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City of Belleville
101 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
Ph: 618-233-6810

Mayor's Message

Happy New Year 2017!  

Congratulations to Scott Air Force Base as they celebrate their 100th Birthday! 2017 also marks the 30th Anniversary of the United States Transportation Command and the 70th Anniversary of the United States Air Force. The City of Belleville is so fortunate to be located near Scott Air Force Base. Scott truly is a military base of extreme importance to the mission of keeping peace and providing freedom throughout the world. On behalf of our city, I extend my sincere appreciation to all of our military veterans and to all the men and women who currently serve our country.

I extend my sincere appreciation to Carole Piontkowsky and all those who volunteered to make our Annual Christkindlmarkt another success. This was the 3rd consecutive year for this wonderful event. We also celebrated the 20th year of free horse drawn trolley rides in downtown Belleville. Special thanks to Clay Sutter and his staff of Nobleshire Carriages, Inc. for providing a wonderful holiday tradition for two decades to our residents and visitors.

We anxiously await the results of the 2016 Art on the Square, juried by Greg Lawler's Art Fair Source Book. Once again, our sincere thanks to Patty Gregory and the Art on the Square Committee for another extraordinary art show this past May. We know it was a very successful event and we anticipate the results in January.

As we celebrate another new year for Belleville, it is exciting to see all the potential growth in front of our city. 2017 promises to be a busy and positive year for our citizens.

We look forward to completing the much needed renovations to our City Hall at 101 South Illinois Street. The ADA (American with Disabilities Act) improvements and safety upgrades are a must, as well as removing a large amount of old asbestos. We hope that all city offices will return to City Hall by May. It has definitely been longer than we originally thought. Renovations will be well worth the wait to better serve the needs of our citizens and business for years to come.

Redeveloping the Meredith Home property on the Public Square seems to be moving in the right direction. Saving this important downtown building was clearly a concern of many citizens.

We are planning to start Phase I of the next streetscape project on West Main Street from 6th Street to 17th Street.

The City's Wastewater Department has the expanded treatment plant up and running and is moving forward with its IEPA-mandated Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) projects. Work is underway to complete the third phase of the LTCP that will eliminate four combined sewer overflows in the area around the Belleville Khoury League and Southside Park. Several other sewer installation projects throughout the city are nearing completion. These new sewer lines will provide service for residential and commercial growth.

In closing, thank you to our dedicated city staff and countless volunteers who contribute in so many ways to make Belleville a great place to live. I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous 2017.

Mayor's Biography

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Mayor Eckert
Mark W. Eckert

City Hall
101 So. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL  62220

Ph: 618-233-6518, x1239
DID: 618-355-8639
Fax: 618-233-6779

Mon - Fri
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Alternate Contacts
Erin Clifford
Executive Assistant to Mayor
618-233-6518, x1207

Jessica Muckensturm
Administrative Assistant to Mayor's Office
618-233-6518, x1239