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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1801/) Alexander-Cairo Port District Act.

70 ILCS 1801/1

    (70 ILCS 1801/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Alexander-Cairo Port District Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/5

    (70 ILCS 1801/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
    "Aircraft" means any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used, or designed for navigation of, or flight in, the air.
    "Airport" means any locality, on either land or in water, which is used or designed for the landing and taking off of aircraft, or for the location of runways, landing fields, airdromes, hangars, buildings, structures, airport roadways, and other facilities.
    "Airport hazard" means any structure, or object of natural growth, located on or in the vicinity of an airport, or any use of land near an airport which is hazardous to the use of the airport for the landing and take off of aircraft.
    "Approach" means any path, course, or zone defined by an ordinance of the District or by other lawful regulation, on the ground or in the air, or both, for the use of aircraft in landing and taking off from an airport located within the District.
    "Board" means the Alexander-Cairo Port District Board.
    "Commercial aircraft" means any aircraft other than public aircraft engaged in the business of transporting persons or property.
    "District" or "Port District" means the Alexander-Cairo Port District created by this Act.
    "Export trading companies" means a person, partnership, association, public or private corporation, or similar organization, whether operated for profit or not-for-profit, which is organized and operated principally for purposes of exporting goods or services produced in the United States, importing goods or services produced in foreign countries, conducting third country trading, or facilitating such trade by providing one or more services in support of such trade.
    "General obligation bond" means any bond issued by the District any part of the principal or interest of which bond is to be paid by taxation.
    "Governmental agency" means the federal government, the State, and any unit of local government or school district, and any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
    "Mayor" means the Mayor of the City of Cairo.
    "Navigable waters" means any public waters that are or can be made usable for water commerce.
    "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, both domestic and foreign, company, association, or joint stock association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof.
    "Port facilities" means all public structures, except terminal facilities as defined in this Section, that are in, over, under, or adjacent to navigable waters and are necessary for or incident to the furtherance of water commerce and includes the widening and deepening of slips, harbors, and navigable waters.
    "Private aircraft" means any aircraft other than public and commercial aircraft.
    "Public aircraft" means an aircraft used exclusively in the governmental service of the United States, or of any state or of any public agency, including military and naval aircraft.
    "Public airport" means an airport owned by a Port District, an airport authority, or other public agency, which is used or is intended for use by public, commercial, and private aircraft and by persons owning, managing, operating, or desiring to use, inspect, or repair any such aircraft or to use any such airport for aeronautical purposes.
    "Public interest" means the protection, furtherance, and advancement of the general welfare and of the public health and safety and public necessity and convenience in respect to aeronautics.
    "Revenue bond" means any bond issued by the District the principal and interest of which bond is payable solely from revenues or income derived from terminals, terminal facilities, or port facilities of the District.
    "Terminal" means a public place, station, or depot for receiving and delivering baggage, mail, freight, or express matter and for any combination of those purposes, in connection with the transportation of persons and property on water or land or in the air.
    "Terminal facilities" means all land, buildings, structures, improvements, equipment, and appliances useful in the operation of public warehouse, storage, and transportation facilities for the accommodation of or in connection with commerce by water or land or in the air or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience to, the safe landing, taking off, and navigation of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of a public airport; except that nothing in this definition shall be interpreted as granting authority to the District to acquire, purchase, create, erect, or construct a bridge across any waterway which serves as a boundary between the State of Illinois and any other state.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/10

    (70 ILCS 1801/10)
    Sec. 10. Alexander-Cairo Port District. The Alexander-Cairo Port District is created as a political subdivision, body politic, and municipal corporation. The District embraces all of the area within the corporate limits of Alexander County. Territory may be annexed to the District in the manner provided in this Act. The District may sue and be sued in its corporate name, but execution shall not in any case issue against any property of the District. It may adopt a common seal and change the same at its pleasure.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/15

    (70 ILCS 1801/15)
    Sec. 15. Property of District; exemption. All property of every kind owned by the Port District shall be exempt from taxation, provided that a tax may be levied upon a lessee of the Port District by reason of the value of a leasehold estate separate and apart from the fee simple title or upon any improvements that are constructed and owned by persons other than the Port District.
    All property of the Port District shall be public grounds owned by a municipal corporation and used exclusively for public purposes within the tax exemption provisions of Sections 15-10, 15-15, 15-20, 15-30, 15-75, 15-140, 15-155, and 15-160 of the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/20

