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.
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.
City of St. Charles Electric Utility customers report an electric outage 24/7 to the above hotline. Please note: Call the outage hotline not the main City number or Public Works Department to report an outage. More information, including details for registering a phone number to receive updates is at www.stcharlesil.gov/power-outages
The U.S. Department of Labor presented the City of St. Charles with the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award in recognition of its employment of military veterans. This award is part of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act).
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.
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:
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.