(70 ILCS 2005/6)
(from Ch. 85, par. 6856)
Within 60 days after the organization of any rescue squad district
under the provisions of this Act, a board of trustees, consisting of 5
members, for the government and control of the affairs and business of the
rescue squad district shall be appointed in the following manner:
(1) If the district lies wholly within a single
township, the board of trustees of that township shall appoint the trustees for the district, but no township official is eligible for such appointment.
(2) If the district is not contained wholly within a
single township, but is located wholly within a single county, the trustees for the district shall be appointed by the presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the county board.
(3) If the district lies wholly within a
municipality, the governing body of the municipality shall appoint trustees for the district.
(4) If the district does not conform to any of the
foregoing classifications, the trustees for the district shall be from each county in the district in numbers proportionate, as nearly as practicable, to the number of residents of the district who reside in each county in relation to the total population of the district. Trustees shall be appointed by the county board of their respective counties, or in the case of a home rule county as defined by Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, by the chief executive officer of that county, with the advice and consent of the county board.
Upon the expiration of the term of a trustee who is in office
time of the publication of each decennial federal census of
population, the successor shall be a resident
of whichever county is entitled to the representation in order
to bring about the proportional representation required by this Act, and the
successor shall be appointed by the appointing authority of that
county. Thereafter, each trustee shall be succeeded by a resident
of the same county, who shall be appointed by the same
appointing authority. Of the trustees first appointed, 3 shall hold office until
the second Monday in December after the next succeeding general election
for members of the General Assembly and 2 shall hold office until the
second Monday in December 2 years after the next succeeding general
election for members of the General Assembly, and until their successors
are appointed and qualified. Thereafter, the trustees of the district shall
be appointed in every year in which the term of any of the trustees expires
and shall hold office for 4 years and until their successors are appointed
and qualified. Each trustee shall be a legal voter in the
district. Each trustee shall be compensated at the same rate, which shall
not exceed $750
per fiscal year, as determined by the board of trustees.
Whenever a vacancy occurs in the board of trustees the appropriate
appointing authority shall appoint some person to fill the remainder of the
(Source: P.A. 86-916.)