Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street
P.O. Box 667
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921

Phone

(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Chatsworth Ordinances


CHAPTER 4

 

APPOINTED OFFICERS

 

ARTICLE 4 - CORPORATION COUNSEL

 

 

 

SECTION:

 

4.4.1             Creation; Appointment

4.4.2             Special Counsel

4.4.3             Suits and Actions

4.4.4             Judgments

4.4.5             Advice

4.4.6             Special Assessments

 

 

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4.4.1             CREATION; APPOINTMENT: There is hereby created the officer of Corporation Counsel, an executive office of the Town. The Corporation Counsel shall be appointed by the Mayor and the Board of Trustees.

 

 

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4.4.2             SPECIAL COUNSEL: The President, with the consent of the Board of Trustees, may from time to time retain an attorney to represent or advise the Town on legal matters, if no Corporation Counsel has been appointed; and he may likewise retain special counsel to advise or represent the Town on special matters or to assist the Corporation Counsel.

 

 

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4.4.3             DUTIES AND ACTIONS: The Corporation Counsel shall prosecute or defend any and all suits or actions at law or equity to which the Town may be a party, or in which it may be interested, or which may be brought against, or by, any officer of the Town on behalf of the Town or in the capacity of such person as an office of the Town.

 

 

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4.4.4             JUDGMENTS: It shall be the duty of the Corporation Counsel to see to the full enforcement of all judgments or decrees entered or rendered in favor of the Town, and of all similar interlocutory orders.

 

 

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4.4.5             ADVICE: The Corporation Counsel shall be the legal advisor of the Town, and shall render advice on all legal questions affecting it, whenever requested so to do by any Town official. Upon request by the Mayor of the Board, he shall reduce such opinion to writing.

 

 

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4.4.6             SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS: It shall be the duty of the Corporation Counsel to see to the completion of all special assessment proceedings and condemnation proceedings.