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Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Part 1
Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Roger Steimel pt 1
Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Roger Steimel pt 2
Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Roger Steimel pt 3
A registered voter who resides in Cortland Township becomes an Elector just by showing up to the meeting.
Electors can make a motion from the floor to add to the meeting agenda (see below). Electors have full voting rights at the annual meeting.
SOURCE (full law)
(60 ILCS 1/30‑10)
Sec. 30‑10. Notice of meeting. Notice of the time and place of holding township meetings and the agenda approved by the township board at their prior meeting shall be given by the township clerk (or, in the clerk’s absence, the supervisor, assessor, or collector) by posting written or printed notices in 3 of the most public places in the township at least 10 days before the meeting and, if there is an English language newspaper published in the township, by at least one publication in that newspaper before the meeting. The notice shall set forth the agenda as approved by the township board. Additional agenda items may be added only by a three‑fifths majority vote of the electors in attendance at the meeting.
(Source: P.A. 90‑210, eff. 7‑25‑97.)
(60 ILCS 1/30‑20)
Sec. 30‑20. Powers of electors at annual township meeting.
(a) The electors present at the annual township meeting have the powers enumerated in this Article 30. An elector is a person registered to vote within the township no less than 28 days before the date of the annual meeting.
(60 ILCS 1/30‑25)
Sec. 30‑25. Exercise of corporate powers. The electors may take all necessary measures and give directions for the exercise of their corporate powers.
(Source: P.A. 82‑783; 88‑62.)
60 ILCS 1/30‑120)
Sec. 30‑120. Garbage. The electors may prevent the deposit of night soil, garbage, or other offensive substances within the limits of the township. This Section does apply to refuse disposal facilities regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the county in which the facilities are located.
(Source: P.A. 82‑783; 88‑62.)
Roger Steimel tried to make a motion to amend the agenda to place an action item (landfill) on the agenda. Steimel is a former DeKalb County Board member and a former Cortland Township trustee. He was denied the ability to make any motion. Reason given was that they did not know the law so they were going by the wrong chapter in their handbook (for regular meetings).
After denying Steimel’s right to amend the agenda the board did let him speak. They don’t know the rules but they now appear to be objectors to the landfill expansion. They had written a letter to the DeKalb County Board opposing the expansion earlier this year. I will get a copy of that letter since it was not discussed at the public hearing and we had no idea such a letter had been written. – Mac
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