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WATERMAN, ILLINOIS

Mayor Clidea Lave (815) 264-3652
City Clerk Kathy Bock (815) 264-3652
Police Department Charles Breeze, Chief of Police (815) 264-3574
Fire Department Ed Bowman, Fire Chief (815) 264-3284
 

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General Information

    
POPULATION         1980      1990      2000   Current    CLIMATE
City                943     1,074         0     1,289    Avg. Winter Temp      21.00 F   -6.11 C
County           74,624    77,932         0    90,000    Avg. Summer Temp      73.00 F   22.77 C
Labor Market     74,624    77,932         0    90,000    Avg. Annual Rainfall  35.00 In  88.90 Cm
                                                         Avg. Annual Snowfall  32.00 In  81.28 Cm

Economic Development Amenities

Municipal Services
     Local Government TRUSTEE / TRUSTEES / VILL     Municipal Zoning YES
   Comprehensive Plan No             - Rev. 1964       County Zoning YES
Subdivision Ordinance YES                                  Home Rule NO 
  w/ Design Standards                                 Public Library YES
 Emergency 911 System YES                               Rescue Squad YES
 
 Fire Insurance Class  7    in city   0    outside
 
                         Full Time  Part Time  Volunteer
      Fire Department            0          0         22
    Police Department            0          4          0
 
Commercial Services
General Waste Disposal YES            Radio Stations   0
Special Waste Disposal YES               TV Channels  36
                                               Cable YES
                                          Newspapers   0 Daily    0 Weekly
                                          
         Machine Shops   1  If none, distance to nearest     MI      KM
            Tool & Die   0  If none, distance to nearest  11 MI   18 KM
 
                 Banks   1  Assets $     23,500,000
     Savings and Loans   0  Assets $              0
 
Additional Economic Amenities
Competitive Communities Initiatives NO      Stages    0      Foreign Trade Zone NO 
                    Enterprise Zone NO                       Tax Increment Financing Dist NO 
 
Remarks

Transportation

MotorCarrier
   Highways Serving Community   1 Federal   1 State
Interstates Serving Community I-88, I-39                                        
          Nearest Interchange NO   Distance    11 MI   18 KM

      Motor Freight Terminals   2
               Local Carriers  28
          Interstate Carriers  58
          Intrastate Carriers  28

     Package Delivery Service YES
       Commercial Bus Service NO 

Air
Nearest Commercial Airport CHICAGO O'HARE INTL AIRPORT
                     Local NO    65 MI104 KM
       Commercial Airlines   50   Flights per day 1800

    Nearest Public Airport DE KALB TAYLOR MUNI AIRPORT
                     Local NO   11 MI   18 KM
           Type of Surface CONCRETE       
            Longest Runway  5,000 FT   1,525 M 
            Runway Lighted YES
            Fuel Available YES    Charter Service Available YES
     Pvt Storage Available YES    Pvt Maintenance Available YES

Water
City Adjoins Navigable Water NO 
            Name of Waterway NONE                     
                Public Barge NO 
               Private Barge NO 
               Channel Depth     0 FT      0 M
            Length Of Season  0 Months
           Public Dock Local NO    35 MI   56 KM

Travel Time
(distance and travel time for goods in transit to selected major cities)

              Highway   Highway    Days       Days
City           Miles      Km.     by Rail   by Truck
-----------   -------   -------   -------   --------
Atlanta           774     1,238       2         2
Chicago            60        96       1         1
Cleveland         403       645       1         2
Dallas            864     1,382       2         3
Denver            956     1,530       2         3
Detroit           331       530       1         1
Kansas City       444       710       2         2
Los Angeles     2,035     3,256       4         5
Memphis           494       790       2         2
Minneapolis       367       587       1         1
New Orleans       884     1,414       2         2
New York          900     1,440       2         2
St. Louis         243       389       1         1
Seattle         2,003     3,205       4         4

Railroad(s)                Frequency of Switching
BURLINGTON NTHRN/SANTA FE              
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       

Piggyback Service NO    30 MI   48 KM
Container Service NO    30 MI   48 KM

Remarks

Utilities

Water

      Water Supplier MUNICIPAL                
        Water Source WELL           

                                    Gallons/Day          Liters/Day 
              Storage Capacity          200,000             760,000
            Treatment Capacity          400,000           1,520,000
          Average Daily Demand          100,000             380,000
             Peak Daily Demand          200,000             760,000
               Excess Capacity          200,000             760,000

Waste Water Treatment
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant PRIMARY        
                       Process                     
            Treatment Capacity          400,000           1,520,000
                  Present Load          100,000             380,000
               Excess Capacity          300,000           1,140,000

Natural Gas - Electricity - Telecommunications
            Gas Supplier NICOR                    
       Electric Supplier COMMONWEALTH EDISON      
Local Telephone Supplier G.T.E.                                            
       Digital Switching YES
            Fiber Optics YES
 Long Distances Carriers AT&T MCI GTE  

Remarks

Health Facilities

 Number of Hospitals in Community  0    Total Number of Beds      0
  If No Hospital, Dist to Nearest  14 MI   22 KM
                           Clinic NO 
             Doctors in Community     0
            Dentists in Community     0
Emergency Medical Treatment Local NO     0 MI    0 KM

Remarks
KISHWAUKEE HOSPITAL - DEKALB - 133 BEDS.  VALLEY
WEST HOSPITAL - SANDWICH - 68 BEDS.

