(50 ILCS 20/4)
(from Ch. 85, par. 1034)
The governing body of any municipality with 3,000 or more inhabitants
or any county seat or the county board of any county may, by resolution adopted
by a majority of its members, determine that there is need and that it is in
the best interest of the public that a Public Building Commission be organized
to exercise the powers and authority prescribed by this Act and it shall
therein set forth the name of the Public Building Commission to be created
hereunder, provided, however, that the words "Public Building Commission" shall
form part of its name. After the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992,
if the original resolution for the creation of a Public Building Commission has been adopted by the governing body of a municipality with
3,000 or more inhabitants or a county seat, or a county board, the resolution
shall be submitted to the voters of such municipality, county seat, or county
at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition
shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall the Public Building Commission of (name of
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
If a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition are
in favor thereof, the Public Building Commission of such
municipality or county shall be created and organized in the manner
hereinafter provided. The presiding officer of the municipality with
3,000 or more inhabitants, county seat, or county board shall within 10 days
after the date of the approval of the proposition by the voters, cause a copy
of the resolution to be published once in a daily newspaper published in the
county seat and if there be no newspaper published in that county seat, then in
a newspaper published in the county having a circulation in that county seat.
Any municipal corporation which has the power of taxation under the laws of
this State and any part of whose area of jurisdiction lies within the
territorial limits of that county seat may join in the organization of the
Public Building Commission in the manner hereinafter set forth in this section.
The governing body of any municipal corporation meeting the foregoing
requirement and desiring to join in the organization of the Public Building
Commission, shall, by a majority vote of its members and within 45 days from
the date of such publication, adopt a resolution to that effect. The presiding
officer of each municipal corporation adopting such a resolution signifying its
desire to join in the organization of the Public Building Commission, shall,
within 15 days after the date of adoption thereof, transmit a copy of the
resolution duly certified by the proper officer of that municipal corporation
to be true and correct, to the presiding officer of the municipality, county
seat or county board adopting the original resolution.
Within the 10 day period following the expiration of 60 days after the date
of publication of the original resolution, it shall be the duty of the
presiding officer of the municipality, county seat or county board adopting the
original resolution to file in the office of the recorder in and for that
county under one cover a certified copy of the resolution adopted by such
municipality, county seat, or county board together with a certificate by the
publisher of the newspaper of the publication of such resolution and the date
of publication and all of the certified copies transmitted to him as
hereinabove provided by the municipal corporations, if any, joining in the
organization of the Public Building Commission.
Upon such filing in the office of the recorder the Public Building Commission
shall be deemed to be organized as a municipal corporation and body politic.
In any county having a population of at least 350,000 but less than 1,000,000
inhabitants, more than one Public Building Commission may be organized to
exercise the essential governmental powers and functions herein granted and
such a county may establish a Public Building Commission even though a
municipality within the county already has one established under this Act.
Not more than one Public Building Commission shall be organized by a single
unit of local government.
(Source: P.A. 87-1208; 88-45.)