The Town of Cicero is a unique form of municipal-township government which has a strong, full-time Town President, a Town Clerk and a seven member Board of Trustees. Three of the seven trustees also serve as the full-time administrators of town departmentsthe Town Supervisor/Treasurer, the Town Assessor and the Town Collector. Meetings of the Town Board of Trustees, presided over by the Town President, are held the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
The goal of the Town of Cicero is to provide fair, efficient and polite service to each resident and business owner as quickly as possible. Innovative public safety initiatives, placed on the legislative fast track to accommodate their fiscal viability, are prepared on a continuous basis to protect the well-being of the citizenry and businesses seeking to locate or expand in Cicero. Businesses forced to endure a prolonged wait for government cooperation in other towns often come to Cicero seeking speed and efficiency, which translates into more jobs, more tax revenue and more activity in the Cicero business community.
For your convenience, the Town of Cicero is open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday at 4937 West 25th Street. Except for the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, the administrative offices of the Town Hall are closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The government is organized under the following departments along with a general description of their duties.
All departments can be reached by calling (708) 656-3600.
Cicero is the only town government in the state that is comprised of a President, Town Clerk, Collector, Supervisor Assessor and four trustees. More importantly, its residents feel close to its elected officials. And the officials are proud of the relationship they have with the residents.
An extensive list of governmental departments exists solely to improve the quality of life in the community. Many of these interact with each other, such as the departments of Public Works, Electric and Water, which are supplemented by Ciceros Forestry and Neighborhood departments. Community-sponsored education and health programs such as parental care, dental clinics, and preschool clinics also serve Cicero.
Ciceros firefighters and paramedic professionals are some of the most extensively trained personnel in the region. The Cicero Fire Department has three full-time paramedic units equipped with advanced life support systems and trained professionals.
Five strategically located stations are equipped with
a comprehensive inventory of modern equipment ready for use by approximately
seven dozen life-saving professionals. The department also focuses on
prevention as well as community training and programs
such as CPR and basic first aid education.
Ciceros neighborhoods are protected by a staff of more than 120 officers, who make sure that streets are safe. A well-trained police auxiliary team supports and supplements the full-time officers. The departments Officer Friendly Program teaches children ways to keep safe and procedures necessary in emergency situations.
A great government, police and fire protection have become the backbone of the community. Cicero residents can rely on the government to continue its exemplary record.
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