    (70 ILCS 1801/20)
    Sec. 20. Rights and powers. The Port District has the following rights and powers:
    (a) To issue permits for the following purposes: (i) the construction of all wharves, piers, dolphins, booms, weirs, breakwaters, bulkheads, jetties, bridges, or other structures of any kind, over, under, in, or within 40 feet of any navigable waters within the Port District and (ii) the deposit of rock, earth, sand, or other material, or any matter of any kind or description in the waters; except that nothing contained in this subsection (a) shall be construed so that it will be deemed necessary to obtain a permit from the District for the erection, operation, or maintenance of any bridge crossing a waterway that serves as a boundary between the State of Illinois and any other state, when the erection, operation, or maintenance is performed by any city within the District.
    (b) To prevent or remove obstructions in navigable waters, including the removal of wrecks.
    (c) To locate and establish dock lines and shore or harbor lines.
    (d) To regulate the anchorage, moorage, and speed of water borne vessels and to establish and enforce regulations for the operation of bridges, except nothing contained in this subsection (d) shall be construed to give the District authority to regulate the operation of any bridge crossing a waterway which serves as a boundary between the State of Illinois and any other state, if the operation is performed or to be performed by any city located within the District.
    (e) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, and maintain terminals, terminal facilities, and port facilities, and to fix and collect just, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of the facilities. The charges collected pursuant to this subsection (e) shall be used to defray the reasonable expenses of the Port District and to pay the principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by the District.
    (f) To locate, establish, and maintain a public airport, public airports, and public airport facilities within its corporate limits or within or upon any body of water adjacent thereto, and to construct, develop, expand, extend, and improve any such airport or airport facility.
    (g) To operate, maintain, manage, lease, sublease, and to make and enter into contracts for the use, operation, or management of, and to provide rules and regulations for, the operation, management, or use of, any public airport or public airport facility.
    (h) To fix, charge, and collect reasonable rentals, tolls, fees, and charges for the use of any public airport, or any part thereof, or any public airport facility.
    (i) To establish, maintain, extend, and improve roadways and approaches by land, water, or air to any such airport and to contract or otherwise provide, by condemnation if necessary, for the removal of any airport hazard or the removal or relocation of all private structures, railways, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, expansion, development, or improvement of airports or with the safe approach thereto or takeoff therefrom by aircraft, and to pay the cost of removal or relocation; and, subject to the Airport Zoning Act, to adopt, administer, and enforce airport zoning regulations for territory which is within its corporate limits or which extends not more than 2 miles beyond its corporate limits.
    (j) To restrict the height of any object of natural growth or structure or structures within the vicinity of any airport or within the lines of an approach to any airport and, if necessary, for the reduction in the height of any such existing object or structure, to enter into an agreement for the reduction or to accomplish the same by condemnation.
    (k) To agree with the State or federal governments or with any public agency in respect to the removal and relocation of any object of natural growth, airport hazard, or any structure or building within the vicinity of any airport or within an approach and which is owned or within the control of such government or agency and to pay all or an agreed portion of the cost of the removal or relocation.
    (l) For the prevention of accidents, for the furtherance and protection of public health, safety, and convenience in respect to aeronautics, for the protection of property and persons within the District from any hazard or nuisance resulting from the flight of aircraft, for the prevention of interference between, or collision of, aircraft while in flight or upon the ground, for the prevention or abatement of nuisances in the air or upon the ground, or for the extension of increase in the usefulness or safety of any public airport or public airport facility owned by the District, the District may regulate and restrict the flight of aircraft while within or above the incorporated territory of the District.
    (m) To police its physical property only and all waterways and to exercise police powers in respect thereto or in respect to the enforcement of any rule or regulation provided by the ordinances of the District and to employ and commission police officers and other qualified persons to enforce the same. The use of any public airport or public airport facility of the District shall be subject to the reasonable regulation and control of the District and upon such reasonable terms and conditions as shall be established by its Board. A regulatory ordinance of the District adopted under any provisions of this Section may provide for a suspension or revocation of any rights or privileges within the control of the District for a violation of any regulatory ordinance. Nothing in this Section or in other provisions of this Act shall be construed to authorize the Board to establish or enforce any regulation or rule in respect to aviation, or the operation or maintenance of any airport facility within its jurisdiction, which is in conflict with any federal or State law or regulation applicable to the same subject matter.
    (n) To enter into agreements with the corporate authorities or governing body of any other municipal corporation or any political subdivision of this State to pay the reasonable expense of services furnished by the municipal corporation or political subdivision for or on account of income producing properties of the District.
    (o) To enter into contracts dealing in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Act.
    (p) To acquire, own, lease, sell, or otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situated thereon and in personal property necessary to fulfill the purposes of the District.
    (q) To designate the fiscal year for the District.
    (r) To engage in any activity or operation which is incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to accomplish the District's primary purpose.
    (s) To build, construct, repair, and maintain levees.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/25

