News and Information for the Village of Palos Park, IL
Village of Palos Park | FOIA
Village of Palos Park, Illinois, 60464, Town of Palos Park, Illinios, Official website for the village of Palos Park, Il
Palos Park, Town of Palos Park, Village of Palos Park, Palos Park City Govenment, Civic Information of Palos Park, Village News, Businesses in Palos Park, Palos Park Library, Library News, Police, Police Depart Palos Park, Charity Organizations of Palos Park
3742
page,page-id-3742,page-child,parent-pageid-91,page-template-default,ajax_updown_fade,page_not_loaded,boxed

Freedom of Information Act

It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business. – Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1.

Download FOIA Request Form

 

Public Records Request Policy

POLICY: It is the policy of the Village of Palos Park (the “Village”) to comply with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. (the “Act” or “FOIA”), recognizing that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of Village government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees, while, at the same time, protecting the legitimate privacy interest of persons and maintaining administrative efficiency. To achieve that objective, the Village, and its subsidiary bodies, such as, its boards, commissions and committees, will make available for inspection or copying, all public records, as defined in Section 140/2(c) of the Act (See Exhibit A below), which are not specifically exempted under Sections 7 and 7.5 of the Act (See Exhibits B and C attached hereto for a summary). The Act does not obligate the Village to maintain or prepare any public record not ordinarily maintained or prepared by the Village, or compel the Village to interpret or advise a requestor as to the meaning or significance of public records.

 

Exhibit A

‘Public Record’ means all records, reports, forms, writings, letters, memoranda, books, papers, maps, photographs, microfilms, cards, tapes, recordings, electronic data processing records, electronic communications, recorded information and all other documentary materials pertaining to the transaction of public business, regardless of physical form or characteristics, having been prepared by or for , or having been or being used by, received by, in the possession of, or under the control of any public body.

 

I. PROCEDURE FOR PROVIDING PUBLIC RECORD

 

A. Requests for Public Records

 

1. General: Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, requests for public records must be made in writing. Requestors may use the Village’s FOIA request form, which is attached hereto as Exhibit D and is available on the Village’s website. The Village will comply with written requests for public records within the time required by the Act. Working/business days are Monday through Friday, excepting recognized holidays.

 

2. Oral Requests: The release of public records based upon routine oral requests will be subject to the discretion of the Freedom of Information Officer. Examples of such routines oral requests include minutes of public meetings and copies of Village ordinances.

 

3. Submitting a Request: FOIA requests should be submitted to the designated Freedom of Information Officer at the following location:

 

Village of Palos Park

8999 W. 123rd Street

Palos Park, Illinois 60464

Attn: Freedom of Information Officer

 

4. The Request: Persons making requests for Village records must specify:

 

a. The requestor’s full name, address and telephone number.

b. The name or a brief description of the public record(s) requested, being as specific as possible.

c. Whether the request is for inspection of public records, copies of public records, or both.

d. The desired method of delivery, i.e., will call, mail, facsimile, etc. The Village will attempt to accommodate the desired method, depending upon the records requested.

e. Whether the request is for a commercial purpose.

 

B. Extensions

 

In the event that the Village cannot comply with a request within the five (5) business day period, the Village will notify the requestor in writing that an additional five (5) business day period is necessary to comply with the request. such notification will include the specific reason for the delay and the date by which the public records will be made available, or denial will be made. Such an extension may be for any of the reasons set forth in the Act, which are as follows:

 

1. The requested public records are stored in whole or in part at locations other than the office having charge of the requested public records;

2. The request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified public records;

3. The request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the public records responsive to it;

4. The requested public records have not been located in the course of a routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;

5. The requested public records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under the Act or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;

6. The request for public records cannot be complied with by the Village within the time limits prescribed above without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the Village; or

7. There is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

 

C. Exemptions

 

The Act creates a presumption that all public records in the custody or possession of the Village are presumed to the open to inspection or copying. the Village is not required to provide copies of, or allow access to, any public records which are exempt from disclosure under the Act (See Exhibits B and C attached hereto) or are unduly burdensome, subject to certain requirements.

exemptions shall be considered as follows:

 

1. Exempt Public Records: The Village will not provide copies of, or allow access to, any public records which are exempt from disclosure under the Act.

2. Exempt Public Record with Non-Exempt Material: If a public record is not exempt from disclosure under the Act but contains material that is exempt, the Village shall delete the exempt material and make the public record available for inspection or copying.

