Rough Draft of Complaints and Concerns regarding the Midlothian Illinois Park District municipal code book

Notes From Author:  I started recording the following flow of notes while wondering if I could established some source of the materials being presented in the Midlothian, Illinois Park District’s municipal code book.  I’d love to give you its official title, but the Board literally approved a version that reads “(Park District Name)” and is currently posted on the Park District’s website.  I have uploaded a copy of the Midlothian version and have included a screenshot showing that a digital file is available on the Internet that appears to be the identical document, except for a swapping of the word “Midlothian” where it reads “Joliet” in a few places and “Cook County” where it reads “Will County.  What makes this “Joliet Illinois Park District Code Document” so important is that it at least appears the content of that document was copy/pasted down to the errors listed in the notes and then the “Midlothian Illinois Park District Code Document” was approved by the Board in February 2017.   While credibility of this document is unconfirmed at the time of my posting these notes, it presents an example of how important it is for citations to be included in all local municipal code books.  Hopefully, my notes and time will allow me to more effectively articulate what I believe just happened here in Midlothian and why I think it is so important to all of us.


Midlothian Illinois Park District Municipal Code Book

The Joliet Illinois Document


Opinion:  Prima Facie Testing Failure

Chapter 1, Section 1.6: Ordinance Provisions as Continuance of Existing Ordinances

The provisions appearing in these Ordinances, insofar as they relate to the same subject matter and are substantially the same as those ordinance provisions previously adopted by the District and existing at the effective date of these Ordinances shall be considered as restatements and continuations thereof and not as new enactments.

To be able to quick sample whether or not this particular statement is to be construed on any level as total and complete fact, there must be method available to trace the history of the law.  One common and appropriate technique used is providing citation of the ordinance number and the date the ordinance was passed as there are/should be corresponding documents to support this claim.

Through this citation method, anyone can then quickly trace back to the original document that should still be kept in its paper form at all times, while having a digital backup.

Therefore, due to lack of ordinance numbers and dates, there is no way to prove that any law was enacted at any time throughout the existence of the Park District as a legally recognized municipal unit.  Absence of such sampling forces unduly burdensome acts of faith and trust that government was always acting within proper process and procedure at all times.

No judge, lawyer, plaintiff or defendant can review for themselves whether or not this statement is true in its most fundamental format without causing a review of the originals in bulk rather than by page request.

This failure to list the ordinances and their disposition histories creates cause for further challenge to all content contained within the document.

In addition, Chapter 1, Section 1.7 also further supports the call for challenge to be considered, as it acknowledges a law in an older version might very well be a different version than what is now in effect.  As there is no citation as to when a law first entered the books, it is impossible to immediately discern any clause that this section might apply to.

Some citation to outside laws is present in this document, so it puts on display a level of awareness such citations are called for in some form and calls for questions of intent of the publisher/producer of this document.

Conclusion

Without even one date embedded in the document identifying the date of publication in its .pdf file available through the Park District’s website, it is unreasonable for anyone to accept the content contained within to be properly adopted laws governing those who use the Midlothian Park District as their place of employment or of personal/professional use on its face value.

First year law students are expected to learn and master the skills necessary to provide consistency in their citation methods.  This citation issue isn’t a major lack of consistency, unless it was presented as a matter of the information consistently being left off.
This failure of citation is a failure of the Park District Board’s final accountability unless they were formally informed that this lack of citations was acceptable practice when producing and publishing books of law, let alone writing briefs and other filings.

Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that a template from an unknown source was used to “author” the initial first draft of this document and the approved version contained clearly edited materials mixed with clear lack of editorial oversight over the document.

In addition, due to cyber warfare considerations, this document should be scrutinized at all levels as to how and why various anomalies are present in the document, including the meta and keyword levels of the data.  The creation of a unique list of long-tail keyword chains is but one of the many disturbing alterations as it relates to visible surface presentation and what an algorithm will record the elements of the digital file made available to the public at large through an official government website.

My Questions In Relation To Surface Audit

1.    Was the Midlothian Park District Board in its entirety given detailed explanation of methods used to create this document?
2.    Where is the ordinance # for each entry?
3.    Was the book adopted through ordinance?
4.    Where is the date of adoption of the law?
5.    Where is notation of any/all laws amended?
6.    Was this global update intended to contain modifications and deviances in construct from the existing and previously approved laws?
7.    General Use Ordinances are not the only laws of public purpose and in need of publication.  Where are the laws covering procedures and adoption of a variety of laws at another level such as State or Federal?
8.    Was there legal review of the document?  What was the official determination?  Was this legal opinion documented?
9.    How much time was given to all board members to review the document?
10.    How much notice was given to the public that Park District laws were about to be changed?  Were there any public hearings held?  Was there any publication of the proposed laws prior to adoption?
11.    Where did the template/model come from?
12.    Where is the signaling of modifications from previous version relative to current version in its draft form?
13.    Was the Board ever notified they were adopting the full book of ordinances of the City of Joliet, complete with page errors?

