Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0576    Version: Name: Resolution requesting the submission of a binding question of public policy to the electors of Lake County regarding the elimination of the Office of the Recorder of Lake County.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/20/2020 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Resolution requesting the submission of a binding question of public policy to the electors of Lake County regarding the elimination of the Office of the Recorder of Lake County.
Attachments: 1. ROD Dissolution Resolution.pdf, 2. ROD Dissolution Resolution 6.4.20.pdf
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Resolution requesting the submission of a binding question of public policy to the electors of Lake County regarding the elimination of the Office of the Recorder of Lake County.

Staff summary
* On December 5, 2019, the Lake County Recorder of Deeds attended the Financial and Administrative Committee and discussed the potential of consolidating the Recorder's Office and its duties with the Clerk's Office via referendum.
* The County Administrator's Office completed initial research related to the consolidation process and reviewed other county processes and studies. The research resulted in a finding that the potential consolidation will result in some cost savings and provides the opportunity for integrated service delivery with the Clerk's Office.
* Findings were presented to the Financial and Administrative Committee on January 9, 2020 and February 27, 2020.
* On February 27, 2020, the Financial and Administrative Committee provided direction to draft a resolution authorizing a referendum to appear on the November 3, 2020 ballot to eliminate the county office by December 1, 2022.

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RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SUBMISSION OF A BINDING QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY TO THE ELECTORS OF LAKE COUNTY REGARDING THE ELIMINATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF LAKE COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Lake County Board places a high priority on reducing the costs of county government and closely related, overlapping administrative functions provide local governments with excellent opportunities for consolidation; and

WHEREAS, the functions of both the Office of the Lake County Recorder of Deeds (an office referred to in the Illinois Constitution and in the Counties Code simply as "Recorder") and the Office of the Lake County Clerk include maintaining official records; and

WHEREAS, narrowly drawn administrative functions provide an excellent opportunity for consolidation with another office; and

WHEREAS, the Lake County Recorder of Deeds and the Lake...

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