    (70 ILCS 1801/25)
    Sec. 25. Prompt payment. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the Local Government Prompt Payment Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/30

    (70 ILCS 1801/30)
    Sec. 30. Acquisition of property. The District has the power to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift, grant, or otherwise any property and rights useful for its purposes and to provide for the development of channels, ports, harbors, airports, airfields, terminals, port facilities, and terminal facilities adequate to serve the needs of commerce within the District. The District may acquire real or personal property or any rights therein in the manner, as near as may be, as is provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act; except that no rights or property of any kind or character now or hereafter owned, leased, controlled, or operated and used by, or necessary for the actual operations of, any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce, or of any other public utility subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Commerce Commission, shall be taken or appropriated by the District without first obtaining the approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Section of this Act, the District shall have full power and authority to lease any or all of its facilities for operation and maintenance to any person for a length of time and upon terms as the District shall deem necessary.
    Also, the District may lease to others for any period of time, not to exceed 99 years, upon terms as its Board may determine, any of its real property, rights-of-way, or privileges, or any interest therein, or any part thereof, for industrial, manufacturing, commercial, or harbor purposes, which is in the opinion of the Port District Board no longer required for its primary purposes in the development of port and harbor facilities for the use of public transportation, or which may not be immediately needed for such purposes, but where such leases will in the opinion of the Port District Board aid and promote such purposes, and in conjunction with such leases, the District may grant rights-of-way and privileges across the property of the District, which rights-of-way and privileges may be assignable and irrevocable during the term of any such lease and may include the right to enter upon the property of the District to do such things as may be necessary for the enjoyment of such leases, rights-of-way, and privileges, and such leases may contain conditions and retain such interest therein as may be deemed for the best interest of the District by the Board.
    Also, the District shall have the right to grant easements and permits for the use of any real property, rights-of-way, or privileges which in the opinion of the Board will not interfere with the use thereof by the District for its primary purposes and such easements and permits may contain such conditions and retain such interest therein as may be deemed for the best interest of the District by the Board.
    With respect to any and all leases, easements, rights-of-way, privileges, and permits made or granted by the Board, the Board may agree upon and collect the rentals, charges, and fees that may be deemed for the best interest of the District. Such rentals, charges, and fees shall be used to defray the reasonable expenses of the District and to pay the principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued by the District.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/35

    (70 ILCS 1801/35)
    Sec. 35. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/40

    (70 ILCS 1801/40)
    Sec. 40. Export trading companies. The District is authorized and empowered to establish, organize, own, acquire, participate in, operate, sell, and transfer export trading companies, whether as shareholder, partner, or co-venturer, alone or in cooperation with federal, State, or local governmental authorities, federal, State, or national banking associations, or any other public or private corporation or person or persons. Export trading companies and all of the property thereof, wholly or partly owned, directly or indirectly, by the District, shall have the same privileges and immunities as accorded to the District; and export trading companies may borrow money or obtain financial assistance from private lenders or federal and State governmental authorities or issue general obligation and revenue bonds with the same kinds of security, and in accordance with the same procedures, restrictions, and privileges applicable when the District obtains financial assistance or issues bonds for any of its other authorized purposes. Such export trading companies are authorized, if necessary or desirable, to apply for certification under Title II or Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/45

