Friday, May 13, 2011
On Thursday, the council heard plans for enforcing the city's Smoke Free Air Act and took a step closer to building a playground for children of all abilities.
The citywide smoking ban takes effect in a little more a month, but O’Fallon officials have already begun efforts to educate the public and business owners on the requirements. City Administrator Keith Riesberg briefed the council with an overview on plans to enforce the Smoke Free Air Act at the workshop on Thursday evening. Riesberg said the city is following the lead of other municipalities that have implemented a ban, and has begun efforts to remind the public that the law has been adopted and spell out the requirements. O'Fallon businesses and residents were notified that the smoke-free air ordinance takes effect on June 16 by mail and e-newsletter last week. The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce has also sent information to local …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The free event is May 18.
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- Ronnie Roy
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Often, when the public deals with the Public Works Department, it's not a whole lot of fun. "Usually when we're addressing a resident it's because of a problem, so stress levels are elevated," said Ken Hammell, director of the Streets Division for the City of O'Fallon. That won't be the case from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, during the city's fifth annual Public Works Fair. The free event is located in the west parking lot of T.R. Hughes Ballpark, Tom Ginnever Avenue and T.R. Hughes Boulevard, gives area residents a chance to check out the city's specialized vehicles and equipment and learn more about the workings of the Streets Division, Parks and Recreation Department and Water and Sewer Operations. "With a lot of public works. …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Parks and Recreation Department plans to use the grant money for the city's youth sports programs.
Now through May 31, parents, residents and coaches can help the City of O’Fallon earn a $2,500 grant to enhance the city’s youth sports program. Liberty Mutual sponsors The Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports Community Grant Program and distributes 20 grants annually. The grant money is used in communities to purchase equipment for youth sports programs. The Liberty Mutual grant program teaches and fosters a cooperative spirit between coaches, parents and players. It guides parents and coaches in ways to help their children garner benefits from community youth sports. Greg Gordon, senior vice president of consumer marketing at Liberty Mutual stresses that the program targets many of the issues in youth sporting events by shining a positive …