The Legal Department supports the Strategic Plan Goal of being an Exceptional Municipal Organization by providing in-house legal services to the Village as a municipal corporation as well as advising and representing officers and employees in their official capacity. Legal services include acting as general legal counsel to Village Council, staff and the various boards and commissions.
The Department drafts ordinances, resolutions and motions for Council action, reviews legal documents involving the Village and provides legal advice to public officials and employees. The Legal Department handles labor related negotiations, agreements for use of public property, development agreements, contracts, and all personnel issues. In addition, the Legal Department is responsible for litigation involving the Village.This involves either direct representation by Department attorneys, or by outside counsel selected and monitored by the Village Attorney. The Legal Department strives to provide exceptional municipal services.
The Alcohol Awareness Program and the Risk Management Program are administered under the Legal Department.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Village's ADA Coordinator is Mike Baker.
In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Village does not discriminate against individuals based on their disabilities.
Anyone who requires special accommodations to participate in a Village program, service or activity should contact the ADA Coordinator as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
Staff liaisons work with the following Boards and Commissions to provide planning expertise and recommendations to the Village Council.