The Administrative Adjudication Officer presides over the adjudication of violations of county ordinances regulating the abatement of public nuisances; the accumulation, disposal, and transportation of garbage and refuse; the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures; sanitation practices; and zoning, to the extent permitted by the Illinois constitution. This program has been highly effective for obtaining more timely compliance and reducing the case load for the State’s Attorney’s Office and the courts at a low cost.
Mark VanKerkhoff, Development & Community Services Department
2 Paid Administrative Adjudication Hearing Officers $400 per hearing date (once per month)
Governing County Code: Chapter 2, Article IX
NOTE: Persons listed as serving on an expired term continue in their service unless and they are either reapponted or replaced unless otherwise indicated. A position listed as "VACANT" is not currently occupied.
Mark VanKerkhoff, Development & Comm. Services Dept.
9 Volunteer Members
Governing County Code: Ordinance 01-67
9 members – 2 named by title in the ordinance and 7 appointed by the County Board Chairman and confirmed by the County Board per Ordinance 01-67
County Board Chairman, Development Committee Chairman, and a representative from the Kane County Farm Bureau are included per the ordinance
6 other members appointed by the County Board Chairman: must be electors and should include persons with backgrounds and experience in agriculture, finance, conservation or planning.
Authority given to organize under 70 ILCS 605 Illinois Drainage Code: “Drainage districts may be formed to construct, maintain or repair drains or levees or to engage in other drainage or levee work for agricultural, sanitary or mining purposes”.
The circuit court(s) of the county(ies) have jurisdiction over all matters and proceedings pertaining to the organization and operation of drainage districts
Ability to fund drainage improvements and maintenance of a mutual drainage system by petition to the Circuit Court and approved by a judge in a hearing before the court
A taxing district that has the ability to levy and collect annual taxes
Must show Circuit Court the drainage benefit to landowners for special assessments and annual taxes
Duty to Keep System in Repair: The commissioners shall make an annual inspection of all the district's improvements and works and keep the drains, levees, pumping plants and other works of the district in operation and repair
Chairman with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board.
Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 605) Illinois Drainage Code
State legislation requires Health Departments that were created by resolution to create a health advisory committee that is made of health professionals for the purpose of advising the County’s Board of Health. They provide expert knowledge and advice to the Board of Health and the Health Department regarding public health policies and issues along with advice on strategic initiatives related to public health. The Health Advisory Committee is chaired by the Executive Director for the Health Department (Barbara Jeffers)
Kane County Board Chairman & consent of the Kane County Board
8 Volunteer Member Board
Governing County Code: Section 11.5-12 Board of Health Advisory Committee
A minimum of 5 members (currently there are 8 members), appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board. All appointments have residency requirements. Each member serves a 3 year term and serves until a successor is appointed. State statute requires that you have at least one physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all its branches, at least one shall be a dentist licensed in Illinois, and one shall be a nurse licensed in Illinois.
The Regional Planning Act provides for the consolidation of two previously separate transportation and land-use planning agencies for and functioning in northeastern Illinois (respectively, the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS) and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) into one agency, the Regional Planning Board (RPB). The RPB was created to address the development and transportation challenges in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.
Kane and Kendall County Board Chairmen and the Mayors of Kane and Kendall County
15 Volunteer Member Board (1 from Kane County)
Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 1707/) Regional Planning Act
1 member representing both Kane and Kendall Counties is appointed cooperatively by the Kane and Kendall County Board Chairmen and the Mayors of Kane and Kendall County. All members have 4 year terms.
The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee is an entity whose principal interests and activities concern themselves with transportation planning in the seven northeastern counties of Illinois, namely, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties and Aux Sable township in Grundy County. The MPO Policy Committee shall consider and act upon transportation matters presented by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, any agency of the State of Illinois, the federal government, any county, the Council of Mayors, any unit of local government, any planning agency, the RTA or any operator, public or private.
Kane County Board Chairman
20 Volunteer (18 Voting, 2 non-voting/advisory members) 1 member (and alternate) from Kane County
1 member (and alternate) is appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman. CMAP suggests this member be the County Board Chairman. Appointed annually, in writing, prior to January 1.
The County Extension Board meets twice a year to review educational programs and to review funding needs. The County Board members serving on this board also act as liaisons to the full County Board in respect to the U of I Extension office and programs including 4-H Government Day and annual applications for Riverboat grants for programs. This board is part of the U of I Extension organization and receives their administrative support from U of I Extension staff.
