Division I: Village Board of Trustees

1-2-1 COMPOSITION AND GENERAL POWERS. The Village Board shall consist of 6 Trustees, elected in conformity with this Code and state law governing elections in villages, and shall have such powers as are granted by Chapter 24, Illinois Revised Statutes, as amended. The term of office shall be for 4 years, or until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-4-7; composition of board; S 3-11-9)

1-2-2 COMPENSATION. Each Trustee shall receive a salary as provided in Article III of this chapter. Each Trustee shall be entitled to reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.

1-2-3 REGULAR MEETINGS. The regular stated meetings of the Village Board shall be held in the Village Hall Building on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. When the meeting date falls upon a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held on the following Thursday at the same hour and place, unless otherwise designated. Adjourned meetings may be held at such times as may be determined by the Trustees.

1-2-4 SPECIAL MEETINGS. Special meetings of the Village Board may be called by the Mayor or any 3 Trustees by giving at least 24 hours notice thereof, by delivering to them personally, written or printed notices of the time of such meeting at the residences of the Trustees. Such notices shall be served by mail, by the Chief of Police, or his designated representative. Said notices shall specify the purpose of said special meeting and the business to be taken up at that time and place. Such notice shall be posted at the Village Hall and shall be provided to any local station that has filed an annual request for such notice. Said notice shall be provided to such news media in the same manner as said notice is given to the Mayor and members of the Village Board, provided such news media has given the Village an address within the Village at which such notice may be given.
( Ill. Rev. Stat., Ch. 24; S 3-11-13 and Ch. 102; SS 42.02 and 42.03)

1-2-5 VACANCY. When a vacancy occurs, if more than 28 months remain in the term and the vacancy occurs not less than 130 days before the next consolidated election, the office shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by special election at that consolidated election. During the period form the time that the vacancy occurs until the next election of Trustees, the vacancy may be filled by the appointment of a Trustee by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Village Board.

1-2-6 COMMITTEES. The following standing committees of the Village Board are hereby established, to-wit:
A.

(1) Finance and Budget
(2) Street and Alley
(3) Sanitation and Drainage
(4) Health and Safety
(5) Utilities
(6) Police and Traffic
(7) Public Property

B. The committees shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Village Board of Trustees. This appointment shall be done within 30 days of the last election.
C. The Mayor shall be ex-officio chairman of each and every standing committee.
D. The first named Trustee of each committee shall be chairman.
E. So far as is practicable, reports of committees shall be in writing.
F. As provided by law, any report of a committee of the Board shall be deferred for final action thereon to the next regular meeting of the same after the report is made, upon the request of any two Trustees present.
G. Each standing committee of the Village Board shall exercise a general supervision over the affairs of the department of municipal government with which it is connected; shall ascertain the condition and needs of said department; shall from time to time, report the same to the Mayor and Village Board so that a full understanding thereof may be had, and generally, shall do all acts necessary to promote the efficiency of the Department.

1-2-7 SPECIAL COMMITTEES. Special committees may be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the advice and consent of the Trustees as may be needed from time to time.

1-2-8 QUORUM. At all meetings of the Village Board, a majority of the corporate authorities shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and if no such quorum attends such meeting of the Board, the Trustees may adjourn from day to day until a quorum is present; and shall have power to compel the attendance of absent members, except when such members are physically unable to attend such meetings.
NOTE. When the Board has a Mayor and 6 Trustees, a quorum is 4, which may consist of the Mayor and 3 Trustees or 4 Trustees.

1-2-9 MEMBERS REFUSING TO ATTEND. Any member of the Village Board who shall neglect or refuse to attend any meeting of the Village Board without good and sufficient excuse to be passed upon by the Village Board shall not receive compensation for said meeting under the provisions of this chapter. Any member who has missed 6 consecutive meeting without just cause or permission shall be subject to dismissal of the Board.

1-2-10 to 1-2-11 RESERVED.

Last Update: October 04, 2018