CHAPTER 3: BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
      Article
         1.   BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS
         2.   BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS
         3.   BOARD OF TRUSTEES, POLICE PENSION FUND
         4.   ELECTRICAL COMMISSION
         5.   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (EMA)
         6.   PLAN COMMISSION
         7.   ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
         8.   HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
         9.   COLLEGE OF DU PAGE-CAROL STREAM REGIONAL CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ARTICLE 1:  BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS
Section
   3-1-1   Establishment
   3-1-2   Duties
   3-1-3   Secretary
§ 3-1-1  ESTABLISHMENT.
   There is hereby established a Board of Local Improvements as follows:  the Village President shall serve as President of the Board of Local Improvements and the Village Trustees shall serve as members of the Board.
§ 3-1-2  DUTIES.
   The Board of Local Improvements shall have all the powers conferred and all the duties prescribed by the provisions of the Illinois Compiled Statutes pertaining to local improvements.
§ 3-1-3  SECRETARY.
   The Village Clerk shall serve as ex-officio Secretary of the Board of Local Improvements. The Clerk shall attend all meetings of the Board and shall keep minutes of its proceedings. The Clerk shall preserve and file all petitions, resolutions, papers and documents and other official actions of the Board. The Clerk shall mail and post all estimates and notices which are required by law to be made by the Board to the corporate authorities. The Secretary shall perform all other acts and duties required by statute and by the Board of Local Improvements.
ARTICLE 2:  BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS
Section
   3-2-1   Establishment, appointments and term of office
   3-2-2   Qualifications
   3-2-3   Oath of office
   3-2-4   Bond and compensation
   3-2-5   Removal of office
   3-2-6   Secretary
   3-2-7   Appointments by the Board
   3-2-8   Rules
   3-2-9   Publication of rules
   3-2-10   Annual report and budget request
   3-2-11   Attorney for Board
   3-2-12   Rooms and funds
   3-2-13   Additional powers and duties
Cross-reference:
   Police Department, see Ch. 4, Art. 1
§ 3-2-1  ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF OFFICE.
   (A)   There is hereby established a Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, consisting of three members, each of whose term of office shall be three years and until their respective successors are appointed and have qualified.
   (B)   Members shall be appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees; provided, however, that, no appointment shall be made by the President within 30 days before the expiration of the President’s term of office.
§ 3-2-2  QUALIFICATIONS.
   (A)   The members of the Board shall be considered officers of the village. No person is eligible to hold an appointed village office who has  not been a qualified voter of the village and has not resided therein at least one year next preceding his or her appointment, or who is a defaulter to the village.
   (B)   No person holding an office under a municipality shall be a member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the village, or the Secretary thereof.
   (C)   No person shall be appointed a member of the Board who is related, either by blood or marriage up to the degree of first cousin, to any elected official of the village.
   (D)   No more than two members of the Board may be members of the same municipal political party or, if there is none, then national political parties shall be considered in making such appointments. Party affiliation shall be determined by affidavit.
§ 3-2-3  OATH OF OFFICE.
   Each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the oath of office as prescribed by statute.
§ 3-2-4  BOND AND COMPENSATION.
   (A)   Each member of the Board shall execute a bond in the amount of $1,000, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of a Fire and Police Commissioner. The bonds shall be approved by the corporate authorities and filed with the Village Clerk. The premium of such bonds shall be paid by the village. The bonds may be part of a blanket bond.
   (B)   Commencing 5-1-2010, the members of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall receive compensation of $10 per meeting attended, and the Chairperson shall receive $20 per meeting attended.
(Ord. 2001-11-55, passed 11-5-2001; Ord. 2001-12-59, passed 12-3-2001; Ord. 2010-03-07, passed 3-15-2010)
§ 3-2-5  REMOVAL OF OFFICE.
   Members of the Board shall not be subject to removal, except for cause, upon written charges and after an opportunity to be heard within 30 days in his, her or their own defense, before a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees. A majority vote of the Board of Trustees shall be required to remove such members from office.
§ 3-2-6  SECRETARY.
   The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners may employ a Secretary or may designate one of its own members to act as such. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Board’s proceedings, shall be custodian of all records pertaining to the business of the Board, shall keep a record of all examinations held and shall perform such other duties as the Board shall prescribe. The Secretary shall receive such compensation as may be established by the corporate authorities.
