The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council continued their commitment to our community with a special presentation on black history month and diversity. Watch the video here.
The National League of Cities (NLC) recognized the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, for completing key health and wellness goals for the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative to ensure that kids can grow up healthy. LMCTC works closely with local elected officials nationwide to encourage them to adopt policies that improve access to healthy, affordable food and opportunities for physical activity for their constituents across five goal areas.
“We congratulate O’Fallon, Missouri, for your dedication to building a healthier community for children and families,” said NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah. “Through the tireless leadership and action of local elected officials in cities, towns and counties across the country, we hope to see continued progress in reversing America’s epidemic of childhood obesity.”...
City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the City’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The first drop-off of the year is scheduled for 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. Acceptable items can be brought to O’Fallon’s waste transfer station at 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Additional drop-off dates will be held on Saturdays, only, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on: April 25, June 27, August 29, October 24, and December 19.
For a complete list of non-acceptable and acceptable bulk waste items that can be taken to the drop-off, visit http://www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. A partial listing includes:...
O’Fallon homeowners in need of roof repairs, replacement of aging furnaces, air conditioning and other home needs may be able to get help through O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Program. The program provides applicants who qualify with zero-interest, forgivable loans of up to $5,000 on a first come, first-served basis. The loans are forgiven if the homeowner continues to live in the house without selling for five years.
“With winter temperatures dropping into the single digits and summer days hitting 100 degrees or more, keeping your home safe and comfortable can be a challenge with unreliable heating and cooling systems,” said Jessica Hawkins, O’Fallon’s Public Assistance Specialist. “That’s why we’re encouraging resident-homeowners to see if they qualify for the City’s Home Improvement Program. We’re processing applications now, but funds are limited for this great program.”...
First-time homebuyers who are purchasing a house, condo or villa in the City of O’Fallon may be eligible for a zero-interest loan of $5,000 toward the down payment and closing costs if they meet HUD income qualifications and other criteria. After take a required housing counseling class, which is free, qualifying first-time homebuyers will then be eligible to fill out an application for the loan with one of three agencies that the City has contracted with. The agencies are:
- Northeast Community Action Committee
3400 Meadow Pointe Drive
O'Fallon, MO 63366
- Beyond Housing/NHS 3. Better Family Life
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St. Louis, MO 63110 St. Louis, MO 63112
In honor of Black History Month, the members of the O'Fallon Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will present “An Afternoon of Equality” from 2 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 22, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The program includes a video developed by members of the MYAC, readings, a candle-lighting ceremony and refreshments. The public is welcome to attend the event, which is free.
The O’Fallon, Missouri, Police Department is hosting an Informational Open House on Saturday, February 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event includes tours of the department for residents and members of the public who want to see the facility and familiarize themselves with the present location before the April 7, 2015, election when voters will be asked to consider authorizing the City to issue bonds for the construction of a new Police Station and Court. Activities and giveaways for children will be available, including take-home Child ID Kits.
“The Open House is an opportunity for the community to take a tour of our department and really get a glimpse at what it looks like behind the scenes,” said Police Officer Diana Damke, Public Information Officer for the department. “We’ll have activities for adults and children, and we encourage our residents to come out and learn about the great programs our Department offers. More importantly, attendees will have a chance to meet many of the men and women of the O’Fallon Police Department and really get acquainted with some of our officers.”...
On Monday, February 16, 2015, 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) 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.
Adults who would like to know more about protecting themselves and their families from crime or who are interested in knowing more about City police procedures are invited to enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy.
Beginning Tuesday, March 3, the six-week class will meet from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the O’Fallon Police Department in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon MO 63366. The cost for the course is $30. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, February 17. Class space is limited....