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.

O’Fallon’s utility tax rebate program offers refunds to eligible seniors (65+) and disabled residents

If you are an O’Fallon resident age 65 or older or a resident with disabilities, you may be able to recoup some of the City utilities taxes paid on your 2015 household gas, electric and phone bills, including your cell phone.

To fully qualify for filing, in addition to being a resident age 65 or older, or determined totally disabled by the Social Security Administration, your annual adjusted gross income must be no more than $39,400 for a single head-of-household or $45,000 for a married (two-person) household. Social Security income is not counted.

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Proposition B informational (video)

Find out more on Proposition B by watching this short informational video.


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O’FallonTheatreWorks plays for laughs with the behind-the-scenes farce, Noises Off, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre

The O’FallonTheatreWorks production of the comedy, Noises Off – reputed to be one the funniest farces ever written – is scheduled to be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 4-6 and 11–13, on the stage at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

Winner of a Tony Award for Best Play, Noises Off is a hilarious play within a play. Taking its title from a theatrical term for sounds coming from off-stage, Noises Off opens on a dress rehearsal for Nothing’s On with a lot of door slamming, baffled performers who miss entrances, exits and their lines, and props with a mind of their own. During the second act, the audience sees Nothing’s On from backstage, where pandemonium reigns as the actors’ relationships deteriorate. By act three, Nothing’s On is at the end of its run and the actors are undermining their fellow actors’ performances to the point that the plot falls apart, anything goes, and the actors must ad lib their way to a riotous conclusion. The comedy includes adult humor and situations.

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Celebrate Doctor Seuss Day with the Cat in the Hat

Green eggs and ham, anyone? Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday, March 2, from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon MO 63368.

Kids ages 3 – 5 can make a craft with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Socks, hear a Who with Horton, count Red Fish and Blue Fish, and listen to Sam-I-Am’s friend refuse a plate of green eggs and ham – again. The program includes story time, activities, crafts and a Dr. Seuss-style snack.

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O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission sponsors Black History Month display

In honor of Black History Month, O’Fallon’s Historic Preservation Commission has set up a display honoring the history of African Americans in the City of O’Fallon. The display of photos – some more than 75 years old – features portraits of some of O’Fallon’s earliest African American residents. The photos are on display in the Rotunda and Lobby on the first floor of the O’Fallon Municipal Center (City Hall). The display is free to view and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout the month of February.

“Today, we know O’Fallon as a diverse suburban community with grand subdivisions and bustling restaurants and stores, but this City has a long history that stretches more than 160 years,” said Jim Frain, who put the display together and is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission. “O’Fallon – like many Midwestern towns of the early 20th Century – was once a largely segregated town where a strong African-American community grew on several blocks in the City, known as ‘The Hill.’ The area included churches and schools and a ‘blacks-only’ cemetery called Sage Chapel Cemetery. The Cemetery was founded in 1881 as a burial site for former slaves and their descendants. Many of the original tombstones still stand at the site along Veterans Memorial Parkway.

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Important information from FEMA for those impacted by recent flooding

 

FEMA News Release  

Commonly Asked Questions About Federal Disaster Aid

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2016 City of O'Fallon Projects (Video)

2015 was a big year for O'Fallon, and 2016 is shaping up to be even bigger! Watch this video to see the civic growth and improvement coming to our community.


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O’Fallon, Missouri receives $10K for tree planting and education from the Missouri Department of Conservation

 The City of O’Fallon’s plan to buffer the impact of the tree-killing emerald ash borer just got a shot in the arm with a $10,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. O’Fallon was one of 42 cities to receive the grant, which O’Fallon has earmarked for education and tree planting.

“TRIM grants help recipients accomplish activities that keep their neighborhood trees healthy and thriving, including [taking] inventory, pruning, planting and educational programs,” said MDC Forestry Management Chief Justine Gartner. The grants offer cost-share funding for government agencies, public schools and nonprofit groups to manage, improve or conserve trees on public lands.

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New FEMA Flood Maps (Video)

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.


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ALERT: Rainy weather causes flooding, multiple road closures in O'Fallon and surrounding areas

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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