(70 ILCS 2905/3-1)
(from Ch. 42, par. 503-1)
The district shall be governed by a Board of Commissioners, consisting
of 5 commissioners. Three of the commissioners shall be residents of that
portion of the district in the county having the greater equalized assessed
valuation of the district, and 2 shall be residents of that portion of the
district in the other county. The appointment of commissioners from each
county shall be made by the chairman of the county board of that county
with the advice and consent of the county board, except that in the case of
a home rule county as defined by Article VII, Section 6, of the
Constitution of 1970 the appointment shall be made by the chief executive
officer of the county with the advice and consent of the county board.
Of the 5 commissioners, no more than 3 may be of the same political
party. Of the 3 commissioners from the county entitled to 3 appointments,
no more than 2 may be of the same political party. The 2 commissioners from
the other county shall not be of the same political party.
The County Board Chairman of either county may remove any of the commissioners
from his county
with the advice and consent of the county board.
In the first appointments to the Board of Commissioners, the appointing
authority appointing 3 directors shall designate one appointee to serve for
a term of one year, one for a term of 3 years and one for a term of 5
years, and the appointing authority appointing 2 directors shall designate
one to serve for a term of 2 years and one for a term of 4 years.
Thereafter one commissioner shall be appointed by the appropriate
appointing authority each year for a term of 5 years to succeed the
director whose term expires in that year. Any vacancy on the Board of
Commissioners shall be filled by appointment by the appropriate appointing
authority for the remainder of the unexpired term.
If the relative equalized assessed valuation changes so that the
position of the 2 counties with respect to majority and minority
representation on the board is reversed, the next appointment that would
otherwise have been made by the appointing authority for the county
formerly entitled to 3 directors shall be made by the appointing authority
for the other county.
(Source: P.A. 83-1422.)