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The Village of Rapids City

The legislative system in Rapids City consists of a Village Board, comprised of the President and six Trustees. The Board is responsible for passing Village Ordinances, adopting an operating budget and other Village policies. The President is responsible for carrying out policies and ordinances set by the Board, supervising the operation of the Village and appointing committees. The President and the Trustees are elected to four-year staggered terms. Elections are held every two years for 3 of the 6 Trustee positions.

The operating budget and appropriation ordinance is passed prior to the fiscal year, which is May 1st through April 30th. The main source of revenue to the Village is through the collection of taxes. The Tax Levy Ordinance sets the taxes for each year for such purposes as funding day-to-day operating expenses, police protection, maintinance of the cemetery, audit expenses, liability insurance and retirement funding.

Village Officials

Board President

  • Harold Mire Jr.

Board of Trustees

  • Richard Feims

  • Donald Clark

  • Gregory Rankin

  • Carolyn Fowler

  • Richard Robertson

  • Craig Schneider

Clerk

  • Missy Housenga

Treasurer

  • Benjamin Barber

Village Attorney

  • Graham Lee

Planning and Zoning Commission

  • Gary Polfliet

  • Chuck McCoy

  • Dan Murphy

  • Lyle Wade

Superintendent

  • Ryan Bump

Maintenance Assistant

  • Mark Misfeldt

Building Inspector

  • Russ Dunbar

Plumbing Inspector

  • Jarrod Simmons

 

News and Events

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

Next Meeting Agenda

🎃 👻 Trick or Treat times are on Halloween night from 5pm-7pm 🎃 👻


Rapids City President Harold J. Mire, Jr. & Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Thanksgiving Appreciation Luncheon for Rapids City's Senior Citizens 60+.
This is a FREE luncheon to honor our 60+ Senior Citizens.
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm; Lunch being served at noon.
Place: Rapids City Community Center
1204 4th Avenue Rapids City
No Village funds are used for this event.

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!

Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at the Illinois Rural Water Association. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call (309) 496-2321.

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