Annual rates for City of St. Charles water, sewer and electric utility customers were approved at the April 15, 2019, City Council meeting and will begin showing up on utility bills in June.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is resurfacing a western portion of IL Rte. 64, from Randall Road in St. Charles to IL Rte. 47 in Campton Hills. Work is scheduled to begin mid-May. Rt. 64 will remain open to traffic throughout the project, but be alert for lane closures, construction flaggers and electronic message boards to manage traffic patterns.
For more information, visit the IDOT website at www.idot.illinois.gov.
The City of St. Charles has contracted with J.A. Johnson Paving for 2019’s Street Rehabilitation Project. This year’s project locations are as follows:
Flag Raising and Cemetery Ceremonies - 6:00 a.m.
The ceremony begins at Baker Community Center, 101 S. 2nd St., with Boy Scouts posting colors, Honor Guard and an honorary gun salute. Boy Scout Troops will lead Flag Ceremonies beginning at the South Cemetery (east side of 7th Ave., north of Madison), continue on to the North Cemetery (west side of IL 25/5th Ave, north of Johnor Ave.), then conclude at the Union Cemetery (east side of IL 25/5th Ave., north of Stonehedge Road).
On May 17, you will have one more reason to look up to our Police officers. They will be perched atop Dunkin’ Donuts buildings in town for the 17th Annual Cop on a Rooftop event supporting Special Olympics Illinois. Stop in to the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1711 W. Main St. or/and 1566 E. Main St. from 5 a.m. to noon to say hello, offer a donation, buy t-shirts, hats, pins, etc.
The St. Charles Police Department will host its seventh annual Youth Police Academy this summer. The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-14, and is open to kids ages 13-16. The academy is intended to showcase careers in police work, and also will encourage team work and grow self-esteem through different activities.
Several topics will be covered, including steps to becoming a police officer, personal safety, Internet safety, bullying, crime scene evidence collection and more. Tours of the police and fire departments will be included.
The City of St. Charles Natural Resources Commission invites you to celebrate Arbor Day 2019 on Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in Lincoln Park, on Main Street between N. 4th and N. 5th Streets. This annual event features music, a tree raffle, free perennial giveaways, tree care demonstrations, educational materials for homeowners and special tree related programs. All ages are welcome to join the celebration!
The St. Charles Natural Resources Commission recognizes that trees, plants and clean environments enhance our community for everyone to enjoy.
We would like to welcome new Ward 4 Alderman David Pietryla. And welcome back to our returning Aldermen: Daniel Stellato, Ward 1; Rita Payleitner, Ward 2; Todd Bancroft, Ward 3; and Ed Bessner, Ward 5. They all will be sworn in at the May 6 City Council Meeting, where outgoing Alderman Steven Gaugel also will be recognized for his service on the Council.
4/3/19 UPDATE: Progress continues at the Arcada and we are doing weekly follow-up inspections. The major work right now involves the electric service for the building. The City is currently doing work right behind the theater to make a service upgrade possible for the facility. We also continue to work on the exiting issues and Mr. Onesti has provided the exiting study as part of this effort. I don’t have a firm date for you on when all of the work will be completed.