(505 ILCS 5/16)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1016)
Review of Agricultural Areas by County Board.
The county board
shall review any agricultural area created under this Act 10 years after
the date of its creation and every 8 years thereafter. In conducting such
review, the county board shall ask for the recommendations of the county
committee, and shall, at least 120 days prior to such date, require the
Agricultural Areas Committee to hold a public
hearing at a place within the area or other readily accessible place upon
notice being given in a newspaper having general circulation within the
area or if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper having general
circulation within the county, and individual notice in writing to the persons
owning land within the area, and to the county or regional planning commission.
The county board after receiving the reports of the county committee and
after the public hearing, may terminate the area at the end of such 10 or
8 year periods by filing a notice of termination with the county clerk or
the county board may modify the area in the same manner as is provided in
Section 6 of this Act. If the county board does not act, the area shall
continue as originally constituted. The county board shall notify the
Department of Agriculture of any alterations to an agricultural area or the
termination of an agricultural area within 45 days of taking such action.
(Source: P.A. 84-456.)