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The Village of Swansea

Swansea is primarily a residential and professional business community of over 13,000 residents, strategically located close to state and interstate highways. The governing body of the Village is made up of a Board of Trustees and is headed by the President of the Board. ...Read more

The Area

A multitude of services and activities are available just minutes away from the Village of Swansea. St. Clair Square, one of the largest shopping malls in the area, is located just north of Swansea in Fairview Heights. Two major hospitals (Memorial and St. Elizabeth's) are located in Belleville . St. Louis, Missouri is only a 15 - 20 minute drive away.

Swansea Government

The term “Village” does not relate to the size of a particular municipality. Rather, it refers to a form of government which is made up of a Board of Trustees (the legislative body) headed by the President of the Board (same as a Mayor - the executive branch of local government). An elected clerk maintains the village’s records and an elected treasurer manages its finances. The Board of Trustees is comprised of six members, each elected to a four year term. These trustees are elected “at-large”, meaning they do not represent a particular area of the Village, but represent the interests of all residents, regardless of where they live. A “city” on the other hand, is divided into wards, and aldermen are elected from each ward to represent the residents who live within that geographic area. Residents with questions or concerns may discuss those with any trustee or the President of the Board of Trustees, or simply call the Swansea Government Center at (618) 234-0044.

Swansea Today

Swansea is recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the metro-east. A major Metrolink train station is located in Swansea. Commuters may leave their vehicles in the well-lighted parking areas and ride the air-conditioned metro trains from Scott AFB to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport with stops at many locations throughout the metro-east. Many passengers "ride the rails" to and from work each day. It's a great way to travel to and from the airport, as people may leave their vehicles at the Swansea Station for up to two weeks.

Advisory Boards Trustees' Agendas and Minutes

The primary duty of all Boards of the Village of Swansea is to review the agenda items presented to the Board and recommend a course of action to the Village Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the decision making body for the Village.

Planning & Zoning Board -
Minutes & Agendas

Committee meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:00 pm followed by a Board Meeting at 7:00 pm. Agendas may be viewed in the lobby of the Government Center on the Friday prior to the next scheduled meeting. To place an item on the Board of Trustee's Agenda, please forward your written request to the Village Administrator before the Thursday morning agenda meeting. Agenda meetings are held each Thursday at 9:00 a.m. for the meetings that are scheduled for the following week.

Village Finances Village Departments

Village budget and other financial information.
2013 Audited Financial Statement

A list of Village departments, their functions, and contact information

Municipal Code Vote

The Municipal Code is updated on a monthly basis. Forms the basis of how the Village of Swansea is governed and used in conjunction with Illinois State Statutes.

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