City Clerk

Bennewitz_Kelli

Kelli R. Bennewitz

 

Phone: 309/345-3610
Fax: 309/344-0154
Email: kbennewi@ci.galesburg.il.us
 
55 West Tompkins Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
 
Term: 2013-2017

 

City Clerk Office Staff:

  • Ericka Gillenwater, Deputy City Clerk (309/345-3611)
  • Abra Slagel, Account Clerk I (309/345-3612)
  • Wendy Barnes, Secretary I (309/345-3600)

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for keeping the official records of the City. This includes all of the minutes, ordinances, contracts, and resolutions. We maintain custody, control, filing, and storage of all these records and other written and recorded documents and materials pertaining to the operation of the City.

The City Clerk attends and takes the minutes of the regular City Council meetings, Special City Council meetings, Public Hearings, Executive Session meetings and Township meetings. The Clerk also serves as the secretary for the Police Pension Board, as well as keeping the minutes and all of the records for the retired firefighters and police pensioners.

The City Clerk's office keeps records for Linwood and East Linwood Cemeteries. All lots and other burial transactions are handled by the City Clerk's office. Deeds are prepared through our office and staff maintains all deed books. All Scattering Garden Records are also maintained by our office. These records are not only used for burial purposes but also genealogy records. The City Clerk's office maintains an excellent working relationship with the Cemetery Sexton as we work together on a daily basis.

One of our main philosophies is to continue to provide prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable service to our customers and to continue to ensure proper implementation of the law, and provide effective access to official records and distribution of information. We strive to maintain a professional office using modern technology, which in turn assists us in working efficiently while focusing on fiscal responsibility. We also keep up-to-date on changing laws, State Statues and legislation by focusing on continued education courses offered though MCI and IIMC.

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for maintaining a database of general contractors and electrical and heating contractors.  This information is provided to the general public and City inspectors. A database for rental property is also maintained in the Clerk’s office.  We work closely with the Fire Department and their Rental Property Inspection Program.

The City Clerk's Office keeps track of all of the Boards and Commissions and the terms of office and current membership.

 
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Local Events

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Feb
26
2% Foreign Fire Board 02/26/2018
Event's details
February 26, 2018
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Public Safety Building, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the 2% Foreign Fire Board and is open to the public.
 
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
 
Feb
26
City Council Work Session 02/26/2018
Event's details
February 26, 2018
Time:05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City Council Work Session.
 
(05:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
Mar
01
Community Relations Commission Meeting
Event's details
March 01, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Community Relations Commission and is open to the public.
 
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
 
Mar
05
City Council Meeting 03/05/2018
Event's details
March 05, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Galesburg City Council and is open to the public. Watch the meeting live on the City website's streaming video link or on Comcast channel 7.
 
(06:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
 
Mar
06
Facade Advisory Commission 3/6/18
Event's details
March 06, 2018
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Facade Advisory Commission and open to the public
 
(09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
 
Mar
06
Landmark Commission 3/6/2018
Event's details
March 06, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Landmark Commission and open to the public.
 
(06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)
 
Mar
08
Youth Commission 03/08/2018
Event's details
March 08, 2018
Time:04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesbug, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Youth Commission and open to the public.
 
(04:30 PM - 05:30 PM)
 
Mar
08
Overall Code Review Commission 03/08/2018
Event's details
March 08, 2018
Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Overall Code Review Commission and open to the public.
 
(05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
 
Mar
12
Tree Commission Meeting 03/12/2018
Event's details
March 12, 2018
Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: 1st Floor of City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Tree Commission and is open to the public.
 
(05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
 
Mar
14
Public Transportation Advisory Commission 3/14/2018
Event's details
March 14, 2018
Time:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Galesburg Transit, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory Commission and open to the public
 
(03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
Mar
19
City Council Meeting 03/19/2018
Event's details
March 19, 2018
Time:06:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Galesburg City Council and is open to the public. Watch the meeting live on the City website's streaming video link or on Comcast channel 7.
 
(06:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
 
Mar
20
Planning and Zoning Commission 3/20/2018
Event's details
March 20, 2018
Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission and open to the public.
 
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
 
 
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