Title 2 – Boards & Commissions
Last updated September, 2021.
|2-1-3:||Term of Office|
|2-1-5:||Powers and Duties|
|2-1-6:||Land Subdivision or Resubdivision; Official Map|
2-1-1: PURPOSE: In order that adequate provisions be made for the
preparation of a comprehensive City plan for the guidance, direction and control of the
growth and development or redevelopment of the City and contiguous territory not more
than one and one-half (1 1/2) miles beyond the corporate limits and not included in any
municipality, a Planning Commission is hereby created under authority of an act of the
General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled “Illinois Municipal Code” approved
May 29, 1961, and effective July 1, 1961, and as amended. *1
2-1-2: MEMBERSHIP: The Planning Commission shall consist of seven (7) members, citizens of the City, appointed by the Mayor, on the basis of their particular fitness for their duty on said Planning Commission and subject to the approval of the Council.
2-1-3: TERM OF OFFICE: Of the seven (7) members first appointed two (2) shall serve for a period of one year, two (2) for a period of two (2) years, and three (3) for a period of three (3) years. Thereafter each member shall serve a term of three (3) years. Vacancies shall be filled by appointments for unexpired terms only. All members of the commission shall serve without compensation except that, if the Council deems it advisable, they may receive such compensation as may be fixed from time to time by said City and provided for in the appropriation ordinance. The ex officio members shall serve for the terms of the elective office.
2-1-4: PROCEDURE: Immediately following their appointment the members of the Planning Commission shall meet, organize, elect such officers as it may deem necessary, and adopt and later change or alter, rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with provisions of this Code and State laws. The Commission shall keep written records of its proceeding, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. The Commission shall also file an annual report with the Mayor and Council setting forth its transactions and recommendations.
2-1-5: POWERS AND DUTIES: The Planning Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
(A) To prepare and recommend to the Council of the City a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the City and contiguous unincorporated territory not more than one and one- half (1 1/2) miles beyond the corporate limits of the City and not included in any other municipality. Such plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted shall be the official comprehensive plan, or part thereof, of the City. Such plan shall be advisory except as to such part thereof as has been implemented by ordinances duly enacted by the Council All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds and filing of said plan and ordinances with the Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law. *2
To provide for the health, safety, comfort and conveniences of the inhabitants of the City and contiguous territory, such plan of plans shall establish reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment in respect to public improvements as herein defined and shall establish reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service utilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, streetlights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment, the requirements specified herein shall become regulatory only when adopted by ordinance.
(B) To designate land suitable for annexation to the City and the recommended zoning classification of such land upon annexation.
(C) To recommend to the Council, from time to time, such changes in the comprehensive plan, or any part thereof, as may be deemed necessary.
(D) To prepare and recommend to the Council, from time to time, plans and/or recommendations for specific improvements in pursuance of the official comprehensive plan.
(E) To give aid to the officials of the City charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan, or parts thereof, to further the making of such improvements and generally to promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan.
(F) To arrange and conduct any form of publicity relative to its activities for the general purpose of public understanding.
(G) To cooperate with municipal or regional planning commissions and other agencies or groups to further the local planning program and to assure harmonious and integrated planning for the area.
(H) To exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted under authority of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled “Illinois Municipal Code” approved May 29, 1961, and effective July 1, 1961, and as amended, as may be conferred by the Council of the City. *3
2-1-6: LAND AND SUBDIVISION OR RESUBDIVISION; OFFICIAL MAP: At any time or times, before or after the formal adoption of the official comprehensive plan by the corporate authorities, an official map may be designated by ordinance, which may consist of the whole area included within the official comprehensive plan, or one or more separate geographical or functional parts, and may include all or any part of the contiguous unincorporated area within one and one-half (1 1/2) miles from the corporate limits of the City. All requirements for public hearing, filing of notice of adoption with the County Recorder of Deeds, and filing of said plan and ordinances, including the official map, with the Clerk shall be complied with as provided for by law. No map or plat of any subdivision or resubdivision presented for record affecting land within the corporate limits of the City or within contiguous territory which is nor more than one and one-half (1 1/2) miles beyond the corporate limits shall be entitled to record or shall be valid unless the subdivision shown thereon provides for standards or design, and standards governing streets, alleys, public ways, ways for public services, street lights, public grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm and flood water run-off channels and basins, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment in conformity with the applicable requirements of the ordinances, including the official map.
