(70 ILCS 3720/2.1)
Cessation of commission organization.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a majority vote of the water commission is in favor of the proposition to annex the commission to another commission whose boundaries are contiguous, or consolidate the commission into a municipality with which the commission is coterminous or substantially coterminous, or consolidate the commission into the county in which the commission sits, and if the governing authorities of the governmental unit assuming the functions of the former commission agree by resolution to accept the functions (and jurisdiction over the territory, if applicable) of the consolidated or annexed commission, then the commission shall cease. On the effective date of the annexation or consolidation, all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, indebtedness, obligations, bonding authority, taxing authority, and responsibilities of the commission shall vest in and be assumed by the governmental unit assuming the functions of the former commission.
The employees of the former commission shall be transferred to the governmental unit assuming the functions of the former commission. The governmental unit assuming the functions of the former commission shall exercise the rights and responsibilities of the former commission with respect to those employees. The status and rights of the employees of the former commission under any applicable contracts or collective bargaining agreements, historical representation rights under the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, or under any pension, retirement, or annuity plan shall not be affected by this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-1002, eff. 8-18-14.)