TOI Executive Director, President, and Legislative Committee Chair meet with Governor Pritzker
Today TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith, President Danny Hanning and Legislative Committee Chair Arnold Vegter met with Governor JB Pritzker in his office to discuss House Bill 348. It was a good meeting with lots of dialogue.
TOI Executive Director Bryan Smith feature article
Bryan Smith, TOI Executive Director, was featured in Pennsylvania Township News Magazine or his speech at PSATS' 97th Annual Educational Conference. Read within.
Broadband Funding Guide for NATaT
Find attached the Broadband Funding Guide for NATaT
Prevailing Wage Act Changes Good News for Townships and Road Districts
Each June, Townships, Road Districts, and all local governments in Illinois have been required to adopt prevailing wage ordinances “ascertaining” the applicable prevailing wages that the government must pay for public works projects.
Senate Majority Leader, Senator Kimberly Lightford to Speak at Topics Day 2019
Senate Majority Leader, Senator Kimberly Lightford to Speak at Topics Day 2019, April 3
Registration forms for the 2019 GATI Workshops have been sent to all Township Supervisors.
Keep Township Government and Save Taxpayers Money
TOI Executive Director Bryan E. Smith was featured in the Letters to the Editor for the Chicago Sun Times
2019 Education District Registration
March 8 DoubleTree by Hilton/ Bloomington (Morning)
March 15 Giovanni’s/Rockford (Morning)
March 22 Regency Conference Center/O’Fallon (Morning)
May 4 Danville Community College/Danville (Afternoon)
June 14 Drury Inn/Mt. Vernon (Evening)
July 26 Spoon River College/Macomb (Afternoon)
Mileage Rates Increase
As of January 1, 2019, the new standard mileage rates will be in effect. The new rate is 58 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 54.5 cents for 2018.
New Law on Clerk Attest Payments
On August 19, 2018, Governor Rauner signed Senate Bill 2923 into law (now Public Act 100-
0983). Starting January 1, 2019, this new law requires Township Clerks to “attest” the signatures
of Supervisors on all payouts from the Township and Road District treasury (including payments
for cemetery purposes).
ICC Crossing Safety Training Improvement Program 5-Year Plan
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved its annual 5-year plan for the Crossing Safety Improvement Program to begin implementing highway-rail safety capital projects across the state. For Fiscal Years 2019-2023, the ICC will spend approximately $194 million from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund (GCPF) to help local communities and railroads pay for safety improvements at over 700 crossing locations.
Prevention First Alcohol Policy Resource Center
Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.
Illinois Department of Revenue PPRT Update
Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program Information
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program
Funding is available! Projects that save energy can qualify for incentives. The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Public Sector Energy Efficiency Program (PSEE) provides funding and technical assistance to help local governments update and retrofit public facilities and/or streetlights to improve energy efficiency and save money.
CLARIFICATION ON OMA/FOIA MANDATED TRAINING
CLARIFICATION ON OMA/FOIA MANDATED TRAINING
New Net Zero Energy Building Grant Program
The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation has implemented a new Net Zero Energy Building grant program. The grants are open to 501c3s, local governments, colleges and universities across Illinois.
Shared Services Best Practices Survey
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti has asked that we share this survey with you. Although this is not a mandated task, we ask that you please consider taking the time to respond. Any information we can get out to others on how vital and efficient townships are to them would be much appreciated.
Certification of Pre-election Qualifications for the Office of Township and Multi-township Assessor
The Illinois Department of Revenue is required under Sections 2-45 and 2-50 of the Property Tax Code (35 ILCS 200/2-45 and 2-50) to certify assessor pre-election qualifications by February 1 of the year prior to the election. All candidates for the offices of township and multi-township assessor must satisfy pre-election qualifications based upon the equalized assessed value (EAV) of property in their assessment district.
Illinois Attorney General's Office
2015 Binding PAC Opinions Index Public Access Opinions
IF your township is in the TOI/Midwest Truckers Random Drug & Alcohol Program and the township is involved in an accident, the township driver will be required to take a post-accident test if one of the following occurs: 1. Fatality 2. Township driver ticketed and a vehicle HAS to be towed 3. Township driver ticketed and someone is taken away by ambulance Midwest Truckers has a 24 hour answering service. It is imperative that you call immediately as testing must be done within a limited amount of time. Call 217.525.0310
Public Act Gives Leeway on Voluminous Requests
House Bill 3796 (Public Act 98-1129) became effective Dec. 3, 2014 and allows townships to charge a fee and have additional time to provide requested documents.
Electronic Wage Reporting
If your township has 25 or more employees, these new wage reporting requirements affect you.
Transportation Infrastructure Resolution
Township boards may adopt this resolution supporting the need for a capital investment program.
Changes to Meeting Notices and Agendas
PA 97-827 – MEETING NOTICES AND AGENDAS This law makes two changes to the procedures for giving notice for a meeting. First, it requires that the agenda for any meeting contain the “general subject matter” for any item that will be voted on. Second, it requires that at least one copy of any notice and agenda for the meeting be continuously available for public review during the entire 48-hour period before the meeting. The public body may satisfy this requirement for continuous posting by placing the notice and agenda on its website. No action or meeting is invalidated if the notice is not continuously available through no fault of the public body. Effective January 1, 2013.