USPS will Relocate Post Office to New Wentzville Facility!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will relocate its current Wentzville facility to a new development at 812-898 Luetkenhaus Blvd. The USPS disclosed this information in a letter received by Mayor Nick Guccione on Friday, July 7. Mayor Guccione said, “This new location has been needed for a while now. I’m excited that this is happening due to the hard work of several individuals including Wentzville’s Economic Development Director Dan Lang, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, and myself, along with the Board of Aldermen. This collaborative community effort will truly be a benefit to all of Wentzville, and is much needed as we continue to grow.” The USPS held a public meeting as part of the Board of Aldermen meeting on May 24, to discuss plans for a new facility. After the meeting, the public was encouraged to send in comments regarding the project. Currently, the USPS operates a Post Office and Carrier Annex in two separate locations in Wentzville. Due to rapid growth, both buildings have space-deficiency issues. After thorough evaluation, the most cost-effective solution, said the USPS, was to combine these into a single facility. “I am very glad to see that the USPS has recognized the need for this new Wentzville facility. I am extremely appreciative of the efforts of everyone involved to provide this resource for our residents,” said Alderman Michael Rhoades. The USPS will continue to provide services at its current location until the new facility is open and operating. The new location is expected to open in 2018

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Wentzville’s Senior Residents Now Have a New Transportation Option!!

Wentzville’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen have approved a new partnership with ITNStCharles (now ITNGateway), which offers transportation for senior citizens (ages 60 and older), adults with visual impairments and adults with disabilities.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any transportation needs within St. Charles County. Rides are available to any destination within the service area, with no limits on ride purpose. Rides are provided in private vehicles by trained drivers.

There is an annual fee of $50 to sign up, but after just three rides (which must be taken within a year of registering), the City of Wentzville will reimburse eligible residents for the entire $50 fee. The resident is responsible for the cost of the rides, which is comparable to other ride service options. To be eligible for the annual fee reimbursement, you must be a Wentzville resident. After eligible residents have completed three separate days of rides (within one year of registering), ITNGateway invoices can be submitted to City Hall for reimbursement of the $50 annual fee.

For additional information or to verify your residency, please call City Hall at (636) 327-5101. To learn more about ITNGateway, please visit www.itngateway.org or call (636) 329-0888.

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Improving Traffic Flow on Residential Streets!!

On Street Parking

Preferred Parking Guidance
City Municipal Code Section 355.050 states, “No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave less than 10 feet of the width of the roadway [available] for free movement of vehicular traffic.”

Residential streets are somewhat narrow, measuring 26 feet wide from the back of curb to the back of curb. This design is arranged to permit eight-foot wide parking lanes on both sides of the street with a 10-foot single driving lane in the center. Compact and mid-size cars fit within the eight-foot wide parking lane if the driver parks with the tires very near to the curb. Full-size pickup trucks and full-size SUVs must park very close to the curb and may need to fold in the driver’s side mirror to remain within the eight-foot parking lane. When possible, full-size vehicles should avoid parking across from another vehicle to ensure the street is passable for emergency vehicles, school buses and other large delivery trucks.

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Volunteer Wentzville!!

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program. Volunteering is a great experience and allows you to work with like-minded people in a business setting while helping others and the community. Along with the community benefits, our volunteer program is flexible to fit the needs and busy schedules of individuals who want to give back to their community. We are looking for quality people to provide their time, talents and excellent service to our residents.

We are so grateful to all of our volunteers, past and present. Thank you for your time and dedication to Wentzville Parks and Recreation. We could not do what we do without YOU! 

For any questions about the program or to apply, please contact Christine Eifert, Special Events & Volunteer Manager, at (636) 332-9236 or email volunteer@wentzvillemo.org

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Text-to-911

Citizens in St.Charles County now have another option to reach 911 during an emergency-by text.  A call to 911 still is the preferred form of communication during an emergency, but there may be situations-a home invasion or a domestic violence incident, for example-when texting for help is safer.  Additionally, it can be used by those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.

Texting 911 is simple.  Enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field of the text message on a mobile device.  Then, send a brief message: location and type of emergency.  For more information about text-to-911 and the new 911 system, please visit:  www.sccmo.org/EmergencyCommunications.

 

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Wright City High earns bronze rating!!

For a third year in a row, Wright City High School has been recognized as one of the most distinguished learning environments in the state.

As part of its annual ratings, the U.S. News and World Report awarded the school a bronze medal, ranking it among the top 146 schools out of over 500 in Missouri. In general, schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

“This sustained academic achievement is a testament to our fantastic staff for really putting an emphasis on teaching and learning, as well as to our students for working hard to respond to the high standards set by our teachers,” said Principal Shawn Brown.

Out of the schools in Missouri, two were awarded gold status, 22 earned silver status and 122 received a bronze recognition. The evaluation looks at the school’s college readiness index. It focuses on the percentage of advanced placement students tested, their scores on the test and how many passed. It also takes into account the scores from the end-of-course math and English tests.

