(70 ILCS 755/10)
(a) The affairs of the district shall be managed by a board of 7 commissioners: one shall be appointed by the chairperson of the county board; one shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City of Beardstown; one shall be appointed by the Beardstown Sanitary District; one shall be appointed by the South Beardstown Levee and Drainage District; one shall be appointed by the Valley Levee and Drainage District; one shall be appointed by the Lost Creek Levee and Drainage District; and one shall be appointed by a majority vote of the other 6 commissioners. All initial appointments under this Section must be made within 60 days after the district is organized.
(b) Of the initial appointments, 3 commissioners shall serve a 2-year term and 4 commissioners shall serve a 4-year term, as determined by lot. Their successors shall be appointed for 4-year terms. No commissioner may serve for more than 20 years. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
(c) Each commissioner must be a legal voter in Cass County, and all commissioners shall reside in and own property that is located within the district. Commissioners shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(d) A majority of the commissioners shall constitute a quorum of the board for the transaction of business. An affirmative vote of a majority of the commissioners shall be sufficient to approve any action or expenditure.
(e) An alderman of the City of Beardstown, a member of the county board, and a commissioner of each of the aforementioned drainage districts and sanitation district may be appointed to serve concurrently as commissioners of the district, and the appointment shall be deemed lawful and not to constitute a violation of the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act, nor to create an impermissible conflict of interest or incompatibility of offices.
(Source: P.A. 97-309, eff. 8-11-11.)