Responsibilities
Term
Appointed By
Compensation
Qualifications
Composition
Authority
Additional Information
  
​Mark VanKerkhoff630. 232.3451vankerhoffmark@co.kane.il.us

​​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 VanKerkhoff630.232.3451vankerhoffmark@co.kane.il.us
The Farmland Protection Commission advances the protection of agricultural land within county
through conservation easements and purchase of development rights from participating farms.
The Kane County Board sets aside Riverboat funds to be matched with Federal funds for
purchases of easements. The Farmland Protection Commission meets periodically to prioritize
farms to participate.

​Mark VanKerkhoff, Development & Comm. Services Dept. ​

​Volunteer

​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.

2 ex-officio members (Chairman of the Regional Planning Commission and Chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission
3 year terms except for County Board members (serves until successor is appointed)
FPC Chairman appointed by the County Board Chairman


  
Jodie WollnikKane County Government Center, Bldg. A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630.232.3499wollnikjodie@co.kane.il.us

​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




​Three years

​Chairman with the advice and consent of the Kane County Board.

​Volunteer

​3 Volunteer Commissioners 



​Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 605) Illinois Drainage Code

3 commissioners typically owning land within the drainage district are appointed by the County Board Chairman and by majority vote of the County Board. One commissioner is appointed every year for a three year term such that commissioners serve staggered three year terms beginning and ending on the first Tuesday of September every third year. The commissioners ​shall elect one of their number as chairman and may elect one of their number as secretary.


  
Kathy Fosser630.444.3124fosserkathy@co.kane.il.us

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)​


3 years

​Kane County Board Chairman & consent of the Kane County Board

​Volunteer

​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. ​


  
Carl Schoedel630.584.1170schoedelcarl@co.kane.il.us

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​.


​4 years

Kane and Kendall County Board Chairmen and the Mayors of Kane and Kendall County​


​Volunteer

​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.

Additional voting members:
4 members - 1 each appointed cooperatively by the Mayors and chief elected County official from each of the Counties of DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Will
Five members from the City of Chicago appointed by the Mayor of the City of Chicago.
One member from that portion of Cook County outside of the City of Chicago appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
Four members from that portion of Cook County outside of the City of Chicago appointed, with the consent of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners​


  
Carl Schoedel630.584.1170schoedelcarl@co.kane.il.us

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.


​1 year

​Kane County Board Chairman

Volunteer

20 Volunteer (18 Voting, 2 non-voting/advisory members) 1 member (and alternate) from Kane County​


​Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 1707/) Regional Planning Act

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.

Additional voting members:
Council of Mayors, Will County, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Commuter Rail Division of the RTA (Metra), Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Cook County, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Lake County, DuPage County, Suburban Bus Division of the RTA (Pace), McHenry County, Private Providers, Railroad Companies (Class I), Kendall County, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).

The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration participate in an advisory and non-voting capacity. Each agency or group having MPO Policy Committee membership shall have one vote, except for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, which shall have two votes. ​


  
Mark VanKerkhoff630. 232.3451vankerkhoffmark@co.kane.il.us

​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.




​1 year

​County Board Chairman

​Volunteer

​3 County Board Members and 4 U of I Extension Unit 5 Council Members

7 total members
3 County Board members appointed by the County Board Chairman as requested by the U of I Extension Office
1 year term, from October 1 to September 30
4 members appointed by U of I Extension from the U of I Extension Unit 5 Council


  
David Rickert630.232.3459rickertdavid@co.kane.il.us

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.

​Volunteer

Professional Service, Paid Appointment


​Resolution 05-316 appointed Joseph Meyer & Associates, 141 St. Andrews Ave., P.O. Box 96, Edwardsville, IL 62025 as the delinquent tax agent.
Compensation is defined in the resolution. Per the Treasurer, Joseph Meyer & Associates completes this work for over 85% of the Counties in Illinois
Appointment remains in place until a new appointment is made.