§ 3-2-7  APPOINTMENTS BY THE BOARD.
   The Board shall appoint all sworn officers of the Police Department, which does not include Community Service Technicians and civilian employees of the Police Department of the village, except the Chief of Police; provided, however, that, all appointments to the Department other than that of the lowest rank shall be from the rank next below that to which the appointment shall be made, except in the appointment of the Chief of Police, who shall be appointed by the Village Manager; provided further that, such appointment of Chief of Police need not be from among the members of the Police Department.
§ 3-2-8  RULES.
   The Board shall make such rules for the appointment and removal of all sworn officers of the Police Department; however, these rules shall apply only to the conduct of examinations for original appointments and promotions, and to the conduct of hearings on charges brought against all sworn officers of the Department. Appointments and promotions shall be made after an examination as provided by statute.
§ 3-2-9  PUBLICATION OF RULES.
   All rules and regulations and any charges therein shall be printed immediately for distribution, and notice shall be given of where the printed rules and regulations may be obtained and of the date, not less than ten days subsequent to the time of printing, when the rules or changes therein shall go into effect. This notice shall be published in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the village.
§ 3-2-10  ANNUAL REPORT AND BUDGET REQUEST.
   On or before April 1 of each year, the Board shall submit to the Village President a report of its activities for the previous calendar year. The Board shall also submit, on or before March 1 of each year, an annual budget request to the Village President and Board of Trustees.
§ 3-2-11  ATTORNEY FOR BOARD.
   The Village Attorney shall serve as counsel for the Board.
§ 3-2-12  ROOMS AND FUNDS.
   The corporate authorities shall provide suitable rooms for the Board and shall allow reasonable use of public buildings for holding examinations by the Board and shall further provide adequate funds in the annual appropriation ordinance for the operation of the Board.
§ 3-2-13  ADDITIONAL POWERS AND DUTIES.
   The Board shall have such other powers and duties as prescribed by the statutes of the state.
ARTICLE 3:  BOARD OF TRUSTEES, POLICE PENSION FUND
Section
   3-3-1   Establishment, appointment and election
   3-3-2   Meetings, organization, duties and powers
Cross-reference:
   Police Department, see Ch. 4, Art. 1
§ 3-3-1  ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENT AND ELECTION.
   (A)   There is hereby established a Board of Trustees of the Police Pension Fund, consisting of five members, a majority of whom shall be residents of the village. Two of the Board members shall be appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, for a term of two years each. However, members appointed by the Board of Trustees shall be appointed to staggered terms so that the term of one member shall expire each year.
   (B)   The third and fourth Board members shall be elected from the regular police force by the active sworn officers thereof. The fifth member shall be elected by the beneficiaries of the Fund. The elected members shall serve for a term of two years. Their term of election shall be at the time and in the manner provided by statute.
§ 3-3-2  MEETINGS, ORGANIZATION, DUTIES AND POWERS.
   The Board shall elect such officers, hold such meetings, keep such records and submit such reports as shall be required by statutes and, in addition, shall  make all necessary rules and regulations and perform such duties and have such powers as are conferred upon it by the statutes of the state.
ARTICLE 4:  ELECTRICAL COMMISSION
Section
   3-4-1   Establishment, appointments and term of office
   3-4-2   Functions
Cross-reference:
   Electrical Code, see Ch. 6, Art. 2
   Electrical Contractors, see Ch. 10, Art. 3
§ 3-4-1  ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF OFFICE.
   (A)   There is hereby established an Electrical Commission, which shall consist of six members as follows: the Chief Electrical Inspector shall be ex-officio Chairperson of the Commission; and five other members who shall be such persons as are available within the village possessing the qualifications established by statute.
   (B)   All of the members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees. The members shall serve until their successors are duly appointed.
§ 3-4-2  FUNCTIONS.
   The Electrical Commission shall recommend:
   (A)   Safe and practical standards and specifications for the installation, alteration and use of electrical equipment to meet the necessities and conditions of the village;
   (B)   Reasonable rules and regulations governing the issuance of permits by the Electrical Inspection Department; and
   (C)   Reasonable fees to be paid for inspection by the Inspection Department of all electrical equipment installed or altered within the village; provided that, such standards and specifications, rules and regulations and such fees shall not become effective until adopted by ordinance by the Board of Trustees. All such fees shall be paid to the village.
