May 2017

Download Volume 15 - Issue 4 (PDF Version)

Mayor’s Office John Gwaltney, Mayor

 Hopefully, by the time that you receive this, the rain will have subsided. As I write this on Wednesday morning we have a light rain. I am so grateful that Edmundson is not prone to flooding. Some of you may have wet basements, and if you do, I am sorry for your trouble. A few inches of water is a lot easier to deal with than feet of flood water that cities like Pacific have to clean up after. Let us take our blessings where we can find them.

Back on the15th we had great weather for the Easter egg hunt and the largest turn out that I can remember. We had prepared extra hot dogs, chips, etc and we still ran out. It was a fun time and I always greatly enjoy watching the little ones as they excitedly collect their treasure and discover the contents of each egg.

This month, we have some important dates to observe. On the 14th is Mother’s day, a day to honor our mother and thank her for the sacrifices that she makes for us all year long. Try to plan something that SHE likes to do, and let her know that you love her. We also have this month, Armed Forces day on the 20th and Memorial day on the 29th. Memorial is not just a day to have a BBQ, but to remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice to insure your freedom to have that BBQ.
Two other events start this month that will continue all summer. The splash pad will be dewinterized and opened for use later this month and the concerts in the park will begin on the 18th. This month’s concert will feature “Everyday People”. We have had this group a couple of times in the past and everyone seemed to enjoy their music. The show starts at 6:30 PM and, as always, there will be free hot dogs and fresh popcorn served. Mark your calendar and bring your drinks and a place to sit. (ie. lawn chair, blanket , etc.)
Next month we will have the June Jam on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be here. As you know, the June Jam is a great time for all, with lots of music, food, booths and activities for kids of all ages.

Here is a little known fact that may be of interest to some of you. The Missouri Job Center has moved to The Crossings at Northwest (used to be Northwest Plaza) in St. Ann. If you are in need of improving your employment status, this is the place to go for help. They have many resources to help you in doing this. Besides all the job referrals, they have free seminars on resume writing, interviewing, online job application and many other job search skills. There are even funds available to help with training. Their contact information is on a flyer attached to this newsletter. They have some job fairs scheduled for this month, so, if you think you might be interested, it would be a good idea to get registered soon.

Thought to ponder : There is joy in the journey when we walk alongside each other. — Be a good neighbor.

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
Republic/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

Alderman’s Corner Roy Rice, Alderman Ward 2

EDMUNDSON ACTION NEWS

You are invited to attend the first pre-Mother’s Day luncheon on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM in the Edmundson City Park.

Food will be served by the youth of Edmundson.

Let’s show our appreciation and support for them in giving back to the community.

This is only the beginning.

 

Edmundson Neighborhood Watch Ilene Fields, Coordinator

The next Neighborhood Watch meeting will be Wednesday, May 17th @ 6:30 PM at the Edmundson City Hall, 4440 Holman.

Our training topic for this month is: “Myths about Breaking & Entering” and will be given by Cpl. Matt Anton.

Our meetings are only 1 hour and 10 minutes long.  Please plan to attend.  All residents are welcome at our meetings and this is a good place to meet your next door neighbors.

See you there!

Future Meetings: May 11th & June 8th

Concert in the park: 

May 18th @ 6:30 PM

Everyday People

Public Works – Code Enforcement Chuck Nunn, Public Works Director

•The trash company will not pick up TV’s with the regular trash. You must call to arrange a special pick up; there is a $25.00 fee per TV.

•Tickets are being issued for high grass/weeds.

•Tickets are being issued for carport violations.
Ordinance 210.2170 Maintenance of Carports is attached.

7TH ANNUAL JUNE JAM
JUNE 9TH & JUNE 10TH

Friday June 9th
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM 4:00 – 11:00: – Beer Garden
4:00 – 9:00 – Mechanical Bull, Giant Slide, Zero Gravity Ball, Inflatable Golf, Candy Playland, Tee Ball Extreme & Knockerballs
5:00 – 8:00 – Face Painting & Balloon Twisting
– BeBe The Clown
7:00-11:00 – Live Music – “FATPOCKET”

Saturday June 10th
12:00 Noon – 11:00 PM
12:00 Noon – 11:00 – Beer Garden
1:00 – 5:00 – Petting Zoo&Pony Rides–Cindy’s Zoo
1:00 – 3:00 – Pet Clinic – Ferguson Animal Hospital
1:00 – 9:00 – Mechanical Bull, Giant Slide, Zero Gravity Ball, Inflatable Golf, Candy Playland, Tee Ball Extreme & Knockerballs
3:00 – 7:00 – Karaoke – “THAT DJ”
5:00 – 8:00: – Face Painting & Balloon Twisting – BeBe The Clown
6:00 – 8:00 – Bubble Bus
7:00 – 11:00: Live Music – “HOLLYWOOD 5”

Edmundson Senior Citizen Group will be selling Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.
Neighborhood Watch Committee will
be selling popcorn.

Edmundson Police Department Edmundson Neighborhood Watch

TIPS ON LAYERING YOUR HOME SECURITY

Layering home security is one of the most important aspects of keeping your home safe.

By doing so, a homeowner like yourself can significantly reduce the chances of a break-in and/or harm to family members.  To help prevent such crimes, here are a few ways you can step up your home security:

• Using motion-activated security lighting around your home’s perimeter• Installing indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras around your home

• Installing a monitored alarm system

• Using yard signs and window decals to indicate that your home is equipped for optimal security

• Assuring that all windows and entrances are clear of items that may shield a burglar from view or that can be used for climbing.  Such as:

  • high shrubs
  • trees
  • outdoor
  • furnishings
  • ladderso
  • etc.
  • Leaving your carport/ porch light on during the night to help police see your assets.

As always, report any suspicious activity to police.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at: anton449@cityofedmundson.com

Reminder, our next meeting is May 17th at 6:30 P.M. at Edmundson City Hall

Cpl. Matthew Anton