October 2016

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Mayor’s Office

John Gwaltney, Mayor

Greetings my good neighbors.  I hope this has been a good year for each of you so far.  As we enter what I like to call the “season of holidays”.  I am excited about what the next few months promise as far as family gatherings are concerned.  Even though the temperatures will be cooler, we have some events planned that will bring our Edmundson family together.  By the time you receive this, the movie in the park will have already happened and the chili cook-off is scheduled for Saturday the 15th.  Halloween on the 31st is one of my favorite holidays because of the joy I get to see on the disguised faces of the children.


According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this winter is supposed to be warmer than usual but with above average amounts of snow.  It’s kind of eerie as to how accurate their long range weather forecasts are.  We have a large stock pile of salt with a pre-order for more as we need it, at summer time prices.  Advance planning can and does save the city money.  Come what may, our streets will be cleaned of snow and ice this winter. I sure hope that we have a good display of fall colors as I sure enjoy a colorful display of colorful leaves.  Rhoda and I even traveled to Vermont last October to see the leaves but we are staying here this year to watch them change.


As I mentioned earlier, our annual chili cook-off is scheduled for Saturday the 15th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.  There is still room for more contestants to sign up.  Call(428-7125 x 116) or come to city hall to register and/or get all the details.  I know we have some great chili cooks living here, come on out and show off your skills and have a great time while doing it.  The rest of us should just plan on coming out to taste some great chili, enjoy the music of Kruze Kontrol and the fellowship with our neighbors.

The next meeting of the Edmundson Senior Citizen’s Club will be Tuesday, Oct. 18th.  As usual, the meeting will be held in the city hall, starting at 7:00 PM.  We start with a very informal business meeting where we discuss things like future events and other activities.  I want to stress the “very informal” part as it is interjected with outbursts of laughter.  Following the business part, there is a time of game playing, and finishing off with snacks.  If you are an Edmundson senior, come on out and join in.

I sincerely hope you have a great Halloween and that I see you at the chili cook-off.

Thought to ponder:  Caring for the burdens of others helps us to forget about our own. – Be a good neighbor. ¨


Oct 15th Chili Cook off & Concert

Saturday, October 15th

1:00 – 4:00

$10.00 ENTRY FEE


Donations accepted  for taste tasting

Kruze Kontrol Band 1:00 – 4:00

Don’t forget your

lawn chairs & coolers!


Future meetings

Sept. 8th & Oct. 13th

 In Observance of Columbus Day:

City Hall offices will be closed on

Monday, October 12th

City Hall hours for

the remainder of the week will be

Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30


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 a Board member 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

 MONEY is available to qualifying home owners. Does your home need repairs?   Do you have Code Violations?  Why not take advantage of the St. Louis County Home Improvement Program?


St. Louis County provides 5-year forgivable home improvement loans to low- and moderate-income homeowners to make necessary improvements to their homes. These loans are limited to a maximum of $5,000 and are available to Edmundson residents. Interested residents should call (314) 615-8232 to make an application.  This program is only available to owner-occupants and participants must be current on their real estate taxes.

Eligible Repairs funded by the Home Improvement Program include:

  • Roof Replacement
  • Concrete and Masonry Repair/Replacement
  • Tree Removal
  • Hand Rail Installation
  • Major Electrical Repairs
  • Major Plumbing Repair/Replacement
  • Furnace and Air Conditioner Replacement
  • Major Waterproofing
  • Insulation

Edmundson Neighborhood Watch

Ilene Fields, Coordinator

The Edmundson Neighborhood Watch group will be selling Candy Bars, Chips, Soda and Hot Chocolate at the city’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off and concert in the park Saturday, October 15th.  This is our fundraiser to help offset the costs of our National Night Out and other safety events for the coming year for the residents of Edmundson.  Please stop by our table while you are enjoying the events.

Our next meeting will be held in the City Hall at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, October 19th.  Officer Anton will be present at the meeting to discuss Safety and Crime concerns.  All residents are welcome to come listen in and refreshments will be provided at the end of the meeting.  Bring a neighbor! ¨

Public Works – Code Enforcement

Chuck Nunn, Public Works Director


A dumpster is still 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.

  • Gutters must be maintained and kept free of all debris.

Edmundson Police Department

Where did the summer go? October is already here and that means the Chili Cook-off is right around the corner (Saturday, October 15th). Hope to see you all there, last year was a blast and I bet this year will only be better. Since it is October, Halloween will soon approach. Please take extra care in watching out for the children Trick or Treating. Sometimes they are hard to see and tend to dart out into the street without looking. Also, during that time look for the Police cars. The officer’s will be passing out treats to the kids as well as making sure everyone stays safe. Everyone have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!


Chief David Ansell & The Edmundson Police Dept.