ARTICLE 5:  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (EMA)
Section
   3-5-1   Policy and procedures
   3-5-2   Limitations
   3-5-3   Definitions
   3-5-4   Organization and appointments
   3-5-5   Duties
   3-5-6   Powers of the Mayor and village officials
   3-5-7   Local disaster declarations
   3-5-8   Financing
   3-5-9   Personnel injury or death compensation
   3-5-10   Immunity
Cross-reference:
   Civil Emergencies, see Ch. 15, Art. 1
§ 3-5-1  POLICY AND PROCEDURES.
   (A)   Because of the possibility of the occurrence of disasters of unprecedented size and destructiveness resulting from the explosion in this or in a neighboring municipality of atomic (devices) or other means from without, or by means of sabotage or other disloyal actions within, or from fire, flood, earthquake, tornado or other natural or technological causes, and in order to ensure that the village will be prepared to and will adequately deal with any such disasters, preserve the lives and the property of the people of the village and protect the public peace, health and safety in the event of such a disaster, it is found and declared necessary to:
      (1)   Create a Village of Carol Stream Emergency Management Agency (EMA);
      (2)   Confer upon the Mayor the extraordinary powers provided herein; and
      (3)   Provide mutual aid to other municipalities and political subdivisions and promote an all-hazard emergency management program.
   (B)   Whenever the Mayor determines after an investigation that a dangerous situation or potentially dangerous situation exists which could cause death to individuals or serious injury to property or the health and welfare of the public, the Mayor may declare that a state of emergency (or disaster) exists. The extraordinary powers may not be exercised until a formal declaration has been issued by the Mayor, finding that such standards have been met, setting forth facts to substantiate such findings, describing the nature of the emergency (or disaster) and declaring that a state of emergency (or disaster) exists. This statement shall be filed with the Village Clerk as soon as practical. A state of emergency (or disaster) shall expire no later than seven days from the original declaration or at the adjournment of the first regular meeting of the Village Board after the state of emergency (or disaster) is declared. A subsequent state of emergency (or disaster) may be declared if necessary.
   (C)   It is further declared to be the purpose of this article and the policy of the village that all emergency management functions be coordinated to the maximum extent with comparable functions of federal and state governments, including their various departments and agencies, those of other municipalities and localities and private agencies of every type, to the end that the most effective preparation and use may be made of the nation’s manpower, resources and facilities for dealing with any disaster that may occur.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-2  LIMITATIONS.
   Nothing in this article shall be construed to:
   (A)   Interfere with the course or conduct of a labor dispute, except those actions otherwise authorized by this article or other laws may be taken when necessary to mitigate imminent or existing danger to public health and safety;
   (B)   Interfere with dissemination of news or comment of public affairs; but any communications facility or organization (including, but not limited to, radio and television stations, wire services and newspapers) may be required to transmit or print public service messages furnishing information or instructions in connection with a disaster;
   (C)   Affect the jurisdiction or responsibilities of police forces, firefighting forces, units of the armed forces of the United States, or of any personnel thereof, when on active duty; but state, local and inter-jurisdictional emergency operation plans shall place reliance upon forces available for performance of functions related to emergency management; or
   (D)   Limit, modify or abridge the authority of the Mayor and the Village Board to exercise any other powers vested in them under the constitution, statutes or common law of the state, independent of or in conjunction with any provisions of this article or prohibit any contract or association pursuant to Art. VII, § 10, of the Illinois Constitution.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-3  DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this article, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following words and terms shall have the meanings ascribed.
   ACT. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, as from time to time amended.
   DISASTER. An occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property from any natural or technological cause, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, tornado, wind, storm, hazardous materials spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, blight, air contamination, extended periods of severe and inclement weather, drought, infestation, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, riot, explosion or hostile military or paramilitary action or an act of terrorism.
   DISASTER TRAINING EXERCISE. A planned event designed specifically to simulate an actual disaster which will provide emergency operations training for emergency response personnel.
   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. The efforts of the municipality to develop, plan, analyze, conduct, provide, implement and maintain programs for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATOR. The Emergency Management Coordinator of the Emergency Management Agency appointed as provided by this article.
