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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1830/) Kaskaskia Regional Port District Act.

70 ILCS 1830/1

    (70 ILCS 1830/1) (from Ch. 19, par. 501)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the "Kaskaskia Regional Port District Act".
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1184.)

70 ILCS 1830/1.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/1.1)
    Sec. 1.1. Purpose. The General Assembly declares that the main purpose of this Act is to promote industrial, commercial, transportation, homeland security, recreation, water supply, flood control, and economic activities thereby reducing the evils attendant upon unemployment and enhancing the public health, safety, and welfare of this State.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

70 ILCS 1830/2

    (70 ILCS 1830/2) (from Ch. 19, par. 502)
    Sec. 2. When used in this Act:
    "Port District" or "District" means the Kaskaskia Regional Port District created by this Act.
    "Terminal" means a public place, station or depot for receiving and delivering baggage, mail, freight, express matter or raw materials and for any combination of such purposes, in connection with transportation by water of persons and property.
    "Terminal facilities" means all lands, buildings, structures, improvements, equipment, appliances, conveyances, and other methods of transportation useful in the operation of public warehouse, storage and transportation facilities for water commerce.
    "Port facilities" means all public structures, except terminal facilities as defined herein, 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, anchorage, harbors and navigable waters.
    "Navigable waters" means any public waters which are or can be made usable for water commerce.
    "Governmental agency" means the Federal, State and any local governmental body, and any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "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.
    "Board" means Kaskaskia Regional Port District Board.
    "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1184.)

70 ILCS 1830/3

    (70 ILCS 1830/3) (from Ch. 19, par. 503)
    Sec. 3. There is created a political subdivision body politic and municipal corporation, named "Kaskaskia Regional Port District" embracing all of Monroe and Randolph Counties and Freeburg, Millstadt, Smithton, Prairie Du Long, New Athens, Marissa, Fayetteville, Engleman, Mascoutah, Shiloh Valley and Lenzburg Townships of St. Clair County. The Port District may sue and be sued in its corporate name but execution shall not in any case issue against any property owned by the Port District except for Port District property that the Port District pledged as collateral to a bank or other financial institution to secure a bank loan. It may adopt a common seal and change the same at pleasure. The principal office of the Port District shall be in the city of Red Bud, Illinois.
    No rights, duties or privileges of such District, or those of any person, existing before the change of name shall be affected by the change provided by this amendatory Act of 1967. All proceedings pending in any court in favor of or against such District may continue to final consummation under the name in which they were commenced.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

70 ILCS 1830/4

    (70 ILCS 1830/4) (from Ch. 19, par. 504)
    Sec. 4. 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 such improvements as are constructed and owned by others than the Port District.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/5

    (70 ILCS 1830/5) (from Ch. 19, par. 505)
    Sec. 5. 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. 88-670, eff. 12-2-94.)

70 ILCS 1830/6

    (70 ILCS 1830/6) (from Ch. 19, par. 506)
    Sec. 6. The Port District has the following functions, powers and duties:
        (a) to study the existing harbor facilities within
    
the area of the Port District and to recommend to an appropriate governmental agency, including the General Assembly of Illinois, such changes and modifications as may from time to time be required for continuing development therein and to meet changing business and commercial needs;
        (b) to make an investigation of conditions within the
    
Port District and to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan for the development of port facilities for the Port District. In preparing and recommending changes and modifications in existing harbor facilities, or a comprehensive plan for the development of such port facilities, as above provided, the Port District if it deems desirable may set aside and allocate an area or areas, within the lands owned by it, to be leased to private parties for industrial, manufacturing, commercial, or harbor purposes, where such area or areas in the opinion of the Board, are not required for primary purposes in the development of harbor and port facilities for the use of public water and land transportation, or will not be needed immediately for such purposes, and where such leasing in the opinion of the Board will aid and promote the development of terminal and port facilities;
        (c) to study and make recommendations to the proper
    
authority for the improvement of terminal, lighterage, wharfage, warehousing, anchorage, transfer and other facilities necessary for the promotion of commerce and the interchange of traffic within, to and from the Port District;
        (d) to study, prepare and recommend by specific
    
proposals to the General Assembly of Illinois changes in the jurisdiction of the Port District;
        (e) to petition any federal, state, municipal or
    
local authority, administrative, judicial and legislative, having jurisdiction in the premises, for the adoption and execution of any physical improvement, change in method, system of handling freight, warehousing, docking, lightering and transfer of freight, which in the opinion of the Board are designed to improve or better the handling of commerce in and through the Port District or improve terminal or transportation facilities therein; and
        (f) to petition any federal, state, or local
    
authority, including administrative, judicial, and legislative branches, having jurisdiction for the adoption and execution of any physical improvement or operation related to the management of fish and wildlife, recreation, water supply, or flood control which in the opinion of the Board is for the purpose of improving or bettering the quality of life in the Port District or add to the diversity of amenities related to that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

