(20 ILCS 3905/1005)
(from Ch. 105, par. 905)
The State of Illinois, in carrying
forward its duties to preserve or enhance the quality of this Parkway
establish the Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Advisory Commission.
Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993, the
Commission shall be known as, and its name shall be changed to, the Alton Lake
Heritage Parkway Corridor Advisory Commission.
The Commission shall consist of 10 members, one each from Alton and
Godfrey Townships in Madison County, one each from Quarry and Elsah
Townships in Jersey County, one each from the cities of Alton, Elsah,
and Grafton, one from the Village of Godfrey, and one each from Madison
and Jersey Counties. The Supervisor of each Township, the Mayor of each
municipality, and the County Board Chairman of each county shall appoint the
members from their respective township, municipality, or county. The
Mississippi River Parkway Advisory Council shall serve as a technical advisory
body to the Commission.
The Commission will develop a land management plan that it will recommend
to the General Assembly by November 1, 1992.
The plan shall be subject to a public informational meeting prior to it
being sent to the General Assembly. Thereafter the Commission is authorized
to facilitate, coordinate, make recommendations for implementing, and assist in
implementing the land management plan in the parkway corridor and its viewshed,
conservation, and open land-agricultural cores.
The Commission may raise, accept, and expend funds from public and
for the purpose of developing, facilitating and coordinating and making
recommendations for the implementation of, and assisting in the implementation
of the land management plan in the parkway corridor.
Using funds that it receives as authorized by this Section, the Commission
may select and contract with a multidiscipline design consultant to assist the
Commission in the design and development of the parkway corridor.
The Commission is authorized to cooperate with not-for-profit corporations
empowered to establish trusts to acquire and hold title to scenic easements and
other interests in land for the purposes of this Article and implementation of
land management plan in the parkway corridor.
(Source: P.A. 87-215; 87-867; 87-964; 88-45; 88-274.)