DuPage Township (ECWd) -
The Illinois Attorney General issued a determination letter, dated April 28, 2020, confirmed that DuPage Township Trustee Maripat Oliver, and the entire Township Senior Committee violated the Open Meetings Act on May 1, May 7, June 4, July 9, and Aug 6 or 2019.
Oliver is the lone elected Trustee appointed to that Committee, which is why we named her in this article.
Oliver, in recent Township board meetings, has continually complained about legal fees incurred when Trustee Benford filed these complaints, however, no legal fees would have been incurred had Oliver and the Committee simply agreed they violated the Act instead of trying to make excuses...which the Committee caused the Township's Attorney to answer, incurring said legal fees.
The AG determined this Committee violated Section 2.06(a)(2) of the Act by not documenting the members of the public body recorded as either present or absent.
This Committee was having meetings and publishing minutes without naming which members of the public body were present at the meeting, which is a requirement of the Act.
All they had to do was to admit it, but instead chose to pay their attorney to respond and defend their unlawful actions.
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