    (70 ILCS 1801/45)
    Sec. 45. Grants, loans, and appropriations. The District has power to apply for and accept grants, loans, or appropriations from the federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the District and to enter into any agreements with the federal government in relation to such grants, loans, or appropriations.
    The District may petition the administrative, judicial, or legislative body of any federal, State, municipal, or local authority having jurisdiction in the premises, for the adoption and execution of any physical improvement, change in method or system of handling freight, warehousing, docking, lightering, and transfer of freight, which in the opinion of the District is designed to improve the handling of commerce in and through the Port District or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/50

    (70 ILCS 1801/50)
    Sec. 50. Insurance contracts. The District has the power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance or indemnity against loss or damage to property from any cause, including loss of use and occupancy, against death or injury of any person, against employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer, or employee of the District in the performance of the duties of his or her office or employment or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/55

    (70 ILCS 1801/55)
    Sec. 55. Rentals, charges, and fees. With respect to any and all leases, easements, rights-of-way, privileges, and permits made or granted by the Board, the Board may agree upon and collect the rentals, charges, and fees that are deemed to be in the best interest of the District. Those rentals, charges, and fees must be used to defray the reasonable expenses of the District and to pay the principal and interest upon any revenue bonds issued by the District.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/60

    (70 ILCS 1801/60)
    Sec. 60. Borrowing money. The District has the continuing power to borrow money and issue either general obligation bonds after approval by referendum as provided in this Section or revenue bonds without referendum approval for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, extending, or improving terminals, terminal facilities, airfields, airports, and port facilities, and for acquiring any property and equipment useful for the construction, reconstruction, extension, improvement, or operation of its terminals, terminal facilities, airfields, airports, and port facilities, and for acquiring necessary cash working funds.
    The District may pursuant to ordinance adopted by the Board and without submitting the question to referendum from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds and may also in the same manner from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any revenue bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of the holders thereof.
    If the Board desires to issue general obligation bonds, it shall adopt an ordinance specifying the amount of bonds to be issued, the purpose for which they will be issued, and the maximum rate of interest they will bear which shall not be more than that permitted in the Bond Authorization Act. The interest may be paid semiannually. The ordinance shall also specify the date of maturity which shall not be more than 20 years after the date of issuance and shall levy a tax that will be required to amortize the bonds. This ordinance shall not be effective until it has been submitted to referendum of, and approved by, the legal voters of the District. The Board shall certify the ordinance and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the vote on the proposition is in favor of the issuance of the general obligation bonds, the county clerk shall annually extend taxes against all taxable property within the District at a rate sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest of these bonds.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall general obligation bonds in the amount of
    
(dollars) be issued by the Alexander-Cairo Port District for the (purpose) maturing in no more than (years), bearing not more than (interest)%, and a tax levied to pay the principal and interest thereof?
The election authority must record the votes as "Yes" or "No".
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/65

    (70 ILCS 1801/65)
    Sec. 65. Revenue bonds. All revenue bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from the terminals, terminal facilities, airfields, airports, or port facilities or any part thereof. The bonds may bear any date or dates and may mature at any time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, all as may be provided in the ordinance authorizing their issuance. The bonds, whether revenue or general obligation, may bear interest at the rate or rates as permitted in the Bond Authorization Act. The interest on these bonds may be paid semiannually. The bonds may be in any form, may carry any registration privileges, may be executed in any manner, may be payable at any place or places, may be made subject to redemption in any manner and upon any terms, with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, may be authenticated in any manner, and may contain any terms and covenants, all as may be provided in the ordinance authorizing issuance. The holder or holders of the bonds or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the District may bring civil actions to compel the performance and observance by the District or any of its officers, agents, or employees of any contract or covenant made by the District with the holders of the bonds or interest coupons and to compel the District and any of its officers, agents, or employees to perform any duties required to be performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or interest coupons by the provision in the ordinance authorizing their issuance, and to enjoin the District and any of its officers, agents, or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant, including the establishment of charges, fees, and rates for the use of facilities as provided in this Act.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of the bond, whether revenue or general obligation, and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is nonnegotiable, all bonds shall be negotiable instruments. Pending the preparation and execution of any such bonds, temporary bonds may be issued with or without interest coupons as may be provided by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/70

