May 2016

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Mayor’s Office

John Gwaltney, Mayor

I would like to take this time to thank those that voted in last month’s election.  The winners in the election for alderman were , in Ward 1, Rhoda Gwaltney and in Ward 2, Roy Rice.   Alderman Rice will be sworn in and officially take his seat on the Board during the May 12th Board of Aldermen meeting.  I give our thanks to outgoing alderman Randy Von Bokel for her many years of dedicated service to the city.  Like a true concerned citizen, Mrs. Von Bokel has volunteered to serve on the Board of Adjustment.


This is the time of year for me to make appointments to our various boards and committees.  We have positions available on the Board of Economic Development, Planning and Zoning Committee and the Board of Adjustment.  If you are willing to serve on any of these boards or committee, please give your name and contact to myself, City Clerk, Ronda Phelps or your alderman.  Our contact information is listed elsewhere in this newsletter. These are volunteer positions, but you will be rewarded with knowledge that you have taken part in the operation of our city.  These are very important positions.  Please respond as quickly as possible, because I must interview each person before I recommend you to the Board of Aldermen for approval.  The most efficient method would be to call or visit Ms. Phelps or leave your information on my city voice mail, making sure to speak your contact information clearly.


HAPPY MOTHERS’S DAY to all you moms on the 8th.  We want to thank you, first of all, for bringing us into the world and honor you for nurturing us with Love, Care and Sacrifice.  There is no way to quantify your importance to us as a society and individuals.


This month, we have two other dates in which we honor those that serve us and sacrifice for us.  The first one is Armed Forces Day on the 21st.  Armed Forces Day was established in 1949 to honor all branches of the military when they became unified under the Department of Defense.  Last, but not least, is Memorial Day on the 30th, honoring those that gave everything, including their very life that we might continue to enjoy the fruits of this great nation.  I get a little insulted when I hear some politicians say that they are going to make our country great again.  In my opinion, we are now and have always been the greatest nation this world has ever known.  We have many men and women that have given their lives to insure that it continues to be so.

There will be a Memorial Day ceremony honoring those that made the ultimate sacrifice on the 30th @ 9:30 AM at the Woodson Terrace War Memorial in their city park.  The war memorial is located just west of the swimming pool and they have extended an invitation to all of us to join them.  It is an impressive ceremony with songs and tributes to all branches of the military.  I have attended each year as a veteran and as a representative of our city.  I am always impressed and touched emotionally and I encourage each of you to attend also.

Are You Ready for Some Music?  Our summer season of concerts in the park is set to begin on Thursday the 19th @ 6:30 PM.  The band, Midnight Moon, will be here to help us kick off the season again this year.  Their music program is Classic Rock and Rhythm and Blues.  They have been very entertaining in the past and should appeal to almost everyone.  The music starts at 6: 30PM, but come early enough to get your lawn chairs and/or blanket set up for good viewing and get some free hot dogs and popcorn before the music starts.  So put your dancing shoes on and come on out to the park for a fun evening with your family and neighbors. — Mark your calendars for the 19th @ 6:30PM.

I hope you have already marked your calendars for our “June Jam” on the 10th and 11th of June.  This is the big event of the year and you wouldn’t want miss it.  It is a time of fun, food and music.  In past years, some of our residents have even planned family reunions to coincide with the June Jam.  Take a look at the schedule of events included in this newsletter and you will find that every minute is filled and over lapping with fun things to do.  The tickets for the “Big Raffle” are now on sale at the city hall.  There will be many winners of some pretty neat stuff given away on the evening of the 11th.  The more tickets that you buy; the greater your chance is of winning.

I informed you in a past newsletter that the city is putting a splash pad in the park to help cool off in the hot summer months.  Construction of the splash pad is scheduled to start after the June Jam so that it won’t be in the way during those activities but will be in place before the hot weather of July and August.

