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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Jun
25
2% Foreign Fire Board 06/25/2018
Event's details
June 25, 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)
 
Jun
25
City Council Work Session 06/25/2018
Event's details
June 25, 2018
Time:05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

City Council Work Session.
 
(05:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
Jun
26
Golf Advisory Commission Meeting 06/26/2018
Event's details
June 26, 2018
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)
 
Jun
26
Emergency Telephone Systems Board (E.T.S.B.) Special Meeting 06/26/2018
Event's details
June 26, 2018
Time:08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location: Public Safety Building, Galesburg, IL -IL

A special meeting for the E.T.S.B. will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 8 a.m. and is open to the public.
 
(08:00 AM - 09:00 AM)
 
Jul
02
City Council Meeting 07/02/2018
Event's details
July 02, 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)
 
Jul
03
Facade Advisory Commission 07/03/2018
Event's details
July 03, 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)
 
Jul
03
Landmark Commission 07/03/2018
Event's details
July 03, 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)
 
Jul
05
Community Relations Commission Meeting
Event's details
July 05, 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)
 
Jul
09
Tree Commission Meeting 07/09/2018
Event's details
July 09, 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)
 
Jul
11
Public Transportation Advisory Commission 07/11/2018
Event's details
July 11, 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)
 
Jul
12
Youth Commission 07/12/2018
Event's details
July 12, 2018
Time:04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Youth Commission and open to the public
 
(04:30 PM - 05:30 PM)
 
Jul
12
Overall Code Review Commission 07/12/2018
Event's details
July 12, 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)
 
Jul
16
City Council Meeting 07/16/2018
Event's details
July 16, 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)
 
 
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