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Village Governance

Village Governance

During development of the Village’s current Strategic Plan and strategic vision statement, the Village Board discussed the State of Illinois’ significant impact on Village operations. As an outcome of this discussion, the Board determined that it was necessary to evaluate the Village’s current governance structure, including its regulatory, financial and economic development authority. Glencoe is currently a special charter, non-home rule municipality which imposes governance and regulatory limitations on the Village Board related to each of the above subject areas. Staff was directed to research and present information regarding Glencoe’s current form of government and whether it provides optimal regulatory authority and adequately equips the Village to respond to the community’s needs within a continually changing environment.

In both 2019 and 2020, Village staff presented information to the Village Board for its review and discussion.

During the August 20, 2020 Committee of the Whole meeting, the Village Board directed staff to move forward with creating informational materials about home rule governance versus non-home rule governance, stemming from information gained through staff research.

Information presented to the Village Board in 2019 and 2020 regarding governance is found in the listed below. To view information regarding a specific topic of discussion listed on the table, click on the Agenda Packet for that meeting.

Date

Committee/Commission and
Meeting Type

 

Topic(s) of Discussion

More information:

May 14, 2019

Village Board – Committee of the Whole

Governance structures in Illinois; the Village’s governance structure as a special charter, nonhome rule municipality; municipal legislative authority in general

 

Agenda packet

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 18, 2019

 

 

Village Board – Committee of the Whole

Legal aspects of home rule authority, governance structures in the North Shore region, past reviews of Glencoe’s governance structure, Glencoe’s local legislative authority

 

Agenda packet

September 19, 2019

Village Board – Committee of the Whole

Revenue sources available in the home rule governance structure

 

 

Agenda packet

January 16, 2020

Village Board – Committee of the Whole

 

 

2019 Community Survey feedback related to the Village’s local legislative and financial authority

 

Agenda packet

August 20, 2020

 

 

 

 

Village Board – Committee of the Whole

 

 

Review of previous Committee of the Whole discussions; discussion of the Village Board’s potential next steps pertaining to governance

 

Agenda packet




Governance Information

Overview of Illinois Governance Structures

Financial, Regulatory and Economic Development Authority of Home Rule and Non-Home Rule Municipalities