City of Momence

An Old Border Town

Momence Theater downtown Momence
Conrad Park Entrance Log Cabin Blooming tree Momence Depot St. Pat's Walk Bridge

Welcome to the City of Momence

Photo of Mayor Mick Porter

On behalf of the City Council, welcome to the City of Momence.  Momence is located approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. To arrive in Momence from north, or south, you may want to “Drive the Dixie” Highway!  Dixie Hwy/Rt 1 is the major thoroughfare through the heart of downtown Momence.  Momence is a friendly community located along the banks of the Kankakee River.  Often referred to as the "Old Bordertown", Momence is home to more than 3300 residents of many faiths and cultures. You will discover that The City of Momence is a great place to work, reside, and raise a family.

The City Council and I strive to provide assistance in meeting the needs of the citizens of Momence and the many people who travel through our community. We will continue to meet the challenges of providing effective public services and responding to the citizens of the City of Momence.

City Council meetings are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:30 PM. We encourage citizens to attend the meetings and share their comments at each meeting.

Sincerely,
Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

From the Mayor’s Desk
April 14, 2014

The Street & Alley Department Committee, chaired by Alderman Chuck Steele, met last week to discuss road and sidewalk repairs.  The consensus of the committee was to have a representative of the City Engineers, Baxter and Woodman, meet with Superintendent Scott Behrends to discuss the extent of repairs to be addressed on North Locust Street from Second to Sixth Street.  A detailed discussion on what could go out for bid and/or what could be done “in-house” will be reviewed.  If the City Council decides to move forward with any road/sidewalk improvements, the revenue to pay for the improvements and the engineering costs would come from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund which has a balance of approximately $170,000.   

Finally, another reminder, the Momence Police Department will be holding Golf Cart/Recreational Off Highway Vehicle registration and inspections at the Momence Police Department, 123 West River St., on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM and Sunday, April 27, 2014 from NOON until 3:00 PM. Applicants are to bring a completed application, proof of insurance and road-ready vehicle to the Police Department on the above scheduled dates of inspection/registration. Applications and detailed vehicle safety specifications can be obtained at City Hall, the Police Department, or at the City of Momence Website.

Sincerely,

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence