(70 ILCS 3020/20)
    Sec. 20. Board of trustees; corporate powers; officers and employees; bond; compensation; limitation.
    The trustees shall constitute a board of trustees for the district. The board of trustees is the corporate authority of the sanitary district and shall exercise all the powers and manage and control all the affairs and property of the district. The board of trustees, immediately after their appointment and at their first meeting in May of each year thereafter, shall elect one of their number as president, one of their number as vice-president, and from or outside of their membership a clerk and an assistant clerk. In case of the death, resignation, absence from the State, or other disability of the president, the president's powers and duties shall devolve upon the vice-president until the president's disability is removed or until a successor to the president is appointed under this Act. The board may select a treasurer, an engineer, and an attorney for the district as well as a board of local improvements consisting of 3 members all of whom may be trustees or other citizens of the sanitary district. The board may appoint other officers and hire employees to manage and control the operations of the district as it considers necessary. All persons elected by the board shall hold their respective offices at the pleasure of the board and shall give such bond as may be required by the board. The board may prescribe duties and fix the compensation of all the officers and employees of the sanitary district. However, no member of the board of trustees shall receive more than $6,000 per year as compensation for performing his or her duties as trustee.
    The board of trustees has full power to pass all necessary ordinances, rules, and regulations for the proper management and to conduct the business of the board and the corporation and for carrying into effect the objects for which the sanitary district was formed. These ordinances may provide a fine for each offense of not less than $100 or more than $1,000. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. Fines under this Section are recoverable by the sanitary district in a civil action. The sanitary district is authorized to apply to the circuit court for injunctive relief or mandamus when, in the opinion of the chief administrative officer, relief is necessary to protect the sewage or waterworks system of the sanitary district.
    The board of trustees may not levy a tax on property unless the question of its adoption, either for a specified period or indefinitely, is submitted to the electors of the sanitary district and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. This question may be submitted at any election held in the sanitary district after the adoption of a resolution by the board of trustees providing for the submission of the question to the electors of the sanitary district. The board of trustees shall certify the resolution and proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in favor of the levy of the tax, it may then be levied in the sanitary district for the specified period or indefinitely, as provided in the proposition. The question shall be put in the following form:
        Shall (name of district) levy an annual tax (explain
rate, duration, and purpose)
    The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(Source: P.A. 88-390.)