Education Facilities (in community)

Type                 Number  Teachers  Enrollment
-------------------  ------  --------  ----------
Elementary                1        11         231
Junior High               0         0           0
High School               1        21         297
Trade & Technical         1         0          17
Community College         0         0           0
Four-Yr College           0         0           0
University                0         0           0

Latest A.C.T. Composite Score 20.1

Remarks
NRTHRN IL UNIV. & KISHWAUKEE COMM. COLL. - 16
MILES FROM WATERMAN. WATERMAN HIGH SCHOOL CONS.
WITH SHABBONA, IL CREATING SCHOOL DISTRICT 424,
BUSING JR HIGH TO WATERMAN & HIGH SCHOOL TO
SHABBONA. ELEMENTORY REMAINS IN WATERMAN.

Employment

Major Employers In The Community

                                                          Union            Year
Employer                   Product/Service     Employees  Affiliation      Established
-------------------------  ------------------  ---------  ---------------  -----------
INDIAN CREEK SCHOOL        EDUCATION                  35  WATERMAN ED AS      0
DISTRICT                 
VISION                     METAL PICKLING             25  NONE             1996
                         
NATIONS FROZEN PIZZA       FOOD SERVICE               50  UCFWA            1959
                         
MONSANTO GLOBAL            HYBRID SEED CORN           25  NONE             1936
SEED GROUP               
KAUFFMAN POULTRY           PROCESS FRESH TURKEY       11  NONE             1933
                         
WATERMAN STATE             FINANCIAL SERVICES         15  NONE                0
BANK                     

Labor Force
Labor Force Summary for DEKALB LMA                              
Annual Average for Year 1999
      Total Labor Force    47,974
             Unemployed   1,616
             Percentage   3.40%
         Total Employed    46,358
          Manufacturing  13.40%
      Non-Manufacturing  83.50%
            Agriculture   3.10%

Community Union Activity
       Last Year Data Available 1999
Labor Relations Board Elections 
         Number in Last 5 Years   0
            Number won by union   0
          Number won by company   0
      Work stoppage occurances
            within last 5 years   0
   Number of employees involved       0

Wage Rates
Wage rates for experienced workers in selected occupations working in the '99-'00 DEKALB COUNTY    

Occupation                 Entry      Top   Occupation                 Entry      Top
----------------------   -------  -------   ----------------------   -------  -------
Accountant/Auditor       $ 12.01  $ 22.77   Maintenance Mechanic     $ 10.45  $ 17.77
Assembler-Electronic     $  7.06  $ 13.82   Office Clerk             $  7.16  $ 10.11
Assembler-Production     $  7.06  $ 11.20   Secretary                $  7.57  $ 14.56
Computer Operator        $  9.19  $ 23.77   Sheet Metal Worker       $  7.72  $ 31.89
Computer Programmer      $ 15.66  $ 33.66   Ship-Recving Clerk       $  7.19  $ 15.75
Data Entry Operator      $  7.46  $ 11.32   Systems Analyst          $ 15.66  $ 33.66
Drill or Punch Press     $  7.33  $ 13.56   Technician               $  7.16  $ 13.08
Engineer                 $ 15.66  $ 34.91   Tool & Die Maker         $ 12.65  $ 21.50
Janitor/Porter/Cleaner   $  6.50  $ 10.09   Warehouse Worker         $  7.99  $ 16.17
Laborer                  $  7.99  $ 11.83   Welder                   $  8.60  $ 14.32
Machinist                $ 10.00  $ 17.39   Word Processor           $  7.03  $ 12.36

Remarks
SOURCE: 1998 DEKALB COUNTY EDC WAGE SURVEY
(EXPERIENCE START).  1999 IL DEPT. OF EMPLOYMENT
SECURITY WAGE DATA CHICAGO PMSA (TOP WAGES).

Community Facilities

(Available within 10 miles)

                   Motels/Hotels      13        Protestant Churches  56
                 Number of Rooms     800          Catholic Churches   5
                     Restaurants      84          Jewish Synagogues   1
Capacity of Largest Banquet Room     500              Country Clubs   1
             Public Golf Courses       5               Health Clubs   4
            Public Tennis Courts      10      Public Swimming Pools   1
     Public Access to Lake/River YES
              Name of Lake/River KISHWAUKEE RIVER                                  

Remarks
SHABBONA STATE PARK.

Tax Structure

Property tax rates per $100 assessed valuation.
Valuation is 33.3% of real property except in Cook
County where commercial property is assessed at
38% and industrial property is assessed at 36%.

Property Tax Rates
    Year 1999          Total Property Tax Rates      Total Sales Tax Rate  6.25%
    City  0.4400%      For Two Previous Years        Utility Tax On 
  County  0.8343%          0          0                 Electricity  0.00%
  School  4.0065%         0.0000%    0.0000%            Natural Gas  0.00%
Other(s)  1.6902%                                         Telephone  0.00%
   Total  6.9710%                                             Water  0.00%

Remarks

Location Services and Other Information

Economic / Industrial                Profile Information
Development Contact                  Provided By        
Roger Hopkins                        Roger Hopkins                      
Executive Director                   Executive Director       
DeKalb County EDC                    DeKalb County EDC                  
421 N. California, #200              421 N. California, #200            
Sycamore, IL  60178                  Sycamore, IL  60178    
Phone (815) 895-2711                 Phone (815) 895-2711
  Fax (815) 895-8713                   Fax (815) 895-8713

Other Information
Zip Code(s) 60556           Rep Dist            76                          
                            Senate Dist         38                           
                            Congressional Dist  14               


 

Last updated 05/17/2000
Copyright 2001 by Department of Commerce and Community Affairs