Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a part of the law enforcement profession? The St. Charles Police Department once again is hosting its annual Citizens Police Academy, which will run from March 12 through May 28, 2020.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) selected the new St. Charles Police station project as a public Works Project of the Year in the $5- $25 million structures category. This award promotes excellence in project management, safety, community relations, environmental impact, and construction innovation.
“The success of this project is the direct result of the hard work and dedication of the entire project team,” said Public Works Director Peter Suhr.
In the first video letter of the decade, Mayor Ray Rogina and City Administrator Mark Koenen discuss updates on 1st Street, what’s up with Pheasant Run, a bicycle/trail opportunity, 7th Avenue Creek flood mitigation improvements.
We have heard that residents have received Social Security scam phone calls with the caller ID displaying St. Charles Police Department. The most recent call was from someone in Highland Park. Please share this information and report any suspicious calls to the Police Department 630.377.4435.
The St. Charles 708 Community Mental Health Board will consider requests for funding for fiscal year 2020-2021 at its annual meeting on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m., in City Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 2 East Main Street. The Mental Health Board has allotted approximately $592,000 in funding for organizations that serve the residents of St. Charles by providing services related to mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and drug abuse in fiscal year 2019-2020.
City of St. Charles Director of Finance Christopher Minick has been appointed to the Legislative Committee of the Illinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA). The IGFOA Legislative Committee serves as the voice of the association in the state and federal legislation process and develops relations with state constitutional offices to communicate local government views and promote sound government financial policies.
City of St. Charles Human Resources Director Jennifer McMahon has been appointed a two-year term as the Director-at-Large and Chair of the Legislative Advocacy Committee for the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association (IPELRA). As the Director-at-Large and Chair, McMahon will help research and influence state and federal labor laws. The committee also is involved in filing state and federal briefs that impact public sector issues.
Mayor Rogina sits down with City Administrator Mark Koenen to talk about all things "holiday" in St. Charles -- including grandchildren and the new tower lights!