Regular Village Board meetings are held at 7:30 p.m., the first and third Mondays of each month in Council Chambers of Village Hall, 123 Madison St. When a regular meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting typically is held the following night. The Village Board also meets in special sessions, usually on the second and fourth Monday. However, dates and times of special meetings can vary and may change.

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File #: RES 22-5    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 1/10/2022 Final action: 1/10/2022
Title: A Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement with Carrie B. Washington to Act as an Administrative Law Judge for the Village of Oak Park for a One-Year Period and Authorizing Its Execution
Attachments: 1. Washington Resolution 2022, 2. Washington Contract 2022

Submitted By                     

Robert Anderson, Director of Adjudication

 

Reviewed By

AMZ                     

 

Agenda Item Title

Title

A Resolution Approving a Professional Services Agreement with Carrie B. Washington to Act as an Administrative Law Judge for the Village of Oak Park for a One-Year Period and Authorizing Its Execution

 

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Overview

Overview

The Village annually hires administrative law judges under contract for the Village’s administrative adjudication process.  The law judges conduct hearings of alleged violations of Village ordinances. 

 

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Recommendation

Recommendation

Approve the resolution                                          

 

Fiscal Impact

The hourly fee for the administrative law judges is $84.00.  This rate is consistent with the rates in many other suburban communities whose hourly rates range from $65.00 to $125.00.  The fiscal year 2022 budget is $145,000 for the administrative law judges and the bailiff.

 

Background

The adjudication law judges as a group will hear in excess of 6,000 cases in 2022.  The judges currently all meet State law requirements for their positions.  Administrative law judges have served the Village for more than a decade.

 

Last year, the Adjudication Department provided training on implicit bias and restorative justice for the judges.  In addition, as licensed attorneys, they have completed implicit bias training as mandated by the Illinois Supreme Court.

 

Alternatives

N/A

 

Previous Board Action

Annually, the Village hires new or renews existing contracts for administrative law judges.                     

 

Citizen Advisory Commission Action

N/A

 

Anticipated Future Actions/Commitments

N/A

 

Intergovernmental Cooperation Opportunities

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