(70 ILCS 508/15)
Creation of Authority; Board members; officers.
(a) The Joliet Arsenal Development Authority is created as a political
subdivision, body politic, and municipal corporation.
(b) The territorial jurisdiction of the Authority shall extend over all of
the territory, consisting of 3,000 acres, more or less, that is commonly known
described as the Joliet ammunition plant and arsenal.
The legal description of
the territory is (1) approximately 1,900 acres located at the Arsenal, the
approximate legal description of which includes part of section 30, Jackson
Township, T34N R10E, and sections or part of sections 24, 25, 26, 35, and 36,
Channahon Township, T34N R9E, Will County, Illinois, as depicted in the Arsenal
Land Use Concept; and (2) approximately 1,100 acres, the approximate legal
description of which includes part of sections 16, 17, and 18, Florence
Township, T33N R10E, Will County, Illinois, as depicted in the Arsenal Land Use
(c) The governing and administrative powers of the Authority shall be vested
in its Board of Directors consisting of 10 members, 4 of whom shall be
appointed by the Governor from Will County, by and with the advice and consent
of the Senate,
and 6 of whom shall be appointed by the Will County Executive with the advice and consent of the Will County Board. All
members appointed to the
Board shall be residents of Will County, but of the 6 members who are appointed
by the Will County Executive, with the advice and consent of the Will County Board, one
shall be a resident of the City of Joliet, one a resident of the City of
Wilmington, one a resident of the Village of Elwood, one a resident of the
Village of Manhattan, one a resident of
the Village of Symerton, and one an at-large resident of Will County.
Each city council
or village board shall recommend 3 individuals who are residents of the city or
village to the Will County Executive to be
members of the Board of Directors. The Will County Executive shall choose one of
the recommended individuals from each city and village and shall submit those names to the Will County Board for approval.
All persons appointed as members of the Board shall
have recognized ability and experience in one or more of the following areas:
economic development, finance, banking, industrial development, small business
management, real estate development, community development, venture finance,
organized labor, units of local government, or civic, community, or neighborhood organization.
(d) Within 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Will County Executive, with the advice and consent of the Will County Board, shall appoint the additional member of the Board for an initial term expiring on the third Monday in January, 2013. The member must be an at-large resident of Will County. The Board members holding office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall continue to hold office for the remainder of their respective terms. All successors shall be appointed by the
original appointing authority and hold office for a term of 4 years commencing
the third Monday in January of the year in which their term commences, except
in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy. Vacancies shall be filled for the
remainder of the term. In case of vacancy in a Governor-appointed membership
when the Senate is not in session, the Governor may make a temporary
appointment until the next meeting of the Senate when a person shall be
nominated to fill that office, and any person so nominated who is confirmed by
the Senate shall hold office during the remainder of the term. Each member
appointed to the Board shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and
(e) The Chairperson of the Board shall be elected by the Board annually from
among the members who are appointed by the Will County Executive.
(f) The Governor may remove any member of the Board in case of incompetency,
neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office.
(g) Members of the Board shall serve without compensation for their services
as members but may be reimbursed for all necessary expenses incurred in
connection with the performance of their duties as members.
(h) The Board may appoint an Executive Director who shall have a
background in finance, including familiarity with the legal and
procedural requirements of issuing bonds, real estate or economic
development, and administration. The Executive Director shall hold office
at the discretion of the Board. The Executive Director shall be the chief
administrative and operational officer of the Authority, shall direct
and supervise its administrative affairs and general management, shall perform
such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board, and
shall receive compensation fixed by the Board. The Executive Director
shall attend all meetings of the Board; however, no action of the
Board or the Authority shall be invalid on account of the absence of the
Director from a meeting. The Board may engage the services of such
other agents and employees, including attorneys, appraisers, engineers,
accountants, credit analysts and other consultants, and may prescribe their
duties and fix their compensation.
(i) The Board shall meet on the call of its Chairperson or upon written
notice of 6 members of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-1122, eff. 7-20-10.)