Tremont Illinois
Tremont Winning Communities Past Projects

Welcome Signs Project

The Welcome to Tremont sign on the East side of Tremont is complete. This sign enhances the eastern approach into Tremont and provides a welcoming message for traffic on Route 9. Our goals with this project were to:

Place a new sign on the east side of Tremont.
Enhance the existing sign on the west side of Tremont.
Create a positive impression for travelers on Rt. 9.
Instill a sense of civic pride in our current residents.
Appeal to future residents and businesses.

Trees at the Tiber

December 2015
Another Christmas season has come and gone and along with it, another successful year with Trees at the Tiber. We hope you enjoyed the new LED lights that were purchased this year. Despite all the rain, the lights continued to come on every night. A big thank you to the 34 sponsors this year.

South Street Lake Project

Summer 2014
We have initiated a project to clean up and maintain the South Street Lake. Clean up of debris and overgrowth was completed in 2014. Ongoing maintenance and upkeep will help provide a clean eastern approach into the village.

Tremont breaks ground on the Tiber Creek Project

July 2008
This month the Tremont Winning Communities committee broke ground on the Tiber Creek Project, a much anticipated initiative that will convert and join a former industrial railroad with the Tremont City Park. The park will provide a rolling path for leisurely walks, exercise, and additional parking. Click Here for more information.

Tiber Creek Enhancement Project

May 2008
Residents of Tremont collaborate to transform the town’s corridor into a space more reflective of the growing community. The Tiber Creek Project is the first of several enhancements planned for the village. Click Here for more information.

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Community Bankers Association of Illinois

Tremont Illinois Winning Communities
published in Banks Notes Magazine,
Cover Story - January 2008
Volume 34 issue 1

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Tremont Identified Goal Areas:

The six community goal areas below were developed and prioritized by members of each committee and subsequently endorsed by the larger group of community participants. Each committee is presently working on the development and attainment of priority goals in each area.

Arts, Recreation and Leisure

Goal Area: Arts, Recreation and Leisure

Goal: To promote educational opportunities to citizens of all ages and provide recreational activities to improve the quality of life.

Measurable Objectives:
•Extend Park out to Rt. 9
•Develop new signage for Cullinan Park
•Make parks handicapped-accessible
•Redesign/enhance gardens / sitting areas at the park
•Develop a community center / all purpose building for community activities
•Develop Concerts in the Park program
•Develop a soccer field in Tremont
•Develop art classes in Tremont and a place to showcase the art

Community Development

Goal Area: Community Development

Goal: To encourage housing growth in Tremont while maintaining a small-town atmosphere, and to continue to develop a long-term community plan for marketing and growth of the community.

Measurable Objectives:
•Increase residential housing opportunities – subdivisions.
•Hire a city manager position for Tremont for the purposes of attracting residential development.
•Continue long-term community planning for Tremont.
•Develop a marketing plan for Tremont, coordinating efforts with Economic Development area.

Economic Development

Goal Area: Economic Development

Goal: Develop Tremont through a plan that will help to be appealing to desired types of new businesses as well as existing businesses.

Measurable Objectives:
•Develop an economic development planning committee.
•Establish a new restaurant in the community.
•Develop I-155 including a convenience store, recognized fast food restaurant, and a motel.
•Develop an artery off Rt. 9 that is zoned for business.
•Develop new retail business and stimulate existing businesses.


Goal Area: Image/Appearance

Goal: To have a community that is attractive and aesthetically pleasing to both residents and visitors.

Measurable Objectives:
•Develop an aesthetically pleasing corridor along Route 9 with Tiber Creek (from Sampson Street East). – Phase 1
•Beautify Main St.
•Develop an aesthetically pleasing corridor along Route 9 with Tiber Creek (from Sampson Street West.) – Phase 2
•Facilitate relationship with private developers and owners of existing storage lots and adjacent lands to convert land to its highest potential use.
•Create an incentive program for the beautification of private properties (Orchid Award)
•Encourage enforcement of laws regarding image or develop new ones.
•Clean up junk cars and lots in Tremont.


Goal Area: Infrastructure

Goal: Develop an infrastructure that will grow with the needs of the village.

Measurable Objectives:
•Determine the most safe and effective improvement of traffic flow at Sampson and Rt. 9 and then take action.
•Plan to upgrade our present treatment ponds to a treatment plant, add water and sewer lines.
•Create a plan for improving and developing new curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on all streets.
•Develop underground utilities.
•Stripe Sampson St. and mark parking spaces.
•Develop a traffic flow study for the village.


Goal Area: Technology

Goal: Quality technology infrastructure will allow Tremont to meets the needs of business and homes in today’s electronic world. Access to state of the art technologies and communication is essential to the quality of life of residents and fundamental to any economic development.

Measurable Objectives:
•Develop Tremont Community website.
•Develop computer classes for Tremont residents.
•Provide high speed internet access to all residences and businesses in Tremont area.