Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1798    Version: 1 Name: Resolution affixing compensation and other benefits for the Lake County Circuit Clerk.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/1/2021 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/9/2021
Title: Resolution affixing compensation and other benefits for the Lake County Circuit Clerk.
Title
Resolution affixing compensation and other benefits for the Lake County Circuit Clerk.

Staff Summary
* This resolution updates a previous process that was used to establish the Circuit Clerk's compensation and other benefits.
* The Circuit Court Clerk's salary remains unchanged with this action from what was previously established at the May, 2020 Board meeting.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the County Board shall provide the compensation of Clerks of the Circuit Court according to 705 ILCS 105/27.3; and

WHEREAS, on May 12, 2020, the County Board set the compensation for County-wide elected officers prior to the term for which that officer is elected pursuant to 50 ILCS 145/2; and

WHEREAS, said May 12, 2020 Resolution included the setting of the Clerk of the Circuit Court's compensation for the years 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024; and

WHEREAS, 50 ILCS 145/2 requires that the County Board set the compensation for elected officials of units of local government not less than six months before those officials take office; and

WHEREAS, according to Article VII, Section 9(b) of the Illinois Constitution, an increase or decrease in the salary of an elected officer of any unit of local government shall not take effect during the term for which that officer is elected; and

WHEREAS, according to Article VI, Section 18(b) of the Illinois Constitution, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected official who is a non-judicial officer of the judicial branch of state government not an elected officer of a unit of local government subject to Article VII, Section 9(b) or 50 ILCS 145/2; and

WHEREAS, the Clerk of the Circuit Court therefore has no restrictions on timing of or changes to salary or other benefits during the term of office subject to 50 ILCS 145/2 or Article VII, Section 9(b); and

WHEREAS, said May 12, 2020 Resolution should be amended to remove the Clerk of the Circuit Court and compensation approved by means of that resolution; and
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