The Village of Oblong is a non-home rule unit which operates under a commission form of government. The Village Board is comprised of the Mayor and six Trustees, four are elected for four-year terms and two are elected for two-year terms. The Village Clerk and the Village Treasurer are appointed with the consent of the Village Board.

The Village Board meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. Each Trustee is chairperson of a committee. The six committees are: Police, Finance, Water/Sewer, Building/Park, Street/Alley and Sidewalks/Lights.

There are currently 8 permanent and five part-time employees. The Village has a working budget of approximately $1,000,000.00. The population of the Village is 1580.


Cemetery . . . . . . . . East side of Oblong
City Hall . . . . . . . . . 202 S. Range St
Includes following offices:
Village Clerk
Village Treasurer
Public Works Office
Public Works Superintendent Office
Police Department
Township Office
Fire Station . . . . . . . 111 W. Main St
Public Library . . . . 110 E. Main St

Board Approved Legal Holidays

New Year's Day

Veteran's Day

Good Friday

Thanksgiving Day

Memorial Day

Day after Thanksgiving

July 4th.

Christmas Eve

Labor Day

Christmas Day





If you need records from the Village of Oblong, first obtain and complete a "Freedom of Information Request Form" from the Village Clerk's and Treasurer's Office. You should then proceed to the department where the record you are seeking is housed.

Records are housed at the following locations: Municipal Building, 202 S. Range St.
Mayor, Teresa Fielder
Village Clerk, Ladora Boyd
Village Treasurer/Deputy Clerk, Jan Miller
Public Works Superintendent,Gary Lanter
Public Works Office Manager, Dale Davis
Police Department, Colton Williamson, Chief of Police
Cemetery, Township Office, Susie Tracy
Fire Department, 111 W. Main St., Phil Mendenhall, Fire Chief
Library, 110 E. Main St.
Records and information will be made available for inspection and copying unless the records or information are exempt under the Freedom of Information Act (list of exemptions available upon request in the Village Clerk's and Treasurer's Office).

Each request will be complied with or denied within seven working days after its receipt. The seven day period may be extended up to fourteen working days if required. A copy of Freedom of Information Act is available upon request in the Village Clerk's and Treasurer's Office.
Charge per Copy . . $ .25 (or cost incurred)
Charge for Certification $2.00

Municipal Building/Village Clerk/Treasurer's Office
Fax 618-592-3922
Monday - Friday - 8 am to 2 pm



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