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 Board Meetings
2nd Tuesday of every month
7 P.M., Rapids City Village Hall
March 14, 2017 there will be a meet & greet the candidates at the Rapids City Village Hall from 6-7p.m.
Reminder: Video gaming referendum question will be on the consolidated election ballot on April 4, 2017.
Rapids City E-waste collection will be April 22, 2017 for Rapids City residents only! Drop off will be from 9-11a.m. at the parking lot across from Brother's Restaurant. ID is required for this event.
Rapids City Clean up Day is set for May 6, from 9-12. Residents are allowed to use lawn tractors with trailers and golf carts for this clean up. However, you must obey village ordinances while doing this. No vehicles are allowed on Hwy 84. Please meet at the Rapids City Village Hall at 9 am. to help!
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.