The Village of North Riverside is a non-home rule municipality. As the legislative body of the Village, the Village Board makes policy decisions which guide the Village's operations and enacts local laws and ordinances. The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, appoints a Village Administrator who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Village.
Each Trustee leads one of the six standing committees of the Village Board. Each standing committee is structured as a committee of the whole, with the Mayor only acting as the deciding vote in matters that result in a tie. The standing committees of the Village Board do not meet regularly, as meetings are scheduled as needed throughout the year.
Attendance & Compensation
Members are expected to regularly attend and participate in all meetings. The Mayor and Village Clerk receive an annual compensation equal to $8,000 per year, while each Trustee is paid $4,800 annually.
Rules of Procedure
The Open Meetings Act requires the members of the Village Board and their advisory boards and commissions to discuss public business in an open, public forum. This law requires that whenever a gathering of three or more board or commission members occurs during which public business is discussed, such meetings must be advertised through a posted agenda and be open to the public.
Statement of Economic Interest
Per state statute, all elected and appointed officials and local government employees who have authority to authorize the expenditure of public funds, execute contracts and issue licenses and permits must file a statement of economic interest with Cook County.
The following are the six standing committees of the Village Board.
The Administrative Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and procedures governing the areas of municipal finance, human resources, risk management, licensing, and general governmental activities.
The Development Committee is responsible for recommending public policies and programs designed to ensure North Riverside remains a vibrant and attractive community to businesses, residents and visitors.
The Public Safety Committee is responsible for reviewing policies, services and programs offered in the area of police protection, fire protection and emergency management.
The Parks and Recreation Committee is responsible for reviewing programming, policies and procedures related to the areas of recreation and leisure, cultural arts, child and adult development, senior services and open space in order to enhance the overall quality of life in North Riverside.
The Recycling & Refuse Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs related to the Village's curbside collection program and green initiatives.
The Public Utilities Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending policies and procedures to help maintain the Village's infrastructure and ensure the health and safety of North Riverside residents.