70 ILCS 1830/7.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/7.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 507.1)
    Sec. 7.1. Additional rights and powers. The Port District has the following additional rights and powers:
        (a) To issue permits for 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, for the deposit of rock, earth, sand or other material, or any matter of any kind or description in such waters;
        (b) To prevent and remove obstructions in navigable
    
waters, including the removal of wrecks or vessels; to recover damages, including attorney fees, for the removal and clean-up of the site or sites and the surrounding or downstream environment; these rights and powers shall include, but are not limited to, emergency powers to seize wrecks or vessels, remediate damages, and provide for the disposition of the wrecks or vessels;
        (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;
        (e) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and
    
maintain terminals, terminal facilities, port facilities, transportation equipment facilities, railroads and marinas, and airport facilities and systems, and to fix and collect just, reasonable, and non-discriminatory charges for use of such facilities, equipment and systems. The charges so collected 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 Port District;
        (f) To operate, maintain, manage, lease, sub-lease,
    
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 port or public port facility;
        (g) To fix, charge and collect reasonable rentals,
    
tolls, fees and charges for the use of any public port, or any part thereof, or any public port facility;
        (h) To establish, maintain, expand and improve
    
roadways, railroads, and approaches by land, or water, to any such terminal, terminal facility and port facilities, and to contract or otherwise provide by condemnation, if necessary, for the removal of any port, terminal, terminal facilities and port facility hazards or the removal or relocation of all private structures, railroads, mains, pipes, conduits, wires, poles, and all other facilities and equipment which may interfere with the location, expansion, development or improvement of ports, terminals, terminal facilities and port facilities or with the safe approach thereto, or exit or takeoff therefrom by vehicles, vessels, barges and other means of transportation, and to pay the cost of removal or relocation;
        (i) 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 such rules and regulations. 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 such regulatory ordinance.
        (j) 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 such municipal corporation or political subdivision for or on account of income producing properties of the District;
        (k) To enter into contracts dealing in any manner
    
with the objects and purposes of this Act;
        (l) To acquire, own, lease, mortgage, sell, or
    
otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situate thereon and in personal property necessary to fulfill the purposes of the District;
        (m) To designate the fiscal year for the District;
        (n) To engage in any activity or operation which is
    
incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to accomplish the District's primary purpose;
        (o) To acquire, erect, construct, maintain and
    
operate aquariums, museums, planetariums, climatrons and other edifices for the collection and display of objects pertaining to natural history or the arts and sciences and to permit the directors or trustees of any corporation or society organized for the erection, construction, maintenance and operation of an aquarium, museum, planetarium, climatron or other such edifice to perform such erection, construction, maintenance and operation on or within any property now or hereafter owned by or under the control or supervision of the District; and to contract with any such directors or trustees relative to such acquisition, erection, construction, maintenance and operation and to charge or authorize such directors or trustees to charge an admission fee, the proceeds of which shall be devoted exclusively to such erection, construction, maintenance and operation;
        (p) To do any act which is enumerated in Section
    
11-74.1-1 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", in the same manner and form as though the District were a "municipality" as referred to in such Section;
        (q) To acquire, erect, construct, reconstruct,
    
improve, maintain and operate one or more, or a combination or combinations of, industrial buildings, office buildings, buildings to be used as a factory, mill shops, processing plants, packaging plants, assembly plants, fabricating plants, and buildings to be used as warehouses and other storage facilities.
        (r) To acquire, own, construct, lease or contract for
    
any period not exceeding 99 years, operate, develop, and maintain Port District water and sewage systems and other utility systems and services, including, but not limited to, pipes, mains, lines, sewers, pumping stations, settling tanks, treatment plants, water purification equipment, wells, storage facilities, lines, and all other equipment, material, and facilities necessary to those systems, for the use, upon payment of reasonable fee set by the District, of any tenant, occupant, or user of the District facilities or any person engaged in commerce in the District; provided that the District shall not acquire, own, construct, lease, operate, develop, and maintain the systems and services if those systems and services can be provided by an investor-owned public utility offering electric or gas services. The public utility shall provide the District with a written response, within 30 days after receiving a written request from the District for those systems or services, stating whether it will or will not be able to provide the requested systems or services in accordance with the Public Utilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

