O'Fallon Update Newsblog

All information posted below and on subsequent pages is provided by the City of O'Fallon's Communications team. Follow @cityofofallon on Twitter for the latest happenings.

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Get tickets to see the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie

Performances of the musical comedy, Bye Bye Birdie, will be staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 3 – 5 and 10 – 12, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Curtain times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The O’FallonTheatreWorks’ production of Bye Bye Birdie takes audiences back to the 1950s as an exciting new musical genre, rock ‘n roll, is launched, led by hip-thrusting rock star Conrad Birdie. The plot takes a twist as Birdie, at the peak of his career, and to the consternation of legions of adoring fans, is tapped by Uncle Sam for drafting into the U.S. Army,

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O’Fallon Municipal Centre parking lot will close for construction on Friday, October 27th

Weather permitting, the parking lot at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed to through-traffic on Friday, October 27th from 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for construction and resurfacing. City Hall will still be open and accessible from the Main Street entrance, but parking may be limited during this time.

The parking lot will be re-open to traffic on Saturday, 10/28.

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Comment period deadline set for O’Fallon’s proposed 2018 Community Block Grant Development Annual Action Plan

A 30-day comment period regarding O’Fallon’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Action Plan for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will end at 4 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017. The plans are available for review at O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street as well as on the City’s website, www.ofallon.mo.us/grants. The public is invited to submit written comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mail comments to:

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O’Fallon named one of the country’s Best Small Cities to Raise a Family

When it comes to raising a family, O’Fallon rates among the highest in the nation, coming in at third on a new list of the “Best Small Cities to Raise a Family.”

The listing was compiled by financial lender smartasset.com, which based its determination of best small cities for raising a family on: median housing costs, income, annual childcare costs, high school graduation rates, crime ratings, family poverty rates and the percentage of residents age 20 and under. The number of childcare centers and unemployment rates also were considered.

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Public Hearings set for O’Fallon’s Community Development Block Grant Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Action Plan

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will conduct two public hearings concerning the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Action Plan for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

  • On Thursday, October 19, 2017, a public hearing will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
  • A second public hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Crider Health Center, 1032 Crosswinds Court, Wentzville, Missouri 63385.

Those who need assistance or auxiliary aids for the hearings should contact Public Assistance Specialist Alexis Jaegers at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Ms. Jaegers can be reached at 636-379-5411, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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O’Fallon’s Haunted Park Hunt is wickedly good after-dark fun for adults

If you’ve got a flashlight, you’re all set for a spook-tacular date night, a scavenger hunt in Dames Park for ages 21 and over. The O’Fallon’s “Haunted Park Hunt” will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 20. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams earning the most points.

The cost per couple is $30 for O’Fallon residents and $36 for non-residents. Be sure to register by Friday, October 13; no registration will be taken at the gate.It’s easy to sign up for the Haunted Park Hunt (course 210207-A):

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Fort Zumwalt Park temporarily closing to traffic and disc golf on Monday, October 9, for Celebration of Lights setup

To prepare for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights, Fort Zumwalt Park is closing to vehicles starting Monday, October 9, through January 15, 2018, so that crews can safely install holiday lights and scenes for the City’s annual Celebration of Lights display. The park’s disc golf course, “The Fort,” also will be closed during this period.

Pedestrians are welcome during daylight hours, but for safety’s sake are required to stay on the paved drive through the park, which has a designated lane for walkers and joggers. And everyone is invited to see the Celebration of Lights, which will be open the day after Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 24 through December 30, closing only for Christmas, December 25.

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Mayor Bill Hennessy and O’Fallon City Council Appoint New City Administrator

Mayor Bill Hennessy and the City Council of O’Fallon, Missouri, approved the appointment of David Strahl as O’Fallon’s new City Administrator during tonight’s O’Fallon City Council meeting. The appointment of Strahl concludes a national search that began in May of this year. He will officially begin his tenure with O’Fallon on October 2, 2017.

Strahl comes to O’Fallon from Illinois, where he served in numerous roles in city management, most recently serving nearly 23 years as the Assistant Village Manager and Acting Village Manager for Mount Prospect, Illinois. Altogether, he brings more than 30 years of experience in city management and public administration to O’Fallon.

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Personalized brick pavers for O’Fallon’s new Justice Center are available for purchase

The City of O’Fallon invites members of the public who would like to show support for the O’Fallon Police Department to purchase a personalized brick paver for installation at O’Fallon’s new Justice Center. The Justice Center, which is on Bryan Road, is scheduled to open this fall.

Brick pavers measure 3-5/8” x 7-5/8” and cost $50 each. Only donors’ legal names will be inscribed on the pavers. Donors have three options to choose from for their inscription:

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O’Fallon’s Rec-or-Treat Open House at the Renaud Spirit Center features Toy Story characters Woody and Jessie

Treat your family to an evening of free Halloween-themed fun, the RSC’s Rec-or-Treat Halloween Movie & Anniversary Party. The open house is set for 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 13, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC). Celebrating its 13th year, the indoor recreation complex is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. Kids are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume. Admission, parking and all activities are free. Pizza will be available for sale and the concession stand will be open.

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