My Surface Surfing Notes (all page references are relative to the full count including the index)

1.    Title page has no official statement of factual and full identity of the municipal unit claiming ownership of the document.  This page should hold the Village Seal, as well as the main address, phone number, notice of availability online and version of the document (page 1).

2.    Index page numbers become inaccurate and misleading with the absence of page numbers.  For example, this mismatch can be seen when reviewing the document in .pdf form.  The document is actually 37 pages total, including the cover sheet.  Actual content begins on page 4.  Without page numbers at the bottom of each page, this creates an exam based on math when someone is trying to locate specific line-item content, if the reader realizes it.  Lack of page numbers leads to one reason to mistrust the information in the book.

3.    False search/able chains created through false page assignments in the index section (page 3):

a.    Sec. 4.20 suggested as page “254”

b.    Sec. 4.24 suggested as page “265”

c.    Sec. 4.24 suggested as page “276”

d.    Sec. 4.24 suggested as page “287”

e.    Sec. 4.35 creates a more unique keyword identifier through “Assemblies28”

4.    Total Document Failure Point in Chapter 1:  It cannot be allowed to be assumed that a reader will know that in place of the phrase “Park District Name” set off by parenthesis, it should read “Midlothian Park District” or “Midlothian Illinois Park District” as is the case with Section 1.1.  Also, the association of the phrase “Midlothian Park District” in the subsets of “District” and “Executive Director” does not allow for acceptance of a verbal deletion of the phrase at any time when citing the book of ordinances for the Midlothian Park District.  Even with a lack of any formal footer assigning formal and official authorship being that of the Midlothian, Illinois, any citing of the book as anything different than what the Board approved should be at least theoretically construed as someone intentionally falsifying a document with a clearly unapproved identity in the book of laws.

This event happens again under the definition of “Ordinances” in two separate places.  Absence of the proper identification creates multiple locations in which the phrase “Midlothian Park District” should be recognized but cannot be due to its absence, therefore removing the elasticity of “liberal construction” due to creation of deceit through absence of proper legal identities.(page 4)

5.    The words “or” and “and” are never to be construed as the same as the word “and” acts as the mathematical act of adding.  “Or” means pick content from content preceding and following whereas the word “and” clearly demands the act of including the content preceding as well as the content following.   (page 5)

6.    Using text decoration on any part of the document should be consistent and have structural purpose only, such as bolding a title or italicizing a keyword and should always be kept at a minimum. (page 5)

Valerie QuirkTrax

Animals chapter, protection section set off from alignment

Sec. 4.20 (4-20 ref?) being “254” and the “pre-tend” chain on page 22

Author is stated as “Midlo Park District” which is a false identifier on a public document.

Page size is 5.5 x 8.5 – Uncalled for waste of the standard paper size of 8 ½ x 11

Document was converted to a .pdf file on February 21, 2017

Superintendent spacing

Appearance of lazy/random formatting.

50% immediate reduction of page count with copy/paste.  However, loss of formatting creates impossible paragraph identification as well as common and unique long-tails.

Tighter Set of Long-Tails Established in the Joliet Illinois Document in a specific decorative setting located in the Midlothian Illinois Document (same surface information, different underlying meta data/rendering instructions)

