Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street
P.O. Box 667
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921


(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Chatsworth Ordinances












2.2.1             Order of Business

2.2.2             Rescinded Action

2.2.3             Resolutions

2.2.4             Addressing Meetings

2.2.5             Suspension of Rules

2.2.6             Robert’s Rules of Order

2.2.7             Quorum

2.2.8             Committees

2.2.9             Disturbing Meetings

2.2.10           Meetings Open to the Public





2.2.1            ORDER OF BUSINESS: The order of business of the Board of Trustees of the Town shall be as follows:


1.       Roll call.

2.       Reading minutes or previous meeting.

3.       Reports of standing committees.

4.       Reports of special committees.

5.       Special reports.

6.       Unfinished business.

7.       Claims, petitions, ordinances, resolutions and miscellaneous business.

8.       Adjournment.




2.2.2            RESCINDED ACTION: No vote or action of the Board of Trustees shall be rescinded at any special meeting of the Board of Trustees unless there be present at such special meeting as many members of the Board of Trustees as were present at the meeting when such vote or action was taken, as provided by Statute.




2.2.3            RESOLUTIONS: Any resolutions submitted to the Board of Trustees shall be reduced to writing before being voted upon on request of any two (2) members of the Board.




2.2.4            ADDRESSING MEETINGS: No person other than the Mayor or a member of the Board shall address that body at any regular or special meeting except upon consent of a majority of the members present.




2.2.5            SUSPENSION OF RULES: The rules of order, other than those prescribed by Statute, may be suspended at any time by the consent of a majority of the members present at any meeting.




2.2.6            ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER: Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the deliberations of the Board of Trustees except when in conflict with any of the foregoing rules.




2.2.7            QUORUM: A majority of the Trustees or three (3) Trustees and the Town Mayor shall constitute a quorum to do business.




2.2.8            COMMITTEES: The following shall be the standing committees of the Board of Trustees:

Street, Alley and Drainage

Water Finance and Sewage

Law & Order and Animal Control

Park, Builings and Sidewalks

Purchase and Insurance

Lights, ESDA and Civil Defense


Special committees shall be created from time to time as directed by the Board of Trustees.


All standing and special committees shall consist of three (3) members each, including the chairman; unless the Board shall otherwise direct.


All committees shall be appointed by the Mayor.




2.2.9            DISTURBING MEETINGS: It shall be unlawful for any person to disturb any meeting of the Board of Trustees or of any committee thereof. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be fined in accordance with the general penalty provisions of this code for each offense.




2.2.10          MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: All meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be open to the public as provided by Statute.