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ALTO PASS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County UNION          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 0 417 388 391 391 Avg. Winter Temp 29.00 F -1.67 C County 0 17,619 18,293 17,808 17,808 Avg. Summer Temp 75.00 F 23.89 C Labor 0 7,061 8,539 8,351 7,841 Avg. Annual Rainfall 46.50 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 12.00 In 30.48 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / COUNCIL / VIL     Municipal Zoning NO 
   Comprehensive Plan                - Rev.    0       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance NO                                   Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class     6 in city  6     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         11
    Police Department            0          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   3
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  15 MI   24 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  21 MI   34 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $    130,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN-ALTO PASS PARTICIPATES IN 
SOUTHERN FIVE REGIONAL PLANNING DISTRICT'S 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY.  NEWSPAPER - 
GAZETTE-DEMOCRAT IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY IN ANNA.  THE
 SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN IS PUBLISHED DAILY IN 
CARBONDALE AND AVAILABLE IN ALTO PASS.  MAYOR IS 
HAPPY TO WORK WITH BUSINESSES INTERESTED IN 
LOCATING IN ALTO PASS.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community                                                   
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    21 MI   34 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   3
          Interstate Carriers   4
          Intrastate Carriers   4

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CAPE GIRARDEAU MUNICIPAL, CAPE GIRARDEAU MO
                     Local NO    30 MI 48 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    3

    Nearest Public Airport CAPE GIRARDEAU MUNICIPAL, CAPE GIRARDEAU MO
                     Local NO   30 MI   48 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,500 FT   1,983 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available NO 

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway MISSISSIPPI ACCESS 3 MI  
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    48 MI   77 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           444       710       0         1
Chicago           357       571       0         1
Cleveland         612       979       0         1
Dallas            636     1,018       0         1
Denver            985     1,576       0         2
Detroit           600       960       0         1
Kansas City       387       619       0         1
Los Angeles     1,949     3,118       0         4
Memphis           201       322       0         1
Minneapolis       734     1,174       0         1
New Orleans       594       950       0         1
New York          996     1,594       0         2
St. Louis         128       205       0         1
Seattle         2,253     3,605       0         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO   143 MI  229 KM
Container Service NO   143 MI  229 KM

Remarks
THE MAJORITY OF FREIGHT HAULED IN SOUTHERNMOST 
ILLINOIS IS GRAIN AND SOYBEANS.  THE DUPO, IL 
UNION PACIFIC YARD HAS THE NEAREST ACCESS TO 
PIGGYBACK AND CONTAINER RAMPS.  THE MAJORITY OF RR
 TRACK IN SOUTHERNMOST ILLINOIS IS OWNED BY 
CANADIAN NATIONAL.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier ALTO PASS WATER DISTRICT 
        Water Source OTHER          

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          264,000           1,003,200
            Treatment Capacity          100,000             380,000
          Average Daily Demand           60,000             228,000
             Peak Daily Demand           80,000             304,000
               Excess Capacity           20,000              76,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant NOT SPECIFIED
                       Process SEPTIC TANKS        
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
                  Present Load                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier                          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON                                           
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T SPRINT   

Remarks
POP LOCATION: OLD ST. HWY 51 & COBDEN, COBDEN, IL.
  WATER SOURCE: COBDEN.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    15 MI   24 KM

Remarks
FOR NON-EMERGENCY CARE, MOST ALTO PASS RESIDENTS 
GO TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN CARBONDALE, 21 MILES 
AWAY.  FOR EMERGENCY CARE, ALTO PASS RESIDENTS GO 
TO UNION COUNTY HOSPITAL IN ANNA, 14 MILES.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                0         0           0
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               0         0           0
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.4

Remarks
ALTO PASS CHILDREN ATTEND SCHOOL IN NEARBY COBDEN.
  COBDEN ELEMENTARY PK-6.
COBDEN JR & SR HIGH SCHOOL 7-12.


Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
GRAMMER'S MARKET           GROCERY, DELI, GIFTS        3  NONE             2000
                         
RENDLEMAN'S ORCHARD        FRESH FRUITS/VEG            0  6-20 SEASONAL    1873
                         
ALTO VINEYARDS             VINEYARD & WINERY           0  6-18 SEASONAL    1981
                         
AUSTIN ANTIQUES            ANTIQUE FURNITURE           2  NONE             1985
                         
JEREMIAH'S ANTIQUES        PORCELAIN DOLLS/CAME        1  NONE             1972
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for UNION COUNTY                            
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     7,841
             Unemployed     862
             Percentage  11.00%
         Total Employed     6,979
          Manufacturing  16.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  77.80%
            Agriculture   5.40%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurences
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the  EDR 8 SOUTHERN          

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.76  $ 29.95   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.09  $ 24.36
Assembler-Electronic     $  8.62  $ 11.33   Office Clerk             $  8.73  $ 13.06
Assembler-Production     $  9.24  $ 14.10   Secretary                $  9.35  $ 14.38
Computer Operator        $ 12.92  $ 23.82   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.19  $ 18.38
Computer Programmer      $ 18.01  $ 27.87   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.82  $ 17.88
Data Entry Operator      $  9.19  $ 11.38   Systems Analyst          $ 17.82  $ 33.96
Drill or Punch Press     $ 13.46  $ 18.12   Technician               $ 15.75  $ 22.75
Engineer                 $ 23.76  $ 35.62   Tool & Die Maker         $ 13.84  $ 24.97
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.70  $ 12.66   Warehouse Worker         $ 12.00  $ 18.41
Laborer                  $ 11.16  $ 20.19   Welder                   $ 12.33  $ 17.88
Machinist                $ 11.39  $ 18.79   Word Processor           $  9.85  $ 18.97

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE AT 
http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/wagedata/wage.htm.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       6        Protestant Churches   3
                 Number of Rooms      99          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants      10          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     150              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River CLEAR LAKE, MISSISSIPPI RIVER                     

Remarks
ALTO PASS HAS RENDLEMAN ORCHARDS, & ALTO 
VINEYARDS, ALSO HOME TO BALD KNOB CROSS, ANTIQUE 
SHOPS & IS SURROUNDED BY SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST 
WITH SCENIC VIEWS, HIKING, BIRDING, HUNTING, 
FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING & BIKING.  BRAND NEW 
COMMUNITY CENTER BEING COMPLETED.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation. 
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
 County where residential is assessed at 10%, 
commercial and industrial property is assessed at 
25%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 2011          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  7.50%
    City  0.4122%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.4062%          2010       2006              Electricity  5.15%
  School  3.4300%         5.9912%    6.6174%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.1885%                                         Telephone  5.15%
   Total  6.4370%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Don Rehmer                           Crystal Davenport, Regional Planner
Village President                    Southern Five Regional   
Village of Alto Pass                 Planning Dist & Dev Comm           
P.O. Box 98                          219 Rustic Campus Dr.              
Alto Pass, IL  629050098             Ullin, IL  629922227
Phone (618) 893-4204                 Phone (618) 634-2284
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (618) 634-2287

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62905           Rep Dist           115                          
                            Senate Dist        58                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks

Last updated 10/01/2013
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