(65 ILCS 5/11-74.6-15)
Municipal Powers and Duties.
A municipality may:
(a) By ordinance introduced in the governing body of the municipality
within 14 to 90 days from the final adjournment of the hearing specified in
Section 11-74.6-22, approve redevelopment plans and redevelopment
projects, and designate redevelopment planning areas and redevelopment project
areas pursuant to notice and
hearing required by this Act. No redevelopment planning area or redevelopment
project area shall be
designated unless a plan and project are approved before the designation of
the area and the area shall include only those parcels of real
property and improvements on those parcels substantially benefited by the
proposed redevelopment project improvements.
Upon adoption of the ordinances, the municipality shall forthwith transmit to
the county clerk of the county or counties within which the redevelopment
project area is located a certified copy of the ordinances, a legal description
of the redevelopment project area, a map of the redevelopment project area,
identification of the year that the county clerk shall use for determining the
total initial equalized assessed value of the redevelopment project area
consistent with subsection (a) of Section 11-74.6-40, and a
list of the parcel or tax identification number of each parcel of property
included in the redevelopment project area.
(b) Make and enter into all contracts necessary or incidental to the
implementation and furtherance of its redevelopment plan and project.
(c) Within a redevelopment project area, acquire by purchase,
donation, lease or eminent domain; own, convey, lease, mortgage or
dispose of land and other property, real or personal, or rights or
interests therein, and grant or acquire licenses, easements and options
with respect to that property, all in the manner and at a price that the
municipality determines is reasonably necessary to achieve the objectives
of the redevelopment plan and project. No conveyance, lease, mortgage,
disposition of land or other property owned by a municipality, or agreement
relating to the
development of the municipal property shall be made or executed except
pursuant to prior official action of the corporate authorities of the
municipality. No conveyance,
lease, mortgage, or other disposition of land owned by a municipality, and
no agreement relating to the
development of the municipal property, shall be made without making public
the terms and the disposition of all bids and proposals submitted to the
municipality in connection therewith. The procedures for obtaining the bids
shall provide reasonable opportunity for any person to submit alternative
(d) Within a redevelopment project area, clear any area by
demolition or removal of any existing buildings, structures, fixtures,
utilities or improvements, and to clear and grade land.
(e) Within a redevelopment project area, renovate or rehabilitate or
construct any structure or building, as permitted under this Law.
(f) Within or without a redevelopment project area, install, repair,
construct, reconstruct or relocate streets,
utilities and site improvements essential to the preparation of the
redevelopment area for use in accordance with a redevelopment plan.
(g) Within a redevelopment project area, fix, charge and collect fees,
rents and charges for the use of all or any part of any building or
property owned or leased by it.
(h) Issue obligations as provided in this Act.
(i) Accept grants, guarantees and donations of property, labor, or other
things of value from a public or private source for use within a project
(j) Acquire and construct public facilities within a redevelopment
project area, as permitted under this Law.
(k) Incur, pay or cause to be paid redevelopment project costs; provided,
that on and
after the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 91st General Assembly, no municipality shall incur redevelopment
project costs (except
for planning and other eligible costs authorized by municipal ordinance or
resolution that are subsequently included in the redevelopment plan for the
area and are incurred after the ordinance or resolution is adopted) that are
not consistent with the program for
accomplishing the objectives of the
redevelopment plan as included in that plan and approved by the
municipality until the municipality has amended
the redevelopment plan as provided elsewhere in this Law.
Any payments to be made by the municipality to redevelopers or other
nongovernmental persons for redevelopment project costs incurred by
such redeveloper or other nongovernmental person shall be made only pursuant
to the prior official action of the municipality evidencing an intent to
pay or cause to be paid such redevelopment project costs. A
municipality is not required to obtain any right, title or interest in any
real or personal property in order to pay redevelopment project
costs associated with such property. The municipality shall adopt such
accounting procedures as may be necessary to determine that such redevelopment
project costs are properly paid.
