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MOUNT STERLING, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County BROWN          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,095 1,922 2,070 2,025 2,025 Avg. Winter Temp 28.00 F -2.22 C County 5,411 5,836 6,950 6,937 6,937 Avg. Summer Temp 80.00 F 26.66 C Labor 0 0 3,053 3,572 3,606 Avg. Annual Rainfall 35.00 In 88.90 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 20.00 In 50.80 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COUNCIL / CITY        Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - 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  7    in city   9    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         17
    Police Department            4          2          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels   6
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   3  Assets $    190,000,000
     Savings and Loans   1  Assets $     10,000,000
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone YES                      Tax Increment Financing Dist YES
 
Remarks
COMMUNITY RECYCLING PROGRAM VIA BC ACTION AND CITY
 OF MT. STERLING.  NEW DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE FOR 
REDEVELOPMENT.  RIVER VALLEY CDC LENDING 
ASSISTANCE.  CITY IS PURSUING CITY ADMINISTRATOR 
POSITION.  UPTOWN INITIATIVE ESTABLISHED 2012.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   2 State
Interstates Serving Community NONE                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    32 MI   51 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local NO    27 MI 43 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    5

    Nearest Public Airport NOT SPECIFIED
                     Local YES   1 MI    2 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  6,000 FT   1,830 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available NO 
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

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    16 MI   26 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           736     1,178       4         2
Chicago           240       384       3         1
Cleveland         614       982       3         2
Dallas            700     1,120       5         2
Denver            800     1,280       4         2
Detroit           530       848       3         1
Kansas City       275       440       3         1
Los Angeles     2,000     3,200       6         5
Memphis           450       720       4         1
Minneapolis       575       920       5         2
New Orleans       840     1,344       4         2
New York        1,000     1,600       4         2
St. Louis         150       240       3         1
Seattle         2,150     3,440       6         5

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
NONE                                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    99 MI  158 KM
Container Service NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
AIRPORT EXPANSION.  MASS TRANSIT DISTRICT PROVIDES
 AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION TO ALL.  RESTRUCTED RT.
 24, US 79/107 THROUGHOUT MT. STERLING CITY LIMITS
 WITH THIRD LANE ADDED.  COMPREHENSIVE SIDEWALK.  
SAFE ROUTES PROGRAM HAS INSTALLED OVER 5,000 FT. 
OF NEW SIDEWALKS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS TO YMCA.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier CLAYTON CAMP POINT WTR DI
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          100,000             380,000
            Treatment Capacity          700,000           2,660,000
          Average Daily Demand          190,000             722,000
             Peak Daily Demand          270,000           1,026,000
               Excess Capacity          430,000           1,634,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant TERTIARY       
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          300,000           1,140,000
                  Present Load          220,000             836,000
               Excess Capacity           80,000             304,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
       Electric Supplier AMEREN ILLINOIS          
Local Telephone Supplier FRONTIER                                          
       Digital Switching NO 
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers     

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  15 MI   24 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     2
            Dentists in Community     2
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION WELLNESS 
COORDINATOR.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                2        30         285
Junior High               2         6         175
High School               1        28         270
Trade & Technical         0         0           0
Community College         1         7          90
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 18.9

Remarks
Trade & Tech, Jr College, 4-year Coll, Univ. are 
w/in 50 miles.  Comp Dist program since 2005 to 
increase performance.  2009 "Ready for 
Work/College" Recertification Program first of its
 kind.  2006-2010 Academic growth exceeds state by
 11%.  St. Mary's private school K-8.  John Wood 
Comm College new facility 2013.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
DOT                        FOOD PRODUCT DISTR.     1,336  NONE                0
                         
TWO RIVERS FS              AGRICULTURE                32  NONE                0
                         
DAVE CLINARD TRUCKING,     TRUCKING                   45  NONE                0
INC.                     
DOT TRANSPORTATION INC.                              411  NONE                0
                         
BROWN COUNTY BANK          FINANCIAL                  13  NONE                0
                         
ILLINOIS CABONERS                                     28                      0
& CONTRACTORS            
WESTERN IL CORRECTIONAL    STATE PRISON              378  ASCFME              0
CENTER                   
SERVICE MASTER             CLEANING/RESTORATION       38  NONE                0
                         
TIMEWELL TILE -            PROD/SALES/INSTALL        225  NONE                0
COMMERCIAL /AGRICULTURAL 
BROWN COUNTY MENTAL        HEALTH CARE                48  NONE                0
HEALTH                   

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for BROWN COUNTY                            
Annual Average for Year 2011
      Total Labor Force     3,606
             Unemployed     168
             Percentage   4.70%
         Total Employed     3,438
          Manufacturing   0.40%
      Non-Manufacturing  98.80%
            Agriculture   0.80%

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 10 WC      

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 16.61  $ 28.86   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 13.62  $ 23.23
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.39  $ 16.89   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 14.14
Assembler-Production     $ 10.13  $ 16.46   Secretary                $  9.93  $ 14.08
Computer Operator        $ 12.78  $ 21.08   Sheet Metal Worker       $  8.65  $ 11.24
Computer Programmer      $ 10.14  $ 25.83   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  8.85  $ 14.27
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.34  $ 14.69   Systems Analyst          $ 19.89  $ 30.25
Drill or Punch Press     $ 10.76  $ 16.45   Technician               $ 17.86  $ 28.62
Engineer                 $ 22.83  $ 37.23   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.33  $ 26.52
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.73  $ 13.55   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.36  $ 16.48
Laborer                  $  9.97  $ 16.10   Welder                   $ 11.99  $ 15.80
Machinist                $ 16.73  $ 24.97   Word Processor           $ 11.73  $ 19.71

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2011 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       1        Protestant Churches   6
                 Number of Rooms      40          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       7          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     175              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       1               Health Clubs   1
            Public Tennis Courts       1      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River MT. STERLING LAKE/ILLINOIS RIVER                  

Remarks
THERE IS A 29 ACRE CITY LAKE 1 1/2 MILES NORTH OF 
MT. STERLING.  4,000 SQUARE FOOT WINERY - RIDGE 
VIEW.  GOLF COURSE HAS COMPLETE RESTRUCTURE 
TURNING COURSE INTO 18 HOLES WITH $2.4 MILLION 
INVESTED.  NEW AMERICAN LEGION FACILITY WITH 
BANQUET ROOM FOR 300.

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 2010          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.50%
    City  1.1260%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  1.5936%          2007       2000              Electricity  0.00%
  School  5.0181%        9.3990%    8.1846%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.4853%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total 9.2231%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Philip Krupps                        Philip Krupps                      
President                            President                
Brown Co. EDC                        Brown Co. EDC                      
113 W Main/P.O. Box 32               113 W Main/P.O. Box 32             
Mt. Sterling, IL  623530032          Mt. Sterling, IL  623530032
Phone (217) 773-3327                 Phone (217) 773-3327
  Fax (217) 773-2241                   Fax (217) 773-2241

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62353           Rep Dist            96                          
                            Senate Dist        48                           
                            Congressional Dist 18               


Remarks
Philip Krupps E-mail: philipkrupps@bcsb.com
Brown Co. Website: www.browncountyil.com


Last updated 01/07/2013
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