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Mill Creek Watershed Open House

Hosted by Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is creating a water quality-based protection plan for Mill Creek to help protect the creek and enhance the quality of life throughout the Mill Creek watershed. They are holding an open house for the public to learn more about the Mill Creek Watershed Plan and share their ideas. Details:

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Peck Farm Park
4038 Kaneville Road
Geneva, IL 60134

Mark Allan Chmura Appointed Emergency Management Coordinator

Mark Allan Chmura has joined the St. Charles Fire Department as Emergency Management Coordinator.

Chmura comes to St. Charles after 31 years with the Naperville Fire Department, where he held many positions, most recently the rank of Captain. There he also served on the Hazardous Materials Response, Public Education and Fire Investigation teams.

He also previously worked as a firefighter and senior paramedic for the North Palos Fire Protections District and as a paramedic for Daley’s Ambulance Service in Dolton, Illinois.

Appliance Repair Scam Reported

On Sept. 6, 2018, a local restaurant was approached by a man who asked if they needed any repairs on their freezer. The man then asked for a $200 deposit and said he would return. The man never returned to do the repairs and the phone number he provided did not lead back to him.

While this incident involved a business, it's a good idea for everyone to be alerted to this and spread the word. If you suspect you have been approached by a potential scammer, please report it to the St. Charles Police Department 630.377.4435.

Election Packets Available

Packets in the Municipal Building Lobby

St. Charles residents interested in running for a seat on the City Council in 2019 can pick up nomination packets beginning Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. The packets are available at the Reception Desk in the St. Charles Municipal Building, 2 E. Main Street. Petitions cannot be circulated for signature before Sept. 18, 2018. 

The completed nomination packets must be filed between Dec.10 and Dec. 17, 2018. All forms are due to the City Clerk’s office, 2 E. Main Street, St. Charles, by 5 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018.

Fall Hydrant Flushing Begins Sept. 17

As part of the regular maintenance to the City’s water distribution system, the Public Works Water Division performs spring and fall hydrant flushing.

“Flushing hydrants improves water quality. As the water flows through the water mains, it flushes out mineral build-up,” said Tim Wilson, Environmental Services Manager. “Hydrant flushing also ensures that hydrants are ready for emergency use.”