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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Hello from the Village of Seneca!

Welcome to Seneca, where you can "Find Your Connection".  Whether you are here to work, live or visit, the Village offers something for everyone!

Our Village is located approximately one hour from downtown Chicago; minutes from Interstate 80 and a short distance from Interstate 39.  Seneca is a river community that has several amenities...

The historic Illinois & Michigan Canal is located through the center of our downtown area.  The canal provides a great opportunity for photographers, hikers, joggers, nature lovers, bicyclists, snowmobilers and cross country skiers.  Adjacent to the canal is the Hogan Elevator which is the oldest remaining grain elevator and tours are provided through the Seneca Historical Guild, contact Village Hall for details.

The Village of Seneca also has a wonderful well-maintained community area named Crotty Park.  The park has two shelters, a baseball field, open grassy area and accomodates the disabled with handicapped parking and a paved sidewalk.  One area of interest is the Illinois LST (landing ship tank) memorial located at the flagpole in Crotty Park.  The granite memorial honors those who built and utilized the LST's during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  Seneca was chosen by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as an operational shipyard from 1942-45.  Our Village has another landmark that I encourage you to visit...located on Route 170 across from the Seneca Library is the Veterans Memorial Wall monument.  The memorial honors all who have served their country during the various wars.

The Illinois River provides endless opportunities for family fun...the LST Memorial Boat Launch is free access to the river and includes courtesy docking, 2 lane launch ramps, picnic areas and three large shelters.  This area is currently open daily from 4:00am-10:00pm.  Stop by either our Crotty Park or the boat launch and enjoy a day of rest and relaxation...

There is more than one opportunity to become acquainted with the Village of Seneca, in addition to our newly updated website, we offer Facebook or Twitter.  Simply join us by clicking on the icons above, and become a fan...it is that simple!   Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you visit our community soon!

Sincerely,

David Spicer, Mayor

 


Thank You from the Village of Seneca

There are many people who make Seneca an enjoyable place to live and raise children. The Village Council would like to extend a sincere thank you to our own Police, Ambulance, EMA and Fire services. Also, thank you to all who volunteer their time to the various Seneca sport organizations, Festival Committee, Cruise Night Committee as well as the members who make up the several Boards for our community.

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VILLAGE COUNCIL
The Village Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7P.M. at Village Hall, Everyone welcome to attend!
Council Meeting
Agendas & Minutes
For more information, please contact Village Clerk Therese Russell at (815) 357-8771

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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Comprehensive planning is part of an ongoing growth management process that is needed to ensure effective implementation of a community's future vision and review of new development.
To find out more about the Village's Comprehensive Plan, contact Therese Russell, Village Clerk:
Seneca Comprehensive Plan  


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VILLAGE CODE

The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 16-09 passed November 15, 2016.

Please follow this link:
Online Village Code


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Where is Seneca, IL?

The Village of Seneca is approximately one hour from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, downtown Chicago or both Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports. Interstate 80 is a few minutes from Seneca and Interstate 39 provides easy access to Bloomington, Rockford and Peoria. These three cities are all just over one hour drive time and offer major airports and large healthcare facilities.
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Upcoming Events (30 days)
3 /4 · SHS Athletic Booster Draw Down Event
SHS Athletic Booster Draw Down Event

Diane Till would like you all to know she has draw down tickets for the Seneca High School Athletic Booster event at the Marseilles Lions Club on March 4th 6:00 pm - midnight her phone number is 630-404-2353
When: 3/4/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
3 /7 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall


When: 3/7/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
3 /8 · Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall
Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall


When: 3/8/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
3 /9 · CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall
CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall

Please contact April Blair for information relating to CUB Scouts and/or meetings 815-687-0272
When: 3/9/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
3 /9 · Family Movie Night at Seneca Public Library
Family Movie Night at Seneca Public Library

The Seneca Public Library is hosting a family movie night on March 9th at 5:00 pm, movie title will be released on a future date -- watch the Library Facebook page for details.
When: 3/9/2017  ·  5:00 pm
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3 /9 · I-80 AMBUCS Spring Round Up event
I-80 AMBUCS Spring Round Up event

