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Village of Hinsdale has a President
and Board of Trustees form of government. The Village
Board consists of a Village President and six Trustees
who employ a manager to carry out their legislative and
policy decisions. The Village Manager handles the day-to-day
administration of the Village.
The Village also has appointed commissions
and committees as follows: the Administration and
Community Affairs Committee; the Environment and Public
Services Committee; the Zoning and Public Safety Committee;
the Plan Commission; the Park and Recreation Commission;
the Zoning Board of Appeals; the Electrical Commission;
the Police Pension Board; the Firefighters' Pension Board;
and, the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
Village Board Meetings
President and Board of Trustees meet the first and third
Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are occasionally
rescheduled when necessary. All meetings are OPEN to the
public. Notices of all meetings are posted at the Brush
Hill train station as well as in the entrance of the Village
offices. Board minutes are available in the Village Clerk's
office and online. The Board of
Trustees may meet in private executive session only to
discuss limited matters, such as litigation, land acquisition,
and personnel. Village Board Meetings are recorded and
broadcast on tape-delay on Comcast
Channel 6 and AT&T uVerse Channel 99.
Order of Business
considered by the Village Board can be handled by one
of the following actions:
Approval or Denial -- Action
of the Board to indicate majority decision on matters
of procedure, purchases, petitions, resolutions and recommendations
is done by motion.
Referral -- When
the Board is not prepared to take definite action or when
further study is needed, the Board may refer a matter
to a committee, board or staff member for study.
Ordinances -- An
ordinance or an amendment to an ordinance is a legislative
act and generally becomes effective after approval by
Hearings -- On
certain items, before action is taken by the Board, a
public hearing is held. The time and date of the public
hearing is published in the local newspaper.
Form of Agenda
Village Board meeting follows a regular order of business
as follows: 1) Call to Order -- Roll Call, 2) Approval of
Minutes of the Previous Meeting, 3) Citizens' Petitions
(This is the only time provided for citizens to address
the Village Board on matters of interest.), 4) Consent Agenda,
5) Committee Reports, 6) Reports from Advisory Boards and
Commissions, 7) Staff Reports.
The agenda is generally prepared a day or two in advance
of the Board meeting. Items appearing on the Consent Agenda
have already been reviewed by a standing committee and recommended
for action by the Board of Trustees. Other items listed
will be discussed, and possibly action taken upon, during
the reports of the various Board committees or under staff
Citizens are invited and encouraged to participate in all
regular Board meetings. The Village President provides an
opportunity for any citizen to address the Board under the
item on the agenda referred to as Citizens' Petitions. Each
person addressing the Board is asked to state their name
and address. If the matter is presented in writing or in
the form of a petition, a copy should be furnished to the
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