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The City of Wildwood can be reached via telephone by calling (636) 458-0440, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or on its website, 24/7, at this link: CityofWildwood.

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Schedule of Meetings for the Week of March 25, 2019 @ City of Wildwood, Mo.
Pool Passes are Available at Ballwin and Ellisville

Pool Passes Are Now Available @ Ballwin and Ellisville

Swimming pool passes are now available at two (2) exciting locations for the summer of 2019! Once again, the cities of Ellisville and Ballwin have gracoiusly agreed to make their incredible pool facilities available to the residents of Wildwood. Pool passes for the City of Ellisville, at the Edge Aquatic Center, went on sale February 25, 2019 and passes for the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center in Ballwin went on sale on March 1, 2019  For information on these passes, visit this link:

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STLCC - Wildwood and the City of Wildwood's Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event - May 18, 2019
Ready to Recycle Logo

Most of the new “Fiber” carts have been delivered, and Meridian Waste Services has been placing stickers on existing carts to mark them as “Rigids”. Cart corrections will be completed during the last two (2) weeks of March – if Meridian Waste Service customers don’t want the new cart, received the incorrect cart size, or would like to swap for a different size, they should contact the Dedicated Wildwood Customer Care Agent, Heath Goodrich, at 314-291-3131, Ext. 2432, or via email at

An Open Letter from Meridian Waste - March 1, 2019

Dear Meridian Waste - City of Wildwood Recycling Customer:

As a reminder, Meridian Waste is beginning to place recycling stickers on existing carts as well as delivering the second recycling cart beginning this week and will continue through the month of March. Your recycling service officially changes to dual stream recycling collection on April 1, 2019

What’s Changing ... 
You can still recycle curbside but there are two big changes:
1. We are moving to dual stream so you will now have two separate recycling containers collected on alternating weeks. One container is for RIGIDS (plastics & metals) and one container is for FIBER (paper & cardboard). You will be receiving a second recycling cart in March.

2. Glass will no longer be recycled curbside. Residents have the option to use new recycling drop-off sites for Fiber and Glass only. The drop-off sites will be listed on the Meridian Waste Wildwood website by March 25, 2019. 

To learn more about the recycling crisis visit:

Please click to view the Wildwood New Recycling Collection Schedule Calendar effective April 1, 2019. PRO TIP: Print out the PDF calendar to hang near your recycling carts. 

If you would like to place a recycling sticker on your own recycling bin, you can request an additional FIBER or RIGIDS sticker by contacting our dedicated Wildwood Customer Care Agent, Heath Goodrich, at 314-291-3131, Ext. 2432. He is available to assist Wildwood customers Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Your Meridian Waste Team


Dual Stream Recycling Now Effective April 1, 2019

In response to resident feedback, the Wildwood City Council voted on January 14th to implement the following dual-stream curbside recycling program on April 1. The new recycling program means that Meridian residential customers are requested to use two separate recycling containers - one for plastics & metals (Rigids) and one for paper & cardboard (Fiber) collected on alternating weeks.  This program will result in cleaner, less contaminated recyclables, which will create more local and regional markets willing to accept this material, in lieu of shipping overseas.

Summary of Dual-Stream Recycling ... 

Rigid Recyclables
When: Beginning the week of April 1, 2019
Where: Curbside every other week (on alternate weeks as the “Fiber” material pickup)
What: "Rigid" materials will be collected as follows:

o        Plastics containers containing the recycling code 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 (non-black)
o        Aluminum
o        Tin and steel cans

Fiber Recyclables
When: Beginning the week of April 8, 2019
Where: Curbside every other week (on alternate weeks as the “Rigid” material pickup)
What: "Fiber" materials will be collected as follows

o        Cardboard
o        Mixed papers

Glass: If residents wish to recycle glass, Meridian Waste will be establishing a few drop-off locations throughout Wildwood for this material; otherwise it can be placed in the trash. The locations for drop-off of glass are being finalized, but one (1) site is up and running! This location is at the terminus of Wildwood Avenue, between City Hall (16860 Main Street) and the B&B Theatre. The other three (3) locations are to be within City park properties and will be available as close as possible to the April 1, 2019 date.

