Slideshow image
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

Be sure to follow us on

facebook twitter

Contact us at: clerk1@mailseneca.org

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.

an image
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

an image
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  


an image
VILLAGE CODE

The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 18-01 passed January 2, 2018

Please follow this link:
Online Village Code


an image
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.
Click here for directions.

 
 

Current temperature  Click for Seneca, Illinois Forecast
Online Payments
Pay you fees here online.
Pay Here!
Nixle Alert System
Nixle Alert System
Sign up Here!
Upcoming Events (30 days)
4 /26 · Packs for Pals Fundraiser Info
Packs for Pals Fundraiser Info

Packs for Pals is hosting a "Prep - Freeze - Cook" family meals event. Forms are available at Seneca Village Hall, also on the Packs for Pals Facebook page. You can place an order for a family size set which feeds 4-5 people, or an individual set (feeds 1-2) and here are the ten meals that you will receive: creamy Italian Chicken, Mexican Pasta Bake, Root Beer Pulled Pork, Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes, Buffalo Chicken Wraps, Cheddar Bacon Burgers, Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts, Honey BBQ Pork Chops, Taco Wraps and Spaghetti Bake. Cost is $80.80 for an individual set or $161.60 for a family set. For more information, please call Our Savior's Lutheran Church or Jennifer Peddicord
When: 4/26/2018  ·  2:30 pm
Where:
5 /1 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting tonight at 7:00 pm Village Hall. For questions, or if you wish to be included on the agenda please call (815) 357-8771
When: 5/1/2018  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /2 · Adult Craft At Seneca Public Library
Adult Craft At Seneca Public Library

On May 2nd at 1:00 pm at Seneca Public Library, join in on the adult craft fun! You'll be making your own framed mirror with rolled, recycled magazine pages. Call 815-357-6566 for details
When: 5/2/2018  ·  1:00 pm
Where:
5 /5 · Neighborhood BBQ at Ace Hardware!
Neighborhood BBQ at Ace Hardware!

Gather around at your Seneca ACE for food and fun May 5th from 11am-2pm! We will be hosting our Neighborhood B-B-Q Fest right in our very own parking lot! Come see how our grills work and get amazing deals on grilling products! We will also have fun festivities for the kids and adults alike! You don't want to miss this event! Kid Friendly
When: 5/5/2018  ·  11:00 am
Where:
5 /5 · Fishing Derby for Kids
Fishing Derby for Kids

Catfish and bluegills will be stocked just in time for the sixth annual Free Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at the Seneca Land Lab (AG Farm) Pond, 2776 E. 28th Road. Only kids 12 years of age and younger from Seneca, Mazon and Milton Pope grade schools can begin registering at 9:30 a.m. for the event that runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The derby is sponsored every year by the Seneca Park and Recreation Board. Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be provided to all registered kids who will be fishing for native large-mouth bass and bluegill. On Friday, May 4, 500 pounds of catfish and 600 pounds of hybrid bluegill will be added to the pond. After weigh-ins, all fish will be released. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing pole. Fishing gear will be provided if necessary but it should be returned by the end of the day. Buckets provided to hold all the caught fish for weigh-ins and those should also be returned for use next year. All catches will be registered. If needed, bait and/or tackle (nite crawlers and wax worms) will be provided. With the exception of minnows, all bait, except minnows, are allowed and any unused bait should be returned at the end of the derby. There is a take-home limit of five catfish and ten bluegill. Prizes will be awarded at 2:00 p.m.: First fish caught by a girl or boy and largest fish with the heaviest weight of 2.5 catfish; and two to ten bluegills. Coordinator George Oswald stated a rain date of Sunday, May 6 is scheduled with the same times and at the same place. Oswald also thanked the Seneca High School AG Department and Seneca High School Fishing Club for all their assistance. For more information on the Free Youth Fishing Derby, call George Oswald at 815-357-6462.
When: 5/5/2018  ·  9:30 am
Where:
5 /6 · rain date for Park Board Kids Fishing Derby
rain date for Park Board Kids Fishing Derby

Catfish and bluegills will be stocked just in time for the sixth annual Free Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 5th at the Seneca Land Lab (AG Farm) Pond, 2776 E. 28th Road. Only kids 12 years of age and younger from Seneca, Mazon and Milton Pope grade schools can begin registering at 9:30 a.m. for the event that runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The derby is sponsored every year by the Seneca Park and Recreation Board. Hot dogs, chips and lemonade will be provided to all registered kids who will be fishing for native large-mouth bass and bluegill. On Friday, May 4, 500 pounds of catfish and 600 pounds of hybrid bluegill will be added to the pond. After weigh-ins, all fish will be released. Each child must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own fishing pole. Fishing gear will be provided if necessary but it should be returned by the end of the day. Buckets provided to hold all the caught fish for weigh-ins and those should also be returned for use next year. All catches will be registered. If needed, bait and/or tackle (nite crawlers and wax worms) will be provided. With the exception of minnows, all bait, except minnows, are allowed and any unused bait should be returned at the end of the derby. There is a take-home limit of five catfish and ten bluegill. Prizes will be awarded at 2:00 p.m.: First fish caught by a girl or boy and largest fish with the heaviest weight of 2.5 catfish; and two to ten bluegills. Coordinator George Oswald stated a rain date of Sunday, May 6 is scheduled with the same times and at the same place. Oswald also thanked the Seneca High School AG Department and Seneca High School Fishing Club for all their assistance. For more information on the Free Youth Fishing Derby, call George Oswald at 815-357-6462.
When: 5/6/2018  ·  
Where:
5 /9 · Village Plan Commission Meeting
Village Plan Commission Meeting

