels seen in single-stream recycling, has disrupted the local recycling market and the operations of waste haulers that were using the facility, including Meridian.
Dual-stream recycling means that certain materials need to be separated out and taken to a designated drop-off location, instead of being placed in your regular recycle toter. The City Council voted to approve this change now and to continue seeking alternatives by August 1, 2019, when they intend to select a new provider. 

On November 13, 2018, the Wildwood City Council voted to switch to dual-stream recycling citywide. Outlined below is the current approach to the dual stream recycling program, which was approved by the City Council on December 10, 2018. This recycling system will go into effect February 1, 2019.  

The following materials will continue to be collected at curbside weekly in your current recycle toter:

  • Plastics containers containing the recycling code 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 (non-black)
  • Aluminum
  • Tin and steel cans
The following materials can be collected curbside bi-weekly (every other week) beginning when residents receive their smaller recycle collection bin from Meridian Waste. 
  • Corrugated papers (cardboard)
  • Mixed papers
**Until the bin is delivered, residents will be able to drop these materials off at designated locations. The City of Wildwood will communicate this information as soon as possible.
The following materials can ONLY be collected at the drop-off locations:
  • Glass
  • Mixed papers
  • Corrugated papers (cardboard)

Meridian Waste is planning to designate three or four drop-off locations throughout Wildwood with City input. The exact locations will be communicated to you as soon as that information becomes available to us.

The cost of the new program will result in an increased cost of $2.66/month, beginning on the date of the first bi-weekly pick-up, and continuing until August 1, 2019, when a new long-term contract is established through a competitive bidding process.

In addition to this newsletter, Meridian residential customers will be receiving a letter from the City of Wildwood, and we will be using our social media channels to help you understand how these changes affect you. 

You can also visit more information. 

If you have any other questions, please contact us at

You can read more about this change on the City of Wildwood website:

Recycling Guide - City of Wildwood, Missouri

Election Information
April 2019 Municipal Election

Filing Closes on
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Starting Saturday, October 27, 2018, signatures may be obtained on Nominating Petitions for the April 2, 2019 Municipal Election.
Election Information - April 2, 2019 Election
Filing OPENS on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
Filing can be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday, at City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040
Filing CLOSES on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
A filing fee of $10.00 is required made payable to: The City of Wildwood. Credit cards cannot be accepted at this time.
Do you want to be a City Council Member in the City of Wildwood? 

You must meet the following Qualifications of Candidates for City Council Member:

* Serves a term of two (2) years;
* Must be a registered voter;
* A resident of Wildwood one (1) year preceding his/her election;
* A resident of the City Council Ward for one (1) year preceding his/her election; and
* Must not be in default on any City taxes, fines, or financial obligations to the City.

Nominating Petitions:
Candidates for City Council Member shall be by petition filed by the nominee.  Signatures shall be valid only if obtained not earlier than forty-five (45) days prior to the first day of filing.  Therefore, No Signatures Valid Prior to Saturday, October 27, 2018.  No person shall be allowed to be nominated for more than one (1) office at a time.

Prior to filing for the office of City Council Member, you must complete a Nominating Petition and have it signed by not less than twenty-five (25) registered voters of the residents of the Ward. This petition must be submitted at the time of filing for the office of City Council Member.
Please click on the provided link for the nominating petition and other information:
If you have any questions, please contact Wildwood's City Clerk, Amanda Foster, or Deputy City Clerk, Jessica Meyer, at 636-458-0440, or via e-mail at or

To date, the following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member (12-21-2018):

Ward One:
Larry Brost

Ward Two:
Lauren Edens 
Tony Salvatore 

Ward Three:
Tammy Shea*
Kenneth Remy

Ward Four:
Jean Vedvig
Katie Dodwell*

Ward Five:
Dave Bertolino*

Ward Six:
R. Jon Bopp*
Debra Quarternik

Ward Seven:
Crystal McCune

Ward Eight:
Joe Garritano*

*Indicates incumbent 

Ward Five Open House on Neighborhood Park Design Components - January 9, 2019

Come to the Mayor's Coffee
They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street
Check Back for the Date of the Next Coffee with the Mayor 

Coffee With the Mayor - First Thursday of Each Month

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

Graphic for 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 ***
Several of Them are Streaming Live

As of October 2018, Council Planning and Parks Committee meetings are also now available on Livestream! It's been over a year now since the City began video streaming City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings, which can be viewed live or thereafter. 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:

High-Speed Internet to the Rural Areas of Wildwood

The Rural Internet Access Committee (RIAC) last met in November 2018 to discuss the progress the two (2) providers that currently offer high-speed internet access service to the rural areas of Wildwood have made over the past few months. These providers, Bays ET and Wisper ISP, are both actively adding new capacity and increasing speeds to their respective networks. Along with these improvements to the networks, reliability efforts have also been redoubled by both providers. If you have not thought about obtaining internet access from one (1) of these two (2) providers over past concerns about service, reliability, and speeds, you may want to check back with them and hear about the improvements they have made for Wildwood residents. Bays ET and Wisper ISP can be contacted at the following telephone numbers: Bays ET (serves the south half of the City) -  (636) 334-9353 and Wisper ISP (serves the north half of the City) - 1 (800) 765-7772.