 

3. Unduly Burdensome: Requests for all public records within a category shall be complied with unless compliance would be unduly burdensome for the Village, the request cannot be narrowed, and the burden on the Village outweighs the public interest in the information. Before invoking this exemption, the Village shall extend to the requestor an opportunity to confer with it in an attempt to reduce the request to manageable proportions. If the Village responds to a categorical request by stating that compliance would unduly burden its operation, and an attempt to reduce the request is unsuccessful, it shall do so in writing, specifying the reasons why it would be unduly burdensome and the extent to which compliance will so burden the operations of the Village. Such a response shall be treated as a denial of the request for public records. Repeated

requests from the same person for the same public records that are unchanged or identical to public records previously provided or properly denied are unduly burdensome.

 

4. Burden of Proof: If the Village asserts that a public record is exempt from disclosure, it has the burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that it is exempt.

 

D. Inspection

 

Public records may be viewed at the Village Hall during normal business hours or at such time and place as the Village may determine. When a request is made to view public records, the requestor should be advised not to appear at the Village Hall assuming the requested records will be available, unless confirmed by a Village employee, authorized to coordinate such viewing.

 

E. Village Response

 

1. Freedom of Information Officer Designation: The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Village Council, shall designate an employee(s) as the Freedom of Information Officer(s), and shall appoint such assistants to the Freedom of Information Officer, within each Village Department, as the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Village Council, shall deem necessary and appropriate. Such designations shall be included in the short description of the village (See Exhibit E attached hereto)

 

2. Freedom of Information Officer Training: The Freedom of Information Officer(s), and his/her /their assistants, shall complete the training andated by the Act within six (6) months of January 1, 2010. Persons assuming those positions thereafter shall complete the training within thirty (30) days of appointment/designation.

 

3. Public Records for Immediate Disclosure: The Freedom of Information Officer(s) shall develop a list of documents or categories of public records that the Village shall immediately disclose upon request. That list shall be made available for all Village Departments.

 

4. Response to Request: Unless requested public records are provided immediately, any Village employee or official receiving a request for public records under the Act must immediately forward that request to the Freedom of Information Officer(s), who shall ensure that the request is responded to in accordance with the Act and this Policy. All requests shall be responded to as follows:

 

a. Timing of Response: Requests will be responded to within the five (5) business day period or the five (5) additional business day period if conditions for an extension of time exist, subject to further extension based upon a written agreement. Commercial requests shall be responded to as provided in Section IV.E below.

 

b. Receipt of Request: Upon receipt of a request for a public record, the Freedom of Information Officer(s) shall:

 

(1) Note the date received

(2) Compute the day on which the period for response ends and note that date on the request

(3) Maintain an electronic or paper copy of a written request, including all documents submitted with the request, until the request has been complied with or denied; and

(4) Create a file for the retention of the original request, a copy of the response, a record of the written communications with the requestor, if any, and a copy of any other communications.

 

c. To Approve a Request: Complete the proper response in exhibit F attached hereto, indicating if public records are enclosed, payment due or the date, time and location for inspection, and send to the requestor, maintaining a copy of the completed form.

 

d. To Obtain an extension of Time to Respond to a Request: Complete the extension form, attached hereto as Exhibit G, indicating the reason for an extension and send to the requestor, maintaining a copy of the completed form.

 

e. To Deny a Request: Complete the proper response in Exhibit F attached hereto, citing the factual basis for any claimed exemption, and send to the requestor, maintaining a copy of the completed form.

 

f. To Deny a Request Based Upon Sections 7(1)(c) or 7(1)(f) of the Act: Complete the Denial of Request for Public Records Based on Section 7(1)(c) or 7(1)(f) of the Act form, attached hereto as Exhibit H, indicating the section relied upon for denial and the factual basis for the claimed exemption, and send to the requestor, maintain a copy; but also send a copy of the denial, along with a copy of the FOIA request, to the Public Access Counselor (see form letter attached hereto as Exhibit I).

 

g. To Deny a Request in Part: Complete the proper response in Exhibit F attached hereto, indicating the reason for denying a portion of the request and a detailed factual basis for such denial, and send to requestor along with the redacted public records.

 

h. To Address an Unduly Burdensome Request: Contact the requestor and advise that the request is unduly burdensome and request a conference to attempt to narrow the request to a manageable proportion.

 

II. APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS

 

Upon approval of a request for public records, the Village may either provide copies of the public records immediately, give notice that the public records shall be made available upon payment of reproduction and postage costs, if applicable, or give notice of the time and place for inspection of the public records.