(l) Create a commission of not less than 5 or more than 15 persons to
be appointed by the mayor or president of the municipality with the consent
of the majority of the governing board of the municipality. Members of a
commission appointed after the effective date of this Law
shall be appointed for initial terms of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years,
respectively, in numbers so that the terms of not more than
1/3 of all members expire in any one year. Their successors
shall be appointed for a term of 5 years. The commission, subject to
approval of the corporate authorities of the municipality, may exercise the
powers enumerated in this Section. The commission shall also have the power
to hold the public hearings required by this Act and make recommendations
to the corporate authorities concerning the adoption of redevelopment
plans, redevelopment projects and designation of redevelopment project areas.
(m) Make payment in lieu of all or a portion of real property taxes due
to taxing districts. If payments in lieu of all or a portion of taxes are
made to taxing districts, those payments shall be made to all districts
within a redevelopment project area on a basis that is proportional to the
current collection of revenue which each taxing district receives from real
property in the redevelopment project area.
(n) Exercise any and all other powers necessary to effectuate the
purposes of this Act.
(o) In conjunction with other municipalities, undertake and perform
redevelopment plans and projects and utilize the provisions of the Act
wherever they have contiguous redevelopment project areas or they determine
to adopt tax increment allocation financing with respect to a redevelopment
project area that includes contiguous real property within the boundaries
of the municipalities, and, by agreement between participating
municipalities, to issue obligations, separately or jointly, and expend
revenues received under this Act for eligible expenses anywhere within
contiguous redevelopment project areas or as otherwise permitted in the Act. Two or more municipalities may designate a joint redevelopment project area under this subsection (o) for a single Industrial Park Conservation Area comprising of property within or near the boundaries of each municipality if: (i) both municipalities are located within the same Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, (ii) the 4-year average unemployment rate for that Metropolitan Statistical Area was at least 11.3%, and (iii) at least one participating municipality demonstrates that it has made commitments to acquire capital assets to commence the project and that the acquisition will occur on or before December 31, 2011. The joint redevelopment project area must encompass an interstate highway exchange for access and be located, in part, adjacent to a landfill or other solid waste disposal facility.
(p) Create an Industrial Jobs Recovery Advisory Committee of not more
than 15 members to be appointed by the mayor or president of the
municipality with the consent of the majority of the governing board of the
municipality. The members of that Committee shall be appointed for initial
terms of 1, 2, and 3 years respectively, in numbers so that the terms of
not more than 1/3 of all members expire in any one year. Their successors
shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. The Committee shall have none of
the powers enumerated in this Section. The Committee shall serve in an
advisory capacity only. The Committee may advise the governing board of
the municipality and other municipal officials regarding development issues
and opportunities within the redevelopment project area. The Committee may
also promote and publicize development opportunities in the redevelopment
(q) If a redevelopment project has not been initiated in a redevelopment
project area within 5 years after the area was designated by ordinance under
subsection (a), the municipality shall adopt an ordinance repealing the area's
designation as a redevelopment project area. Initiation of a redevelopment
project shall be evidenced by either a signed redevelopment agreement or
expenditures on eligible redevelopment project costs associated with a
(r) Within a redevelopment planning area, transfer or loan tax increment
revenues from one redevelopment project area to another redevelopment project
area for expenditure on eligible costs in the receiving area.
(s) Use tax increment revenue produced in a redevelopment project area
created under this Law by transferring or loaning such revenues to a
redevelopment project area created under the Tax Increment Allocation
Redevelopment Act that is either contiguous to, or separated only by a public
right of way from, the redevelopment project area that initially produced and
received those revenues.
(t) The estimated dates of completion of the redevelopment project and retirement of obligations issued to finance redevelopment project costs (including refunding bonds under Section 11-74.6-30) may not be later than December 31 of the year in which the payment to the municipal treasurer as provided in subsection (b) of Section 11-74.6-35 of this Act is to be made with respect to ad valorem taxes levied in the 35th calendar year after the year in which the ordinance approving the redevelopment project area was adopted if the ordinance was adopted on September 23, 1997 by the City of Granite City.
(Source: P.A. 99-263, eff. 8-4-15.)