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Seneca Village Hall ~ 340 N. Cash St., Seneca, IL 61360 ~  Open Mon-Fri  from 8:00am to 4:00pm  
Phone: (815) 357-8771 ~ Fax: (815) 357-8772  ~ Email: clerk1@mailseneca.org

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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)
5 /27 · Pie Sale
Pie Sale

Dora Hawk would like you all to know that the United Methodist Pie Sale will be on May 27th starting at 8:00 am (until all pies are sold) in front of Gleason's in downtown Marseilles.....
When: 5/27/2017  ·  8:00 am
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5 /29 · Memorial Day Ceremony
Memorial Day Ceremony

For Questions about the Memorial Day Ceremony, please contact Jamie Olson
When: 5/29/2017  ·  
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5 /29 · Memorial Day Holiday - Observed
Memorial Day Holiday - Observed


When: 5/29/2017  ·  
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5 /31 · Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church
Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church


When: 5/31/2017  ·  12:00 pm
Where:
6 /1 · 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: 6/1/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
6 /3 · "Packs for Pals" lunch
"Packs for Pals" lunch

Information provided by Kris Zierke (Our Saviors Lutheran Church) Lunch benefiting "Packs for Pals" will be on June 3rd from 10:30 am - 1:00 pm at Our Saviors, 300 East Union Street, Seneca. (free will offering)
When: 6/3/2017  ·  10:30 am
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6 /3 · Village Wide Garage Sale Event
Village Wide Garage Sale Event

Call Rebecca Applebee to be included on the map 815-228-2445
When: 6/3/2017  ·  7:00 am
Where:
6 /6 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall


When: 6/6/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
6 /9 · Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard
Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard

Village Clean Up Days will be held at Olson's Salvage Yard, Route 6 on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. For questions on this event, contact Commissioner Jeff Olson at (815) 228-7488
When: 6/9/2017  ·  8:00 am
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6 /10 · Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard
Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard

Village Clean Up event at Olson's Salvage Yard, Route 6 -- for information on this event, please contact Commissioner Jeff Olson at (815) 228-7488 Event is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
When: 6/10/2017  ·  8:00 am
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6 /14 · Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall
Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall


When: 6/14/2017  ·  7:00 pm
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6 /20 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall


When: 6/20/2017  ·  7:00 pm
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6 /20 · Park Board Meeting - Village Hall
Park Board Meeting - Village Hall


When: 6/20/2017  ·  6:00 pm
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6 /21 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

Please consider volunteering your time to set up and tear down the festival this year... for any festival related questions, contact Renee McKinney at (815) 795-7573 Save the date! Festival will fall June 21st through June 24th
When: 6/21/2017  ·  
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6 /22 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

Please consider volunteering your time to set up and tear down the festival this year... for any festival related questions, contact Renee McKinney at (815) 795-7573 Save the date! Festival will fall June 21st through June 24th
When: 6/22/2017  ·  
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6 /23 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

Please consider volunteering your time to set up and tear down the festival this year... for any festival related questions, contact Renee McKinney at (815) 795-7573 Save the date! Festival will fall June 21st through June 24th
When: 6/23/2017  ·  
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6 /24 · Seneca Shipyard Festival
Seneca Shipyard Festival

Please consider volunteering your time to set up and tear down the festival this year... for any festival related questions, contact Renee McKinney at (815) 795-7573 Save the date! Festival will fall June 21st through June 24th
When: 6/24/2017  ·  
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Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Information provided by Kris Zierke: "Packs for Pa
·Quality Water Report for 2016
Please click on this link to access the 2016 water report ...Read more...
·Village Clean Up Event at Olson's Salvage Yard
Any senior citizens and/or disabled residents wishing to participate in the Village Clean Up Event, please contact Village Hall to put your name/address on a list -- this event is Friday, June 9th and 10th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Olson's Salvage Yard. ...Read more...
·July Seneca Tire Collection Event
Grundy County is working in conjunction with Seneca to provide a recycle event ...Read more...
·Did you know that there is a CUB Scout Group??
CUB Scouting is alive in Seneca.... ...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...
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