February 2017

Download Volume 15 - Issue 1 (PDF Version)

Mayor’s Office

John Gwaltney, Mayor

Where did 2016 go?  Time flies when you’re having fun and 2016 was a fun and busy year.  This year promises to be just as much of a fun and busy year.  We have the city events planned for this year, starting with the Easter egg hunt on April 15th and culminating with Santa in the park on December 16th.  In between those two events will be concerts in the park, (starting with May 18th) the June Jam, movie in the park and the annual chili cook-off.  If you live in Edmundson, you don’t have to go far to find a fun time.  New this year, will be the splash pad.  We don’t have a date for it to open yet, because the weather will dictate that for us.  I will let you know when that time draws near. 

February is Black History month and our neighboring City of Bellefontaine Neighbors is having a celebration of that on February 11th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Mayor Doerr and their Board of Aldermen have extended an invitation to us to join them in this celebration.  It will be held at their Recreation Center located at 9669 Bellefontaine Road.  There will be booths, entertainment, food and etc.  For more specific information you may call their city hall @ 314-867-0076.

The city has contracted with a company to do a study concerning the replacement of our street curbs and possibly new sidewalks for all of our streets.  Many of our curbs are in bad shape and need to be repaired or replaced. The need for sidewalks has long been discussed and the thought is that it might be the most economical time to do it while the curb work is being done at the same time.  You will possibly notice some people measuring or surveying the streets.  I just wanted you to know what is going on should you encounter such activity during the next few weeks.  I have not been informed as to the exact process of doing the study,  With today’s technology, there is the possibility that it can all be done on a computer and not require a physical presence on our streets, but I doubt it.

The Senior’s Club meeting will be on the 21st this month.  It will be held in the city hall at 7:00 PM.  All Edmundson seniors ( 50+ ) and those that enjoy their company are invited to attend.  It is always a good time getting together with old friends and a chance to make new ones.  Come on out; the more, the merrier.


I want to take this time to again remind everyone to recycle all that you can.  Attached to this newsletter is a list of all that can be recycled.  With a little effort, your recycled volume can be as much as the regular trash.  At our house, we usually have as much volume in recycling as we do in trash, sometimes more.  The trash company actually makes a profit on the recycling and that comes back to us in the form of savings on our bill.  The city’s savings on the trash pick-up is then returned to each of us in the form of services.

Thought to ponder:  Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them. – Be a good neighbor.¨

City Clerk’s Office

Ronda Phelps, City Clerk

April 4th Election

The following residents have filed for candidacy.


John Gwaltney (Incumbent)

Ward 1

Adele Crown (Incumbent)

George Acosta II

Ward 2

Tony Mikulus (Incumbent)

City Hall will be closed in observance of the below holiday:

February 20th – President’s Day

Future Meetings:

February 9th & March 9th

Public Works – Code Enforcement

Chuck Nunn, Public Works Director

All seasonal decorations and displays shall be removed by ordinance; no later than 30 days after the holiday.

Winter Reminder


A dumpster is still available at city hall for residents to use to dispose of garbage, trash & junk. Items NOT ACCEPTABALE:  tires, paint, appliances, yard waste, computer monitors, or chemicals. – NO LEAVES – IN ANY TYPE OF CONTAINER OR BAG!!

Edmundson Information:

Edmundson Information:

City Hall                      428-7125

City Clerk   x 116

Court Clerk x 117

Public Works            568-5130

Police Department  428-4577

Dispatcher                427-8000

Emergency                911

Community Fire      428-1128

Allied Waste         (636) 947-5959

Residents may leave a message for the mayor or an alderman at the below extensions:

Mayor John Gwaltney               428-7125 x 121

Alderman  Adele Crown              428-7125 x 125

Alderman Rhoda Gwaltney     428-7125 x 124

Alderman Tony Mikulus          428-7125 x  122

Alderman Roy Rice                    428-7125 x  123

Edmundson Neighborhood Watch

Ilene Fields, Coordinator

The Neighborhood Watch will meet on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. at the Edmundson City Hall.   The Thursday date change will only be for the February meeting.


Pursuant to Section 79.160 RSMo, the Board of Aldermen hereby sets forth the receipts and expenditures for its general fund and special funds for the time period July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. It should be noted that, during this same time period, the City had no indebtedness.

Receipts for the General Fund for the 6-month reporting period:                    $ 658,943

Expenditures for the General Fund for the 6-month reporting period                     $   761,407

Receipts for Special Funds:

Capital Improvement Fund:   $   161,988

Sewer Lateral Fund                  $     8,142

Park & Storm Water Fund      $   349,115

Economic Development Fund                   $   196,267

Expenditures for Special Funds:

Capital Improvement Fund:  $    68,096

Sewer Lateral Fund:                $      5,952

Park & Storm Water Fund:    $   245,202

Economic Development:        $      41,827

A complete copy of current Financial Statements for the City of Edmundson may be obtained by making a request for same to the City Clerk, 4440 Holman Lane, Edmundson, Missouri 63134, (314) 428-7125 x 116

Winter Energy Savings tips

Keep the thermostat at 68 degrees or lower; this will save you about 3% on your heating costs for each degree you lower your thermostat.

— Set water heater temperature to 120 degrees for safety and energy savings. Lowering the setting of the water heater thermostat can save approximately           3–5%. 

—Heat only rooms that need to be warmed by closing vents and doors to unused rooms.

—Adequately insulate your home, which can reduce energy usage by up to 30%. In the Midwest, experts recommend 9-15” of insulation in the attic.

—Keep drapes and furniture from blocking vents.

—Use weather stripping and caulk to reduce air leaks.

—During the winter, ceiling fans should move warm air away from the ceiling and down to the floor, so they need to run at a low speed in a clockwise direction (as you look up at it).