    (70 ILCS 1801/70)
    Sec. 70. Issuing bonds. All bonds, whether general obligation or revenue, shall be issued and sold by the Board in any manner as the Board shall determine. However, if any bonds are issued to bear interest at the maximum rate of interest allowed by Section 60 or 65, whichever may be applicable, the bonds shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest. The selling price of bonds bearing interest at a rate less than the maximum allowable interest rate per annum shall be such that the interest cost to the District of the money received from the bond sale shall not exceed the maximum annual interest rate allowed by Section 60 or 65, whichever may be applicable, computed to absolute maturity of such bonds according to standard tables of bond values.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/75

    (70 ILCS 1801/75)
    Sec. 75. Rates and charges for facilities. Upon the issue of any revenue bonds as provided in this Act, the Board shall fix and establish rates, charges, and fees for the use of facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended, or improved with the proceeds derived from the sale of the revenue bonds sufficient at all times with other revenues of the District, if any, to pay (i) the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating, and operating the facilities and (ii) the bonds and interest thereon as they become due, all sinking fund requirements, and other requirements provided by the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds or as provided by any trust agreement executed to secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all revenue bonds and for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertaking of the District in connection with the issuance of revenue bonds and the issuance of any additional revenue bonds payable from revenue income to be derived from the terminals, terminal facilities, airports, airfields, and port facilities, the District may execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements except that no lien upon any physical property of the District shall be created thereby. A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any trust agreement by the District may be by mandamus proceedings in the circuit court to compel performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf the action may be instituted.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/80

    (70 ILCS 1801/80)
    Sec. 80. Bonds not obligations of the State or district. Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the District or any other obligation of the District be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or municipality within the State.
    No revenue bond shall be or become an indebtedness of the District within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each revenue bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness, or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income derived from terminals, terminal facilities, airports, airfields, and port facilities.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/85

    (70 ILCS 1801/85)
    Sec. 85. Tax levy. The Board may, after referendum approval, levy a tax for corporate purposes of the District annually at the rate approved by referendum, but which rate shall not exceed 0.05% of the value of all taxable property within the Port District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. If the Board desires to levy the tax it shall order that the question be submitted at an election to be held within the District. The Board shall certify its order and the question to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. The Board shall cause the result of the election to be entered upon the records of the Port District. If a majority of the vote on the question is in favor of the proposition, the Board may annually thereafter levy a tax for corporate purposes at a rate not to exceed that approved by referendum but in no event to exceed 0.05% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the Alexander-Cairo Port District levy a tax
    
for corporate purposes annually at a rate not to exceed 0.05% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?
The election authority shall record the votes as "Yes" or "No".
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/90

    (70 ILCS 1801/90)
    Sec. 90. Permits. It is unlawful to make any fill or deposit of rock, earth, sand, or other material, or any refuse matter of any kind or description, or build or commence the building of any wharf, pier, dolphin, boom, weir, breakwater, bulkhead, jetty, bridge, or other structure over, under, or within 40 feet of any navigable waters within the Port District without first submitting the plans, profiles, and specifications therefor, and other data and information as may be required, to the Port District and receiving a permit. Any person, corporation, company, municipality, or other agency, that does any of the things prohibited in this Section, without securing a permit as provided in this Section, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; provided, however, that no such permit shall be required in the case of any project for which a permit shall have been secured from a proper governmental agency prior to the creation of the Port District nor shall any such permit be required in the case of any project to be undertaken by any city, village, or incorporated town in the District, or any combination thereof, for which a permit is required from a governmental agency other than the District before the municipality can proceed with such project. And in such event, such municipalities, or any of them, shall give at least 10 days' notice to the District of the application for a permit for any such project from a governmental agency other than the District so that the District may be present and represent its position relative to the application before the other governmental agency. Any structure, fill, or deposit erected or made in any of the public bodies of water within the Port District, in violation of the provisions of this Section, is a purpresture and may be abated as such at the expense of the person, corporation, company, municipality, or other agency responsible. If in the discretion of the Port District it is decided that the structure, fill, or deposit may remain, the Port District may fix any rule, regulation, requirement, restrictions, or rentals or require and compel any changes, modifications, and repairs as shall be necessary to protect the interest of the Port District.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/95

    (70 ILCS 1801/95)
    Sec. 95. Board members. The governing and administrative body of the Port District shall be a Board consisting of 7 members, to be known as the Alexander-Cairo Port District Board. All members of the Board shall be residents of the District. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. However, any member of the Board who is appointed to the office of secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for his or her services as such officer. No member of the Board or employee of the District shall have any private financial interest, profit, or benefit in any contract, work, or business of the District nor in the sale or lease of any property to or from the District.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/100