Wildwood History Book - Please Provide Your Family Information


Wildwood Snowman Search


Results of the 1st Annual Wildwood Snowman Search are as follows:

1st place ($1000.00): Avery Hoog (*BONUS Entry*).

2nd place ($500.00): Alexander Zibits (photograph taken at Century Orthodontics).

3rd place ($250.00): Stephanie Newcomb (photograph taken at Parkside Grille).

Most Creative Snowman: The Porch in Wildwood.

Honorable Mention: Pure By JenHeels Boutique /The Color BarFahr Greenhouse, and Stonecrest of Wildwood.

Thanks to all of the businesses that participated in this event and to each of you who visited the locations, took great photographs, and posted them to social media, making the internet and Wildwood happy! 

Pop-Up Graphic

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

In 2018, the City continued its popular Pop-Up Events. Many of you participated and the Department of Planning and Parks wants to say THANK YOU! Your feedback and input was appreciated as well and all of us here at City Hall hope you enjoyed them. 

Information about 2019 Pop-Up Events will be posted on the City's website soon (, as well as on our social media pages - Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram ( Please check back after the first of the New Year for more information. Thank you!

Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run   

OK Readers - Pay Attention to this One!!

The 9th Annual Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, 2019. 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 and has filled to capacity the last four (4) years. The  race is capped at three hundred (300) participants, with less than one-third of them remaining. 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 challeging, 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 aid stations seven (7) times on the course, where water will be available, but if you want/require special needs, come self-contained! January 19, 2019 seems to be a long way off, but registration recently opened and a large number of veteran Frozen Feet runners immediately registered!! Needless to say, the event will likely fill long before 2019 even arrives!!!

So, if you are interested, register at your first opportunity. Registration can be done online at http:// or go to the Big River Running Company Website. Paper applications are also available and can be mailed to Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040. The Wildwood Frozen Feet Half Marathon Trail Run is a great event for those just breaking into trail running or doing their first half marathon. On the flip side, it is a fast, challenging course for the veteran trail runners wanting to be competitive. Put Frozen Feet on your calendar and register now! Questions? Call Gary at 636-458-0440.  


Wildwood Historical Society Logo


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.

(January through May 2019)

January 15,  2019 - Jan Jacobi - Historical Novel - Young Lincoln
18750 Highway 100 (One (1) driveway west of Stovall's Grove)
7:00 p.m.
Ms. Jan Jacobi will be providing an interesting presentation on his recent historical novel YOUNG LINCOLN. The book has been well received by a wide age range of audiences.

February 19, 2019 - Open (at this time - check back in January).

March 19, 2019 - Kenneth Johnson - Serenade to City Lights. Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras From the Dance Hall Era in Missouri. There is footage of Stovall’s in presentation.

April 13, 2019 - Kiwanis Club and Wildwood Historical Society TRIVIA NIGHT! Watch for more details later in 2019.

April 16, 2019 - Laine Boyd - author of Way Beyond the Blue.

May 21, 2019 - Christopher Alan Gordon, Writer at the Missouri Historical Society. Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St.  Louis -1849.
Wildwood Family YMCA - Preschool Enrichment

YMCA Preschool Enrichment
Morning and Afternoon Options Still Available

The Wildwood Family YMCA is now enrolling friends, ages 3-5, for its Preschool Enrichment Program held  Monday through Friday, August 14, 2018 - May 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to -12:00 p.m. or 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Y! The program will feature swimming, gym time, outdoor garden education, crafts, story time, show & tell, outside play, interest centers, sensory stations, and family events, along with offering 2, 3 and 5 day attendance options. Sign up in person at the Y Welcome Center. Immunization records will be required. If you have any questions, please contact Tiphanie Johnston, at, or call (636) 458-6636.
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.
Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)


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.

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:

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 or 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.

