Village Board to begin meeting twice a month

By on June 14, 2013

ELBURN—Beginning next month, Elburn Village Board meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings will take place on the same nights.

Currently, the Village Board meets on the first and third Mondays of the month, with the Committee of the Whole scheduled for the second and fourth Mondays.

Beginning Monday, July 1, both meetings will take place on the first and third Mondays. The Village Board meeting will begin 15 minutes earlier at 6:45 p.m., with the Committee of the Whole meeting to follow directly afterward.

The board meetings are where votes are taken and actions are approved. More detailed discussion about upcoming agenda items typically takes place during the Committee of the Whole meetings. Village trustees participate in both meetings; the two gatherings just have a different focus.

Trustee Bill Grabarek wanted to make sure it was not cumbersome to request an additional Committee of the Whole meeting on the alternate weeks, if needed. According to the new ordinance, to do so will require a motion approved by the village president and at least two trustees.