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GIS & IT


WEBSITE

It is our goal to provide the citizens of Sullivan and visitors with the most updated information available.

If you know of any additions, corrections, or errors, please let me know as soon as possible. Also, if there is any information you would like available, please let me know and we will see if it is possible to get that information out to the public.

 

GIS

We are currently in the process of turning our utility information into a GIS database.

Any questions regarding the City's website or GIS activities should be directed to:

Monte Johnson
PO Box 145
Sullivan, IL 61951
217-728-4541
montej@sullivanil.us

 

MAPS

If there is a certain map you are looking for, or information you would like placed on a map, please let me know. I'd be happy to get a map made and posted here for everybody's convenience.

 

Sullivan TIF District Map

Sullivan Zoning Map

Emergency Snow Route Map

Snowmobile & ATV Route Map

Voting Precincts within Sullivan's City Limits

Sullivan Parade Route Map (.pdf)

Sullivan High School Car Parade Map (.pdf)

Sullivan Rotary Bike Route In Town (.pdf)

Sullivan Rotary Bike Route Country (.pdf)

Moultrie County Rural Road Map

 

Moultrie County Voting District Maps

Sullivan Township Precinct Map Dora Township
Sullivan Township Precinct 1, in City Limits East Nelson Township
Sullivan Township Precinct 2, in City Limits Jonathan Creek Township
Sullivan Township Precinct 3, in City Limits Lovington Township
Sullivan Township Precinct 4 Detailed view of Lovington
Sullivan Township Precinct 5, in City Limits Lowe Township
Sullivan Township Precinct 6, in City Limits Marrowbone Township
Sullivan Township Precinct 7, in City Limits Detailed view of Bethany
Detailed view of Sullivan Precincts 1 & 6 Whitley Township
Detailed view of Sullivan Precincts 2, 3, & 5  
Detailed view of Sullivan Precincts 4 & 7  
All Sullivan Township Precincts within the City Limits  

Electric Department Maps

The following maps are to be used for informational purposes only. The placement of the electric lines on the maps is not accurate. These maps only give you an idea of an approximate place electric lines are located. Please note that electric lines may be moved or changed, and those changes may not be shown on the following maps.

Make sure you call JULIE before digging!1-800-892-0123

 

Electric Department Main Power Lines - Listed as Overhead or Underground Lines

Electric Department Main Power Lines - Listed by Circuit

 

 

Electric Department

517 W. Water St
Sullivan, IL 61951
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EMPLOYEES

Distribution Foreman Shannon Risley
Generation Foreman Doug Carnes
Mechanic/Maintenance Foreman Ed Righter
Journeyman Lineman Roger Betzler  
Journeyman Lineman,
Certified Fiber Optics Installer
Kim Harris
Operator  Mark Conlin
Operator Bret Guin
Journeyman Lineman,
Certified Fiber Optics Installer
David Welsh
Operator/Maintenance Darren Tull
Operator Ed Briscoe
Operator Don Clements
Secretary Amy Pope  

CURRENT POWER PLANT

The present power plant has a total of ten units ranging from 1000 to 6000 HP, with a total rated capacity of 19,632 kWh. Of these ten units, nine of these engines are operated on dual fuel (natural gas and #2 diesel fuel). The remaining unit is operated on diesel fuel alone.

The present distribution systems serves approximately 2072 residential customers, and 369 commercial, and 3 industrial customers. It consists of 85 pole miles of 12 kV overhead distribution line, 10 circuit miles of 12 kV underground distribution line, and 7 pole miles of overhead 69 kV transmission line.

The power plant and substation will be completely retrofitted with up to date controls, switchgear, and SCADA system by August of 2002, with the installation of a new 25 mVa power transformer, total system output capacity is 56 mW.

On July 23, 1999 the electrical system set a record summer peak load of 14,904 kW. A record of 7,177,800 kWh for gross production and purchased power was set during July of 1999.

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HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT

The historical era of the City of Sullivan Electric Department is a most interesting one, the contents of which sound quite comical to us now living in these modern times.

