Jul 27

EOC Vital to Pandemic Response

Posted on July 27, 2020 at 6:00 AM by County Council

In 2018, St. Charles County opened a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) adjacent to the St. Charles County Police Department in O’Fallon. Home to St. Charles County Regional Emergency Management, the Department of Emergency Communications, and a data center for the Information Systems department, the facility quickly became vital to managing county-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oct 29

Tough Choices - Again

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 2:10 PM by County Council

In December 2016, I wrote an article for the County's e-Connection newsletter called “Tough Choices” that reported on the growing budgetary challenges faced by St. Charles County. At that time, the County Executive and County Council were grappling with finalizing the 2017 budget. The steady growth rate in the County population, declining growth rate of sales tax revenues and increased cost of operations (especially in the area of law enforcement) were the primary issues facing us at that time.

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Mar 21

Parks, Police, Community Team Up to Make Easter Special

Posted on March 21, 2019 at 2:12 PM by County Council

Since 2016, the St. Charles County Parks and Police departments have hosted an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages and abilities at the Youth Activity Park in Dardenne Prairie. This Eggstravaganza is a unique and wonderful event, and a great example of the County and community working together to make special memories for children and their families.

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