(20 ILCS 655/8)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 612)
The administration of an Enterprise Zone
shall be under the jurisdiction of the designating municipality or county.
Each designating municipality or county shall, by ordinance, designate a
Zone Administrator for the certified zones within its jurisdiction. A Zone
Administrator must be an officer or employee of the municipality or county.
The Zone Administrator shall be the liaison between the designating
municipality or county, the Department, and any designated zone organizations
within zones under his jurisdiction.
A designating municipality or county may designate one or more organizations
qualified under paragraph (d) of Section 3 to be designated zone organizations
of this Act. The municipality or county, may, by ordinance, delegate functions
within an Enterprise Zone to one or more designated zone organizations in such zones.
Subject to the necessary governmental authorizations, designated zone
may provide the following services or perform the following functions in
coordination with the municipality or county:
(a) Provide or contract for provision of public services including, but
not limited to:
(1) establishment of crime watch patrols within zone
(2) establishment of volunteer day care centers;
(3) organization of recreational activities for zone
(4) garbage collection;
(5) street maintenance and improvements;
(6) bridge maintenance and improvements;
(7) maintenance and improvement of water and sewer
(8) energy conservation projects;
(9) health and clinic services;
(10) drug abuse programs;
(11) senior citizen assistance programs;
(12) park maintenance;
(13) rehabilitation, renovation, and operation and
maintenance of low and moderate income housing; and
(14) other types of public services as provided by
(b) Exercise authority for the enforcement of any code, permit, or licensing
procedure within an Enterprise Zone.
(c) Provide a forum for business, labor and government action on zone
(d) Apply for regulatory relief as provided in Section 8 of this
(e) Receive title to publicly owned land.
(f) Perform such other functions as the responsible government entity
may deem appropriate, including offerings and contracts for insurance with
businesses within the Zone.
(g) Agree with local governments to provide such public services within
the zones by contracting with private firms and organizations, where feasible
(h) Solicit and receive contributions to improve the quality of life in
the Enterprise Zone.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)