In 1892, the supplier of electrical energy to the City was privately owned by John H. Baker, a local attorney. The City purchased power from Mr. Baker to operate a total of 32 street lights for an average cost of $200.00 per month. It is noted in old City records that the night policeman was to procure a book in which to enter the amount of time the street lights burned. In turn, he was to submit a monthly time report to the City officials.

In 1901, the franchise with Mr. Baker expired and a new contract was offered by the Sullivan Electric Company, successor of Mr. Baker. This contract was to be for a period of one year, the cost to be $60.00 per light per year. At that time, the City was equipped with a total of 40 lights, standard 2000 candlepower. The City officials thought these rates completely unreasonable and claimed all contracts defective. The City therefore refused to pay for any power from said Company and on December 16, the City officials invited bids for lighting of said City. One stipulation of this request was, "The contract would require an all night service, on a moon light schedule, the Mayor to control the use of lights on dark or cloudy nights.

In 1903, the Street Light Committee was instructed to make arrangements for lighting streets of the City. It was decided the most suitable place to operate a power plant would be in the building of the City Waterworks. All necessary apparatus for conducting electricity was installed, and the Superintendent of the Waterworks was to have a general supervision over the electric light plant.

In 1913, Central Illinois Public Service Company asked for a franchise to supply the City with electrical power, but the proposal was tabled indefinitely. It appears the former supplier attempted to sell all rights granted to him by a City Ordinance to CIPS. They, in turn, proceeded to use all poles, transformers, etc. within the City with no regard to the City itself or to their legal right to this action.

1914 was the year that plans and specifications was presented for the erection of a municipal light plant, and the following year, the City terminated all CIPS operations within the City. This action resulted a lawsuit between the City and CIPS. A petition was circulated to all legal voters for right to pass the appropriation ordinance to enable said City to advertise for bids for a power plant.

As time lapsed of 13 years prompted the voters of the City to present to appropriate a large sum of money for the purpose of providing new, better, larger and additional equipment and machinery for the betterment and enlargement of the electric light plant.

As the old steam equipment was wearing out, and at the same time the demand usage was beginning to exceed plant capacity, it was decided to convert to the new diesel equipment. Two engines manufactured by the Fairbanks Morse Company were purchased to be installed in the newly remodeled power plant.

During 1983, Sullivan was a charter member in the organization of the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency. IMEA’s primary function is to provide wholesale electricity to its members, which they re-sell on the retail market. This enables Sullivan to have an alternate source of power plus another option for low-cost electricity.

GENERATING UNITS INSTALLED IN POWER PLANT
YEAR
HORSEPOWER
kW OUTPUT
COST
1927*
180
$15,807.00
1927*
240
$31,192.00
1928*
360
$39,451.00
1934*
420
$39,616.00
1939*
450
300
$33,854.00
1946
1000
690
$95,274.00
1948
1600
1136
$107,110.00
1951
1600 O.P.
1125
$128,963.00
1956
2100
1500
$243,020.00
1961
2800
2000
$324,189.00
1968 (replaced in '73)
6000
4300
$524,556.00
1971 (2 units)
3660
2400
$262,500.00
1994
3660
2400
$640,000.00
1994
1600
1136
$350,000.00
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YEARLY GENERATION & PURCHASED POWER RECORDS
YEAR
TOTAL GENERATION
TOTAL PURCHASED
PEAK LOAD
kWh
kWh
kW
1935
1,242,300
425
1940
2,116,000
580
1945
3,253,500
895
1950
6,545,200
1700
1955
10,088,000
2300
1960
14,289.500
3180
1965
19,012,100
4000
1966
20,519,900
5100
1967
20,944,200
4850
1968
23,564,500
6300
1969
24,277,100
6550
1970
25,362,800
6900
1975
31,233,400
8800
1980
32,062,285
10400
1985
7,690,200
30,012,000
9350
1990
24,020,500
18,780,000
11400
1995
23,234,900
29,917,164
13650
1996
8,530,650
47,833,413
13450
1997
2,170,500
56,513,592
13850
1998
6,666,000
55,839,843
14700
1999
4,446,000
59,567,512
14904
2000
4,119,900
62,213,182
14250
2001
475,000
63,858,578
14500
2002
620,700
65,076,000
15500
2003
356,900
65,042,000
15,436
2004
648,000
66,978,000
15,360
2005
3,345,880
66,837,395
16,148
2006
1,061,811
70,512,508
16,344
2007
314,252
73,597,008
16,663
2008
133,541
68,040,000
14,371
2009
119,334
63,983,516
15,377
2010
493,642
71,685,456
16,922
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Gas Department