70 ILCS 1830/7.2

    (70 ILCS 1830/7.2) (from Ch. 19, par. 507.2)
    Sec. 7.2. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved September 21, 1985.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

70 ILCS 1830/7.3

    (70 ILCS 1830/7.3) (from Ch. 19, par. 507.3)
    Sec. 7.3. The Port 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. The term "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. Such 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. 84-1308.)

70 ILCS 1830/8.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/8.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 508.1)
    Sec. 8.1.
    Any public warehouse or other public storage or transportation facility or system owned or otherwise controlled by the Port District may be operated by the Port District or by persons under contracts with the Port District. Any such contract shall reserve reasonable rentals or other charges payable to the Port District sufficient to pay the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating the facilities and to pay principal and interest upon any revenue bonds issued by the Port District and may contain such other conditions as may be mutually agreed upon.
(Source: P.A. 77-2109.)

70 ILCS 1830/9

    (70 ILCS 1830/9) (from Ch. 19, par. 509)
    Sec. 9. All leases or other contracts for operation of any public warehouse or public grain elevator or transportation facilities owned or otherwise controlled by the Port District shall be governed by the following procedure: Notice shall be given by the Port District that bids will be received for the operation of such public warehouse or public grain elevator or transportation facilities. This notice shall state the time within which and the place where bids may be submitted, the time and place of opening bids, and shall be published not more than 30 days nor less than 15 days in advance of the first day for the submission of bids in one or more newspapers designated by the Port District which have a general circulation within the Port District; this notice shall include sufficient data for the proposed operation to enable bidders to understand the scope and nature of the operation; provided that contracts which by their nature are not adapted to award by competitive bidding, such as contracts for the services of individuals possessing a high degree of personal skill, contracts for the purchase or binding of magazines, books, periodicals, pamphlets, reports and similar articles, and contracts for utility services such as water, light, heat, telephone or telegraph, shall not be subject to competitive bidding requirements of this Section.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/10

    (70 ILCS 1830/10) (from Ch. 19, par. 510)
    Sec. 10. Regulations as to qualifications of operators. The Board, by ordinance, may promulgate reasonable regulations prescribing qualifications of the operators as to experience, adequacy of equipment, ability to complete performance within the time set, and other factors in addition to financial responsibility, and may by ordinance provide for suitable performance guaranties to qualify a bid. Copies of all such regulations shall be made available to all prospective operators.
(Source: P.A. 90-785, eff. 1-1-99.)

70 ILCS 1830/11

    (70 ILCS 1830/11) (from Ch. 19, par. 511)
    Sec. 11. The Port District shall determine in advance the minimum income that should be produced by the public warehouse or public grain elevator or transportation facilities offered, and if no qualified bid will produce such minimum income, all bids may be rejected and the District shall then readvertise for bids. If after such readvertisement no responsible and satisfactory bid within the terms of the advertisement is received, the Port District may then negotiate a lease for not less than the amount of minimum income so determined. If, after negotiating for a lease as herein provided, it is found necessary to revise the minimum income to be produced by the facilities offered for lease, then the Port District shall again readvertise for bids, as herein provided, before negotiating a lease.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/13

    (70 ILCS 1830/13) (from Ch. 19, par. 513)
    Sec. 13. Unless and until revenues from operations conducted by the Port District are adequate to meet all expenditures or unless and until otherwise determined by act of the General Assembly, the Port District shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office or administrative expenses prior to the making of appropriations to meet such expenses.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/14

    (70 ILCS 1830/14) (from Ch. 19, par. 514)
    Sec. 14. The District has 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, terminal facilities, trails, and other transportation facilities within the Port District adequate to serve the needs of commerce within the area served by the Port District. The Port 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 property owned by any municipality within the Port District shall be taken or appropriated without first obtaining consent of the governing body of such municipality.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