  
Ron Hain630.444.3124hainronald@co.kane.il.us

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).​


​1 year

​County Board Chairman​ with consent of the Board

​Volunteer

​Up to 18 Volunteer Members

​Governing State Statute: 730 ILCS 5/5-6-3.1(c)(13) and Kane County Resolution 11-275

​The primary goals of the Task Force include: encouraging the public to report incidences of DUI violations to law enforcement agencies, assisting such agencies in the apprehension of impaired drivers, and providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between law enforcement and other agencies relating to combating the problem of impaired driving in Kane County.
Up to 7 voting members are recommended by the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association
Up to 6 voting members are recommended by the State’s Attorney
Up to 5 non-voting members are recommended by the State’s Attorney
Appointments are made by the County Board Chairman, with the advice and consent of the Board
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office serves as the lead agency for the task force
Terms are one year or until reappointed


  
Jamie LobrilloKane County Government Center, Bldg. A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630.232.5932lobrillojamie@co.kane.il.us

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​.


​3 years

​​Chairman of the County Board, with the consent of the County Board​

​Volunteer

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.​


  
Mark VanKerkhoff630. 232.3451vankerkhoffmark@co.kane.il.us

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.​.


​County Board Chairman​ with consent of the Board

​Volunteer

​3 - 5 Volunteer Members depending on the district

​Governing State Statute: 70 ILCS 705/ Fire Protection District Act

3 to 5 total members
Members appointed by resolution (unless district has changed to elected trustees)
Members are bonded
These are taxing bodies

Fire Districts with trustees appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman:
  • Aurora Township Fire Protection District
  • Batavia Township & Countryside Fire Protection District
  • Burlington Community Fire Protection District
  • Maple Park & Countryside Fire Protection District
  • Marywood Fire Protection District
  • Montgomery & Countryside Fire Protection District
  • South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District



  
Jodie Wollnik630.232.3499wollnikjodie@co.kane.il.us
  • Authority to organize under 70 ILCS 2805 Sanitary District Act of 1936: “Any area of contiguous territory within the limits of a single county and without the limits of any city, village or incorporated town may be incorporated as a sanitary district under this Act in the manner provided in this Section”.
  • The circuit court of the county has the authority to oversee a public hearing and an election of all residents within the boundary of the proposed sanitary district whether or not to form the district.
  • “The Board of Trustees of any sanitary district organized under this Act shall have power to provide for the collection and disposal of the sewage thereof and the drainage of such district and to save and preserve the water supplied to the inhabitants of such district from contamination”.
  • A taxing district that has the ability to levy and collect annual taxes for improvements.
  • May collect fees for the purification of wastewater, the pumping and distribution of drinking water, and the drainage of stormwater.


​3 years

​County Board Chairman​ with consent of the County Board

​Volunteer

​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. ​


  
Mark VanKerkhoff630. 232.2351vankerkhoffmark@co.kane.il.us

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.


​5 years

​County Board Chairman and confirmed by the County Board

​Volunteer

​9 Volunteer Members​

​Governing Statute: County Code Chapter 16, Article IV

  • 9 total members appointed by the County Board Chairman and confirmed by the County Board per County Code Chapter 16, Article IV, Sec. 16-66. Organization
  • 3 ex-officio members (President of the Kane County Forest Preserve, Chairman of the County Transportation Committee and the Director of the Development Department )
  • 5 year terms (serves until successor is appointed)
  • HPC Chairman appointed by the County Board Chairman (Current Chair, Shauna Wiet)
  • The Chairman of the County Board shall make every reasonable effort to nominate to the Preservation Commission at least one attorney, one historian or architectural historian, one architect/engineer and one real estate professional knowledgeable in preservation; the other members shall be persons with a demonstrated interest in prehistory, history or architecture.​


  
Roger Fahnestock630.232.3571fahnestockroger@co.kane.il.us

Outlined in Kane County Ordinance 11-400 amended by Ordinance 13-237,

14-12, and 14-168.


