The St. Charles Fire Department will be conducting water main flushing at 1625 W. Main St. Monday, September 23, 2019. The test will begin at approximately 1:00 P.M. and finish by 2:00 PM. the same day. Residents may experience rust in the water during or immediately after the testing procedure. The water is safe; however you may want to refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear.
Fire Chief Joseph Schelstreet has announced his retirement from the St. Charles Fire Department, effective Oct. 4, 2019. Schelstreet has served as Fire Chief since 2013. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Swanson has been named Acting Fire Chief of the department.
Schelstreet joined the St. Charles Fire Department full-time in 1988 as a firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1992, Captain in 1997, Assistant Chief in 2003 and served as Acting Fire Chief in 2012 before stepping into the Chief role permanently in 2013.
The St. Charles Fire Department is hosting an open house at Fire Station #1, 112 N. Riverside Avenue on Saturday, October 19, from noon to 3 p.m. to commemorate Fire Prevention Week. The theme this year is: Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!
The DuPage Medical Group Fox Valley Marathon will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, from 7 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. The marathon will begin in St. Charles on the Illinois Street bridge. The run continues south to Aurora before returning to the finish line back in St. Charles.
Several roadways in St. Charles will be affected by the marathon:
The St. Charles City Council and the St. Charles Community School District 303 School Board are holding a joint meeting Sept. 30, 2019, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the two elected bodies to publicly discuss a variety of issues that impact both constituencies as they further advance their collaborative relationship.
From Oct. 3-5, 2019, an estimated 300 visitors from cities around the country will gather at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles for the America in Bloom Symposium and Awards Program. Local group America in Bloom - St. Charles is looking for volunteers to help. Interested volunteers should register at VolunteerMatch www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3167212.jsp .