 

III. DENIAL OF REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS

 

A. Notice of Denial: When a request for public records is denied on the grounds that the records are exempt under the Act, the notice of denial shall specify the exemption authorizing the denial. When the Freedom of Information Officer(s) denies a request for public records, he/she shall notify the requestor in writing of that decision, the reasons for the denial, including a detailed factual basis for the application of any claimed exception under Sections 3(g), 7 or 7.5 of the Act, and the names and titles or positions of each person responsible for the denial. A notice of denial shall also inform the requestor of his/her right to review by the Public Access Counselor, including the Public Access Counselor’s address and phone number: 1-800-243-0618 or (217) 558-0486; Illinois Attorney General’s Office, 500 South Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701. The requestor shall also be notified of the right to seek judicial review pursuant to the Act.

 

B. Categorical Requests: Categorical requests creating an undue burden upon the Village shall be denied only after extending to the requestor an opportunity to confer in an attempt to reduce the request to manageable proportions in

accordance with Section 3(g) of the act.

 

C. Denials Based upon Sections 7(1)(c) and 7(1)(f) of the Act: In the event that a request is denied based upon an exemption under Section 7(1)(c) of the Act, as personal information, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy unless consented to in writing, or Section 7(1)(f) of the Act, as a preliminary draft, note, recommendation, memorandum or other record in which opinions are expressed, or policies or actions are formulated, the Freedom of Information Officer(s) shall, within the time required, provide written notice to the requestor and the Public Access Counselor of its intent to deny the request in whole or in part. The notice shall include: (i) a copy of the request for access to public records; (ii) the proposed response from the Village; and (iii) a detailed summary of the Village’s basis for asserting the exemption. If the Public Access Counselor determines that further inquiry is warranted, the time for response shall be tolled until the Public Access Counselor concludes the inquiry.

 

D. Review by Public Access Counselor: Upon receipt of a request for review, the Public Access Counselor is authorized to determine whether further action is warranted. The Public Access Counselor may find a request for review to be unfounded, so advising the requestor and the Village. In other cases, the Public Access Counselor will forward the request for review to the Village, specifying the public records or other documents that the Village must furnish to facilitate the Public Access Counselor’s review. The village must provide copies of the Requested public records within seven (7) working days after receipt of the request and fully cooperate with the Public Access Counselor. The Village within that time period may, but it is not required to, answer the allegations of the request for review by letter, brief or memorandum. The Public Access Counselor will forward such an answer, with any alleged confidential information redacted, to the requestor who may provide a response. The requestor or the Village may provide affidavits or records concerning any matter relative to the review. The Attorney General, through the Public Access Counselor, will provide an opinion in response to the request within sixty (60)days after its receipt, unless extended by the Public Access Counselor for up to twenty-one (21) additional business days. The opinion is binding upon the Village and the requestor, subject to administrative review under the Administrative review Law, 735 ILCS 5/3-101 et seq.

 

E. Judicial Review During Public Access Counselor Review: If a requestor files suit in court while a denial is pending review before the Public Access Counselor, the requestor is required to notify the Public Access Counselor, who shall take no further action with respect to that request, and shall so notify the Village.

 

F. Denial Due to Time: The Village’s failure to respond to a written request within five (5) business days, an extension of an additional five (5) business days, or an extended date agreed to in writing between the parties, if any, may be considered by the requestor as a denial of the request.

 

G. Retention of Denial Notices: Copies of all notices of denial shall be retained by the Village in a single central office file that is open to the public and indexed according to the type of exemption asserted and, to the extent feasible, according to the types of public records requested. That file shall be maintained by the Freedom of Information Officer(s).

 

H. Advisory Opinions by Attorney General: The Village may request the Attorney General, through the Public Access Counselor, to issue an advisory opinion regarding compliance with the Act. Such a request must be in writing executed by the Village Manager or the Village Attorney, and shall contain sufficient Accurate facts from which a determination can be made. The Village may rely upon such an opinion so long as the facts upon which the opinion is based have been fully and fairly disclosed to the Public Access Counselor.

 

IV. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ACT

 

A. Records of Funds: All records relating to the obligation, receipt and use of public funds of the Village are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public. (See 5 ILCS 140/2.5)

 

B. Payrolls: Certified payroll records submitted to the Village under Section 5(a)(2) of the Prevailing Wage Act are public records subject to inspection and copying in accordance with the provisions of the Act; except that contractors’ employees’ addresses, telephone numbers, and social security numbers must be redacted by the Village prior to disclosure.

