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A Publication of St. Charles County Government March 2018

Let's Talk Transportation! 
Stay Informed About Road Projects in Our Community


We’re just a couple weeks away from spring, which means road construction season is about to begin. Your support keeps St. Charles County’s transportation infrastructure improving and growing. Voters approved a ½-cent Transportation Sales Tax in 1985 and reauthorized it three times to allow for road improvements that enhance mobility and safety. Join us for two events to learn more about what’s happening with road construction in our community:

  • The Route 364 Page Extension (pictured above at Highway 40/61) is a necessary and valued thoroughfare in our community.To improve traffic flow and stimulate economic development, a project to add interchange ramps and other improvements on the route at Gutermuth Road is in the planning stage. Learn more at an open house from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, March 8, at Cottleville City Hall, 5490 Fifth St., Cottleville. Interested persons can attend at any time during the open house; there is no formal presentation. 

    Read more about the open house and project online. For questions, call the St. Charles County Highway Department at 636-949-7305.

  • Learn about the development, maintenance and improvement of roads and traffic flow throughout the county at the #SCCMore Speaker Series, “Let’s Talk Transportation,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the St. Charles City-County Library’s Kathryn Linnemann Branch at 2323 Elm St. in St. Charles. County Manager of Roads & Traffic Amanda Brauer and County Engineer Craig Tajkowski will lead the presentation and take your questions. The event is free, but registration is requested. Register online or contact St. Charles County Community Relations Manager Molly Dempsey at 636-949-7900, ext. 3724, or mtdempsey@sccmo.org.  
Throughout the year, stay informed about local road projects by visiting these sites:

In the Know...

Be Prepared, Keep Your Family Safe in Severe Weather

Tornado Siren Map

The National Weather Service (NWS) and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) have designated the week of March 4–10 as Severe Weather Awareness Week for Missouri. This is a great opportunity to make sure your family is prepared for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods or any emergency:

Did you know the County is building a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC)? The facility will bring all of the County’s emergency communications functions together, including the Department of Emergency Communications and Division of Emergency Management to better serve the community. Watch time-lapse video of the progress and read more online!

Get Ready for Park Adventures! 

Parks Quest and Park Passport

Attention kids and teens (and parents)! Are you ready to explore St. Charles County Parks, and participate in exciting outdoor activities all for a chance to win great prizes?

The Parks Quest Challenge is open to ages 6–18 and takes place from now until Sept. 4. Register online and pick up a Master Tracker at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, Youth Activity Park (YAP) or Heritage Museum. Fill your tracker with stickers and codes by completing the activities listed inside for a chance to win prizes.

  • Five lucky winners will receive "swag" bags with Parks goodies and more.
  • The Grand Prize is a choice of a pizza party at the YAP for 15 OR a hayride and s'mores at Broemmelsiek Park for 20.

All participants who register for the Challenge receive a YAP Extreme One-Day Pass. Just present your Master Tracker when you visit the YAP!

Parents and adults: We haven’t left you out! Pick up an Active by Nature Parks Passport at the Boone Home, YAP or Heritage Museum to help you explore our parks. Parks Quest Challenge participants get one, too! If you visit all parks and track them in your passport, stop by the Parks office at 201 N. Second St., Suite 510, in St. Charles for a FREE T-shirt!


Stay in Touch on Social 

Facebook Feed Settings
St. Charles County Government shares news everyday on Facebook. With changes to the social media site’s News Feed, we want to make sure you keep seeing our content.

Visit our page (St Charles County Missouri) and select "See First" in your "Following" settings (pictured above) to make sure you catch the latest information about County Government news and public services. Follow these steps for our other County Facebook Pages, too!

On the Move...


