Author Archives: City Manager

Farmer City hires new Police Chief

The City of Farmer City is pleased to announce the hiring of David Betz as its new Police Chief.  Lt. Betz enjoyed a successful 31-year career with the City of Chicago before retiring and moving to Decatur. Betz worked in nearly all areas of police work in Chicago from gang investigations to patrol.  He holds… Continue Reading

Proposed TIF Plan available for review

The City of Farmer City is considering adopting a new commercial/industrial TIF that will promote economic revitalization from I-74 through downtown and beyond.  This new TIF will provide funds to rehab deteriorating structures, improve infrastructure and entice new development. Attached here you will find the Farmer City Forward TIF Plan for your review.  The City… Continue Reading

2019 City Election Packets available

Beginning September 18, 2018, City of Farmer City Council election petition packets may be picked up at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 105 S Main St.  Petitions may be picked up during regular office hours, Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm. Positions up for election on April 2, 2019 include the Mayor (4-year term) and two… Continue Reading

Part time Utility Billing Clerk/Deputy City Clerk sought

The City of Farmer City, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of Part-time Utility Billing Clerk and Deputy City Clerk.  High School diploma or equivalent required; some college preferred.  Responsibilities include: Utility billings and collections; front desk customer service, general office support and serving as City Clerk in the absence of the Clerk for… Continue Reading

Invitation to bid – house demolition

The City Clerk of the City of Farmer City will receive sealed bids for the demolition and removal of the house located at 420 North John Street Bids will be opened at 2 p.m. Friday, July 6, 2018 in the City Council chambers, 105 S Main Street Farmer City. All bids must be submitted on… Continue Reading

Utility bills due June 10

The City is aware that the utility bills that were mailed out May 21 have a due date of May 20, 2018.  The utility bills are, in fact, due on the 10th of the following month, which in this case is June 10.  We are investigating what caused this error in the system.  In the… Continue Reading

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