Open Government - City of Galena

Open Government

The Illinois Policy Institute has created a Ten-Point Transparency Checklist to hold government and elected officials accountable to the citizens and taxpayers, providing a "best practices" framework intended to improve government transparency throughout the State of Illinois.  The following information addresses each of the ten points in an attempt to make our City of Galena government open and transparent. 
 

1.  Elected and Administrative Officials 

 
 
 
 

 

2.  Meeting Information
  

City Council Meeting Information

City Council Agendas and Meeting Packets

City Council Meeting Minutes

 
 

3.  Public Records

Learn more about requesting City of Galena public records and information by clicking here.
 
Illinois Freedom of Information Act
FOIA Officer
Mary Beth Hyde, City Clerk
City Hall
101 Green Street
Galena, Illinois 61036

P  815.777.1050
F  815.777.3083
 
 

4.  Budgets

The City of Galena current year operating budget and the budgets for the prior four years may be viewed through the following links.
 

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

  

5.  Financial Audits

The City of Galena Annual Financial Report (audit) for each of the past five years may be viewed through the following links.
 

Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Financial Report

 

6.  Expenditures

All expenditures made by the City of Galena for the past five fiscal years may be viewed through the following links.
   

Fiscal Year 2016 Treasurer's Report

Fiscal Year 2015 Treasurer's Report

Fiscal Year 2014 Treasurer's Report

Fiscal Year 2013 Treasurer's Report

Fiscal Year 2012 Treasurer's Report

 
7.  Salary and Benefits

The Total Compensation Reports listed below are provided to comply with Public Act 97-0609, effective January 1, 2012. The City of Galena has opted to provide greater disclosure than is specifically required by this Act.  The total compensation package of all full-time employees is provided.

 

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Total Compensation Package: All Employees

Fiscal Year 2017-18 Total Compensation Package: All Employees

Fiscal Year 2016-17 Total Compensation Package: All Employees

Fiscal Year 2015-16 Total Compensation Package: All Employees

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Total Compensation Package: All Employees


8.  Contracts

The City of Galena has unionized employees and non-union employees.  The current and immediately prior collective bargaining contracts between the City of Galena and the two employee unions may be viewed through the links below.   
 

Current Public Works Teamsters Contract: May 1, 2017-April 30, 2021

Current Police Officers and Sergeants Fraternal Order of the Police Contract: May 1, 2016-April 30, 2020

Public Works Teamsters Contract:  May 1, 2013-April 30, 2017

Police Officers and Sergeants Fraternal Order of the Police Contract: May 1, 2009-April 30, 2012

City of Galena Employee Manual
 

 
The City of Galena enters into contracts for services with third parties.  The service contracts of $25,000 or more for each of the past five years may be viewed through the links below.  

 

Fiscal Year 2016

Water and Waste Water Operations Service Contract

Refuse Collection Service Contract

Recycling Collection Service Contract

 

Fiscal Year 2015

Water and Waste Water Operations Service Contract

Refuse Collection Service Contract

Recycling Collection Service Contract

 

Fiscal Year 2014

Water and Waste Water Operations Service Contract

Refuse Collection Service Contract

Recycling Collection Service Contract 

 

Fiscal Year 2013

 

Fiscal Year 2012

 

 

The City of Galena publicly advertises in the Galena Gazette for bids and proposals for public works, professional services, other services, and purchases.  Current bid and/or proposal requests (if any) are listed below. 

 

9.  Lobbying

The City of Galena has not engaged any lobbyist, paid or unpaid, for more than the past five years.

The City of Galena belongs to or is affiliated with organizations that may or may not conduct lobbying. The city has been a member of the following organizations during one or more of the past five years. 
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • International City Management Association
  • Illinois City Management Association
  • Illinois Chiefs of Police Association
  • Northwestern Illinois Municipal Clerks Association
  • Municipal Clerks of Illinois
  • International Institute of Municipal Clerks
  • Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Northwest Criminal Justice Commission
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Alert Systems (ILEAS)
  • Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC)
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute
  • Law Enforcement Support Organization (LESO) - federal military surplus organization
  • Jo Daviess County Juvenile Justice Commission
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC
  • Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
  • International Code Council (ICC)   
  • ILLOWA Chapter of International Code Council
  • Illinois Mechanical Inspectors Association  
  • Landmarks Illinois  
  • American Public Works Association
  • Project Management Institute
  • Illinois Professional Land Surveyor’s Association
  • Illinois Firefighters Association
  • International Fire Chiefs Association
  • Illinois Fire Chiefs Association
  • National Fire Protection Agency

 
10.  Taxes and Fees                          

Current City of Galena Taxes and Tax Rates

City of Galena Property Tax Rates and Property Tax Ordinance

Current Fiscal Year Revenue Sources

Current Fee Schedule

 

The City of Galena
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Galena, Il 61036
T 815.777.1050
F 815.777.3083
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The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement. Click here for a short video about Galena’s unique lifestyle.
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