   EMERGENCY OPERATING PLAN. The written plan of the municipality describing the organization, mission and functions of the government and supporting services for responding to and recovering from disasters.
   EMERGENCY SERVICES. The coordination of such functions by the municipality, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, as may be necessary or proper to prevent, minimize, repair and alleviate injury and damage resulting from any natural or technological causes. These functions include, but are not limited to, firefighting services, police services, medical and health services, rescue, engineering, warning services, communications, radiological, chemical and other special weapons defense, evacuation of persons from stricken or threatened areas, emergency assigned functions of plant protection, temporary restoration of public utility services and other functions related to civilian protection, together with all other activities necessary or incidental to protecting life and property.
   MOBILE SUPPORT TEAM. The utilization of personnel to be dispatched by the governor or, if he or she so authorizes, by the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to supplement the state and political subdivisions for emergency management programs in response to a disaster.
   MUNICIPALITY. Any city, village or incorporated town.
   POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. The County of DuPage or any municipality with whom the village has a signed mutual aid agreement.
   PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER. The Mayor of the village or, in his or her absence or disability, the interim successor pursuant to § 2-7-18 of the Village of Carol Stream Code of Ordinances.
   VILLAGE OF CAROL STREAM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY. The agency established by this act within the village municipal government responsible for implementation and coordination of the overall emergency management program of the village and with private organizations, other local political subdivisions, taxing districts, the state and federal governments under the direction of the Emergency Management Coordinator as appointed by this article.
   VOLUNTEER. Any individual, group, corporation, agency or other entity contributing service, equipment or facilities to the Village Emergency Management Agency without remuneration.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-4  ORGANIZATION AND APPOINTMENTS.
   (A)   The Village Manager is hereby authorized and directed to create a Village Emergency Management Agency utilizing to the fullest extent the existing agencies within the village and shall be responsible for their emergency organization, administration and operations.
   (B)   The organization shall consist of the following:
      (1)   A Village Emergency Management Agency within the executive branch of the village government and under the general direction of the Village Manager which shall be organized and staffed as from time to time as determined by the Village Manager within budgetary limits;
      (2)   An Emergency Management Coordinator, appointed by the Village Manager. The Emergency Management Coordinator shall have such powers and duties as set forth herein, as provided pursuant to the act for the Coordinator, and as from time to time designated by the Village Manager;
      (3)   Deputy Emergency Management Coordinators, designated as the Village Manager deems appropriate, to assume the emergency duties of Emergency Management Coordinator in the event of the Emergency Management Coordinator’s absence or inability to act;
      (4)   Employees, equipment and facilities of all village departments, boards, institutions and commissions, shall participate in the emergency services activity;
      (5)   Volunteers as deemed necessary by the Emergency Management Coordinator under direction of the Village Manager; and
      (6)   Mutual aid agreements entered into by the village with any other political subdivision, municipality, taxing district or quasi-municipality, or as provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/1 et seq. (1994), as amended.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-5  DUTIES.
   The Village Emergency Management Agency shall:
   (A)   Continuously update the Village Emergency Operations Plan with new information, changes and guidelines for compliance;
   (B)   Coordinate employee training related to emergency management, ensuring that employees meet all local, state and national requirements in a timely manner;
   (C)   Prepare a budget that addresses the needs of the village in dealing with mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts;
   (D)   Maintain the village’s primary and secondary Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in a state of readiness in the event of activation;
   (E)   Conduct exercises to measure the effectiveness of the village’s Emergency Operations Plan;
   (F)   Establish relationships with other local, county, state and federal emergency management agencies, attending regular meetings with emergency management officials;
   (G)   Actively seek federal, state and local funding through available grants and donations;
   (H)   Promote disaster preparedness and resilience within the residential and business community;
   (I)   Prepare, for issuance by the Mayor, ordinances, proclamations and regulations necessary or appropriate in coping with disasters;
   (J)   Facilitate the implementation and maintenance of a community-wide warning system; and
   (K)   Perform such other duties as may be provided under the act or from time to time designated by the Village Manager.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-6  POWERS OF THE MAYOR AND VILLAGE OFFICIALS.
   (A)   The Mayor and village officials shall have such emergency powers as provided under the law.
