Public Works


Contact Public Works Department  at 217-498-7062.


For Utility Billing questions pertaining to water/sewer bills please call 217-498-7192.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Public Works Department of the Village of Rochester exists to maintain, enhance, and expand the infrastructure and physical plant within the jurisdiction of the Village. Infrastructure and physical plant include a water distribution system, sanitary and storm sewer systems, streets and alleys, parks and public grounds, and public and Village- owned facilities. The Public Works Department operates within the policies and budgets set by the Board of Trustees as administered by the Village Manager and Superintendent of Public Works.


SERVICE PHILOSOPHY

In striving to fulfill its mission, the Public Works Department bases its priorities and activities upon these principles:

01

The quality of life for residents and taxpayers of the Village should be maintained as necessary; enhanced when possible; and expanded when appropriate.

02

Maintenance, enhancement, and expansion should be as seamless and invisible as possible in order that little or no disruption to the flow of Village life is felt by residents.

03

Due to the seasonal nature of public works projects, priorities for work will vary season to season.

04

Response to needs will be immediate as necessitated by concerns for these priorities: Public SafetyDisruption of the flow of Village lifeBudgetManpower, and Equipment.






SEWER - STREET - WATER INFORMATION

2018 Water Quality Report


STORM WATER MANAGEMENT

2017 NDPES Annual Inspection Report

Administration


The Village of Rochester employs approximately 19 full-time employees and three-part time employees to serve our community and its residents.

VILLAGE PRESIDENT
Joseph C. Suerdieck

498-7192 ext 316
498-9425
jsuerdieck@rochesteril.org

VILLAGE MANAGER
Deb Elderton
498-7192 ext 350
498-9425

delderton@rochesteril.org

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT
James Foster
498-7062
498-7771

jfoster@rochesteril.org

POLICE CHIEF
Kaleb Johnson
498-8424 or 498-7192 ext 342
498-9425

chief.johnson@rochesterilpolice.com

BUILDING INSPECTOR
James Foster
498-7192 ext 336
498-9425

jfoster@rochesteril.org

OFFICE MANAGER/FOIA OFFICER
Erica Marsh
498-7192 ext 333
498-9425

emarsh@rochesteril.org


Board of Trustees

VILLAGE PRESIDENT
Joe Suerdieck
304 N. Park
Rochester, IL 62563
jsuerdieck@rochesteril.org
Elected: April 2017


TRUSTEE
Doug Zobrist
504 Karen Rose
Rochester, IL 62563
dzobrist@rochesteril.org
Elected: 2015 and 2019


TRUSTEE
Matt Butcher

609 Burberry Ln.
Rochester, IL 62563
mbutcher@rochesteril.org
Elected: 2017 and 2019


TRUSTEE
Harold Hendrickson
218 Cumberland Drive
Rochester, IL 62563
hhendrickson@rochesteril.org
Elected: 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017

TRUSTEE
Stacia Munroe
6 Meadowland
Rochester, IL 62563
smunroe@rochesteril.org
Elected: 2017


TRUSTEE
Maribeth Eandi
615 Magnolia
Rochester, IL 62563
meandi@rochesteril.org
Elected: 2011, 2015 and 2019


TRUSTEE
Joe Hill

22 Merlin
Rochester, IL 62563
jhill@rochesteril.org
Elected: 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017




Village Clerk

Lynn Langdon
423 Spring Ridge
Rochester, IL 62563
llangdon@rochesteril.org

Deputy Clerks

Erica Marsh - emarsh@rochesteril.org
Pam Klobnak - pklobnak@rochesteril.org
Samantha Boone - sboone@rochesteril.org

Joint Use Committee

Along with Library representatives reviews the Community Room needs and establishes usage policy. The JUC meets with the library representatives on an as-needed basis.

Trustee Joe Hill
Trustee Stacia Munroe

Economic Development (EDC)

Responsible for and identifies economic development opportunities. The EDC meets on an as-needed basis.
President Joe Suerdieck - Chair
Trustee Harry Hendrickson
Trustee Matt Butcher

Personnel & Finance (PFC)

Responsible for personnel and finance issues. The PFC meets on an as-needed basis.

Trustee Doug Zobrist – Chair
Trustee Stacia Munroe

Parks 

Responsible for the Village parks issues. Parks committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Trustee Stacia Munroe – Chair
Trustee Doug Zobrist
Trustee Matt Butcher

Water & Sewer (WSC)

Responsible for water and sewer systems. The WSC meets the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month.
Trustee Harry Hendrickson – Chair
Trustee Maribeth Eandi
Trustee Doug Zobrist

Streets

Responsible for street issues. Streets committee meets on an as-needed basis.

Trustee Joe Hill - Chair
Trustee Maribeth Eandi
Trustee Matt Butcher

Planning & Zoning Commission

To hear, prepare, recommend, and make determinations or variations to the Zoning Code and promote the realization of the comprehensive plan for present and future commercial and residential development and to establish reasonable standards of design for residential subdivisions and commercial developments with respect to public improvements. The commission meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Ed Johnson - Chair
Dan Ernst
Bruce Hayes
Jim Theis
Mark White
John Runions
John Petit

Municipal Code and Village Ordinances


We now have access to all Village Ordinaces and Municpal Codes though an online library. This will give you the ability to search for the information you are looking for. 

ONLINE LIBRARY



CONTACT

1 Community Drive
PO Box 618
Rochester, IL 62563-0618

217-498-7192

villagehall@rochesteril.org


OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday
7:30am to 4:30pm


Closed one hour for lunch on days with reduced staff

Closed Holidays and weekends