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A Publication of St. Charles County Government - May 2018

Top Five 
Things to Know About St. Charles County this Month

1. County Executive to Speak at May 15 Speaker Series

#SCCMore Speaker Series May 2018

You won’t want to miss the May 15 #SCCMore Speaker Series, “St. Charles County: Past, Present and Future.” County Executive and Historian Steve Ehlmann discusses the history of the county, how it became the vibrant community it is today, and the current State of the County report. From parks and road improvements to emergency communications, health and public safety initiatives, County Executive Ehlmann addresses what County government and its partners accomplished in 2017 and what's ahead for this year. Residents have the opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.  

The #SCCMore Speaker Series is designed to help residents learn about programs and services provided by St. Charles County Government, and to learn more about what the County has to offer. Speakers for the bi-monthly series are St. Charles County elected officials and County staff, who address topics of interest to residents. All programs are held from 7-8:30 p.m., at various libraries in the St. Charles City-County Library District.

The #SCCMore Speaker Series is free, but registration is requested. Visit us online to register and learn more about future programs!


2. Taste Local Brews at Daniel Boone Home Brew Fest May 19

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If you are a beer lover, head to the heart of Missouri’s scenic wine country from noon–5 p.m., Saturday, May 19, for the 2nd annual Daniel Boone Home Brew Fest at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance. Get the perfect pour of more than 40 different Missouri beers from homebrewers across the state.

Brew Fest is open to guests 21 years and older. Along with unlimited beer sampling, tickets include a souvenir tasting glass and tour of The Historic Daniel Boone Home. The beer festival also features live entertainment with Silver Creek Bluegrass Band from 12–2 p.m., and Skylark Brothers Band from 2–5 p.m. Noto Pizza and Wingnut food trucks will be on site with tasty eats for purchase.

The Daniel Boone Home Brew Fest is hosted by the St. Charles County Parks Department and is limited to 500 attendees. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and can be purchased online or by calling 636-798-2005. Designated driver tickets are free and include a ticket to tour The Historic Daniel Boone Home.


3. Save the Date: County Veterans Host Flag Collection June 14 

Flag Collection

Have a used, worn or damaged American flag, but aren’t sure where or how to dispose of it? You're in luck...

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, the St. Charles County Veterans Best Practices Working Group will collect flags at a drive-by collection site in downtown St. Charles, at the corner of Monroe and Second Streets. Flags collected will be properly disposed of at a ceremony later this year.

Flags can be dropped off year-round at the reception desk in the County Administration Building lobby at 201 N. Second St. in St. Charles.

For more information, contact Dennis Wiss, Chair of the Veterans Best Practices Working Group, at 636-949-7900, ext. 1893.


4. New, Improved Services Keep County Tops in Health

Health Check

By now, you've probably read that St. Charles County ranks as one of the top 100 healthiest counties in the U.S. and as the healthiest county in Missouri.

There's a reason why we're so healthy!

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health and its Division of Health Services work in cooperation with a variety of local, state and federal agencies to make certain the county remains one of the country and state's healthiest. The County’s health services are open to all residents, regardless of income level or insurance coverage. This year, the department has introduced advanced technology, improved efficiency and a cross-trained staff to offer new and expanded services that build on past successes, including:

  • Titer screenings for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox to measure the existence and level of antibodies to disease in the blood and determine what vaccines are needed to prevent certain diseases.

  • Rapid screening and blood testing options for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) to confirm a diagnosis and ensure those with a positive diagnosis are able to obtain treatment.

  • Liver screenings to detect Hepatitis and liver proteins and enzymes that help medical professionals determine proper body function.

  • Heart health screenings including cholesterol and blood sugar levels, blood pressure and height/weight analysis.

  • PPD skin and QuantiFERON® Gold blood tests to screen for Tuberculosis.

For more information on screenings, educational programs and other services, visit the department online or call 636-949-7400.


5. Citizenserve Makes Construction, Home Improvements Easy

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Spring and summer are THE seasons to start construction and home improvement projects. If these activities are in your plans, look no further than St. Charles County's Citizenserve portal to get started.

This online portal allows residents to apply for building permits as well as submit land development and zoning applications through the County's Community Development Department without having to visit the offices or call. The site also features checklists to determine whether a permit or application is needed. A list of active licensed contractors in the area is available to download, and there is a section to report and track code enforcement concerns.

If all of this sounds great, here's more on how Citizenserve makes construction and home improvements easier:
  • Applications and plans submitted can be reviewed by all the department’s divisions – Building and Code Enforcement, Development Review, and Planning & Zoning. Progress on applications and plan reviews are seen in real time on the portal by both staff and the applicant. After review, the submitter receives a letter with comments and next steps from all divisions.

  • Later, applicants are able to schedule inspections at any time through the system. Also, inspectors can bring up plans and codes on a tablet through the system while on a job site.

For questions, contact Community Development at 636-949-7346.



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Council Comments

Terry Hollander

Terry Hollander, District 5

As the County Council representative for District 5, my area consists of many subdivisions within the city limits of St. Charles and St. Peters. Spring is making a slow entrance this year; however, the neighborhoods in my district and throughout the county will soon be in bloom with natural flora and man-made gardens and landscaping. If you want to develop a “green thumb,” this season is a fantastic opportunity to take up planting and help make our already gorgeous county even more beautiful...MORE


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