Nicholas P. Bobis
Nicholas P. Bobis has been serving as a Trustee in Rich Township for the past thirteen years and brings a celebrated past as an educator and community servant. Bobis, a resident of Tinley Park, was a teacher and guidance counselor for 38 years in Thornton Township High School District 205 before retiring. A former longtime resident of South Holland, Bobis was President of South Holland Little League, operating under the slogan “Baseball For Everyone”, and he meant everyone. Bobis opened a Little League Challenger division for handicapped and disabled children, including those in wheelchairs and children who were blind. "I made sure that we provided baseball opportunities for handicapped children from many communities" said Bobis.
While serving the students at Thornwood High School, Bobis was an extracurricular Speech and Debate Coach for a total of 43 years even beyond his retirement as with several State Championships and National Tournament finalists. He was also the “Voice of Thornwood" serving as the announcer of football and basketball games for thirty years. In 2008, he received an American Teacher Award as part of the Disney Channel’s “Salute to Educators”.
As a Trustee Nicholas Bobis is also the President of the Trustees Division of the Township Officials of Cook County. In his community, Bobis has been on the condo board of the Southern Pines Condominium Association for 18 years and has served as the Treasurer and President, positions he currently holds. He has served as a Parish Council member in the Greek Orthodox Church and is currently a member and volunteer at the St. Spyridon Hellenic Orthodox Church in Palos Heights.
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Responsibilities of the
Township Clerk / FOIA Officer
The Township Board consists of five members: the Supervisor as chairman, and four other members, each of whom has one vote.
The town board is the legislative branch of township government, which establishes policy for the township to follow. Policies established by the town board are generally carried out by the supervisor and clerk in their capacities as administrators. The town board may not establish policies for either the township assessor or the highway commissioner.
The township trustees are responsible for certifying tax levies for the township and road district. In the case of the road district, the amount of the levy is to be determined by highway commissioner. The town board of trustees is also responsible for adopting the annual budget and appropriation ordinance for the town, general assistance, and road and bridge funds. The trustees are also responsible for approving all town expense and auditing bills submitted for payment by the highway commissioner.
The trustees have an obligation to approve all legally incurred bills to the extent that there is an appropriation for the expenditure. Conversely, the trustees have an obligation to reject for payment, all bills, including those for the road district that are not legally incurred debts.