Barbara A. Buschman
The Clerk is responsible for storing
a variety of legal notices as well as the minutes of the monthly Board
Meetings, Executive Sessions, Finance and Personnel Committee Meetings,
and the Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting. This office files the
tax levy and other ordinances with the Office of the Cook County Clerk.
For more information see the "Duties of the Township Clerk" below.
who moves into or within the Township or who becomes eligible to vote
for the first time should come to the Township Clerk's office and
register. Bring two documents as to your current address and birth
date. A driver’s license, photo I.D., library card, birth certificate
- any of these items would be acceptable.
The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is offering
the Senior Circuit Ride Free Permit and Senior Reduced Fare
allows senior citizens (65 and older) to
ride all RTA services free of charge or at a reduced rate. Their services include CTA
buses and rapid transit, Pace buses and Metra trains in the six-county
region served by the RTA: Cook, Dupage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, and Will.
residents are required, by Cook County, to purchase a Cook
County vehicle sticker for vehicles
registered to addresses in
Stickers are valid for one year; from July 1st
to June 30th of the following year. Stickers and
applications are available at the Township office during
regular office hours. Some exceptions may apply for
seniors, physically handicapped, and disabled veterans.
For more information, call the Township office at
of new regulations Lemont Township only issues 3 month temporary disability
If you require a longer duration or permanent tag, send the documentation to:
Secretary of State
Non-Standard Plate Section
501 S. 2nd St., Room 539
Springfield, IL 62756
To get a 3 month temporary parking tag, bring the signed certification form
from your doctor to:
1115 Warner Avenue
Lemont IL 60439
For further information, call (630) 257-2522.
Do not leave your tag in an unlocked car.
Able-bodied thieves love to snare them!
clerk is keeper of all township records except for active general
assistance cases. The clerk is required to keep accurate records of
all township board meetings and maintain records of the board’s executive
sessions. (Statute requires these minutes be reviewed every six months.)
During town board meetings the clerk records all role call votes.
(Certain questions require roll call votes, such as appointments to
fill vacancies, establishing salaries, etc. Other votes can be taken
by voice. Secret ballots are never permitted on any issue facing the
The clerk also serves as the local authority and is responsible for
accepting petitions concerning township elections and/or referendums.
In this capacity, the clerk is responsible for publishing or posting
certain specific notices, including notices for the highway commissioner.
As ex-officio clerk of the road district, the township clerk maintains
all records for the highway commissioner. The clerk must also witness
bid openings for both the township and the road district. The clerk
must countersign all road district orders for payment prior to audit
or approval by the township board. The clerk also delivers all approved
claims for payment to the supervisor.
The position of clerk is especially important as it pertains to the
maintenance of records. The integrity and accuracy of the clerk is
important in any court action in involving the township’s official
Clerical may evolve from the word clerk, but the clerk is not necessarily
the townships board’s secretary. However, much as competent secretary
is a vital cog in the machinery of a well-oiled office, the township
clerk is critical to the operation of township government.