2-1-7: IMPROVEMENTS: The Clerk shall furnish the Planning Commission, for its consideration, a copy of all ordinances, plans and data relative to public improvements of any nature. The Planning Commission may report in relation thereto if it deems a report necessary or advisable, for the consideration of the Council.
2-1-8: EXPENDITURES: The Commission may, at the discretion of the Council, employ a paid secretary or staff, or both, whose salaries, wages, and other necessary expenses shall be provided for by the Council from the public funds. If said Planning Commission shall deem it advisable to secure technical advice or services, it may be done upon authority from the Council and appropriations by the Council therefore. (Ord. 68-3; 6-27-68)
- S.H.A. Ch. 24, Sec. 11-12-42
- S.H.A. Ch. 24, Sec. 11-12-6
- S.H.A. Ch. 24, Sec. 11-2-4 et seq.
Emergency Services and Disaster Agency
|2-2-4:||Service as Mobile Support Team|
|2-2-5:||Agreements with Other Political Subdivisions|
|2-2-8:||Reimbursement by State|
|2-2-9:||Purchases and Expenditures|
|2-2-12:||Appropriation; Levy of Taxes|
2-2-1: ESTABLISHMENT: There is hereby created the “Farmington Emergency Services and Disaster Agency” (hereinafter referred to as the “Farmington ESDA”) to prevent, minimize, repair and alleviate injury or damage resulting from disaster by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or from National or man-made disaster, in accordance with “The Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Act of 1975”. *1
This Farmington ESDA shall consist of the Coordinator, and such additional members as may be selected by the Coordinator.
2-2-2: COORDINATOR: The Coordinator of the Farmington ESDA shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Council, and shall serve until removed by the Mayor.
The Coordinator shall have the direct responsibility for the organization, administration, training and operation of the Farmington ESDA subject to the direction and control of the Mayor as provided by Statute.
In the event of the absence, resignation, death or inability to serve as the Coordinator, the mayor or any person designated by him, shall be and act as coordinator until a new appointment is made as provided in this Ordinance.
2-2-3: FUNCTIONS: The Farmington ESDA shall perform such ESDA functions within the City shall be prescribed in and by the State ESDA Plan and Program prepared by the Governor, and such orders, rules and regulations as may be promulgated by the Governor, and in addition shall perform such duties outside the corporate limits as may be required pursuant to any mutual aid agreement entered into as provided by “The State ESDA Act of 1975”.
2-2-4: SERVICE AS MOBILE SUPPORT TEAM: All or any members of the Farmington ESDA Organization may be designated as members of a mobile support team created by the State Director of ESDA as provided by law.
The leader of such mobile support team shall be designated by the Coordinator of Farmington ESDA Organization.
Any member of a mobile support team who is a City employee or officer while serving on call to duty by the Governor, or the State Director, shall receive the compensation and have the powers, duties, rights and immunities incident to such employment or office. Any such member who is not a paid officer or employee of the City, while so serving, shall receive from the State reasonable compensations as provided by law.
2-2-5: AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS: The Coordinator of the ESDA may negotiate mutual aid agreements with other municipal corporations or political subdivisions of the State, but no such agreement shall be effective until it has been approved by the Council and by the State Director of ESDA.
2-2-6: EMERGENCY ACTION: If the Governor declares that a civil defense emergency exists in the event of actual enemy attack upon the United States or the occurrence within the State of Illinois of major disaster resulting from enemy sabotage or other hostile action or form man-made or natural disaster, it shall be the duty of the local ESDA to cooperate fully with the State ESDA and with the Governor in the Exercise of emergency powers as provided by law.
2-2-7: COMPENSATION: Members of the ESDA Organization who are paid employees or officers of the City, if called for training by the State Director of ESDA, shall receive for time spent in such training the same rate of pay as is attached to the position held; members who are not such City employees or officers shall receive for such training time such compensations may be established by the Council.
