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Grayslake May Use Libertyville's Adjudication Program

The committee-of-the-whole agreed to pass the measure on to the village board for consideration of the intergovernmental agreement.

The Grayslake Village Board is expected to vote at its next meeting on whether to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Libertyville to utilize the latter village's adjudication system.

Grayslake's committee-of-the-whole voted unanimously Tuesday night to send the matter on to the village board for approval.

"Through the proposed program, items that are currently administered in Lake County's branch court, such as building code violations, property maintenance violations, local police code enforcement items and parking enforcement, would all be administered utilizing Libertyville's adjudicator and clerical support staff," according to board meeting agenda brief documents.

Mayor Rhett Taylor said using Libertyville's adjudication program would cost about $1,800 to $1,900 per year, but the village would save about 10 times that much. The savings would come from the reduction in staff time and prosecutor costs.

The village would receive 100 percent of the fines collected through the adjudication hearings.

Taylor said the implementation of the program would start about 90 days after the village board approves the measure.

Jim Marshall February 06, 2013 at 01:13 PM
Good idea. Better idea for the Mayor, Village Trustees and Village Administrators, bring more commercial based business to Grayslake. You guys got your new digs in a new Village Hall, new Police station, two new fire stations, updated Historical building etc.. Now it's time to take care of the tax payers of the village. Look at the five SEE MORE ON PATCH articles, none say anything about bring new commercial businesses that generate revenues for the Village of Grayslake. It can't be left up to the residential home owners of this village to pay for the overwhelming, vast majority of the Village, school district, library district, park district, fire district, police district expenses all of the time. We need leadership that is willing to leave the mistakes of past administrations that were willing to down play the roll and importance of a strong commercial base. FedEx is not enough. Waste Management is not enough. Cutting cost, freezing taxes and staying with-in a balanced budget is not enough, those are the basics of the job. We need and deserve more out of the village leadership and administration.
Brad Faxton February 06, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Jim, you are bitching about your overall tax rate - I looked up my amount to the city and it was $412. Yes, give some back to the residents, say, 10%. I would be thrilled to pay $371/yr.
Jim Marshall February 08, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Brad, Why are you always in the "give back" group camp? You never have any new or positive ideas. If you want to pay less move to another village or unincorporated community. I never said my tax rate was too high, so don't put words in my mouth or tell me what I'm talking about. I was very clear, there are ways to bring revenues into the village coffers and I want them to go in that direction. I am pro-business-growth, not a Negative Nancy.

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