Today, during O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy’s annual State of the City Address, he announced the City’s intent to purchase property for a new Police Station and Municipal Court building.

The City of O’Fallon has entered into a purchase agreement for a 15-acre property located on Bryan Road approximately 1000 feet south of the intersection of Bryan Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway and just north of Bryan Valley Commercial Drive. City officials hope to close on the property in the coming weeks.

This location is ideal for our new Police Station because of its proximity to Bryan Road, I-70, Mexico Road, and Route 364. Our officers will have direct access to nearly every neighborhood in our City in a matter of minutes,” said Mayor Hennessy. “Because it’s close to the City’s historic downtown core, our retail centers along Highway K and Bryan, and the areas of much of our recent residential growth in the southern portions of the City, no matter where you are, you will always know the O’Fallon Police Department is close by when you need them.”

Hennessy said the City is in the final stages of purchasing the property, and he expects to complete the sale in the coming weeks.

In December, the O’Fallon City Council approved an ordinance placing a $28.6 million bond issue on the April 7, 2015, ballot. The bonds would pay for construction, furnishing and equipping the new police station and municipal courthouse. The bond issue will be labeled Proposition 1 on the April ballot.

“O’Fallon has developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the safest places to live, work and raise a family in the entire country,” said Mayor Hennessy. “Securing the location for our new, state-of-the-art police station is an important step in ensuring that we stay that way for decades to come.”

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