On the 26th of April, I attended the final planning session for the Ritenour Community Fireworks display. Everything is in place for this year’s fireworks display at Ritenour High School athletic field.  This year, the display will be held in the evening of July 3rd.  I will give you more information on start times, parking and etc. in next month’s newsletter.

Thought to ponder: Hate destroys the hater more than the hatted — Be a good neighbor ¨



Friday June 10th

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM                                                               4:00 – 10:00: – Beer Garden

4:00 – 9:00 – Mechanical Bull, Bungee Run, Giant Slide, Obstacle Course, Playland, Tee Ball Extreme & Dunking Booth

5:00 – 8:00 – Face Painting & Balloon Twisting – BeBe The Clown

6:00-10:00 – Live Music – “THE STACEY COLLINS BAND”

Saturday June 11th

12:00 Noon – 10:00 PM

12:00 Noon – 10:00 – Beer Garden

1:00 – 5:00 – Petting Zoo & Pony Rides – Cindy’s Zoo

1:00 – 3:00 – Pet Clinic – Ferguson Animal Hospital

1:00 – 4:00 – Live Music –“SITDOWN GITDOWN”

1:00 – 9:00 – Mechanical Bull, Bungee Run, Giant Slide, Obstacle Course, Playland, Tee Ball Extreme & Dunking Booth.

5:00 – 8:00: – Face Painting & Balloon Twisting – BeBe The Clown

6:00 – 10:00: – Live Music – “CONTAGIOUS”

Edmundson Senior Citizen Group will be selling Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.

Neighborhood Watch Committee will be hosting an information table at the June Jam with cotton candy and popcorn.   There will be a donation box to collect donations to enhance the “Night Out” event to be hosted in August.

Future Meetings: May 12th & June 9th

Public Works – Code Enforcement

Chuck Nunn

A dumpster is now available for a limited time at city hall for residents to use to dispose of garbage, trash & junk. Items NOT ACCEPTABALE:  televisions, tires, paint, appliances, yard waste, computer monitors, or chemicals.

Grass must be kept mowed less than 8 inches in height. Do not mow or blow grass into street; all grass debris must be removed from street. Fence lines must be grass and weed free.  Violations for non-compliance are

Store trash and recycling cans behind the front of house.

 Gutters must be maintained and kept free of all debris.

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 Randy Von Bokel     428-7125 x 123


Edmundson Police Department

On April 13th, Cpl. Matthew Anton was presented with a Chief’s Accommodation from Chief Jon Belmar of the St. Louis County Police Department for assisting his officer’s on July 29th, 2015 with a felony “aggravated robbery” suspect who was armed with a .45 caliber handgun out of Aspen Colorado.  St. Louis County Police stopped the suspect on east bound I-70 near I-170.  Cpl. Anton assisted the female officer that stopped the vehicle.  While attempting to order the armed suspect out of the vehicle, the suspect took off and was then pursued by St. Louis County and Edmundson Police Officers.  During the pursuit, the suspect not being familiar with the area had turned down a “dead end” street.  The suspect turned around and then rammed Cpl. Anton’s patrol car head on disabling the suspect vehicle and taking the dangerous felon into police custody.  A large amount of marijuana as well as other evidence from the robbery was located inside of the suspect vehicle.  Felony warrants were issued for Assault 2nd on Law Enforcement & Resisting Arrest as well as Colorado’s felony charges.  Cpl. Anton’s actions reflected highly on himself as well as the image and reputation of the Edmundson Police Department.  Congratulations to Cpl. Anton for a job well done!!!


Photographed: Left to right , St. Louis Co. Captain Cox, Chief David Ansell,

Corporal Matthew Anton, and St. Louis Co. Chief Jon Belmar

The Neighborhood Watch Committee will be walking the neighborhoods on Saturday, May 21st to meet everyone and welcome them to join the organization. The City of Edmundson is great and can be made even better with everyone in the community taking part in Neighborhood Watch. Please join us for this event on May 21st.

The Neighborhood Watch Committee will meet at City Hall at approximately 10:00 am and walk the neighborhoods soon after.