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October 22, 2014

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Committees

Administration and Community Affairs Committee
This Committee reviews matters concerning Village finances, administrative items, and park and recreation activities. One responsibility of this Committee is coordinating the review of the Village's annual budget.

The Committee consists of four trustees. One trustee is selected by the Village President to be Chairperson of the Committee.

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Environment and Public Services Committee
This Committee deals with issues and projects pertaining to the Public Services Department, including Public Works, Building & Code Enforcement, Building Maintenance, Engineering and Water & Sewer. Most capital projects are coordinated by this Committee. The Committee reviews public improvement projects initiated by the Village and by other governmental agencies.

The Committee consists of four trustees. One trustee is selected by the Village President to be Chairperson of the Committee.


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Zoning and Public Safety Committee
This Committee generally handles any issues which relate to zoning or Police and Fire Department operations. It also reviews the monthly reports of the Police and Fire Departments. Any parking concerns are also considered by this Committee. The Committee reviews recommendations made by the Plan Commission and forwards recommendations to the full Board.

The Committee consists of four trustees. One trustee is selected by the Village President to be Chairperson of the Committee.


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Commissions
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners
The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners consists of three members appointed by the Village President for three-year terms. The Board's sole responsibilities are in the are of hiring, promoting, and disciplining police officers and firefighters. The Board meets on an as-needed basis.


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Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the Village President to serve three-year terms. The Economic Development Commission recommends plans and actions to expand the Village's tax base and increase the Village's sales tax revenues, and encourages the establishment and maintenance of a wide variety of businesses within the Village. The Economic Development Commission recommends plans and actions to promote and maintain the charm and uniqueness of the Village and enhance the quality of life within the Village. The Economic Development Commssion recommends long-term strategic plans to maximize and maintain the Village's economic development within the Village's business community.

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Electrical Commission
The Electrical Commission consists of five voting members appointed by the Village President for four-year terms. The Commission is composed of an electrical contractor, a journeyman electrician, a registered professional engineer, an electrical supply house representative, and the Village Fire Chief. The electrical inspector serves as an ex-officio chairman of the Commission. The Commission is responsible for reviewing the Village's electrical code and making recommendations for possible changes to that code. The Electrical Commission meets quarterly.


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Finance Commission
The Finance Commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the Village President to server three-year terms. The Finance Commisssion recommends plans and actions with regards to the Village's annual budget and other financial related matters and recommends long term strategic plans with regards to the Village's annual budget and other financial related matters.


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Firefighters' Pension Fund Board
The Firefighters' Pension Fund Board is an independent board that consists of nine members serving two-year terms. The Board consists of the Village President, the Village Clerk, the Village Attorney, the Village Treasurer, the Fire Chief, three members elected by the current firefighters, and one member elected by the fund beneficiaries. The Firefighters' Pension Fund Board has control of the management of all funds belonging to or designead by law as part of the Firefighters' Pension Fund. The Board is mandated to meet once a year. Special meetings are held when necessary.

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Foreign Fire Insurance Board
The Foreign Fire Insurance Board consists of four members elected by the members of the Village Fire Department. The Fire Chief, if not elected to the Board, serves as an ex officio member of the Board. The members of the Board serve four-year terms. The Foreign Fire Insurance Board manages and administers the money in the Foreign Fire Insurance Fund. Pursuant to stare law, the Foreign Fire Insurance Fund receives its monies from a state tax imposed on fire insurance policies written by insurance companies domiciled outside of the State of Illinois. The Foreign Fire Insurance Board meets annually, no later than November 1 of each year.


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Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the Village President to serve four-year terms. The purpose of the Commission is to assist the Village Board in the preservation, protection, enhancement, rehabilitation, reconstruction, or use of historic structures, sites, or areas in the Village, and to educate the residents of the Village regarding historic the importance of historic preservation.


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Park and Recreation Commission
The Park and Recreation Commission is an advisory board consisting of nine members appointed by the Village President to serve two-year terms. The Commission advises the Board of Trustees on matters relating to plans and programs for Village parks. In addition, the Commission reviews the acquisition, maintenance, and development of parks and reviews the budget for all Park activities. The Park and Recreation Commission meets on the third Monday of each month. Special meetings are held when necessary.


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Plan Commission
The Plan Commission consists of nine members who are appointed by the Village President to serve four-year terms. The Plan Commission reviews all applications for planned unit developments, zoning code amendments, special use permits, and lot subdivisions. It then forwards recommendations to the Board of Trustees on these matters. The Plan Commission is also responsible for reviewing the exterior appearance and site plan for all nonresidential development. In addition, the Plan Commission reviews all sign permit applications and renders decisions on those permits. The Plan Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Special meetings are scheduled as needed.


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Police Pension Fund Board
The Police Pension Fund Board is an independent board that consists of five members who serve two-year terms. Two members are appointed by the Village President, one member is elected by the pension fund beneficiaries and two members are elected by the active members. The Pension Board deals with the investment of pension funds, making determinations as to an officer's ability to qualify for the fund, and rules or questions of disability pay. The Board meets quarterly. Special meetings may also be held on an as-needed basis.


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Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals is an independent Board consisting of seven members appointed by the Village President for five-year terms. The Board reviews and renders decisions on all variations to the regulations of the Zoning Code. In addition, the Board reviews appeals on matters where the applicant feels staff has misinterpreted the Zoning Code. The only appeal an individual has beyond the Zoning Board of Appeals is to the Circuit Court System. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets on the third Wednesday of each month.


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