WILL CO. (ECWd) –
It is well-know throughout this State that Park District Commissioners shall act as such without compensation (70 ILCS 1205/4-1).
It is equally known that violations of the Park District Code, receipt of compensation by commissioners, are also violations of the Constitution and considered Official Misconduct.
“Shall act as such without compensation” means exactly what it says – commissioners receive absolutely nothing for being a park district commissioner. Why is it so hard to understand the plain language of the statute?
We suggest this park district immediately amend its policy to prohibit commissioners from receiving any complementary, free, or discounted use of park district facilities.
Channahon Park District has in its policy to provide compensation to its Park Commissioners as such:
- Free Golf Course passes (page 117) – a $1950.00 illegal benefit annually (not counting the driving range)
We have written extensively on this subject (click here) and note that Park Districts with golf courses are the most frequent violators of compensation laws that we have seen.