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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers:
Chief of Police Mike Swick (618-783-8478), City Collector/Deputy City Clerk Alice Addis (618-783-8451) and City Treasurer Melissa Brooks (618-783-8452) 
Address:  108 N. Van Buren, Newton, IL  62448


REQUEST TO REVIEW PUBLIC DOCUMENTS AND ORDER DUPLICATED COPIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, SECTION 3a OF THE LOCAL RECORDS ACT INSTRUCTION FOR MAKING A REQUEST TO REVIEW PUBLIC DOCUMENTS: 
In order to process requests from citizens to review and request copies of public documents in accordance with the act, an application to review the documents and order same must be filed with the City of Newton. No orders for documents will be taken over the telephone or verbally. Written requests for documents may be accompanied by the City application form. This form will allow the City to respond to requests for documents in a prompt and complete manner. Request forms are available at City Hall, at the link below, or a form can be mailed to you upon request.  Completed request forms may be mailed to City Hall, delivered to City Hall in person or dropped in the drop box at City Hall when the office is closed. Questions concerning the application form or procedures employed by the City to locate requested documents should be directed to the City by calling 618-783-8451.


FOIA Request Form

Fees for Records:
Black and white, legal or letter sized - first 50 pages are free, additional pages are 6 cents per page.  For color or abnormal-sized copies, the charge is the actual cost of copying, to be determined on a case-by-case basis.  Charges for electronic copies are the actual cost of the recording medium (tape, CD, disk, etc.)  The charge for certifying a record is $1.

The total amount of the City of Newton operating budget includes the General Administration Budget, Water, Electric, Wastewater and Special Accounts budgets for a total amount of $9,095,972.38 for the 2014 - 2015 fiscal year.


Block Diagram Showing Functional Subdivisions of Local Government

The purpose of this municipality is to provide good government, services and facilities, that are, in the elected Council's opinion, necessary or desirable for the City of Newton residents.  The Council is responsible for providing the services that the taxpayers/residents need and want.  This responsibility involves providing input into the municipality's programs and services (policy making) and making sure the administration provides the programs and services in the best possible way (program monitoring).  The Newton City Council is the governing body of the City of Newton and the custodian of its powers, both legislative and administrative.  The Council can only exercise the powers of the municipality in the proper form either by bylaw or by resolution.

Locations of the City of Newton offices: 
City Clerk, City Treasurer, Newton Police Department, Billing and Collecting Dept. - 108 N. Van Buren, Newton, IL  62448.
Water Dept. - 404A N. Van Buren St., Newton, IL  62448
Wastewater Dept. -105A E. Marion, Newton, IL  62448
Street Dept. - 105C E. Marion, Newton, IL  62448
Park/Cemetery Dept. - 701 E. Marion, Newton, IL  62448
Electric Dept. - 404B N. Van Buren St., Newton, IL  62448

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Council Meeting Schedule

Regularly scheduled Newton City Council meetings are held at 6:00 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The City Council meetings and committee meetings are held at City Hall located at 108 N. Van Buren in Newton. 


Meeting dates for 2017:

Jan. 3 and 17
Feb. 7 and 21
March 7 and 21
April 4 and 18
May 2 and 16
June 6 and 20
July 5 and 18
Aug. 1 and 15
Sept. 5 and 19
Oct. 3 and 18
Nov. 7 and 21
Dec. 5 and 19


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