The St. Charles Police Department will host its first ever Youth Police Academy June 10-14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The academy is open to kids ages 13-16 and will showcase careers in police and fire work, encourage team work, and grow self-esteem. Read more »
After the recent storms, it’s important to remember that keeping smaller ditches and streams free of debris is a simple way to dramatically improve the flow of run-off from low lying areas. It is illegal to dump materials into a required waterway and violators may be fined. There are also numerous drainage districts within the County that will relieve certain areas from congestion from fallen trees, leaves and beaver dams. Read more »
The City of St. Charles’ Water Meter Maintenance Program changes out older water meters. The program ensures fair and accurate metering for all water users, at no cost to residents. Residents whose meters are scheduled to be changed out will be notified and asked to contact the City to make an appointment. Your water meter is located where the water first enters the home, most likely in the basement, crawl space, or utility room. The process should take approximately 20 minutes. For more information, contact the Meter Division at 630-377-4404.
New lawns require special care until they are established. It’s important for homeowners to apply for a Sod Laying and Seeded Lawn Installation Permit to allow extra watering for lawns with new seed or sod. The permit allows watering for 10 consecutive days, between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m., and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This permit must be displayed on a front window. Residents can obtain a permit for $10 from the Utility Billing Office in City Hall, 630-377-4426 or Public Works facility 630-377-4405.
Did you receive a new tree in the parkway in front of your home this spring? The City wants to make sure your young tree stays healthy so you can enjoy it for years to come. The City will work to minimize transplant shock for new trees and promote healthy plantings in several ways: Read more »
Trees grow best when soils are moist to a depth of six inches. As a rule of thumb, it takes one inch of water to wet six inches of soil. Read more »
Mulching is very beneficial for your trees. Mulch: Read more »