The Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides public access to government documents and records. The new Illinois FOIA notes that it is “the public policy of the State of Illinois that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts and policies of those who represent them as public officials and public employees consistent with the terms of this Act. Such access is necessary to enable the people to fulfill their duties of discussing public issues fully and freely, making informed political judgments and monitoring government to ensure that it is being conducted in the public interest.”

The Illinois Attorney General office website provides details about the act.

As a taxing body, the Godley Public Water District is subject to the Illinois FOIA.

The Godley Public Water District, Will & Grundy Counties, Illinois has been duly organized and is operating as a public water district under the provisions of the Public Water District Act of the State of Illinois 70 ILCS 3705/1 et.seq.

The Godley Public Water District is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of 7 community members. Representation on the board was determined by state statue with six (6) members being appointed by the Will County Board and one (1) members being appointed by the Grundy County Board.

Freedom of Information Act requests should be made to Mr. Joe Cosgrove, FOIA Officer, Godley Public Water District, 440 So Center Street, P.O.Box 130, Godley, IL 60407.

The following items are available to the public for inspection under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act:

Agenda (posted on website)
Annual Financial Audit Report
Board of Trustees and Personnel (posted on website)
Consumer Confidence Report (posted on website)
Minutes (posted on website)
Ordinances in effect (posted on website)
Resolutions (posted on website)
Salary Order
Treasurer Report
Warrants/ Payment Order (posted on website)
Water testing results and Reports