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Linda L. Buss
City Treasurer

City Hall Building
524 West Stephenson Street
Suite 310
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: (815) 235-8201
FAX: (815) 235-8874
Email: view link

City Hall Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday


MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Uphold and defend the ideals and goals of my community
  • Promote the adoption and application of the highest professional standards
  • Consider it my duty and privilege to continually improve my ability and usefulness as a public official
  • Serve the best interest of all people, ever mindful of my sacred trust
  • Endeavor to perform tasks that may be mine to perform with a practical, harmonious and constructive attitude of goodwill

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Official custodian of the City’s funds as dictated by State Statute
  • Manage and invest the City’s monetary resources
  • Enter into agreements regarding the deposit, investment or withdrawal of municipal funds
  • Prepare various financial reports to City Council and Finance Department
  • Prepare and publish the Annual Treasurer’s Report with local newspaper
  • Serve as check-and-balance to Finance Department
  • Prepare and record all Motor Fuel Tax transactions
  • Coordinate Motor Fuel Tax Audit with Illinois Department of Insurance
  • Serve as Treasurer for the Freeport Firefighters’ Pension Fund and the Freeport Police Pension Fund
  • Control the receipt and disbursement of pension fund assets
  • Coordinate and administer pension fund investments
  • Maintain contribution records for all active fire and police personnel
  • Maintain records for all pensioners
  • Prepare and present various financial reports to the Pension Fund Trustees
  • Attend all pension fund meetings
  • Serve as liaison between the financial community and the trustees
  • Serve as liaison between the beneficiaries and the trustees
  • Perform all pension related accounting transactions
  • Assist fire and police personnel with the pension process
  • Assist in completion of the Division of Insurance Annual Report for tax levy purposes
  • Assist with completion of year-end audit
  • Prepare year-end 1099 Forms for pensioner

DID YOU KNOW?

The first City Treasurer, Elias W. Salisbury, was elected on April 9, 1855 for a one year term. Subsequent treasurers served one year terms until 1945 when the length of the term was changed to four years. The longest serving treasurer to date was Ethel Brewster. She served 32 years from 1945 to 1977. Our current treasurer, Linda L. Buss, has served the citizens of Freeport since she first took office on May 1, 1993.

Documents Provided:

Police Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2016 view
Police Pension Fund Report 10 year history - August 3, 2015 view
Police Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2015 view
Police Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2014 view
Police Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2013 view
Police Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2012 view
Fire Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2016 view
Fire Pension Fund Report 10 year history - August 3, 2015 view
Fire Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2015 view
Fire Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2014 view
Fire Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2013 view
Fire Pension Fund Report for Tax Levy as of April 30, 2012 view
Treasurer Report FY 2015-2016 view
Treasurer Report FY 2014-2015 view
Treasurer Report FY 2013-2014 view
Treasurer Report FY 2012-2013 view
Treasurer Report FY 2011-2012 view
Treasurer Report FY 2010-2011 view
Treasurer Report FY 2009-2010 view
Treasurer Report FY 2008-2009 view
Treasurer Report FY 2007-2008 view
Treasurer Report FY 2006-2007 view
Treasurer Report FY 2005-2006 view

 

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Freeport City Hall
524 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203