 

C. Arrest Reports and Criminal History Records:

 

1. Arrest Reports: The following chronologically maintained arrest and criminal history information maintained by the Palos Park Police Department shall be furnished as soon as practical, but in no event later than seventy-two (72) hours after the arrest, notwithstanding the time limits otherwise provided for in Section 3 of the Act: (i) information that identifies the individual, including the name, age, address, and photograph, when and if available; (ii) information detailing any charges relating to the arrest; (iii) the time and location of the arrest; (iv) the name of the investigating or arresting law enforcement agency; (v) if the individual is incarcerated, the amount of any bail or bind; (vi) if the individual is incarcerated, the time and date that the individual was received into, discharged from, or transferred from the arresting agency’s custody.

 

2. Criminal History Records: The following documents maintained by the Village pertaining to criminal history record information are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public pursuant to the Act: (1) court records that are public ; (ii) records that are otherwise available under State or local law; and (iii) records in which the requesting party is the individual identified, except as provided under Section 7(1)(d)(vi) of the Act (disclosure would endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement personnel or any other person)

 

3. Limitations on Disclosure: Information described in subsections (iii) through (vi) of Section C.1. above may be withheld if it is determined that disclosure would: (1) interfere with pending or actually and reasonably contemplated law enforcement proceedings conducted by any law enforcement agency; (ii) endanger the life or physical safety of law enforcement or correctional personnel or any other person; or (iii) compromise the security of any correctional facility.

 

4. Juvenile Records: The provisions of the Act do not supercede the confidentiality provisions for arrest records of the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. (See 5 ILCS 140/2. 15)

 

D. Settlement Agreements: All settlement agreements entered into by or on behalf of the Village are public records subject to inspection and copying by the public, provided that information exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of the Act may be redacted. (See 5 ILCS 140/2. 20)

 

E. Commercial Purposes: When public records are requested for commercial purposes, the Freedom of Information Officer(s) shall respond within twenty-one (21) working days. The response shall:

 

1. provide the requestor with an estimate of the amount of time required to provide the requested public records and an estimate of the fees to be charged, which must be prepaid;

2. deny the request pursuant to any applicable exemption(s);

3. notify the requestor that the request is unduly burdensome and extend an

4. opportunity to attempt to reduce the request to manageable proportions; or

5. provide the requested records

 

F. Public Record in Possession of Another: A public record that is not in the possession of the Village but is in the possession of a party with whom the Village has contracted to perform a governmental function on behalf of the Village, and that directly relates to the governmental function of the Village, but is not otherwise exempt under the Act, is considered a public record of the Village

For purposes of the Act.

 

V. FEES

 

A. Fees Generally: Except when a fee is otherwise fixed by statute, the Village shall charge fees reasonably calculated to reimburse its actual cost for reproducing and certifying public records and for the use, by any person, of Village equipment to copy public records.

 

B. Electronic Format: When a person requests a copy of a public record maintained in an electronic format, the Village shall furnish it in the electronic format specified by the requestor, if feasible. If it is not feasible to furnish the public record in the specified electronic format, then the Village shall furnish it in the format in which it is maintained by the Village, or in paper format, at the opinion of the requestor. For public records produced in electronic format, the village shall charge the requestor for the actual cost of purchasing the recording medium, whether disc, diskette, tape or other medium. Any statutory fees applicable to copies of public records when furnished in paper format shall not be applicable to those public records when furnished in electronic format.

 

C. Fee Schedule: Fees may include postage, or the actual cost incurred in sending via facsimile if the requestor asks for the response to be sent via facsimile, but must exclude the costs of any search for and review of the public record. Such fees shall be imposed accordingly to the following schedule of fees:

 

Public Record Fee Fee

Duplication of black & white Village records that are letter size (8 ½ x 11) or legal size (8 ½ x 14) The first 50 pages shall be at no charge with any pages in excess of 50 at $0.15 per page

Duplication of Village records that Are in color, or are not letter size (8 ½ X 11) or legal size (8 ½ x 14), except As noted elsewhere in this chart Actual cost to copy

Certification of records $1.00 per certification

Police accident reports $5.00 per report

Accident reconstruction Report $20.00 per report

D. Payment of Fees: If a request is made in person, and Village staff is able to comply with the request at that time, all fees must be paid upon receipt of the public records. If additional time is needed to comply with the request, the requestor will be notified when the public records are available, and fees must be paid at the time of delivery. Written confirmation from the requestor should be obtained for charges over $25.00.

