On the November 6 General Election ballot, the residents of the Village of Lemont will have the opportunity to answer a question on home rule through a binding referendum. The Mayor and Village Board chose to give its residents the opportunity to consider becoming home rule as a way to obtain additional revenue streams in order to maintain current levels of Police and Public Works service, along with maintaining the Village's roads and water system.
Currently, the Village is a non-home rule municipality under the Illinois Constitution, meaning that the Village can only authorize those powers which are expressly granted by the State of Illinois. Pursuant to the Illinois Constitution, home rule municipalities may exercise any power and function pertaining to its government and affairs. Home rule status can only be achieved through voter approval or the certification of a population above 25,000 residents.In an effort to inform our residents on what that entails, the following information is available regarding home rule for your information and review . . .
The links above should answer many common questions on the subject. In addition, there will be a town hall meeting held on Monday, October 15, 2018 in the Village Hall Board Room, 418 Main Street. Additional questions regarding home rule can be submitted to email@example.com or please contact us at (630) 257-1590.