Wildwood Park District Local Government Efficiency Committee Meeting – Residents Welcome!
Wildwood Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the first of three required Decennial Committee on Local Government Efficiency Meetings that will be held at Rule House (33325 N. Sears Boulevard) beginning with the first meeting on Monday, January 22nd, 2024 at 7:00pm. An agenda for this meeting will be posted at the Wildwood Park District office and on our website no later than 48 hours before the meeting, per statute.
The Decennial Committees on Local Government Efficiency Act, 50 ILCS 70/1, et seq., requires units of local government that levy any tax, including park districts, forest preserve districts, and conservation districts, to form a committee to study local government efficiencies and issue a report to the county board in which the unit of local government is situated.
Each committee must include:
Note: The chairperson may also appoint additional members to the committee as he or she believes appropriate. Committee members serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for incurred expenses with the approval of the governmental unit.
Duties of the Committee
The committee is required to meet at least three times. The committee may, but is not required, to meet during the regularly scheduled meeting of the governmental unit if the following conditions are met:
Each meeting of the committee must be public and held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. The committee must provide an opportunity for any person to be heard at each meeting for at least three minutes. At the conclusion of each meeting, the committee must conduct a survey of residents who attended the meeting and ask for input on matters discussed at the meeting. Although not a required method, a survey conducted by email to all residents who attended the meeting and provided a valid email address is one way to satisfy this survey requirement. Pursuant to the Open Meetings Act, all public bodies must keep written minutes of the meeting.
After the report is provided to the administrative office of the county board of each county in which the governmental unit is located, the committee will be dissolved until it is reestablished with newly appointed members in 10 years.
Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD) requests that member agencies provide a copy of their final report to IAPD so that we can utilize this information in future advocacy efforts.
Why It Matters
The purpose of the Local Government Efficiency Committee is to gather resident feedback, study, and report on the Wildwood Park District’s efficiency. The goal of the Wildwood Park District and the Local Government Efficiency Committee’s joint efforts is to improve efficiency and accountability, and continuously improve our effectiveness as a local government agency that contributes to the overall quality of life for the people who reside in the Wildwood community.
Please direct inquiries to Wildwood Park District Manager, Brandon Magnini, at firstname.lastname@example.org 847.223.7275.