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.

Treat your family to an evening of fun and holiday magic, free, at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Get the holidays off to a joyful start at the Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. At 6:30 p.m., gather in the Rotunda and join Mayor Bill Hennessy in counting down to the lighting of the City’s giant holiday tree to officially welcome Santa and launch the holiday season in O’Fallon.

Admission and activities are free. Choral and instrumental music will be performed by the Forest Park Elementary School Choir. Kids can visit Santa (parents, be sure to bring your camera), join in holiday games, make crafts and play in the bounce house, and the whole family can take a ride on the “O’Fallon Express” City Train (weather permitting). Vendors will offer hand-crafted gifts and holiday items for sale, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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O’Fallon’s Disabled Transportation Program offers free rides for residents with disabilities

O’Fallon residents with a disability who cannot drive may be eligible for a limited number of free rides to medical appointments, banks and shopping through the City’s Disabled Transportation Program.

To assist as many residents as program funds will allow, the rides are limited to two round trips per person per month. Pick-up sites must originate in O’Fallon City limits and destinations must be in St. Charles County.

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O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Loan Program assists qualifying low-income homeowners with home maintenance

If you are a low-income O’Fallon homeowner, you may be eligible for help with home repairs through O’Fallon’s Home Improvement Loan Program. The program provides forgivable, zero-interest loans of up to $5,000 on a first-come, first-served 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 2016 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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O’Fallon, Missouri’s schedule on Veterans Day

In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed. City Hall is located at 100 North Main Street in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

In addition:

  • A Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road 63366. The memorial is located off I-70 at Exit 219 on the southeast corner of the overpass. Free parking is available.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), the City’s indoor recreation complex, will be open for business with regular hours of 5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle 63368. Visit www.renaudspiritcenter.com for more information.
  • For residents enrolled in the City’s trash, recycling and yard waste service, there will be no change in service through the week due to the holiday. More information is available at www.ofallon.mo.us/holiday-schedule.
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Financial website 247WallSt.com ranks O’Fallon, Missouri, as one of America’s “50 Best Cities to Live”

The financial website 247WallSt.com has ranked the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, 8th on its “2016 Best Cities to Live” list, citing a multitude of factors such as low crime, affordable housing, employment, median income, recreational resources, student achievements and opportunities for higher education. The only other Missouri municipality to make the list was Lee’s Summit.

Thomas C. Frohlich, Evan Comen, Samuel Stebbins and Michael B. Sauter – co-authors of the article for 247WallSt.com, – detailed their methodology:

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Auditions coming up for O’FallonTheatreWorks’ Peter and the Starcatcher

Open auditions for the play, Peter and the Starcatcher, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, and at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 12. The auditions will be held onstage at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Enter the building through the east lobby outside the Police Department.

“Peter and the Starcatcher is an innovative prequel to the Peter Pan and Wendy stories,” says Artistic Director Melissa Boyer.  “This fast-paced, Tony Award-winning play is fun for all ages. Twelve actors will play over 100 different parts, and while it’s not a musical, this is a play with music. Actors should come with big imaginations and be prepared to have fun!” 

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Comment period deadline for O’Fallon’s proposed 2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan

A 30-day comment period regarding O’Fallon’s Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Action Plan for the O’Fallon Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will end at 8am Monday, November 28, 2016. 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., or send to:

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O’Fallon’s Veterans Day Ceremony 2016

O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual ceremony honoring and thanking veterans for their service will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 11, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Free parking is available.

O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy will deliver welcoming remarks. The keynote speaker will be Rich Chrismer, a Vietnam War veteran. VFW Post 5077 is hosting the ceremony with the assistance of American Legion Post 388 and AmVets Post 106, and participation by local students who entered the VFW’s annual “The Voice of Democracy” and “The Patriot’s Pen” contests.

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O’FallonTheatreWorks presents The Diary of Anne Frank

Performances of the classic World War II drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, will be held November 4 – 6 and 11 – 13, 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.

Based on the true story of a Jewish teenager who kept a diary as she hid away with her family and some friends in Nazi-occupied Netherlands for two years, this new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is interwoven with survivor accounts and newly-discovered writings from Anne Frank’s diary.

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Proposals sought for the purchase of O’Fallon’s historic Krekel House

The City of O’Fallon is seeking sealed proposals for the purchase and use of the Krekel House at 103 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. A downtown O’Fallon landmark, the white, two-story building on the corner of Main and Civic Park Drive dates to the 1870s. It was purchased in 2007 by the City of O’Fallon to preserve the home of the City’s founding father, Nicholas Krekel, who was also the town’s first resident (circa 1856), postmaster, railroad agent and business owner as well.

The deadline to submit sealed proposals for the purchase and use of the Krekel House is 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2016. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is available on the City’s website, www.ofallon.mo.us. In addition to instructions for submissions, the RFP also contains details of the building’s history, size and other data, and the terms, conditions and limitations on the use of the property. Currently the site is zoned R-3, Garden Apartment and Condo, but the City would consider rezoning the property for a suitable commercial use. Facility tours of the property are available upon request.

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