***Important News & Announcements Below***

General Assembly Office Hours

 

Due to inclement weather the General Assembly Office will be closing on Monday, November 11th at 3:00 pm.

 We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. 

Free Fall Yard Waste Pick Up Courtesy of Republic Services

Yard Waste Pickup

 

New Town residents can set out yard waste for pick up on Wednesday, November 20th. This free service is provided by Republic Services.

This free pick-up is for yard waste only, including grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs and branches.  You may use yard waste bags or containers for yard waste. Limbs and branches must be less than six inches in diameter and are required to be bundled with twine (not wire). Bundles must not be larger than four feet in length, 24 inches in diameter, and 75 pounds in weight.

For more information,  call 636-255-6142.

Yard Waste Guidelines…

We were reminded earlier this week, by the City of St. Charles, of their ordinance regarding leaves:

“It is City policy 215.030 that property owners may not blow, rake or pile leaves and or other yard waste on any City Right of Way.Property owners are responsible for the collection and disposal of their own leaves and or other yard waste.”

Thank you!

 

 

Important Safety Tips and Information

 

Now that Fall has arrived and it is getting dark earlier, please take added security measures.  Some Safety Tips are below:

  • Know your neighbors – “If you know what is usual & customary it is then very easy to tell what is not usual.”
  • Keep the door locked that leads into your home from the garage.
  • Trust your instincts – “If your judgement tells you something is not right, call the police to report.”
  • Beware of impostors – for example a repair person or a representative from a company you are a customer of but didn’t call.  Never be afraid to ask for identification or to call the company to verify.
  • When making a report of crime or suspicious activity, be specific.  Be able to give the officer the “What, When, Where, Who, How and Why” of the situation.
  • A dowel, broomstick or hockey stick handle work well in the door track of a sliding glass door to prevent the door from being shoved aside or lifted off the track.
  • Lights are the best deterrent to crime.  Consider switching to LED’s to make leaving the lights on less costly.
  • Never leave valuable items in your vehicle.
  • If you will be away from home have someone pick up your newspapers or any packages that might be left outside your home.
  • Do not post “selfies” on social media while you are away, wait until you return from your vacation.  Crooks use social media too!
  • Take an inventory of your valuables.   Having the information recorded in advance will make it easier for you to report them missing in what might be a traumatic situation.
  • Call 911 for any crime, fire, or serious medical problem in progress or suspected to be in progress.

The St. Charles Police Department has a program for registering doorbell cameras and may be reached at their non-emergency line of 636-949-3300.

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