A Message from the Mayor

The following message is reprinted from the most recent issue of City News (PDF).

(November 2016)

Much To Be Thankful For...


How quickly the pages on the calendar seem to turn! Here we are approaching the end to another great year in the City of St. Charles. So much growth is happening around us, and it’s a wonderful time to look back on the achievements of the past year, and express our gratitude to everyone that has made them possible.

This past August, we appreciate the passage of Proposition P. This will allow us to work on projects addressing storm water control, and will help us meet Federal mandates for storm water quality. In addition, it will fund some important outdoor park projects, needed maintenance on the Blanchette and Wapelhorst pools, as well as athletic fields. We thank you for the support on this initiative that will mean so much for the City. Watch for continued updates on these projects as they unfold.

I also want to thank you for your patience as we completed many major construction projects this year for the betterment of the City. Foremost was the Fifth Street improvement project and the Highway 70 and Fifth Street interchange. I hope you agree with me that it was well worth it! What a beautiful entryway into our fantastic City we now have for our residents and visitors alike.

Other projects continue to make St. Charles the place to be! The Streets of St. Charles development continues to grow and provide fantastic dining and entertainment options for St. Charles and the entire metro area. Similarly, the University Commons area continues to expand and welcome those to our area with new options each and every month. And don’t forget our beautiful new Post Office facility! What a wonderful addition that is for our City.

I can’t end my list of “thank yous” without appreciating all of the hard work of the dedicated City employees–those that protect and serve our City and residents, those that work to keep our streets and neighborhoods in good condition, those that have the vision for the future of St. Charles. Thank you for making St. Charles a wonderful city to live, work and play.

As busy as this year was, there is still so much ahead for St. Charles. Watch your mailbox for the 2017 calendar that will be coming your way very soon. But, before this year ends, be sure to check out all the holiday happenings around the City, especially our “Christmas Traditions” on Main Street that is always a wonderful time for the entire family. After all, “If it’s happening, it’s happening in St. Charles!”


Sally A. Faith, Mayor