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Agendas: Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings – 01/16/18

Change in order

Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. Meetings are open to the public.

Please be advised that, beginning with this meeting, the order of meeting presentation will change. The regular Village Board meeting will be conducted first, at 7:00pm. The Committee of the Whole meeting will take place directly after the Board meeting adjourns. This change will improve the flow of discussion items and votes.

Typically, a Committee of the Whole meeting is where new items are presented for discussion prior to those items being voted on at an official Village Board meeting. By holding the Committee of the Whole meeting second on a meeting night, those items can then be acted on at the very next meeting, which is usually two weeks later. (Occasionally the span between meetings is longer than two weeks, such as when a month has five Tuesdays.) At each Village Board meeting, the Trustees are voting on items that have been discussed at the most recent Committee of the Whole meeting.
The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted at the principal office of the public body and at the location where the meeting is to be held at least 48 hours in advance of the holding of the meeting.” The Village of Lansing posts agendas and minutes from public meetings in the “Documents” section of their website.

For convenience, we also post them here.

Village Board—01/16/18 agenda
Committee of the Whole—01/16/18 agenda

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.