May 2018

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Mayor's Office

John Gwaltney, Mayor

Greetings, my good neighbors of Edmundson.  Warm weather has finally arrived and appears that it will remain for a while.  The landscape is greening up; flowers are growing and starting to push forth their colorful blossoms. We are in the growing season, where you can almost see the grass and other vegetation stretching skyward to receive more sunlight.  The maple trees will soon be sending their winged seeds out to come spinning downward to plant themselves and increase the population of maple trees, even in our gutters.  If we don’t clean our gutters, we will soon have a forest of maple trees growing along the edge of our roofs.  Spring is a very pretty season, but we need to stay in control by cutting the grass and cleaning the gutters.

The new curbs and sidewalks project is moving along in the southeast part of the city.  I’d like to express our thanks to the residents of the construction area for your extreme patience.  There has only been one complaint reach my ears and it was a very legitimate complaint.  However, due to the ingenuity of that resident, he had successfully found and implemented a solution to the problem for himself and his neighbor, even before I was aware of this.  Folks; that’s what I’m talking about when I say that we are a community of good neighbors.

The project will continue north along Holman Lane after the work is completed in the southeast section and the water company is finished working in the northern part.  Spencer Contracting Co. is coordinating with the water company on the logistics of all that.  We definitely want the water company to be finished digging up our streets before we are trying to put the final touches to the restoration part of our project.

We have some important dates to celebrate in this month of May.  The first one is Mother’s Day on Sunday the 13th.  A day in which we honor our mothers for bringing us into the world, showering us with loving care and all the sacrifices she has made for us.  There is an old tradition for Mother’s Day that seems to be fading away, but I certainly wish would be revived.  The tradition is the wearing of roses.

If the woman’s mother is alive, she would wear a red rose corsage to church on Mother’s Day, if her mother is deceased, then she would wear a white rose corsage.  The men would wear a rose boutonniere of a corresponding color. – The second one is Armed Forces Day on Saturday the 19th; a day in which we honor those that are currently serving in any branch of the military.  These are our friends, neighbors, and relatives that are willing to sacrifice themselves for the benefit of everyone else in times of war and natural disaster.  — The third day is Memorial Day on Monday the 28th.  This is the day in which we have set aside to remember those that did pay the ultimate price sacrificing themselves for the peace and prosperity of our nation.

By now I’m sure you have seen the signs about the city announcing the coming of the “first of the year” concert in the park.  Mark your calendars for this event on Thursday the 17th, starting at 6:30PM.  I’m not making any promises here, but I have requested from all the TV weather people to have pleasant weather for that evening and so far, I have not received any rejections.  So, mark your calendars and plan on coming to the park and have a wonderful evening the good music of Whiskey Dixon and fellowship with your good neighbors.  Who knows, maybe you can get your spouse or other special person in your life, to dance with you for a song or two.

I don’t have the exact date, because of needing some fine tuning, but the splash pad will be turned on sometime this month.

Thought to ponder:  Each day is another opportunity to be a blessing to someone.  Be a good neighbor. ¨


Alderman's Corner

Roy Rice, Alderman Ward 2

You are invited to attend the second annual Mother’s Day luncheon on Saturday, May 12, 2018 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.

Edmundson Neighborhood Watch

Randy Von Bokel, Coordinator

May’s Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Have you ever thought… “Man, I wish I could ask an Edmundson cop about…………….………”

Neighborhood Watch is making it easy for you. Bring all your questions to the next meeting. Sgt. Anton will be there to answer them.

When:  Wednesday Evening, May 16th

Where:  Edmundson City Hall

What time:  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.—Presentation; questions and answers will follow.

There will be refreshments from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you have questions; call: Randy VonBokel, Coordinator   314-229-9622

Sheri Martin,

Co-Coordinator 314-302-4370

Future Meetings:

 May 10th & June 14th

Concert in the park:

May 17th @ 6:30 PM

Whiskey Dixon

Free hotdogs & popcorn

Don’t forget to bring your own drinks!


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.

Tickets are being issued for high grass/weeds and carport violations.

Edmundson Information:

City Hall      428-7125   City Clerk   x 116

Court Clerk x 117

Public Works  314-568-5130

Police Department 314-428-4577

Dispatcher                314-427-8000

Emergency                911

Community Fire      314-428-1128

Republic Service     (636) 947-5959

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

Mayor John Gwaltney 428-7125×121

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