Village of Steeleville Information Directory

PURPOSE OF THE MUNICIPALITY:   The City of Steeleville, Illinois, is a non-home rule municipality, incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois, with all the powers granted to it by the State pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/1-1-1 et seq.

FUNCTIONAL SUBDIVISIONS:   The City of Steeleville has certain functional subdivisions which are shown on the following block diagram:

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AMOUNT OF OPERATING BUDGET:   The approximate amount of the operating budget for the Village of Steeleville for the Fiscal Year ending April 30, 2022, is $6,164,550

LOCATION OF OFFICE:  The Village office is located at:
Village Hall
107 West Broadway
Steeleville, IL  62288
618-965-3134
Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NUMBER OF FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:   The Village currently employs approximately 12 full time employees and 54 part-time employees.

MEMBERSHIP OF BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND COUNCIL:

Elected Officials:

Village President – Andy Gerlach
Trustee – Cindy Sickmeyer
Trustee – Jana Bollmann-Young
Trustee – Larry Ruebke
Trustee – Robert Reiss
Trustee – Bruce Guebert
Trustee – Tom Bowlin

Appointed Officials:

Alan Farris………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Village Attorney
Rhutasel & Associates, HMG Engineers, JT Blankenship, Quadrant Design, Reyling Design & Consulting, LLC………….Village Engineer

James Zeidler……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Village Supervisor
Dale Ernsting………………………………………………………………………………………………………Maintenance Superintendent
Carlos Barbour……………………………………………………………………………………………………………Village Cemetery Sexton
Rebecca Kiehna………………………………………………………………………………….……………………Nutrition Site Coordinator
Gary Hand…………………………………………………………………………………….………………………………..Zoning Administrator
Michael Armstrong………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………TIF Administrator
Donna Woods……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…Village Treasurer
Tanya Newby………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Village Clerk
James Zeidler……………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………..…….Chief of Police
Deborah Thies………………………………………………………………………………..Office Manager-Deputy Clerk-FOIA Officer
Richard Reitz………………………………………………………………………………………………….Fire Chief/Civil Defense Director
Michael Armstrong……………………………………………………………………………Deputy Fire Chief/Civil Defense Director
Lyndon Thies………………………………………………………………………….……..…………….Director Emergency Management
Carlos Barbour………………………………………………………………………… …….Deputy Director Emergency Management 
Dale Ernsting……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..….Animal Control Officer

Water & Sewer Committee 

Trustee: Tom Bowlin, Chairperson         

Trustee: Larry Ruebke

Streets/Alleys/Sidewalks/Sanitation Committee   

Trustee: Tom Bowlin, Chairperson

Trustee: Larry Ruebke

Ordinance Committee
Trustee: Jana Bollmann-Young, Chairperson
Trustee: Cindy Sickmeyer

Parks/Recreation/Beautification Committee                                                
Trustee: Cindy Sickmeyer, Chairperson 
Trustee: Jana Bollmann-Young

Police Committee
Trustee: Robert Reiss, Chairperson
Trustee: Bruce Guebert 

Website Committee
Trustee: Jana Bollman Young, Chairperson
Trustee: Larry Ruebke
Donna Woods

Finance Committee
Trustee: Robert Reiss, Chairperson
Trustee: Bruce Guebert

Board of Health Committee
Trustee: Robert Reiss, Chairperson
Trustee: Tom Bowlin 

Zoning Board of Appeals
Jeff Young, Chairperson
Deb Hasemeyer
A.J. Tretter
Nick Armstrong
Scot Alms
Rodney Barker
Sandra Fortner

Paradise Cemetery Committee
Trustee: Jana Bollman-Young
Trustee: Cindy Sickmeyer

Police Board
Carlos Barbour
Mark Hanks
James Grothaus
Mark Byrd

Fire Board Senior Site Board
Village President: Andy Gerlach
Richard Reitz
Michael Armstrong
Carlos Barbour
Lyndon Thies
Leonard Lampe
Trustee: Bruce Guebert        

Senior Site Board
Trustee: Larry Ruebke
Trustee: Jana Bollmann-Young
Ken Kruse
David Mulholland

METHOD OF REQUISTING RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

  1. Written requests shall be directed to Deputy City Clerk Deborah Thies as FOIA Officer.  Written requests may be submitted in person at the Village Hall, 107 West Broadway, Steeleville, IL  62286, during the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, OR by U.S. Mail to the FOIA Officer, OR fax at (618) 965-9479 OR by e-mail to d.thies@steeleville.org.
  1. All requests shall be in writing, shall include the name and mailing address of the requestor and, if the record(s) is/are to be used for a commercial purpose and indicate for what purpose they will be used. It shall be the responsibility of the requestor to provide the Village of Steeleville with a correct mailing address so as to efficiently process the requests OR if the record(s) is/are to be e-mailed, to provide the Village with a correct, legible e-mail address.  FOIA REQUEST FORM
  1. Each request shall be granted or denied after its receipt, as required by law, except that the time limit prescribed above may be extended for good cause as provided in the FOIA.  The person submitting the request shall be notified in writing of the extension, the reason(s) for the extension and the date on which the requested record(s) will be available.
  1. In accordance with 5 ILCS 140/3.5, the FOIA Officer has determined that there are no records which the Village of Steeleville shall be required to immediately disclose upon request.  However, nothing prohibits or precludes the FOIA Officer from providing records immediately upon request, if possible.
  1. Copies of records will be provided in the format specified by the requestor.  Charges for copies of records will be imposed in accordance with the following:

First fifty (50) black and white letter size and/or legal size pages will be………………………. free of charge

Pages exceeding the first fifty (50) will be provided at a cost of fifteen cents……………….    .15 per page

Fees will not be waived for the first fifty (50) colored letter size and/or legal size pages, oversized copies, plats, maps, discs, diskettes, tapes, CD’s or DVDs will be provided at the Village’s actual cost for reproducing the record.  

All required fees shall be prepaid.

FORECLOSURE NOTICES AND CONFIRMATION ORDERS:

A notice of foreclosure and confirmation order, that is located within the municipality, shall be sent to:
Village of Steeleville
107 West Broadway
Steeleville, IL  62288

TO COMMUNICATE WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS OF THE MUNICIPALITY

mayor@steeleville.org