(70 ILCS 3405/12) (from Ch. 42, par. 459)
    Sec. 12. The trustees appointed as provided by this Act shall constitute a board of trustees for the district for which they are appointed, which board of trustees is the corporate authority of the surface water protection district and shall exercise all of the powers and control all the affairs and property of such 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 and one of their number as secretary and shall elect a treasurer for the district, who may be one of the trustees or be any other citizen of the district and who shall hold office during the pleasure of the board and who shall give such bond as may be required by the board. The board may prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of all of the officers and employees of the district. However, a member of the board of trustees shall in no case receive a sum to exceed $250 per annum. The board of trustees shall have full power to pass all necessary ordinances, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of the business of the district for carrying into effect the objects for which the district was formed.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2372.)