 

E. Waiver or Reduction of Fee: Public records shall be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the Village Manager, if the requestor states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit. For purposes of this subsection, “commercial benefit” shall not apply to requests made by news media when the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety, and welfare or the legal rights of the general public. In setting the amount of the waiver or reduction, the Village may take into consideration the amount of public records requested and the cost of copying them.

 

IV. PUBLIC INFORMATION

 

A. General Information: The Village shall post on its website and prominently display at the Village Hall and at each of its administrative or regional offices, make available for inspection and copying, and send through the mail if requested, each of the following:

 

1. A brief description of itself, which will include, but not be limited to, a short summary of its purpose, a block diagram giving its functional subdivisions, the total amount of its operating budget, the number and location of all of its separate offices, the approximate number of full and part-time employees, and the identification and membership of any board, commission, committee, or council which operates in an advisory capacity relative to its operation, or which exercises control over its policies or procedures, or to which the Village is required to report and be answerable for its operations; and

 

2. A brief description of the methods whereby the public may request information and public records, a directory designating the Freedom of information Officer(s) and addresses where requests for public records should be directed, and any fees required for copying charges.

 

B. List of Records: The Village shall maintain and make available for inspection and copying a reasonably current list of all types or categories of public records under its control. The list shall be reasonably detailed in order to aid persons in obtaining access to public records pursuant to the Act. The village shall furnish, upon request, a description of the manner in which public records stored by means of electronic data processing may be obtained in a form comprehensible to persons lacking knowledge of computer language or printout format.

 

Freedom of Information (FOIA) Requests

Any person requesting records of the Village of Palos Park may make such a request either in person, orally, or in writing at the Kaptur Administrative Center located at 8999 W. 123rd Street. Such request should be made to Cathy Gabel, FOIA Officer at such address and if she is not present in person, you should see Kathi May, Deputy FOIA Officer. Another method would be by mailing, faxing, or emailing a written request to either Cathy Gabel or Kathi May specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied. All written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address of the Kaptur Administrative Center. If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.

 

The fees for such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:

 

First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies, no cost.

 

Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal, actual cost to $0.15.

 

Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium.

Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed to actual costs.

 

Costs of certifying a record will be $1.00.

 

Records may be furnished without charge or at a reduced charge, as determined by the Village, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.

 

Records Directory

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT *MUNICIPAL RECORDS DIRECTORY VILLAGE OF PALOS PARK

4-9-2013

 

Accident, injury, and incident reports

Accounts payable and receivable records

Administrative files and correspondence

Agendas

Animal license records

Annexation, dedication, vacation, easement, right-of-way, subdivision, quit claim deeds and land acquisition records

