Village Government

City Government

Arthur operates with a Mayor and Council form of government.

Mayor: Matt Bernius, 217-543-2927
arthurmayor@consolidated.net

Mayor Pro Tem: Terry Clark, 217-543-2927
trusteembernius@consolidated.net

Village Clerk: Jennifer Perrine, 217-543-2927

Chief of Police: Michael S. Goodman 217-543-3141 arthurpd1@consolidated.net

Village Office Building, 120 East Progress St., Arthur IL 61911-0139
PH 217-543-2927 Fax 217-543-3714

Appointed Officials

Appointed Officials are individuals who perform their duties under the direction of the Board of Trustees.  Like the Board of Trustees, Appointed Officials are dedicated to serving the residents and community of the Village of Arthur.

Planning & Zoning Board
The Planning & Zoning Board consists of seven members, who are appointed by the President and such appointments are to be ratified by the Board of Trustees.  All members of this Board serve without pay.

The Planning & Zoning Board gives approval for new subdivisions.

Zoning Board of Appeals

The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of seven members who are appointed by the President and such appointments are ratified by the Board of Trustees.  All members of this Board serve without pay.

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall hear and decide appeals from any order, requirements, decision or determination made by the Enforcing Officer.  It shall also hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass under the Zoning Title.

The Zoning Board of Appeals does not have the power or authority to alter or change the Zoning Title or the district map; such power and authority is reserved for the Board of Trustees.

Village Attorney

The appointment of a Village Attorney is made by the President and ratified by the Board of Trustees at the first meeting in May of each year.

The Village Attorney performs the duties required of him or her by law and the provisions of the Village Code, and as he or she may be directed to perform by the President and Board of Trustees.

The Village Attorney acts as legal advisor for the Village.  It is the duty of the Village Attorney to draw ordinances, contracts, and other legal documents for the Village when so required by the Board of Trustees, or any committee thereof.

Ken Crossman
225 S. Vine Street
Arthur IL  61911
217-543-3336

ESDA Liaison

An ESDA Liaison to the Moultrie County and Douglas County ESDA Boards is appointed by the President and ratified by the Board of Trustees.  This person serves without pay.

The duties shall be as determined by said County ESDA Directors.

Richard Hein
120 E. Progress Street
PO Box 139
Arthur IL  61911
217-543-2927

Village Engineer

The Village of Arthur contracts engineering services through Consolidated Services, Inc.

Consolidated Services, Inc.
Michael Sullivan
Charleston IL  61920
217-345-9511

Village Comptroller

The Village Comptroller is appointed annually by the President and ratified by the Board of Trustees at the first meeting in May.

The Village Comptroller shall perform the duties required of him or her by law and the provisions of the Village Code, and as he or she may be directed to perform by the President and Board of Trustees.  Some of the duties include:  keeping a separate account of each fund or appropriation, and debits and credits thereto; keeping an accurate register of all warrants redeemed and paid; presenting a monthly report to the Board of Trustees showing the state of the Treasury; and to make out and file an annual report detailing all receipts and expenditures of the Village during the preceding fiscal year.

Jennifer Perrine
120 E. Progress Street
PO Box 139
Arthur IL  61911
217-543-2927
email:  villagearthur@consolidated.net

Village Deputy Clerk

The office of the Village Deputy Clerk is an appointed position.

The Deputy Clerk performs the duties of the day-to-day operations for the Village.
Erica Carter
120 E. Progress Street
PO Box 139
Arthur IL  61911
217-543-2927
email:  villagearthur@consolidated.net