City of O'Fallon, Illinois Online Newsletter - January 19, 2018
Volume #3, Issue #9
A Weekly Note from Mayor Herb Roach
The City of O'Fallon purchases water, wholesale, from the water company Illinois American. We receive the water, already treated, at a pumping station in French Village. From this pumping station, we are responsible for the distribution of the water to water customers in O'Fallon and Fairview Heights.

Our water distribution system is often inspected and well maintained. Our staff meticulously cares for the system and is always willing to go to great lengths in order to provide O'Fallon water customers with safe, clean water.
 
Construction Updates
Please be patient and cautious. Many improvements in various locations throughout O'Fallon are underway or about to begin.  We apologize for any inconveniences but safety of both the general and public workers is our main concern. Closures are unfortunately inconvenient, but necessary to bring these projects to timely completion.

Bridges are Last Big Pieces to Completion of Troy-O'Fallon Bike Trail
 
Five years in the making, the Troy-O'Fallon Bike Trail Connector project  is pedaling forward ahead of schedule with a completion date expected by next December.

"Soon, homes and neighborhoods in O'Fallon will have wonderful access to a larger trail that will connect the two counties," said Jerry Kane, managing director of Madison County Transit, the agency overseeing the project.

Gander Mountain to reopen as Gander Outdoors
 
Gander Mountain will reopen as Gander Outdoors later this year, according to an announcement made by CEO Marcus Lemonis on January 2.

While the store's future has been in question following Gander Mountain's bankruptcy and acquisition by Camping World Holdings Inc., it is now expected to reopen in June, rebranded as Gander Outdoors.

Moye Students Raise Money to Help Animals at Spencer Kennel
 
Students at Delores Moye Elementary School were recently able to roll out of bed and head strai ght to school, all to help animals in need. A group of students led a school-wide fundraiser letting students wear their pajamas to school in exchange for a donation that would be given to Spencer Kennel.

What's Going on in O'Fallon City Government? 
O'Fallon City Council Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at City Hall on the first and third Monday of each month. 
 
O'Fallon Press Releases: 
OTHS Receives Grant from Community's Recyclebank Points - Needs Your Help
 
The Athletic Leadership Council and Student Council from O'Fallon Township High School (OTHS) have been approved for a grant through Recyclebank's "Green Schools Program." Now, these OTHS students are asking for the community's support by donating your Recyclebank points and spreading the word about the Green Schools Program. You can donate your points to OTHS at www.recyclebank.com/about-us/green-schools/.

Illinois American Switching Back to Normal Water Treatment  
 
Effective January 11, 2018, Illinois American Water Company will be switching back to their normal disinfectant to treat water, which is chlorine and ammonia combined. Dialysis patients and renal care facilities should be aware of these changes and adjust their health care practices accordingly.
Waste Management's Next Billing Cycle to Include Only Two Months
 
Waste Management, the City of O'Fallon's trash hauler, has informed us that their next billing cycle will include only two months (February and March), instead of the normal three months. The change in billing cycle is due to the contract with Waste Management ending on March 31, 2018.

Inside O'Fallon Update from the City Administrator
I previously looked back at the Best of 2017, and today we look forward to 2018. Here is a summary of issues and projects that will command our attention this year:

Read the rest of the City Administrator's BLOG 
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The purpose of the " Inside O'Fallon" newsletter is to keep everyone updated on what is happening in and around O'Fallon.  Inside O'Fallon will be issued twice every month. 

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Sincerely, 

Grant Litteken
City of O'Fallon, Illinois
 
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