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2.24 – Board of Fire and Police Commissioners

2.24.010 – Created - Composition

There is hereby created a Board of Fire and Police Commissioners consisting of five (5) members.  They shall be officers of the municipality, as provided by statute.

(2014-M-1: § 2; 2012-M-8: § 1; 2007-M-114: § 2; 1978-M-27: § 1 (part); Prior code: § 9.601)

2.24.020 – Members - Appointment - Terms

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City by and with the consent of the City Council.  Each member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall serve for a term of three (3) years beginning on the date of appointment thereof and until their respective successors shall be appointed and qualified.  The terms of office shall be staggered so that all members shall not be up for re-appointment at the same time.  No such appointments shall be made by the Mayor within thirty (30) days before the expiration of his term of office.

(2014-M-1: § 4; 2007-M-114: § 3; 1978-M-27: § 1 (part); Prior code: § 9.602)

2.24.030 – Members - Qualifications - Oath - Bond - Removal

The members of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall have such qualifications as are now or may hereafter be required of them by law, except that no person be disqualified from serving as a Commissioner because of his or hers political affiliations.  Pursuant to the City's home rule authority, this section shall supersede Section 10-2.1-3 of the Illinois Municipal Code.

Each member of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall take oath or affirmation of office, and shall execute and deliver to the City a bond in the sum of One Thousand Dollars, with such sureties as the Mayor and City Council shall approve, conditioned for the faifthful performance of the duties of his or her office.  The members of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall be subject to removal from office in the same manner as other officers of the City.

(1978-M-27: § 1 (part); Prior code: § 9.603; 2017-M-24: § 1)

2.24.040 – Powers and duties

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall have such powers and duties as are now or as may be hereafter given to it by law pursuant to the Municipal Code 65 ILCS 5/ 1 1 1 et seq It shall be the duty of the Board to make appointments to Police and Fire Departments ofthe City where applicable, and said Board shall conduct and hold all entrance and promotional examinations and exercise such other powers and duties as provided by law, and Section 2 24 060, Rules and Regulations shall be added to read as follows:

Section 2.24.060- Rules and Regulations
The Board shall publish a set of rules to be known as the Rules and Regulations of  the St Charles, Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Said rules are hereby incorporated into and made a part ofthis Chapter and Ordinance by reference.

 

(2015-M-10: § 1; 2003-M-8: § 1; 1978-M-27: § 1 (part); Prior code: § 9.604)

2.24.050 – Compensation of secretary and members

All members of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners shall serve without pay.

(1991-M-46: § 1; 1978-M-27: § 1 (part); Prior code: § 9.605)

2.24.060 – Rules and Regulations

The Board shall publish a set of rules to be known as the Rules and Regulations of the St. Charles, Illinois Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Said rules are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this Chapter and Ordinance by reference.

(2015-M-34: § 1; 2015-M-10: § 1)