Diagram for Snow Removal
Where We Stand by East-West Gateway Council of Governments

How does St. Louis compare to other metro regions across the country? That's the question the latest edition of Where We Stand seeks to answer across 130 metrics focused on the areas of economic development, workforce development and public safety. The report, released by East-West Gateway Council of Governments this month, provides critical context for conversations on the challenges and opportunities facing the St. Louis region. For more, visit Where We Stand's newly expanded web page, which provides the data tables in the eighth edition, along with those seen in previous editions, as well as, update reports, white papers, and past editions.  

Notable News and Highlights for 2018
Re: Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)

Looking back on 2018, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) offers some highlights on its notable news during the past year. Use the included links for additional information and images. For more on MDC activities over the past year, read the Department’s Annual Review in the January Issue of the Missouri Conservationist and online at


MDC, Missouri landowners, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources worked together in August and September to restore ruffed grouse to Missouri by trapping and relocating the first 100 of 300 grouse from northern Wisconsin to the River Hills region of east-central Missouri over three years. More at

MDC hosted open houses in December and took public comments on options for a future, limited elk-hunting season in Missouri. More at


Richard Bradshaw of Winona, Maverick Yoakum of Dixon, Bryant Rackers of Bonnots Mill, Michael Williams of Wappapello, Kerry Glenn of Sedalia, Rick Sartin of Birch Tree, and Jason Reynolds of Warsaw caught state-record fish in 2018. More at


More than 653,000 acres of MDC land was certified to one of the world’s most recognized, independent, third-party forest management certification standards -- the Sustainable Forestry Initiative 2015-2019 Forest Management Standard. More at

For the first time ever, more than 100 Missouri communities are participants in Tree City USA, representing 45 percent of the state’s population. More at

MDC’s Champion Tree program celebrated 50 years of tracking Missouri’s biggest known trees in 2018. There are more than 130 species on the list, ranging from a scarlet oak stretching 15 stories tall to a winged sumac with a trunk just over three inches in diameter. More at


MDC’s Rod and Reel Loaner Program topped 100 community locations in February and offers free “loaner” fishing gear around the state at libraries, MDC offices and nature centers, state parks, and marinas. Learn more at

MDC partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Prairie Foundation to eliminate invasive plants along 723 miles of roadways from the top of Ste. Genevieve County to the southern border of Missouri. More at

MDC awarded 38 grants totaling $302,346 to Missouri communities through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. TRIM grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools, and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands. More at


At its August meeting, the Conservation Commission approved a regulation change that will limit free landowner permits for deer and turkey hunting to only qualifying resident landowners and members of their immediate households age six years or older. The regulation change eliminates free permits for those who lease land.
Following several public meetings, the Conservation Commission approved crappie fishing regulations for Smithville Lake in Clay County and Wappapello Lake in Wayne Countythat both allow anglers to keep more crappie and help improve the size of black crappie in the lakes. Under the regulation change, there is no minimum length limit for crappie and the daily limit remains at 30 crappie, but not more than 15 of those fish can be above 9 inches. More at and

MDC expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in July in response to finding cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in or near them. The seven new counties are: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Grundy, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, and Perry. The seven new counties join 41 existing counties of MDC’s CWD Management Zone where feeding deer and placing minerals for deer is restricted. More at

The Conservation Commission approved regulations in August that will require the use of nontoxic shot for hunting doves on 20 conservation areas with heavy, concentrated dove hunting and adding 16 areas to its existing 21 conservation areas where nontoxic shot is required for all hunting with shotguns. The effective date is March 1. More at

MDC began offering free tissue sampling of harvested deer for chronic wasting disease (CWD statewide during the entire deer season from September through January. More at  MDC also continued its mandatory CWD sampling of deer harvested during the opening weekend of the November firearms deer season with 31 counties included in the mandatory sampling and more than 20,000 samples collected. More at


MDC moved from semiannual live auctions to a 24/7 online auction for used vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment, and other items for sale through the online auction website  More at

MDC launched a new research website at dedicated to the extensive scientific research staff do. More at

MDC began offering an all-online bowhunter education course for Missouri residents 16 year and older. More at

MDC launched its new, free mobile app – MO Outdoors in December to help users find MDC outdoor offerings based on the types of outdoor activities they want close to home, work, or even while traveling. More at


Recycle Those Broken or Old Holiday Lights


Our holiday light recycling dumpster is in place and located at the south end of Wildwood Avenue (next to City Hall). Lights can be recycled through January 10, 2019. Feel free to dump your broken or unused holiday lights, as 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

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. 

Ameren Missouri
Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Residential programs are available to customers and can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

With the Start of 2019, Resolve to Stay Local ...
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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