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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records, unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure (for example, records containing a person's "private information").

Freedom of Information Act Requests
FOIA requests for inspection or copies may be submitted in writing via personal delivery, mail, fax, or email, directed to:
Maine Township
ATTN: FOIA Officer
1700 Ballard Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847-297-2510 x222
Fax: 847-297-1335
Email:
Please provide as much information as possible on the subject matter to help expedite the search process. For your convenience, you may download a FOIA Request Form or pick one up at Maine Township but are not required to do so. Within five business days of receipt of the request, Maine Township will respond in one of the following ways:
  1. Inform you of when and where the records may be inspected or how a copy may be obtained;
  2. State that more time is needed to fulfill the request, the reason for the delay and when the response or denial will be available. The response or denial will be made within an additional five business days, unless otherwise agreed by the requester; or
  3. Deny the request, or part of the request, and state the reasons for denial.
Designated FOIA Officers
  • Wiesia Tytko, Chief Deputy Clerk
  • Laura J. Morask, Supervisor
  • Kimberly Jones, Trustee
Fees for Copying
  • From the copy machine: $0.15 per page (after the first 50 pages for black and white, letter or legal sized)
  • Oversized copies: Actual cost
  • Color copies: Actual cost
  • Certifying a document: $1.00
Facts About Maine Township
Founded in 1850, Maine Township is the oldest unit of local government in the area. Its boundaries include parts of Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Niles, Glenview, Morton Grove, and Rosemont. Maine Township's goal is to improve the quality of life for its residents by providing services, general assistance, information, and programs in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.

Maine Township proudly serves its 135,000 residents by way of the following offices and departments:
  • Assessor's Office
  • Clerk's Office
  • Code Enforcement Office
  • General Assistance Department (including an Emergency Food Pantry)
  • Highway Department
  • MaineStay Youth & Family Services
  • MaineStreamers
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Recovery Connection
As of March 1, 2017, Maine Township employs 33 full-time employees, 14 part-time employees, and 5 seasonal employees at Town Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068. You can view the 2017-2018 fiscal year annual budget for Maine Township. The Maine Township Highway Department employs 7 full-time employees at its offices located at 1401 Redeker Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. You can view the 2017-2018 fiscal year annual budget for the Maine Township Highway Department.

The highly qualified and dedicated Elected Officials of Maine Township are:
  • Laura J. Morask, Supervisor
  • Peter Gialamas, Clerk
  • Susan Moylan Krey, Assessor
  • Walter Kazmierczak, Highway Commissioner
  • Kimberly Jones, Trustee
  • David A. Carrabotta, Esq., Trustee
  • Claire R. McKenzie, Trustee
  • Susan Kelly Sweeney, Trustee
Compensation
In accordance with P.A. 97-0609, a list of each employee having a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 per year must be posted on the organization's website. Total compensation includes salary, health insurance, uniform allowance, and vacation and sick days.
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