Profile - Neoga, Illinois

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

Mayor & City Staff

Marty Hartke - Mayor
marty_5_02@hotmail.com

Brenda Evans
City Clerk/City Manager
217-895-3654
bevans@neoga.org

Diana Foor
Treasurer
217-895-3237
diana@neoga.org

Shawn Durbin
Superintendent
217-895-2172
thelm@neoga.org

Andy Schabbing
Chief of Police
217-895-2311
neogapd@rr1.net

Jeff Morrison
Building Inspector
217-895-3237
fessi1@consolidated.net

Council Members

Marty Hartke - Mayor

Ronnie Groves
Commissioner - Finance

Ron Edwards
Commissioner - Streets and Alleys

Tom Helm
Commissioner - Health and Safety

Dustin Hackman
Commissioner - Public Property


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

 1980199020002010-Current
Greenup1,7361,6781,8541,636
County11,06210,67011,25311,048
Labor Market005,6495,304

 

Economic Development Amenities

Local GovernmentCOMMISSION / CITYMunicipal ZoningNo
Comprehensive PlanYesRevisedCounty ZoningNo
Subdivision OrdinanceYes10,67011,253Home RuleNo
w/ Design Standards   Public LibraryYes
Emergency 911 SystemYes  Rescue SquadYes
      
Fire Insurance Class5 - in city10 - outside   
      
 Full TimePart TimeVolunteer  
Fire Department0030  
Police Department420  

 

Commercial Services

General Waste DisposalYes
Special Waste DisposalYes 
Machine Shops1  
Tool & Die0Nearest7 MI / 11 KM
Banks1Assets1,051,000,000.00
Newspapers1 Weekly  
Radio Stations2  
TV Channels83  
CableYes  

 

Additional Economic Amenities

Competitive Communities InitiativesYes 

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.


Transportation

Motor Carrier

Highways Serving Community1 - Federal3 - State
Interstates Serving CommunityI-5713 Miles North of I-70
Motor Freight Terminals0 
Local Carriers00 
Interstate Carriers00 
Intrastate Carriers0 
Package Delivery ServiceYes 
Commercial Bus ServiceYes 

 

Air

Nearest Commercial Airport:University of Illinois - Willard Airport
LocalNoDistance56 Miles90 Km
Nearest Public Airport: Coles County Memorial Airport
LocalNoDistance17 Miles27 Km
Type of SurfaceConcrete   
Longest Runway6,500 ft1,983 Meters   
Runway LightedYesFuel AvailableYes 
Private Storage AvailableYesPrivate MaintenanceYes 
Charter ServiceYes   

Utilities

Water

Water SupplierMunicipal
Water SourceLake
 Gallons
Storage Capacity200,000
Treatment Capacity432,000
Average Daily Demand150,000
Peak Daily Demand210,000
Excess Capacity200,000

 

Waste Water Treatment

Sewer TreatmentTERTIARY
Process 
 Gallons
Treatment Capacity732,000
Present Load150,000
Average Daily Demand582,000

 

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications

Gas SupplierAmeren Illinois
Electric SupplierAmeren Illinois
Local Telephone SupplierVerizon
Digital SwitchingYes
Fiber OpticsYes

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


Health Facilities

Nearest Hospital Effingham and Mattoon
Local Distance17 Miles
ClinicYes  
Number of Doctors1  
Number of Dentists0  
Emergency MedicalNoDistance17 Miles

Education Facilities (in community)

TypeNumberTeachersEnrollment
Elementary232449
Middle School18132
High School130281
Trade & Technical0  
Community College15329,069
Four Year College0  
University179211,966

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score For High School District: 21.1

REMARKS: LAKE LAND COLLEGE 10 MILES; EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY 30 MILES; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 60 MILES. 1999 SCORE: STATE: 21.5 NATIONAL: 22.1


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 - BankingNone9
City of Neoga - GovernmentNone12
Brighton Cabinet Co.None40

 

Labor Force

Labor Force Summary for Cumberland County
TotalUnemployed 
Labor ForceTotalPercentage
5,30455510.5000%
Annual Average for Year:  2011  
Total   
EmployedManufacturingNon-ManufacturingAgriculture
4,74934.0000%42.0000%16.0000%

 

Community Union Activity

    
Last 5 Years
Won by Company
Won by Union
Last Year Data Available: 2011Labor Relations Board Election
0
0
0
Work stoppage occurrences -  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
OccupationEntryTop
Accountant/Auditor$18.01$31.37
Assembler - Electronic$8.80$12.75
Assembler - Production$9.56$16.49
Computer Operator$13.09$16.98
Computer Programmer$16.65$33.89
Data Entry Operator$9.82$14.48
Drill or Punch Press$10.89$15.21
Engineer$24.29$35.38
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner$8.94$14.78
Laborer$9.19$17.48
Machinist$11.51$15.59
Maintenance/Mechanic$15.47$22.62
Office Clerk$8.84$13.21
Secretary$10.07$14.37
Sheet Metal Worker$13.79$19.24
Shipping/Recving Clerk$9.89$15.16
Systems Analyst$24.96$41.38
Technician$16.27$25.29
Tool & Die Maker$17.98$25.97
Warehouse Worker$11.61$16.08
Welder$12.96$18.07
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.


Community Facilities (available within 10 miles)

Motels/Hotels3Protestant Churches7
Rooms0Catholic Churches1
Restaurants4Jewish Synagogues0
Capacity/Largest Banquet250Country Clubs0
Public Golf Courses4Health Clubs0
Public Tennis Courts3Public Swimming Pool0
Public Access to Lake/RiverYes / Lake Mattoon  

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
Year2012
Total Property Tax Rates
 Total Sales Tax Rates6.25%
City1.2880%
For Two Previous Years
 Total Utility Tax Rates On: 
County0.9158%
2011
2010
 Electricity5.00%
Schools3.3857%
7.8955
8.3788
 Natural Gas5.00%
Other(s)2.0620%   Telephone0.00%
Total7.6515%   Water0.00%
Remarks: 

Location

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:
City Website: www.neoga.org


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