4 Sec. 1.1 Designation and Citation of Code
4 Sec. 1.2 Definitions
4 Sec. 1.3 Rules of Construction
5 Sec. 1.4 Code to be Liberally Constructed
6 Sec. 1.5 Designations and Headings; Construction
6 Sec. 1.6 Ordinance Provisions as Continuance of Existing Ordinances .6 Sec. 1.7 Effect of Repeal of Ordinances; Revival
6 Sec. 1.8 Conflicting Provisions
6 Sec. 1.9 References Include Amendments; Construction
7 Sec.1.10 Amendments and References to Ordinances 7 Sec. 1.11 Severability .7 Chapter 2. Protection and Use of District Property
8 Sec. 2.1 Public Use; Hours
8 Sec. 2.2 Bringing Plants, Shrubs or Trees Prohibited .8 Sec. 2.3 Camping
8 Sec. 2.4 Criminal Trespass of Property
8 Sec. 2.5 Damage to District Property
9 Sec. 2.6 Public Assemblies  10 Sec. 2.7 Use of Restrooms, Washrooms, and Locker Rooms….. 10 Chapter 3. Animals
15 Sec. 3.1 Domesticated Animals and Pets
15 Sec. 3.2 Protections of Non-Domesticated Animals, Birds, Fish, and Other Non-Domesticated Animals
15 Chapter 4. Personal Conduct
17 Sec. 4.2 Advertisement, Peddling, and Solicitation . 17 Sec. 4.3 Aircraft/Model Aircraft . 17 Sec. 4.4 Alcoholic Liquors/Intoxication  18 Sec. 4.5 Assault, Battery, Fighting, and Reckless Conduct
19 Sec. 4.6 Begging and Panhandling
19 Sec. 4.7 Bicycling
19 Sec. 4.8 Bribing Employees
21 Sec. 4.9 Commercial Photography
21 Sec. 4.10 Disorderly Conduct
21 Sec. 4.11 Drugs/Cannabis/Controlled Substances
21 Sec. 4.12 Smoking
22 Sec. 4.13 Dumping, Polluting and Littering
23 Sec. 4.14 Fires . 23 Sec. 4.15 Fireworks
24
Sec. 4.16 Gambling/Fortune Telling
24 Sec. 4.17 Games and Sports
24 Sec. 4.18 Hindering Employees
24 Sec. 4.19 Hitchhiking
24 Sec. 4.20 Impersonating an Officer or Official
254 Sec. 4.21 Indecent Conduct  25 Sec. 4.22 Loitering
25 Sec. 4.23 Metal Detectors
25 Sec. 4.24 Minors
265 Sec. 4.25 Mob Action
26 Sec. 4.26 Obstructing Travel
26 Sec. 4.27 Picnics
26 Sec. 4.28 Resisting or Interfering with Officer
26 Sec. 4.29 Skateboarding
276 Sec. 4.30 Sleeping in Parks/Vagrancy
27 Sec. 4.31 Sledding/Snowboarding/Ice Skating
27 Sec. 4.32 Sound and Energy Amplification
287 Sec. 4.33 Swimming . 28 Sec. 4.34 Throwing Missiles
28 Sec. 4.35 Unlawful Assemblies28 Sec. 4.35 Weapons and Firearms . 28 Chapter 5. Vehicles
29 Sec. 5.1 ATV’s and Off-Highway Motorcycles
29 Sec. 5.2 Drag Racing  29 Sec. 5.3 Driving Under the Influence
29 Sec. 5.4 Driving Upon Sidewalk . 29 Sec. 5.5 Mufflers
29 Sec. 5.6 Parking, Standing, or Stopping  30 Sec. 5.7 Riding Outside Vehicles  33 Sec. 5.8 Right-of-Way
34 Sec. 5.9 Snowmobiles
34 Sec. 5.10 Speed Limit
34 Sec. 5.11 Towing
34 Chapter 6. Permits
35 Sec. 6.1 Permit Process
35 Chapter 7. Offenses Affecting Park Functions……. 38 Sec. 7.1 Police/Security Force
38 Sec. 7.2 General Penalty
38

Hard Line-Break Sets of chained together information in the Midlothian Illinois Document found in the Joliet Illinois Document (same surface information, different underlying meta data/rendering instructions)

Chapter 1.  General Provisions ……………………………………………………………………
4
Sec. 1.1
Designation and Citation of Code
……………………………………………
4
Sec. 1.2
Definitions
……………………………………………………………………………….
4
Sec. 1.3
Rules of Construction
………………………………………………………………
5
Sec. 1.4
Code to be Liberally Constructed
…………………………………………….
6
Sec. 1.5
Designations and Headings; Construction
……………………………….
6
Sec. 1.6
Ordinance Provisions as Continuance of Existing Ordinances