Not applicable.

o County Board Chair
o County Board Judicial and Public Safety Committee Chair
o County Board Finance Committee Chair
o County Board member appointed by the County Board Chair
o County Board member appointed by the County Board Chair
o County Board member appointed by the County Board Chair
o Public Member appointed by the County Board Chair
o Public Member appointed by the County Board Chair
o Public Member appointed by the County Board Chair
o Public Member appointed by the County Board Chair
o Public Member appointed by the County Board Chair who is a licensed Kane County attorney
o County State’s Attorney
o County Public Defender
o Chief Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit
o Judge presiding in the County appointed by the Chief Judge
o Judge presiding in the County appointed by the Chief Judge
o County Sheriff
o Circuit Clerk
o Member from the Kane County Bar Association appointed jointly by the County Board Chair and the Chief Judge


​Volunteer

​19 Volunteer Positions

​Governing County Code: Kane County Ordinance 14-168

​Commission Chair shall be elected from among the members by a majority vote.
The term of the Commission Chair shall commence on December 1 of any year a Chair is elected.
The term of the Commission Chair shall be for two years.
Judge Brawka is the current Commission Chair.
The Commission Chair shall designate a Vice-Chair. There is currently no Vice-Chair..


  
Mark Armstrong630.208.3818armstrongmark@co.kane.il.us
  • ​Upon “written complaint that any property is over assessed or under assessed” to “review the assessment, and correct it, as appears to be just.”
  • Review assessments on its own motion
  • Review assessment corrections
  • Equalize assessments between townships
  • Make a final determination regarding homestead exemptions
  • Make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding non-homestead exemptions
  • Represent the interest of Kane County before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board.​


​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.

  • 3 full members, appointed by County Board Chairman with approval of County Board.
  • 2-year terms, staggered; terms begin on June 1 of even or odd numbered years (serves until successor is appointed).
  • Chairman selected by Board of Review itself (current Chairman, Kevin J. Schulenburg).
  • Statutory requirements include experience, state examination, and political affiliation (breakdown based on most recent countywide election; current breakdown is two Republicans and one who is not a Republican).
  • Additional members can be appointed annually upon County Board declaration of an assessment emergency; additional members do not require county board approval and are not subject to political affiliation requirement.​


  
Scott Berger630.208.5351bergerscott@co.kane.il.us
  • ​Assists the county in implementing the Community Development Block Grant Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Identifies priority housing and community development needs for inclusion in the county’s Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan.
  • Reviews and recommends projects and activities for federal funding on an annual basis.​


​3 years

Kane County Board
Chairman and confirmed by the Kane County Board


​Volunteer

​15 Volunteer Members

​5 County Board members, 5 municipal officials (from communities that participate in the Community Development Program), and 5 citizens are appointed by the Kane County Board
Chairman and confirmed by the Kane County Board. All members have 3-year terms.


  
Roger FahnestockKane County Government Center, Building C, 719 Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134 630.232.3571fahnestockroger@co.kane.il.us

​Kane County Code Section 8.5-9

​4 years

County Board Chairman

​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)

 

 
8.5-3: MEMBERSHIP: 

 
KaneComm shall be governed by an eleven (11) member board (the "KaneComm board") comprised of the following: 

  • The chairman of the Kane County board, or a member of the county board designated by the chairman, who shall also serve as the chairman of the KaneComm board; 

  • The county board member appointed by the chairman of the Kane County board, who is the chairman of the county board judicial and public safety committee; 

  • A county board member appointed by the chairman of the Kane County board, who is the chairman of the administration committee; 

  • The executive director of the Kane County department of information technology; 

  • The executive director of 911 as appointed as hereinafter provided; 

  • The sheriff of Kane County, or a member of the sheriff's office designated by the sheriff; 

  • A police user member as determined by volume of service activity chosen from among the units of government entering into subscriber agreements with the county (the "user member"); 

  • A police user member appointed by the chairman of the Kane County board chosen from among the units of government entering into subscriber agreements with the county (the "user member"); 

  • A fire user member as determined by volume of service activity chosen from among the units of government entering into subscriber agreements with the county (the "user member"); 

  • A fire user member appointed by the chairman of the Kane County board chosen from among the units of government entering into subscriber agreements with the county (the "user member");

  • A member of the public appointed by the chairman of the Kane County board, who is a resident of the Kane County emergency communications service area. (Ord. 11-398, 12-13-2011; Ord. 13-91, 4-9-2013)

​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.



