The Village of Rantoul operates as a "home rule" community, which allows the mayor and six other trustees the ability to tailor government policies to meet the unique needs and concerns of the town. The mayor and trustees are charged with creating a vision for the community, while the village administrator and department heads are responsible for implementing programs to make the vision a reality.
Residents of Rantoul enjoy some of the lowest taxes and utility rates in central Illinois, while receiving one of the most comprehensive packages of programs and services anywhere in the area. The Village owns its own electric system, which supplies safe, affordable power to homes and businesses throughout the community. The Village-supported recreation programs, yard waste collection, and other services make Rantoul one of the nicest places to live in the entire midwest.
The mayor and trustees of Rantoul are elected to staggered four-year terms, while the administrator and department heads are all appointed. Department heads include: Aviation and Economic Development Director, Community Development Director, Comptroller, Internal Services Director, Emergency Services Coordinator, Fire Chief, Village Inspector, Police Chief, Public Works Director, Recreation Department Superintendent, and Street Department Superintendent.
The Village Board meets as a committee of the whole the first Tuesday of each month, and formal board meetings are held the second Tuesday. All meetings are held in the Municipal building at 333 South Tanner Street. Copies of board agendas are available several days before the meetings. For more information on Village services and programs, call 893-1661 or visit their site on the world wide web.
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