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NEOGA, IL

Municipal Government

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

Tony Kepp-Mayor
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Marty Hartke
Commissioner - Finance

Ron Edwards
Commissioner - Streets and Alleys

Larry Lindley
Commissioner - Health and Safety

Carmen Stokes
Commissioner - Public Property

  Brenda Evans
City Clerk/City Manager
217-895-3654
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Diana Foor
Treasurer
217-895-3237
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Tom Helm
Superintendent
217-895-2172
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Jon Julius
Chief of Police
217-895-2311
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Gary Kastl
Building Inspector
217-895-3237
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Community Facilities

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.

 

Education

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
General Information

Population

  1980 1990 2000 2010-Current
Neoga 1,736 1,678 1,854 1,636
County 11,062 10,670 11,253 11,048
Labor Market 0 0 5,649 5,304

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    
Fire Department 0 0 26    
Police Department 3 0 0    

Commercial Services

General Waste Disposal Yes
Special Waste Disposal No  
Machine Shops 1    
Tool & Die 0 Nearest 7 MI / 11 KM
Banks 1 Assets 1,051,000,000.00
Newspapers 1 Weekly    
Radio Stations 2    
TV Channels 83    
Cable Yes    

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.

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Transportation

Motor Carrier

Highways Serving Community 1 - Federal 1 - State
Interstates Serving Community I-57 13 Miles North of I-70
Motor Freight Terminals 0  
Local Carriers 0  
Interstate Carriers 0  
Intrastate Carriers 0  
Package Delivery Service Yes  
Commercial Bus Service Yes  

Air

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    
Charter Service Yes        

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Utilities

Water

   

Waste Water Treatment

Water Supplier Municipal   Sewer Treatment TERTIARY
Water Source Lake   Process  
  Gallons     Gallons
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      
Excess Capacity 200,000      

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications

Gas Supplier Ameren Illinois
Electric Supplier Ameren Illinois
Local Telephone Supplier Verizon
Digital Switching Yes
Fiber Optics Yes

Remarks: Long Distances Carriers AT&T, SPRINT, MCI, ALLNET, CONSOLIDATED.

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Health Facilities

Nearest Hospital   Effingham and Mattoon
Local   Distance 17 Miles  
Clinic Yes      
Number of Doctors 1      
Number of Dentists 0      
Emergency Medical No Distance 17 Miles  

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Education Facilities (in community)

Type Number Teachers Enrollment Remarks:  
Elementary 2 32 449
LAKE LAND COLLEGE 10 MILES; EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 30 MILES; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 60 MILES. 1999 SCORE: STATE: 21.5 NATIONAL: 22.0.
Junior High 1 8 132
High School 1 30 281
Trade & Technical 0    
Community College 1 532 9,069
Four Year College 0    
University 1 792 11,966
Latest A.C.T. Composite Score For High School District: 21.1

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Employment

Major Employers in the Community - Product / Service

 
Active Unions
Employees
Kern Manufacturing - Women's Undergarments
None
30
Community School District 3 - Education
None
111
First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust - Banking
None
9
City of Neoga - Government
None
12
Brighton Cabinet Co.
None
40

Labor Force

Labor Force Summary for Cumberland County Annual Average for Year: 2011  
Total Unemployed   Total      
Labor Force Total Percentage Employed Manufacturing Non-Manufacturing Agriculture
5,304 555 10.5000% 4,749 34.0000% 42.0000% 16.0000%

Community Union Activity

       
Last 5 Years
Won by Company
Won by Union
Last Year Data Available: 2011 Labor Relations Board Election
0
0
0
Work stoppage occurrences within last 5 yrs.: 1 Number of Employees involved:
72
 

 

Wages Rates

Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in Econ Dev Reg 7 SE
Occupation Entry Top Occupation Entry Top
Accountant/Auditor $18.01 $31.37 Maintenance/Mechanic $15.47 $22.62
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
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner $8.94 $14.78 Warehouse Worker $11.61 $16.08
Laborer $9.19 $17.48 Welder $12.96 $18.07
Machinist $11.51 $15.59 Word Processor $8.31 $13.01
Remarks: ABOVE UNDER LABOR FORCE, PERCENT GOVERNMENT IS 27.9%. WAGE RATES 2ND QUARTER 2010 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WEBSITE.

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Community Facilities (available within 10 miles)

Motels/Hotels 13 Protestant Churches 7
Rooms 0 Catholic Churches 1
Restaurants 4 Jewish Synagogues 0
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    

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Tax Structure

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        
Year 2012
Total Property Tax Rates
  Total Sales Tax Rates 6.25%
City 1.2880%
For Two Previous Years
  Total Utility Tax Rates On:  
County 0.9158%
2011
2010
  Electricity 5.00%
Schools 3.3857%
7.8955
8.3788
  Natural Gas 5.00%
Other(s) 2.0620%       Telephone 0.00%
Total 7.6515%       Water 0.00%
Remarks:

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Location Services

Economic/Industrial Development Contact:
Brenda Evans
City Clerk
City of Neoga
P.O. Box 248
Neoga, IL 62447-0248
Telephone: 217.895-3654


Other Information:
Zip Codes: 62447
IL Representative District: 109
IL Senate District: 55
U.S. Congressional District: 15


General Remarks:
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City Website: www.neoga.org