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 the 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.

Mick Porter, Mayor


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April 17, 2017

The Momence Police will be conducting the 2017-2018 Golf Cart and Utility Vehicle Inspections beginning May 1, 2017 at the Momence Police Department from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., each day of the week. The current (green) 2016-2017 registration stickers are valid until May 31, 2017. The fee for the 2017-2018 registration sticker is $25.00, if purchased prior to May 31, 2017. All golf carts and utility vehicles inspected and registered after May 31, 2017 will be required to pay a $50.00 fee for the registration sticker, except for new purchases. The applications can be found on the Police Department website and click on FORMS /REPORTS on the right-hand side of the page. Applications can also be picked up at the Momence Police Department. All golf carts and utility vehicle owners seeking a registration sticker must complete a registration application, and all vehicles seeking a registration sticker must have all the required equipment in working order. A reminder to all cart owners, per ordinance, operators of the vehicles must be 16 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license. Residents who witness underage/unlicensed drivers operating golf carts/utility vehicles are encouraged to contact the Momence Police Department. For the safety of others and your child, no matter how responsible you believe your child may be, the vehicles are not to be driven by underage or unlicensed individuals.

In other news, garbage receptacles are to be placed in the alley or to the street (if you have no alley) on the evening before collection and are to be removed on the evening of collection. The receptacles/toters remaining along the street for extended periods of time are unsightly and subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per offense. While some individuals pull the receptacles/toters away from the streets, they should not be left in front yards. Getting into the routine of placing and removing the receptacles within the specified time-frame and not leaving them in the front yard is very important and part of being a good neighbor.

Also, as lawn care gets attended to, residents are reminded to clear the grass clippings away from the street gutters and sidewalks. Keeping the streets clear of clippings keeps the storm sewers clear for better drainage, lightens the workload on the street sweeper, and helps to maintain a nice appearance in front of your home.

Finally, the artwork of numerous Momence High School Art students is still on display at City Hall, 105 W Washington, until this Thursday, April 20th. A special thank you to MHS Art Teacher, Mrs. Julie Tallman, for bringing these fine pieces in for display!

Mick Porter
Mayor, City of Momence

The Momence City Council

2016 City Council

The Momence City Council consists of the Mayor, City Clerk, Treasurer, and eight Alderpersons. Pictured above: Standing L to R: 4th Ward Alderman Mark Lesyna, 3rd Ward Alderman David Cook, 2nd Ward Alderman Chuck Steele, Mayor Mick Porter, 4th Ward Alderman Jack Metz, 3rd Ward Alderman John Rehmer. Seated L to R: 1st Ward Alderwoman Diann Denton, 2nd Ward Alderwoman Nova Metz, City Clerk Jenene Henson, Treasurer Becky Peterson, 1st Ward Alderwoman Carrie Navratil.

The City Council meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, and other times as necessary. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM, and the City Council agendas are posted on the Fridays that precede the Monday meeting dates. All meetings are held in compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.