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SCALES MOUND, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County JO DAVIESS     
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 349 388 401 376 376 Avg. Winter Temp 19.90 F -6.72 C County 23,520 21,821 22,289 22,678 22,549 Avg. Summer Temp 69.80 F 21.00 C Labor 0 0 13,201 13,230 12,573 Avg. Annual Rainfall 46.30 In **.** Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 43.50 In **.** Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2009       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library NO 
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class 7     in city  8     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         25
    Police Department            0          2          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels  22
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  20 MI   32 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $    450,000,000
     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 YES
 
Remarks
ENTIRE VILLAGE ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC 
PLACES.  LIBRARY AT SCHOOL.

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   0 Federal   0 State
Interstates Serving Community NONE                                              
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    75 MI  120 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   0
               Local Carriers   0
          Interstate Carriers   1
          Intrastate Carriers   1

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport DUBUQUE REGIONAL, DUBUQUE IA
                     Local NO    30 MI 48 KM
       Commercial Airlines    4   Flights per day    0

    Nearest Public Airport APPLE CANYON AIRPORT
                     Local YES   4 MI    6 KM
           Type of Surface ASPHALT        
            Longest Runway  3,000 FT     900 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available NO 

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway                          
                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           854     1,366       0         2
Chicago           180       288       0         1
Cleveland         515       824       0         1
Dallas            792     1,267       0         2
Denver            835     1,336       0         2
Detroit           445       712       0         1
Kansas City       402       643       0         1
Los Angeles     1,915     3,064       0         4
Memphis           710     1,136       0         2
Minneapolis       322       515       0         1
New Orleans     1,052     1,683       0         2
New York          982     1,571       0         2
St. Louis         308       493       0         1
Seattle         1,883     3,013       0         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CANADIAN NATIONAL                      
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    25 MI   40 KM
Container Service NO    25 MI   40 KM

Remarks
UPS and FEDEX - PACKAGE DELIVERY SERVICES.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          100,000             380,000
            Treatment Capacity          150,000             570,000
          Average Daily Demand           20,000              76,000
             Peak Daily Demand           40,000             152,000
               Excess Capacity          110,000             418,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant NOT SPECIFIED
                       Process SECONDARY           
            Treatment Capacity          100,000             380,000
                  Present Load           20,000              76,000
               Excess Capacity           80,000             304,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NOT SPECIFIED            
       Electric Supplier ROCK RIVER ENERGY        
Local Telephone Supplier VERIZON                                           
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers CHOICE    

Remarks
NO NATURAL GAS.  US CELLULAR TOWER IN VILLAGE.

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  12 MI   19 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO    12 MI   19 KM

Remarks

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        12         136
Junior High               1         3          40
High School               1        15          64
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 20.2

Remarks
K-5, 6-8.  COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT FREEPORT 40 
MILES., VOCATIONAL SCHOOL 12 MILES.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
COMM. SCHOOL DISTRICT      EDUCATION                  60  IEA              1900
211                      
DAVIS FARM SUPPLY          FARM SUPPLY & LUMBER        6  NONE             1965
                         
SAAM OIL CO.               GAS & OIL SALES AND         4  NONE             1980
                         
SCALES MOUND SINCLAIR      GAS/SERVICE STATION         4  NONE             2001
                         
APPLE RIVER STATE BANK     FINANCIAL                   5  NONE                0
                         
U.S.POST OFFICE            POST OFFICE                 4  NONE                0
                         
HEFFERNAN TRUCKING         OVER THE ROAD              10  NONE             2007
                         
COUNTRY HOUSE              GROCERY STORE               4  NONE                0
                         
BADER CABINETS             CABINET MFG.                8  NONE                0
                         
GRAMPS GOURMET FOODS       PICKLE CANNING/SALES        5  NONE             2011
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for JO DAVIESS COUNTY                       
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    12,573
             Unemployed     930
             Percentage   7.40%
         Total Employed    11,643
          Manufacturing  28.40%
      Non-Manufacturing  70.00%
            Agriculture   1.60%

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 6 NW       

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 17.05  $ 31.49   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 16.17  $ 26.52
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.03  $ 16.56   Office Clerk             $  9.19  $ 14.38
Assembler-Production     $  8.99  $ 14.36   Secretary                $  9.90  $ 15.94
Computer Operator        $ 13.36  $ 21.73   Sheet Metal Worker       $ 13.05  $ 19.76
Computer Programmer      $ 22.40  $ 37.58   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.63  $ 18.06
Data Entry Operator      $  9.98  $ 13.68   Systems Analyst          $ 21.92  $ 40.55
Drill or Punch Press     $  9.42  $ 15.52   Technician               $ 17.70  $ 26.87
Engineer                 $ 25.97  $ 49.29   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.41  $ 27.36
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.83  $ 13.64   Warehouse Worker         $ 11.68  $ 18.14
Laborer                  $ 12.02  $ 22.34   Welder                   $ 13.51  $ 21.31
Machinist                $ 12.11  $ 22.25   Word Processor           $  9.70  $ 16.53

Remarks
WAGE RATES 2012 FROM IL DEPT OF EMPLOYMENT 
SECURITY WEBSITE.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       4        Protestant Churches   2
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants       0          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room       0              Country Clubs   0
             Public Golf Courses       0               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   2
     Public Access to Lake/River NO 
              Name of Lake/River                                                   

Remarks
MOTELS/HOTELS ARE IN GALENA, IL.  NUMEROUS 
RESTAURANTS IN GALENA.  PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS IN 
GALENA, IL, AND SHULLSBURG, WI.  GOLF COURSES IN 
GALENA & HANOVER, IL.

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  6.75%
    City  0.5694%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.7476%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  3.6041%         6.4498%    6.0046%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  1.9873%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  6.9084%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Jim Davis                            Jim Davis                          
Village President                    Village President        
Village of Scales Mound              Village of Scales Mound            
P.O. Box 105                         P.O. Box 105                       
Scales Mound, IL  610750105          Scales Mound, IL  610750105
Phone (815) 541-2061                 Phone (815) 541-2061
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (   )    -    

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61075           Rep Dist           89                           
                            Senate Dist        45                           
                            Congressional Dist 17     1         


Remarks
Jim Davis E-mail: jimcdavis@bigstring.com
Village Website: www.scalesmound.com.

Last updated 01/22/2014
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