70 ILCS 1830/14.5

    (70 ILCS 1830/14.5)
    Sec. 14.5. 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. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

70 ILCS 1830/15

    (70 ILCS 1830/15) (from Ch. 19, par. 515)
    Sec. 15. The Port District may lease to others for any period of time not to exceed 99 years, upon such terms as the Board may determine, any of its real property, rights of way or privileges, or any interest therein, or any part thereof, suitable for industrial, manufacturing, commercial or harbor purposes which, in the opinion of the Board, is 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 needed immediately for such purposes. But where such leases in the opinion of the Board will aid and promote such purposes in conjunction with such leases, the Port District may grant rights of way and privileges across property of the Port District. Such rights of way and privileges may be assignable and irrevocable during the term of any lease and may include the right to enter upon the property of the Port District to do such things as may be necessary for the enjoyment of leases, rights of way and privileges. Such leases may contain such conditions and retain such interest therein as the Board deems for the best interest of the Port District.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/16

    (70 ILCS 1830/16) (from Ch. 19, par. 516)
    Sec. 16. The Port District has the right and power to grant easements and permits for the use of any such real property, rights of way or privileges which in the opinion of the Board will not interfere with the use thereof by the Port District for its primary purposes. Such easements and permits may contain such conditions and retain such interest therein as the Board deems for the best interest of the District.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/17

    (70 ILCS 1830/17) (from Ch. 19, par. 517)
    Sec. 17. 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 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 and interest upon any revenue bonds issued by the District.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/18

    (70 ILCS 1830/18) (from Ch. 19, par. 518)
    Sec. 18. The Port 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 agreements with the Federal Government in relation to such grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/19

    (70 ILCS 1830/19) (from Ch. 19, par. 519)
    Sec. 19. The Port District has power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance and 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 Board or of the Port District in the performance of the duties of his office or employment or any other insurable risk.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/20.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/20.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 520.1)
    Sec. 20.1.
    The District has the continuing power to borrow money and issue either general obligation bonds or revenue bonds as provided in this Act for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, extending or improving or operating the terminals, terminal facilities, port facilities, aquariums, museums, planetariums, climatrons and other buildings or facilities which the District has the power to acquire, construct, reconstruct, extend or improve, and for acquiring any property and equipment useful for such construction, reconstruction, extension, improvement or operation, and for acquiring necessary cash working funds.
(Source: P.A. 77-2109.)

70 ILCS 1830/20.2

    (70 ILCS 1830/20.2)
    Sec. 20.2. Authorization to borrow moneys. The District's Board may borrow money from any bank or other financial institution and may provide appropriate security, including mortgaging real estate, for that borrowing, if the money is repaid within 20 years after the money is borrowed. "Financial institution" means any bank subject to the Illinois Banking Act, any savings and loan association subject to the Illinois Savings and Loan Act of 1985, any savings bank subject to the Savings Bank Act, and any federally chartered commercial bank or savings and loan association organized and operated in this State pursuant to the laws of the United States.
(Source: P.A. 99-507, eff. 6-24-16.)

70 ILCS 1830/21.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/21.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 521.1)
    Sec. 21.1.
    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.
(Source: P.A. 77-2109.)

70 ILCS 1830/22.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/22.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 522.1)
    Sec. 22.1. 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, the maximum rate of interest they will bear which shall not be more than that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended. Such 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. This ordinance shall not be effective until it has been submitted to referendum of, and approved by, a majority of the legal voters of the District. The Board shall certify its 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 votes cast upon the proposition is in favor of the issuance of such general obligation bonds the District is thereafter authorized to issue and, in accordance with the provisions of Section 25.1 of this Act, to sell the bonds specified in such ordinance and to adopt an ordinance levying an annual tax against all of the taxable property within the District sufficient to pay the maturing principal and interest of such bonds and to file a certified copy of both such ordinances in the office of the county clerks of St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph Counties. Thereafter such county clerks shall annually extend taxes against all the taxable property within the District at the rate specified in such ordinance levying such taxes. The aggregate amount of principal of general obligation bonds issued under the provisions of this Section shall not exceed 2.5% of the assessed valuation of all taxable property in the District.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall general obligation
 bonds in the amount of $....
 be issued by the Kaskaskia              YES
 Regional Port District for
 the purpose of ...., maturing
 in not more than .... years,      ---------------------------
 bearing not more than ....%
 interest, and a tax levied              NO
 to pay the principal and
 interest thereof?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 82-902.)

