Friday, August 12, 2011
While voters approved the annexation of eight parcels of land in April elections, one landowner claims they never got the memo.
O’Fallon City Council heard a first reading of the city’s redistricting plan in light of 2010 United States census data at Thursday's regular session. Director of City Planning and Development David Woods said that except for four minor amendments, O’Fallon’s five wards would remain largely intact. “The goal here is to keep the wards’ population size consistently the same throughout the next 10 years, until the next census,” said Woods, who reported the findings of the city’s apportionment commission. Ward 5 added 430 residents southwest of the intersection of Interstate 70 and Bryan Road, as well as 294 residents south of Piper and Pean drives. Southwest of O’Fallon Road and Page South Outer Road, 1,358 residents will transfer from Ward 3…
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
O'Fallon will elect six council members in April.
Nine candidates have filed for the six open seats on the O'Fallon City Council. Ward 1 Council member Bill Gardner filed for re-election on Monday. O'Fallon contains five wards. There is one seat open in wards 1,2,4 and 5. There is one three year position open in Ward 3 and one two-year position, left by Dan Haney's resignation in October. The terms of Gardner, Rose Mack, John Haman Jr., Bob Howell and Mike Pheney end in April. Candidates for 2011 election: Filing continues Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m until Jan. 18. in the city clerk's office at the Municipal Center at 100 North Main St.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
O'Fallon residents will choose whether or not to restrict smoking in restaurants and bars come April.
A smoke-free air proposal is headed to the ballot for O'Fallon voters in April. The city charter gives the O'Fallon City Council a choice between putting the issue on the ballot or enacting the ban within 30 days as presented in the petition without a vote. City Council members at Wednesday's public forum said they would have to hold a special meeting before their next regular meeting on Jan. 13, or the initiative would automatically be placed on the ballot. If approved, the measure will ban smoking in most indoor public places, including O'Fallon restaurants and bars. Ward 2 Councilman Jim Pepper, who helped write the city's charter, said placing the issue on the ballot is the best way to proceed with the issue. "The petition was signed…