(315 ILCS 5/5)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 67)
As soon as possible after the issuance of a certificate by
the Department the presiding officer of such
municipality or county shall appoint, with the approval of the
Department, five commissioners with initial terms of one, two, three,
four and five years. Upon the approval by the Department of such
appointments, the Department shall cause a certificate of such
appointments and of its approval thereof to be filed in the office in
which deeds of property in the area of operation are recorded, and upon
such filing the persons so appointed and approved shall be fully
constituted as a Land Clearance Commission.
At the expiration of the term of each such commissioner, and of each
succeeding commissioner, or in the event of a vacancy, the presiding
officer shall appoint a commissioner, subject to the approval of the
Department as aforesaid, to hold office, in the case of a vacancy for
the unexpired term, or in the case of expiration for a term of five
years, or until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified.
Each such appointment shall be effective upon the filing by the
Department of a certificate of appointment and of its approval thereof,
as hereinbefore provided.
Every commissioner shall be a resident of the area of operation of
the Commission. Any public officer shall be eligible to serve as a
commissioner, and the acceptance of appointment as such shall not
terminate nor impair his other public office, the provision of any
statute to the contrary notwithstanding; but no officer or employee of
the Department shall be eligible to serve as
a commissioner, nor shall more than two public officers be commissioners
of the same Commission at one time.
Any Land Clearance Commission heretofore created pursuant to "An Act
to promote the improvement of housing," approved July 26, 1945, shall be
deemed lawfully and validly created under the terms of this Act, and
shall have all the authority and exercise the same powers, and be
subject to the same duties as herein prescribed for Land Clearance
Commissions; and nothing herein contained shall affect or impair the
validity of any act or proceeding done or performed by such Land
Clearance Commission under the aforesaid Act of 1945.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)