 


 

  
Roger FahnestockKane County Emergency Telephone System Board, PO BOX 191, Geneva, IL 60134630.232.3571fahnestockroger@co.kane.il.us

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.

9 members


​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:

    1. A public member who is a resident of the territory included within the Kane County ETSB region;

    2. Four (4) members representing the Tri-Com Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP);

    3. The sheriff of Kane County or his designee;

    4. 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 count​y 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:

    1. Planning of "911" system(s);

    2. Planning for and recommending improvements and upgrades to the "911" system(s);

    3. Coordinating and supervising the implementation, upgrading or maintenance of the system, including the establishment of equipment specifications and coding systems;

    4. 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;

    5. Authorizing all disbursements from this emergency telephone system fund;

    6. Hiring any staff or consultants necessary for the planning, implementation or upgrade to the system;

    7. ​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) 

  
Mark Armstrong630.208.3818armstrongmark@co.kane.il.us
  • Review Illinois Department of Revenue procedures on Farmland Assessment.
  • Hold public hearing on Department of Revenue proposed assessment methodology.
  • Propose alternate methodology to Department of Revenue, if needed.​


​County Board Chairman

(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.

Board of Review Chairman is a member by virtue of office.
3 farmers appointed by County Board Chairman (County Board approval not required).
Term length not provided by statute; members serve until successor is appointed.


  
Barbara GarzaKane County Government, Bldg. B, 719 Batavia Avenue, Geneva IL630.208.3834garzabarbara@co.kane.il.us

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.

​Volunteer

Governing Statutes: 235 ILCS 5/1-1 et seq. – Liquor Control Act of 1934, Article IV Kane County Code, Chapter 3, Article II​


  • County Liquor Commissioner may appoint a person or persons to assist in the exercise of the powers and performance of the Commissioner’s duties.
  • The Commissioner and such person or persons appointed by the Commissioner constitute the liquor control commission.
  • The County Code does not indicate if the appointees are required to be County Board members
  • The State Statute notes that the Commissioner may appoint a person or persons to assist in the exercise of the powers of the Commissioner’s duties.
  • Term of Office is until successor is respectively elected and appointed​


  
Carl Schoedel41W011 Burlington Road St. Charles, IL 60175630.584.1170schoedelcarl@co.kane.il.us

Assist the County in the recommendation of land use assumptions and the development of the Comprehensive Road Improvement Plan (CRIP)

Report to the County on all matters relating to the imposition of impact fees
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the CRIP and the assessment of impact fees, and discuss relevant development trends in the County
Report annually to the County on the implementation of the CRIP and advise the County of the need to update or revise the land use assumptions, CRIP, or impact fees
Review the County's highway program with respect to impact fee expenditures


​3 members representing Kane County are appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman

​Volunteer

​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 alternates.​

Additional members:
  • 1 member (and alternate) representing Realtors - licensed under the Real Estate License Act of 2000 and designated by the President of the Illinois Association of Realtors from a local Board from the service area or areas of the unit of local government
  • 1 member (and alternate) representing Development - designated by the Regional Developers Association
  • 1 member (and alternate) representing Building Industry – must be a representative of the Regional Home Builders, representing the unit of local government's geographic area as appointed from time to time by that Association's president
  • 1 member (and alternate) representing Labor – must be chosen by either the Central Labor Council or the Building and Construction Trades Council having jurisdiction within the unit of local government
  • 3 members (and 3 alternates) representing Municipalities – must be selected by a convention of mayors in the County​

​Governing State Statute: (605 ILCS 5/5-907) IL Highway Code. Kane County Code: Sec. 17-26.

​There are no term limits.

  
Jodie WollnikKane County Government Center, Bldg. A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630.232.3499wollnikjodie@co.kane.il.us
​Under state statute 55 ILCS5/5-1062, specific Counties were granted authority to work with their municipalities to form County-wide stormwater management planning committees with equal County/municipal representation to develop County-wide stormwater plans, and a County-wide stormwater ordinance. Per statute, the County was divided in 6 districts of approximate equal population following County Board district boundaries, with one County and one municipal representative from each district.


