(60 ILCS 1/130-10)
Cemetery board of managers; appointment; powers; organization.
(a) If a township owns or controls a cemetery lying within or without, or
partly within and partly without, the territory of the township, the township
collector may appoint a board of 3 persons who shall be known as the cemetery
board of managers. Board members shall hold their office for a period of 2
years or until their successors are appointed.
(b) The cemetery board of managers may receive in trust, from the
proprietors or owners of any lot in the cemetery or any person interested in
the maintenance of a lot, any gift or legacy of money or real, personal, or
mixed property having a value of $50 or more that may be donated to the board
of managers for the use and maintenance of the lot or cemetery. The board of
managers may convert the property into money, invest the money as provided by
motion of the township, and apply the income perpetually for the care of the
cemetery lot or the care and maintenance of the cemetery, as specified in the
gift or bequest and as provided by motion of the township. Every gift or legacy
for any purpose mentioned in this Section made to a cemetery by its name, if
the cemetery has a board of managers appointed under this Section, shall vest
in the board of managers and take effect to all intents and purposes as if made
to that board. The gift or legacy shall not fail merely because the cemetery
is not incorporated.
(c) The board of managers, as soon as may be convenient after their
appointment, shall meet and organize by selecting one of their number to be
president and another of their number to be clerk of the board. The board also
shall select a treasurer of the board, who may or may not be one of their
number and who, before entering upon the treasurer's duties, shall execute a
bond to the People of the State of Illinois for the use of the board of
managers in a penal sum not less than double the value of the money or property
coming into his or her possession as treasurer, conditioned for the faithful
performance of his or her duties and for the faithful accounting for all
property that, by virtue of the office, comes into the treasurer's possession.
The bond shall be in a form and with sureties approved by the township
collector and shall be approved and preserved in the same manner, as near as
may be practicable, as is the bond
of the treasurer of a village.
(Source: P.A. 84-549; 88-62.)