The Neoga City Council, composed of four councilmen and the mayor, serve as the administrative authority for the Neoga municipal government.
The City of Neoga employs a police force of 3 full-time officers and is afforded fire protection services through the volunteer efforts of the Neoga Fire Department. The city is currently classified with a fire insurance rating of 6.
Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day through Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center (a regional hospital) located 15 miles northeast of Neoga. The city’s medical needs are also served through the Neoga Community Medical Center, which provides modern medical diagnostic testing and routine medical care for city residents. Emergency medical ambulance transportation is provided through the City of Neoga.
City of Neoga
533 Chestnut Avenue
P.O. Box 248
Neoga, IL 62447
Commissioner - Finance
City Clerk/City Manager
Neoga is a community strongly tied to the early development of central Illinois’ railroad industry. A progressive community, Neoga annually hosts a variety of social events, with the largest banquet facility having a capacity of 150 persons.
Neoga hosts a strong banking and finance industry, with the First National Bank of Toledo and First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust having locations within Neoga. These locally managed, regional banks, with assets in excess of $600,000,000 are capable of assisting in any development projects requiring capital investment.
The Neoga News, a community newspaper, is published weekly and features news and sports coverage of interest to area residents.
The City of Neoga is home to a vibrant religious community with seven local churches, including Catholic, Protestant and non-denominational Christian faiths.
The City of Neoga provides a variety of recreational facilities, with public parks featuring tennis and basketball courts. The public also enjoys access to nearby public swimming pools and country clubs, in addition to several area lakes with swimming, boating and water sports. For the avid outdoors person, nearby Fox Ridge and Lincoln Trail State Parks offer camping, hiking, snowmobiling, walking paths and horseback riding.
The Neoga District Library, located in downtown Neoga, affords residents with access to the latest multi-media resource materials, computers and technical services.
Lake Land College, located only 12 miles north of the City of Neoga, offers access to high quality, low cost higher education and workforce training programs.
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston (25 miles north-west) provides students access to educational programs leading to bachelor and masters degrees in a variety of academic programs.
General Information Economic Development Amenities
Economic Development Amenities
|Local Government||COMMISSION / CITY||Municipal Zoning||No|
|Comprehensive Plan||Yes||Revised||County Zoning||No|
|Subdivision Ordinance||Yes||10,670||11,253||Home Rule||No|
|w/ Design Standards||Public Library||Yes|
|Emergency 911 System||Yes||Rescue Squad||Yes|
|Fire Insurance Class||6 - in city||9 - outside|
|Full Time||Part Time||Volunteer|
|General Waste Disposal||Yes|
|Special Waste Disposal||No|
|Tool & Die||0||Nearest||7 MI / 11 KM|
Additional Economic Amenities
|Competitive Communities Initiatives||Yes|
Remarks: THERE IS A MACHINE SHOP IN SIGEL, 6 MILES SOUTH OF NEOGA. BOTH BANKS ARE VERY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORIENTED. 1 BANK IS OWNED BY FIRST MID-ILLINOIS BANCSHARES, INC. WITH $851,000,000 IN ASSETS. 2ND BANK IS OWNED BY FIRST NEIGHBORHOOD BANCSHARES, INC. WITH $200,000,000 IN ASSETS.
|Highways Serving Community||1 - Federal||1 - State|
|Interstates Serving Community||I-57||13 Miles North of I-70|
|Motor Freight Terminals||0|
|Package Delivery Service||Yes|
|Commercial Bus Service||Yes|
|Nearest Commercial Airport:||University of Illinois - Willard Airport|
|Local||No||Distance||56 Miles||90 Km|
|Nearest Public Airport:||Coles County Memorial Airport|
|Local||No||Distance||17 Miles||27 Km|
|Type of Surface||Concrete|
|Longest Runway||6,500 ft||1,983 Meters|
|Runway Lighted||Yes||Fuel Available||Yes|
|Private Storage Available||Yes||Private Maintenance||Yes|
Waste Water Treatment
|Water Supplier||Municipal||Sewer Treatment||TERTIARY|
|Storage Capacity||200,000||Treatment Capacity||732,000|
|Treatment Capacity||432,000||Present Load||150,000|
|Average Daily Demand||150,000||Excess Capacity||582,000|
|Peak Daily Demand||210,000|
Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
|Gas Supplier||Ameren Illinois|
|Electric Supplier||Ameren Illinois|
|Local Telephone Supplier||Verizon|
Remarks: Long Distances Carriers AT&T, SPRINT, MCI, ALLNET, CONSOLIDATED.
|Nearest Hospital||Effingham and Mattoon|
|Number of Doctors||1|
|Number of Dentists||0|
|Emergency Medical||No||Distance||17 Miles|
Education Facilities (in community)
LAKE LAND COLLEGE 10 MILES; EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 30 MILES; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 60 MILES. 1999 SCORE: STATE: 21.5 NATIONAL: 22.0.
|Trade & Technical||0|
|Four Year College||0|
|Latest A.C.T. Composite Score For High School District: 21.1|
Major Employers in the Community - Product / Service
|Kern Manufacturing - Women's Undergarments||
|Community School District 3 - Education||
|First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust - Banking||
|City of Neoga - Government||
|Brighton Cabinet Co.||
|Labor Force Summary for Cumberland County||Annual Average for Year:||2011|
Community Union Activity
Last 5 Years
Won by Company
Won by Union
|Last Year Data Available: 2011||Labor Relations Board Election||
|Work stoppage occurrences within last 5 yrs.:||1||Number of Employees involved:||
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in Econ Dev Reg 7 SE
|Assembler - Electronic||$8.80||$12.75||Office Clerk||$8.84||$13.21|
|Assembler - Production||$9.56||$16.49||Secretary||$10.07||$14.37|
|Computer Operator||$13.09||$16.98||Sheet Metal Worker||$13.79||$19.24|
|Computer Programmer||$16.65||$33.89||Shipping/Recving Clerk||$9.89||$15.16|
|Data Entry Operator||$9.82||$14.48||Systems Analyst||$24.96||$41.38|
|Drill or Punch Press||$10.89||$15.21||Technician||$16.27||$25.29|
|Engineer||$24.29||$35.38||Tool & Die Maker||$17.98||$25.97|
|Remarks: ABOVE UNDER LABOR FORCE, PERCENT GOVERNMENT IS 27.9%. WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.|
Community Facilities (available within 10 miles)
|Capacity/Largest Banquet||250||Country Clubs||0|
|Public Golf Courses||4||Health Clubs||0|
|Public Tennis Courts||3||Public Swimming Pool||0|
|Public Access to Lake/River||Yes / Lake Mattoon|
Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook County where commercial property is assessed at 10% and industrial property is assessed at 25%.
|Total Property Tax Rates|
Total Property Tax Rates
|Total Sales Tax Rates||6.25%|
For Two Previous Years
|Total Utility Tax Rates On:|
Economic/Industrial Development Contact:
City of Neoga
P.O. Box 248
Neoga, IL 62447-0248
Zip Codes: 62447
IL Representative District: 109
IL Senate District: 55
U.S. Congressional District: 15
City Website: www.neoga.org