70 ILCS 1830/23.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/23.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 523.1)
    Sec. 23.1. All revenue bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from the terminals, terminal facilities, port facilities, aquariums, museums, planetariums, climatrons and any other building or facility which the District has the power to acquire, construct, reconstruct, extend or improve, or any part thereof, may bear such date or dates and may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, all as may be provided in the ordinance authorizing their issuance. All general obligation bonds and revenue bonds may bear interest at such rate or rates not to exceed that permitted in "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended. Such interest may be paid semiannually. All bonds, whether revenue or general obligations, may be in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place or places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner and upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, may be authenticated in such manner and may contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided in the ordinance authorizing issuance.
    The holder or holders of any bonds or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the District may bring a civil suit 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 such 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 any bond, whether revenue or general obligation, and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is nonnegotiable, all such bonds are 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. 82-902.)

70 ILCS 1830/24.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/24.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 524.1)
    Sec. 24.1.
    All revenue bonds shall be issued and sold by the Board in such manner as the Board shall determine. However, if any bonds are issued to bear interest at the maximum rate of interest allowed by Section 23.1 of this Act, 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 23.1 of this Act, computed to absolute maturity of such bonds according to standard tables of bond values.
(Source: P.A. 77-2109.)

70 ILCS 1830/25.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/25.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 525.1)
    Sec. 25.1.
    All general obligation bonds issued by the District shall be sold by the District upon sealed bids to the highest and best responsible bidder who specifies the lowest net interest cost for such bonds. The Board shall publish at least once, in a newspaper published in and having general circulation in the District, a notice of the time, date and place when and where sealed bids for the purchase of such bonds will be received and publicly opened, read and tabulated, which such date shall not be less than 10 days after the date of such publication. Any such bonds shall be sold for not less than par plus accrued interest to the date of delivery.
(Source: P.A. 77-2109.)

70 ILCS 1830/26.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/26.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 526.1)
    Sec. 26.1. Upon the issue of any revenue bonds under 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 such revenue bonds sufficient at all times with other revenues of the District, if any, to pay: (a) the cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating such facilities; and (b) the bonds and interest thereon as they become due, and 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 such revenue income to be derived from the terminals, terminal facilities, port facilities, aquariums, museums, planetariums, climatrons and other buildings, or facilities which the District has the power to acquire, construct, reconstruct, extend or improve, 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 such 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 such action may be instituted.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

70 ILCS 1830/27.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/27.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 527.1)
    Sec. 27.1.
    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 but is payable solely from the revenues or income derived from terminals, terminal facilities, and port facilities.
(Source: P.A. 77-2109.)

70 ILCS 1830/28.1

    (70 ILCS 1830/28.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 528.1)
    Sec. 28.1. 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 .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 such a 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 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 .05% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
    The question shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the Kaskaskia Regional
 Port District levy a tax for              YES
 corporate purposes annually at
 a rate not to exceed ....% of        ------------------------
 the value of taxable property
 as equalized or assessed by the           NO
 Department of Revenue?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 81-1509.)

70 ILCS 1830/30

    (70 ILCS 1830/30) (from Ch. 19, par. 530)
    Sec. 30. It is not lawful 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, in, or within 40 feet of any navigable waters within the Port District without first submitting the plans, profiles, and specifications therefor, and such other data and information as may be required, to the Port District and receiving a permit therefor. Any person, corporation, company, city or municipality or other agency, which shall do any of the things prohibited by this Section, without securing a permit therefor shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any structure, fill or deposit erected or made in any public body of water within the Port District, in violation of this Section is declared to be purpresture and may be abated as such at the expense of the person, corporation, company, city, municipality or other agency responsible therefor, or if, the Port District decides that such structure, fill or deposit may remain, the Port District may fix such rule, regulation, requirement, restrictions or rentals, or require and compel all changes, modifications and repairs which are deemed necessary to protect the interest of the Port District.
(Source: P.A. 77-2338.)

