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A 15-day comment period regarding O’Fallon’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for Fiscal Year 2015 will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The plan is available for review at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street. 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 them to:

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People from all walks of life and groups such as Neighborhood Watch and neighborhood association members, faith-based groups, businesses and employees and those interested in law enforcement or who have medical training are encouraged to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to learn disaster preparedness skills. You do not have to be an O’Fallon resident to take the free, 20-hour training, whichwill be taught on March 4, 5 and 6. It will cover these topics and more:

  • Assembling a disaster preparedness kit and learning when and how to shut off utilities at home
  • Hands-on basic head-to-toe medical assessment, diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock with simple triage and rapid treatment techniques, basic first aid for injuries, burns, etc.
  • Working as a team to safely to conduct triage, light search and rescue, sizing up and extinguishing small fires, maintaining rescuer safety
  • Communicating effectively with public safety organizations during a disaster

“CERT training is extremely valuable because it helps people deal with home emergencies as well as large-scale disasters,” said Police Officer Patrick Helton, who is leading the training. “That’s why groups of all kinds and neighbors should take this training, because people will understand how to work together safely to help those who need it, if we have a tornado or an earthquake or other catastrophic event. If a major disaster should strike, first responders are likely to be overwhelmed by the number of people who need help. CERT training can help people take care of themselves until professional help arrives.”

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On Monday, February 15, 2016, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed in observance of Presidents Day. In addition:

  • The O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366), also will be closed.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) indoor recreation complex will be open with regular business hours of 5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368). www.renaudspiritcenter.com
  • The O’Fallon Veterans Commission will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at City Hall.
  • There will be no change in the week’s trash and recycling collection schedule for City customers.

In honor of Black History Month, O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission has set up a display honoring the history of African Americans in the City of O’Fallon. The display of photos – some more than 75 years old – features portraits of some of O’Fallon’s earliest African American residents. The photos are on display in the Rotunda and Lobby on the first floor of the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall). The display is free to view and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the month of February.

“Today, we know O’Fallon as a diverse suburban community with grand subdivisions and bustling restaurants and stores, but this City has a long history that stretches more than 160 years,” said Jim Frain, who put the display together and is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission. “O’Fallon – like many Midwestern towns of the early 20th Century – was once a largely segregated town where a strong African-American community grew on several blocks in the City, known as ‘The Hill.’ The area included churches and schools and a ‘blacks-only’ cemetery called Sage Chapel Cemetery. The Cemetery was founded in 1881 as a burial site for former slaves and their descendants. Many of the original tombstones still stand at the site along Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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FEMA News Release  

Commonly Asked Questions About Federal Disaster Aid

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2016 City of O'Fallon Projects (Video)

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2015 was a big year for O'Fallon, and 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger! Watch this video to see the civic growth and improvement coming to our community.


The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will conduct a public hearing beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, concerning the Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

For more information, contact Public Assistance Specialist Alexis Jaegers in the Communications Department 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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If you’ve got outdated or broken electronics and appliances cluttering up your home, bring them on down to O’Fallon’s Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event on Saturday, February 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. The drop-off is free except for certain televisions (see the fee chart below) and open to everyone including schools, churches and businesses. To participate, bring your items to the T.R. Hughes Ballpark west-side parking lot, located at the corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Additional 2016 dates for the bi-monthly event areApril 9, June 18, August 13, October 8 and December 3.

Recycle almost any item with an electrical cord or that takes a battery, such as 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 (all yard equipment must have gas and oil removed). Please do NOT bring: smoke detectors, glass lamps, light bulbs, VHS tapes or alkaline batteries.

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Could art in public places make the City of O’Fallon more attractive to City residents and visitors? If so, what kind of art would work best, and where should it be put?

The City aims to find out what O’Fallon residents and business owners think with the help of the “O’Fallon Public Art Survey,” available through the City’s website, www.ofallon.mo.us as well as O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation webpages. Respondents also can go directly to www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2532723/O-Fallon-Public-Art-Survey.

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 The City of O’Fallon’s plan to buffer the impact of the tree-killing emerald ash borer just got a shot in the arm with a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. O’Fallon was one of 42 cities to receive the grant, which O’Fallon has earmarked for education and tree planting.

“TRIM grants help recipients accomplish activities that keep their neighborhood trees healthy and thriving, including [taking] inventory, pruning, planting and educational programs,” said MDC Forestry Management Chief Justine Gartner. The grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.

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