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)
  • Brooke Heiser, 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

Calendar

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Feb
08
Tree Commission Meeting 02/08/2016
Event's details
February 08, 2016
Time:05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: Administration Conference Room, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Tree Commission and is open to the public.
 
(05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
 
Feb
11
Public Transportation Advisory Commission
Event's details
February 11, 2016
Time:03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Transit Maintenance Facility, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory Commission and is open to the public.
 
(03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
Feb
11
Overall Code Review Commission
Event's details
February 11, 2016
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 is open to the public.
 
(05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
 
Feb
15
City Council Meeting 02/15/2016
Event's details
February 15, 2016
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)
 
Feb
15
Board of Fire and Police Commission Meeting 02/15/2016
Event's details
February 15, 2016
Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Fire and Police Commission and is open to the public.
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
 
Feb
16
Facade Advisory Committee
Event's details
February 16, 2016
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Facade Advisory Committee and is open to the public.
 
(09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
 
Feb
16
Planning and Zoning Commission
Event's details
February 16, 2016
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 is open to the public.
 
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
 
Feb
18
Emergency Telephone Systems Board Meeting 02/18/2016
Event's details
February 18, 2016
Time:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Public Safety Building, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Emergency Telephone Systems Board (E.T.S.B.) and is open to the public.
 
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
 
Feb
22
2% Foreign Fire Board 02/22/2016
Event's details
February 22, 2016
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
29
City Council Work Session 02/29/2016
Event's details
February 29, 2016
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
Facade Advisory Committee
Event's details
March 01, 2016
Time:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Facade Advisory Committee and open to the public.
 
(09:30 AM - 10:30 AM)
 
Mar
01
Landmark Commission
Event's details
March 01, 2016
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
07
City Council Meeting 03/07/2016
Event's details
March 07, 2016
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)
 
 
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