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Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is entrusted with the authority to enact ordinances needed to define the policies, services, and fees provided by the Downers Grove Sanitary District. Board members are appointed for staggered three year terms by the County Board Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board.

The Sanitary District Board ordinarily meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month and on the fourth Tuesday in March, at our offices located at 2710 Curtiss Street, in Downers Grove, Illinois. Interested public are welcome to attend the meetings. An opportunity for public expression is included at each meeting.

Board of Local Improvements

Our Board of Local Improvements is entrusted with the authority to review and approve new improvements to the sewer collection system. Applications for new sewer service and sewer extensions are brought to the Board of Local Improvements for review and approval. The Board of Local Improvements advises the Board of Trustees regarding annexation of property into the District’s service area boundaries.

The Board of Local Improvements consists of three members, each appointed for a one year term by the District’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Local Improvements meets as needed to accommodate sewer service applications, typically 15 or 30 minutes before the Board of Trustees meeting. Interested public are welcome to attend the meetings.


  • Kenneth J. Rathje

    President


  • Robert T. Jungwirth

    Vice President


  • Mark Scacco

    Clerk

Board Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

The Sanitary District Board ordinarily meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month and on the fourth Tuesday in March, at our offices located at 2710 Curtiss Street, in Downers Grove, Illinois. Interested public are welcome to attend the meetings. An opportunity for public expression is included at each meeting.

The Board of Local Improvements meets as needed to accommodate sewer service applications, typically 15 or 30 minutes before the Board of Trustees meeting. All meeting times and dates, including special or rescheduled meetings are indicated on the meeting agenda, posted below.

Individuals requesting accommodations for special needs in order to participate in public meetings should contact W. Clay Campbell, Administrative Services Director, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting, at (630) 969-0664.

Questions or comments for the Board can be sent through our contact form.

Public comment at these meetings is welcome. Public comment rules can be found below.

Public Comment Rules

Subject to the following rules, members of the public shall be afforded time, during regular and special meetings open to the public, to provide comments to the Board of Trustees or the Board of Local Improvements (referred to collectively below as “Board”):

  1. Individuals shall address the Board during the Public Comment segment listed on the Agenda.
  2. Comments shall be confined to topics or activities which fall within the statutory authority of the Board.
  3. Each individuals remarks shall not exceed five (5) minutes in length, unless extended by special permission of the President of the Board.
  4. It is requested that, if possible, one spokesperson for a group be appointed to represent the views of the entire group. In this case, the group’s collective remarks, as presented by the spokesperson, shall not exceed fifteen (15) minutes in length, unless extended by special permission of the President of the Board.
  5. The total time provided for all remarks during the Public Comment segment shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes in length, unless extended by special permission of the President of the Board.
  6. Speakers are requested to state their name and, if speaking on behalf of a group, state the nature of the group they are representing.

Meetings in 2016

Board of Trustees Board of Local Improvements
Date Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
January 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
February 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
March 22, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
April 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
May 17, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
June 21, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
July 19, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
August 16, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
September 14, 2016 * Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
September 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
October 18, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
November 15, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
December 20, 2016 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet

* Indicates a special meeting, public hearing or rescheduled meeting

Meetings in 2015

Board of Trustees Board of Local Improvements
Date Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
January 20, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
February 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
March 24, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
April 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
May 19, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
June 16, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
July 21, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
August 18, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
September 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
October 20, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
November 17, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
December 15, 2015 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting

* Indicates a special meeting, public hearing or rescheduled meeting

Meetings in 2014

Board of Trustees Board of Local Improvements
Date Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
January 14, 2014 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
February 11, 2014 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
March 25, 2014* Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
April 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
May 13, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
June 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
July 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
August 19, 2014* Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
September 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
October 14, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet
November 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet No Meeting No Meeting No Meeting
December 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes Packet Agenda Minutes Packet

* Indicates a special meeting, public hearing or rescheduled meeting

Meetings in 2013

Board of Trustees Board of Local Improvements
Date Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
January 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
February 12, 2013 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
March 19, 2013* Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
April 9, 2013 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
April 23, 2013* Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
May 14, 2013 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
June 11, 2013 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
July 16, 2013 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
August 13, 2013 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
October 15, 2013 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
November 12, 2013 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
December 10, 2013 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes

* Indicates a special meeting or public hearing

Meetings in 2012

Board of Trustees Board of Local Improvements
Date Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2012 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
March 13, 2012* Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2012 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
June 12, 2012 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
July 10, 2012 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
August 14, 2012 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
September 11, 2012 Agenda Minutes Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2012 Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
November 13, 2012
Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting
December 11, 2012
Agenda Minutes No Meeting No Meeting

* Indicates a special meeting or public hearing

Ethics Commission

The District’s Ethics Ordinance establishes the Ethics Commission of DuPage County to serve through an Intergovernmental Agreement as the ethics commission for all appropriate matters relating to the District. This provides for uniformity, efficiency, and consistency in the application of ethical standards throughout DuPage County. In addition, the District’s Ethics Ordinance also establishes the Ethics Advisor and Investigator General of DuPage County to serve in that same capacity on behalf of the District which results in a conservation of public resources and enhanced transparency.

Additional information regarding the District’s Ethics Ordinance and the Ethics Commission and Ethics Advisor of DuPage County can be found below.

Resources
DGSD Ethics Ordinance
Link to DuPage County Ethics information

Financial Information

The Downers Grove Sanitary District maintains a Five Year Financial Plan, revised each year to reflect anticipated changes in financial conditions facing the District. The current five year plan is available here:

Five Year Plan (Fiscal Years 2016-2017)

As part of the District’s approval of an annual budget, the District is required to adopt an Appropriation Ordinance that outlines the amounts appropriated for expenses for the current fiscal year.

Current Appropriation Ordinance

Each year, the District has an independent auditor prepare a Financial Report in conformance with applicable auditing standards. Our current Annual Financial Report is available here:

Current Independent Financial Audit

Sewer Problems? Call (630) 969-0664
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Contact Information

2710 Curtiss Street
P.O. Box 1412
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-0703

Phone: (630) 969-0664
Fax: (630) 969-0827

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

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