Township Government at its Best
The Centralia Township looks forward to continuing to work productively and efficiently to serve its tax payers as a form of local government with integrity.
By law, Illinois townships are charged with three basic functions:
1) General Assistance for the indigent;
2) Assessment of real property for the basis of local taxation;
3) Maintenance of all roads and bridges outside federal, state, and other local jurisdiction.
Other services beyond the three mandated services, Township Government provides other vital services to the people next door. This may include senior citizens programs, youth programs, assistance to the disabled, parks and recreational facilities, health services and cemetery maintenance. In this regard Township Government serves its neighbors from the cradle to the grave.
Road and Bridge Maintenance Township Government maintains over 71,000 miles of roads in Illinois - a full 53 percent of all thoroughfares in the state. Centralia Township Hwy Dept provides maintenance of 52 miles of roads within the Centralia Township.