County Board Chairman
3 County Board Members and 4 U of I Extension Unit 5 Council Members
The County Board has the authority to create and operate a delinquent Tax Liquidation Program pursuant to Section 21-90 of the Property Tax Code of 1993 and pursuant to Section 35 of the Mobile Home Local Services Tax Enforcement Act. This program furthers the specific goals of seeking to recover delinquent real estate and mobile home taxes for the benefit of all taxing districts which previously forfeited to the State of Illinois, and aiding in the expeditious transfer of ownership of certain real estate and mobile homes, and the return of these properties and mobile homes to a taxpaying status.
Kane County Chairman with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board.
Professional Service, Paid Appointment
The DUI Task Force is a local anti-crime program created by the Kane County Board pursuant to Resolution number 11-275. The purposes of this organization shall be:
To enhance public safety by aiding law enforcement agencies in the apprehension of drivers impaired by alcohol and/or other drugs, thereby reducing the threat of DUI related traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries posed by impaired drivers within Kane County.
To provide funding for appropriate projects to curb drunken driving that meet the statutory requirements under 730 ILCS 5/5-6-3.1(c)(13).
County Board Chairman with consent of the Board
Up to 18 Volunteer Members
Governing State Statute: 730 ILCS 5/5-6-3.1(c)(13) and Kane County Resolution 11-275
On July 13, 2010, the Kane County Board adopted Ordinance 10-206, Amended and Restated Kane County Ethics Ordinance. The duties and responsibilities of the Ethics Advisor are defined in this Ordinance. The duties include but are limited to proving guidance to the officers and employees of Kane County concerning the ethics ordinance, preparing and conducting training in conjunction with the State’s Attorney’s Office, receive all inquiries concerning the Ethics Ordinance not otherwise directed to the State’s Attorney’s Office, and reporting apparent violations of the Ordinance to the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Chairman of the County Board, with the consent of the County Board
Qualifications include but are not limited to having a juris doctorate or master’s degree in public administration, never been convicted of any felony, and five years of defined cumulative service.
1 Qualified Individual as defined in the Ethics Ordinance
Governing County Code: Ordinance 10-206
Per section 4.1 of the Ethics Ordinance, the Chairman of the County Board, with the advice and consent of the County Board, shall appoint an Ethics Advisor for a term of three years.
Fire Protection Districts are formed and operate under State Statute 70 ILCS 705/ Fire Protection District Act. Unless changed by referendum of the voters in the district, trustee board members are appointed by the County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the Kane County Board. For elected fire district trustee boards, vacancies are filled by appointment by the County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the County Board. The trustees legally constitute a board of trustees for the district for which they are appointed, and are declared to be the corporate authority of the fire protection district, and exercise all of the powers and control all the affairs and property of the district per 70 ILCS 705/ Fire Protection District Act..
3 - 5 Volunteer Members depending on the district
Governing State Statute: 70 ILCS 705/ Fire Protection District Act
County Board Chairman with consent of the County Board
3 Volunteer Trustees
Governing State Statute: 70 ILCS 2805 Sanitary District Act of 1936
The County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board shall appoint three trustees who reside within the sanitary district boundaries. One trustee is appointed every year for a three year term such that each trustee serves a staggered three year term beginning and ending on the first Monday of June every third year. The trustees shall elect one of their number as president, one of their number as vice president, and from outside their membership a clerk and an assistant clerk.
The Historic Preservation Commission makes recommendations to the County Board for the designation and protection of historic, cultural and architectural landmarks, structures, properties, districts and road corridors. The commission also has the authority to approve certificates of appropriateness for any proposed repairs, additions or demolition of protected landmarks.
County Board Chairman and confirmed by the County Board
9 Volunteer Members
Governing Statute: County Code Chapter 16, Article IV
Outlined in Kane County Ordinance 11-400 amended by Ordinance 13-237,
19 Volunteer Positions
Governing County Code: Kane County Ordinance 14-168
2 years for principal members; annually for additional members.
County Board Chairman with approval of County Board
Chairman salary $23,532/annually;
2 members salary $20,592/annually,
additional members $125 per half day,$250 per full day; per Kane County Code Sec. 2-74)
Experience, state examination, and political affiliation
3 Principal paid members plus additional members as needed
Governing State Statute: 35 ILCS 200/6-5, et seq.; 35 ILCS 200/16-20, et seq.
