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In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and careful consideration of everyone’s safety, The Township Officials of Illinois is canceling the in person Fall Conference scheduled for November, 2020 at the CROWNE Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. This was not an easy decision because of the value the annual conference brings to you our members.
In an effort to provide the conference experience, information, networking and exhibitor involvement, we are hosting the first ever VIRTUAL TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS OF ILLINOIS CONFERENCE November 16-20, 2020. This will provide a virtual experience updating you on topics related to your duties as an elected township official or staff member. We are excited and hope you all will join us in our new normal conference experience.
Each day of the 5-day conference is dedicated to a position on the township board and sponsored by the associated division. Your registration fee covers participation in the entire week or a single day of your choice.
The complete program guide and educational session information is scheduled to be published in the October, 2020 Perspective Magazine.
Mark your calendar and plan to register your entire township. Watch the association’s Facebook page and website for additional information.
We look forward to seeing everyone in November virtually!
Governor Pritzker has now signed Senate Bill 2135 into law (now Public Act 101-0640). Here is a link to the full bill: Senate Bill 2135 - PA 101-0640
The major part of this bill affecting local governments is revisions to the Open Meetings Act concerning remote attendance during a disaster declaration.
Some main points are:
- A quorum does not need to physically be at the meeting location
- At least one member of the public body, chief legal counsel, or chief administrative officer must be physically present at the regular meeting place.
- All votes held remotely shall be done by roll call vote.
- A verbatim recording must be kept of all meetings held in this fashion.
- If public attendance is not possible, the public must be able to hear the meeting “contemporaneously”, requiring the public body to offer a telephone call in number or web link (i.e. Zoom) to hear the meeting.
- Nothing has changed regarding Public Comment at Board meetings so this must still be a part of any meeting held.
If you have any questions I encourage you to contact your township attorney
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HB 2096 (Public Act 101-0632) Goes Into Effect (ANNUAL TOWN MEETING)