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Increased Patrols Planned for Busy Christmas and New Year’s Holiday

The St. Charles Police Department today reminded motorists of the dangers of impaired driving as millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. From December 17th through January 2nd additional officers will be assigned to DUI and seat belt enforcement.

Police Launch Law Enforcement Club for High Schoolers

Focus on Careers in Law Enforcement

The St. Charles Police Department has launched a new Law Enforcement Club for St. Charles Community Unity School District 303 high school students interested in law enforcement careers.

The student-led club is open to any St. Charles high school student interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career, or with a general interest in police work. The club offers hands-on opportunities to learn, discuss current events, and network with guest speakers who work in the law enforcement field. Giving back and volunteering in the community also is a central theme of the club.

2018 Property Taxes Under Review

The City has begun discussing the 2018 Property Tax Levy. The levy is the total amount of property taxes the City collects to perform the services it provides to the citizens of St. Charles. The levy pays for 24/7 police, fire and public works services, infrastructure enhancements/maintenance, planning, engineering and much more.

The City is considering keeping the tax rate the same as it was in 2017. Below are common questions and answers regarding property taxes paid to the City.

Safety Tips for Weathering a Winter Storm

From the St. Charles Fire Department

 

St. Charles just experienced its first significant snowfall of the season. According to the National Weather Service, 8.1 inches of heavy, wet snow was dumped on St. Charles. Heavy snow and cold weather can pose serious health risks, especially with prolonged exposure. Children and the elderly are at the highest risk during these winter storms.

Please review the following winter storm safety tips from the St. Charles Fire Department to help you weather this storm and be prepared for the next one:

2018 Property Tax Levy Process 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. 

The levy is the total amount of property taxes the City collects to perform the services it provides to the citizens of St. Charles. The levy pays for 24/7 police, fire and public works services, infrastructure enhancements/maintenance, planning, engineering and much more.

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