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Village of Coal Valley
900 1st Street
P.O. Box 105
Coal Valley, IL 61240

Welcome to Coal Valley!

Sign for Coal Valley Municipal CenterThe Village of Coal Valley is located in Henry and Rock Island Counties, Illinois. The Village is a residential community and is a suburb of the greater Quad Cities area. Find out the history of the village.

What's New

10/11/2019 - The agenda for the next board meeting on 10/16/19 can be found HERE.

10/10/2019 - The Village of Coal Valley is soliciting qualified consulting firms to submit a qualifications packet detailing their ability to prepare plans and specifications for bidding purposes to tie into a 12-inch diameter water main starting at 12020 Niabi Zoo Road to new properly sized elevated water tower. The proposed water main extension will provide capability to connect Niabi Zoo to Coal Valley water, along with future developments and/or annexations. Qualifications packets will be accepted until end of business on November 15, 2019. Click here for Scope of Work.

10/10/2019 - The Village of Coal Valley, IL (3,800 residents) seeks a Police Chief, reports to the Village Administrator and is a working operations position, with 7 full-time and 2 part-time officers. Applicant needs 10 years work in law enforcement, must be a Certified Police Officer in the State of Illinois, with supervisory experience. The salary range is $65,000- $73,000 and person must reside within a 20-mile radius of the Village limits. Click here for the application and job description. Application and resumes are due Friday, November 15, 2019. Please send to the attention of Annette Ernst, Village Administrator, 900 1st Street, Coal Valley, IL 61240, or email to

10/07/2019 - Trunk 'R Treat, Tuesday, October 22 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Municipal Park - There is no rain date set for this event.

09/19/2019 - Trick or Treat in the Village of Coal Valley will be on Thursday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 pm.

09/18/2019 - The Village of Coal Valley is seeking a qualified individual to fill the full-time position of Water/Sewer Superintendent. Minimum requirements: State of Illinois Class C Water License, and a minimum 3 years' experience. Responsibilities include: Plan, direct, manage and maintain water treatment, distribution, and sanitary sewer along with compliance and inspections in accordance to IEPA. Candidate must possess strong knowledge of water distribution, sampling, testing, troubleshooting both water and sanitary sewer. Must possess good communications skills, the ability to handle stressful situations, and the ability to exercise good judgment in ordinary and critical situations. Applicant will have the ability to work normal working hours, overtime and call-in hours when necessary. Applicant will report to the Village Administrator. Salary will start at $55,000 (if applicant has appropriate Class C license) along with an benefit package. Please submit employment application and resume to the Village of Coal Valley Attn: Village Administrator, P.O. Box 105 Coal Valley, IL 61240 by 5:00 pm November 15, 2019.

08/27/2019 - The Village of Coal Valley will begin hydrant flushing on Monday, September 16th and throughout the month of October.

05/30/2019 - The dumpsters that are located at the Village Parks ARE NOT for residents use as this is a problem again, especially at the 1st Street Park. I am sorry to say that any violators will be issued ordinance citations by CVPD. Please refrain from this activity as violators have even left garbage next to and around the dumpsters as they are full and this takes away from the beautiful areas that we are blessed with. Thank you for your cooperation!

1/18/2018 - Please take a moment to complete this survey. The information will be provided to interested grocery stores.

01/11/2018 – The Village of Coal Valley is actively pursuing a grocery store!  Many of you may have seen the Mayor’s interview on KWQC last night at 10 pm and then again over the noon hour today.  We want to keep the positive momentum going so please visit the Mayor’s or the villages Facebook page to show your support!  Remember, there is strength in numbers!

01/05/2018 - Mayor Bartels is looking at placing some historic signs in our downtown "Post Office" park square and would like your feedback. Here are three examples of the signs that we hope to install in the "Old Town" / "Village Green".

Proposed historic district sign

Proposed historic district sign

Proposed historic district sign

Which sign / name do you prefer? One interesting and important note is that the current subdivision name for this area is in fact "Old Town". We could also go with the option of not assigning a specific name to that area? Also "Old Downtown" was considered but we could not make it aesthetically appealing.

 In order to complete this project we need donations to pay for the signs.
We are hoping to purchase 10-12 signs. Cost to make each sign is around $100.

The signs show the current street name and the original street name below.
If you live in this area your current address will not change.

If you would like to make a donation to make this project a reality please donate at Village Hall or our campaign.