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MOUNDS, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County PULASKI        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 1,700 1,407 1,117 810 810 Avg. Winter Temp 39.30 F 4.06 C County 8,840 7,523 7,348 6,161 6,161 Avg. Summer Temp 79.65 F 26.47 C Labor 21,104 2,800 3,220 2,870 2,741 Avg. Annual Rainfall 45.23 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 8.90 In 22.61 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning NO 
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev.    0       County Zoning NO 
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 6     in city  7     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         30
    Police Department            4          6          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   4
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    2 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest  26 MI   42 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  45 MI   72 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $    750,000,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks
THE VFW HALL HAS A MEETING ROOM/BANQUET CAPACITY 
OF ABOUT 100.  THE RESCUE SQUAD IN MOUND CITY OR 
OLMSTED ANSWERS CALLS FOR MOUNDS.  THE CAIRO 
CITIZEN IS A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER THAT ALSO FEATURES 
MOUNDS' NEWS, AND THE COMMUNITY HAS ACCESS TO THE 
DAILY PAPER, THE SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN.  THE "MONDAY
 PUB." IS A WEEKLY PAPER IN THE AREA THAT HAS A 
SPACE FOR NEWS FROM MOUNDS.  MOUNDS IS IN A 
FEDERAL EMPOWERMENT ZONE THAT GRANTS TAX 
INCENTIVES AND WAGE CREDITS TO ELIGIBLE 
BUSINESSES.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   2 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-57                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     0 MI    0 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   2
          Interstate Carriers   0
          Intrastate Carriers   0

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    49 MI 78 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    4

    Nearest Public Airport CAIRO REGIONAL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    7 MI   11 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  4,005 FT   1,222 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available NO 

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    10 MI   16 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           427       683       4         1
Chicago           364       582       2         1
Cleveland         618       989       3         2
Dallas            607       971       5         1
Denver            982     1,571       5         2
Detroit           607       971       4         2
Kansas City       384       614       2         1
Los Angeles     1,887     3,019       7         4
Memphis           172       275       1         1
Minneapolis       741     1,186       3         2
New Orleans       565       904       2         2
New York        1,003     1,605       6         2
St. Louis         142       227       1         1
Seattle         2,250     3,600       8         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CANADIAN NATIONAL                      
CSX                                    
NAFTA                                  
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    45 MI   72 KM
Container Service NO    45 MI   72 KM

Remarks
THE MAJORITY OF FREIGHT MOVED BY RAIL IN THE 
SOUTHERN FIVE COUNTIES IS GRAIN, SOYBEANS OR CORN 
UTILIZING HOPPER CARS.  INFORMATION ON TRANSIT 
DAYS AND SWITCHING FREQUENCY VARIES AND MAY BE 
OBTAINED DIRECTLY FROM CARRIER BY SHIPPER PER 
CANADIAN NATIONAL. CANADIAN NAT'L OWNS ALL OF THE 
RR TRACK IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier SOUTH WATER INC.         
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity        1,500,000           5,700,000
            Treatment Capacity        2,000,000           7,600,000
          Average Daily Demand          800,000           3,040,000
             Peak Daily Demand        1,200,000           4,560,000
               Excess Capacity          300,000           1,140,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process 2 STAGE POND LAG FIL
            Treatment Capacity                0                   0
                  Present Load                0                   0
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier CAIRO PUBLIC UTILITIES   
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier AMERITECH                                         
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics NO 
 Long Distances Carriers SPRINT MCI AT&T  

Remarks
MOST WASTE WATER TREATMENT IN THIS AREA IS BY 
2-STAGE PONDS AND LAGOON.  THE CAPACITY IS NOT 
METERED.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  26 MI   42 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     8 MI   13 KM

Remarks
ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER AND SOUTHEAST HOSPITAL 
AT CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO ARE THE MEDICAL CENTERS 
CLOSEST TO CITY OF MOUNDS.  THE CLOSEST CLINIC IS 
THE COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EMERGENCY SERVICE IN 
CAIRO, IL.

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  0.0

Remarks
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - 30 MILES, 
UNIVERSITY - 50 MILES TRADE & TECH. - 55 MILES.  
MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY - K-7.  MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL -
 8-12.  JR.HIGH/HIGH SCH.COMBINED.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
DOLLAR GENERAL             RETAIL                      6  NONE             2010
                         
OIL - DRI                  KITTY LITTER MFG.          49  NONE             1941
                         
MID COUNTRY BANK           BANKING SERVICES           11  NONE             1992
                         
STATE OF IL DEPT.          WELFARE SERVICES            7  AFSCME              0
OF HUMAN SERVICES        
CAIRO REHABILITATION       PHYSICAL THERAPY            4  NONE             2001
CENTER                   
STOP & SHOP                GROCERIES                   4  NONE                0
                         
FILL UP MART               GAS STATION                 5  NONE             2000
                         
DIVERSIFIED REHAB          PHYISICAL THERAPY           4  NONE             2008
CENTER                   
DIXON CHIROPRACTIC         CHIROPRACTIC SERV.          3  NONE             2000
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for PULASKI COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force     2,741
             Unemployed     283
             Percentage  10.30%
         Total Employed     2,458
          Manufacturing  12.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  81.00%
            Agriculture   7.00%

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  Econ Dev Reg 8 S        

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.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       6        Protestant Churches   8
                 Number of Rooms     121          Catholic Churches   0
                     Restaurants       1          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     100              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River CACHE RIVER - 6 MILES                             

Remarks
OHIO RIVER, MISSISSIPPI RIVER, CACHE RIVER, 
HORSESHOE LAKE.  THE VFW HALL HAS A MEETING 
ROOM/BANQUET CAPACITY OF ABOUT 100.

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 2012          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.3600%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  3.9571%          2010       2006              Electricity  5.15%
  School  3.4113%         8.7486%   9.4445%            Natural Gas  5.15%
Other(s)  1.2154%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  8.9438%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Rita Flummer                         Crystal Davenport, Regional Planner
Mayor                                Southern Five Regional   
City of Mounds                       Planning Dist & Dev Comm           
225 First Street                     219 Rustic Campus Dr.              
Mounds, IL  62964                    Ullin, IL  629922227
Phone (618) 745-6114                 Phone (618) 634-2284
  Fax (618) 745-6277                   Fax (618) 634-2287

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62964           Rep Dist           118                          
                            Senate Dist        59                           
                            Congressional Dist 12               


Remarks

City E-mail: cityofmounds@yahoo.com

Last updated 10/01/2013
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