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State of the City

May 16, 2024 9 a.m.

Hear about the current progress, challenges, and future initiatives of the City of St. Charles at the ‘State of the City’ event May 16, 9 a.m. at the Royal Fox Country Club, 4405 Royal and Ancient Drive, St. Charles. This free event is open to the public and offers the opportunity to engage with City of St. Charles Alderpersons, Mayor, and staff.

The event opens at 9 a.m. with light refreshments. The presentation begins at 9:30 a.m.

Discussions Begin for the IMEA Power Contract

The first of several discussions about the City’s power supply contract with Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) took place at a special Government Services Committee meeting April 1. Director of Public Works Peter Suhr provided the Committee of the Whole with some background information, including an overview of our Electric Utility. The discussion will continue at upcoming Government Services Committee Meetings, the next of which is April 22. Watch the presentation here.

Fox River Dam Joint Task Force Meeting

March 28

The first meeting of the River Dam Joint Task Force was held March 28. People who attended shared comments and were appreciative of the Task Force leading a discussion about the dam.

The meeting focused on organizational issues, such as electing officers. Once a meeting schedule is finalized yet, we will share it. The group decided that future meetings will be available to attend via Zoom.

Community Clean Up (Formerly Spring Clean Up) Dates

April 27 on East Side & May 4 on West Side

The City of St. Charles Community Clean Up program (formerly Spring Clean Up) is back for 2024. Community Clean Up allows residents to place unwanted items at the curb for collection. Collection dates are April 27 for residents on the East Side of the river and May 4 for the West Side. This is a service for residents within St. Charles city limits only.

First Fox River Dam Joint Task Force Meeting Announced

March 28, 2024, 6 p.m. St. Charles City Hall, 2 E. Main Street

The first meeting of the Fox River Dam Joint Task Force will be March 28, 2024, at 6 p.m., at City Hall, 2 E. Main Street, in City Council Chambers, 2nd floor. All are encouraged to attend. This is the first of several meetings expected to take place. A meeting schedule will be announced once it is established by the Task Force.

St. Charles Visitors Cultural Commission Soliciting Requests for Funding

Requests due April 11, 2024

The St. Charles Visitors Cultural Commission is soliciting requests for funding from organizations that support and promote tourism, culture, history, and the arts in St. Charles. The following eligibility guidelines will be used to determine which organizations will be recommended for funding. Organizations must: 

City of St. Charles Offers Free Yard Waste Pick Up

Weeks of March 18, March 25, April 1 & April 8

City of St. Charles residents can get a jump on spring yard clean up. For the weeks of March 18, March 25, April 1, and April 8, the City’s refuse contractor, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Inc., will pick up yard waste in bags or rented toter bins on normal refuse collection days - no sticker required.

Place twigs, trimmings, leaves, etc. in either a paper yard waste bag or a toter bin rented from Lake Shore Recycling Systems, and place it out on the curb for pick up.