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.

New hours in 2017 to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates for seniors, disabled residents

Filing opens today for O’Fallon’s popular seniors’ utility tax rebate.

If you are a resident age 65+ or disabled and you’d like to recoup some of your phone and City utility taxes, you may be able to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates. If you qualify, City staff and City volunteers will help you file for the rebates at O’Fallon City Hall.

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National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks O’Fallon 9th on list of Missouri’s 50 safest cities

The National Council of Home Safety and Security this week published its “Safest Cities in Missouri” report which includes O’Fallon, Missouri, as 9th safest of Missouri’s cities with populations of more than 5,000. The average size of the cities the organization deemed safest is 26,562. With a population of 85,040, O’Fallon is easily the largest of the cities of the report’s top 10. Read the report here.

To identify Missouri’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics from 2016 along with the organization’s own population data and internal research. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

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O’Fallon, Missouri named a Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the recognition of O’Fallon, Missouri, as a Tree City USA. This is the 13th straight year O’Fallon has earned this distinction.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The title is renewed each year that the City meets several criteria, including holding an Arbor Day ceremony. (This year’s ceremony will be held at the Founders Day & Garden Expo on May 6 in Fort Zumwalt Park.)

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National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks O’Fallon 9th on list of Missouri’s 50 safest cities

The National Council of Home Safety and Security this week published its “Safest Cities in Missouri” report which includes O’Fallon, Missouri, as 9th safest of Missouri’s cities with populations of more than 5,000. The average size of the cities the organization deemed safest is 26,562. With a population of 85,040, O’Fallon is easily the largest of the cities of the report’s top 10. Read the report here.

To identify Missouri’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics from 2016 along with the organization’s own population data and internal research. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

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Designs for O’Day and Civic Park projects to be showcased at Open House in O’Fallon City Hall

The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, April 11, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. to see designs for facilities in the new O’Day Park, and for the expanded Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center facility in Civic Park. The Open House will be held in the Food Court at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Last August, 60% of O’Fallon voters said “yes” to improvements to these parks, and the Open House will offer a first look at the proposed project designs and a chance to talk to the design teams, who will be on hand to answer questions.

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Kids and teens are invited to audition for O’FallonTheatreWorks summer musicals

Open auditions are coming up soon for two O’FallonTheatreWorks’ Youth Theatre musicals planned for this summer, Once Upon a Storytime, and Shrek the Musical, Jr. The auditions will be held at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Auditions for Shrek the Musical, Jr., will start at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. Auditions for Once Upon a Storytime will be held Saturday, April 8, starting at 9 a.m.

To reserve a specific audition time, visit the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation website, www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec/otw. Those unable to make the audition dates should please email 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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Egg-citing Underwater Egg Hunt for kids

What’s pools of fun for kids ages 4-12? It’s the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Underwater Egg Hunt at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368. The event will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7, and the Easter Bunny is sure to be there. The cost is $12 for O’Fallon residents and $15 for non-residents, and pre-registration is required by Friday, March 31, so get cracking to save your place!

For the hunt, kids will be divided into age groups to search for eggs, and prizes will be awarded after the eggs are collected. Kids should bring swim goggles and a waterproof container for egg gathering.

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Food trucks and music highlight the Adult Easter Egg Hunt for ages 21+ only

You can safely put all your eggs in one basket and have an egg-ceedingly fun Friday evening for yourself and friends (age 21+ only), at O’Fallon’s Adult Easter Egg Hunt on April 7, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

New this year, the event is being held in Sports Park and features a DJ, adult beverages and food trucks from which to purchase great food. Participant swag includes a T-shirt, a souvenir gift and a prize pack. Bring a flashlight and a basket for collecting the eggs, and win a prize if you gather the most. The cost is $18 per person for O’Fallon residents and $20 for non-residents. Sports Park is located at 3589 Highway K, O’Fallon MO 63368.

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The MYAC Candidates’ Forum gives voters a chance to hear O’Fallon Mayoral and City Council candidates’ views

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will host a Candidates’ Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, for the Mayoral and City Council candidates on the ballot in the City’s general municipal election on April 4. The forum will be moderated by the MYAC, and each candidate will have two minutes to respond to questions posed by MYAC members. Candidates also will have an opportunity to make opening and closing statements of three minutes each.

The Candidates’ Forum will be held in the City Council chambers at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The public is welcome to attend the event, which also will be broadcast live on O’FallonTV via Charter cable channel 991 and AT&T U-verse channel 99, and on the City’s website at www.ofallon.mo.us.

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O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announces resignation

O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announced her resignation effective February 28, 2017, in a letter to Mayor Bill Hennessy and the O’Fallon City Council. Therrien has served in that position since July 2013. Assistant City Administrator Lenore Toser-Aldaz has been named interim City Administrator, effective immediately.

“I am grateful to Bonnie for her service to O’Fallon, our residents and our businesses,” said Mayor Hennessy. “Bonnie is a true professional, and she has helped our City move in a very positive direction over these past four years. She was a strong supporter of our City staff, and I appreciate all she’s done for our employees during her time with O’Fallon.”

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