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A Publication of St. Charles County Government - March 2016
Mosquito Prevention

Keep Mosquitoes at Bay this Spring & Summer

Warm weather is finally here – and spring showers, coupled with a wet winter, means that mosquitoes are not far behind. Prevention is the key to keeping these pests away and staying healthy. St. Charles County's Division of Environmental Health and Protection targets common habitat areas in unincorporated county and contracted municipalities to control larvae before they develop and to treat adult populations when notified of issues.

While their efforts help to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the community, residents can prevent bites by applying a repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus, and help to eliminate potential breeding grounds around homes:

  • Fill in or drain areas where water may stand for more than one week.
  • Empty watering cans, wading pools and other water containers after use.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs so no water stays.
  • Cover all standing receptacles, such as rain barrels in rural areas, with netting.
  • Stock garden pools and ponds with small fish or aerate. 

Fortunately, while there have been no locally transmitted cases in the U.S of the Zika virus and while more common West Nile cases are a rarity in our area, taking these steps collectively works to keep our community healthy. The Division of Environmental Health and Protection has more information about mosquito control, illnesses, prevention, and more online.  

Emergency Communications

THANK YOU to Our First Responders Behind the Scenes!

We are grateful for the service of our Emergency Communications Department and their contributions to public safety! Over 40 employees serve in Emergency Communications, dispatching emergency calls for EMS, law enforcement and fire departments in St. Charles County. Help us recognize them during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 10-16. Learn more about the Emergency Communications department on our website and during the week on the County Facebook Page.

Upward Momentum

#SCCMOProgress Update- Transportation, Economy, Housing and Jobs 

Child Planting a Tree

Celebrate Earth Day a Little Early!

Enjoy all things nature and spring with St. Charles County Parks and Public Health on April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at Broemmelsiek Park at this annual Earth Day celebration. The first 100 guests will receive a free native Missouri tree to take home! The day features a number of free activities for participants of all ages:

For information on the day’s activities, please call the Parks Department at 636-949-7535 or check out more information online.

Home Improvement

Home Improvement Programs and Assistance Available

St. Charles County Government has several programs available to provide home repair, property improvement and transportation assistance to eligible persons who live in the cities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake Saint Louis, St. Paul, St. Peters, Weldon Spring, Wentzville and the unincorporated area of St. Charles County ("St. Charles Urban County").

  • Emergency Repair and Home Improvement Loan Programs: Provide loans of up to $5,000 to income-qualifying households for emergency repairs and improvements.
  • Property Maintenance Program: Provides grants of up to $2,500 to income-qualifying households to address certain property code violations.
  • Homeless Prevention Program: Provides assistance for those who may become homeless because of the inability to pay utility bills and/or lease payments.
  • Transportation Services Program: Provides transportation to eligible residents for necessary medical, shopping and other essential services.

View applications and learn more about these programs.


Events and Important Dates

For more events, including Parks activities, Workforce and Business Development/Missouri Job Center classes and recruiting events, and County Council meetings, please see the County Calendar.

Steve Ehlmann

A Message from County Executive Steve Ehlmann

Like most communities, St. Charles County is not immune to the heroin epidemic. Since 2013, the St. Charles County Police Department has responded to over 320 heroin-related calls for service and over 80 heroin overdoses. Your county government and law enforcement agencies don’t take these numbers lightly – collectively, we are working together to take action...MORE

Council Comments

Dave Hammond

Joe Brazil, District 2

Working to keep our county and its residents safe and healthy is one of my top priorities. As these subjects relate to safety and health, I would like to address Augusta Bottom Road safety improvements and the causes behind prescription drug and heroin abuse here and across the state. Each a different issue, one is in the process of becoming fully resolved and my wish is that one day the other will, too...MORE

Mike Elam

Mike Elam, District 3

We are more blessed than most to be living in St. Charles County today. I often like to describe St. Charles County as “Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise.” Some may challenge this claim - and while we always have room for improvement, before you dismiss it let me share some supporting facts...MORE

Terry Hollander

Terry Hollander, District 5

Education is much different in 2016 than it was 10, 20, 30 years ago, in large part due to technology. Computers, the Internet, social media, you name it, have opened up a whole world to our young adults. The ability to find out information and communicate is at their fingertips. However, employers are starting to find that this ease and lack of human interaction does not transfer well to the workplace. While millennials definitely need to be tech-savvy, as parents and educators we can’t overlook the importance of teaching soft skills to our young adults before they embark on a career...MORE

Published by: St. Charles County Office of Public Information, 100 N. Third St., St. Charles, MO 63301, 636-949-1864, 

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