September 2016

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Mayor's Office

Mayor’s Office

John Gwaltney, Mayor

I’m sure that you remember that the 4th of July fireworks display at Ritenour High School was postponed due to rain.  Those fireworks were rescheduled for the night of September 4th.  That date is this Sunday night and the weather promises to be ideal for such an activity.  I hope you are able to go and enjoy the display.  It’s not a celebration of our nation’s birth, but we can look on it as a celebration of the beginning of an exciting fall season.  After all, autumn officially begins in three weeks, on the 22nd of this month.  So far, this year has gone by quickly because there have been many exciting activities and the rest of the year promises to be just as exciting and fun.

The big project for this year was the installation of the splash pad in the park.  There are still some landscaping to be completed, but the pad was opened for use two weeks ago, on August 22nd.  So far, it has been a very popular attraction to the park, I’m sure it’s popularity will wane as the cooler fall temperatures approach.  Next year, we will be able to enjoy it during all of the hot summer days.

In the first paragraph, I mentioned that we have several exciting and fun events planned for the remainder of the year.  For this month, we will be having a concert in the park on Thursday the 15th @ 6:30 PM.  The name of the band this month is Decades Apart.  I admit that I know little about this band except they come with good recommendations.  That was the case with last month’s band and they turned out to be one of the best that we have had and we have never had a bad band.  So, mark your calendars and come on up to the park on the 15th to see and hear what they have in store for us.

There are a couple of events in October that I need to draw your attention to.  I need to inform you of the movie in the park because it will occur before the October newsletter.  The Movie in the Park will be in the evening of October 6th.  The name of this year’s movie will be “Zootopia”, and it promises to be a fun evening for all, especially for the young ones.  Be sure to mark your calendars so that this, early in the month, date doesn’t slip by and you miss out.  The second October date that I need to make you aware of is the second annual “Chili Cook-off “.  The chili cook-off will be on October 15th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Live music will be provided by “Kruze Kontrol”.  Last year’s winner, Hyran Brooks, went on to have a booth at this year’s June Jam.  So, mark your calendars for the chili cook-off on October 15th, and if you have a chili recipe that you want to enter, call Chuck Nunn @ 314-568-5130 to get details on how to enter.

The senior’s club will be meeting on September 20th @ 7:00 PM in the city hall.  If you are 50+, come on up to the city hall and enjoy and evening of fun with your peers.

Be safe and have a wonderful Labor Day holiday weekend.  I hope you get a chance to see the Ritenour Community Fireworks display Sunday night.

Thought to ponder:  It’s hard to hate someone when you’re doing something good for them. — Be a good neighbor.


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Future meetings Sept. 8th & Oct. 13th

Edmundson Neighborhood Watch

Edmundson Neighborhood Watch

Ilene Fields, Coordinator

The next Neighborhood Watch meeting is Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30 PM at the City Hall.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.  Officer Anton is always available to answer any questions or discuss any safety concerns at these meetings.  Residents of Edmundson are always welcome to attend.  Bring a neighbor!

Park Activities


 Come Check out the band!

Don’t forget your drinks!

Sept. 15th @ 6:30 PM

“Decades Apart”

Oct. 6th Movie in the Park

6:00 PM – Hotdogs & Popcorn

7:15 – “Zootopia”

Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, or blankets!

 Oct 15th Chili Cook off & Concert

Saturday, October 15th

1:00 – 4:00

$10.00 ENTRY FEE


$5.00 for taste tasting & judging

Kruze Kontrol Band 1:00 – 4:00

Don’t forget your lawn chairs & coolers!

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.

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. Citations will be issued for non-compliance.

Store trash and recycling cans behind the front of house.

Gutters must be maintained and kept free of all debris.

Standing water will breed mosquitos!! Empty all standing water; gutters, flowerpots, toys, tires, etc.

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

 Have a Happy & Safe Holiday!

Public Hearing


The Board of Aldermen for the City of Edmundson will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at City Hall, 4440 Holman Lane, Edmundson, Missouri, for the purpose of setting a tax rate on all real, personal and other tangible property for the 2016 tax year. At this time, citizens may comment on the proposed 2016 property tax rate.

Assessed Valuation                                                                             2016           2015

Real Estate

Residential        3,462,170       3,482,120  Commercial     18,548,240    18,357,400

New Construction

Commercial   192,000

Proposed Tax Rate for General Revenue:

Residential Real Estate:                   .000*

Commercial Real Estate:                1.000

*It is anticipated that the Board of Aldermen will, once again, voluntarily roll back the tax rate on Residential Real Estate to .000

Revenue Estimate:


Commercial Property: $185,482

Revenue Increase between 2015 and 2016 due to voter-approved tax increase: $92,741 / 50%

Revenue Increase due to new commercial construction: $1,920 / 1%

Revenue Increase between 2015 and 2016 due to reassessment: $0.00 / 0%

Posted on 9/1/16 @ 9:00 AM

Ronda Phelps, City Clerk