Information provided by Rob Swon: The 2017 I-80 AMBUCS "Spring Roundup" event is for any child that can utilize an individualized therapeutic bicycle and/or child's therapists are strongly advised to attend. This event is actually a therapeutic bike fitting for disabled children and young adults. March 9th between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm (please plan to arrive by no later than 6:30 pm) at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2000 Luther Drive Peru, IL (please use the back parking lot) On hand will be the AMBUCS trailer with the full line of bikes along with local therapists. They will help choose the bike that will allow optimal independence, and give them the freedom of riding with therapeutic benefits. Please RSVP to verify that they do not overbook the therapist. If you want to view the options, visit www.ambucs.org and if you know a therapist that may be interested in this event, please share this information with them. This event is open to the public, if you are a parent or friend of an individual that might be interested in this event, please share!! I-80 AMBUCS is a 501c3 NON-PROFIT organization that is dedicated to offering mobility and independence for people with disabilities in Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties along the I-80 corridor.
When: 3/9/2017  ·  5:00 pm
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3 /13 · The Myth and History of the Highland Bagpipes
The Myth and History of the Highland Bagpipes

Join piper J. Kevin Chapman on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 pm for an introduction to the history of the bagpipes. This presentation will also include a piping performance as well as a display of regalia. Please register in advance by calling 815-357-6566, or by stopping in the library. All ages are welcome.
When: 3/13/2017  ·  6:00 pm
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3 /17 · DIY Leprechaun Trap
DIY Leprechaun Trap

The Seneca Public Library would like to announce that on Thursday, March 16th at 5:00 pm, kids ages 13 and under can listen as Ms. Anna reads "How to Catch a Leprechaun" and then together, kids will be able to create their own leprechaun trap! All supplies will be provided, but you can feel free to bring any materials that you would like! Please pre-register in advance by contacting the library. 357-6566
When: 3/16/2017  ·  5:00 pm
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3 /21 · Park Board Meeting - Village Hall
Park Board Meeting - Village Hall


When: 3/21/2017  ·  6:00 pm
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3 /21 · Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library
Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library

On Tuesday, March 21st at noon, the Seneca Public Library will be showing "Deepwater Horizon" starring Mark Wahlberg
When: 3/21/2017  ·  12:00 pm
Where:
3 /21 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall


When: 3/21/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
3 /23 · CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall
CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall

Please contact April Blair for information relating to CUB Scouts and/or meetings 815-687-0272
When: 3/23/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
3 /29 · Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church
Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church


When: 3/29/2017  ·  12:00 pm
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Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Did you know that there is a CUB Scout Group??
CUB Scouting is alive in Seneca.... ...Read more...
·Information provided by Heidi Henry: Created in 20
Information provided by Heidi Henry: Created in 2014 by a group of friends to have a place in the area where we could workout. We wanted to make it FREE so everyone could join in! Nothing to buy, nothing to sell. Beginners and all ages welcome! Meeting Mo ...Read more...
·Spring soccer is for kids ages 8 and up based on t
Spring soccer is for kids ages 8 and up based on their age as of last July 31! Register for the same level your child played in the fall. Mail in registration only for spring. Thank you! ...Read more...
·Information provided by Nadine Maierhofer: Watch t
Information provided by Nadine Maierhofer: Watch the Park Board's Website (senecaparkrecreation.com under "special events" tab) for upcoming information on the Peoria Rivermen Trip! If interested please email Nadine @ nadinemm@senecaparkrecreation.com ...Read more...
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS WRESTLING LEAGUE Contact 815-617-2681 Bill Hamby for information senecairishcadets.wrestling@yahoo.com SOCCER LEAGUE 815-302-5745 Valerie Arwood WWW.SENECAYOUTHSOCCER.ORG Indoor Soccer League Dan Jackson ...Read more...
·LUNCH WITH FRIENDS 2017 SCHEDULE January 25 Februa
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS 2017 SCHEDULE January 25 February 22 March 29 April 26 May 31 June 28 July 26 August 30 September 27 October 25 November & December—No Luncheon ...Read more...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2017 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: 1. James Applebee 2. Scott Holman 3. Harry Kosters 4. George Lamboley 5. Ray Meglan ...Read more...
·Crotty Park Reservation Information
Seneca residents may reserve the shelter for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. for a charge of $25.00; non-resident fee is $50.00 If you choose to use the kitchen, the fee is an additional $50.00 for village residents ($25.00 dep ...Read more...
·E-mail Billing for your Water/Sewer Account
December 1, 2016 RE: E-Main Billing Capability The Village is now offering to e-mail your water/sewer billing in addition to receiving the post card version. The e-mailed billing will be sent a few days in advance and will come from the clerk’s e-mai ...Read more...
·Walkers and Talkers meet again!!!!
Information provided by Margaret Grober: "Walkers and Talkers" have begun at the West Campus...this group walks and talks then has coffee together!! Starts at 8:00am, first and third Thursdays of each month starting October and through the spring For ...Read more...
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