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.

Black History Month - Mary Stephenson (Video)

Every February our nation comes together to celebrate Black History Month. And here in O'Fallon we respect and honor the achievements of former resident Mary Stephenson. Watch her story here!

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The Missouri Department of Conservation awards O’Fallon, Missouri, $10K for planting and education

The City of O’Fallon received a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) program.

O’Fallon was one of 36 communities to receive the grant, which O’Fallon has earmarked for education and tree planting.

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O’Fallon, Missouri, will present the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Fiscal Year 2016

For Immediate Release

January 31, 2017

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O’Fallon earns high marks for safety, affordability as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Cities for Families 2017”

For its safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, good schools and child-friendliness, the City of O’Fallon, Missouri, was given an A+ rating and named one of the country’s “Top 10 Cities for Families 2017.” The annual list is compiled by ApartmentList.com, which recently assessed 500 cities nationwide, ranking O’Fallon as 8th best overall. O’Fallon is the only Missouri city on the Top 10 list. ApartmentList.com is the second website to recently list O’Fallon as one of America’s Top 10 Cities, joining 24/7WallStreet.com.

“This is yet another great honor bestowed upon our City,” said Mayor Bill Hennessy. “It has been a community effort to build and maintain this wonderful City. It all begins with a safe environment provided by our residents and the O’Fallon Police Department. But it’s also the fantastic schools, dedicated businesses and concerned residents who make O’Fallon such a great place to live.”

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February’s Environmental Services events include free electronics, appliance recycling and complimentary bulk waste drop-off

Starting in February, every other month the City of O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department will host two events for the disposal of unwanted items. February’s events and dates are:

Free Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – Drop off unwanted appliances and electronics for recycling in the west parking lot at CarShield Field from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 4. The parking lot is located at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon 63366. The items will be recycled.

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Volunteers needed for O’Fallon’s newly established Cultural Arts Commission

A new advisory board, the O’Fallon Cultural Arts Commission), was established by an ordinance passed at the Thursday, January 12, meeting of the O’Fallon City Council. The commission’s creation was endorsed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department and the O’Fallon Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB).

The new commission’s purpose is to foster art, culture and art education in the City of O’Fallon by recommending suitable art to be commissioned and/or acquired (permanently or temporarily), find and recommend suitable sites for the public display of artwork, and fundraise to support the City’s public art initiative.

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The O’Fallon Photo Club’s 2017 photo exhibit includes a variety of perspectives

The public is invited to view the O’Fallon Photo Club’s new exhibit in the O’Fallon Cultural Arts Gallery at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Missouri 63368. The exhibit, which is opening Friday, January 13, continues through February 17.

The show represents clubs members’ work over the past year. There is no central theme but there are a variety of photographs, including landscapes, close-ups, portraits and action shots.

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O’Fallon’s Citizens Police Academy provides first-hand experience with police work

Whether you’re considering a career in law enforcement, a civic-minded Neighborhood Watch participant or just wanting to be better-informed about police work, the O’Fallon Police Department’s annual Citizens Police Academy offers hands-on training and discussions on a variety of criminal justice topics. Individuals from all walks of life are invited to enroll in the six-week class, which begins February 28 and meets from 7-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the O’Fallon Police Department in the O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon MO 63366.

The cost for the course is $30. Applicants must be at least 18, residents of St. Charles County and pass a background check. Applications and additional information are currently available at www.ofallon.mo.us/PD/citizens-police-academy. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, February 17. Class space is limited.

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O’Fallon, Missouri’s holiday schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. In addition:

  • City of O’Fallon volunteers who have registered for “King Day of Service” projects will meet at 10 a.m. for service projects. For more information, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer or call 636-379-5417.
  • O’Fallon’s Parks and Recreation Administration office at 400 Civic Park Drive also will be closed.
  • The Renaud Spirit Center (RSC) recreation complex will be open with regular business hours of 5:15 a.m. – 10 p.m. The RSC is located at 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, MO 63368. www.renaudspiritcenter.com
  • O’Fallon’s trash and recycling collection schedule through the week will not change due to the holiday.
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Dress up, have fun at the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Dads, grandpas and uncles, treat your special little girl (age 2 -12) to a lovely evening filled with games, music, dinner and dancing at the Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. The event will be held from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Formal attire is required and each young lady will receive a long-stemmed bouquet.

Tickets can be purchased through Thursday, January 19, or until the dance fills, whichever comes first; tickets will not be available at the gate. The cost per couple is $40 for O’Fallon residents and $45 for non-residents; add $20 for an additional child. A professional photographer will be available to take photos for an additional fee.

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