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A MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

Hello from the Village of Seneca!

Welcome to Seneca, where you can "Find Your Connection".  Whether you are here to work, live or visit, the Village offers something for everyone!

Our Village is located approximately one hour from downtown Chicago; minutes from Interstate 80 and a short distance from Interstate 39.  Seneca is a river community that has several amenities...

The historic Illinois & Michigan Canal is located through the center of our downtown area.  The canal provides a great opportunity for photographers, hikers, joggers, nature lovers, bicyclists, snowmobilers and cross country skiers.  Adjacent to the canal is the Hogan Elevator which is the oldest remaining grain elevator and tours are provided through the Seneca Historical Guild, contact Village Hall for details.

The Village of Seneca also has a wonderful well-maintained community area named Crotty Park.  The park has two shelters, a baseball field, open grassy area and accomodates the disabled with handicapped parking and a paved sidewalk.  One area of interest is the Illinois LST (landing ship tank) memorial located at the flagpole in Crotty Park.  The granite memorial honors those who built and utilized the LST's during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  Seneca was chosen by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company as an operational shipyard from 1942-45.  Our Village has another landmark that I encourage you to visit...located on Route 170 across from the Seneca Library is the Veterans Memorial Wall monument.  The memorial honors all who have served their country during the various wars.

The Illinois River provides endless opportunities for family fun...the LST Memorial Boat Launch is free access to the river and includes courtesy docking, 2 lane launch ramps, picnic areas and three large shelters.  This area is currently open daily from 4:00am-10:00pm.  Stop by either our Crotty Park or the boat launch and enjoy a day of rest and relaxation...

There is more than one opportunity to become acquainted with the Village of Seneca, in addition to our newly updated website, we offer Facebook or Twitter.  Simply join us by clicking on the icons above, and become a fan...it is that simple!   Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you visit our community soon!

Sincerely,

David Spicer, Mayor

 


Thank You from the Village of Seneca

There are many people who make Seneca an enjoyable place to live and raise children. The Village Council would like to extend a sincere thank you to our own Police, Ambulance, EMA and Fire services. Also, thank you to all who volunteer their time to the various Seneca sport organizations, Festival Committee, Cruise Night Committee as well as the members who make up the several Boards for our community.

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VILLAGE COUNCIL
The Village Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7P.M. at Village Hall, Everyone welcome to attend!
Council Meeting
Agendas & Minutes
For more information, please contact Village Clerk Therese Russell at (815) 357-8771

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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Comprehensive planning is part of an ongoing growth management process that is needed to ensure effective implementation of a community's future vision and review of new development.
To find out more about the Village's Comprehensive Plan, contact Therese Russell, Village Clerk:
Seneca Comprehensive Plan  


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VILLAGE CODE

The Village of Seneca Code is now available online. 

This code was last updated to ordinance 16-09 passed November 15, 2016.

Please follow this link:
Online Village Code


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Where is Seneca, IL?

The Village of Seneca is approximately one hour from the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, downtown Chicago or both Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports. Interstate 80 is a few minutes from Seneca and Interstate 39 provides easy access to Bloomington, Rockford and Peoria. These three cities are all just over one hour drive time and offer major airports and large healthcare facilities.
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Upcoming Events (30 days)
4 /26 · Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church
Lunch With FriendsPotluck @Seneca Methodist Church


When: 4/26/2017  ·  12:00 pm
Where:
4 /27 · Fun Places we Loved Event at Seneca Library
Fun Places we Loved Event at Seneca Library

The Seneca Public Library would like you to know that bandleader and pop culture historian Steve Cooper presents a program of rare film and videos of places from our youth that no longer exist. You can see rare film of Chicago landmarks including Riverview Amusement Park, Trianon Ballroom, Edgewater Beach Hotel, Kiddieland and more. Steve will even play some ballroom songs on his trumpet and take audience requests on Thursday, April 27th at 6:00 pm For ages 16 and up. Please pre-register. 815-357-6566
When: 4/27/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
4 /29 · Village Wide Garage Sale Event
Village Wide Garage Sale Event

Call Sarah Fox for details on this event, or to sign up to be on the map! Sarah's number is 815-228-3376
When: 4/29/2017  ·  
Where:
4 /29 · Fried Chicken Dinner Event at St. Joseph's Church
Fried Chicken Dinner Event at St. Joseph's Church

St Joseph's Catholic Church in Marseilles would like to invite you to a fried chicken dinner on April 29th from 5 pm - 7 pm you can eat in or carry out. Adult price is $10.00 and kids 12 and under are $5.00. There will be raffles and a 50/50 drawing. For questions, call 815-795-2584 (200 Broadway Street, Marseilles)
When: 4/29/2017  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
4 /29 · Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Electronic Waste Recycling Event

