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Welcome to the Village of Evansville website!
Village of Evansville President, Clerk and Board of Trustees would like
to welcome you to our beautiful community located on the banks of the
Kaskaskia River. Our Village has many points of interest to offer and
we hope you enjoy it.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT EVANSVILLE, ILLINOIS:
Evansville is the only community in Randolph County that is directly
situated on the banks of the beautiful Kaskaskia River. It is in an
area of good soil fertility and is close to the major potential lake
sites in the county.
Evansville is expected to continue to grow as area and regional development exert their influences on population.
Evansville is an agriculturally oriented trading and service center,
and is also the location of a relatively large grain loading facility,
operated by Gateway Farm Service. Evansville is becoming more of a
residence center for community workers. The community is well situated
with respect to the prospects of benefiting from the development of
Randolph County's resources in the future.
**Construction of a prolonged retention time to allow for longer chemical
treatment to the Villlage of Evansville Water Plant, 1901 Leo Gross
Drive, Evansville, IL were financed
by the Clean Water or Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes the
addition to the water plant as well as the addition to a ribbon flow to
the water tower. . Once complete, it will
improve water quality
for area residents and businesses in Evansville, IL by allowing more
detention time to allow the checmicals to better treat the water that
is distributed. SRF
programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the
infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water. **
Land Use and Housing:
Evansville has more land within the village limits than it is using.
Its housing stock is generally in good condition, but the range of
housing types is limited. Zoning Codes have been in effect for over 25
years providing for a more organized constriction plan. New
construction is in compliance of BOCA National Building Code
Regulations of 1993.
Transportation and Circulations:
Evansville has relatively good north and south access over Illinois
Route 3, but is less well served in other directions. Its streets
are adequate for present and expected future traffic loads if improved
to standards and given adequate maintenance; with the reclassification
of County route 4 per traffic demands, the main thoroughfare has also
been upgraded which has allowed for an increase of agriculture commerce.
The most clearly visible prospect for Evansville is to reap some of the
benefits from the continuing trend for recreation and travel. It is
near the Mississippi River. Being situated on the Kaskaskia River and
near scenic spots in the Kaskaskia Bluffs, it is a prime spot for
The Village of Evansville is a Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.