Additional Recycle Bin:  Meridian residential customers will receive an additional 65-gallon recycle toter by April 1st, with an option to increase this size to 95-gallons.

Cost: Meridian residential customers will see an increased cost of $0.50/month, until August 1, 2019, when a new long-term contract is established through a competitive bidding process. 

Residents will receive a letter from the City of Wildwood describing the program in more detail. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at or visit the recycling page of our website:

Election Information
April 2019 Municipal Election

Filing has Closed 

The following candidates have filed for Office of City Council Member (1-15-2019):

Ward One:
Larry Brost
David Hudson

Ward Two:
Lauren Edens 
Tony Salvatore 

Ward Three:
Tammy Shea*
Kenneth E. Remy

Ward Four:
Jean Vedvig
Katie Dodwell*

Ward Five:
Dave Bertolino*
Ed Marshall

Ward Six:
R. Jon Bopp*
Debra Quarternik
Rob Arthur

Ward Seven:
Crystal McCune

Ward Eight:
Joe Garritano*
Chris Young

*Indicates incumbent 

Come to the Mayor's Coffee
They're Educational and Fun!
City Hall - Community Room - 16860 Main Street
Next Coffee with the Mayor is April 4, 2019

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 Joe Vujnich at (636) 458-0440, or visit the following link -

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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.

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Streaming Live

The City Council recently authorized the addition of Livestream equipment in the City Hall's Community  Room, where many of Wildwood's boards, commissions, and committees meet. This additional equipment will now allow almost the full schedule of the City's public meetings to be streamed for your viewing. 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: Wildwood Livestream.


Two (2) major projects are starting this coming week. These projects include the following:

Manchester Road Streetscape - Phase 3

The length of  roadway from the Taylor Road Roundabout to Eatherton Road. Major improvements to existing roadway include sidewalks and dedicated bicycle lanes. Ameren Missouri and Missouri American Water Company are underway with needed utility relocations. 

Wildwood Community Park - Phase 3

Great Meadow Area; new utilities, shelters, parking area, and further trail connections. The City's selected contractor is now installing the water line.
These projects have been in the planning, design, and engineering phases for over a year and are now underway. Both are 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!

History Book Cover

Your Story in Wildwood is Important

The next chapter (and fourth) in the Wildwood History Book covers the era from the Roaring 20's to 1990. The first three (3) chapters of this book covered eras that occurred many, many years ago. However, now, with this next chapter, many residents and others have been in this area and remain today. This era and the residents from it allows the City a unique opportunity for all us. If you would like, please write down a thought or two (2) about a special time, a special place, or some other memory you have about this area from this timeframe, submit it for consideration, and it may end up in the book. Your prose does not have to be anything fancy, but just your impressions of what made, and makes, this area special. Please forward these short paragraphs, with your name and contact information, to Kathy Arnett at you in advance for your participation. 

Better Together - City/County Merger

It has been in the news and many people are discussing this important issue for the region. The report that has been prepared by the group advocating this merger can be found at the following link - Better Together Report. The City of Wildwood passed a Resolution on March 11, 2019 that stated it did not support this plan for the merger. 



  Section One. The City of Wildwood incorporated in 1995 to preserve the quality of life in an area and environment in which the residents live and to promote the safety of all residents.
  Section Two. The City of Wildwood incorporated to provide accountability to the residents. To place the responsibility for governance with the people of the area so that each would have a voice that would be heard by local, responsible representatives. Not being governed by some distant board or Council.
  Section Three. The City of Wildwood also incorporated in 1995 to protect the many varied assets of the area.
  Section Four. The City of Wildwood also incorporated to create a new model for municipal government. One which limits the sprawl of government while serving its constituents.
  Section Five. That the City Council of the City of Wildwood adamantly opposes the Better Together plan that would eliminate the clear mandate that the residents of Wildwood voted for in 1995.
  Section Six. The City Clerk is hereby directed to transmit a copy of the results of this Resolution to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, U. S. Senator Josh Hawley, U. S. Representative Ann Wagner, Governor Mike Parson, State Senator Andrew Koenig, State Senator Dave Schatz, State Representative Shamed Dogan, State Representative Bruce DeGroot, State Representative Dottie Bailey, County Executive Steve Stenger and County Council Member Mark Harder.
  Section Seven. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.


