Thank you for visiting the Village of Wilmette’s Transparency and Freedom of Information Act page. Below are summaries of and links to the Village’s most important and frequently requested documents. If you cannot find the desired documents, please visit the FOIA page.
The Village Budget is adopted by the Village Board annually and is the official financial plan for the Village’s operating departments. Financial transactions of the Village are reported in individual funds – the General Fund is the operating fund of the Village and accounts for all operating departments’ revenues and expenses. The budget document also contains information on existing debt service and provides detailed personnel and salary figures.
The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report presents the Village’s audited financial position and activity presented in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
The Treasurer’s Report is prepared by the Village’s Finance Director and shows the monies received and expenses incurred during the preceding fiscal year, including individual employee salaries.
Monthly Disbursements disclose the receipts and disbursements on a monthly basis, ensuring that cash and investment accounts are properly reconciled.
Tax Information on individual taxes imposed by the Village, County and State are available on the Finance website.
Financial Policies illustrates policies on cash and investment, police pension and investment, fire pension and investment, budget reserve, purchasing manual, and capital planning and long range forecasting policies.
Total Compensation Disclosure
In 2011 Public Act 97-0609 became law, effective January 1, 2012. That Act amends the Illinois Open Meetings Act and the Illinois Pension Code and establishes new requirements for Illinois public bodies.
Among the law’s requirements are the following:
(1) All IMRF employers must post, within 6 days of the approval of a budget, the total compensation package for each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000.00 per year; and
(2) Any IMRF employer that approves an employee’s total compensation package equal to or in excess of $150,000 per year must post on its website, at least 6 days before the approval, the total compensation package for that employee.
“Total compensation package” for purposes of the Act means “payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted.”
Village Board Meetings
The Village Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Agendas, packets that accompany the agendas, and minutes are posted on the Village website. Streaming live video and recorded video of all Village Board meetings are also posted.
IMRF’s Employer Cost & Participation Information
Illinois’ Public Act 101-0504 requires that municipalities that participate in IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) and have a website, provide a link to IMRF’s “Employer Cost & Participant Information” webpage.
Contracting with the Village
The Village website provides for:
- A list of open and recently closed Bids and Requests for Proposals
- Active contracts over $25,000
- Collectively bargained agreements
The Village Board and Village Manager’s Office closely monitor legislation at the local, state and federal levels to stay abreast of issues that may affect the community. The Village President is the official spokesperson of the Village in all political and legislative affairs. While the Village has no direct lobbying contracts, the Village is a dues-paying member of several associations that may conduct legislative advocacy initiatives at the state and federal levels. These associations include the Northwest Municipal Conference and Illinois Municipal League.