The City of Tuscola is governed by elected representatives from 4 city wards. Each ward elects 2 representatives to the City Council on staggered 4 year terms. The elected City Council is responsible for the legislative function of the local government. They perform this function by passing laws, or ordinances, which govern the city.
NOTICE - NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR CONSOLIDATED ELECTION
Beginning September 22, 2020, nominating petitions for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election may be obtained at Tuscola City Hall, 214 N. Main, Tuscola, IL. The mayor, city clerk, and one council seat from each of Wards I, II, III, and IV will be elected for a four-year term. One council seat from each of Wards I and IV will be elected for a two-year term to complete the remainder of a four-year term. Nominating petitions must be filed at Tuscola City Hall, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning December 14, 2020 through December 18, 2020, and on December 21, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Tuscola
City Council Meetings
City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 PM. If a city recognized holiday falls on a second or fourth Monday, the meeting is scheduled for the next business day. Meetings are held at Tuscola City Hall, 214 N Main ST. City Council meetings are open and accessible to members of the public. Additionally, the City Council has approved an ordinance regulating public comment at public meetings, which provides additional methods of addressing the City Council in open meeting.
If you wish to request time on the City Council Agenda, please return this form before noon on the Friday before the meeting.
Regular meeting agendas are posted on Friday before scheduled Monday meetings, special meetings are posted as soon as available.
City Council minutes are posted after they receive council approval, and are entered into the City records by the Mayor and the Clerk. This typically occurs at the next scheduled meeting.
City Council Members by Ward
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Alan R. Shoemaker has served continuously since 2010. His current term is set to expire in April 2021.
City Council Subcommittees
The City Council works in smaller subcommittees in order to efficiently study issues in-depth. Subcommittees make recommendations, on issues they have studied, to the full City Council for final votes on issues. Subcommittee assignments are made by the Mayor.
Finance & Administration Committee
The Finance & Administration Committee is responsible for oversight of the administration department, including budgeting, appropriations, property tax levy, bond issuance, personnel, benefits and insurance. There are no regularly scheduled meetings of the Finance & Adminstration Committee, however, as meetings are necessary, notices and agendas will be posted here.
Members: Juanita Brace & Terra Waldrop
Community Development & Planning Committee
The Community Development & Planning Committee is responsible for oversight of the building inspection department and economic development and future planning activities of the City. This includes zoning, subdivision review, special use permits and variances, and construction codes.
Members: Mayor Daniel Kleiss, Scott Day, Tim Hoey & Alan Shoemaker
Public Works Committee
The Public Works Committee is responsible for oversight of the Street, Parks, Sewer, and Water Departments, the solid waste program, recycling, franchise agreements, public buildings, property and rights of way, and water and sewer service rates. There are no regularly scheduled meetings of the Public Works Committee, however, as meetings are necessary, notices and agendas will be posted here.
Members: Troy Rund & Alan Shoemaker
Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee is responsible for oversight of the Police and Fire Departments, ambulance service, animal control, abandoned properties and nuisance enforcement. There are no regularly scheduled meetings of the Public Safety Committee, however, as meetings are necessary, notices and agendas will be posted here.
Members: Mike Morris & Dave Slaughter
The City of Tuscola's Council Members have worked hard alongside many others to create a Comprehensive Plan for the City. This plan is a guiding document used to make everyday decisions.