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SENECA, ILLINOIS


General Information

     Primary County LASALLE        
Additional Counties   

POPULATION 1980 1990 2000 2010 Current CLIMATE City 2,098 1,934 2,053 2,371 2,371 Avg. Winter Temp 21.60 F -5.78 C County 112,033 106,913 111,509 113,924 113,924 Avg. Summer Temp 82.00 F 27.77 C Labor 0 0 56,396 60,380 57,826 Avg. Annual Rainfall 34.81 In 88.41 Cm Market Avg. Annual Snowfall 4.70 In 11.93 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government MAYOR / COMMISSION / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan Yes            - Rev. 2008       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 5     in city  8     outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         25
    Police Department            3         18          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal NO                TV Channels 151
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   2 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   0  If none, distance to nearest   4 MI    6 KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  12 MI   19 KM
 
                 Banks   2  Assets $    950,000,000
     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 YES
 
Remarks
1 INDUSTRIAL PARK.  (U.I.R.V.D.A.) UPPER ILLINOIS 
RIVER VALLEY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY HAS 
$1000,000,000 IN MORALE OBLIGATION BOND POWER. 
SENECA PORT DIST. I.R.B. BONDS. WORTH 10,000,000. 
TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DIST.  ENHANCED 911 
SYSTEM.  MEMBER GRUNDY ECON. DEV. COUNCIL.  TIF 
DISTRICT COMPLETED 12/16/03 - 300 ACRES ON IL 
RIVER.  (See next page under Remarks)

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-80, I-55, I-39                                  
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance     5 MI    8 KM

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

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    47 MI 75 KM
       Commercial Airlines    0   Flights per day    0

    Nearest Public Airport MORRIS MUNICIPAL - JAMES R. WASHBURN FIELD AIRPORT
                     Local NO    5 MI    8 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  5,500 FT   1,650 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water YES
            Name of Waterway ILLINOIS RIVER           
                Public Barge YES
               Private Barge YES
               Channel Depth     9 FT      3 M
            Length Of Season 12 Months
           Public Dock Local NO     6 MI   10 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           749     1,197       6         1
Chicago            68       109       2         1
Cleveland         391       626       6         1
Dallas            883     1,413       0         1
Denver            954     1,526       0         1
Detroit           317       507       5         1
Kansas City       472       755       0         1
Los Angeles     1,984     3,174       0         2
Memphis           520       832       7         1
Minneapolis       436       698       0         1
New Orleans       910     1,456       7         1
New York          865     1,384       0         1
St. Louis         246       394       0         1
Seattle         2,095     3,352       0         2

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
CSX                                    
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    12 MI   19 KM
Container Service NO    12 MI   19 KM

Remarks
SENECA HAS BOAT LAUNCH.

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          314,000           1,193,200
            Treatment Capacity          561,600           2,134,080
          Average Daily Demand          260,000             988,000
             Peak Daily Demand          320,000           1,216,000
               Excess Capacity                0                   0

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          960,000           3,648,000
                  Present Load          300,000           1,140,000
               Excess Capacity        5,616,000          21,340,800

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier EXELON                   
Local Telephone Supplier AT&T                                              
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T    

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  12 MI   19 KM
                           Clinic YES
             Doctors in Community     4
            Dentists in Community     1
Emergency Medical Treatment Local YES   12 MI   19 KM

Remarks
TWO HOSPITALS EACH WITHIN 12 MILES.

Education Facilities (in community)


Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        31         272
Junior High               1        17         221
High School               1        40         453
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 19.0

Remarks
ACT SCORE 19.04%.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
ORICA CORP.                EXPLOSIVES                  8  NONE                0
                         
EXELON                     ELECTRICITY               800  IBEW, SEIU          0
                         
SPRINGBROOK MARINA         BOAT SALES                 20  NONE                0
                         
GROWMARK, INC.             SHIPPING/RECEIVING          5  NONE                0
                         
BIEWER LUMBER CO.          WOOD TREATMENT             16  NONE                0
                         

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for LASALLE COUNTY                          
Annual Average for Year 2012
      Total Labor Force    57,826
             Unemployed   6,283
             Percentage  10.90%
         Total Employed    51,543
          Manufacturing  17.80%
      Non-Manufacturing  81.40%
            Agriculture   0.80%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 2011
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   3
            Number won by union   1
          Number won by company   2
      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       $ 17.28  $ 32.57   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 15.10  $ 22.16
Assembler-Electronic     $ 10.08  $ 15.71   Office Clerk             $  8.94  $ 13.83
Assembler-Production     $ 10.36  $ 15.28   Secretary                $  9.99  $ 15.86
Computer Operator        $ 14.06  $ 22.55   Sheet Metal Worker       $  9.37  $ 13.42
Computer Programmer      $ 20.11  $ 35.23   Ship-Recving Clerk       $ 11.19  $ 17.86
Data Entry Operator      $ 10.03  $ 13.94   Systems Analyst          $ 21.42  $ 40.06
Drill or Punch Press     $ 11.51  $ 16.55   Technician               $ 17.71  $ 27.53
Engineer                 $ 24.05  $ 43.96   Tool & Die Maker         $ 15.92  $ 26.59
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  8.82  $ 13.72   Warehouse Worker         $ 10.89  $ 18.67
Laborer                  $ 12.27  $ 24.62   Welder                   $  9.37  $ 13.42
Machinist                $ 12.44  $ 22.07   Word Processor           $  9.49  $ 15.79

Remarks
FOR CURRENT WAGE RATES PLEASE CONTACT IRACC AT 
815-795-2323 OR iracc@mtco.com.  Wage Rates listed
 are 2011 from IL Dept of Employment Security 
website.

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels       0        Protestant Churches   4
                 Number of Rooms       0          Catholic Churches   1
                     Restaurants      10          Jewish Synagogues   0
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     300              Country Clubs   3
             Public Golf Courses       2               Health Clubs   0
            Public Tennis Courts       0      Public Swimming Pools   0
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River ILLINOIS RIVER, LASALLE LAKE (Exelon owned)       

Remarks
I-M CANAL CORRIDOR RUNS THROUGH DOWNTOWN; 4 BOAT 
MARINAS ON ILLINOIS RIVER; LAKE FOR 
HUNTING/FISHING.  SENECA OFFERS PUBLIC BOAT LAUNCH
 AND COMMUNITY PARK.

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  6.50%
    City  1.6212%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.9535%          2011       2010              Electricity  5.00%
  School  3.4259%         6.6964%    6.6391%            Natural Gas  5.00%
Other(s)  0.7867%                                         Telephone  5.00%
   Total  6.7874%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks


Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Joseph Green                         David Spicer                       
Port Dist General Manager            Mayor                    
Seneca Regional Port Dist            Village of Seneca                  
3755 N Prairie Lane                  340 N Cash St/PO Box 27            
Morris, IL  60450                    Seneca, IL  61360    
Phone (815) 941-5251                 Phone (815) 357-8771
  Fax (   )    -                       Fax (815) 357-8772

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 61360           Rep Dist           75                           
                            Senate Dist        38                           
                            Congressional Dist 11               


Remarks
Village of Seneca Website: www.senecail.org, 
Theresa Russell, Village Clerk E-mail: 
clerk@mailseneca.org.  Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/senecail.  Twitter: 
www.twitter.com/senecaillinois.

Last updated 08/06/2013
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