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.¨