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Lockport Chamber Guide 2017

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Government city of lockport The City of Lockport is governed by a Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer and an eight-member City Council - two council members (alderpersons) elected to each of the city’s four wards. All elected officials serve four-year terms. The city is managed by the City Administrator who works closely with the Finance Director, Attorney, Police Chief, Community Development Department, Public Works Department and Engineering Department, as well as many professional staff members. CITY OF LOCKPORT ELECTED OFFICIALS Mayor Steven Streit City Clerk Kathy Gentile City Treasurer David Palya CITY ALDERPERSONS Jim Petrakos (Ward 1) Renee Saban (Ward 1) JR Gillogly (Ward 2) Christina Bergbower (Ward 2) Jason VanderMeer (Ward 3) Darren Deskin (Ward 3) Joanne Bartelsen (Ward 4) Catherine Perretta (Ward 4) COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES Heritage & Architecture Commission Planning and Zoning Commission International Code Council Board of Appeals Board of Police Commissioners Police Pension Board Downtown Development Committee Emergency Management Agency Old Canal Days Committee Summer Art Series Committe CITY COUNCIL & COMMISSION MEETINGS City Council – meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7:00 pm. Heritage & Architecture Commission meets every 3rd Thursday of the month. Planning & Zoning Commission meeting every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Board of Police Commissioners meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Other committee dates are listed at www.lockport.org. City Council meetings are taped live and then played again on video on LCTV, the public cable access channel. The videos are also archived on-line. All agendas and meeting minutes are posted on-line as well. CITY HALL (administration, Community Development and water department) 222 E. 9th St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (815) 838-0549 Fax ..............................(815) 838-9498 Website .......................www.cityoflockport.net Hours ..........................8:00 AM – 4:30 PM PUBLIC WORKS DEPartment 17112 Prime Blvd. Phone: (815) 838-0549 Fax: (815) 838-6590 Website: www.cityoflockport.net Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM POLICE DEPartment 1212 Farrell Rd. (815) 838-2132 Website: www.lockportpolice.info Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM To learn more about City of Lockport government, visit www.cityoflockport.net Payroll made easy 815.836.0100 PayStubSolutions.com A SALON AND SPA FOR MEN AND WOMEN Hair • Make Up Facials Body Treatments Hands and Feet Full Body Wax 230 E. 8th Street Lockport, IL 60441 815-834-0401 studio305salonspa.com 6 www.lockportchamber.com | 2017/18 community resource Guide

Lockport Township Lockport Township Government 1463 S. Farrell Rd. Lockport, IL 60441 Phone: 815-838-0380 Website: www.lockporttownship.com Facts and history of township government: Government • It is the eldest form of government, which began in North America in 1636. • Early Americans wanted to have a direct voice in this type of grassroots government. • They began Annual Town Meetings to discuss important issues and establish laws. Today townships continue to hold Annual Town Meetings on the second Tuesday in April. • Illinois began township government in 1849, today 85 of 102 counties in Illinois operate under township government. • In many rural areas, townships are the only form of government available to provide social services and road maintenance. • In Illinois, townships are required to provide three main functions: General Assistance, Property Assessment and Road & Bridge Maintenance. • Besides the three mandated services, townships can provide other services and develop programs to meet their residents’ needs that might include: Senior Citizens services, Disabled citizens services, Youth services, Health services, Relief services, Emergency services, Environmental services, Animal services, and Educational and Recreational services. township services The City of Lockport’s boundaries are split between Lockport Township and Homer Township. Contact information is provided below to learn more about what each township provides. LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS Ron Alberico SUPERVISOR Debbi Mason ASSESSOR Denise Mushro Rumchak CLERK John Cielenski HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER Lance McCalla COLLECTOR TRUSTEES Barb Boyce Dean Morelli Barb Delaney Gregg Bickus Lockport township fire protection district 19623 W. Renwick Rd. Lockport, IL 60441 Phone: 815-838-3287 Fax: 815-838-9141 Website: www.lockportfire.org homer township fire protection district 16050 S. Cedar Road Lockport, IL 60491 Phone: 815-838-5006 Fax: 815-838-6635 Website: www.homerfire.org Lockport Township Highway Office 111 South Ave. Lockport, IL 60441 Phone: 815-726-6056 Fax: 815-726-0914 Website: www.lockporttownship.com Homer Township Administrative Office 14350 W. 151st St. Homer Glen, IL 60491 Phone: 708-301-0522 Fax: 708-301-7043 Website: www.homertownship.com 1 ST UNITED Methodist Church 1000 S. Washington • Lockport, IL www.1umclockport.org 815.838.1017 /LOCKPORTFIRSTUMC #communityc ounts | www.cityoflockport.net 7