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.
O'Fallon Update Newsblog
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....
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.
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.
- 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....
The first day of filing “Declarations of Candidacy” for the City of O’Fallon’s April 5, 2016, municipal election will open on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted at the West City Hall entrance, only, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the first day of filing. After that date, filing will be held in the City Clerk’s office on the third floor of City Hall. Declarations of Candidacy will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016....
Don't miss out on this year's Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park. Watch this video and find out more!
FRAUD ALERT - 11/15/2015 - We have gotten two reports tonight from residents of St. Charles County stating someone called them purporting to be a Lt. Johnson with the O'Fallon Police. The caller stated they we calling the victim to collect money for a bench warrant for their arrest. The caller informed them they could pay off their warrant through PayPal.
This is absolutely a fraudulent request and a scam. We have no Lt. Johnson and we would never call requesting payment for a warrant over the phone. If you get a similar call hang up immediately. If you are able to gain a call back number please contact your local police department....
Treat your family to a night of fun and holiday magic at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18. The event will be held at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free.
The highlight of the event is the countdown to the lighting of a huge Christmas tree, a City tradition led by Mayor Bill Hennessy, launching the official start of the holiday season. The evening’s entertainment is free and includes live choral and instrumental music throughout City Hall, visits with Santa, face painting, holiday games and crafts, and rides on the City Train (weather permitting). Vendors will have hand-crafted gifts and decorations for sale, and concessions will be available for purchase....
In an effort to reach those who need support from the community, O’Fallon’s Volunteer Services Department is launching its 15th annual Cornucopia of Care food drive on November 9. Collection canisters located at various sites around the community are set to receive donations of non-perishable canned and boxed food and personal care items through Saturday, December 19.
“Increasingly, we find that many of those needing assistance today were the ones who donated to past food drives,” said Kathy Halstead, O’Fallon’s Manager of Volunteer Services. “Recent economic challenges require them to stretch their limited funds to pay utility bills, housing, transportation and medical needs. With less food donations coming in and more families in need, local food pantries may not have enough food, and so those families may go hungry.”...
In observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11, the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) will be closed. City Hall is located at 100 North Main Street in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
Also, a Veterans Day Ceremony honoring all U.S. veterans will begin at 11 a.m. at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road 63366. The memorial is located off I-70 at Exit 219 on the southeast corner of the overpass. Free parking is available....