Freedom Of Information Act 








Village of Odell


The Village of Odell is a municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services:


  1. A.    Sewer and water service
  2. B.    Garbage collection service


The Village of Odell has certain functional subdivisions which are shown on Exhibit B attached hereto. The approximate amount of the operating budget of the Village of Odell is $2,015,100.00.  The Village’s sole office is located at 113 S. Front St in Odell, and the Village also has a pumping station for its water distribution system located at 113 S. Front St.  The Village currently employs approximately 5 full and part- time employees.  The members of the boards, commissions and committees of the Village of Odell are as follows:



  Village Board:   Terry Joyner Title Mayor
  Iris ThorneBrian Verdun Gary Wykes Jamie Johnson Phaela Hodges Matt Weaver Herman Fearman Clerk/CollectorTrustee Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee
 Planning Commission:  Bob Legner Ron Masching Steve Verdun Chuck Verdun Harold Lepard Jim SchottCarol Waldschmidt  Chairperson Member Member Member Member Member Member



EXHIBIT A. (continued)      Title
Zoning Board of Appeals: Bob LegnerDick Verdun Steve Verdun Chuck Verdun Harold Lepard Jim SchottCarol Waldschmidt ChairpersonMember Member Member Member Member Member
 Police andStreets and Alleys Committee:   Gary Wykes   Chairperson
  Jamie JohnsonBrian Verdun Phaela Hodges MemberMember Member
 Finance Committee:  Jamie Johnson Matt Weaver Herman Fearman  Chairperson Member Member
 Water and Sewer Committee:  Herman Fearman Matt Weaver Brian Verdun  Chairperson Member Member













Mayor  Terry Joyner






Treasurer Jim Rebholz



Clerk/Collector Iris Thorne


Board of Trustees Planning Comm. Zoning Board Committees


Village Superintendent Rich Ribordy








Maintenance Assistant Grover Armour


Part-time Summer Maintenance Employee

Part-time Tourism Employees






Village of Odell


Any person requesting records of the Village of Odell may make such a request either in person, orally or in writing at the Village Clerk’s office located at 113 S. Front St.  Such request should be made to Iris Thorne, FOIA Officer at such address and if she is not present in person, you should see Richard Ribordy, Deputy FOIA Officer.  Another method would be by mailing, faxing or emailing a written request to either Iris Thorne or Rich Ribordy specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied. All written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address of the Clerk’s office.  If you desire that any records certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.


The fees for any such records, if the person requesting records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:


First 50 pages, black and white, letter or legal size copies, no cost. Additional pages, black and white, letter or legal, actual cost to $0.15.


Electronic records will be formatted subject to reimbursement for costs of recording medium.  Color copies or copies in a size other than letter or legal shall be reimbursed to actual costs.


Costs of certifying a record will be $1.00.


Records may be furnished without charge or a reduced charge, as determined by the Village, if the person requesting the documents states the specific purpose for the request and indicates that a waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest. Waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest if the principal purpose of the request is to access and disseminate information regarding the health, safety and welfare or the legal rights of the general public and is not for the principal purpose of personal or commercial benefit.






Village of Odell




A. Financial Records

  1. a.      Working Budget
  2. b.     Appropriation Ordinance
  3. c.      Audits
  4. d.     Annual Treasurers Report
  5. e.      Bills
  6. f.      Bank Statements
  7. g.     Receipts for miscellaneous revenue
  8. h.     Receipts for fines
  9. i.       Receipts for license fees
  10. j.       Receipts for building permit fees
  11. k.     Receipts of sales tax, real estate tax and utility tax
  12. l.       Receipts for utility billing
  13. B.  Building Permits
  14. C.              Ordinances
    1. a.      Zoning Ordinances
    2. b.     Miscellaneous Ordinances

D. Correspondence

  1. a.      Out going correspondence
  2. b.     Incoming correspondence
  3. c.      Administrative memoranda
  4. E.  Personnel Records
    1. a.      Payroll
    2. b.     Work Comp files
    3. c.      IMRF
    4. F.               Contracts
      1. a.      Garbage
      2. b.     Police
      3. c.      Insurance
      4. d.     Engineering
      5. e.      MFT
      6. f.      Office Equipment
      7. g.     Wind Turbines



  1. G.              Election Records
  2. H.              Board of Trustees
    1. a.      Resolutions
    2. b.     Minutes
    3. I.                 Planning Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals
    4. J.                Grants
      1. a.      Install Sewer System
      2. b.     RO
      3. c.      Wastewater Improvement




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