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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

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

NOTICE OF SALE
Of Property Owned by the Villaged of Rapids City
And Invitation to Bid Thereon

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Corporate Authorities of the Village of Rapids City will recieve sealed bids for the purchase, under the successful bid, of the fee simple interest in the following real property;

LOT 315 SHEET 23, RAPIDS CITY, IL 61278

Which property is generally located at 535-19th Street, Rapids City, IL 61278 and is currently devoted to green space zoned single family R-1.

Bids for the purchase of the aforesaid interest in the above-described property are hereby invited and will be received by the Village Clerk at 1204-4th Avenue, P.O. Box 134, Rapids City, IL 61278, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except for Wednesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until August 14, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. of the opening of bids. Closing of said property must occur within 30 days after bid opening. Minimum bid of $15,500.00 is required for a valid bid. Said proposals shall be addressed to:

Corporate Authorities
of the Village of Rapids City
c/o Missy Housenga
1204-4th Avenue
P.O. Box 134
Rapids City, IL 61278

and shall bear the legend PROPOSAL – SALE OF 535-19th Street, Rapids City, IL 61278, and the name and address of the bidder.

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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