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Increased Police Patrols Planned for Busy Thanksgiving Week

The St. Charles Police Department reminds motorists of the dangers of impaired driving, as millions of drivers will hit the road for Thanksgiving. Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. From November 16 through November 26, St. Charles Police will assign additional officers to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

Leaf Pick Up Behind Schedule

2nd East Side Pick Up to Begin Nov. 14

Curbside leaf pick up has been running a couple of days behind schedule. As of Nov. 13, the second East Side pick up is scheduled to begin Nov. 14 so crews can finish the collecting leaves on the west side.

Why the Delay?

A windy storm early in the season and colder-than-normal temperatures resulted in a bumper crop of leaves dropping. This was followed by rainy days and snow, which makes it difficult to vacuum up the leaves.

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Leaf Pick Up Behind Schedule

2nd East Side Pick Up to Begin Nov. 14

Curbside leaf pick up has been running a couple of days behind schedule. As of Nov. 13, the second East Side pick up is scheduled to begin Nov. 14 so crews can finish the collecting leaves on the west side.

Why the Delay?

A windy storm early in the season and colder-than-normal temperatures resulted in a bumper crop of leaves dropping. This was followed by rainy days and snow, which makes it difficult to vacuum up the leaves.

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2018 Property Tax Levy Information

Discussions of Preliminary Levy Estimate are Underway

Determining the property tax levy is a multi-step process that incorporates several public meetings which allow for citizen input. That process kicked off at the Nov. 5, 2018 City Council Meeting with a presentation about a preliminary estimate of the 2018 property tax levy.

Why is it the 2018 Levy and Not the 2019 Levy?

Halloween Traffic Enforcement Campaigns Get Results

The St. Charles Police Department completed the Halloween Mobilization campaign associated with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement crackdown took place from Friday, October 26, through the early morning hours of Thursday, November 1. Officers assigned to this detail made:

St. Charles Passes Its Yearly Financial Audit

Results from the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Results from the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018, were presented at the Oct. 22, 2018 Government Services Committee Meeting. City Finance Director Chris Minick and Sikich LLP Partner Fred Lantz, from the City’s independent auditing firm, presented the audit report results.

Randall Road Closures Begin October 29, 2018

Bridge repair work is scheduled to begin the week of October 29, 2018 on Randall Road between Red Haw Lane and Crane Road in St. Charles IL. One lane of Randall Road northbound and southbound over the bridge section will be temporarily closed to traffic for the duration of the repairs in order to safely and efficiently repair portions of the bridge structure over Ferson Creek. The anticipated duration for the deck repairs is approximately 5 weeks, weather permitting. This improvement is intended to extend the life of the existing bridge structure.

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