Village of Bartlett
Boards & Commissions Information and Application
Listed below are descriptions of the various Village of Bartlett Boards and Commissions. If you are interested in serving on any of the commissions or boards, please complete an application. If no positions are currently available, the Village will keep your application on file and contact you when an opening is created on the board or commission you have indicated interest in.
Economic Development Commission
The Economic Development Commission (EDC) works with village staff, as well as existing and prospective businesses to encourage proper economic development of the area. The EDC encourages industrial, commercial, retail, and service business development, which will provide job opportunities, broaden the tax base, and improve the quality of life in Bartlett. To accomplish these goals, the EDC coordinates its activities with the Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. They work with village staff to conduct research into community resources and compile data that is provided to all prospects considering expansion or location in the Bartlett area. The EDC members: reviewed and recommended the formation of the TIF district for Brewster Business Park, worked with the Town Center consultant to develop the RFQ/RFP for the Town Center, review all Tax Increment Financing District Rebate applications, conduct regular business retention visits, and advise the Village Board and staff on policies and programs related to economic development issues.
Nine residents form the Economic Development Commission, one of which is appointed Chairperson by the Village President. Of these nine, one seat is occupied by a Bartlett Chamber of Commerce representative, and two are owners or representatives of downtown businesses. The Village President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, makes appointments to this commission. Each EDC member serves a three-year term.
The EDC meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall.
The Plan Commission hears applications for amendments and special uses to the Village of Bartlett Zoning Code, and submits its findings and recommendations to the Village Board. The Plan Commission is involved in the review of every rezoning, subdivision, and site plan review for each development parcel. These reviews can be as simple as making sure a parking lot is designed properly to as complicated as reviewing and approving a multi-acre mixed-use Planned Development.
The Bartlett Plan Commission consists of eleven members. Members are residents who are appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees. Each Plan Commission member serves a four-year term.
The Plan Commission meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners makes rules concerning appointments, promotions, suspensions, and removals, in accordance with the Illinois Municipal Code. The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners consists of three residents appointed by the Village President with the consent of the Board of Trustees. Each commissioner serves a three-year term.
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the police department.
Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees
The Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees oversees the administration of the Police Pension Fund. This board consists of five members. Two of which are residents who are appointed by the Village President, two are elected from the regular police force of the Village, and one is elected from the beneficiaries of the pension. Each member shall serve to two-years.
The Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees meets quarterly at 1 p.m. in the police training room. In 2014 this board is scheduled to meet on: Tuesday, 1/21/2014; Tuesday, 4/22/2014; Tuesday, 7/22/2014; and Tuesday, 10/21/2014.
Zoning Board of Appeals
The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hears all petitions for variations and makes recommendations to the Village Board relative to their findings. In addition, they hear all other matters referred to the ZBA by the Village Board and other matters for which it is required to conduct hearings and to make recommendations to the Village Board. A typical issue facing the Zoning Board of Appeals would be evaluating the request for a rear yard variance, which would allow a reduction in the rear yard setback to enable a resident to construction a room addition. The ZBA consists of seven members, who are appointed by the President and Board of Trustees, voting jointly. Each member serves a term of five years.
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall.
Apply here to be considered for a Board or Commission appointment.