St. Charles Police Department to Host Bike Rodeo

The St. Charles Police Department will host a bike rodeo for children from 8 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 25 at James O. Breen Park (corner of Campton Hills Rd. and Peck Rd.).

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Thinking of Remodeling?

City of St Charles NewsIf you’re planning a home remodeling project, a building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. Read more »

Spring Trees Arriving Soon!

With the promise of warmer days approaching, the Public Works Department is busy preparing to plant new and replacement parkway trees in the City right-of-way. Weather permitting; Spring Planting will begin in early April with more than 200 trees to be planted! 

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Local Flood Awareness

St. Charles generally has not experienced wide spread damage due to flooding. However, there are local flood hazard areas throughout Kane County. Flooding from the Fox River, Ferson Creek, State Street Creek, 7th Avenue Creek, and Norton Creek usually can be forecast in advance. However, flash flooding along these rivers and numerous tributaries to these waterways may occur suddenly and unexpectedly.

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Keep your Sanitary Sewer Line Clear

Anytime you turn on a faucet in your home, run the dishwasher or flush a toilet, that water runs out of your sanitary sewer line (lateral) and into the City sewer. According to our City Sewer Use Ordinance, the lateral is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain and repair, and therefore it is important to remember a few things. Read more »

2015 Spring Hydrant Flushing Finishes in May

City of St Charles NewsRegular maintenance of the City’s water distribution system includes annual hydrant flushing. Flushing, opening hydrants to allow water to flow rapidly through them, improves water quality and minimizes mineral build-up in the water mains. Hydrant flushing also ensures that hydrants are ready for emergency use. Read more »

Tree Conservation Areas Code Amendments

If you live in one of these subdivisions, you need to be aware of recent amendments to Chapter 8.30 of City Code, “Tree Preservation on Private Property,” that regulates Tree Conservation Areas on your property:

• Red Gate Units 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8

• Tradition of St. Charles

• Woods of Crane Road

• Kingswood & Kingswood Units II & III

• Majestic Oaks

• Willowgate

• Woods of Delnor

• Woods of Fox Glen Units 1 & 2

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2015 Brush Pick-Up Schedule

The Brush Pick Up program is conducted from April to October. Only City of St. Charles residents who pay a monthly fee on their utility bill are eligible. To find out if you are eligible for the program, review your City utility bill for the fee, input your address in My Neighborhood on the City website, or call Utility Billing at 630.377.4426 for verification.

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Internship Opportunity!

Senator McConnaughay is offering an internship program in her West Dundee district office. The internship is unpaid and open to rising high school juniors and seniors and college students. Four sessions are available throughout the year, with flexibility for times/dates. Students with a variety of interests including communications, event planning, research, criminal law and political science are encouraged to apply. This is a unique opportunity to see first-hand how government operates. There also may be an opportunity to shadow her in Springfield. Read more »

From the Mayor’s Desk

With Phase 3 of First Street gearing up this spring, I would like to thank past mayors, Sue Klinkhamer and Don DeWitte, past city administrators Larry Maholland and Brian Townsend, numerous alderman past and present, a large number of city staff and legal counsel for their collective vision and expertise. I know the First Street LLC II team will work with the city to produce a final product that we can view with pride.
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