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Documents and Information

  1. Elected Administrative Officials
    Elected Officials
    Administrative Officials

  2. Meeting Information
    2020 Calendar of Regularly Scheduled Meetings
    City Calendar
    Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Board Packets

  3. Public Records
    FOIA Submission and FOIA Officer Contact Information

  4. Budgets
    FY 2020-2021 Budget
    FY 2019-2020 Budget

    FY 2018-2019 Budget
    FY 2017-2018 Budget
    FY 2016-2017 Budget
    FY 2015-2016 Budget
    FY 2014-2015 Budget
    FY 2013-2014 Budget
    FY 2012-2013 Budget
    FY 2011-2012 Budget
    FY 2010-2011 Budget
    FY 2009-2010 Budget
    FY 2008-2009 Budget

  5. Financial Audits
    2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

    2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report    
    2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report    
    2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
    2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

  6. Expenditures
    2019 Treasurer's Report
    2018 Treasurer's Report

    2017 Treasurer's Report
    2016 Treasurer's Report
    2015 Treasurer's Report
    2014 Treasurer's Report
    2013 Treasurer's Report
    2012 Treasurer's Report
    2011 Treasurer's Report
    2010 Treasurer's Report
    2009 Treasurer's Report
    2008 Treasurer's Report

  7. Truth in Taxation
    2017 Truth in Taxation Notice
    2016 Truth in Taxation Notice

  8. Salary and Benefits
    Public Act 097-0609 Compliance

  9. Contracts (Labor Union Contracts)
    Crystal Lake Professional Firefighters Association Local #3926 (Fire Rescue Department)
    Metropolitan Alliance of Police, Crystal Lake Police Chapter #177 (Police Department)
    International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 (Public Works Department)

  10. Bids and RFPs
    The City of Crystal Lake processes its procurement transactions through the BidSync electronic procurement system.  BidSync provides vendors with access to important procurement information.  For more information on Bids and RFPs, including current business opportunities with the City of Crystal Lake, please click here.  

  11. Lobbying
    The City of Crystal Lake are members of the following organizations that provide lobbying services on the City's behalf:

    McHenry County Council of Governments - The McHenry County Council of Governments is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 1976 to foster intergovernmental cooperation among municipalities and other local governments in McHenry County and to address issues of mutual concern.  The McHenry County Council of Governments is recognized as one of several regional councils of government and is a memebr of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. 

    Illinois Municipal League - The Illinois Municipal League was founded in 1914 and has worked continuously for the benefit of municipalities.  The governing board is comprised of Mayors and Village Presidents.  

  12. Taxes and Fees
    Sales Tax - Sales tax on general merchandise in the City of Crystal Lake is 7.0%.  Of 7.0%, 1% is returned each month to the City with the remainder being distributed to the State, the RTA, and the County. Home Rule Sales Tax - A 0.75% Home Rule Sales Tax was implemented under Illinois Home Rule Authority as of July 1, 2008.  A Home Rule Sales Tax on general merchandise allows core services of the City to be maintained, as well as add programs outlined in the City's Strategic Plan. The effective sales tax rate is thus 7.75%.

    Property Taxes - Property taxes include amounts levied against all real estate in the City.  The City has no Corporate Property Tax.  Real property taxes are payable semi-annually.  The first payment is due in June, the remainder is payable in September each year.  The County Treasurer collects property taxes on behalf of all taxing districts in the County including the City of Crystal Lake.  The County Treasurer periodically remits to the City its portion of the taxes collected.  

    User Fees - User-fees for water and sewer are calculated on the number of gallons of water consumed as determined by a water meter.  Meters are read every month.  Fees for water and sewer are combined in a monthly bill sent to residents and businesses.  For more information on water and sewer billing, including current rates, please click here.  
    Hotel/Motel Tax - The City of Crystal Lake Hotel/Motel Tax was established to improve the quality of life for its residents, corporate citizens and visitors.  Crystal Lake generates a 5.0% tax on overnight stays.  All of these funds are invested back into the community through designated projects and events that will enhance visitor appeal and encourage overnight stays. 

    Utility Tax - A tax is imposed upon the use of natural gas and electricity within the City as allowed by State statute.  Taxes are charged to consumers by the utility providing the services and later remitted to the City.  The Utility Tax went in to effect on September 1, 2019 and consumers will see increased taxes on their individual utility bills as of the first monthly billing possible as implemented by each utility company.  Electric taxes are collected by ComEd per State statute which requires that this tax be charged on consumption.  Consumption is taxed in ranges of kilowatts per hour where tax declines as usage increases.  Natural gas tax is collected by Nicor for both in and out of state purchases and is charged at the rate of five cents ($.05) per therm.  All revenue collected by the Utility Tax is used exclusively to pay for capital improvements in the City.  More information on the Crystal Lake Utility Tax (electricity and natural gas).

    Vehicle Stickers - Residents of Crystal Lake are required to purchase vehicle stickers within 30 days after establishing residency.  Residents have 15 days to purchase a vehicle sticker for all motor vehicle purchases.  Renewal stickers go on sale June 1st and must be displayed by July 15th.  The sticker is valid until June 30th of the following year.  All funds from the sale of the stickers are used to pay for the City's annual Street Resurfacing and Construction Program.  For more information on the City's vehicle sticker program, please click here.   

    Permits - Most projects, from new commercial buildings to small residential improvements, require a building permit.  The permit process ensures projects are constructed safely.  Plan reviews and field inspections allow the Building Division to verify that each project meets the minimum requirements of the adopted building codes and City Ordinances.  For more information on permits, please click here.

    Schedule of Fees    
    Schedule of Fines

  13. Water Quality Reports
    2019 Water Quality Report
    2018 Water Quality Report
    2017 Water Quality Report

    2016 Water Quality Report

    2015 Water Quality Report 
    2014 Water Quality Report
    2013 Water Quality Report
    2012 Water Quality Report
    2011 Water Quality Report
    2010 Water Quality Report
    2009 Water Quality Report
    2008 Water Quality Report
    2007 Water Quality Report
    2006 Water Quality Report

  14. Crystal Lake Annual Facility Inspection Reports
    MS4 Annual Report 2009/2010
    MS4 Annual Report 2010/2011
    MS4 Annual Report 2011/2012
    MS4 Annual Report 2012/2013
    MS4 Annual Report 2013/2014
    MS4 Annual Report 2014/2015
    MS4 Annual Report 2015/2016
    MS4 Annual Report 2016/2017
    MS4 Annual Report 2017/2018

  15. Notices of Intent
    2009 Notice of Intent
    2013 Notice of Intent
    2014 Notice of Intent
    2016 Notice of Intent
    2017 Notice of Intent

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