2-2-8: REIMBURSEMENT BY STATE: The State Treasurer may receive and allocate to the appropriate fund and reimbursement by the State to the City for expenses incident to training members of the Farmington ESDA, compensation for services and expenses of members of a mobile support team while serving outside the City is response to a call by the Governor or State Director of ESDA, as provided by law and any other reimbursement made by the State incident to ESDA activities, as provided by law.
2-2-9: PURCHASES AND EXPENDITURES: The Council may, on recommendation of the Coordinator of ESDA, authorize any purchase or contracts necessary to place the City in a position to combat effectively any disaster resulting from the explosion of any nuclear or other bomb or missile, and to protect the public health and safety, protect property and provide emergency assistance to victims in the case of such disaster, or from man-made or natural disaster.
In the event of enemy caused or natural disaster, the Coordinator of ESDA, if authorized by Mayor or Mayor Pro-tem, may procure such services, supplies, equipment or material as may be necessary for such purposes, in view of the emergency, without regard to the statutory procedures or formalities normally prescribed by law pertaining to City contracts or obligations, as authorized by “The State ESDA Act of 1975”, provided that, if the Council meets at such time, he shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by that body.
2-2-10: OATH: Every person appointed to serve in any capacity in the ESDA shall, before entering upon his duties, subscribe to the following oath, which shall be filed with the Director:
“I __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend and bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and Constitution of the State of Illinois, and the territory, institutions and facilities thereof, both public and private, against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I take the obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter, and I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I nor have I been a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State by force or violence; and that during such time as I am affiliated with the Farmington ESDA Organization, I will not advocate not become a member of any political party or organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States of this State by force or violence.”
2-2-11: OFFICE: The Mayor is authorized to designate space in the City Hall, or elsewhere, as may be provided for by the Council for the ESDA as its office.
2-2-12: APPROPRIATION; LEVY OF TAXES: The Council may make an appropriation for ESDA purposes in the manner provided by law, and may levy, in addition for ESDA purposes only, a tax not to exceed five cents ($.05) per one hundred dollars ($100.00) of the assessed value of all taxable property in addition to all other taxes, as provided by “The State ESDA Act of 1975”; provided, however, that the amount collectable under such levy shall in no event exceed twenty five cents ($.25) per capita. (Ord. 77-1, 1-31-77)
- S.H.A. Ch 127, 1051 et seq.
Board of Cemetery Managers
2-3-1: BOARD ESTABLISHED: There is hereby constituted and established in the City, a Board of Cemetery Managers. *1
2-3-2: MEMBERS: The Cemetery Board shall consist of three (3) citizens who are legal voters of the City, shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the council, and who shall hold said appointments for the term of two (2) years, and/or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. The citizen members of the Board, shall, before entering upon the discharge of their duties, take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed for City officers. (Ord. 2011-16 01/03/2012)
2-3-3: ORGANIZATION: The Board shall hold general or special meetings in the City Hall, at such times as they may prescribe. A majority of the members of said Board, in consultation with the City Administrator, shall make and establish such reasonable by-laws, rules and regulations as may be necessary. One of the members shall be Chairman of said Board, and one shall be Secretary. Such Secretary shall keep a faithful record of the proceedings of the Board in a suitable book to be provided by the City, for that purpose, and he/she shall carefully preserve and file all papers and records pertaining to the transaction of said Board. (Ord. 2011-16 01/03/2012)
2-3-4: DUTIES: The Board, in consultation with the City Administrator and the Superintendent of Public Works shall have control and charge of Oak Ridge Cemetery, and supervise and direct the ornamentation, adjoining, embellishing, laying out and improving the grounds of said Cemetery, and avenues, walks and squares therein. They also may cause to be erected or provided, all such buildings, vaults or other fixtures as may be necessary and proper for the convenient use of said Cemetery. For that purpose only, they may employ such laborers or workmen, purchase and/or contract for such materials as they deem necessary. No member of the Board, however, shall be a contractor for or, have an interest in any contracts, for any work upon such Cemetery, or in the furnishing of work or material for said Cemetery. (Ord. 2011-16 01/03/2012)
- Not available
Board of Local Improvements
|2-4-1:||Board of Local Improvements|
2-4-1: BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS: The Board of Local Improvements of the City shall consist of four (4) members, who shall be the Mayor of the City, who shall be President of said Board, the Superintendent of Streets of the City. The Clerk shall be secretary of said Board. (Ord. 70-7, 5-4-70)
|2-5-1:||Board of Directors|
2-5-1: BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, shall appoint nine (9) Directors of the public library who shall be termed the Library Board of Directors chosen form the citizens at large, with reference to their fitness for such office, and not more than one member of the Council shall be at one time a member of the Board. The terms of office of such Directors, and their powers, duties and liabilities, shall be as provided by the laws of the State of Illinois and by the provisions of the Code. *1 (R.O. 1911, Sec. 272)
- S.H.A. Ch 81, 1-1 et seq.
