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City asks for residents’ input for public art

O’Fallon is looking to add some extra visual amenities for visitors and residents, but is first putting the call out to its residents for assistance.

The city’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau commission is looking for feedback from residents to help pick out new types of public art for the city.

At the O’Fallon City Council’s Jan. 28 meeting, Councilmember Rose Mack [Ward 2] said the commission is tasked with budgeting and allocating hotel tax funds, which Mack said cannot be commingled with other city funds and general revenue.

“Hotel taxes are very restricted, by law, as to what they can be used to fund, but the funding of public art is allowed,” Mack said. “No general revenue monies will be used for this project, only hotel tax.”

The commission is looking for what residents would like to see as public art, and where they would like to see it located within the city, according to Mack.

Mack directed residents to a survey located online at www.ofallon.mo.us, which will help the commission make its decision.

“I just think this is something that is going to enhance our city for our residents and our visitors,” Mack said.

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