Appropriation records

Audits

Bid records

Bill, check, invoice, voucher and warrant listings

Bond records

Brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and Village publications

Budgets

Building, grounds, and facility usage records

Building, grounds, street, and utility maintenance records

Building permits, plans, and inspections

Business license records

Cable TV franchise applications and agreements

Bank statements and deposit slips

Cash receipts

Census records

Certificates of occupancy

Certificates of publication, meeting notices, legal notices, and press releases

Certificates of status of exempt property

Citizen and resident questionnaires

Clerk of the Circuit Court transmittals

Comprehensive and long-range plans, consultant’s studies and surveys

C.E.T.A. records

Construction and project files

Contractor’s licenses, bonds, and certificates of insurance

Contracts, agreements, and leases

Cook County tax statements

Daily Cash reports

Demolition records

Driveway permits

Election record

Electrical permits

Elevator inspections

Energy and electrical usage reports

Engineering files

E.P.A. inspection records

Equipment and equipment maintenance records

Event permits

Excavation permits

Fence permits

Financial statements

Fire and building inspections

Flood control files

Freedom of Information Act requests and denials

Fuel or gasoline usage reports

Grant records

Highway permits

Hydrant flushing records, flow tests, and inspections

I.M.R.F. records

Insurance policies, claims, and enrollment records

J.U.L.I.E. tickets

Ledgers, journals, and registers

Liens

Liquor license records

Maps, plats, atlases, blueprints, and surveys

Material safety data sheet

MWRD records

Minutes

M.F.T. records

Municipal Code Book

Municipal tax records

Notary public records

Official’s oaths, bonds, and appointments

Ordinance violation records

Ordinances, resolutions, proclamations, and motions

Paid bills, invoices, vouchers, and warrants

Payroll records

Personnel records

Petitions

Plumbing permits

Policies and procedures, rules and regulations

Postage records

Purchase orders and requisitions

Receipts

Referenda materials

Reimbursement claims

Recreation Department files

Sign permits

Special Assessment records

State and Federal tax reports

State of Illinois Commerce Commission hearing notices

State of Illinois Comptroller’s annual reports

State of Illinois Department of Labor safety inspections

State of Illinois Department of Revenue supplemental reports

IDOT

Statement of Economic Interest and Ethic Disclosure records

Survey reports

Swimming pool permits

Tax exempt records

Tax extension records

Tax levy records

Time records

Travel, expense, and mileage records

Treasurer’s reports

Unemployment compensation records

Utility bills, receipts, and stubs

Utility company permits

Utility corrections and adjustments

Utility delinquency files and notices

Utility maintenance and inspection records

Utility meter installations

Utility meter readings

Variance records

Vehicle license records

Vehicle maintenance records

Vendor records

Water flow charts

Water level charts

Water pumpage records

Water sample reports

Water valve inspections and maintenance records

Work orders and service requests

Worker’s compensation records

Zoning, planning, development, and local improvement records

 

*The Municipal Records Directory is simply a category of records and not every individual record held by the Village. The Municipal Records Directory should not be interpreted to mean every record is available for inspection under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

 

Municipal Information Directory

May 15, 2014

 

The Village of Palos Park is a municipality incorporated and organized under the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services:

 

A. Police protection

B. Building and Zoning

C. Sewer and water service
D. Garbage collection service
E. Street and storm water maintenance

F. Local government administration and finance

 

The Village of Palos Park has certain functional subdivisions which are shown on Table I attached hereto. The approximate amount of the operating budget of the Village of Palos Park is $8,239,788.00. The Village’s sole office is the Kaptur Administrative Center located at 8999 W. 123rd Street in Palos Park. The Village also maintains a Public Works Garage located at 8999 W. 131st Street, a Recreation Center located at 8901 W. 123rd Street, a Library located at 12330 Forest Glen Blvd., and a pumping station for its water distribution system located at 12101 Southwest Highway. The Village currently employs approximately 71 full and part-time employees which includes the Police Department. The members of the Council, Commissions, and Committees of the Village of Palos Park are as follows:

 

Village Council
Mayor John F. Mahoney
Village Clerk Marie Arrigoni
Commissioner James Pavlatos
Commissioner Dan Polk
Commissioner Nicole Milovich-Walters
Commissioner G. Darryl Reed

 

Plan Commission 5 Year Terms
2011 Ralph Q. Jones
2011 Marty Strubin
2011 Mike Wall
2012 Paul Petan
2013 Michael Sundermeir
2014 John Basso
2015 Julie Kay

 

Zoning Board of Appeals 5 Year Terms
2011 Jack Martin
2012 Stephen Maier
2013 David Lencioni
2013 Phyllis Adams
2014 Jerry Dill
2014 Nancy Konier
2015 John C. Marsh

 

Library Board 4 Year Term
2017 Sue Hennessy
2017 Erin Ferguson
2018 David Trczinski
2015 Amy Goebel
2015 Mike Pempek
2016 Marie Van Huis

 

Recreation Board 3 Year Terms
2015 Loretta Gaidas
2016 Steven Desmond
2016 Charles Wells
2016 Mary F. Peterson
2017 Phil Chiapetto
2017 Maria Desmond

 

Historic Preservation Commission 4 Year Terms
2011 Phyllis Adams
2011 Jim Madden
2012 Suzy Evans
2012 Reta Wegele
2013 Irene Chocholek
2013 G. Darryl Reed (will have to resign)
2013 Kathy Williams

 

Beautification Committee
2011 Patricia Monson
2011 Carol Vandervelde
2012 Reta Wegele
2012 Denise Cowan
2012 Betty Hruska
2013 Peggy McGonigle
2013 Ann Oliver
*vacancy* term to expire 2013
*vacancy* term to expire 2011→2014

 

Tree Body
2010 Trish Prendergast
2012 Frank Thorp
2011 Lynn Buckley
2014 Marjory Gilbert
2012 Patricia Johnson
2013 Carla Juravic
2013 Florence Brennan vacancy
2013 Ken Stoffel

 

McCord House NFP
Nancy Mitchell
Patricia Martin
Jeanette Wood
*vacancy*

 

Palos Fine Arts
Linda Duggan
Nancy Donavan
Kathy Williams

 

Police Pension Board 2 Year Terms
2016 Tom Donovan
2015 Bill Flowers
2015 John Sawyer
2015 Ross Chibe
Tim Nolan, Attorney