Spring into Your Next Job at Annual Fair

Spring into Jobs Fair

If you’re looking for a part-time or full-time job, look no further than the annual Spring into Jobs Fair at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County! Swing by the center, located at 212 Turner Blvd. in St. Peters, for a curbside event to pick up information about available positions, and then come back the next week to meet employers at the job fair. Here are the times and dates:

  •  Curbside Event:  2 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20
  •  Job Fair:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 27

For more information, contact Lori Myers at 636-255-6060 ext. 5260, or lmyers@sccmo.org; or Kim Fiorini-Willis at 636-255-6060 ext. 5273, or kfiorini-willis@stchas.edu.




Keep Your Heart Healthy With New Health Services Screenings


Blood Pressure Screening

The Health Services Clinic at the Department of Public Health,1650 Boones Lick Road in St. Charles, now offers a variety of services to help citizens prevent and manage chronic disease. The heart health screenings include blood testing for cholesterol and glucose levels, blood pressure checks and Body Mass Index (BMI) analysis.

Blood pressure and BMI analysis are free; other tests are $5. Screenings are payable by cash, check and credit card (includes a service fee) or through individual health insurance plans. These tests are conducted by appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 636-949-7319.


On SCCMO-TV...


Click on the images below, or visit the SCCMO-TV YouTube channel or tv.sccmo.org, to watch recent County Council meetings, hear the latest local news and helpful information on County News Updates, and see what's happening in County Parks on Active by Nature! 


To view agendas and minutes from Council meetings, visit sccmo.org.
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County News Update
Active by Nature

Safety First: Home Safety During Vacations

Home Safety on Vacation
When making spring break and summer vacation plans, consider the safety of your home. Here are tips from the St. Charles County Police Department (SCCPD):
  1. Don’t overshare information about your travel plans on social media. Additionally, do not post updates while away and refrain from posting pictures until your return. 

  2. Share your travel information, including how to reach you, with a trusted family member or friend. Ask them to periodically check on your home during your absence.

  3. Put a hold on your mail and newspapers, or arrange for someone to pick these up.

  4. Take inventory of your valuables and store in a secure place.

  5. Mow your lawn before leaving to prevent grass from overgrowing (especially for extended travel).

  6. Remove any spare keys from outdoor hiding spots.

  7. Remove valuables from vehicles and lock the doors. Be sure to remove garage door openers from vehicles and store them in a safe place.

  8. Consider setting a timer light before you leave. This will turn on your lights at night so it appears that someone is at home.

  9. Lock all windows and doors, and turn on your house alarm before leaving.
Also, register for the SCCPD Vacation Check program. St. Charles County officers will perform random checks on your residence or business while you are away. This service is available for those who live in areas served by the SCCPD, which includes unincorporated areas of the county, as well as Augusta, Dardenne Prairie, Flint Hill, Portage des Sioux, St. Paul, Weldon Spring, Weldon Spring Heights, and West Alton.

#SCCMOThrowback

Cave Springs

1925: Cave Spring, located on a farm in St. Charles County near the current Cave Springs exit along Interstate 70. Farmers watered their livestock from the spring that came from the underground cave and nearby homeowners stored milk and butter in the cool environment. Years later, when the main road turned into the interstate, highway workers laid a pipe into the spring, blocked the cave and funneled the water to the west.

Photo and information courtesy of the Saint Charles County Historical Society.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more St. Charles County history and pictures during #ThrowbackThursday!


County Executive Steve Ehlmann

A Message from the County Executive


Since the tragic shooting in February at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., I have been asked what St. Charles County is doing to help prevent similar incidents from occurring. As a former educator, the safety of our community, schools and children are among my top priorities. My administration has worked over the past several years with schools, law enforcement and a variety of organizations and leaders in our community to put programs in place to create safe educational environments...MORE


Council Comments

Mike Elam

Mike Elam, District 3

Partnerships and collaborations are part of what makes St. Charles County a unique community with a growing and vibrant economy. This is especially true when it comes to marketing our county to businesses and the skilled workforce around the region, the nation, and the world...MORE


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All events are subject to change. For updates, please see the County Calendar and Parks online activity registration.


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