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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 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, maintenance of the cemetery, audit expenses, liability insurance and retirement funding.

Village Officials

Board President

Board of Trustees



Village Attorney

  • Mason & Scott, PC

Planning and Zoning Commission


Maintenance Assistant

Building Inspector

Plumbing Inspector

Regular Board Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, January 13th, 2021
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Tuesday, May, 11th, 2021
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
**All Committee and Committee of the Whole Meetings will have a special meeting notice posted at Village Hall, our website and Facebook pages.

Village Office Holiday Closures

Friday, January 1st, 2021 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 18th, 2021 – Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 15th, 2021- President's Day
Friday, April 2nd, 2021 – Good Friday
Monday, May 31st, 2021 – Memorial Day
Monday, July 5th, 2021 – Independence Day
Monday, September 6th, 2021- Labor Day
Monday, October 11th, 2021 – Columbus Day
Thursday, November 11th, 2021- Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 25th, 2021 – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 26th, 2021- Day after Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 – Observing Christmas Eve
Friday, December 24th, 2021- Observing Christmas Day
Thursday, December 30th, 2021 - Observing New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31st, 2021 – Observing New Year's Day

The following are the current prevailing wage classifications and rates the Department of Labor ascertained for each county within the State of Illinois. Please refer to Rock Island County to verify the proper wage rates for PUBLIC WORKS construction projects within the Village of Rapids City.

Prevailing Wage Rates

FOIA Requests

All records permitted by Illinois Freedom of Information Act for release may be requested by using the form linked below. Once the form has been completed submissions may be hand delivered, sent via postal mail, faxed or electronically mailed.

FOIA Request Form

ILEPA MS4 Annual Facility Inspection Report

President Harold J. Mire Jr and Former Police Chief Terry Engle

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

News and Events

The Village of Rapids City has provided a link to the Rock Island County Health Department website to aid with the COVID-19 vaccination process. https://www.richd.org/  If you have questions related to public health please contact the Rock Island County Health Department.

• Village Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. At this time the meetings are being held upstairs at Village Hall located at 1204 4th Avenue. All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask when medically tolerable to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All meeting agendas will have a link to attend open meetings virtually via Zoom.

Next Meeting Agenda

Committee of the Whole Meetings & Agendas

Meeting Notice

Planning and Zoning Meetings & Agendas

Meeting Notice

View/Pay eBills

Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/RapCity.pdf.

4th Quarter Newsletter Link