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.

Justice Center Update (Video)

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River City Rascals and CarShield announce new naming rights agreement for stadium

The River City Rascals and CarShield, a vehicle service contract provider with headquarters in St. Peters, have formed a long-term partnership to rename T.R. Hughes Ballpark to CarShield Field.

“This agreement will bring in new revenue for the Rascals as they enter their 18th season of play and the additional revenue will help the team improve the game-day experience for fans,” said Bill Hennessy, Mayor of the City of O’Fallon. “I also want to extend my thanks to Tom Hughes for his support of our stadium for nearly two decades.”

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Traffic alert: a section of Woodlawn Avenue in O’Fallon to close for railroad bridge painting project

Starting Wednesday, April 13, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will close Woodlawn Avenue between Dixon Boulevard and Church Street while the Norfolk Southern railroad bridge is painted. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area while the project is completed. The closure will be in place for approximately five weeks, weather permitting. Message boards will alert drivers to the impending closure, and signs will be posted to detour drivers around the project.

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Public safety website lists O’Fallon as one of Missouri’s safest cities in 2016

A new report issued this week places O’Fallon 6th on the list of Missouri’s safest cities. The online public safety group BackgroundChecks.org created the report from “combined data from recent FBI Crime Reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis and their own research to create a ranking of the 50 Safest Cities in Missouri.” O’Fallon was the only St. Charles County municipality included in the top 20 cities that were ranked. The site noted that O’Fallon also has been ranked on Money’s list of 100 best places to live.

BackgroundChecks compared local rates of violent and property crimes to the state averages. Based on their calculations, O’Fallon residents are nearly five times less likely to suffer a violent crime than the average Missouri resident. Also, O’Fallon residents have only a 1.5 percent chance of being involved in a property crime such as theft. To read the report, click here. http://backgroundchecks.org/50-safest-cities-in-missouri-2016.html.

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O’Fallon’s utility tax rebate program offers refunds to eligible seniors (65+) and disabled residents

If you are an O’Fallon resident age 65 or older or a resident with disabilities, you may be able to recoup some of the City utilities taxes paid on your 2015 household gas, electric and phone bills, including your cell phone.

To fully qualify for filing, in addition to being a resident age 65 or older, or determined totally disabled by the Social Security Administration, your annual adjusted gross income must be no more than $39,400 for a single head-of-household or $45,000 for a married (two-person) household. Social Security income is not counted.

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Sign up for an egg-ceedingly good time at the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt for adults

If you’re looking for an eggstremely fun Friday evening for ages 21 and over, register in advance for O’Fallon’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, which will be held from 7:30-10 p.m. on April 1 in Civic Park. Winning prizes include gift cards, RSC day passes, a one-month free membership to the RSC and sports and home movie items. Everyone gets a door prize. Participants should be sure to bring a flashlight and an Easter basket for collecting eggs. The cost is $12 per person for O’Fallon residents and $15 for non-residents. Hurry - registration ends Friday, March 25, and no tickets will be available at the gate.

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt registration is available:

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Kids and teens who can sing and dance are invited to audition for O’FallonTheatreWorks’ summer productions

To fill the cast of two O’FallonTheatreWorks’ productions planned for this summer, open auditions will be held at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) on Friday, April 1, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Call-backs will begin at 4 p.m. City Hall is located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Lady Pirates of Captain Bree - Up to 30 teens ages 12 through 18 who can sing and dance are needed for this swashbuckling musical comedy. Young men with singing ability are especially needed, as well as volunteers to help with building the set. Performances are set for Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17.

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Proposition B informational (video)

Find out more on Proposition B by watching this short informational video.

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Candidates for O’Fallon City Council seats will discuss their views at the March 15 Candidate Forum

City Council candidates on the ballot in the April 5, 2016, municipal election have been invited to appear at the 2016 Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. The forum’s host, the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), will moderate the event. Each candidate will have an opportunity to make opening and closing statements of three minutes each, and two minutes to respond to questions posed by MYAC members.

The Candidate 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 forum also will be shown live on O’FallonTV, which is available on Charter Channel 991, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and on the City’s website www.ofallon.mo.us.

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O’Fallon ranked 7th on the national “2016 Best Cities for Young Families” list

For its child-friendliness, low crime, high education and affordable housing, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, ranked 7th on the national “2016 Best Cities for Young Families” list and scored an A+ rating as one of the nation’s top communities for raising a family.

The online site ApartmentList.com compiled and published the report using F.B.I. statistics to determine safety, the U.S. Department of Education’s high school graduation rate data for school quality, and U.S. Census data for the percentage of the population under the age of 18, as communities with a greater percentage of children tend to be more child-friendly. Census data also was used to calculate the percentage of median renter income required to rent a two-bedroom apartment.

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