Board of Health
|2-6-2:||Power of Board|
|2-6-3:||Health Commissioner; Qualification of Duties|
|2-6-4:||Sanitary Police; Duties|
|2-6-5:||Power to Enter Premises|
|2-6-6:||Power to Arrest|
|2-6-7:||Execution of Orders|
2-6-1: MEMBERS; APPOINTMENT: The Board of Health shall consist of the Mayor, who shall be Chairman of the Board, practicing physician who shall be designated as Health Commissioner, and one competent citizen. The latter two (2) members of the Board shall annually be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the advice of the Council, and shall hold office for the term of one year and until their successor are duly appointed and qualified. *1 (R.O. 1911, Sec. 204)
2-6-2: POWER OF BOARD: The Board of Health shall exercise a general supervision over the health of the City, with full power to make sure rules and regulations, and to take such steps, and to employ such measures as may be necessary to promote the cleanliness and salubrity thereof. It shall have full charge of the prevention, restriction and supervision of contagious and infectious diseases. It shall exercise all other power, which may be necessary for the welfare of the general health. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 205)
2-6-3: HEALTH COMMISSIONER; QUALIFICATION AND DUTIES: The Health Commissioner shall be a legally qualified physician, possessed of the requisite knowledge of sanitary science and preventative medicine; he shall be the advisory member of the Board of Health, and it shall be his duty to assist and advise the other members on all matters relating to public health, and to superintend, under the direction of the Board, the enforcement and observance of the provisions of this code relating to the public health. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 206)
2-6-4: SANITARY POLICE; DUTIES: There shall be appointed by the Board of Health a sanitary policeman or policemen, who shall assist the Health Commissioner and perform the duties and services indicated by the provisions of this Code, or which may be prescribed by the Board for the preservation or improvement of public health. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 207)
2-6-5: POWER TO ENTER PREMISES: For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Code, the members of the Board of Health, and its employees, shall be permitted to enter, at any reasonable hour, any premises, house, store, stable, manufactory, or other building. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 208)
2-6-6: POWER TO ARREST: The Board of Health and its sanitary policeman or policemen shall have the right to arrest, or to cause to be arrested, any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Code concerning health regulations. (R.O. 1911, 209)
2-6-7: EXECUTION OF ORDERS: The orders of the Board of Health or the Health Commissioner shall be executed by the sanitary police officer or officers, or in his absence or inability to act, by the Chief of Police or any police officer of the City. (R.O. 1911, Sec. 210)
2-6-8: SANITARY INSPECTION: The Board of Health shall cause a thorough sanitary inspection of the entire area within its jurisdiction to be made under the supervision of the Health Commissioner, at least once each year, and more often if necessary. Such inspection shall include all matters affecting the public health.
2-6-9: REPORT: The Board of Health shall make a report of the sanitary conditions discovered by the sanitary inspection to the Council, and also to the State Board of Health upon blanks furnished for that purpose by the State Board.
- S.H.A. Ch. 24, Sec. 11-16-1.
Zoning Board of Appeals
|2-7-1:||Authorization and Appointment|
|2-7-3:||Appeals; How Taken|
2-7-1: AUTHORIZATION AND APPOINTMENT: A Board of Appeals is hereby authorized in accordance with division 13 of the Illinois Municipal Code. *1
The Board of Appeals shall consist of seven (7) members to be appointed by the Mayor and Council. The members of the Board of Appeals shall serve as follows: For the initial appointments; one for five (5) years; one for six (6) years; and one for seven (7) years. Successors to each member so appointed shall serve for a term of five (5) years. One of the members so appointed shall be named chairman at the time of his appointment. The appointing authority has the power to remove any member of the Board of Appeals for cause and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of the member whose place has become vacant.
