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The Clerk’s office has all City ordinances on file. You may come into the office and search the Code of Ordinances or view the Code of Ordinances online.
The City Council meets every 1st and 2nd Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 1st Thursday and 7 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
You may obtain Freedom of Information request forms from the Clerk’s office or online. The City will respond within 7 days of the request.
The City Council Clerk prepares the Committee and Council Agendas and can answer your questions at the start of the following day after posting of the agendas on the first and second Wednesday of each month for regular scheduled committee and council meetings. Pursuant to Illinois Compiled Statutes agendas for committee and council meetings are posted 48 hours prior to the meetings being held. The agenda is posted outside of the City Council Offices on the 2nd floor-Room 202 and throughout City Hall. You may also view the Agenda on our website.
You may view the agenda and/or minutes on our website.
Most public information can be obtained upon request. For larger, more complicated requests, please contact the City Clerk and fill out a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form. You will receive a reply within 7 business days (or 14 days if more time is needed to research and gather a large volume of material). The City Clerk can be reached by:
Completed forms may be faxed to the Clerk's Office to expedite processing of your request please confirm by telephone that your faxed request was received.
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Contact the City Clerk's Office. We keep records beginning in 1835 and we can search by subject, date or by document.
The City Council has provided a permanent placement at the end of the Committee and Council Meetings for citizens to address their concerns to the Council. Citizens wishing to address the Council should contact the City Council Office at 618-482-6670, 48 hours before a scheduled meeting. The Council advises citizens that issues brought before the City Council should be germane to City Government.
Note: If the item pertains to a City service, the Council prefers that you contact the appropriate department within the City Administration first. If you are having difficulty reaching a department, the City Council's Office can assist you. If you are unable to obtain assistance, you can contact the City Manager.
The City Council meets to conduct city business on the 1st and 2nd Thursdays of each month beginning at 6 p.m. on the 1st Thursday and 7 p.m. on the second Thursday. Notices of any special meetings are posted at least 48 hours prior. Meetings are held in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. The meetings are open to the public.
You should install at least one smoke detector on each level of your home. A smoke detector should also be installed outside each sleeping area.
Replace batteries twice a year. A good idea is to change the batteries when you change the clocks in the Spring and Fall.
You can contact the Fire Department at 618-482-6800 and we will check for calendar openings.
Smoke and heat from a fire moves upward and then spreads outward. Removing windows and opening up roofs allows the heat and smoke to escape. By doing this it actually prevents more damage to the house. It also enables firefighters to fight the fire more efficiently.
Firefighters are cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technicians. They provide medical support to Paramedics by obtaining patient information, carrying equipment, lifting patients, and administering medical care.
Look for a multi-purpose extinguisher. The rating label will have an ABC rating. This extinguisher can be used on most household fires.