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The Village of Rapids City

Rapids City Village President Harold Mire, Jr. has declared a snow emergency from Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 9pm thru noon Saturday, January 25th, 2020. Street Parking Ordinance Reminder - If there is 2” of snow predicted to fall you will need to find an alternative to street parking. By not parking on Village streets you help our Public Works Department clear streets in a more timely fashion.

 

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Located at the upper end of the Rock Island Rapids, Rapids City grew around the site of a grist and saw mill. Laid out in 1838 and incorporated in 1875, the village boomed during the 1870's through the 1880's. Because of neighboring coal mines during this period, grocery and dry goods stores, a blacksmith shop, a restaurant, hotel, millinery and shoe store provided services for miners, farmers, and their families. Charles Shuler operated the Rapids City Coal Mining Company during the 1880's.

Modern day Rapids City is located in the eastern portion of the Quad City metropolitan area along the banks of the Mississippi river in northwestern Illinois. It is a part of Rock Island County and is situated where Interstate 80 crosses into Iowa. Rapids City's land area equals 960 acres with a perimeter boundary just under 6 miles. The current population of 960 citizens is growing due to increased housing starts in new subdivisions.

President Harold J. Mire Jr and Police Chief Terry Engle

Left - President Harold J. Mire Jr. Right - Hampton Police Chief Terry Engle


2018 Community Clean-up Day

2018 Community Clean-up Day


Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

News and Events

Village Board Meetings
2nd Tuesday of every month
7 P.M., Rapids City Village Hall

Next Meeting Agenda


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
Date: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rapids City Village Hall, 1204-4th Ave., Rapids City, IL

To Discuss: Budget Planning – Infrastructure, Public Works, Water, Sewer, Waste Management for 2020/2021 FY

This meeting is open to the public.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE VILLAGE OF RAPIDS CITY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION
The Village of Rapids City Planning & Zoning Commission has received a request from Mike DeMarlie of DeMarlie Maintenance to rezone 210 11th Street Rapids City, IL from C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District to C-2 Commercial District in the Village of Rapids City, Hampton Township, Rock Island County, IL. Said public hearing will be held at the Rapids City Village Hall; 1204 4th Avenue, on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.
All persons interested may attend.  Those wishing to address the Commission may do so in person or in written form.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
Date: February 12th, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rapids City Village Hall, 1204-4th Ave., Rapids City, IL

To Discuss: Budget Planning – Parks, Recreation, Cemetery, Personnel and Finance for 2020/2021 FY

This meeting is open to the public.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
Date: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rapids City Village Hall, 1204-4th Ave., Rapids City, IL

To Discuss:
• Budget Planning – Rough Draft of budget for 2020/2021 FY
• Reallocation of Funds for 2019/2020 FY

This meeting is open to the public.


COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING
Date: Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rapids City Village Hall, 1204-4th Ave., Rapids City, IL

To Discuss: Reading of Operating Budget for 2020/2021 FY

This meeting is open to the public.


Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/RapCity.pdf. To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call 309-496-2321.

Free Blood Pressure Checks each Thursday at Village Hall at 10:00am. If Medics have an

We now have a "Little Library" located at 730-17th Street, alongside of the maintenance shop. This is a take and leave books. It was donated by the Rotary Club. Please take advantage of this awesome new addition to our community!

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