City Treasurer Beth Hopkins

Hopkins, Beth-ColorThe City Treasurer's position is an elected position, with elections taking place every four years. He or she has one assistant in the office.

Duties of the City Treasurer are as follows:

• Receives monies from the City Clerk's office for distribution to various City fund  
  accounts which are all maintained in local banks.

• Balances bank statements each month for all City accounts.

• Maintains in-house ledger book containing current balances for all City funds.

• Prepares a monthly Treasurer's report outlining receipts, expenditures and 
  investments to be presented to the City Council for review.

• Is responsible for investing monies and acquiring the best rates for Certificates of 
  Deposit, United States Treasury Notes or other approved investment vehicles.

• Is a non-voting member of the Jacksonville Firemen's Pension Board of Trustees 
  and a non-voting member of the Jacksonville Policemen's Pension Board
  of Trustees.

• Is the central drop for outgoing City mail within the Municipal Building; this mail is
   metered, bundled and mailed daily.

The most frequently asked questions of this office are inquiries regarding property tax values, payment schedules, etc. All property taxes for Morgan County are handled by the Morgan County Supervisor of Assessment, 217-243-8557, and are payable in the office of the Morgan County Treasurer, 217-243-4311 (this is not a city function).