The annual operating and capital budget for FY20 is $4,343,352.
Funding sources are property and personal property replacement taxes, state and federal grants, fines, charges, and donations. Tax levies are for general operating expenditures.
The office is located at 360 E Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest IL 60045.
We have approximately 52 persons employed: 21 full-time and 31 part-time.
Effective January 1, 2012, the Illinois State Legislature adopted a new law which requires:
Within six days of approving its budget, an IMRF employer must post the total compensation package for each employee receiving a total compensation package that exceeds $75,000 a year.
At least six days before an IMRF employer approves an employee's total compensation package that will equal or exceed $150,000 a year, the employer must post the total compensation package for that employee.
The term "total compensation package" is defined as the "payment by the employer to the employee for salary, health insurance, a housing allowance, a vehicle allowance, a clothing allowance, bonuses, loans, vacation days granted, and sick days granted."
The following organization exercises control over our policies and procedures: The Lake Forest Library Board of Library Trustees, which meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., in the Reed Room at the Library.
As of July 10, 2018, its members are: Carrie Travers, President; Wendy Darling, Vice President; Germaine Arnson, Secretary; David Rose, Treasurer; and Trustees: Elizabeth Grob, Andrea Lemke, Ron Levitsky, and Todd Puch.
We are required to report and be answerable for our operations to:
Illinois State Library, Springfield, Illinois. Its members are: State Librarian, Jesse White (Secretary of State); Deputy Director of State Library, Greg McCormick; and various other staff.
You may request the information and the records available to the public in the following manner:
Direct your request to: Margaret Boyer, FOIA Officer, The City of Lake Forest, 220 E Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest IL 60045.
Indicate whether you have a "commercial purpose" in your request.
Specify the records requested to be disclosed for inspection or to be copied. Indicate which records are to be certified, if applicable. To reimburse us our actual costs for reproducing and certifying (if requested) the records, you will be charged as follows:
$1.00 for each certification of records;
$0.15 per page charge for copied records in excess of 50 pages (There is no charge for the first fifty (50) pages of black and white text either letter or legal size);
Actual copying cost of color copies and other sized copies.
If the records are kept in electronic format, you may request a specific format and if feasible, they will be so provided, but if not, they will be provided either in the electronic format in which they are kept (and you would be required to pay the actual cost of the medium only, i.e. disc, diskette, tape, etc.) or in paper with applicable fees as you select.
The office will respond to a written request within five (5) working days or sooner if possible. An extension of an additional five (5) working days may be necessary to properly respond.
Records may be inspected or copied. If inspected, an employee must be present throughout the inspection.
The place and times where the records will be available are as follows:
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Lake Forest, City Hall
Certain types of information maintained by us are exempt from inspection and copying. However, the following types or categories of records are maintained under our control:
Monthly Financial Statements
Annual Receipts and Disbursements Reports
Budget and Appropriation Ordinances
Minutes of the Board of Library Trustees
Library Policies, including Materials Selection
Adopted Ordinances and Resolutions of the Board
Annual Reports to the Illinois State Library
 "Commercial purpose" is defined in the Act as "the use of any part of a public record or records, or information derived from public records, in any form for sale, resale, or solicitation or advertisement for sales or services." However, there are exceptions for news media, non-profits, scientific and academic organizations for disseminate news, articles or opinions of public interest, or research or education.
 In the event a "commercial interest" is involved, additional questions can be asked of the requestor by the public body FOIA officer in order to determine the classification, then the public body has up to 21 days to respond and either deny the request based on exemptions or undue burden; or estimate the time and cost of the copying from prepayment; or provide the documents requested.