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O’Fallon, Missouri, recently received the Outstanding Award for Best Planning Practice for the City’s “Grow in the O: A Strategic Plan for Economic Development.”

The award was presented by the St. Louis Metro Section of the American Planning Association


Looking forward to spring? Welcome the season at O’Fallon’s family-friendly Garden Expo & Kite Event on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free. The event opens with an Arbor Day Ceremony led by Mayor Bill Hennessy, who will be assisted by the Twin Chimneys Elementary School Earth Club in planting a redbud tree. If your only experience with kites is the old-fashioned diamond style (which wasn’t always the easiest to fly), be sure to catch the Gateway Kite Club’s kite-flying demonstrations at 10 a.m. Weather permitting, the club also will provide free kite-flying lessons and additional demonstrations with single-line kites, sports kites and fighter kites. Kids will be able to make, decorate and learn to fly their own kite, free. Prep your yard and garden for spring by shopping at Garden Expo booths filled with live plants, spring decorations and yard and garden accessories. The Garden Expo also features garden clubs, lawn and garden services, and Robinson’s Rain Barrels. Kids will be able to make a craft from recyclable materials, free. A limited number of Norway spruce saplings will be given away (one per family). Special guests include the Three Rivers Beekeepers, Gateway Gardener magazine, and St. Louis Master Gardener Anne Kirkpatrick. Renowned for her expertise with hydrangeas, at 11:15 a.m. Anne will provide tips on selecting, growing and pruning hydrangeas. For more information, please email Jennifer Hoisington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-379-5605.

Permits (Video)

Posted by on in Helpful News

Take a moment and watch this short video to find out how easy it is to get a permit through The City of O'Fallon's Building Division.

The National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and Missouri's local emergency management offices urge Missourians to use Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week, March 3-7, to plan and prepare for how they will react to tornadoes, flash flooding and other severe weather. Each day of the week has a different theme.

Please note that Missouri’s 40th annual Statewide Tornado Drill has been moved to Thursday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. At that time, outdoor warning sirens and weather alert radios will sound, indicating that Missourians should seek shelter during this statewide drill. The safest shelter location is the basement or an interior room in the lowest level of a building. The drill is complete once everyone is accounted for in the designated shelters.


A Night to Remember (Video)

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A Night to Remember honored African American history on a local and national scale. This magical evening was coordinated by the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council with the help of O'Fallon's Historic Preservation Commission. Here are the highlights from that special night.

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) will host a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, for the City Council candidates on the ballot in the City’s municipal election on April 8, 2014. The forum will be moderated by the MYAC, and each candidate will have an opportunity respond to questions that are written and posed by MYAC members.

Residents are invited to attend the Candidate Forum, which 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 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.


Identity Theft Prevention (Video)

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The best protection from identity theft is prevention. Here are some tips that can help you from being a victim of fraud.

Winter Weather Update, 3/3/2014

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Winter Weather Warning still in place; Please do not park on street

Crews continue to clear ice from the streets, so please continue to keep parked cars OFF of O'Fallon's streets.