Village Commissions

Electrical Commission

Members are appointed as necessary.

The following information is based upon Division 37, Chapter24, Section 11-37-2 of the Milan Municipal Code, 1961.

Established in 1961 and Amended in 1963, the Electrical Commission regulates installation, alteration and use of all electrical equipment as provided in Division 37. The Electrical Commission may be established at the request of the Village President or the Electrical Inspector.

Members are appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.

 

Local Liquor Control Commissioner

The following information is based upon Title 3, Section 3-2-1 through 3-2-16 of the Milan Municipal Code Manual, Ordinance 686, 691, 720, 751 and 794, the State of Illinois Liquor Control Commission Rules and Regulations Booklet.

The Village President (as Local Liquor Control Commissioner) enforces the laws regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in the Village of Milan. The duties of the Liquor Commissioner include:

Examine applicants for liquor licenses.
Issue licenses, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
Hold hearings on allegations which may justify suspension or revocation of licenses.
Suspend or revoke liquor licenses.

 

Metropolitan Airport Authority

Dick Work, Representative

Established November 20, 1947, the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County is a separate corporate municipal body with taxing and bonding power for acquiring and developing airports as local public need might indicate.

One (1) member is appointed by the Mayor of each of the following cities; Milan, Silvis, Rock Island, Moline and East Moline. Rock Island County appoints three (3) members. These eight (8) commissioners are appointed to five (5) year terms.

 

Planning Commission

The following information is based upon Title 2, Section 2-4-3 of the Milan Municipal Code, Ordinance 469 & 652.

Established 1961, to guide, direct and control the growth and development or re-development of the village of Milan and it’s contiguous territory.

The Commission is responsible for preparing and recommending to the Village Board a comprehensive advisory plan. The plan may establish standards of subdivisions and of public improvements including:

Location, dimensions and surfacing of public streets and sidewalks
Street Lights
Parks and Playgrounds
Water supply and distribution
Sanitary sewers, sewerage collection and treatment facilities
Storm drainage

Other duties include recommending zoning classification for annexation of land to the Village and facilitating public understanding regarding the Commission’s activities. When making decisions concerning projects for improvements and development policies, the Planning Commission services in an advisory capacity to the Village Board of Trustees.

The nine (9) members are appointed for three (3) year terms by the Village President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.

Doug Humphrey, Chairman
Walter Wynes
Dave Krouth
Ed Weinert
James Christie
Robert DeVrieze
Bill Favri
Donna Abolt-Stone
Greg Collins

Police Commission

The following information is based upon Ordinance 667 and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Police Commissioners so the Village of Milan, County of Rock Island, State of Illinois derived its power and authority from an Act of the General Assembly entitled “Division 2-Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of Chapter 24 of the Illinois Revised Statutes.

The Board of Police Commissioners is responsible for appointing all (sworn) officers (except the Chief of Police) to the Milan Police Department.  The Chief is appointed by the Village President with the advice and consent of a majority of the Trustees.  The Board of Police Commissioners also makes rules governing procedural matters and makes appointments and removals, subject to state and federal regulations, which are in the best interest of the Village.  The members of the Board of Police Commissioners must take an oath of office and give bond.

The three (3) members of the Board are appointed by the President of the Village with the advice and consent of the Trustees.  The members serve for a period of three (3) years.  Members are subject to removal by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees.

Police Commission Members:
Richard Stout
Michael Wynn
Donna Stone