RMTD Board Meetings & Members
NOTE: Due to the recent COVID-19 virus, RMTD will hold the March 25, 020 Public Hearing and regularly scheduled Board Meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act – COVID-19 Guidance provided below. Please note that RMTD will be holding its regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting on March 25, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in the RMTD Administrative Conference Room. The Public Hearing on the 2020/2021 Fiscal Year Budget will also take place immediately prior to the Board meeting also following the COVID-19 Open Meetings Act Guidance. NOTE: anyone from the public may address the Board by phone during this time. Public must advise RMTD by 3:00 pm the day of the meeting by contacting Erin Jenkins @ 815.961.2231.
Open Meetings Act – COVID-19 Guidance
In order to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Governor Pritzker has issued the following temporary changes to the Open Meetings Act. Below are just a few of the highlights from this order.
The complete document can be found by clicking here. https://rmtd.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OMA-FOIA-Guide-03-17-20-FINAL.pdf
Executive Order 2020-07 suspends the in-person presence requirements and eliminates the limitation on remote access. If a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to utilize remote access as allowed by the Executive Order.
Executive Order 2020-07 prohibits all public and private gatherings of 50 or more people beginning on March 18, 2020. With this directive, public bodies are encouraged to cancel any public meetings in which they expect more than 50 people to attend.
For a public body that determines it must hold a meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Order 2020-07 suspends the in-person attendance requirement for members of the public body and allows for remote participation
If a meeting is necessary, public bodies are encouraged to provide video, audio, and/or telephonic access to maintain openness and transparency to members of the public.
OMA requires public bodies to allow for public comment. The public may not be able to attend an open meeting because of compliance with quarantine or isolation orders or general efforts to remain at home during the pandemic. Public bodies are urged to provide remote access to members of the public and to update their websites and social media with the goal of openness and transparency during this time. Further, public bodies should consider taking public comment by email or written submission and reading those public comments at the public meeting. If members of the public attend meetings in-person, social distancing is essential as outlined above. For more information, please contact RMTD at 815.961.9000.
The RMTD Board is comprised of the following members:
Chairman: Pastor Herbert Johnson – HJohnson@rmtd.org
Vice Chairman: Stephen Ernst – SErnst@rmtd.org
Secretary/Treasurer: David Sidney – DSidney@rmtd.org
The RMTD board meets on the 4th Monday of every month at 3:30 p.m. in the Administration Bldg. Conference Room, 520 Mulberry Street, unless otherwise noted. A complete list of dates for the next year can be found by clicking this link. 2019 2020 Board Schedule
The next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in the RMTD Administration Bldg Conference Room. Please be further advised that the RMTD 2020/2021 budget will be available for inspection from 2/24/2020 until the public hearing on the budget on 3/25/2020 at 3:30 p.m. Immediately after the public hearing, RMTD will hold its March Board meeting at 3:30 in the RMTD Administration Bldg Conference Room.
Note: Click below for the most current agenda available.
Click below for the agenda for the March 25, 2020 Public Hearing on the RMTD 2020 2021 budget:
TO ADDRESS THE RMTD BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THE SCHEDULED BOARD MEETINGS, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:
If you would like to address the Board of Trustees at a scheduled Board Meeting, you are allowed five (5) minutes for your presentation. Any address to the Board of Trustees must be received at the RMTD Administrative Office in writing no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Please include your name, the date of the Board meeting you wish to address the Board of Trustees, your contact information and the topic of your presentation. Upon receiving your request, your name will be automatically added to the Board agenda. Follow up will only ensue if the Board meeting is cancelled or rescheduled. Your written request may be mailed or hand-delivered to: RMTD; Attention Administrative Assistant; 520 Mulberry Street; Rockford, IL 61101. Meetings are subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.
Previous Board Meetings Minutes:
2016 RMTD Board Minutes
2015 RMTD Board Minutes
For minutes from 2014 or earlier, please contact email@example.com