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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

Board of Trustees



Village Attorney

  • Graham Lee

Planning and Zoning Commission


Maintenance Assistant

Building Inspector

Plumbing Inspector

The Village of Rapids City Board passed and approved the Prevailing Wage Ordinance at its June 12th, 2018 Regular Board Meeting. Said Ordinance is available in pamphlet form at the Rapids City Village Office, 1204-4th Ave., Rapids City, Illinois during regular business hours or you may access the wage rates by clicking the below link to be directed to Illinois Department of Labor's Prevailing Wage Rates for Rock Island County.

Prevailing Wage Rates

News and Events

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

Next Meeting Agenda

Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rapids City Village Hall
1204-4th Ave.,
Rapids City, IL
To Discuss:
• K. Satizahn zoning request
This meeting is open to the public.


The Village of Rapids City Planning & Zoning Commission has received requests from Kathy Sattizahn to A.) Combine parcels 06-230-B and 06-230-D, once combined use the address of 1600 1st Avenue A; B.) Rezone parcels 06-230-B and 06-230-D from R-1 Residential District to R-2 Residential 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 Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

All persons interested may attend. Those wishing to address the Commission may do so in person or in written form.

The Village Board is hosting Halloween Party from 3-5p.m on October 27th, 2019. A costume contest will be held for children ages 1 to 10, activities, hot dogs, chips, treats and treat bags will be available for the children.

Trick or Treating within the Village will be held on Thursday, October 31st, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm. The Village is asking everyone to refrain from burning Halloween night so all our ghosts and goblins can be seen.

Rapids City President Harold Mire Jr. & Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Senior Thanksgiving Appreciation Luncheon for Rapids City Senior Citizens 60 years of age and over. Please join us at the Rapids City Community Center for lunch on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 11:30am – 1:30pm with serving beginning at noon. This is a free luncheon to honor our Rapids City Senior Citizens.

Rapids City President Harold Mire Jr. & Board of Trustees are excited to announce we will be holding a Children’s Holiday Craft Party with a special appearance from Santa. Parents are welcome to bring children on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm at the Rapids City Community Center. A craft will be available to make during the party along with other activities while waiting to see Santa. Parents are welcome to take pictures of their children with Santa before you go. We hope to see you there!

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 emergency call pressure checks may be canceled without notice.

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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