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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 2020:
Jan. 7 and 21
Feb. 4 and 18
March 3 and 17
April 7 and 21
May 5 and 19
June 2 and 16
July 7 and 21
Aug. 4 and 18
Sept. 1 and 15
Oct. 6 and 20
Nov. 3 and 17
Dec. 1 and 15
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officers:
Chief of Police Mike Swick (618-783-8478), City Billing Clerk/Deputy City Clerk Amy J. Tarr (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.
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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