Preserving Wildwood Values, Character, and Assets

This group of citizen volunteers were nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council at its meeting on March 11, 2019. The purpose of this commission is to develop strategies to protect Wildwood's assets and character, i.e. watersheds, woodlands, topography, parks, and infrastructure, if the St. Louis City/County merger is approved by voters in November 2020. The group of individuals will review and make recommendations to the City Council on any strategies they determine are feasible.
Commission Members

  • Patrick McGinnis, Ward One
  • Paul Bernache, Ward Two
  • Dave Jenkins, Ward Three
  • Jack Clark, Ward Four
  • Anthony Hough, Ward Five
  • Molly Ruhnquist, Ward Six
  • William Munroe, Ward Seven
  • Dennis Hrubes, Ward Eight
  • Ray Manton, City Council Liaison
  • Steve Taylor, City Council Liaison

Staffing to the Commission will include a multi-disciplinary team of current City Team Members.

Meeting Information - This group's meeting schedule will vary. All meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of a meeting. All of these meetings will be 'Live-streamed,' so if you miss one, it can be seen from any computer or mobile device. See the calendar to the right for upcoming meeting dates.

Agendas & Minutes - View all Agendas and Minutes

Want more information on this Commission and other merger news? Every two (2) weeks, the City Council of Wildwood is provided an update by City officials, which is part of its Work Session agendas. Just visit the City's website and navigate to the upcoming City Council meeting and check out the Work Session agenda for this summary. The link for these agendas is: Agenda Center.


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

Over the past two (2) years, the City has continued offering installments of 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 is  posted on the City's website periodically (, as well as on our social media pages - Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram ( Thank you!


Wildwood - Geocaching - Pop Up Event

Pop Up Event - Geocaching

This Pop Up Event continues through the weekend! This event will be fun for everyone, whether you’re an experienced geocacher, or never heard of such a thing!  One (1) geocache has been hidden in a really awesome location in Wildwood and you’ll have from Friday, March 15, 2019 through Sunday, March 24, 2019, to find it!  Follow the link to learn all the details about how to find the geocache and be entered to win a great prize!

Puppet Show - Early Childhood Recreation Program - March 27 and 28, 2019

NEW ... 2019 Early Childhood Recreation Program 
Jeanie Bryan Puppets Performing “Monster Magic”

The registration is now open for the March Early Childhood Recreation Program! Jeanie Bryan Puppets will be performing “Monster Magic” at City Hall (16860 Main Street, Wildwood, Missouri 63040). Charles the Monster, and his fuzzy sidekick Benny, attempt to perform a dazzling magic show, but when things don’t go as planned ... the results are hilarious. This magical puppet show will delight grownups of all ages and their kids too!  Sign up your child, between the ages of 2 and 5, for this free program!  The puppet shows will be held on March 27 and 28, 2019.  There will be two (2) shows - 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - on both days. However, Wednesday's two (2) shows are almost full, so sign your kiddos up today ... don't delay!  Each show 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.

Drug Take Back Initiative - April 27, 2019

Prescription Drug Take Back
St. Louis County Police Department and City of Wildwood

The St. Louis County Police – Wildwood Precinct will host a prescription drug take back event at City Hall on Saturday, April 27, 2019  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is nationally-sponsored activity, with various agencies and departments participating.  During this timeframe, you may drop off drug items to our staff at the event. The items are then boxed and collected by the Police Department to be transferred to the DEA for destruction.   

Color Coded Cooking Class - May , 2019

Sign-Up for a FREE Cooking Class!

