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O’Fallon releases reopen dates, times for city amenities, facilities

O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy has announced plans for gradually reopening the city of O’Fallon in response to recent actions by Gov. Mike Parson and St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann to restart statewide businesses.

“We appreciate the work by our governor and county executive in moving our community forward to start the recovery process,” Hennessy said. “Like all of our business owners, we need to evaluate each of our facilities and plan for how we can reopen our facilities with priority on the health and safety for our residents and employees.

“We appreciate the cooperation of our residents as we move forward. We will do this in a deliberate manner by making accommodations to help ensure safety while providing the highest level of public services.”

Below are opening dates by facility; however, all dates are tentative and subject to change based on further directives from federal, state or county officials or changes in O’Fallon’s COVID-19 response.

Municipal Centre [City Hall]

The O’Fallon Municipal Centre [City Hall] will reopen to the public beginning May 18 with reduced hours of 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will allow all employees to enter and exit the building at the beginning and end of their shifts. All city employees will undergo a brief health and temperature screening prior to their shifts.

In order to ensure safety of employees and visitors, all residents must enter through the rear entrance of the building.

Residents are reminded to utilize the city’s website to make online payments and avoid traveling to city hall if possible. In-person payments will be restricted to cash or credit cards only. Residents needing to make payments by check can do so via the mail or using the secure payment dropbox outside the building’s rear entrance.

Renaud Center

The Renaud Center will reopen to members only beginning May 11 with reduced hours of 5:15 a.m. through 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The facility will have a limit on the number of users throughout the month of May, and no day passes will be sold during May. All members and staff will be required to undergo a brief health and temperature screening when entering the building. Due to the reduction in hours, members will not be charged their monthly dues for the month of May.

Justice Center Records Office

The O’Fallon Justice Center Records Office will reopen to the public beginning May 18 with regular hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parks and Recreation programs

O’Fallon Parks and Recreation programs, including summer camps, will return beginning June 1. Classes and programs that were previously cancelled may be rescheduled. Registered participants will receive information on revised schedules or, if necessary, refund options.

Rental facilities, including O’Day Lodge, Krekel Civic Center and parks pavilions are available for rental for events beginning on June 1. Rental facilities are still subject to any effective state or county orders related to occupancy and social distancing.

Parks and Recreation facilities

O’Fallon Parks and Recreation facilities that were closed due to COVID-19 will reopen on a gradual basis as follows. Park facility users must obey social distancing guidelines.

  • May 4:  Outdoor tennis and pickle ball courts reopen
  • May 11:  Roller hockey reopens
  • May 18:  Skate park and basketball courts reopen
  • May 22:  Park restrooms will reopen. Drinking fountains will not be reopening. Park users should bring their own water.
  • June 1:  Playgrounds and water features open

Municipal Court

In response to orders from the Missouri Supreme Court, O’Fallon’s Municipal Court procedures have been canceled through May 15. The next O’Fallon Municipal Court session is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, at 9 a.m. The Municipal Court payment windows will reopen to the public on May 18 with regular hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

City meetings

O’Fallon’s Planning and Zoning meeting on May 7, Board of Adjustment meeting on May 13 and the City Council meeting on May 14 will be virtual with accommodations made for residents to participate in these public meetings. All other city meetings have been canceled through May 31.

Other facilities

All other City facilities will remain closed to the public at this time. Any residents needing to conduct business regarding O’Fallon’s Environmental Services, Water & Sewer, Public Works or the Parks and Recreation Department, should call the department or visit www.ofallon.mo.us.

For the latest on COVID-related updates, residents are encouraged to follow “City of O’Fallon – Government” on Facebook or visit www.ofallon.mo.us.

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