NEXT MENTAL HEALTH BOARD MEETING:
Thursday, June 16 2016 at 6:00 PM
*Note all Board Meetings will be held in County Board Room (B564).
NEXT FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM
*Note all Finance Committee Meetings will be held in the Conference Room of the County Board Meeting Room.
Authorities, Responsibilities, and History
The Board's authorization and mandated responsibilities are set forth in the community Mental Health Act (the Act), Illinois Compiled Statutes, Chapter 405, Act 20, Section 0.1 et.seq. Under the Act, townships, counties and other municipalities are given the authority to pass a referendum to levy an annual tax not to exceed .15% upon all taxable property in order to provide for the necessary funds or to supplement existing funds for community mental health facilities and services. The Act encompasses several other broad responsibilities, including planning and review and comment.