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.

Call for vendors selling art, high-end crafts and unique creations at O’Fallon’s 2016 Fall Fest

If you are an artist or upscale crafter, apply for booth space to sell your original creations at O’Fallon, Missouri’s annual Fall Fest. The event will be held in Civic Park 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday, October 7, and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016.

O’Fallon’s popular Fall Fest is known for vendors selling home and garden décor, flowers, fall-to-winter holiday gifts and decorations, art, trendy original crafts, jewelry, unique accessories, delicious festival food and beverages, and free kids’ activities and bluegrass music throughout the day.

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O’Fallon seeks applicants for open board, commission and committee seats

The City of O’Fallon is seeking public service-minded residents to fill vacant seats on the following boards, committees and commissions: • Board of Adjustment – one position for an alternate member • Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) – one position for an O’Fallon motel/hotel manager (need not be a City resident) • Historic Preservation Commission – one position for a Ward 2 representative and one non-voting member • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board – one position for a Ward 4 representative • Planning and Zoning Commission – one position for a Ward 1 representative • Senior Resident Advisory Committee – one position each for Ward 1, 3 and 4 representatives, and one at-large position Information about the duties, regular meeting times and dates for each board, commission or committee is available on the City’s website. To be eligible for service, applicants must be residents of the City of O’Fallon (except to serve on the CVB), live in the ward they seek to represent and meet other requirements. Applications for service may be obtained from the City Clerk, Pam Clement, or downloaded at www.ofallon.mo.us/dept_admin_cityclerk.htm. Mail completed applications to Pam Clement, City Clerk, O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri, 63366. For more information call 636-379-5555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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“Boys of Summer” exhibit at the Cultural Arts Gallery in O’Fallon’s RSC puts the spotlight on STL Cardinals baseball greats

St. Louis Cardinals baseball is the heart and theme of “Boys of Summer,” an exhibit of original paintings and drawings by O’Fallon native and graphic designer Bryan “Wiz” Wieczorek. The exhibit opens Friday, July 22, at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), where it will be available for viewing, free, through September 2 during regular business hours: 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. The public also is invited to meet the artist at a free reception on Friday, July 22, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle in O’Fallon, Missouri 63368.

“I try to create art that I know other people will enjoy,” said Wieczorek. “In St. Louis, that’s Cardinals baseball. The game of baseball is something that I’ll always cherish for the father-son bond it brought about for me and many others.”

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Justice Center Groundbreaking Ceremony (Video)

When O'Fallon voters passed Proposition 1 in April of 2015, the City's elected officials and staff immediately began the process of making the dream of a new justice center a reality. Watch O'Fallon officials break ground on the new facility.

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O’Fallon names Patrick McKeehan as new Economic Development Director

Mayor Bill Hennessy and O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announced the hiring of Patrick McKeehan as the City’s new Economic Development Director. McKeehan replaces Mike Hurlbert, who recently was appointed as Director of Community Development for St. Charles County.

McKeehan brings 30 years of economic development experience to O’Fallon with roles throughout the St. Louis Metro Area and Metro East. His experience includes leadership and consulting roles with the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, St. Louis Regional Automotive Partnership/Ford Hazelwood Task Force, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis County Economic Council and Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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Home security/financial website ranks O’Fallon as one of Missouri’s safest cities based on FBI stats

A new study rates the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, as one of the state’s safest cities in which to live, work or visit in 2016. Created by online home security and financial website CreditDonkey.com, statisticians looked at cities with populations of 5,000 or more and used FBI statistics from 2014 (the latest available) to determine the rate of violent crime (aggravated assault, robbery, rape and murder) and property crime (burglary, larceny or theft, vehicle theft and arson) per 1,000 people.

Of the top 50 safest Missouri cities as determined by CreditDonkey.com, O’Fallon has the second-highest population of cities making the list, yet it also has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the state, 0.7 per 1,000 people, and one of the lowest incidence of robberies, 0.1 per 1,000 people.

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Free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts bring tropical rock, country, Motown and more to Civic Park this summer

Enjoy a summer evening with friends and coworkers at free O’Fallon Jammin’ concerts in Civic Park, and hear a different band each Tuesday performing from 6:30 – 9 p.m. through August 23rd. During the concert, food trucks and concessionaires will have gourmet cuisine, specialty concessions, icy treats and cold beverages available for purchase, including wine and beer. Civic Park is located at 308 Civic Park Drive in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

With O’Fallon’s Heritage & Freedom Fest bringing national bands to the City on July 3-4, there’s no Jammin’ concert on July 5. Jammin’ resumes on July 12 with the Heart tribute band Magazine, featuring legendary St. Louis vocalist Kelly Wild. Then on July 19, Gentlemen Bandits will play blues, rock and country soul, and on July 26, Groovethang will cover hit songs of the 1970s and ‘80s. On August 2, the O’Fallon Community Concert Band with entertain with vintage standards, music from the movies and pops. On August 9, Memphis Ride will get the party started with tropical rock and country music, followed on August 16 by Retro Boogie’s brand of Motown, disco, pop and rock. The final concert of the month will be My Friend Mike playing Top 40 hits on August 23.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony set for City of O’Fallon’s Justice Center

The City of O’Fallon will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the O’Fallon Justice Center at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10. The ceremony will take place at the site, which is located on the west side of Bryan Road, approximately one-quarter mile south of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The public is invited to attend. Limited parking is available at the site and at nearby businesses.

On April 7, 2015, 60 percent of O’Fallon voters approved a $28.6 million bond issue for the construction, furnishing and equipping of a new police station and municipal court building. When the 80,000+ square-foot facility opens in 2017, it will replace cramped quarters in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre for both the O’Fallon Police Department and O’Fallon’s Municipal Court, which is currently held in a meeting room.

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Fireworks are illegal in O’Fallon, Missouri

By City ordinance, in O’Fallon, Missouri, it is illegal for anyone within City limits to:

  • Buy
  • Sell
  • Possess, store
  • Or discharge fireworks

The fireworks ban is set out in City Ordinance 215.690, which prohibits the possession and/or discharging of fireworks. Those found in violation of the ordinance will be ticketed and must appear in court. To report violations of the City’s fireworks ordinance, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency line, 636-240-3200.

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O’Fallon’s three-day Heritage & Freedom Fest has nationally-known bands, fireworks, XPogo stunts, carnival rides, free Kids’ Zone

In celebration of America’s birthday, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, is holding the City’s biggest festival of the year, the three-day Heritage & Freedom Fest on July 2, 3 and 4. The event will be held at the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex, 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard (63366), about one mile north of I-70.

Admission, parking and shuttles, live concerts by nationally-known entertainers, two nights of fireworks, shows by professional stunt artists and Kids’ Zone activities are free. FAQS, parking directions, entertainment schedules and song samples by headline entertainers are posted on www.heritageandfreedomfest.com.

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