6
Sec. 1.7
Effect of Repeal of Ordinances; Revival
……………………………………
6
Sec. 1.8
Conflicting Provisions
……………………………………………………………..
6
Sec. 1.9
References Include Amendments; Construction
………………………
7
Sec.1.10
Amendments and References to Ordinances
……………………………
7
Sec. 1.11
Severability
………………………………………………………………………………
7
Chapter 2.  Protection and Use of District Property ……………………………………
8
Sec. 2.1
Public Use; Hours
…………………………………………………………………….
8
Sec. 2.2
Bringing Plants, Shrubs or Trees Prohibited
……………………………..
8
Sec. 2.3
Camping
………………………………………………………………………………….
8
Sec. 2.4
Criminal Trespass of Property
………………………………………………….
8
Sec. 2.5
Damage to District Property
…………………………………………………….
9
Sec. 2.6
Pools
………………………………………………………………………………………
10
Sec. 2.7
Public Assemblies
…………………………………………………………………..
13
Sec. 2.8
Use of Restrooms, Washrooms, and Locker Rooms
………………..
13
Chapter 3.  Animals …………………………………………………………………………………..
15
Sec. 3.1
Domesticated Animals and Pets
……………………………………………..
15
Sec. 3.2
Protections of Non-Domesticated Animals, Birds, Fish, and
Other Non-Domesticated Animals
…………………………………………
15
Chapter 4.  Personal Conduct …………………………………………………………………….
17
Sec. 4.2
Advertisement, Peddling, and Solicitation
……………………………..
17
Sec. 4.3
Aircraft/Model Aircraft
…………………………………………………………
17
Sec. 4.4
Alcoholic Liquors/Intoxication
………………………………………………
18
Sec. 4.5
Assault, Battery, Fighting, and Reckless Conduct
…………………..
19
Sec. 4.6
Begging and Panhandling
………………………………………………………
19
Sec. 4.7
Bicycling
…………………………………………………………………………………
19
Sec. 4.8
Bribing Employees
…………………………………………………………………
21
Sec. 4.9
Commercial Photography
………………………………………………………
21
Sec. 4.10
Disorderly Conduct
………………………………………………………………..
21
Sec. 4.11
Drugs/Cannabis/Controlled Substances
……………………………….
21
Sec. 4.12
Smoking
…………………………………………………………………………………
22
Sec. 4.13
Dumping, Polluting and Littering
………………………………………….
23
Sec. 4.14
Fires
……………………………………………………………………………………….
23
Sec. 4.15
Fireworks
……………………………………………………………………………….
24
Sec. 4.16
Gambling/Fortune Telling
……………………………………………………..
24
Sec. 4.17
Games and Sports
…………………………………………………………………..
24
Sec. 4.18
Hindering Employees
…………………………………………………………….
24
Sec. 4.19
Hitchhiking
……………………………………………………………………………
24
Sec. 4.20
Impersonating an Officer or Official
……………………………………..
254
Sec. 4.21
Indecent Conduct
…………………………………………………………………..
25
Sec. 4.22
Loitering
………………………………………………………………………………..
25
Sec. 4.23
Metal Detectors
………………………………………………………………………
25
Sec. 4.24
Minors
………………………………………………………………………………….
265
Sec. 4.25
Mob Action
…………………………………………………………………………….
26
Sec. 4.26
Obstructing Travel
………………………………………………………………….
26
Sec. 4.27
Picnics
……………………………………………………………………………………
26
Sec. 4.28
Resisting or Interfering with Officer
……………………………………….
26
Sec. 4.29
Skateboarding
………………………………………………………………………
276
Sec. 4.30
Sleeping in Parks/Vagrancy
…………………………………………………..
27
Sec. 4.31
Sledding/Snowboarding/Ice Skating
…………………………………….
27
Sec. 4.32
Sound and Energy Amplification
………………………………………….
287
Sec. 4.33
Swimming
……………………………………………………………………………..
28
Sec. 4.34
Throwing Missiles
………………………………………………………………….
28
Sec. 4.35
Unlawful Assemblies28
Sec. 4.35
Weapons and Firearms
…………………………………………………………..
28
Chapter 5.  Vehicles ……………………………………………………………………………………
29
Sec. 5.1
ATV’s and Off-Highway Motorcycles
…………………………………….
29
Sec. 5.2
Drag Racing
……………………………………………………………………………
29
Sec. 5.3
Driving Under the Influence
…………………………………………………..
29
Sec. 5.4
Driving Upon Sidewalk
………………………………………………………….
29
Sec. 5.5
Mufflers
………………………………………………………………………………….
29
Sec. 5.6
Parking, Standing, or Stopping
………………………………………………
30
Sec. 5.7
Riding Outside Vehicles
…………………………………………………………
33
Sec. 5.8
Right-of-Way
………………………………………………………………………….
34
Sec. 5.9
Snowmobiles
………………………………………………………………………….
34
Sec. 5.10
Speed Limit
……………………………………………………………………………
34
Sec. 5.11
Towing
…………………………………………………………………………………..
34
Chapter 6.  Permits …………………………………………………………………………………….
35
Sec. 6.1
Permit Process
………………………………………………………………………..
35
Chapter 7.  Offenses Affecting Park Functions
…………………………………………
38
Sec. 7.1
Police/Security Force
……………………………………………………………..
38
Sec. 7.2
General Penalty
……………………………………………………………………..
38

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