FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) & OPEN MEETINGS ACT (OMA)
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) are laws designed to hold government accountable to the people it serves. Effective January 1, 2010, significant changes to these laws took effect in order to provide Illinois residents with more open and transparent government.
PURPOSE OF THE MUNICIPALITY
The mission of the government of the Village of Ladd is to preserve and enhance the quality of life of its citizens by providing governance and municipal services which are responsive to the needs of its residents and businesses in a reliable, efficient and fiscally responsible manner.
The total appropriation for FY13 is $8,335,970.
The Village of Ladd maintains three offices at two locations:
Village Clerk & Police Department
Ladd Village Hall
121 North Main Avenue
Ladd Illinois 61329
Ladd Village Garage
412 North Chicago Avenue
Ladd Illinois 61329
The Village of Ladd retains approximately 7 full-time and 11 part-time employees.
BOARDS & COMMITTEES
President Mike Grivetti
Clerk Diane Chandler
Trustee Frank Cattani
Trustee Carol Collins
Trustee Barry Flanagan (Mayor Pro-tem)
Trustee Jim Manning
Trustee Jan Martin
Trustee Mike Urbanowski
Treasurer John Kopina
Attorney Pat Barry
Engineer Larry Good
Superintendent Doug Englehaupt
Police Chief Bill Gaefcke
Building Inspector Ron Harris
School Crossing Guards
Ladd Community Center Board
10/33 Ambulance Board
Claims & Accounts - Urbanowski/Martin
Electric - Manning/Urbanowski
Finance - Flanagan/Cattani
Health & Sanitation - Manning/Collins
Industrial - Manning/Martin
Insurance - Flanagan/Cattani
Ladd CIA - Collins/Manning
License - Collins/Martin
Police - Cattani/Manning
Recreation - Martin/Collins
Streets & Alleys - Cattani/Flanagan
Water & Wastewater - Urbanowski/Cattani
The Freedom of Information officer is Village Clerk Diane Chandler.
REQUEST OF INFORMATION & PUBLIC RECORDS
The following are instructions on how to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Village of Ladd:
Please make your request for records in writing. The Village of Ladd does not require the completion of a standard form for this purpose. Click on the link below for a sample form:
You may submit your written request by mail, fax or e-mail. Please direct your request to:
FOIA Officer Diane Chandler
Village of Ladd
121 N Main Ave
PO Box 305
Ladd IL 61329
Please be as specific as possible when describing the records you are seeking. Remember, the Freedom of Information Act is designed to allow you to inspect or receive copies of records. It is not designed to require a public body to answer questions.
Please tell us whether you would like copies of the requested records or whether you wish to examine the records in person. You have the right to either option.
Please include your name, preferred telephone number(s), mailing address, and, if you wish, your electronic mail address.
There is no fee for up to 50 pages of standard paper copies. For pages beyond 50, there is a 15 cent per page charge. You are permitted to ask for a waiver of copying fees. To do so, please include the following statement (or a similar statement) in your written FOIA request: "I request a waiver of all fees associated with this request." In addition, you must include a specific explanation as to why your request for information is in the public interest - not simply your personal interest - and merits a fee waiver.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) COORDINATOR
Effective January 1, 2010, a law took effect requiring municipalities to post certain information about the Americans with Disabilites Act. Because the Village of Ladd retains less than 50 employees, it is not required to designate an ADA coordinator or to establish a grievance procedure.
TOTAL COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE
Effective January 1, 2012, Public Act 97-0609 requires employers participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) to post the "total compensation package" for each employee making over $75,000 per year.
Phillip D. Englehaupt
Employer Paid Benefits:
Clothing Allowance $350.00
Christmas Bonus $100.00
Total compensation package: