The meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre.
City Of O'fallon
Friday, May 17, 2013
City staff is working with an engineering firm to decide the best location in Civic Park to build a new facility and take a look at the possibility of expanding or enclosing portions of Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center.
Crews began tearing down O'Fallon's old Civic Hall building Thursday. The O'Fallon City Council decided last April that the condemned building should be replaced and not renovated. O’Fallon Director of Parks and Recreation Cindy Springer said city staff is working with an engineering firm to decide the best location in Civic Park to build a new facility and take a look at the possibility of expanding or enclosing portions of Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center. The city hopes to have a final design by June, along with cost estimates. No date is yet identified for construction to begin. A citizen survey of the new projects—including the justice center and O'Day Park—is planned for May or June. Results of the survey may affect ballot options …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
During this time, the intersection will be a four-way stop as work on traffic signals proceeds.
Monday, May 6, 2013
See what's going on in the O'Fallon business community this week.
If you missed anything earlier this week, here's a round-up of this week's business news.
The sale is May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The O'Fallon playground opened in October 2011 and was named after 9-year-old Brendan Schmitt, a Westhoff Elementary School student who suffers from Thompson Syndrome.
Full-disclosure: O'Fallon Patch Editor Jordan Lanham serves on the board of Unlimited Play Young Professionals. Families are invited to a play date in the park on Saturday. Unlimited Play Inc., is hosting one of its first "play dates for all" at the all-inclusive Brendan's Playground at Westhoff Park. The non-profit that got its start with the dream of one O'Fallon mom now helps communities across the country to build playgrounds that are accessible for children with and without disabilities. The O'Fallon playground opened in October 2011 and was named after 9-year-old Brendan Schmitt, a Westhoff Elementary School student who suffers from Thompson Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that makes it difficult for him to use traditional …
The 8th Annual Public Work Fair is 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The O'Fallon City Council voted 9-1 to table the reconsidered ordinance and discuss at the next workshop.
A metal detecting ordinance recently approved by O’Fallon City Council is now being reconsidered. The previous ordinance, approved on April 11, called for new regulations regarding the use of recreational metal detectors in the city's parks, including restricted areas and a requirement to turn over their finds to the city. Hobbyist metal detectors expressed disagreement with the new O'Fallon law on O’Fallon Patch and to their council members. Ward 2 Councilman Jim Pepper said he received emails from hobbyists across the country, leading him to take a second look and sponsor a revision bill. “I didn’t realize how wide spread this hobby was until after the meeting,” Pepper said Thursday. Among the revisions, Pepper suggested having the parks…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
To consolidate recycling efforts, the City of O’Fallon is installing a blue, industrial-sized recycling container at the City’s waste transfer station, 1572 Progress West Lane in O’Fallon (63366) beginning May 1, 2013.
Monday, April 22, 2013
O'Fallon Patch readers didn't mince words about how disgusted they were with O'Fallon's new metal detector rules requiring treasure hunters to turn over their finds.
O'Fallon Patch's April 16 story about a new ordinance regulating where hobbyist metal detectors could conduct their treasure hunting in O'Fallon parks and requiring items to be turned over to the owner—the City of O'Fallon—hit a nerve. But it prompted a promise by an O'Fallon Councilman to look at changes. READ MORE: O'Fallon Metal Detector Hobbyists Restricted; Must Turn Over Finds Most of the comments on the story related to having to turn over the finds: Councilman Jim Pepper responded to the comments: I, along with Councilman Schwentker, tried to table this bill so it could be amended so as not to infringe on anyone's activities when conducted within reason. This was a bad bill from the beginning, not thought through nor consideration …