According to the ordinance establishing the Madison Street Coalition, membership was for a three-year term by appointment of the village president with confirmation by the village board. 

With one exception, all members were appointed in 2011; that exception was appointed in 2012. Since that time, there have been no other appointments or re-appointments. Neither the ordinance nor the Village Code permit automatic re-appointment to a second three-year term without the approval of the board. 

The village board meeting minutes do not list any appointments or re-appointments to the Madison Street Coalition, with that one exception, whose terms expired in October, 2015.

The village calendar has the next meeting of the Madison Street Coalition scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, at 2 p.m.

Since the terms have expired for all members of the Madison Street Coalition without reappointment by the village president and approval of the village board, can that advisory commission legally schedule a meeting or conduct business of any kind? Should that meeting notice be removed from the village calendar?

Chris Donovan

Oak Park

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