Everyone invited to the monthly Plan Commission Meeting held at Seneca Village Hall, 7:00 pm -- for any questions, please contact Chairman Tom Justice at (815) 545-2443
When: 5/9/2018  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /10 · Family Movie Night at Seneca Public Library
Family Movie Night at Seneca Public Library

The movie for family movie night will be announced at a later date -- the event is May 10th at 5:00 pm please call the library at 357-6566 for details
When: 5/10/2018  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
5 /12 · Tea With Me event at Seneca Public Library
Tea With Me event at Seneca Public Library

Children are invited to join the Seneca Library staff and bring their favorite adults to a special Mother's Day Tea Time event. It will be a memorable afternoon of assorted beverages, finger foods, sweet treats and crafts! Call 815-357-6566 for details...this event will fall on Saturday, May 12th at 11:00 am
When: 5/12/2018  ·  11:00 am
Where:
5 /15 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall

Everyone invited to the Seneca Village Council meeting tonight at 7:00 pm Village Hall. For questions, or if you wish to be included on the agenda please call (815) 357-8771
When: 5/15/2018  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /15 · Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library
Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library

Seneca Public Library is hosting an Adult Lunch & Movie event on Tuesday, May 15th at noon "Just Getting Started" will play...give them a call at 815-357-6566 for details
When: 5/15/2018  ·  12:00 pm
Where:
5 /15 · Village Park Board Meeting
Village Park Board Meeting

Everyone invited to the monthly Park Board Meeting held at Seneca Village Hall, 6:00 pm -- for any questions, please contact Chairman Fran Kasten at (815) 357-8816
When: 5/15/2018  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
5 /19 · Village Wide Garage Sale Event
Village Wide Garage Sale Event

For information, contact Sara Fox at (815) 228-3376
When: 5/19/2018  ·  
Where:
5 /20 · Village Wide Garage Sale Event
Village Wide Garage Sale Event

For Information, please contact Sara Fox 815-228-3376
When: 5/20/2018  ·  
Where:
5 /21 · Seneca Port Authority Meeting
Seneca Port Authority Meeting


When: 5/21/2018  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /24 · One Young Soldier Author Event at Seneca Library
One Young Soldier Author Event at Seneca Library

Gary DeRigne served in Vietnam as an infantry rifleman and platoon sergeant with the 1st Calvary Division, and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Air Metal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge, among other decorations. Gary will be at Seneca Library to discuss the Vietnam War and his book "One Young Soldier" - copies of the book will be sold at the event, watch the Library's webpage and facebook page for additional details...
When: 5/24/2018  ·  6:00 pm
Where:


Full Calendar

News & Notes
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
sport contact list ...Read more...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2018 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: ...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...
·Park Board Kids Fishing Derby
Catfish and bluegills will be stocked just in time for the sixth annual Free Youth Fishing Derby scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at the Seneca Land Lab (AG Farm) Pond, 2776 E. 28th Road. Only kids 12 years of age and younger from Seneca, Mazon and Milton P ...Read more...
·Main Street/Route 170 Information
Route 170/Main Street road repairs are the responsibility of IDOT. Please report potholes, and/or repairs needed directly to Amy Clark, Secretary of Operations at (815) 434-8417. Amy's hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F but she has assured us that there is a ...Read more...
·Village Zoning Related Questions
For Village zoning related questions, please contact our ZEO Frank Hall directly ...Read more...
·Village Download Tab on Website Information
Several forms and/or information is available on the Village Download Tab ...Read more...
·Foreclosure Notices
All foreclosure notices are kept in the office of the Seneca Village Clerk and are available if anyone wishes to have copies through the Freedom of Information Act. ...Read more...
·Seneca Piano Lessons...
I have just a few openings left for piano or vocal students in my home music studio in Seneca. I provide individualized instruction with an emphasis on technique and theory. I love seeing students build confidence and grow as musicians. I have taught a ...Read more...
Contact us at: clerk1@mailseneca.org
Copyright 2007-2014, Village of Seneca
Visitors: 541948

Website Designed and Hosted by Applebee Computer Services

Village Logos designed by Jason Kirkpatrick of Design Fidelity
Additional photos and assistance by Phyllis & Richard Natanek of LPC Studios, Alaina Marik, Micheal Ellis, Bob Lyon of Lyon's Photography,
Jeff Robinson of Jeffrey Allen Photography