City Council & Committee Meetings
City Council Meetings
The City Council meetings occur on the first and third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The Council takes official action at these meetings, which is typically based on items discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting. Warrenville's municipal code allows the City Council, by unanimous consent, to take a single vote on any two or more agenda items. These items are listed on the consent agenda and can be enacted by one motion. No separate discussion of these items occurs unless a Council member so requests. A Council member will make this request by removing the item from the consent agenda so that it can be discussed and voted on separately. Members of the public may petition in writing for an item to be removed from the consent agenda as well.
Committee of the Whole
The City of Warrenville has three standing committees that meet as committees of the whole on the second or fourth Monday of a month. The three current committees of the whole are Community Development Committee, Public Safety and Finance Committee, and the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. One alderman serves as chair and another as co-chair for each committee. The committee meetings serve to discuss issues and make recommendations to City Council for official action. Like City Council meetings, there is a portion of the committee meeting set aside for citizen comments.
Community Development Committee
The Community Development Committee meets on the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. This committee discusses issues related to annexations, building and zoning, building related codes, code enforcement, community development projects, comprehensive plan review and update, economic development, geographic information systems, planning, subdivision code, and zoning ordinance.
Public Safety and Finance Committee
The Public Safety and Finance Committee meets on the fourth Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. This committee discusses issues related to audit, budget, collective bargaining, compensation, law enforcement, liquor licenses, litigation, personnel, risk management, and state, county, and local legislation.
Public Works and Infrastructure Committee
The Public Works and Infrastructure meets on the second Monday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. This committee discusses issues related to engineering, franchise agreements, parks and recreation, public improvements, public works, public property, storm water and floodplain management, and water and sewer rates.
Anyone interested in speaking publicly at a City Council or Committee of the Whole Meeting is welcome. Citizens are asked to complete a form just prior to the start of the meeting and provide it to the City Clerk. Speakers are limited to three minutes, but need not address agenda items only. The citizens' comments portion of the meeting occurs prior to the business of the meeting. Speakers are allowed to reserve their comments until a specific agenda item is being discussed, if they so choose. While the council appreciates all questions and comments, it is not prepared to respond to them at the meeting. If you would like a response, please include your question and how we may contact you on the form. Citizens making public comments are asked to approach the podium, use the microphone, and state their full name for the meeting minutes.