Citizen's Guide to Board Meetings
Board MeetingsCopies of the formal agenda for each Village Board meeting are available the Friday preceding each meeting. They can be viewed at Village Hall or online.
Did you know? All Village Board Meetings are open
for the public to attend?
Information regarding the Village or Agenda may be obtained by calling the Village Administrator’s office at (217)892-6802
are the first Tuesday of every month and begin at
Board Study Sessions
Board Meetingsare the second Tuesday of every month and also begin at
The Board Room Schedule can be found at:MyRantoul.com/BoardMeetingSchedule
Did you know? All Village Board Meetings are recorded live and posted online?
If you wanted to attend a meeting but couldn’t, you can view the meeting online at:
Public ParticipationA note from the Mayor:
"The Village Board welcomes and appreciates public participation at all Village Board meetings.
At the beginning of every meeting any comments that
All you have to do is fill out the Public Participation Form located just outside the Board Room any time prior to the meeting and hand it to the Village Clerk, Mike Graham, at the meeting.
Thank you for staying involved in our community!"
Public Participation Rules & Procedures
- Fill out the Public Participation Form available here or at the Board Meetings.
- Hand the form to the Village Clerk, Janet Gray just before the meeting starts.
- The Mayor will announce when it is time for public participation and the Village Clerk will call names to the microphone.
- When your name is called approach the microphone.
- Address your comments to the Board as a whole; not to individual Trustees.
- Limit your remarks to three (3) minutes or less.
- The Board and staff will have time to respond if they choose. **Please note that a response is not required and you may be asked to get in contact with the individual staff member or public official relevant to your comment.
Certificates of Deposits
At the request of a Trustee, this information is provided regarding the maturation of Certificates of Deposits. These documents include a listing of each CD and the date showing when it matured. The following attachments then represent each of the funds where the CDs maturation amount was placed, and all of the revenues (debits) and expenditures (credits) for each of those funds in the same fiscal year the CDs matured and were placed into those funds. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Scott Eisenhauer or by call 217-892-6801.
Some Useful Terms:
Each month the Village Board meets on the first Tuesday to discuss items that will be on the agenda at the Board Meeting the following week. Public input on agenda items is best heard at the Study Session for the Board to discuss before voting on the issue the following week.
Routine or recurring matters such as meeting minutes or payment of monthly bills may be placed on the Consent Agenda for approval. The Board has the option of removing any item from the Consent Agenda to consider it separately.
Under Illinois law the Village may discuss certain items in closed session with only the Board and persons relevant to the subject in attendance. Any action on items discussed in Closed Session must be discussed and voted on in a Public Meeting where the Public has an opportunity to address the issue.
An ordinance is a piece of legislation enacted by a municipal authority. This includes laws as well as approval of new hires, budgets, and projects.
A resolution is a formal expression of the opinion or will of an official municipal body adopted by a vote.