15 Volunteer Members
Kane County Code Section 8.5-9
All members of the KaneComm board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual mileage and expenses. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude or limit any board member from receiving any compensation for any other office. (Ord. 11-398, 12-13-2011)
See County Code for qualifications.
Governing County Code: Kane County Code Section 8.5-9
4-year terms or until successors are appointed and qualified.
All members serve ex officio with the exception of the public member.
Outlined specifically in 50 ILCS 750 Corporate authorities of the County that impose a surcharge under the ETSB Act shall establish an Emergency Telephone System Board. Corporate authorities shall provide for the manner of appointment and the number of members of the Board provided that the Board shall consist of those noted in Board Positions above. Members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses. Elected officials, including members of a county board, are eligible to serve on the ETS Board.
3-year staggered terms
Kane County Chairman
All members shall be appointed on the basis of their ability and experience and shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses.
A public member who is a resident of the territory included within the Kane County ETSB region. Four (4) members representing the Tri-Com Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The sheriff of Kane County or his designee. Three (3) members representing the KaneComm Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) agency designated by the chairman of the Kane County board. The board of directors of the Tri-Com emergency dispatch, an intergovernmental agency of the cities of St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia shall recommend to the county board chairman one or more nominees for each of the four (4) Tri-Com appointments. The county board chairman shall make the appointments from the names submitted or reject the nominees so recommended and request additional names to be submitted. The members of the board shall be appointed by the chairman of the Kane County Board with the advice and consent of the full Kane County board. The chairman shall act on the nominees submitted within forty-five (45) days.
Governing State Statute: 50 ILCS 750
Per Section 15.4(a) of 50 ILCS 750, the ETSB shall consist of no fewer than 5 members, one of whom must be a public member who is a resident of the local exchange service territory included in the 911 coverage area, and 3 of whom must be a representative of the 911 public safety agencies including but not limited to police departments, fire departments, emergency medical services providers, and emergency services and disaster agencies, and appointed on the basis of their ability or experience. With Kane County’s population being over 100,000 and less than 2,000,000, a member of the County Board may serve on the ETSB.
7-50: EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM BOARD:
There is hereby created a Kane County emergency telephone system board (the "board") consisting of nine (9) members, as follows:
A public member who is a resident of the territory included within the Kane County ETSB region;
Four (4) members representing the Tri-Com Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP);
The sheriff of Kane County or his designee;
Three (3) members representing the KaneComm Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) agency designated by the chairman of the Kane County board.
All members shall be appointed on the basis of their ability and experience and shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses. The board of directors of the Tri-Com emergency dispatch, an intergovernmental agency of the cities of St. Charles, Geneva, and Batavia shall recommend to the county board chairman one or more nominees for each of the four (4) Tri-Com appointments. The county board chairman shall make the appointments from the names submitted or reject the nominees so recommended and request additional names to be submitted. The members of the board shall be appointed by the chairman of the Kane County board with the advice and consent of the full Kane County board. The chairman shall act on the nominees submitted within forty five (45) days.
A quorum of the board shall consist of a majority of the duly appointed members of the board. All appointments to the board heretofore made shall terminate on the adoption of this section by ordinance. The term of office of the members appointed to the Kane County emergency telephone system board shall be for a period of three (3) years. Three (3) of the membership of the board shall have their terms expire on January 1, 2018. Three (3) of the membership of the board shall have their terms expire on January 1, 2019. The remaining board members' terms shall expire on January 1, 2020. Board members may be reappointed upon the expiration of their terms by the chairman of the Kane County board. The chairman shall act on the nominees submitted within forty five (45) days.
The powers and duties of the Kane County emergency telephone system board shall be as follows:
Planning of "911" system(s);
Planning for and recommending improvements and upgrades to the "911" system(s);
Coordinating and supervising the implementation, upgrading or maintenance of the system, including the establishment of equipment specifications and coding systems;
Receiving monies from the surcharge imposed under section 7-42 of this division, the Illinois Compiled Statutes and from any source for deposit into the emergency telephone system fund;
Authorizing all disbursements from this emergency telephone system fund;
Hiring any staff or consultants necessary for the planning, implementation or upgrade to the system;
Authorizing and accepting additional member communities to the Kane County emergency telephone system. (Ord. 16-393, 3-14-2017)
7-51: EMERGENCY TELEPHONE FUND:
All monies received pursuant to the surcharge imposed under section 7-42 of this chapter shall be deposited into an emergency telephone system fund. The county treasurer shall be custodian of the fund. All interest accruing on the fund shall remain in the fund. No expenditures may be made from such fund except upon the direction of the emergency telephone system board or by resolution passed by a majority of all members of the emergency telephone system board. Expenditures may be made only to pay for the costs associated with the following:
The design of the emergency telephone system.