    (70 ILCS 1801/100)
    Sec. 100. Board appointments; terms. The Governor shall appoint 4 members of the Board, the Mayor of the City of Cairo shall appoint one member of the Board, and the chairperson of the Alexander County Board, with the advice and consent of the Alexander County Board, shall appoint 2 members of the Board. All initial appointments shall be made within 60 days after this Act takes effect. Of the 4 members initially appointed by the Governor, 2 shall be appointed for initial terms expiring June 1, 2012 and 2 shall be appointed for initial terms expiring June 1, 2013. The term of the member initially appointed by the Mayor shall expire June 1, 2013. Of the 2 members appointed by the Alexander County Board Chairperson, one shall be appointed for an initial term expiring June 1, 2012, and one shall be appointed for an initial term expiring June 1, 2013. At the expiration of the term of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed by the Governor, Mayor, or Alexander County Board Chairperson in like manner and with like regard to place of residence of the appointee, as in the case of appointments for the initial terms.
    After the expiration of initial terms, each successor shall hold office for the term of 3 years beginning the first day of June of the year in which the term of office commences. In the case of a vacancy during the term of office of any member appointed by the Governor, the Governor shall make an appointment for the remainder of the term vacant and until a successor is appointed and qualified. In the case of a vacancy during the term of office of any member appointed by the Mayor, the Mayor shall make an appointment for the remainder of the term vacant and until a successor is appointed and qualified. In the case of a vacancy during the term of office of any member appointed by the Alexander County Board Chairperson, the Alexander County Board Chairperson shall make an appointment for the remainder of the term vacant and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Governor, Mayor, and Alexander County Board Chairperson shall certify their respective appointments to the Secretary of State. Within 30 days after certification of his or her appointment, and before entering upon the duties of his or her office, each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/105

    (70 ILCS 1801/105)
    Sec. 105. Resignation and removal of Board members. Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Any member may resign from his or her office to take effect when his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. The Governor, Mayor, or Alexander County Board Chairperson, respectively, may remove any member of the Board they have appointed in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. They shall give the member a copy of the charges against him or her and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days' notice. In case of failure to qualify within the time required, or of abandonment of his or her office, or in case of death, conviction of a felony, or removal from office, the office of the member shall become vacant. Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment in the same manner as in the case of the expiration of a Board member's term.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/110

    (70 ILCS 1801/110)
    Sec. 110. Organization of the Board. As soon as possible after the appointment of the initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction of business, select a chairperson and a temporary secretary from its own number, and adopt bylaws and regulations to govern its proceedings. The initial chairperson and successors shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the term of his or her office as a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/115

    (70 ILCS 1801/115)
    Sec. 115. Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in each calendar month, the time and place of the meetings to be fixed by the Board. Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at least 4 members shall be necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution. All such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect shall be approved by the chairperson of the Board, and if he or she approves, the chairperson shall sign the same, and if the chairperson does not approve, the chairperson shall return to the Board with his or her objections in writing at the next regular meeting of the Board occurring after the passage. But in the case the chairperson fails to return any ordinance or resolution with his or her objections within the prescribed time, the chairperson shall be deemed to have approved the ordinance and it shall take effect accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution by the chairperson with his or her objections, the vote shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if, upon reconsideration of the ordinance or resolution, it is passed by the affirmative vote of at least 5 members, it shall go into effect notwithstanding the veto of the chairperson. All ordinances, resolutions, and proceedings of the District and all documents and records in its possession shall be public records, and open to public inspection, except for documents and records that are kept or prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, legal actions, or proceedings to which the District is a party.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/120

    (70 ILCS 1801/120)
    Sec. 120. Secretary and treasurer; oath and bond. The Board shall appoint a secretary and a treasurer, who need not be members of the Board, to hold office during the pleasure of the Board, and fix their duties and compensation. The secretary and treasurer shall be residents of the District. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, they shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be approved by the Board. The bond shall be payable to the District in whatever penal sum may be directed by the Board conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by him or her according to law and the orders of the Board. The Board may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in such penal sum as may then be determined by the Board. The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure, or closing of any savings and loan association or national or State bank wherein the treasurer has deposited funds if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the Board as a depositary for these funds. The oaths of office and the treasurer's bond shall be filed in the principal office of the District.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/125

    (70 ILCS 1801/125)
    Sec. 125. Deposits; checks or drafts. All funds deposited by the treasurer in any bank or savings and loan association shall be placed in the name of the District and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or draft upon the bank or savings and loan association, signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the chairperson of the Board. Subject to prior approval of such designations by a majority of the Board, the chairperson may designate any other Board member or any officer of the District to affix the signature of the chairperson and the treasurer may designate any other officer of the District to affix the signature of the treasurer to any check or draft for payment of salaries or wages and for payment of any other obligation of not more than $2,500.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act.
    In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or draft issued pursuant to this Act, ceases to hold his or her office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his or her signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he or she had remained in office until delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/130

    (70 ILCS 1801/130)
    Sec. 130. General manager. The Board may appoint a general manager who shall be a person of recognized ability and business experience to hold office during the pleasure of the Board. The general manager shall manage the properties and business of the District and the employees thereof subject to the general control of the Board, shall direct the enforcement of all ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations of the Board, and shall perform other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board. The Board may appoint a general attorney and a chief engineer, and shall provide for the appointment of other officers, attorneys, engineers, consultants, agents, and employees as may be necessary. It shall define their duties and may require bonds of such of them as the Board may designate. The general manager, general attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers provided for pursuant to this Section shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath of office and shall not be members of the Board. The compensation of the general manager, general attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers, attorneys, consultants, agents, and employees shall be fixed by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/135

    (70 ILCS 1801/135)
    Sec. 135. Fines and penalties. The Board has the power to pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary, and to carry into effect the powers granted to the District, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed proper. All fines and penalties shall be imposed by ordinances, which shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area embraced by the District. No ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after its publication.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/140

    (70 ILCS 1801/140)
    Sec. 140. Report and financial statement. Within 60 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a complete and detailed report and financial statement of the operations and assets and liabilities of the Port District. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of the report shall be printed for distribution to persons interested, upon request, and a copy thereof shall be filed with the Governor and the county clerk and the presiding officer of the County Board of Alexander County. A copy of the report shall be addressed to and mailed to the corporate authorities of each municipality within the area of the District.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/145

    (70 ILCS 1801/145)
    Sec. 145. Investigations. The Board may investigate conditions in which it has an interest within the area of the District, the enforcement of its ordinances, rules, and regulations, and the action, conduct, and efficiency of all officers, agents, and employees of the District. In the conduct of such investigations, the Board may hold public hearings on its own motion, and shall do so on complaint of any municipality within the District. Each member of the Board shall have power to administer oaths, and the secretary, by order of the Board, shall issue subpoenas to secure the attendance and testimony of witnesses and the production of books and papers relevant to such investigations and to any hearing before the Board or any member of the Board.
    Any circuit court of this State, upon application of the Board, or any member of the Board, may in its discretion compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and the giving of testimony before the Board or before any member of the Board or any officers' committee appointed by the Board, by attachment for contempt or otherwise in the same manner as the production of evidence may be compelled before the court.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/150

    (70 ILCS 1801/150)
    Sec. 150. Administrative Review Law. All final administrative decisions of the Board hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/155

    (70 ILCS 1801/155)
    Sec. 155. Records. In the conduct of any investigation authorized by Section 145, the Port District shall, at its expense, provide a stenographer to take down all testimony and shall preserve a record of the proceedings. The notice of hearing, complaint, and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, and the orders or decision of the Board constitutes the record of the proceedings.
    The Port District is not required to certify any record or file any answer or otherwise appear in any proceeding for judicial review of an administrative decision unless the party asking for review deposits with the clerk of the court the sum of 75 cents per page of the record representing the costs of such certification. Failure to make such deposit is grounds for dismissal of the action.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/160

    (70 ILCS 1801/160)
    Sec. 160. Annexation. Territory which is contiguous to the District and which is not included within any other port district may be annexed to and become a part of the District in the manner provided in Section 165 or 170, whichever may be applicable.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/165