According to the scorecard, Wright City received an 8.2 for college readiness. It had 11 percent of students take the advanced placement testing, with 64 percent of those passing. The school scored a 69 percent in math proficiency and a 73 percent in English proficiency. 

“The fact that our district has been laser focused on achievement and really tried to increase rigor for our kids and provide them with solid learning opportunities every day has contributed to our success,” said Brown. 

The evaluation and rankings were based off of data from the 2014-15 school year. Wright City High School has an enrollment of 450 students and staffs 29 full-time teachers. The district has an 85 percent graduation rate.

Brown says being able to share those recognitions received by the district really says a lot for the community.

“It brings a great source of pride to our community,” said Brown. “We’re really proud of the fact we provide a high school that provides quality education. Throughout the years it’s been something we’re really focused on is making this a place people want to move to.”

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Tips for New Sod

New Sod Care

First 2 Weeks

The key to establishing new sod is to keep it properly watered for the first month. Immediately after installing sod, water thoroughly making it spongy to the step. The new sod should be kept thoroughly wet to a depth of 4″ to 6″ and watered 3 to 5 times a day during the first 7 to 14 days depending on the season. Lift a corner of the sod to determine the depth of moisture. In the first week, it is very important to keep the new sod damp. During this time stay off the sod so it can take root and you do not sink in and leave depressions from your foot steps. During hot weather, sprinklers should run several times a day so the new sod never dries out. If allowed to dry out, the sod will shrink, brown, and can die. The roots of your new sod will penetrate the soil faster and root down sooner if properly watered. At the end of week 2, dry up the yard enough so you can mow.

Weeks 3 & 4

The following 2 weeks are used to transition from frequent daily watering to fewer cycles per day and increase the number of days between waterings. During week 3, reduce waterings to 1-3 times per day and skip a day between watering if the new sod is not drying out. By week 4, water 1 to 2 times every other day. After week 4, your new yard should be ready to go 2 to 3 days between watering. Water your lawn in the evening or early morning when less evaporation occurs. To reduce run-off on hills and promote deep root growth, reduce watering times in half. One hour later, run the irrigation cycle again and apply the rest of the water. This allows the water to soak into heavy soils.

Rest of the Season

Your new lawn will need more water the first growing season and especially the first 6 months. As it roots deeper over the course of a year, it will need less water. If your lawn looks dry, it probably needs watering. The key to new sod care during this time is deep watering less frequently. This will help the roots grow down and develop a deep root system that uses less water. It is ok after the first two months to stress your lawn a little. This means let your yard dry out a bit and when you see signs of stress starting to appear, make sure to water. This will also allow you to fine tune the sprinkler system and adjust heads for proper coverage and change nozzles for more or less water in certain spots.

Mow if Grass exceeds 3.5″

Your new lawn should be mowed at the end of week 2 or if you lawn exceeds 3 1/2″ tall. Back off on the watering so the turf is dry to the touch and firm enough to walk on without sinking in. If your new lawn reaches over 3 1/2″, mow off a third of the length even if it has not been two weeks. Do not cut shorter than 2″ for the first few times you mow. Exercise caution the first time you mow so you do not damage or pull up the sod. If some of the sod does move around, don’t worry. Just put it back in place and it will grow in.

 

Read more: http://gvt.net/turf-care/new-sod-care

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Area Attractions

Located just 40 minutes from downtown St Louis and the Gateway Arch, the area offers numerous opportunities. St. Louis’ Forest Park is home to the Art Museum, The St. Louis Zoo, the History Museum, the Muny, and the St. Louis Science Center, just to name a few.

For the sports enthusiasts, St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.   St. Charles County is host to the baseball Frontier League’s River City Rascals and the indoor arena football team The River City Rage.

Wentzville is located just 20 minutes from the many wineries at Augusta, Missouri.  For the history buffs, you can visit the  Daniel Boone home in Defiance or the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles.  The St. Charles County Family Arena is host to a variety of events .  If its music you’re looking for visit the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Symphony Hall. No matter what you are looking for or wanting to do, you’ll find Wentzville a convenient location.

*NOT ALL OF THE EVENTS IDENTIFIED ON THIS AREA ATTRACTIONS PAGE ARE CITY OF WENTZVILLE EVENTS OR “SPONSORED BY THE CITY” EVENTS.  Wentzville’s linking policy expressly prohibits links to non-government related sites. However, the links above are intended as a resource for the community and do not indicate a relationship between a particular business/agency and the City. For the most part, the links are maintained by the sponsors of each page and are not City of Wentzville sites.

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Wacky Warriors Paintball

Having been in the paintball industry for over 25 years, Wacky Warriors Paintball has become the go-to paintball facility of Missouri. The center offers tournament games in their state of the art air ball fields or an option to host a private game or party event.

700 Wacky Rd Wentzville, MO

(314) 518-4436

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