At the class, participants will use a color-coded cooking kit to emphasize visual communication and remove the barriers of math involved in cooking. The kit uses brightly colored measuring cups and spoons that coordinate with easy-to-read recipe instructions. Chefs will make either oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies (there is a gluten free option).
This class is intended for:

• Children interested in cooking
• New, first-time cooks of any age
• Children/adults with disabilities
• Children/adults who have difficulty with math – color coding makes it easy to measure!
* Nuts will be present.
This class will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., at La Salle Springs Middle School. Register here: Color Coded Cooking Class.


Great Programming @ Babler State Park - March through April 2019
MSD Stormwater Capital Rate Public Meeting Schedule
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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.

(March through May 2019)

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.

Joy Ladies' Bible Study - Fellowship of Wildwood - Tuesdays
Blood Drive @ St. Louis Community College - Wildwood Campus - March 28, 2019

Donors can click on the following link to select a specific appointment time for this drive:

Open Space Council - Honeysuckle Eradication - Meramec Greenway - April 6, 2019 - Come Out and Volunteer

Wildwood Christian Church's Spring Block Party - April 6, 2019
Living Word Church - Grief Share Program

Living Word Church Hosts 'GriefShare'

GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, will meet April 15, 2019 through July 15, 2019, on Mondays, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood.  To register visit

Maundy Thursday's "Down to Earth" Worship Service Living Word Church

Living Word Church’s Maundy Thursday “Down to Earth” Worship Service.\, with Holy Communion, will be at 7:00 p.m. on April 18, 2019. Childcare (birth to age 5) and LW Kids  (Grades 1 through 5) are available during the service. The church is located at 17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood, Missouri 63038. All are welcome! For more information, please visit

Good Friday Service @ Living Word Church - Wildwood, Mo.
Good Friday Service @ Living Word Church - Wildwood, Mo.
Easter Service @ Living Word Church - Wildwood, Mo.
Easter Service @ Living Word Church - Wildwood, Mo.
Living Word Church's Donut Dash - April 27, 2019
Wildwood Family YMCA - Next Date: April 27, 2019
Wildwood Family YMCA - Branson Show Extravaganza - May 7 - 9, 2019

Living Word Church - Summer Camps and Other Activities

Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region
Get Your Early Bird Tickets Today!

Paddle for a Cause: Saturday, June 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Join us for a fun-filled float on the Missouri River, from Sioux Passage Park to Columbia Bottom Conservation Area!

The Open Space Council is excited to offer attendees the choice of floating in a Big Muddy Adventures signature Voyageur Canoe or a 2-person canoe. The Open Space Council will provide the canoes, with shuttling service, life jackets, and food & drinks for a delicious picnic lunch following the float. This event is the perfect opportunity to share a summertime float on the Missouri River with your family and friends!

Tickets are $55/adults & $25/children age 15 and under

All ticket sales benefit Operation Clean Stream, our annual river cleanup and restoration event in the Meramec Watershed. Thanks to Big Muddy Adventures, the Gramophone, and St. Louis County Parks for their partnership on this event!
Living Word Church - Vacation Bible School - June 24 through 28, 2019

JUNE 24 though 28, 2019

VBS 2019 at Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road, in Wildwood, will be “To Mars and Beyond:  Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You.” Your children, ages 3 – 5th grade, are invited to join us on a space travel adventure to explore where God’s power can take them. Along the journey, Voyagers discover a new realm of possibilities, as they reach for the stars and encounter the limitless power and love of God. Join us on June 24 through June 28, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon) for stories of Jesus, great games, crazy science experiments, crafts, music, and mission opportunities. The cost is $35.00 and includes a t-shirt. Registration deadline is June 14, 2019. To register please visit

WHS Benefit Car Show - Sunday, July 14, 2019

Bethel Exercise - Mondays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a..m.)
Aegis Therapies - Helpful Tips from a Wildwood Business


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:

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.  


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

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. 

Be Local and Loyal ... Both Good Things!
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 To contact City Hall by telephone, please call (636) 458-0440.

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