   (B)   The Mayor may exercise the emergency power and authority necessary to fulfill his or her general powers and duties as defined by law. The judgment of the Mayor shall be the sole criteria necessary to invoke emergency powers provided by this article. The Village Board may convene to perform its legislative and administrative powers as the situation demands, and shall receive reports relative to the emergency service activities. Nothing in this article shall be construed as abridging or curtailing the powers or restrictions of the Mayor and/or Village Board as defined by law.
   (C)   The Village Board may authorize any purchase or contracts necessary to place the village in a position to combat effectively any disaster, and to protect the public health and safety, protect property and provide emergency assistance to victims in the case of such disaster. In the event of any disaster, the Village Manager is authorized, on behalf of the village, to procure such services, supplies, equipment or materials, as may be necessary for such purposes in view of exigency, without formalities normally prescribed by law. If the Village Board meets at the time of such disaster, the Village Manager shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by the Village Board.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-7  LOCAL DISASTER DECLARATIONS.
   (A)   A local disaster may only be declared by the Mayor, or his or her interim emergency successor. It shall not be continued or renewed for a period in excess of seven days, except by or with the consent of the Village Board. Any order or proclamation declaring, continuing or terminating a local disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed with the Village Clerk.
   (B)   The effect of a declaration of a local disaster is to activate the Village Emergency Operations Plan and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance as provided for in the plan.
   (C)   A local disaster emergency may not be declared by an official (Fire Chief, Police Chief and the like) from another jurisdiction who is operating in the village under a mutual aid agreement.
   (D)   During a local disaster emergency, the Mayor may suspend the provisions of any municipal ordinance prescribing procedures for the conduct of village business, or the orders, rules and regulations of the village, if strict compliance with the provisions of any ordinance, rule or regulation would in any way prevent, hinder or delay necessary action in coping with the emergency, as authorized by the Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Act of 1988, being 20 ILCS 3305/1; provided that, after the Village Board meets at such time, the Mayor shall act subject to the directions and restrictions imposed by the Village Board.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-8  FINANCING.
   (A)   Funds to prepare for and meet disasters may be made available as from time to time designated by the Village Board within budgetary limits.
   (B)   It is the Village Board’s intent that the first recourse shall be to fund operations from those moneys regularly allocated to the agency. If the Mayor finds that demands placed upon budgeted funds in coping with a particular disaster are unreasonably great, he or she may make application for funds from the state disaster relief fund. If moneys available from the fund are insufficient, and if the Mayor finds that other sources of money to cope with the disaster are not available or are insufficient, he or she shall issue a call for an immediate session of the Village Board for the purpose of enacting ordinances as the Board may deem necessary to transfer and expend moneys appropriated for other purposes, or borrow moneys from the United States government or other public or private sources. If less than a quorum of the members of the Board is capable of convening in session to enact such ordinances for the transfer, expenditure or loan of such moneys, the Mayor is authorized to carry out these decisions until such time as a quorum of the Board can convene.
   (C)   Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to limit the Mayor’s authority to apply for, administer and expend grants, gifts or payments in aid of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
   (D)   The Village Board may make appropriations for emergency management operations in the manner provided by law for making appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the village.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-9  PERSONNEL INJURY OR DEATH COMPENSATION.
   (A)   Village Emergency Management Agency personnel who, while engaged in a disaster or disaster training exercise, suffer disease, injury or death shall, for the purposes of benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act or Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act only, be deemed to be employees of the state, if: the claimant is duly qualified and enrolled (sworn in) as a volunteer of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency or an Emergency Management Agency accredited by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency; and, if the claimant was participating in an actual “disaster”, as defined in § 3-5-3 or the exercise participated in was specifically and expressly approved by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall use the same criteria for approving an exercise and utilizing state volunteers as required for any political subdivision. The computation of benefits payable under either of these acts shall be based on the income commensurate with comparable state employees doing the same work or income from the person’s regular employment, whichever is greater.
   (B)   If any person who is entitled to receive benefits through the application of this section receives in connection with the disease, injury or death giving rise to such entitlement, benefits under an act of Congress or federal program, benefits payable under this section shall be reduced to the extent of the benefits received under that other act or program.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
§ 3-5-10  IMMUNITY.
