BOLINGBROOK, IL. (ECWd) -
We made a short video explaining what happens when a Township Supervisor resigns.
It is a fairly straight-forward process, once you understand that the Township Code, the Open Meetings Act, and the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act must be complied with.
Some key things to remember:
- A resignation cannot be withdrawn
- A Supervisor who resigned cannot continue to write checks for the township
- No other person can write checks when the Supervisor's office is vacant
- A Supervisor who has resigned is no longer a member of the board and cannot count towards a quorum
- A Trustee cannot be appointed as Supervisor unless he or she first resigns from Trustee (this would be prior to any vote on the appointment)
- A Township Clerk can only vote to break a tie vote for appointments, but cannot count as part of the quorum
- For a public body with 5 members (Township), the Open Meetings Act states that a quorum is 3 members, and a majority of a quorum is 3 members and that it takes 3 members to pass any action(s).
A written legal opinion obtained by Trustee Benford from her attorney is below the video.