(505 ILCS 5/15)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1015)
Withdrawal of Land from an Agricultural Area.
1. Within 90 days
after the receipt of a petition for withdrawal of land from an agricultural
area, the county board shall accept or reject the petition in a written
decision. The county board's decision shall take into account the review
and comment of the county committee, the regional and county planning
commissions, if any, and the public hearings held concerning the petition.
The county board shall notify the Department of Agriculture of any land
withdrawn from an agricultural area within 45 days of taking such action.
2. The county board must consider the factors included in Section 8 of
this Act in making its decision. Analysis of such factors must be included
in the county board's decision.
3. If there remains less than 350 acres in the agricultural area
following a withdrawal of land, the area designation shall cease to exist.
4. Any person adversely affected by a decision of the county board on
a petition of withdrawal of land from an agricultural area may obtain
judicial review by filing a petition for review within 35 days after the
decision, pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law,
as amended, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 84-456.)