   Neither the village, nor, except in cases of negligence or willful misconduct, the Mayor, the Village Manager, or the officers, employees, volunteers, or representatives engaged in any emergency management response or recovery activities, while complying with or attempting to comply with this article or any rules or regulations promulgated pursuant to this article, are liable for the death of or any injury to persons, or damage to property, as a result of such activity. This section does not, however, affect the right of any person to receive benefits to which he would otherwise be entitled under this article under the Workers’ Compensation Act or the Workers’ Occupational Disease Act, or under any pension law, and this section does not affect the right of any such person to receive any benefits or compensation under any act of Congress.
(Ord. 2008-11-64, passed 11-17-2008)
ARTICLE 6:  PLAN COMMISSION
Section
   3-6-1   Establishment, appointments and term of office
   3-6-2   Vacancy
   3-6-3   Powers and duties
   3-6-4   Meetings and rules
   3-6-5   Compensation
   3-6-6   Removal of office
Cross-reference:
   Administration of Zoning Code, see § 16-15-3
   Zoning Code generally, see Ch. 16
§ 3-6-1  ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF OFFICE.
   (A)   There is hereby established a Plan Commission consisting of seven members. The Chairperson of the Plan Commission shall be the Chairperson of the Zoning Board. Each member shall serve a term of five years and until their respective successors are appointed and qualified. It is noted that under prior ordinances, the terms of Plan Commission members have been staggered over seven years.
   (B)   The Plan Commission shall also serve as the members of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Cross-reference:
   Zoning Board of Appeals, see Ch. 3, Art. 7
§ 3-6-2  VACANCY.
   If a vacancy occurs in the office of any commission member, a successor shall be appointed to serve for the unexpired term.
§ 3-6-3  POWERS AND DUTIES.
   The Plan Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
   (A)   To prepare reports of its planning observa-tions and recommendations on applications for zoning certificates, amendments and special uses and thereafter submit its reports to the Board of Trustees in the manner prescribed by the Zoning Code of the village;
   (B)   To initiate, direct and review, from time to time, studies of the provisions of the Comprehensive Plan and the Zoning Code of the village, and to make reports of its recommendations relative to proposed amendments to the Board of Trustees;
   (C)   To hear applications for textual amendments to the Zoning Code, special uses and requests for planned unit developments and thereafter to submit its recommendations to the Village Board of Trustees;
   (D)   To hear all other matters upon which it is authorized or required to review under the Zoning Code or other ordinances of the village; and
   (E)   To perform such other duties and exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by the Board of Trustees and the statutes of the state.
§ 3-6-4  MEETINGS AND RULES.
   (A)   All meetings of the Plan Commission shall be held at the call of the Chairperson, and at such other times as the Plan Commission may determine. All hearings conducted by the Plan Commission under the provisions of the Zoning Code of the village shall be in accordance with state statutes. In all proceedings of the Plan Commission provided for in the Zoning Code of the village, the Chairperson and, in his or her absence, the Acting Chairperson, shall have the power to administer oaths. The Plan Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings, and shall also keep records of its hearings and other official actions.
   (B)   No hearing shall be conducted without a quorum of the Commission being present, which shall consist of at least four of the members. The Plan Commission may make recommendations upon the vote of a majority of a quorum.
   (C)   All meetings of the Plan Commission shall be open to the public, except those parts of meetings authorized to be held in closed session.
   (D)   The Plan Commission shall adopt its own rules and procedures, not in conflict with the ordinances of the village or with applicable state statutes.
§ 3-6-5  COMPENSATION.
   Members of the Plan Commission shall receive such compensation as may be established, from time to time, by ordinance.
§ 3-6-6  REMOVAL OF OFFICE.
   If a member of the Plan Commission is removed as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, that member’s term as a Plan Commission member shall also cease.
ARTICLE 7:  ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Section
   3-7-1   Establishment, appointments and term of office
   3-7-2   Vacancy
   3-7-3   Powers and duties
   3-7-4   Meetings and rules
   3-7-5   Compensation
   3-7-6   Removal of office
Cross-reference:
   Administration of Zoning Code, see § 16-15-4
   Zoning Code generally, see Ch. 16
§ 3-7-1  ESTABLISHMENT, APPOINTMENTS AND TERM OF OFFICE.
