Village of Pingree Grove, Illinois

The Village of Pingree Grove, Kane County, Illinois was established in 1907, and is a non-home rule municipality, meaning that the local government derives its authority directly from the state of Illinois. 

The Village operates under the Trustee-Village form of government with the legislative body consisting of six trustees elected at-large, serving the entire Village population as a whole. Trustees serve four-year staggered terms, with three members elected every two years, in odd-numbered years. The number of trustees does not vary with population size. The President is elected to four-year terms. 

The Village Clerk is a non-elected office, appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the board of trustees, and serves as the keeper of the Village Seal and official municipal records. A Village Manager is employed to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Village and work with the Board to develop and implement policy.

Decisions of Village government are made at regular meetings of the Village Board. The President presides at Village Board meetings and the Trustees vote on each item of business. The President votes to break ties, to decide an item with three votes in favor, or when required by law. The Village Clerk keeps records of the meetings.

The Village Board is supported by a number of citizen committees and commissions who make recommendations on matters coming to the Board for review. Members of committees and commissions are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Trustees.

The Village Board meets on the first and third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the board room located on the 2nd floor of the VIllage Municipal Center. Meeting held on Tuesday if the first or third Monday falls on an observed holiday. Except when specifically permitted by state law, all meetings are open to the public and the agenda includes a time for public comment.

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