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City News

To accommodate the O’Fallon Cup Criterium bicycle race, Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri, will be temporarily close to vehicles at dusk on Friday, May 15, through 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. The race will be held Saturday and the public is invited to attend the event, free. Races begin at 9 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. Spectator parking will be available at First Baptist Church of O’Fallon, 8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway (63366).

More information about the race is available online at http://momentumracing.net/races/ofallon-cup.

The City of O’Fallon will host two forums to allow residents and business owners to offer input on how to make the busy Highway K and M corridor more accommodating for cyclists and walkers. The Forums will be hosted by City staff and the City’s contractor on the project. The two forums will be:

  • Highway K Forum:       Wednesday, April 15 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, MO       63368
  • Highway M Forum: Thursday, April 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO       63366

Although the overall focus of each forum will be on a different segment of the K & M corridor, both areas will be discussed at each forum and residents do not need to attend both forums.

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If you’re looking for a 5K with a twist, sign up for the family-friendly RSC 5K Challenge Run obstacle course race. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 15, outside the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC). Designed for ages eight to adult, some of the obstacles will be just for fun, while others, like the army crawl and tire run, will require some athletic ability. Participants who overcome all the obstacles will be awarded a medal at the end of the race.

The entry fee for race registration through May 1 for ages 16 and older is $25 for O’Fallon residents and $29 for non-residents, and registration for the 15-and-under set is $20 for residents and $23 for non-residents. A $5 late fee will be added for registration May 2-14, and a $10 late fee will be accessed for Race Day registration. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed to Race Day entrants. To register in advance, visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com/rsc5k and register online by noon on May 14, or print the registration form to submit with the entry fee.

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Get rid of broken or unwanted electronics and appliances at O’Fallon’s Free Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event on Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop-off will be held in the west parking lot at T.R. Hughes Ballpark at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard, O’Fallon 63366. (The west parking lot is located off Tom Ginnever Avenue.) The event is open to everyone, including schools, churches and businesses. Additional dates for the bi-monthly events this year are planned for June 20, August 22, October 17 and December 12.

In general, bring just about any item with an electrical cord or that takes a battery to the drop-off, including household appliances, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, microwaves, kitchen appliances, computers, computer monitors (including CRTs), printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, DVDs, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, answering machines, radios, stereos, speakers, VCRs, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (yard equipment must have gas and oil removed) and LED/LCD TVs.

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With new income limits set for FY 2015 by the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more O’Fallon homeowners may be eligible for help with roof repairs, furnace or air conditioning replacement and other home needs through O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Program. The program provides zero-interest, forgivable loans of up to $5,000 on a first-come, first-serve basis to applicants who qualify. If the homeowner continues to live in the house for five years without selling, the loans will be forgiven.

The new 2015 Low Income Limits for homeowners are based on total gross incomes of no more than: $39,400 for a one-person household, $45,000 for a two-person household, $50,650 for a household of three, $56,250 for a household of four, $60,750 for a five-person household, $65,250 for a six-person household, $69,750 for a seven-person household and $74,250 for an eight-person household.

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