​4 years

6 appointed by the County Board

6 appointed by the municipal districts​


​Volunteer

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​


  
Scott BergerKane County Government Center, Bldg. A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630.208.5351bergerscott@co.kane.il.us
  • Assists the Kane-Elgin Consortium in implementing the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Identifies priority housing needs for inclusion in the county’s Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan.
  • Reviews and recommends activities for federal funding on an annual basis​.


​3 years

​5 members appointed by the Kane County Board Chairman and confirmed by the Kane CountyBoard. 

5 members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Elgin and confirmed by the Elgin CityCouncil​.


​Volunteer

​10 Volunteer Members​

  
Jodie WollnikKane County Government Center, Bldg. A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630.232.3499wollnikjodie@co.kane.il.us
  • Authority given to organize under 70 ILCS 2105/ River Conservancy Districts Act: “Whenever the unified control of a lake or of a river system or a portion thereof shall be deemed conducive to the prevention of stream pollution development, conservation and protection of water supply, preservation of water levels, control or prevention of floods, reclamation of wet and overflowed lands, development of irrigation, conservation of soil, provision of domestic, industrial or public water supplies, collection and disposal of sewage and other public liquid wastes, provision of forests, wildlife areas, parks and recreational facilities, and to the promotion of the public health, comfort and convenience the same may be organized as a conservancy district under this Act”.
  • Ability to fund drainage and other improvements and maintenance of drainage and other systems by a vote of the Trustees of the River Conservancy District
  • A taxing district that has the ability to levy and collect annual taxes
  • It shall be the duty of the board of trustees of a conservancy district organized under this Act to proceed diligently to the fulfillment of all the purposes and objects of this Act subject to the proper use and disposition of available funds.



​5 years

​County Board Chairman and by majority vote of the County Board

​Volunteer

7 Volunteer Trustees



​Governing State Statute: 70 ILCS 2105/ River Conservancy Districts Act

  • ​7 trustees typically living within the river conservancy district are appointed by the County Board Chairman and by majority vote of the County Board. One commissioner is appointed every year for a five year term such that commissioners serve staggered five year terms beginning and ending in July. The trustees shall elect one of their number as president and may elect one of their number as secretary.
  • All appointments but two have expired. One unexpired appointment is vacant.
  • Five commissioners from the previous appointments are still serving.
  
Carl Schoedel41W011 Burlington Road St. Charles, IL 60175630.584.1170schoedelcarl@co.kane.il.us

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.

​Volunteer

​19 Volunteer Members (10 voting, 7 non-voting, 2 alternates)​

​STATUS: INACTIVE

All members are ex-officio and there are no term limits.

Members (*indicates a voting member):
  • *Kane County Board Transportation Committee Chairman
  • *Kane County Board Members from each Kane County Board District in which the proposed Longmeadow Parkway alignment impacts (Districts 24, 21 and 23)
  • Kane County Engineer
  • *President (voting member) and Manager (non-voting member) from the Villages of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee and West Dundee
  • *McHenry County Board Transportation Committee Chairman (McHenry County Board Transportation Committee Vice-Chair to serve as the alternate)
  • McHenry County Engineer (Assistant County Engineer to serve as alternate)


  
Carl Schoedel41W011 Burlington Road St. Charles, IL 60175630.584.1170schoedelcarl@co.kane.il.us

​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​


​ $15,000 annually

Rresidency requirement

​11 Paid

​Governing State Statute: (70 ILCS 3615/3B.01) RTA Act – Commuter Rail Division

Additional members:

4 Directors – 1 each appointed by the chief elected county official with the advice and consent of their respective County Boards, of the Counties of DuPage, McHenry, Will and Lake

1 Director from the City of Chicago with the advice and consent of the City Council of the City of Chicago and shall reside in the City of Chicago

5 Directors residing in Cook County outside of the City of Chicago, as follows:
  • 1 Director who resides in Cook County outside of the City of Chicago, appointed by the President of the Cook County Board with the advice and consent of the members of the Cook County Board
  • 4 Directors appointed by the members of the Cook County Board in various Districts as detailed by the State Statute
The Chairman shall be appointed by the Directors, from the members of the Board, with the concurrence of 8 such Directors.