Heidi Miller of Grundy County Land Use Department would like to announce there will be an electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 am - noon at the Grundy County Animal Control Facility, 310 DuPont Road, Morris, IL 60450. Fees will be charged for all TVs and CRT Monitors and Televisions are limited to two per vehicle. $20 per television and $10 per monitor required and they will accept cash ONLY. General electronics that will be accepted for free include: laptops printers computer towers fax machines scanners phones (cell/land line) PDA/MP3 players Call 815-941-3228 for information
When: 4/29/2017  ·  8:00 am
Where:
5 /2 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall


When: 5/2/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /4 · CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall
CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall

Please contact April Blair for information relating to CUB Scouts and/or meetings 815-687-0272
When: 5/4/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
5 /4 · The Library Strikes Back: A Star Wars Event
The Library Strikes Back: A Star Wars Event

The Seneca Public Library would like to invite you to step into the dark side, or join the rebellion as we celebrate everything Star Wars with our first ever Star Wars Reads Day with special guest appearances! Children are encouraged but not required to dress up. Space is limited, so registration is required. May the fourth be with you! All ages are welcome.
When: 5/4/2017  ·  5:00 pm
Where:
5 /10 · Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall
Plan Commission Meeting - Village Hall


When: 5/10/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /12 · Senior Citizen Luncheon at SGS
Senior Citizen Luncheon at SGS

Dianne Bushman of SGS would like to announce the following: The senior citizen luncheon at Seneca Grade School South Campus will be on Friday, May 12th -- student entertainment will begin at 11:00 am and lunch will be to follow. They will serve roasted turkey, stuffing/gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce and cinnamon roll coffee cake. Please RSVP to Seneca Grade School, Dianne Bushman 815-357-8744 ext 2161 by May 5th
When: 5/12/2017  ·  11:00 am
Where:
5 /16 · Park Board Meeting - Village Hall
Park Board Meeting - Village Hall


When: 5/16/2017  ·  6:00 pm
Where:
5 /16 · Village Council Meeting - Village Hall
Village Council Meeting - Village Hall


When: 5/16/2017  ·  7:00 pm
Where:
5 /16 · Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library
Adult Lunch & Movie Event at Seneca Public Library

"Jackie" with Natalie Portman will be playing at noon, please pre-register
When: 5/16/2017  ·  12:00 pm
Where:
5 /18 · CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall
CUB Scouts Meeting - Village Hall

Please contact April Blair for information relating to CUB Scouts and/or meetings 815-687-0272
When: 5/18/2017  ·  6:00 pm
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News & Notes
·FREE YOUTH FISHING DERBY SPONSORED BY THE SENECA P
FREE YOUTH FISHING DERBY SPONSORED BY THE SENECA PARK & RECREATION BOARD Hot Dogs/Chips/Lemonade provided by Park & Recreation Board for each registered participant Saturday, May 6th from 10am – 2pm Rain Date: Sunday, May 7th from 10am – 2pm AGES 12 AND ...Read more...
·Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Heidi Miller of Grundy County Land Use Department would like to announce there will be an electronic waste recycling event on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 am - noon at the Grundy County Animal Control Facility, 310 DuPont Road, Morris, IL 60450. Fees ...Read more...
·The United Methodist Church of Seneca would like t
The United Methodist Church of Seneca would like to announce that they are looking for someone to play the piano for their church services. If interested, please contact Steve at (815) 228-7500 ...Read more...
·July Seneca Tire Collection Event
Grundy County is working in conjunction with Seneca to provide a recycle event ...Read more...
·Did you know that there is a CUB Scout Group??
CUB Scouting is alive in Seneca.... ...Read more...
·Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS
Provided by various community members IRISH CADETS WRESTLING LEAGUE Contact 815-617-2681 Bill Hamby for information senecairishcadets.wrestling@yahoo.com SOCCER LEAGUE 815-302-5745 Valerie Arwood WWW.SENECAYOUTHSOCCER.ORG Indoor Soccer League Dan Jackson ...Read more...
·LUNCH WITH FRIENDS 2017 SCHEDULE January 25 Februa
LUNCH WITH FRIENDS 2017 SCHEDULE January 25 February 22 March 29 April 26 May 31 June 28 July 26 August 30 September 27 October 25 November & December—No Luncheon ...Read more...
·Open Meeting Act Compensation Package Information
2017 Open Meeting Act Total Compensation Packages Exceeding $75,000.00 per Year Include: 1. James Applebee 2. Scott Holman 3. Harry Kosters 4. George Lamboley 5. Ray Meglan ...Read more...
·Crotty Park Reservation Information
Seneca residents may reserve the shelter for family reunions, graduation parties, birthday parties, etc. for a charge of $25.00; non-resident fee is $50.00 If you choose to use the kitchen, the fee is an additional $50.00 for village residents ($25.00 dep ...Read more...
·E-mail Billing for your Water/Sewer Account
December 1, 2016 RE: E-Main Billing Capability The Village is now offering to e-mail your water/sewer billing in addition to receiving the post card version. The e-mailed billing will be sent a few days in advance and will come from the clerk’s e-mai ...Read more...
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