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: 2017-2021

 

City Clerk Office Staff:

  • Ericka Welch, 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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Jul
07
Facade Advisory Committee 7/7/2020
Event's details
July 07, 2020
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)
 
Jul
07
Landmark Commission 07/07/2020
Event's details
July 07, 2020
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Landmark Commission and open to the public.
 
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
 
Jul
09
Community Relations Commission Meeting
Event's details
July 09, 2020
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
Overall Code Review Commission 07/09/2020
Event's details
July 09, 2020
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
09
Galesburg Youth Commission 07/9/2020
Event's details
July 09, 2020
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
09
Public Transportation Advisory Commission 07/09/2020
Event's details
July 09, 2020
Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location: Transit Maintenance Facility, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory commission and open to the public.
 
(01:00 PM - 02:00 PM)
 
Jul
13
Tree Commission Meeting 07/13/2020
Event's details
July 13, 2020
Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 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.
 
(04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)
 
Jul
20
City Council Meeting 07/20/2020
Event's details
July 20, 2020
Time:05:30 PM - 09:30 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.
 
(05:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
Jul
21
Planning and Zoning Commission 7/21/2020
Event's details
July 21, 2020
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)
 
Jul
28
Golf Advisory Commission Meeting 07/28/2020
Event's details
July 28, 2020
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)
 
Aug
03
City Council Meeting 08/03/2020
Event's details
August 03, 2020
Time:05:30 PM - 09:30 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.
 
(05:30 PM - 09:30 PM)
 
Aug
04
Facade Advisory Committee 8/4/2020
Event's details
August 04, 2020
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)
 
Aug
04
Landmark Commission 08/04/2020
Event's details
August 04, 2020
Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: City Hall, Galesburg, IL -IL

This is the regular meeting of the Landmark Commission and open to the public.
 
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)
 
Aug
06
Community Relations Commission Meeting
Event's details
August 06, 2020
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)
 
 
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