City of O'Fallon, Illinois Online Newsletter - June 23, 2017
Volume #2, Issue #20
A Weekly Note from Mayor Herb Roach
On the same day that I was holding my inaugural monthly weeknight office hours (a promise I made to the residents of O'Fallon during my campaign), the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, congressional staffers, and two Capital Police Officers occurred in Alexandria, Virginia.

Within a few hours of the first news reports, I received concerned calls from my family questioning if I should still hold office hours by myself, or whether I should continue to hold them at all, for fear of safety.

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We have received numerous complaints of inattentive drivers in the construction zone along Green Mount Road. Please remember it is always illegal to use your phone while driving (except hands free); It is just plain dangerous and irresponsible to do so in a construction zone. 

The O'Fallon Police Department will be stepping up patrols in this area and will be aggressively enforcing these laws. Please be a courteous and safe driver.
Construction Updates
Green Mount Road:  The improvement between Regency Park and Highway 50 will include 4-lanes with a planted median and intermediate turn lanes. The project will also consist of a new signalized intersection at Cambridge Boulevard, which will serve as the main entrance to the new St. Elizabeth's Medical Campus. In addition to the street improvements, a ten-foot wide bicycle/walking path will be installed on the west side of Green Mount Road -- providing a continuous pedestrian access route from Regency Park to the Family Sports Park and the Illini Bike Trail. Two-way traffic on Green Mount Road is expected to be maintained throughout construction. The project is scheduled to be completed on November 1, 2017, weather permitting.

West Highway 50: West Highway 50, between Hartman Lane and Old Collinsville Road, will be resurfaced beginning Monday, July 10, 2017. It is anticipated that work will be completed in 6 to 8 weeks, weather permitting. All construction operations will take place during the night between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to lessen the impact on traffic. The road will remain open to through-traffic and access to all properties will be maintained, though occasional delays may be encountered.

Regency Park:  Construction on Regency Park, between Highway 50 and the entrance to Home-Town Suites, will begin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. During construction, Regency Park will be closed to traffic between the Shall Gas Station and Shantz Drive. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction. It is anticipated that work will be completed no later than September 1, 2017, weather permitting. 

Milburn School Road: Milburn School Road, between Savannah Hills and the roundabout at Milburn Estates/Merriam Parkway, is now closed to traffic. It is anticipated that work will be completed and the road will re-open to traffic on September 30, 2017, weather permitting. The work will consist of storm sewer and curb installation and pavement construction and will be completed by Stutz Excavating. 

Table of Experts: Southwestern Illinois Developments
   
T he St. Louis Business Journal recently interviewed a couple of the leading developers in Southwestern Illinois. One thing they all had in common: They had good things to say about the City of O'Fallon!

Temple Family Honors Member Lost at Pearl Harbor
 
After more than 75 years, US Navy Seaman First Class Robert Monroe "Bobby" Temple returned home to his family.

Temple, a native of Wathena, Kansas, died during the bombing of Pearl Harbor while he was serving aboard the USS Oklahoma. Prior to heading to Hawaii, Temple met a gal in San Francisco and had grand plans to marry her and start a life together. However, fate had other plans for the 19-year-old sailor and he became one of the 2,335 who passed away on December 7, 1941
Business Leadership is in the Blood for OTHS Student and Her Siblings

Jasmyn Harris epitomizes the leadership qualities that Future Business Leaders of America want their members to attain.

Although she has earned a spot at the national competition on her own, she is first to point out the support she receives from her family, teachers and fellow students.

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: 
West Highway 50 Resurfacing Begins on July 10, 2017

West Highway 50, between Hartman Lane and Old Collinsville Road, will be resurfaced beginning Monday, July 10, 2017. It is anticipated that work will be completed in 6 to 8 weeks, weather permitting. All construction operations will take place during the night between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to lessen the impact on traffic.
The road will remain open to through-traffic and access to all properties will be maintained, though occasional delays may be encountered.
Read the rest of the Press Release here
Regency Park Construction Begins on June 27, 2017 

Construction on Regency Park, between Highway 50 and the entrance to Home-Town Suites O'Fallon, will begin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. During Construction, Regency Park will be closed to traffic between the Shell Gas Station and Shantz Drive. It is anticipated that work will be completed no later than September 1, 2017, weather permitting.
A detour route will be on Green Mount Road during the road closure. Access to all properties will be maintained during construction.
Read the rest of the Press Release here
Inside O'Fallon Update from the City Administrator
When the O'Fallon City Council approved a Tax Increment Financing District to attract the new St. Elizabeth's Hospital, their purpose was twofold: provide good, professional jobs in O'Fallon and utilize the hospital as an economic engine for economic development. So far, the project is successful on both counts.

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Sincerely, 

Grant Litteken
City of O'Fallon, Illinois
 
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