(70 ILCS 1205/2-18)
(from Ch. 105, par. 2-18)
(a) Except for the Fox Valley Park District on and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, in any Pleasure Driveway and Park District in which the legal voters
have heretofore determined that the governing board shall be appointed,
such method shall continue in effect and the board shall consist of 7
trustees. In such case and if the district is wholly contained within
a single county the trustees shall be appointed by the presiding officer of the
county board with the advice and consent of the county board.
If the district is located in more than one county, the number of
trustees who are residents of a county shall be in
proportion, as nearly as practicable, to the number of
residents of the district who reside in that county in
relation to the total population of the district, except that the board of
may determine that one trustee is to be appointed from each county within
the district, such appointment to be made by the appropriate appointing
authority as hereinafter provided. Each trustee shall be
appointed by the county board of his
or her county of residence, or in the case of a home rule
county, by the chief executive officer of the county with
the advice and consent of the county board.
(b) Upon the expiration of the term of a trustee who is
in office at the time of the publication of each decennial Federal census
of population, the successor shall be a resident of whichever county is
entitled to such representation as determined under subsection (a), and he
shall be appointed by the county board of that county, or
in the case of a home rule county as defined by Article VII, Section 6
of the Illinois Constitution, the chief executive officer of that county,
with the advice and consent of the county board. Thereafter, each
trustee shall be succeeded by a resident of the same county who shall
be appointed by the same appointing authority.
The appropriate appointing authority
shall appoint trustees biennially for such district on the first Monday in July, to
fill the vacancies on the board of trustees caused by the expiration of the term of
office of trustees and the trustees shall be legal voters and reside within
the park district; provided, that no more than 4 trustees at any one time
shall belong to the same political party. Each of the trustees shall receive
a certificate of appointment and qualify within 10 days from the receipt of
notice of appointment.
Trustees shall be appointed for a period of 4 years and shall hold
their office until their successors are appointed and qualified.
Whenever a vacancy is created other than by the expiration of a
trustee's term of office, it shall be filled by the appropriate appointing
authority as provided in subsection (a).
All trustees appointed for any park district, as herein provided, shall
have and exercise all the powers conferred upon trustees elected under the
provisions of this Code.
In a Pleasure Driveway and Park District the trustees of which are
appointed as herein provided, whenever a provision in this Code or any other
applicable law authorizes
a public question of any kind to be submitted to the electors of the district at an
election, a petition by electors of the district asking that such question
be submitted shall be signed by a number of registered voters of
such district equal to not less than 10% of the number of registered voters in
the district as of the last preceding regular election.
(Source: P.A. 98-772, eff. 7-16-14.)