The coding of an initial master street address guide database, and update and maintenance thereof.
The repayment of any monies advanced for the implementation of the system.
The charges for automatic number identification and automatic location identification equipment, a computer aided dispatch system that records, maintains, and integrates information, mobile data transmitters equipped with automatic vehicle locators and maintenance, replacement and update thereof to increase operational efficiency and improve the provision of emergency services.
The nonrecurring charges related to installation of the emergency telephone system and the ongoing network charges.
Other products and services necessary for the implementation, upgrade and maintenance of the system and any other purpose related to the operation of the system, including costs attributable directly to the construction, leasing, or maintenance of any buildings or facilities or costs of personnel attributable directly to the operation of the system. Costs attributable directly to the operation of an emergency telephone system do not include the costs of public safety agency personnel who are and equipment that is dispatched in response to an emergency call.
The acquisition and installation, or the reimbursement of costs therefor to other governmental bodies that have incurred those costs, of road or street signs that are essential to the implementation of the emergency telephone system and that are not duplicative of signs that are the responsibility of the jurisdiction charged with maintaining road and street signs. (Ord. 89-137, § 11, 7-11-1989; Ord. 01-25, 2-13-2001)
(appointed members $80 per Diem; per Kane County Code Sec. 2-74)
5 Members; 3 appointed by chairman with 2 by virtue of office
Governing State Statute: 35 ILCS 200/10-120.
By statute, Chairman is Supervisor of Assessments, who is a member by virtue of office.
Outlined in Kane County Code, Chapter 3, Article II
Outlined in 235 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq. – Liquor Control Act of 1934, Article IV
Chairman Lauzen through the approval the County Board.
Governing Statutes: 235 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq. – Liquor Control Act of 1934, Article IV Kane County Code, Chapter 3, Article II
Assist the County in the recommendation of land use assumptions and the development of the Comprehensive Road Improvement Plan (CRIP)
3 members representing Kane County are appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman
3 members representing Kane County are appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman.
Current structure is 3 County Board Transportation Committee members and 3 KDOT staff
Governing State Statute: (605 ILCS 5/5-907) IL Highway Code. Kane County Code: Sec. 17-26.
There are no term limits.
6 appointed by the County Board
12 volunteer members, 6 appointed by the County Board, 6 appointed by the municipal districts as defined
Governing Statute: Kane County Ordinance 97-07, Establishing Stormwater Management Planning Committee
5 members appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman and confirmed by the Kane CountyBoard.
10 Volunteer Members
County Board Chairman and by majority vote of the County Board
7 Volunteer Trustees
Governing State Statute: 70 ILCS 2105/ River Conservancy Districts Act
This Task Force was conceived to oversee the County Toll Bridge option and Traffic Projections and Financial Feasibility Study which was completed in December of 2008.
Chairman Lauzen through the advice of the County Board.
19 Volunteer Members (10 voting, 7 non-voting, 2 alternates)
The Board of Directors determines levels of service, fares and operational policies.
4 years, or until a successor is appointed
Kane County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board
Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 3615/3B.01) RTA Act – Commuter Rail Division
Kane County Board Chairman, with the advice and consent of the County Board
Must reside within the SSA
The board of trustees of the Mill Creek Water Reclamation District is appointed to govern the overall operations of a sanitary district under the provisions of the Illinois Sanitary District Act of 1936 (“Act”). The Act also permits a sanitary district to engage in the production and distribution of potable water. The number of trustees is governed by statute, to-wit: 3 trustees.
Kane County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the County board
3 Volunteer Positions
County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the Kane County Board
5 Volunteer Members
Kane County Board Chairman
12 Paid Directors,
1 Paid Chairman
Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 3615/3A.01) RTA Act – Suburban Bus Division
1 Director appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman who shall be a chief executive officer of a municipality within Kane County.