By Paul Hopkins, Electric Utility Engineering The current tax incentives and solar renewable energy certificates program have significantly changed the economics of rooftop solar. Currently, almost two-thirds of the total cost of the installed system is covered by these credits, in most cases. We’re happy to say that the City has seen a swell in… Read More Answers to Common Questions about Installing Solar in Your Home in St. Charles
In October, staff from the City’s Community and Economic Development Department attended the annual Deal Making Convention at Navy Pier in Chicago hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). St. Charles was just one of several municipalities that were present at the conference. The event is an opportunity to promote the City of… Read More Promoting St. Charles to Developers and Real Estate Professionals
The City and St. Charles School District are partnering on a new program this year to offer job shadows to high school students. Three non-attendance dates, November 13, January 6, and April 10, have been selected in 2019 and 2020 for students to sign up for and shadow their choice of City employees in any… Read More City/School District Partnership Will Shape the Face of the City
Happy Customer Service Week, October 7-11! It’s not a day you commonly hear municipalities celebrate, but St. Charles is not a common municipality. We have a passion for service. Of course, the nature of a job in any type of government is public service. What makes St. Charles special and unique is our commitment and… Read More Service is Essential for Everyone
“The people I work with are welcoming, willing to help and embrace me as their peer. Not only am I involved in important meetings and projects, but I am encouraged to participate and contribute in them.”… Read More The Pupils of the Pride: Interning at the City of St. Charles
“I just want you to know you have a fine employee working for this amazing city. I have always been blessed with kind people and a loving community. St. Charles has been our home for 20 years and we look forward to many more wonderful years surrounded with kind and honest people like this one.”… Read More She Lost a Valuable Item and Found the True Meaning of Public Service
“In the meetings, we discussed the importance of defending tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. There is a real concern regarding the possible elimination of tax-free municipal bond interest.”… Read More Making Our Voice Heard in Washington, D.C.
Welcome back to Inside St. Charles, the blog of the City of St. Charles, Illinois. In the past, this space has been used to offer insights from the City Administrator on issues and topics of interest to the community. We will continue to bring you the City Administrator’s perspective, and also have opened up this… Read More Inside St. Charles Blog Redux