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MOUNT ZION, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County MACON          
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 4,432 4,522 4,845 5,833 5,833 Avg. Winter Temp 32.00 F 0.00 C County 131,375 117,206 114,706 110,768 110,768 Avg. Summer Temp 78.00 F 25.55 C Labor 0 56,477 61,175 55,274 53,617 Avg. Annual Rainfall 36.00 In 91.44 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 22.00 In 55.88 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government PRESIDENT / TRUSTEES / VI     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2005       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 5     in city   8    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            2          0         25
    Police Department           11          0          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   1
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  72
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   1 Daily    1 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
 
                 Banks   4  Assets $              0
     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 YES
 
Remarks
Three waste disposal firms licensed by village and
 by county:
1.  Lynch Disposal, 2.  R&M Disposal, 3.  Waste 
Management.


Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-72                                              
          Nearest Interchange YES  Distance     5 MI    8 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals  16
               Local Carriers   4
          Interstate Carriers  44
          Intrastate Carriers   4

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport DECATUR AIRPORT
                     Local NO     4 MI  6 KM
       Commercial Airlines    1   Flights per day    8

    Nearest Public Airport DECATUR AIRPORT
                     Local NO    4 MI    6 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  8,500 FT   2,550 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     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     0 MI    0 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           592       947       2         1
Chicago           179       286       1         1
Cleveland         473       757       1         1
Dallas            764     1,222       3         2
Denver            901     1,442       2         2
Detroit           422       675       1         1
Kansas City       344       550       1         1
Los Angeles     1,945     3,112       4         3
Memphis           300       480       2         1
Minneapolis       500       800       3         1
New Orleans       758     1,213       2         2
New York          906     1,450       2         2
St. Louis         120       192       1         1
Seattle         2,075     3,320       4         3

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
ILL. CENTRAL GULF          3           
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    46 MI   74 KM
Container Service NO    46 MI   74 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source LAKE           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity       10,000,000          38,000,000
            Treatment Capacity       48,000,000         182,400,000
          Average Daily Demand       25,000,000          95,000,000
             Peak Daily Demand       37,819,000         143,712,200
               Excess Capacity       10,181,000          38,687,800

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant SECONDARY      
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity       41,000,000         155,800,000
                  Present Load       27,000,000         102,600,000
               Excess Capacity       14,000,000          53,200,000

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

Remarks
WATER SUPPLIER: DECATUR.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest   6 MI   10 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     6
            Dentists in Community     4
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES    6 MI   10 KM

Remarks
FAMILY PRACTICE CLINIC AFFILIATED WITH ST. MARY'S 
HOSPITAL IN DECATUR.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                3        74       1,336
Junior High               1        22         392
High School               1        43         776
Trade & Technical         1        17         621
Community College         1       250       5,012
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                1       214       2,079

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 22.5

Remarks
TRADE & TECHNICAL, JUNIOR COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY ARE 
IN DECATUR (7 MILES).

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
PPG INDUSTRIES             FLOAT GLASS PRODUCTS      175  UGCW                0
                         
MT. ZION SCHOOL            EDUCATION                 259  IFT                 0
DISTRICT                 
GREEN VALLEY INC.          AIR & HYDRAULIC LIFT       20  NONE                0
                         
PRECISION TOOL             TOOL & DIE                 12  NONE                0
& DIE                    
WACHTER, INC.              ELECTRICAL CONST          150  NONE                0
                         
SA LEWIS CONSTRUCTION      CONSTRUCTION               30  NONE                0
                         
HERITAGE HEALTH            THERAPY/SENIOR CARE        75  NONE                0
                         
VILLAGE OF MT. ZION        MUNICIPAL GOV'T            28  PBLC                0
                         
THE GLENWOOD               HEALTHCARE                 27  NONE                0
                         
JORDAN INDUSTRIAL          ENGINEERING                21  NONE                0
CONTROLS                 

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for MACON COUNTY                            
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    53,617
             Unemployed   5,689
             Percentage  10.60%
         Total Employed    47,928
          Manufacturing  27.00%
      Non-Manufacturing  72.50%
            Agriculture   0.50%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   1
            Number won by union   1
          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 1 C        

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 18.26  $ 34.94   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 18.16  $ 34.56
Assembler-Electronic     $  9.42  $ 12.80   Office Clerk             $  9.57  $ 17.38
Assembler-Production     $ 12.11  $ 21.05   Secretary                $ 10.33  $ 17.48
Computer Operator        $ 11.99  $ 21.07   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 15.41  $ 20.21
Computer Programmer      $ 19.90  $ 38.48   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 10.18  $ 16.74
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.01  $ 19.70   Systems Analyst          $ 23.96  $ 44.81
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.23  $ 16.08   Technician               $ 15.91  $ 26.99
Engineer                 $ 26.66  $ 42.63   Tool & Die Maker         $ 18.75  $ 25.15
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.72  $ 13.95   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.50  $ 17.71
Laborer                  $ 11.27  $ 22.98   Welder                   $ 12.75  $ 18.75
Machinist                $ 14.47  $ 25.55   Word Processor           $ 11.09  $ 16.72

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 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      19        Protestant Churches 146
                 Number of Rooms   1,454          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants     158          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room   2,000              Country Clubs   2
             Public Golf Courses       5               Health Clubs   6
            Public Tennis Courts      40      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River LAKE DECATUR, SANGAMON RIVER                      

Remarks
CIVIC CENTER, ICE SKATING, ZOO, HOCKEY, SOCCER, 
ART GALLERIES, MUNI BAND, DRAMA THEATER, SYMPHONY 
ORCHESTRA (DECATUR).  OUT DOOR AMPHITHEATER & 
RECREATION CENTER IN MT. ZION, FLETCHER PARK, MT. 
ZION CONVENTION CENTER.

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  7.50%
    City  0.9073%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9134%          2011       2010              Electricity  3.00%
  School  3.8636%         7.7995%    7.9687%            Natural Gas  3.00%
Other(s)  2.3014%                                         Telephone  3.25%
   Total  7.9858%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Julie Miller                         Julie Miller                       
Village Administrator                Village Administrator    
Village of Mt. Zion                  Village of Mt. Zion                
1400 Mt. Zion Parkway                1400 Mt. Zion Parkway              
Mt. Zion, IL  62549                  Mt. Zion, IL  62549    
Phone (217) 864-5424                 Phone (217) 864-5424
  Fax (217) 864-5935                   Fax (217) 864-5935

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 62549           Rep Dist           101                          
                            Senate Dist        51                           
                            Congressional Dist 19               


Remarks
E-Mail: j_miller@mtzion.com
Website: www.mtzion.com

Last updated 11/19/2013
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