Carol Lea McGhghy
The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining the official records for the city. The City Clerk attends all council meetings and records the proceedings. The City Clerk is an elected position.
Nauvoo City Hall 60 N. Bluff Street 1 (217) 453-2587
The City Treasurer prepares timely and accurate financial information for analysis and decision making. City Treasurer services include monthly and annual accounting, payroll, and analysis work; preparation of monthly and annual financial statements.
Tom Hopp, Chief
The Nauvoo Police Department is dedicated to the protection and security of all citizens and, in partnership with the community, to providing quality public safety services while affording dignity and respect to every individual.
Barry Cuthbert, Superintendent
Pure drinking water, environmentally-safe sewers, well paved streets, and engineering of the City’s infrastructure are included in the responsibilities of the Public Works department. As the provider of many of the basic services that affect the daily lives of everyone who lives and works in Nauvoo, our goal is to provide the most efficient and cost-effective services possible to meet the needs of our growing community, today and into the future.
The municipal water supply in Nauvoo uses the Mississippi River as its source. The system has a treatment capacity of 400,000 gallons per day, with an average daily demand of 165,000 gallons per day. Peak demand rises to 320,000 gallons per day. The system’s storage capacity is 200,000 gallons of water per day. Nauvoo’s municipal water system has an excess capacity of 110,000 gallons per day. Recently improvements were completed to the water treatment plant located at 100 Young Street next to the Mississippi River.
Nauvoo’s sewage treatment plant can manage 840,000 gallons per day. It currently treats 190,000 gallons per day, for an excess capacity of 640,000 gallons per day. There is ample room for expansion, whether due to tourist activities, more businesses or new housing. The majority of the city’s residents are connected to the city sewer systems. The residents in the Bluff Woods neighborhood use septic tanks. The sewer plant is located at 100 Water Street.
Streets, water lines, sewer lines, and storm drains in residential areas are usually built by developers; however, it’s the Public Works Department that ensures the quality of these improvements and maintains them.
We are proud to be serving the Nauvoo community.