In 2020, certain O’Fallon residents eligible for utility tax rebates were provided a rebate equal to the 2019 rebate. This protected older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions.
Bill No. 7301, sponsored by Mayor Bill Hennessy, authorizes additional temporary utility tax rebate procedures to protect public health during the pandemic. At its April 8 meeting, the council approved the bill by a vote of 10-0.
For 2021, O’Fallon will use the following procedures to avoid eligible residents having to come to city hall to obtain their rebate:
- Eligible residents must certify they still are a resident of the city, which staff is able to confirm. This will reduce the number of people having to come to city hall, thus enabling a smaller number of in-person appointments, and increasing the ability for social distancing.
- Interested residents must contact the city finance department once the final procedures are set up.