O'Fallon Progress

O’Fallon to hold meeting on storm water improvements

Haven’t you been curious about all the bells and whistles that go into a well planned drainage project in O’Fallon?

Well, here is your chance to learn more about your local town storm sewer improvements, and pick the brain of the experts from O’Fallon staff to representatives from Gonzalez Companies.

At 6 p.m. Wed., June 1, a public information meeting concerning storm sewer improvements in the Howard Place area will begin in the Council Chambers at O’Fallon City Hall, 255 South Lincoln.

Specifically this meeting will allow the public to learn more about phase one of the Howard Place and Smiley Street drainage interceptor project.

“Please plan to attend this informational meeting. Questions from the residents of O’Fallon is an important step in the pre-construction process,” O’Fallon Mayor Gary Graham said.

The proceedings of the meeting will be informal and individuals will have the opportunity to ask questions about the project. Representatives from the City of O’Fallon and Gonzalez Companies will be available to discuss the project with maps, drawings and other information related to the project available for review.

For more information or for persons with a disability planning to attend the meeting and needing special accommodations, please contact Dan Bowman, Engineering Manager at dbowman@ofallon.org or at 624-4500 extension 3.

O’Fallon Fire Golf Classic next week

With the O’Fallon Volunteer Fire Department’s 17th Annual Spring Golf Classic coming up next week on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Tamarack Country Club, so to come the possibilities for the department to widen its reach within the community for education and community involvement through events.

The Shiloh course is located at 800 Tamarack Lane. The shotgun start will go off promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Serving as the department’s primary fund-raising activity, the tournament allows them to provide a wide array of services including education to the community on fire safety and community outreach.

“I encourage you to support our great volunteer fire department by participating in their annual Golf Classic,” O’Fallon Mayor Gary Graham said.

The O’Fallon Volunteer Fire Department is made up of citizens that give generously of their time. The department is one of the busiest, most recognized fire protection services in the state.

“These dedicated citizens provide a first-rate service to our community and their professionalism is second to none,” Graham said.

The proceeds from fund-raising efforts, such as the Golf Classic, fund fire education for children, fire extinguisher training, community service projects and activities to help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Graham and city staff and fire department volunteers encourage local residents to consider purchasing a hole sponsorship to supporting the volunteer members of the O’Fallon Fire Department and their service to you.

Hole sponsorships are tax deductible and are available in the amounts of $500 or more, $250, and $100.

There are individual participation pricing set at $90, and whole team’s for $320.

All sponsorships include a sign on a tee box and recognition at the tournament pavilion. Attendance prizes are also needed.

To enter a team in the tournament, become a hole sponsor, or donate attendance prizes, please contact Nick Fensom at nfensom@ofallon.org or call 409-8772.

Bloom Tour features O’Fallon Community Garden

The Annual Gardens in Bloom Garden Tour will feature seven beautiful residential gardens in the area, along including the O’Fallon Community Garden at State and Smiley St. The tour will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Garden Tour, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, benefits the St. Clair County Extension and Education Foundation. A plant sale and raffle will be held in conjunction with the garden tour at the United Methodist Church, 504 East U.S. 50, O’Fallon.

Raffle drawing will occur at 2 p.m. Need not be present to win. The gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of tour; children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Sandy’s Back Porch, Belleville; Effinger Garden Center, Belleville and Swansea; Creative Landscapes Garden Center, Fairview Heights; Ace Hardware, O’Fallon; Dintelmann Nursery & Garden Center, Belleville; Eckert’s, Belleville; Hometown Ace Hardware, West Main St., Belleville; Star Florist & Greenhouses, Belleville; Terry’s Home & Garden Center, Centreville; University of Illinois Extension offices, 901 Illinois Avenue, Waterloo and 1 Regency Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Collinsville.

For more information, call (618) 939-3434.