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(20 ILCS 3905/) Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Corridor Law.

20 ILCS 3905/1001

    (20 ILCS 3905/1001) (from Ch. 105, par. 901)
    Sec. 1001. This Article may be cited as the Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Corridor Law.
(Source: P.A. 88-274.)

20 ILCS 3905/1002

    (20 ILCS 3905/1002) (from Ch. 105, par. 902)
    Sec. 1002. The Illinois General Assembly finds:
    (a) that the Mississippi River from Alton to Grafton is recognized as the most beautiful portion of the entire River;
    (b) that Alton Lake and the majestic limestone bluffs on this parkway corridor are irreplaceable assets;
    (c) that the scenic, cultural, historical, geological, archaeological, ecological, and recreational resources in this part of the Mississippi River Valley are international attractions which should be more appreciated;
    (d) that preservation of the Native American heritage in this area, especially remains and cemeteries (including mounds), must be assured;
    (e) that public opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of preserving and protecting this scenic, natural, and cultural heritage;
    (f) that the best interests of the State of Illinois will be served by this protection;
    (g) that current procedures for this protection are inadequate; and
    (h) that numerous State, federal, and private agencies are much interested in this parkway corridor.
(Source: P.A. 88-274.)

20 ILCS 3905/1003

    (20 ILCS 3905/1003) (from Ch. 105, par. 903)
    Sec. 1003. The Alton Lake portion of the parkway corridor from Alton to Pere Marquette State Park (except the City of Grafton) is officially designated as the Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Corridor.
(Source: P.A. 88-274.)

20 ILCS 3905/1004

    (20 ILCS 3905/1004) (from Ch. 105, par. 904)
    Sec. 1004. The State of Illinois, in carrying forward its duties to preserve or enhance the quality of this Parkway Corridor, may establish a program:
    (a) to formulate and enforce meaningful scenic easements;
    (b) to acquire, improve, maintain, manage, exchange, and consolidate available lands and easements and buildings for the best interests of the public; and
    (c) to adopt rules and performance standards, and to require permits for the installation and operation of facilities within the Parkway Corridor. However, any rules and performance standards promulgated under this Section shall recognize the validity of existing institutions and commercial business interests and their successors located within the Parkway Corridor, shall not adversely affect or restrict the operations of these business interests or their successors within the existing business facilities, and shall not restrict ingress to and egress from these business interests or their successors subject to the authority of the Department of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 88-274.)

20 ILCS 3905/1005

    (20 ILCS 3905/1005) (from Ch. 105, par. 905)
    Sec. 1005. Advisory Commission. The State of Illinois, in carrying forward its duties to preserve or enhance the quality of this Parkway Corridor, shall establish the Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Advisory Commission. Beginning on January 1, 1994 (the effective date of Public Act 88-274), the Commission shall be known as, and its name shall be changed to, the Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Corridor Advisory Commission.
    The Commission shall consist of 10 members, one each from Alton and Godfrey Townships in Madison County, one each from Quarry and Elsah Townships in Jersey County, one each from the cities of Alton, Elsah, and Grafton, one from the Village of Godfrey, and one each from Madison and Jersey Counties. The Supervisor of each Township, the Mayor of each municipality, and the County Board Chairman of each county shall appoint the members from their respective township, municipality, or county. The Mississippi River Parkway Advisory Council shall serve as a technical advisory body to the Commission.
    The Commission will develop a land management plan that it will recommend to the General Assembly by November 1, 1992.
    The plan shall be subject to a public informational meeting prior to it being sent to the General Assembly. Thereafter the Commission is authorized to facilitate, coordinate, make recommendations for implementing, and assist in implementing the land management plan in the parkway corridor and its viewshed, conservation, and open land-agricultural cores.
    The Commission may raise, accept, and expend funds from public and private sources for the purpose of developing, facilitating and coordinating and making recommendations for the implementation of, and assisting in the implementation of, the land management plan in the parkway corridor.
    Using funds that it receives as authorized by this Section, the Commission may select and contract with a multidiscipline design consultant to assist the Commission in the design and development of the parkway corridor.
    The Commission is authorized to cooperate with not-for-profit corporations empowered to establish trusts to acquire and hold title to scenic easements and other interests in land for the purposes of this Article and implementation of the land management plan in the parkway corridor.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

20 ILCS 3905/1006

    (20 ILCS 3905/1006) (from Ch. 105, par. 906)
    Sec. 1006. The State of Illinois may seek the cooperation and assistance of federal, State, regional, county, municipal, and other local agencies, commissions, or individuals in the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the Alton Lake Heritage Parkway Corridor. All State departments and agencies shall provide their cooperation and assistance upon request from the General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 88-274.)