RR 3

(West edge of Sullivan at Kirksville Blacktoop)
Sullivan, IL 61951
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Employees:

Superintendent - Richard Barnes

Lead Worker - Ron Weaver

Distribution Worker - Sean Leavitt

Distribution Worker - Josh Isaacs

Distribution Worker - Danny Bathe

Secretary - Karen Skidis

Service:

Approximately 49 miles of Gas Main servicing 2,460 residential, commercial and industrial customers.

Service area includes the City of Sullivan, Illinois, Masonic Home, Fox Harbor, Elim Springs Subdivision, Country Club Subdivisions, and the new industrial park on the west edge of Sullivan

Members of:

Illinois Public Energy Association

Okaw Valley Gas Operators Association

National Association of Gas Consumers

 

Water and Sewer Departments

 

WATER DEPARTMENT
SEWER DEPARTMENT
1076 State Hwy 32, Sullivan
RR # 1, Sullivan
728-7124
728-8421
Mark Allsop, Foreman

Justin Farris,
Foreman

 

 

 

Street Department

RR # 1

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Travis Hughes, Superintendent

 

Refuse Permit Information

As of July 1, 2011, all pay for hire contractors must have a City of Sullivan refuse permit in order to dump yardwaste and concrete on the City dump site. City of Sullivan refuse permits may be obtained at the City of Sullivan City Building Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.

This is confirmed under Ordinance 11-08 in the City Ordinance Code Book.

 

 

Leaf Burning Restrictions

Please read the attached document containing the City Code regarding Restrictions on Burning of Landscape Waste

 

 

Emergency Snow Routes Map

Snowmobile & ATV Route Map

Greenhill Cemetery

E. Water Street

Sullivan, IL 61951

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Kurk Grohler, Superintendent

Wyman and Tabor Parks

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Directions: Go North on either Main Street or Worth Street to get to Wyman park. Go North on Worth Street to get to Tabor Park.

Wyman Park Sign

Sullivan boasts two 40-plus acre parks. Wyman Park was established in the will of Albert Wyman in 1912. It offers picnic facilities, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, a skateboard park, a frisbee golf course, playground equipment, including a Kiddie Koral for young children, and fishing in Wyman Lake.

Tabor Park, also bequeathed to the City of Sullivan, offers jogging or hiking trails complete with exercise stations, and is handicapped accessible. It is lcoated along tree-lined Asa Creek, and also features prairie grasses and some picnic facilities

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Pictures of Wyman & Tabor Parks.

Frisbee Golf Information

Police Department


307 S. VanBuren
Sullivan, IL  61951
728-4351  
John Love, Police Chief

The Sullivan Police Department is dedicated to

 "Protecting and Serving." 

The Sullivan Police Department needs your help in keeping the community safe for our children.  Please obey all traffic laws and be respectful of others.  If you can do your job by obeying laws, the Sullivan Police can do their job by helping to protect and serve you!

EMPLOYEES

John Love, Chief of Police
Janet Dirks
Jim Waggoner
Andew Pistorius
Brandon Beckwith
Chase Kull
Josh Qualls
Jeff Waite
Jared Hayse
Zach Nichols

 

 

City Building/Treasurer's Office
2 West Harrison St.
Sullivan, IL 61951
217-728-4383