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Progressing in the spirit of Lewis & Clark
Welcome to the City of Wood River
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Economic Development

Please click on this link to access the Riverbend Growth Association Website. This website provides extensive information on the Riverbend area including the City of Wood River.

Wood River Assessed Value:

Equalized Assessed Valuation 2011 $126,702,506

2011 Tax Rate = 1.6182 (City tax 1.3138 + Library tax .3044)

2009 Tax Rate = 1.5698 (City tax 1.2626 + Library tax .3072)

Representative Tax Rates for Property within the City

(per $100 Assessed Valuation)

Tax Tear: 2011

School Districts 

Taxing Bodies** Wood River Roxana Edwardsville
Madison County 0.6864 0.6864 0.6864
Wood River Township 0.1296 0.1296  
Wood River Road and Bridge 0.1755 0.1755   
City of Wood River & Library 1.6182 1.6182 1.6182
St. Louis Regional Airport 0.0670 0.0670  
Lewis & Clark College Dist. #536 0.5588 0.5588 0.5588
Wood River-Hartford Elementary SD #15 2.9317    
East Alton-Wood River CUSD #14 2.1651    
Roxana CUSD #1   3.8922  
Edwardsville CUSD #7     4.0509
FT. Russell Rd & Bridge     0.3455
FT. Russell Township     0.1666
Totals 8.3323 7.1277 7.4264

** The City of Wood River lies within 3 separate school districts: Wood River, Roxana, and Edwardsville. The tax rate will vary depending on which district your property is located within. See above.

FYI:
Portions of the city lie within the Riverbend Enterprise Zone and Two TIF Districts. Please contact the Finance Director at 251-3131 for more information.

The City of Wood River has annexed over 600 acres of property since 2005.

The City has also experienced more than $110 Million of Commercial Development since 2005.

Newly Developed Subdivisions:

Rock Hill Trails (Green subdivision) approx 300 lots
Grandview Hills approx. 80 lots

New Construction Permits:

 

2010

2011

2012

Residential 3 2 1
Commercial 3 3 3

Wood River Population

2010 Census 10,657
2000 Census 11,296
1990 Census 11,490
1980 Census 12,499

Source:  Claritas Inc.

Transportation

Highways

 
Route Distance
Interstate 44 20 miles South
Interstate 55 10 miles East
Interstate 64 15 miles South
Interstate 70 14 miles South
Interstate 255 7 miles South
Interstate 270 5 miles South
U.S. 67 3 miles West
Illinois 3 Local
Illinois 100 4 miles West
Illinois 111 Local
Illinois 140 3 miles North
Illinois 143 Local

Railroads

   
Company Track Classification Direction
Illinois Central Gulf Main Line North/South
Illinois Terminal   East/West

Airports

   
Name/City Distance Service
St. Louis Regional/Bethalto, IL 3 miles Charter and Freight
Lambert International/St. Louis, MO 15 miles Passenger and Freight
Mid-Americal/O'Fallon, IL 25 miles Charter, Passenger, and Freight

General Commodity Motor Carriers

 
St. Louis Area River Bend Area
Common Carriers - 100 Common Carriers - 36
Package/Local Carriers - 220 Package/Local Carriers - 6
Terminals - 1 Terminals - 1

Intermodal Carriers

   
Company Location Distance
Conrail Fairmont City 22 miles Southeast
Union Pacific (SSW) Dupo 31 miles South
Illinois Central Venice 17 miles South
Southern Pacific East St. Louis 25 miles Southwest
Gateway Western Venice 17 miles South

Waterways

   
Mississippi River Distance Channel Depth
Alton Barge Terminal 2 miles North 9' minimum
Tri-City Port District 7 miles South 9' minimum

Utilities/Public Services

Electricity

 
Ameren Illinois (800) 755-5000
Natural Gas  
Ameren Illinois (800) 755-5000

Telecommunications

 
Local Carrier SBC/AT&T, (618) 463-1736
Transmission Systems Fiber Optics/Copper
Switching System Analog/Digital/Electronic
Regional Switching Office Collinsville
Local Switching Office (POP) 204 Lorena Avenue

Water Treatment

 
Operator City of Wood River
Source American Bottoms Aquifer
Maximum Pumping Capacity 3.00 MGD
Maximum Treatment Capacity 3.00 MGD
Average Daily Demand 1.00 MGD
Peak Daily Demand 1.50 MGD
Reserve Capacity* 1.50 MGD
*Reserve Treatment Capacity = Maximum Treatment Capacity Less Peak Daily Demand
Source:  City of Wood River Water Department

Sewage Treatment

 
Operator Wood River Regional WWTF
Treatment Process Activated Sludge
Plant Design Capacity 5.1 MGD
Average Daily Demand 3.9 MGD
Reserve Treatment Capacity* 1.2 MGD
*Reserve Treatment Capacity = Plant Design Capacity Less Average Daily Demand
Source:  Wood River Regional WWTF  (618) 254-4074

Solid Waste Disposal

 
Non-Hazardous Landfill Non-Hazardous Landfill/Special Waste
Roxana Landfill Waste Managment, Inc.
Roxana Chouteau Island
10-year expected lifespan 10-year expected lifespan
(618) 656-6883 (618) 452-0148

Government

Form Council/Manager Councilmen - 5
Police Protection City - 19 County - 68
Fire Protection Full-time - 9 Volunteer - 15
Fire Insurance Class #4 (Incorp.) Class #7 (Unincorp.)
Planning Commissions    
  City of Wood River Planning Commission (City)
  Land Use Committee (County)
Zoning Zoning Board of Appeals (City)
Codes 2006 International Code Council  

1988 Community Development Plan

Click here to view the 1988 Community Development Plan.