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Letter to O'Fallon City Council From Santa

O'Fallon resident Jim Frain shares a letter from Santa addressed to the city council, mayor and staff.

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In my capacity as a friend of Santa Claus, he has asked me to pass on his thoughts to all of you at the City of O'Fallon.  - Thanks, Jim Frain

A LETTER FROM SANTA CLAUS TO THE CITY OF O'FALLON

Hello Boys and Girls on the City Council, Mayor Hennessy, City Administrator Reisberg and All of the employees of the City of O'Fallon.

 
I've been watching and listening to your efforts for the residents of O'Fallon. Overall, I'm pleased with what you have done in 2012. As I made my list, and checked it twice,  I have found out who's been naughty or nice.  

Let me share my check list with you.

1. TO THE CITY COUNCIL...You all get along much better than ever before. Santa used to read about your problems in the papers...goodness gracious, you folks fought about everything and it made your city look bad.  Now, that doesn't happen anymore, at least not much!  Keep working hard for the residents of O'Fallon and not for yourselves....After all, you're public servants, right?


2. TO MAYOR HENNESSY and STAFF...What a remarkable job you have done to bring a lifetime of smiles to my special friend Brendan...His playground is magnificent.  So many happy children there every day - it's wonderful for Santa to see the fun they all have there - they make new friends - they share smiles - their parents are happier than ever - and it's for everyone...everyone!  Santa is very proud of all of you, but especially Mayor Hennessy.  Now Billy, don't blow it in the next few days.


3. CHIEF JOACHIMSTALER AND THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT... I am usually busy making sure that my elves are working hard making toys for the boys and girls of the world, or finishing my "honey-do" list for Mrs. Claus.  But, I did hear that O'Fallon is the second safest city in the country in which to live.  WOW!  Santa is very impressed and proud.  Every member of the police department will be well taken care of by Santa this year.


4. SO MANY CITY DEPARTMENTS HAVE MADE SANTA CHUCKLE AND SMILE THIS YEAR... Santa loves those beautifully painted recycling trucks and the drivers are doing a great job.  The garbage rates are low now and Santa knows they will go lower if more O'Fallon residents will recycle.  

Santa is not happy with those residents who throw their recycling in with the trash. Mark my words, I have your names and unless it changes, your Christmas will not be as bright as expected if you don't recycle.
Santa also likes the smoother streets that your street department is creating in so many subdivisions.  Keep up the good work.

Santa also loves good parks so that the boys and girls and their families can have fun.  I love your parks and Santa asks you to keep building more and making them even nicer.
Santa remembers the terrible flooding problems in the past and I am very happy that these storm water problems are being taken care of.  

Santa loves the smiles that he sees around O'Fallon City Hall.  I like that you work well together, you care about the residents and you want to do a good job, with many of you doing a great job.
Yes, Santa is very proud of all of the city employees because I know that they work hard. Never stop working hard and I will see to it that there will be a little something extra for you under your tree.

Santa knows that things are not perfect in O'Fallon and there is always more work to be done.  Never give up, give in or give out.  Santa supports you.
Santa has wishes for O'Fallon too...I wish that more residents would become involved with their city - I wish that more residents would volunteer a few extra hours a week to their city - I wish that residents would go to city meetings to find out what is happening in O'Fallon - I wish that every resident would vote, every time - I wish that all city issues were understood by residents when they voted. Santa wants you to vote, every one of you.

Santa will remember you on Christmas Eve with a special gift when you show your love and concern for O'Fallon.  Santa will also remember those who do not pay any attention to what goes on in their city.

Santa wants to remind you that as a resident of O'Fallon you need to love one another, do what is right, speak your mind, study hard, play harder, have fun with your family and friends and always help your neighbor.

Merry Christmas O'Fallon - Santa Loves You!

Jim Frain December 18, 2012 at 05:04 PM
The City of O'Fallon..It's elected officials and city employees have done some great things this year for the residents of O'Fallon in 2012...The same good efforts will take place in 2013 too. Merry Christmas City Employees and Thank You!
Thank You Mr. Frain for your great comments towards me as a Member of the Great O' Fallon Family of individuals working on a daily basis to make O' Fallon a better place to live, work and be around great people. I have worked very hard this year standing up as a proactive Public Advocate before the City Council on behalf of ALL 87,000 Residents of our great CIty. I hope in April's Election to be Elected to the City Council from Ward One (1) and contribute much more to our Legislative Body of our Municipal Government. Also, thank you for the small gift, it was greatly appreciated! I will join the Team of City Officials and will always put the Residents of Ward One (1) first and foremost.
Oh by the way Mr. Frain thanks for remembering me and my great deeds this year. It is greatly appreciated. In Kind Regards, AC Dienoff, O' Fallon City Council Public Advocate
D.D. Williams December 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Mr. Dienoff, you do not speak for me.
Jim Frain January 07, 2013 at 04:09 PM
It was my pleasure to be "Santa's Representative" and thank "The City Elected Officials and City Employees" in the December 18th letter published in the O'Fallon Patch. This recognition was not directed to anyone else who might be running for office/not an elected city official or city employee and the minor "Gift of Love" from Santa was only for city officials and employees.
Jim Frain January 07, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Mr. Dienoff, I just want to make sure that you understand that the accolades from the "Santa Letter" were focused only on "elected city officials and city employees" for the work that they do for our city. In addition, the small gift was also meant for city officials and city employees. I just want to clear up the direction of this communication. If I had meant for this communication to apply to anyone other than elected officials and city employees I would have clearly stated that.
Mr. Frain-LOL, the O' Fallon City Family included me and I was given the gift from a City Council Member that does not believe a word that you say! For the record Mr. Frain-Keith Reisberg "Former City Administrator" was a very bad boy in 2012 and that is why the City Council by a vote 7-2 on January 10th told Mr. Reisberg not to ever come back to City Hall and turn in his badge, his gear, our records and the City Car by January 31st.
Mr. Frain-LOL, the O' Fallon City Family included me and I was given the gift from a City Council Member that does not believe a word that you say! For the record Mr. Frain-Keith Reisberg "Former City Administrator" was a very bad boy in 2012 and that is why the City Council by a vote 7-2 on January 10th told Mr. Reisberg not to ever come back to City Hall and turn in his badge, his gear, our records and the City Car by January 31st.

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