Transparency

 

The Village of Downers Grove strives to be responsive to our residents' concerns and operate in a fiscally responsible and efficent manner. Government transparency, or the ability to access information and documents, is a priority of the Mayor, Village Council, and staff.

While much of the information below is located in other areas of the website, this page consolidates a variety of key information all in one place.

Elected Officials

 Meeting Information

Freedom of Information

Budgets

Financial Audits

Salary and Benefits

The Village of Downers Grove takes pride in our professional, customer focused, expert staff. The Village's Compensation and Benefits plan remains competitive by maintaining control points and pay ranges that are established by conducting external market analysis of comparable municipal organizations.

Employee Salary History

 YEAR 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009


Contracts, Bids and Proposals

Vendor contracts requiring Council approval appear in Archived Meetings.

Labor Contracts

Public employees are allowed to organize into groups or unions based on their employment rights under Illinois State Statute. The Village of Downers Grove is engaged in four union agreements. The purpose of the agreements is to achieve and maintain harmonious relations between Employer and the Union, to establish proper wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment, and to provide for the equitable and peaceful adjustments of differences which may arise between parties. Links to all current union contracts can be found below:

 

Table 1: Labor contract information.
Group Current Contract Previous Contract 
Police Department Union Personnel May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015 May 1, 2008 -  April 30, 2012
Fire Department Union Personnel May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2014 May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2011
Public Works Union Personnel May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2015 May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2012
Communication Operators Union Personnel May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2016 May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2013
Illinois FOP Labor Council and DG Sergeants Lodge 73-2 March 7, 2013- April 30, 2016  No prior contract.

Lobbying

The Village of Downers Grove is involved in membership organizations that engage in lobbying efforts on behalf of municipalities:

2014

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

2013

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

2012

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2011

  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2010

  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2009

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2008

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2007

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • llinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

2006

  • DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference
  • National League of Cities
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Taxes and Fees

The Village of Downers Grove collects various taxes and fees. The top ten general fund revenue sources are: sales tax, utility tax, property taxes (operations), state income tax, property taxes (pensions), home rule sales tax, cellular equipment rental fees, fines, building related permits and hotel tax. In 2011, these top ten revenue sources will represent 87% of all revenue allocated to the general fund.

The Village of Downers Grove also collects fees for various services, licenses, permits, and fines.