70 ILCS 1830/31

    (70 ILCS 1830/31) (from Ch. 19, par. 531)
    Sec. 31. The governing and administrative body of the Port District is a Board of 15 members, to be known as the Kaskaskia Regional Port District Board. All members of the Board shall be residents of the Port District and persons of recognized business ability. 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 fixed by the Board for services as such officer.
(Source: P.A. 80-323.)

70 ILCS 1830/32

    (70 ILCS 1830/32) (from Ch. 19, par. 532)
    Sec. 32. The Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint the members of the Board and fill any and all vacancies. If the Senate is in recess when such appointment is made, the Governor shall make a temporary appointment until the next meeting of the Senate. Of the members initially appointed by the Governor, 3 were appointed for initial terms expiring July 1, 1966, 3 for initial terms expiring July 1, 1967 and 3 for initial terms expiring July 1, 1968. Those appointments are not affected by this amendatory Act of 1967; however, within 60 days after this amendatory Act of 1967 takes effect, the Governor shall appoint 6 additional members to the Board. Of such members appointed, 2 shall be appointed for initial terms expiring July 1, 1968, 2 for initial terms expiring July 1, 1969, and 2 for initial terms expiring July 1, 1970. At the expiration of the term of any member, his successor shall be appointed by the Governor in like manner and with like regard to place of residence of the appointee.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1184.)

70 ILCS 1830/33

    (70 ILCS 1830/33) (from Ch. 19, par. 533)
    Sec. 33. After the expiration of initial terms, such successor shall hold office for the term of 3 years beginning the first day of July of the year in which the term of office commences. In the case of a vacancy during the term of office of any member, the Governor shall make an appointment for the remainder of the term vacant and until a successor is appointed and qualified. No more than 8 members of the Board may be affiliated with the same political party at the time of appointment.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1184.)

70 ILCS 1830/34

    (70 ILCS 1830/34) (from Ch. 19, par. 534)
    Sec. 34. The Governor shall certify his appointments to the Secretary of State. Within 30 days after certification of appointment, and before entering upon the duties of his 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: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/35

    (70 ILCS 1830/35) (from Ch. 19, par. 535)
    Sec. 35. Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Any member may resign from his office, to take effect when his successor has been appointed and has qualified. The Governor may remove any member of the Board appointed by him in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office. The Governor shall give such member a copy of the charges against him and an opportunity publicly to be heard in person or by counsel in his own defense upon not less than 10 days' notice. In case of failure to qualify within the time required, or of abandonment of his office, or in case of death, conviction of a crime or removal from office, such office becomes vacant.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/36

    (70 ILCS 1830/36) (from Ch. 19, par. 536)
    Sec. 36. As soon as possible after appointment of the initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction of business, select a chairman and a temporary secretary from its own number, and adopt by-laws and regulations to govern its proceedings. The initial chairman and successors shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the term of his office as a member of the Board or for the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/37

    (70 ILCS 1830/37) (from Ch. 19, par. 537)
    Sec. 37. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in each calendar month, the time and place of meetings to be fixed by the Board. Eight members of the Board constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution. The affirmative vote of at least 7 members shall be necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution. All ordinances and resolutions before taking effect shall be approved and signed by the chairman of the Board, those he does not approve he shall return to the Board with his objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of the Board after the passage thereof. If the chairman fails to return any ordinance or resolution with his objections thereto by the time stated, the ordinance or resolution shall take effect without signature. Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution by the chairman with his objections, the vote by which the same was passed shall be reconsidered by the Board. Upon reconsideration if such ordinance or resolution is passed again by the affirmative vote of at least 8 members, it shall go into effect notwithstanding veto by the chairman.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1184.)

70 ILCS 1830/38

    (70 ILCS 1830/38) (from Ch. 19, par. 538)
    Sec. 38. All ordinances, resolutions and all proceedings of the Port District and all documents and records in its possession shall be public records and open to public inspection, except such documents and records as shall be kept or prepared by the Board for use in negotiations, court action or other proceedings to which the District is a party.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/39

    (70 ILCS 1830/39) (from Ch. 19, par. 539)
    Sec. 39. 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. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices each shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond in the amount and with corporate sureties approved by the Board. The bond shall be payable to the District in whatever penal sum is directed by the Board, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by him 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 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 Port District.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

