Freedom of Information Policy
It is the policy of the City of Tuscola to provide public access to information and records in accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., hereinafter the “Act.”)
The City of Tuscola is a home-rule municipality of 4,480 citizens, according to the 2010 census. Located in Douglas County in East Central Illinois, the City of Tuscola provides police and fire protection, street and park maintenance, building and electrical inspection, water and sanitary sewer utilities, a tourism office, a municipal library, and a municipal swimming pool. Please see the attached organizational chart for more detailed information.
The City has 25 full-time employees, 11 part-time employees, approximately 30 paid-on-call firefighters, and approximately 25 summer-seasonal employees each year. The FY 2017 total operating budget is $6,720,778.
The location and phone numbers of the City’s offices are listed below. Each address is in Tuscola, Illinois 61953.
The City of Tuscola maintains public records in accordance with the attached list of records by type and category. The public may inspect public records of the City of Tuscola at City Hall between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The public may also request information and public records by writing to City Hall, attn: Freedom of Information Officer, at the address above. Written requests may also be made by fax to 217-253-5026 or by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal requests may be accepted, but the City reserves the right to require any request to be made in writing. The designated Freedom of Information Officers are City Administrator J. Drew Hoel and City Treasurer Alta Long.
The City may charge a fee of $0.15 per page for copies in excess of 50 black and white, letter or legal sized pages per day. Additionally, the City may charge a fee equal to the actual cost of production of copies in a different size or format or in color, and may also charge a fee equal to the actual cost of the recording medium (disc, diskette, flash drive, etc.) when records are requested and provided in an electronic format. The City may consider requests for waivers or reductions of fees if the request is made in the public interest (if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.) 5 ILCS 140/6
The City shall grant or deny a request for access to information or records within 5 business days of receipt of the request, unless the time for response is properly extended under Section 3 (e) of the Act. As an exception to the foregoing, the City shall grant or deny a request for access to information or records made for a commercial purpose within 21 working days.
Annual Working Budgets
City of Tuscola FY 2017 Budget.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2016 Budget.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2015 Budget.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2014 Budget.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2013 Budget.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2012 Budget.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2011 Budget.pdf
Annual Audited Financial Statements
City of Tuscola FY 2016 Audit Management Letter
City of Tuscola Audited Financial Report FY 2016
City of Tuscola FY 2015 Audit Management Letter
City of Tuscola Annual Audited Financial Report FY 2015
City of Tuscola Annual Audited Financial Report FY 2014.pdf
City of Tuscola Annual Audited Financial Report FY 2013.pdf
City of Tuscola Annual Audited Financial Report FY 2012.pdf
City of Tuscola Annual Audited Financial Report FY 2011.pdf
City of Tuscola Annual Audited Financial Report FY 2010.pdf
Annual Treasurer’s Reports
City of Tuscola FY 2016 Treasurer Report.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2015 Treasurer Report.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2014 Treasurer Report.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2013 Treasurer Report.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2012 Treasurer Report.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2011 Treasurer Report.pdf
City of Tuscola FY 2010 Treasurer Report.pdf
The City of Tuscola has three Tax Increment Financing Districts. We report the activities of those districts to the Illinois Comptroller on an annual basis. Please click the link below to search for Tuscola TIF reports.