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New FEMA Flood Maps (Video)

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is issuing new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) that all municipalities, including O’Fallon, must adopt. These new maps become effective on January 20, 2016, and some O’Fallon homes may be impacted. Click on this video to find out more.


Updated at 3:15 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015:

Open to traffic, Again

  • I-70 is open in both directions; however, the EB ramp at Salt Lick/Hwy. 79 is closed.
  • Hwy P at Dames Park/Park Ridge and Koch Road is open.
  • Hwy N at Wheatfield Farms is now open to traffic.
  • The RSC pool is open.
  • Celebrations of Lights is open to drive-through traffic on Tuesday night from 6–9 p.m.

Road Closures

  • Weldon Springs Road at Fieldstone Farms is closed. .

Other Important Information

  • The Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service ended at 3 p.m. on Monday.
  • The Flash Flood Watch was lifted at 3:27 p.m. on Monday.
  • Both the State of Missouri and St. Charles County have declared a State of Emergency for this area.
  • Please check with other municipalites, including St. Charles County, for flood information about areas beyond O'Fallon city limits.

Closures (and re-openings) will be updated as information becomes available.

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City of O’Fallon trash and recycling customers can bring many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers to the Bulk Waste Drop-off on Saturday, December 19, from 7 a.m.–3 p.m. at the City’s waste transfer station,1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, MO 63366.

To use the drop-off, O’Fallon trash customers must show a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and unload their own items. Only one load per household will be accepted and only cars, pickup trucks, and small trailers 10 feet long or less will be allowed. For a complete list of non-acceptable/acceptable bulk waste items, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. A partial listing includes:

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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, will observe the following schedule at City facilities over the 2015 Christmas and 2016 New Year’s holidays:

  • Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

-       O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed  

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O’Fallon residents wanting to get involved in serving their City are invited to apply to fill vacant seats on the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission, the Board of Adjustment and the Senior Resident Advisory Committee.

Board and commission appointments are made by the Mayor with approval from the City Council. To apply for a position, residents should fill out the “Boards and Commissions Application for Appointment,” which can be downloaded from the City Clerk webpage on O’Fallon’s website, http://www.ofallon.mo.us/city-clerk. Completed applications should be submitted to City Clerk Pam Clement.

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The City of O’Fallon, Missouri, offers events and programs all year long to residents and visitors. Many have free admission, parking and activities. To check for updates throughout the year, visit the City’s web calendar, www.ofallon.mo.us/Events-Calendar.

 

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The first day of filing “Declarations of Candidacy” for the City of O’Fallon’s April 5, 2016, municipal election will open on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the West City Hall entrance, only, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the first day of filing. After that date, filing will be held in the City Clerk’s office on the third floor of City Hall. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

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Help O’Fallon win the Elected Officials Bell Ringing Challenge

If you’d like to help the Salvation Army make a difference in people’s lives this Christmas, you can make a donation to the Salvation Army Red Kettle, which will be staffed by your favorite O'Fallon Elected Officials on Saturday, December 12th from 10:00 a.m.- 8 p.m. at the O'Fallon Walmart on Highway K.

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For an exciting and memorable holiday night out with your family, come to the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll in Fort Zumwalt Park on Tuesday, December 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost is $3 for ages 3 and up, and free for younger children.

On this special night for pedestrians, only, carolers will fill the air with music as visitors walk through the Celebration of Lights display, with lights shining and holiday scenes throughout the park and. Santa will be receiving young visitors, vendors will be selling hot chocolate, cookies and holiday gifts, and, at 7:25 p.m., fireworks will burst over Lake Whetzel. Additional Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll activities include:

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To fill summer jobs and part-time positions, the City of O’Fallon is holding two job fairs. The first RSC Job Fair is scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center, O’Fallon’s indoor recreation complex. The RSC is located in Sports Park at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. The second fair will be held on February 27, 2016 at the same time and location.

“If you’re looking for a good part-time job, this job fair is exciting because we will be hiring on the spot, which is why we ask that applicants complete an online application in advance at www.ofallon.mo.us/hr,” said Recreation Manager Jeremy Wolfmeyer. “Applicants also will have an opportunity to complete an online application at the fair. In general, we’re looking for responsible, energetic, positive people with good social skills. People who are successful hires will find themselves working with a good team.”

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