    (70 ILCS 1801/165)
    Sec. 165. Petition for annexation. At least 5% of the legal voters resident within the limits of the proposed addition to the District may petition the circuit court for the county in which the major part of the District is situated, to cause the question to be submitted to the legal voters of the proposed additional territory, whether such proposed additional territory shall become a part of the District and assume a proportionate share of the general obligation bonded indebtedness, if any, of the District. The petition shall be addressed to the court and shall contain a definite description of the boundaries of the territory to be embraced in the proposed addition.
    Upon filing any petition with the clerk of the court, the court shall fix a time and place for a hearing upon the subject of the petition.
    Notice shall be given by the court to whom the petition is addressed, or by the circuit clerk or sheriff of the county in which the petition is made at the order and direction of the court, of the time and place of the hearing upon the subject of the petition at least 20 days before the hearing by at least one publication of the notice in any newspaper having general circulation within the area proposed to be annexed, and by mailing a copy of the notice to the mayor or president of the board of trustees of all municipalities within the District.
    At the hearing, all persons residing in or owning property situated in the area proposed to be annexed to the District may appear and be heard touching upon the sufficiency of the petition. If the court finds that the petition does not comply with the requirements of the law, the court shall dismiss the petition; but if the court finds that the petition is sufficient, the court shall certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. In addition to the requirements of the general election law, the notice of the referendum shall specify the purpose of the referendum and include a description of the area proposed to be annexed to the District.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (description of the territory proposed to be
    
annexed) join the Alexander-Cairo Port District?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
    The court shall cause a statement of the result of the referendum to be filed in the records of the court.
    If a majority of the votes cast upon the question of annexation to the District are in favor of becoming a part of the District, the court shall then enter an order stating that the additional territory shall thenceforth be an integral part of the Alexander-Cairo Port District and subject to all of the benefits of service and responsibilities of the District. The circuit clerk shall transmit a certified copy of the order to the circuit clerk of any other county in which any of the territory affected is situated.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/170

    (70 ILCS 1801/170)
    Sec. 170. Annexation of territory having no legal voters. If there is territory contiguous to the District that has no legal voters residing therein, a petition to annex the territory, signed by all the owners of record of the territory, may be filed with the circuit court for the county in which the major part of the District is situated. A time and place for a hearing on the subject of the petition shall be fixed and notice shall be given in the manner provided in Section 165. At the hearing, any owner of land in the territory proposed to be annexed, the District, and any resident of the District may appear and be heard touching on the sufficiency of the petition. If the court finds that the petition satisfies the requirements of this Section, it shall enter an order stating that thenceforth the territory shall be an integral part of the Alexander-Cairo Port District and subject to all of the benefits of service and responsibilities, including the assumption of a proportionate share of the general obligation bonded indebtedness, if any, of the District. The circuit clerk shall transmit a certified copy of the order of the court to the circuit clerk of any other county in which the annexed territory is situated.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/175

    (70 ILCS 1801/175)
    Sec. 175. Non-applicability. The provisions of the Illinois Municipal Code, the Airport Authorities Act, and the General County Airport and Landing Field Act, shall not be effective within the area of the District insofar as the provisions of those Acts conflict with the provisions of this Act or grant substantially the same powers to any municipal corporation or political subdivision as are granted to the District by this Act.
    The provisions of this Act shall not be considered as impairing, altering, modifying, repealing, or superseding any of the jurisdiction or powers of the Illinois Commerce Commission or of the Department of Natural Resources under the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. Nothing in this Act or done under its authority shall apply to, restrict, limit, or interfere with the use of any terminal facility or port facility owned or operated by any private person for the storage, handling, or transfer of any commodity moving in interstate commerce or the use of the land and facilities of a common carrier or other public utility and the space above such land and facilities in the business of such common carrier or other public utility, without approval of the Illinois Commerce Commission and without the payment of just compensation to any such common carrier or other public utility for damages resulting from any such restriction, limitation, or interference.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/180

    (70 ILCS 1801/180)
    Sec. 180. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)

70 ILCS 1801/185

    (70 ILCS 1801/185)
    Sec. 185. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10; text omitted.)

70 ILCS 1801/190

    (70 ILCS 1801/190)
    Sec. 190. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10; text omitted.)

70 ILCS 1801/999

    (70 ILCS 1801/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 96-1015, eff. 7-8-10.)