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.

New hours in 2017 to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates for seniors, disabled residents

Filing opens today for O’Fallon’s popular seniors’ utility tax rebate.

If you are a resident age 65+ or disabled and you’d like to recoup some of your phone and City utility taxes, you may be able to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates. If you qualify, City staff and City volunteers will help you file for the rebates at O’Fallon City Hall.

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National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks O’Fallon 9th on list of Missouri’s 50 safest cities

The National Council of Home Safety and Security this week published its “Safest Cities in Missouri” report which includes O’Fallon, Missouri, as 9th safest of Missouri’s cities with populations of more than 5,000. The average size of the cities the organization deemed safest is 26,562. With a population of 85,040, O’Fallon is easily the largest of the cities of the report’s top 10. Read the report here.

To identify Missouri’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics from 2016 along with the organization’s own population data and internal research. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

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O’Fallon, Missouri named a Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced the recognition of O’Fallon, Missouri, as a Tree City USA. This is the 13th straight year O’Fallon has earned this distinction.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The title is renewed each year that the City meets several criteria, including holding an Arbor Day ceremony. (This year’s ceremony will be held at the Founders Day & Garden Expo on May 6 in Fort Zumwalt Park.)

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National Council for Home Safety and Security ranks O’Fallon 9th on list of Missouri’s 50 safest cities

The National Council of Home Safety and Security this week published its “Safest Cities in Missouri” report which includes O’Fallon, Missouri, as 9th safest of Missouri’s cities with populations of more than 5,000. The average size of the cities the organization deemed safest is 26,562. With a population of 85,040, O’Fallon is easily the largest of the cities of the report’s top 10. Read the report here.

To identify Missouri’s safest cities, the council reviewed FBI Uniform Crime Report Statistics from 2016 along with the organization’s own population data and internal research. The cities’ rankings were then based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 100,000 people.

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Designs for O’Day and Civic Park projects to be showcased at Open House in O’Fallon City Hall

The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, April 11, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. to see designs for facilities in the new O’Day Park, and for the expanded Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center facility in Civic Park. The Open House will be held in the Food Court at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Last August, 60% of O’Fallon voters said “yes” to improvements to these parks, and the Open House will offer a first look at the proposed project designs and a chance to talk to the design teams, who will be on hand to answer questions.

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O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announces resignation

O’Fallon City Administrator Bonnie Therrien announced her resignation effective February 28, 2017, in a letter to Mayor Bill Hennessy and the O’Fallon City Council. Therrien has served in that position since July 2013. Assistant City Administrator Lenore Toser-Aldaz has been named interim City Administrator, effective immediately.

“I am grateful to Bonnie for her service to O’Fallon, our residents and our businesses,” said Mayor Hennessy. “Bonnie is a true professional, and she has helped our City move in a very positive direction over these past four years. She was a strong supporter of our City staff, and I appreciate all she’s done for our employees during her time with O’Fallon.”

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Give a gift of luck with a life-saving donation of blood on March 3

To help local blood banks maintain adequate supplies, the City of O’Fallon is hosting the National Volunteer Donor Blood Drive on Friday, March 3, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon 63366. The drive is co-sponsored by Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). Donors must be in good health, have a photo I.D., and be at least age 17, or 16 with parental consent.

Donors can pick their appointment time by using this direct link for an Express Appointment:

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Justice Center Construction Timelapse: May 2016 - February 2017 (Video)

Watch this amazing Justice Center construction timelapse from O'FallonTV!

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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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