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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Oct
03
City Council Meeting 10/03/2016
Event's details
October 03, 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)
 
Oct
04
Facade Advisory Committee 10-4-16
Event's details
October 04, 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)
 
Oct
04
Landmark Commission 10-4-16
Event's details
October 04, 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)
 
Oct
10
Tree Commission Meeting 10/10/2016
Event's details
October 10, 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)
 
Oct
13
Public Transportation Advisory Commission 10-13-16
Event's details
October 13, 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 open to the public.
 
(03:00 PM - 04:00 PM)
 
Oct
13
Overall Code Review Commission 10-13-16
Event's details
October 13, 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 open to the public has been canceled.
 
(05:30 PM - 06:30 PM)
 
Oct
17
City Council Meeting 10/17/2016
Event's details
October 17, 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)
 
Oct
18
Facade Advisory Committee 10-18-16
Event's details
October 18, 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)
 
Oct
18
Planning and Zoning Commission 10-18-16
Event's details
October 18, 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 open to the public.
 
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)
 
Oct
20
Emergency Telephone Systems Board Meeting 10/20/2016
Event's details
October 20, 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)
 
Oct
24
2% Foreign Fire Board 10/24/2016
Event's details
October 24, 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)
 
Oct
24
City Council Work Session 10/24/2016
Event's details
October 24, 2016
Time:05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City Council Work Session.
 
(05:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
Oct
24
Board of Fire and Police Commission Meeting 10/17/2016-Rescheduled
Event's details
October 24, 2016
Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

The regular meeting of the Fire and Police Commission has been rescheduled for Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10 a.m.
 
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
Oct
24
Board of Fire and Police Commission Meeting 10/24/2016
Event's details
October 24, 2016
Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular scheduled meeting of the Fire and Police Commission and is open to the public.
 
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)
 
Oct
25
Golf Advisory Commission Meeting 10/25/2016
Event's details
October 25, 2016
Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: 1st floor of City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is a regular meeting of the Golf Advisory Commission and is open to the public.
 
(04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
 
 
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