2-7-2: PROCEDURE: Meetings of the Board of Appeals shall be held at the call of the chairman and at such other times as the Board may determine. The chairman, or in his absence the acting chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. The Board shall keep minutes of its proceeding showing the vote or failure to vote of each member upon every question, and shall keep records of examinations and other official actions. All Board of Appeals action shall be a matter of public record.
2-7-3: APPEALS; HOW TAKEN: An appeal to the Board of Appeals may be taken by any person aggrieved by any order, requirement decision, or determination by any governmental officer, department, board, or bureau based in whole or in part upon the provisions of this title.
Such appeal shall be filed with the Zoning Enforcing Officer and the Board of Appeals within twenty (20) days of the action appealed from. Upon appeal, then Zoning Enforcing Officer shall immediately transmit to the Board of Appeals all papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken. An appeal stays all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed unless the Enforcing Officer certifies to the Board that a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property. The Board shall fix a reasonable time for hearing of the appeal, a notice which shall be published at least once, not more than thirty (30), nor less than fifteen (15) days before the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation within the community.
The concurring vote of four (4) members of the Board of Appeals is necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision of an administrative official or to decide in favor of the applicant.
2-7-4: POWERS: The Board of Appeals shall have the following:
(A) Interpretation and Administrative Review: To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any action by the Zoning Enforcing Officer or other administrative official in carrying out the provisions of this Title; and for the interpretation of the Zoning Map.
(B) Variations: To hear and decide on application for a variation in cases where there are practical difficulties or particular hardship in the way of carrying out the provisions of this Title.
- Before any variation is granted, the Board of Appeals must make a finding of facts that all of the following conditions are shown to be present: (a) the property is question cannot yield a reasonable return if permitted to be used only under the conditions allowed by the regulations in that zone; (b) the plight of the owner is due to unique circumstances, and (c) a variation, if granted, will not alter the essential character of the locality. In granting a variation the Board may attach thereto any conditions and safeguards it deems necessary or desirable in furthering the purposes of this Title. Violation of any of these conditions or safeguards shall be deemed a violation of this Title.
- Nothing herein contained shall be construed to give or grant the Board the power or authority to permit a use not generally permitted in the district involved.
- In order to partially defray the expense of public hearings involving variation, the applicant shall pay the sum of thirty-five ($35.00) to the Treasurer at the filing of the appeal.
- All final administrative decisions of the Board of Appeals shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the “Administrative Review Act”, approved May 8, 1945, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the ruled adopted pursuant thereto. (Ord. 69-3, 1969)
- S.H.A. Ch. 24, 11-13-3.
Board of Police Commissioners
|2-8-1:||Authorization and Appointment|
2-8-1: AUTHORIZATION AND APPOINTMENT: Pursuant to the referendum adopted by the City of Farmington passed in November 1982, there is hereby established the City of Farmington, Illinois Board of Police Commissioner. Appointments to the board shall be made as specified in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-1. Said board shall function as specified by Illinois State Statutes 65 ILCS Sections 5/10-2/1-1 through 5/10-2.1-30.
2-8-2: RULES: As required in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-5 the board shall adopt rules which will govern the procedures of the board. These rules may be changed by the board as may be necessary. The rules are to be published and notice given by the board where said rules may be obtained. Said rules shall also be included in the “City of Farmington, Illinois Human Resources Guide” established by Farmington City Code Section 1-22-3. Any changes made to the rules by the board shall be reflected in said “Human Resources Guide”.
Historic Preservation Commision
Farmington Citizens Corps. Council
|2-9-1:||Historic Preservation Commission|
|2-9-2:||Farmington Citizens Corps. Council|
2-9-1: Historic Preservation Commission
PURPOSE: To provide advice and recommendations to the City of Farmington, the Mayor and City Council, City Staff, and such committees as may be created from time to time on historic issues and on preservation issues. Also to acquire and preserve historic memorabilia regarding the City of Farmington, its environs and its citizens.
Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal Tax Code. (Ord. 2011-07, Mar 7 2011)
MEMBERSHIP: The Historic Preservation Commission shall consist of five (5) members, citizens of the City, appointed by the Mayor, on the basis of their particular fitness for their duty on said Commission and subject to the approval of the Council. The Commission may allow such additional volunteer members as it wishes to allow to serve, but they shall be non-voting.
TERM OF OFFICE: The five (5) members shall serve for a period of two (2) years. Vacancies shall be filled by appointments for unexpired terms only. All members of the commission shall serve without compensation except that, if the Council deems it advisable, they may receive such compensation as may be fixed from time to time by said City and provided for in the appropriation ordinance. The ex officio members shall serve for the terms of the appointive office.
PROCEDURE: Immediately following their appointment the members of the Historic Preservation Commission shall meet, organize, elect their own chairman, treasurer and secretary, and adopt and later change or alter, rules and regulations of organization and procedure consistent with provisions of this Code and State laws. The Commission shall keep written records of its proceeding, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. The Commission shall immediately forward to the City’s Freedom of Information Officer any request for documents it or its individual members receive so as to allow compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. No meetings of the Commission may be closed to the public.
EXPENDITURES: The Commission may, upon approval of the City Administrator, expend such funds as its majority vote deems advisable.
PROPERTIES: Memorabilia of any sort acquired by the Commission shall be deemed to be the property of the City of Farmington.
Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets will be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future Federal Tax Code, or shall be distributed to the Federal Government or to a state or local government, for public purpose. (Ord.2011-07 Mar 7 2011).
2-9-2: Farmington Citizen Corps. Council
PURPOSE: To establish a local Citizen Corps Council to assist the City of Farmington and other local government bodies and local agencies in the time of an emergency. The Farmington Citizens Corps Council shall be made up of the following divisions; Citizens Corps Council, C.E.R.T. (Citizens Emergency Response Team), V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Police Services), and Neighborhood Watch.
PROCEDURE: The Farmington Citizens Corps Council shall follow the Standard Operating Guidelines as set forth by the State of Illinois Citizen Corps and shall be governed and abide by those guidelines. Activation of the Farmington Citizens Corps or any of its assets shall be reported to all Division Heads, the Mayor, and the City Administrator at the time of activation.
PROPERTIES: Any assets or equipment received or assigned to the Farmington Citizen Corps is hereby deemed an asset of the City of Farmington.
Community and Economic Development Commission
|2-10-1:||Community and Economic Development Commission|
2-10-1: Community and Economic Development Commission
PURPOSE: To provide advice and recommendations to the City of Farmington, the Mayor and City Council, City Staff, and such committees as may be created from time to time on community and economic development issues. Said commission shall oversee the current City of Farmington Comprehensive Plan and give assistance to the City of Farmington in seeing that economic development goals of said plan are met.
AUTHORITY: The Community and Economic Development Commission shall serve in an advisory role only to the Farmington City Council, and shall have no other expressed or implied authority.
MEMBERSHIP: The Community and Economic Development Committee shall consist of nine (9) members, seven (7) citizens of the community and two (2) members of the City Council, appointed by the Mayor, on the basis of their particular fitness for their duty on said Commission and subject to the approval of the Council. The Commission may allow such additional volunteer members as it deems necessary, to serve the commission, but they shall be non-voting.
TERM OF OFFICE: The nine (9) members shall serve for a period of two (2) years. Vacancies shall be filled by appointments for unexpired terms only. All members of the commission shall serve without compensation except that, if the Council deems it advisable, they may receive such compensation as may be fixed from time to time by said City and provided for in the appropriation ordinance. The ex officio members shall serve for the terms of the appointive office.
PROCEDURE: Immediately following their appointment the members of the Community and Economic Development Commission shall meet, organize and elect their own chairman and secretary. The Commission shall keep written records of its proceeding, which shall be open at all times to public inspection. The Commission shall immediately forward to the City’s Freedom of Information Officer any request for documents it or its individual members receive so as to allow compliance with the Freedom of Information Act. No meetings of the Commission may be closed to the public.