“Elected officials should always be willing to listen to the people they represent, and the people should have confidence that they can ask questions of their leaders, and receive prompt, clear, and honest answers. Thankfully in St. Charles, the City government is made up of many individuals committed to doing just that.”… Read More What it Means to Serve my Hometown, Where Government is as it Should Be
“In a world where we typically only hear about dishonesty and violence in our cities, I experienced nobility and neighborliness, which made me feel safe and proud of our community.” … Read More You Don’t have to be Neighbors to Act Neighborly
“An important component of any plan is the ability to test that plan in less than ideal circumstances. The St. Charles EMA did just that a recent Monday evening. “… Read More Being Prepared for Bad Weather Means We Test More than Just Sirens
“We do not view our callers as a bother. If it is of concern to you, please let us know. We believe that ‘If you see it, say it! – call 911.’ Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility!”… Read More When it Comes to Public Safety, We’re All in it Together
“The Fire Department allocates money every year into an apparatus replacement fund for the service life of each fire engine in order to pay for its replacement in full at the time of purchase.”… Read More Traditional Push-in Ceremony Officially Puts New Fire Engine into Service
“We need to encourage talented young people to seek careers in public service. Career opportunities in local government are abundant but are often overlooked. Watch this video to hear from City of St. Charles employees about why they chose public service.” https://vimeo.com/216231666… Read More Public Service has Something for Everyone!
“It’s spring now and everyone’s thoughts turn to getting outside to work on their yards. But the St. Charles Public Services Forestry Staff has been busy all winter.”… Read More Arbor Day is in the Spring, But We Work on Trees in the Winter Too
“This document is timely in its unveiling as the City has just completed a massive tree replacement program as a result of the devastation caused by the Emerald Ash Borer, which wiped out approximately a quarter of the parkway trees throughout the community. “… Read More St. Charles’ Tree Commission Rolls Out Urban Forestry Management Plan
“The secretaries of the Mad Men 1950s and ‘60s era are a far cry from what today’s administrative assistants do.”… Read More Happy Administrative Professionals Day to All the Skilled Assistants Who Keep Offices Running Smoothly!
“The City has been able to balance the budget without any tax increases and without any new taxes proposed. Additionally, the budget as passed reflects the eighth straight year of a property tax levy freeze for the City portion of the property tax levy. “… Read More The City’s Finances are Always an Open Book