  
Roger FahnestockKane County Government Center, Bldg. I, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630-232-3571fahnestockroger@co.kane.il.us
​The Mill Creek Special Service Area (SSA) was established by Ordinance 94-356. This Ordinance has been amended and enlarged several times, the most recent being Ordinance 12-301. The duties of the SSA include but are not limited to: Maintenance of roads within the Village Center, maintenance of specific alleys, sidewalks, street lights, street identification signs, open space areas, parking lots, fencing, residential waste pickup and trail systems.


Kane County Board Chairman, with the advice and consent of the County Board


​Volunteer

Must reside within the SSA

​5-9 Volunteers

​Ordinance 94-356,

Ordinance 12-301​

  
Roger FahnestockKane County Government Center, Bldg. I, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630-232-3571fahnestockroger@co.kane.il.us

​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.​

The role of the trustees is also governed by statute. Under the Act, the board of trustees is created and vested with the government, control and management of the affairs and business of District to provide sanitary and potable water facilities for approximately 2100 customers within the Mill Creek Water Reclamation District.​​

These powers include, inter alia: the power to (1) lay out, locate, establish, construct, maintain, and operate drains, conduits, treatment plants, pumping plants for sanitary sewers and to provide potable water for residential, commercial and industrial use (2) acquire by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise all real and personal property, right of way and privilege, either within or without its corporate limits of the District; (3) to borrow monies for the capital improvement or operations of the District; (4) to hire and supervise employees or independent contractors to operate and maintain the systems; (5) to establish rates for sanitary and water service as well as conditions and regulations for the use of the sanitary and water systems; and(6) such other duties and powers as are enumerated by the Act ​


Kane County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the County board​


​Volunteer

​3 Volunteer Positions

  
Mark VanKerkhoffKane County Government Center, Bldg. A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL630.232.3451vankerkhoffmark@co.kane.il.us
​The authority was created by a referendum in 1980. It covers Hampshire, Plato, Rutland and Burlington townships, including the villages of Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Gilberts and Burlington, and part of Huntley. Currently there are three airports: The Landings, near Huntley, is a “condominium” airstrip co-owned by several dozen pilots who base their planes in its hangars, Casa de Aero, north of Hampshire, is a live-in airstrip owned and operated by people who live around it, and Olson Airport along Route 47 in Plato Township. Its board members are appointed by the County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the Kane County Board.


​County Board Chairman with advice and consent of the Kane County Board

​Volunteer

​5 Volunteer Members

5 total members
Members appointed by resolution
Members are bonded
This is a taxing body


  
Carl Schoedel41W011 Burlington Road St. Charles, IL 60175630.584.1170schoedelcarl@co.kane.il.us
Determines levels of service, fares and operational policies for the suburban bus transit and ADA services.


​4 years

​ Kane County Board Chairman

12 Paid Directors - $10,000 annual Salary (1 from Kane County)
1 Paid Chairman - $15,000 annual Salary
All eligible for up to $5,000 in expenses


​Residency requirement.

​12 Paid Directors,

1 Paid Chairman

Additional members:
  • 6 Directors appointed by the members of the Cook County Board
  • 4 Directors – 1 each appointed by the chief elected county official of the Counties of DuPage, McHenry, Will and Lake
  • 1 Director who shall serve as an ex-officio member - The Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, from the City of Chicago
  • The Chairman is elected by a majority of the Chairmen of the DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will County Boards and the members of the Cook County Board elected from that part of Cook County outside of Chicago, or in the event such Board of Commissioners is elected from single member districts, by those Commissioners elected from districts, a majority of the electors of which reside outside of Chicago; and who after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly may not be a resident of the City of Chicago.



​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.


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