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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT POSTING

 

The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) is to ensure that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government, and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials (5 ILCS 140/1). Pursuant to FOIA, the following information is made available to the general public:

 

BACKGROUND ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF HOMER

 

PURPOSE:       The Village of Homer is a local government with responsibility for orderly growth, development and the provision of services for its citizens. Village codes, ordinances and directives identify responsibilities and services. The primary goal of the Village is to accomplish these responsibilities and services effectively and efficiently while upholding the highest level of ethical conduct and standards

 

OFFICE:          The contact information for the offices of The Village of Homer is:

500 E Second St

Homer, IL 61849

Phone: 217-896-2521

Fax: 217-896-2559

Email: villageofhomer@gmail.com

 

The Village of Homer currently employs approximately 2 full-time and 8 part-time employees. A block diagram of the Village of Homer functional subdivisions is attached as Exhibit 1.

 

BUDGET:         The total amount of the Village of Homer operating budget for this fiscal year is $1,002,214.

 

PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RECORDS FROM THE VILLAGE OF HOMER

 

FOIA REQUESTS:       Any person may obtain public records for inspection or copying by submitting a completed Public Records Request form (Exhibit 2) or a written request to any of the below designated FOIA Officers for the Village of Homer. The Village of Homer will respond to all FOIA requests in accordance with the procedures set forth in FOIA and all other applicable federal and state laws.

 

FOIA OFFICERS:        All FOIA requests to the Village of Homer should be given to the following FOIA Officer:

                              

                                          Sharon Jeffers: Village Clerk

                                          500 E Second St

                                          Homer, IL 61849

                                          Phone: 217-896-2521

                                          Fax: 217-896-2559

                                          Email: villageofhomer@gmail.com

 

COPY COSTS:            Except when a fee is otherwise fixed by statute, the Village of Homer will charge the following rates for copies of requested records:

 

TYPE OF DOCUMENT FEE

Black and white, letter or legal sized copies:

No charge for the first 50 pages and 15 cents per page thereafter

Color copies and odd-sized copies (letter up to 11” x 17”):

50 cents per page for the first 500 pages and 45 cents per page thereafter

Black and White 24” x 36”:

$1.00 a page

Color 24” x 36” and other oversized copies:

The actual cost charged to County by area printers

Computer disc, tape-cassette, compact disc, and/or any other recording medium:

The actual cost for the computer disc, tape-cassette, compact disc, and/or other recording medium

 

 

VILLAGE DEPARTMENTS:

 

Village Clerk: Sharon Jeffers

                                          500 E Second St

                                          Homer,IL 61849

                                          Phone: 217-896-2521

                                          Fax: 217-896-2559

                                          Email: villageofhomer@gmail.com

Maintenance Department:

                                          Dave Hermes

                                          Bub Miller

                                          500 E Second St

                                          Homer, IL 61849

                                          Phone: 217-896-2521

                                          Fax:       217-896-2559

Water Department:

                                          Billing: Sharon Jeffers

                                                         500 E Second St

                                                        Homer, IL 61849

                                                        Phone: 217-896-2521

                                                        Fax: 217-896-2559

                                                        Email: villageofhomer@gmail.com

                                          Supervisor: Ed Shirley

                                                      500 E Second St

                                                      Homer, IL 61849

                                                      Phone: 217-896-2521

                                                     Fax: 217-896-2559

         

 Sewer Department:

                                                         Dave Hermes

                                                         Sharon Jeffers

                                                         500 E Second St

                                                        Homer, IL 61849

                                                        Phone: 217-896-2521

                                                        Fax: 217-896-2559

                                                        Email: villageofhomer@gmail.com

 

Police Department:

                                          Chief: John Rouse

                                                        500 E Second St

                                                        Homer, IL 61849

                                                        Phone: 217-896-2396

                                                        Fax: 217-896-3153

                                                        Email: homerpd@gmail.com

          

 Zoning Department:

                             Administrator: Dave Hermes

                                                        500 E Second St

                                                        Homer, IL 61849

                                                  Phone:   217-896-2521

                                                        Fax: 217-896-2559

                                                       

   Library:                       

                                    Head Librarian:  Christine Cunningham

                                                        500 E Second St

                                                        Homer, IL 61849

                                                        Phone: 217-896-2121    

 

 

Committee Appointments

Finance and Ordinance Committee                   Building and Parks Committee

              Chair:   Kevin Knott                                            Chair:    Roy Woodmansee

              Member:   Mike Johnson                                                   Member:  Susan Forsyth

              Member:    Guy James                                                       Member:   Guy James

Responsibilities:                                                                      Responsibilities:

-Develop Budget (yearly)                                                      -Oversee maintenance of all Village

-Review and Sign Bills (monthly)                                       owned property.

-Review and Publish Audit report (yearly)                         -Develop plans for development and

-Review investments                                                                         improvement of parks

-Review revenue (tax revenue)                                -Research funding sources for park

                                                                                                                Development.

-Maintain ordinances and keep current                  -Develop budget for yearly work

-Review and recommend changes                                                   (presented in March yearly)

-Review new ordinances and make recommendations

 

Personnel Committee                                                        Water, Sewer, & Drainage Comm.

              Chair:  Charles Montgomery                                     Chair:      Guy James

              Member:   Kevin Knott                                             Member: Charles Montgomery

              Member: Mike Johnson                                                Member:  Kevin Knott

Responsibilities:                                                                      Responsibilities:

-Perform yearly review of employees                                  -Act as liaison between VB and

-Conduct interviews for new hires                                                     engineers

-Recommend discipline procedures                                     -Maintain map of Village Water,

-Oversee employee records                                                                sewer, and drainage lines

                                                                                                  -Make recommendations for

                                                                                                  Maintenance and  repairs on all lines

                                                                                                  -Develop a budget for yearly work

Police and ESDA Committee             

              Chair:    Mike Johnson                                            Streets, Alleys, & Sidewalk Comm.

              Member: Roy Woodmansee                                  Chair:      Susan Forsyth

            Member:  Susan Forsyth                                                Member: Roy Woodmansee

Responsibilities                                                                         Member: Charles Montgomery

-Act as liaison between VB and ESDA                 Responsibilities

-Review ESDA budget and procedures                 -Act as a liaison between VB and

-Conduct interviews w/new police hires                            Village engineers

-Ride with Police on patrol                                                    -Make recommendations for

-Recommend new equipment purchases                                        maintenance and repairs

                                                                                                  -Develop budget for yearly work