Steven R. Burris
Steven R. Burris was born into a family where he learned the value of civic
responsibility from his uncle, Former U.S. Senator Roland Burris.
He attended Eastern Illinois University and received a B.S. in Finance and earned a MBA degree from Lewis University, majoring in Finance. He is also certified to sit for the CPA exam.
He has lived in Country Club Hills for over 30 years and Steven's experience and commitment to public service began as a staff member for his uncle where he served for many years.
Trustee Burris is experienced in financial government, protecting your homeland, and educating your children. He has over 35 years of community service and is also a small business owner.
Direct (708) 748- 6722 ext 5916
Responsibilities of the
Board of Trustees
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.