70 ILCS 1830/40

    (70 ILCS 1830/40) (from Ch. 19, par. 540)
    Sec. 40. All funds deposited by the treasurer in any bank or savings and loan association shall be placed in the name of the Port 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 chairman of the Board. The Board may designate any of its members or any officer or employee of the District to affix the signature of the chairman and another 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 "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

70 ILCS 1830/41

    (70 ILCS 1830/41) (from Ch. 19, par. 541)
    Sec. 41. In case any officer whose signature appears upon any bond or coupon or check or draft, issued pursuant to this Act, ceases to hold his office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he had remained in office until delivery thereof.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/42

    (70 ILCS 1830/42) (from Ch. 19, par. 542)
    Sec. 42. 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 have management of the properties and business of the Port 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 such 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 when necessary. It shall define their duties and require bonds of such of them as the Board may designate. The general manager, general attorney, chief engineer, and all other officers employed 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, subject to the provisions of Section 13 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-323.)

70 ILCS 1830/43

    (70 ILCS 1830/43) (from Ch. 19, par. 543)
    Sec. 43. The Board shall have power to pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary, and to carry into effect the powers granted to the Port 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, published in the area embraced by the Port District. No such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after publication.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/44

    (70 ILCS 1830/44) (from Ch. 19, par. 544)
    Sec. 44. As soon after the end of each fiscal year as may be expedient, the Board shall cause to be prepared and printed a complete and detailed report and financial statement of the Port District operations and of its assets and liabilities. A reasonably sufficient number of copies of such 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 of each county which is partially or wholly within the Port District. A copy of such report shall be addressed and mailed to the Mayor and City Council of President and Board of Trustees of each municipality within the Port District.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/45

    (70 ILCS 1830/45) (from Ch. 19, par. 545)
    Sec. 45. No civil action shall be commenced in any court against the District by any person for any injury to his person, unless it is commenced within one year from the date that the injury was received or the cause of action accrued. Within 6 months from the date that any injury was received or such cause of action accrued, any person who is about to commence any civil action in any court against the Port District for damages on account of any injury to his person shall file in the office of the secretary of the Board either by himself, his agent, or attorney, a statement, in writing, signed by himself, his agent, or attorney, giving the name of the person to whom the cause of action has accrued, the name and residence of the person injured, the date and about the hour of the accident, the place or location where the accident occurred and the name and address of the attending physician, if any. If such statement is not filed as provided, any such civil action commenced against the District shall be dismissed and the person to whom any cause of action accrued for any personal injury shall be forever barred from further suing.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/46

    (70 ILCS 1830/46) (from Ch. 19, par. 546)
    Sec. 46. The Board shall investigate conditions in which it has an interest within the Port District, the enforcement of its ordinances, rules and regulations, and the action, conduct and efficiency of all officers, agents and employees of the Port District. In the conduct of such investigations the Board may hold public hearings on its own motion, and shall do so on complaint or petition of any municipality within the District. Each member of the Board shall have power to administer oaths. 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 thereof.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/47

    (70 ILCS 1830/47) (from Ch. 19, par. 547)
    Sec. 47. Any circuit court, upon application of the Board, or any member thereof, may compel the attendance of witnesses, the production of books and papers, and giving of testimony before the Board or before any member thereof 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: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)

70 ILCS 1830/48

    (70 ILCS 1830/48) (from Ch. 19, par. 548)
    Sec. 48. All final administrative decisions of the Board 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. 82-783.)

70 ILCS 1830/49

    (70 ILCS 1830/49) (from Ch. 19, par. 549)
    Sec. 49. If any provision of this Act is held invalid such provision shall be deemed to be excised from this Act and the invalidity thereof shall not affect any of the other provisions of this Act. If the application of any provision of this Act to any person or circumstance is held invalid it shall not affect the application of such persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is invalid. 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. This Act shall be construed broadly and liberally to effectuate its purpose of improving the prosperity of the Port District by facilitating the removal and marketing of its raw materials and the development of industrial, mining and transportation employment.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-95.)

70 ILCS 1830/50

    (70 ILCS 1830/50) (from Ch. 19, par. 550)
    Sec. 50. The provisions of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended, shall not be effective within the District insofar as the provisions of such Act conflict with the provisions of this Act or grant substantially the same powers to any municipal corporation as are granted to the Port District by this Act.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1013.)