Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Monday, March 28, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
- If the employer has positions (such as recreation program directors) that work irregular hours, especially in the summertime, paying these positions on an hourly basis could result in substantial overtime costs;
- If the employer decides to retain exempt status for positions that are paid less than the required minimum salary, the employer must address the residual effects of raising salaries (perhaps even substantially) for some employees but possibly not for others, even those in the same classification or in higher-level classifications in the same job sequence;
- Perhaps most significantly, how does the employer budget for the changes when it doesn’t know when they will go into effect?
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
In Handling the Land Use Case: Land Use Law, Practice & Forms, expert authors with more than 100 years of cumulative land use experience guide you through the complexities of a land use matter from the first client meeting through the administrative and judicial processes. Their overview is comprehensive, covering everything from neighborhood land use squabbles to sophisticated conflicts, presenting guidance on handling the various stakeholders in these situations. The manual provides informative references for lawyers, municipal officials, private land use consultants, landowners, and developers. Coverage includes:
• Basic regulations
• Use of expert witnesses and exhibits
• Dealing with citizen participation
• Substantive areas of land use and environmental law
• Legal forms and sample documents, both in the text and accompanying CD-ROM
• Extensive checklists and a selected bibliography
• Various approaches and options for attorney fees
• Sample clauses
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
A public record that is not in the possession of a public body but is in the possession of a party with whom the agency has contracted to perform a governmental function on behalf of the public body, and that directly relates to the governmental function and is not otherwise exempt under this Act, shall be considered a public record of the public body, for purposes of this Act. (emphasis added) 5 ILCS 140/7(2).
Monday, March 21, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
- New section 7-1-1.2(a) would require the corporate authorities to conduct a public hearing before any annexation is approved, even those where all parties are in agreement on the annexation.
- New section 7-1-1.2(b) would require the municipality to provide 30 days prior notice of the public hearing to all owners within 1/2 mile of the proposed annexation area.
- New section 7-1-1.2(c) would provide those owners notified under (b) a right to be heard at the public hearing.
- New section 7-1-1.2(d) would require the corporate authorities to make a determination and a good faith investigation into issues raised at the hearing, and then respond to those issues.
- Finally, new section 7-1-5.4 would require municipalities to work with developers and government bodies impacted by any annexation to ensure roads are maintained in as good, if not better, condition than before annexation.
HB 6033 is an odd piece of legislation. It is unclear what, if any, issues it is trying to address in existing annexation law. The bill, as presented, is duplicative of many existing annexation and annexation agreement statutory requirements, and includes a lot of imprecise language that can open the door to significant and costly litigation based on alleged technical defects in the annexation process. Annexation has always been a process left to the discretion of a municipality based on its development and planning objectives. HB 6033 turns this longstanding policy principle on its head, presupposes that annexations occur in a policy vacuum, and elevates the rights of people who are not necessarily residents of the municipality or even the territory to be annexed.
To learn more about the APA's recommendation, click here.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Monday, March 14, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Friday, March 11, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
April 6-8, 2016
Atlantis Resort & Spa, Reno, Nevada
- Legal Aspects of Government Social Media (Municipal Minute author Julie Tappendorf of Ancel Glink will be presenting this session)
- Penning the Perfect Policy
- How to Handle Negative Viral Social Media
- Managing Elected Officials' Profiles
- More topics are listed in the agenda here
Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Monday, March 7, 2016
Monday, March 07, 2016 Julie Tappendorf
Notwithstanding any provision of this Act to the contrary, a public body is not required to copy a public record that is published on the public body's website. The public body shall notify the requester that the public record is available online and direct the requester to the website where the record can be reasonably accessed. 5 ILCS 140/8.5(a).