   (A)   There is hereby established a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of seven members, one of whom shall be designated as Chairperson at the time of his or her appointment, to be appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees. Each member shall serve a term of five years and until his or her respective successors are appointed and qualified. It is noted that under prior ordinances, the terms of Zoning Board members have been staggered over seven years.
   (B)   The Zoning Board members shall also serve as the members of the Plan Commission.
Cross-reference:
   Plan Commission, see Ch. 3, Art. 6
§ 3-7-2  VACANCY.
   If a vacancy occurs in the office of any Board member, a successor shall be appointed to serve for the unexpired term. In the event that the office of Chairperson is vacated for any reason, the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, shall immediately appoint either one of the remaining members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, or any member who is appointed to fill such vacancy of the Zoning Board of Appeals as the new Chairperson.
§ 3-7-3  POWERS AND DUTIES.
   The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the following powers and duties:
   (A)   To hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Community Development Director under the Zoning Code of the village;
   (B)   To hear applications for variations and to hold public hearings on applications for amendments and special uses and thereafter submit reports of findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees that it vary the application of the rules and regulations of the Zoning Code of the village;
   (C)   To hear all other matters upon which it is authorized or required to review under the Zoning Code or other ordinances of the village; and
   (D)   To perform such other duties and exercise such other powers germane to the powers granted by the Board of Trustees and the statutes of the state.
§ 3-7-4  MEETINGS AND RULES.
   (A)   All meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be held at the call of the Chairperson, and at such other times as the Board may determine. All testimony by witnesses at any hearing provided for in the Zoning Code of the village shall be given under oath. The Chairperson or, in his or her absence, the Acting Chairperson, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.
   (B)   All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon every question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact, and shall also keep records of its examinations and other official actions. Every rule, regulation, every amendment or repeal thereof, and every order, requirement, decision or determination of the Board shall immediately be filed in the office of the Village Clerk and shall be a public record.
   (C)   No hearing shall be conducted without a quorum of the Board being present, which shall consist of at least four of all the members.
   (D)   A concurring vote of four members of the Board shall be necessary on any matter it is authorized to decide under the provisions of the Zoning Code of the village.
   (E)   The concurring vote of four members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination of an administrative officer, or to decide in favor of the applicant upon any matter upon which it is required to pass under the Zoning Code of the village or to recommend any variation to the Board of Trustees.
§ 3-7-5  COMPENSATION.
   Members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall receive such compensation as may be established, from time to time, by ordinance.
§ 3-7-6  REMOVAL OF OFFICE.
   If a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals is removed as a member of the Plan Commission, that member’s term as a Zoning Board of Appeals member shall also cease.
ARTICLE 8:  HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
Section
   3-8-1   Establishment
   3-8-2   Functions and duties
   3-8-3   Funds
   3-8-4   Meetings and rules
§ 3-8-1  ESTABLISHMENT.
   (A)   There is hereby re-established a Human Services Commission, consisting of five members, each of whose term of office shall be three years and until their respective successors are appointed and have qualified. However, to create staggered terms with the number of members established by this section, the Mayor shall re-appoint existing members and shall appoint new members to terms which will be as follows: the term of two members shall expire two years from the date of appointment; the term of three members shall expire three years from the date of appointment.
   (B)   In making appointments, the Mayor shall endeavor to name some members who possess experience in problems of providing social services.
   (C)   Members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Trustees; provided, however, that, no appointment shall be made by the Mayor within 30 days before the expiration of the Mayor’s term of office. The Commission Chairperson shall be chosen by the members of the Commission and shall serve as Chairperson for a one-year term. The Chair of the Commission shall not be filled by any elected public official. The Chairperson may also appoint an executive sub-commission which shall consist of three members and which can be assigned by the Chairperson any duties or functions which could be carried out by the Commission.
(Ord. 98-10-67, passed 10-5-1998)
§ 3-8-2  FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES.
   The Human Services Commission shall have the following functions and duties:
   (A)   To represent the community at large in matters of social service and social policy and to advise the Village President and Board of Trustees in regard to these matters;
   (B)   To identify the social service needs of the residents of the village and to work with existing entities to address these needs in the most meaningful way;
   (C)   To promote community involvement in addressing the various social service concerns within the village;
   (D)   To work with local organization to coordinate and publicize the use of all social, recreational and assistance facilities available to the residents of the village;
   (E)   To submit annually, prior to January 1 of each year, and in its first year, prior to March 1, a written program for human services with a recommended budget sufficient to administer such program, in a form satisfactory to the Village Manager; and
   (F)   Upon the approval of the President and Board of Trustees of the recommended program and budget, the Human Services Commission shall monitor or undertake the implementation of the human services program.
