The City of Wildwood continues to work closely with our partnering agencies to monitor how the novel coronavirus is impacting our community. We are attentive to the information provided by the State and County’s Public Health Department and the County Executive’s Office. This page will continue to be updated as information is forthcoming. For more details, use the links below, which reflect subpages of information.
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Friends and Neighbors,
In order to protect the safety of our residents and keep Wildwood government functioning seamlessly in light of St. Louis County orders and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have taken the following actions relative to COVID-19:
- We will continue holding our City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, and members of those bodies now have the option to participate remotely by video- or tele-conferencing.
- Council meeting room occupancy will be limited in accordance with CDC-recommended social distancing guidelines. The livestreaming of our meetings started in 2017 is a great tool we’re now using for this situation - overflow meeting attendees can choose to watch the meeting by livestream in our Community Room, and our residents can always watch all our public meetings by livestream instead of attending in person.
- All seating for the Council and other commission and board members, as well as public seating, will be rearranged consistent with CDC recommended 6-foot distancing.
- We are pursuing the cancellation of all non-essential meetings of our other boards, commissions and committees, along with upcoming events having more than 10 attendees, through at least April 30, 2020 (and potentially through May 31, 2020, depending upon further governmental direction).
- I will be asking the City Council to authorize me to act as to any unanticipated issues relating to the COVID-19 situation.
You’re our greatest Wildwood asset, so please take measures to protect yourself and other Wildwood residents though following the six-foot social distancing guidelines, staying at home, hand washing, and covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing.
Mayor Jim Bowlin
Beginning on Thursday, March 26th, it is requested that everyone needing to conduct business with City Hall do so by email, phone, video-conference (staff can set it up), or, if necessary, appointment only. Please refer to the Staff Directory for contact information. Additionally, a number of employees are working from home, so there may be a delay in getting back to you.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
Applications for Zoning Authorization (the first step in obtaining a building permit) are now being accepted online: Zoning Authorization Online Application
Follow the City’s social media accounts for other updates:
Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste Pickup
Waste Connections trash and recycling services will continue as usual and on the regular schedule. Waste Connections has also requested that all trash be bagged. While Waste Connections has suspended yard waste pickup for a portion of their service area, at this time, that does not include Wildwood. Therefore, yard waste pickup will continue as scheduled.
Municipal Court is discouraging in-person payment or inquiries and court dates through April 17th have been canceled by the Presiding Judge of St. Louis County Circuit Court. Payments can be made online or via mail. Visit the Municipal Court page for instructions.
The municipal election scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2nd. A list of candidates is on the City’s Election Page.
COVID-19 Information & Helpful Links
Residents experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, should contact the St. Louis County Health Line at (314) 615-2660 with their concerns. Those who have reason to believe they have encountered a person infected with COVID-19 should also utilize that number.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877) 435-8411.
Links that may be helpful:
- St. Louis County
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
- Center for Disease Control
- World Health Organization
If you have questions regarding this information, please call City Hall at (636) 458-0440.
Posted on March 18, 2020
Updated on April 4, 2020