§ 3-8-3  FUNDS.
   The Human Services Fund is hereby established. All funds allocated by the village and all funds donated to the village for human services shall be deposited in a special fund to be known as the Human Services Fund.
§ 3-8-4  MEETINGS AND RULES.
   (A)   All meetings of the Human Services Commission shall be held at such times as the Human Services Commission may determine. The Human Services Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings, and shall also keep records of its hearings and other actions. A member of the Human Services Commission may receive a stipend, in an amount established by the Village Board, for the preparation of the minutes of its proceedings.
   (B)   No meeting of the Commission shall be conducted without a quorum of the Commission being present which shall consist of at least three of the members. A quorum of the executive sub-commission shall consist of at least two of the members. The Human Services Commission and its executive sub-commission may make recommendations upon the vote of a majority of the quorum.
   (C)   All meetings of the Human Services Commission shall be open to the public, except for such portions of meetings as may be lawfully held in closed session.
   (D)   The Human Services Commission may adopt its own rules and procedures not in conflict with the ordinances of the village or with state statutes.
(Ord. 96-03-20, passed 3-18-1996; Ord. 98-10-67, passed 10-5-1998)
ARTICLE 9:  COLLEGE OF DUPAGE-CAROL STREAM REGIONAL CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Section
   3-9-1   Establishment
   3-9-2   Functions and duties
   3-9-3   Funds
   3-9-4   Meetings and rules
§ 3-9-1  ESTABLISHMENT.
   (A)   There is hereby established a College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center Advisory Committee consisting of up to 11 members, each of whose term of office, except as provided for below, shall be for three years or until their respective successors are appointed and are qualified.
   (B)   The Mayor shall appoint 60% of the members of the committee and those appointments shall be confirmed by the Village Board.
      (1)   The Mayor shall, from time to time, establish the number of members on the Committee, which shall determine how many members shall be selected by the College of DuPage in the manner established by that governmental body.
      (2)   The Mayor may also, for the Carol Stream appointees and for the College of DuPage appointees, establish staggered terms so that not all of the appointees’ terms shall terminate in the same year.
      (3)   This information shall be communicated to the President of the College of DuPage in writing.
      (4)   The Mayor shall specifically name the Chairperson of the Committee.
(Ord. 2002-07-44, passed 7-15-2002)
§ 3-9-2  FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES.
   (A)   The College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center Advisory Committee shall provide a written report at least twice a year to the College of DuPage Director of Academic Services and the Village Manager of the Village of Carol Stream to identify needed programs and services, including those that address the digital divide which may exist within the village.
   (B)   It may suggest needed changes in the physical facilities and equipment utilized, as well as the level of facilities and equipment utilized, as well as the level of staffing needs.
(Ord. 2002-07-44, passed 7-15-2002)
§ 3-9-3  FUNDS.
   (A)   The Village Board may, from time to time, allocate funds to the College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center Advisory Committee.
   (B)   The Committee, if funding is required, will also seek funding from the College of DuPage.
(Ord. 2002-07-44, passed 7-15-2002)
§ 3-9-4  MEETINGS AND RULES.
   (A)   All meetings of the College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center Advisory Committee shall be held at such times as the Committee may determine.
      (1)   The Committee shall keep minutes of its proceedings.
      (2)   The Committee shall fully comply with the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
   (B)   No meeting of the Committee shall be conducted without a quorum of the Committee being present.
      (1)   Such a quorum shall consist of at least five members, without regard to the total number of Committee members in office.
      (2)   A quorum of a subcommittee shall consist of at least two of the members.
   (C)   All meetings of the College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center Advisory Committee shall be open to the public, except for such portions of the meeting as may be lawfully held in closed session.
   (D)   The College of DuPage-Carol Stream Regional Center Advisory Committee may adopt its own rules and procedures not in conflict with village ordinances or state statutes.
(Ord. 2002-07-44, passed 7-15-2002)