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(70 ILCS 3110/) Metro East Solid Waste Disposal and Energy Producing Service Act.

70 ILCS 3110/1

    (70 ILCS 3110/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7101)
    Sec. 1. Finding and Purpose. For the benefit of the People of this State, the increase of their commerce, welfare and prosperity, and the improvement of their health and living conditions, it is essential that provision be made for the efficient collection and disposal of waste on a district basis from both public and private sources in compliance with State and federal laws, regulations, and policies and for the generation of energy and the recovery of usable resources form such waste to the extent practicable. It is the purpose of this Act to assist certain participating political subdivisions of this State, other public entities and the private sector of the economy to provide adequate waste disposal facilities and facilities for the generation of steam, electricity, or other forms of energy from fuels which are derived from or are otherwise related to waste disposal facilities by providing a coordinating agency and a financing vehicle for such facilities. It is the purpose of this Act to assist the participating municipalities to effect waste disposal programs on a district basis and to that end this Act provides for the creation of the Metro East Solid Disposal and Energy Producing Service. It is the intention and purpose of this Act that, without in any way limiting the discretion of the Service, the Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are to cooperate to the maximum extent practicable in effecting a district waste disposal and energy generating program to service the participating municipalities.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

70 ILCS 3110/2

    (70 ILCS 3110/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7102)
    Sec. 2. Title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Metro East Solid Waste Disposal and Energy Producing Service Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/3

    (70 ILCS 3110/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7103)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act, the words and terms listed in this Section shall have the meaning given, unless the context clearly indicates another or different meaning is intended.
    (a) "Service" means the Metro East Solid Waste Disposal and Energy Producing Service.
    (b) "Bonds" mean all bonds, bond anticipation notes, revenue anticipation notes, grant anticipation notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the Service, whether general or limited obligations of the Service.
    (c) "Cost" shall include the purchase price of any project or the cost of acquiring all or any portion of the right, title, or interest of a project and the amount to be paid to discharge all obligations necessary or desirable to vest title to the project or any part thereof in the Service or other owner; the cost of any reconstruction, extension, enlargement, alteration, repair or improvement; the cost of all lands, properties, rights, easements, franchises, and permits; the cost of all labor, machinery, and equipment; financing charges; interest prior to and during construction and if, considered desirable by the Service, for a limited period after the completion of construction; reserves for principal and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions and improvements; the cost of all lands, properties, rights, easements, franchises, and permits; the cost of all labor, machinery, and equipment; financing charges; interest prior to and during construction and if, considered desirable by the Service, for a limited period after the completion of construction; reserves for principal and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions and improvements; the costs of revenue estimates, engineering and legal services, plans, designs, specifications, surveys, investigations, demonstrations, studies, estimates of cost, other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of any such acquisition, improvement, repair or construction; administrative expenses, and other expenses as necessary or incident to the financing herein authorized, and to the acquisition, operation, maintenance, improvement, construction of a project and the placing of the same in operation by the Service, including reasonable provision for working capital. Any obligation or expense incurred prior to the issuance of bonds under the provisions of this Act in connection with the foregoing items of cost may be regarded as a part of such cost.
    (d) "Person" means any natural person, corporation, firm, partnership, cooperative, or other entity.
    (e) "Project" means the facilities and properties used or useful or having present capacity for future use in connection with:
    (1) The transporting, transferring, compacting, burying, incinerating, reduction, composting, collection, storage, treatment, utilization, processing, or final disposal of waste;
    (2) The conversion of waste to fuel, steam, electricity, energy, or other resources or the generation of steam, electricity, or other forms of energy from fuel which is derived from, or is otherwise related to, waste; or
    (3) The reconstruction, converting or otherwise recycling of waste into material which is not waste or which is useful or is marketable.
    The term "project" includes (without limitation) land, buildings, structures, machinery, equipment, rail or motor vehicles, barges, boats, and all properties and rights therein and appurtenances thereof, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and other interests in land, all land and facilities which are functionally related and subordinate to the project and all patents, licenses and other rights necessary or useful in the construction or operation of a project.
    (f) "Revenues" means, but is not necessarily limited to, all moneys received by the Service from or in connection with any project, including (without limitation) grants, rentals, rates, fees, charges for the use of the services furnished or available and all other income inuring to the Service; provided that the Service, from time to time, may further define or limit the term "revenues" as applied to a particular project, financing, or other matter.
    (g) "Subdivision" means any county, municipal corporation, sanitary district, State or local agency, or other public body or agency created or established by or pursuant to State or local law, ordinance, or resolution.
    (h) "Wastes" means all waste materials, whether solid, liquid or gas, including but not limited to garbage, refuse, and other discarded materials, waste materials resulting from industrial, commercial and agricultural operations and from community activities, rubbish, ashes, incinerator residue, wastewater treatment residue, street cleanings, dead animals, demolition and construction debris, discarded household appliances, automobile bodies, offal and paunch manure.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/4

    (70 ILCS 3110/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7104)
    Sec. 4. Created. There is hereby created the Metro East Solid Waste Disposal and Energy Producing Service which is constituted a public instrumentality of the State of Illinois. The exercise by the Service of the powers conferred by this Act shall be considered to be the performance for an essential public function. The Service shall be considered organized and shall commence its activities when there shall have been filed with the Secretary of State and Environmental Protection Agency certified copies of the resolutions of participation of at least two of the following municipalities: Mayor and City Council or Village Board of Trustees of East St. Louis, Centreville, Alorton, Venice and Brooklyn. The resolution of participation shall contain a declaration by the municipality of its intention and consent to participate in the activities of the Service.
(Source: P.A. 85-293.)

70 ILCS 3110/5

    (70 ILCS 3110/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7105)
    Sec. 5. Composition; appointment and terms of members; oath; removal. The Service shall consist of one member from each of the participating municipalities and the director of the Environmental Protection Agency, ex officio. Each member from a participating municipality shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of at least three persons, which list has been submitted to the Governor by such participating municipality. Each such list shall be submitted to the Governor after approval by the Mayor of the municipality submitting such list. Members from a participating municipality shall serve terms of 4 years and shall continue in office until their successors have been appointed and qualified. A member of the Service, before entering upon his or her duties, shall take an oath which shall be filed with the Secretary of State. The members of the Service may be removed by the Governor at any time in the event the Governor has previously received a resolution of that municipality which nominated such a member for appointment requesting that such member be removed.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/6

    (70 ILCS 3110/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7106)
    Sec. 6. Appointments of executive director and general counsel; compensation. The Service shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Governor, an executive director. The executive director may not be a member of the Service. The Service may also appoint, subject to the approval of the Governor, a general counsel, either on a full-time or a part-time basis as the Service may determine, or it may otherwise provide for the provision of necessary legal services to the Service. The general counsel shall not be a member of the Service. Both the executive director and the general counsel shall serve at the pleasure of the Service, and shall receive such compensation as may be determined by the Service.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/7

    (70 ILCS 3110/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7107)
    Sec. 7. Records and documents of Service; executive director chief administrative officer. The executive director shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Service and shall be custodian of all books, documents, and papers filed with the Service and of the minute book or journal of the Service and may give certificates under the official seal of the Service to the effect that copies are true copies, and all persons dealing with the Service may rely upon such certificates. The records and documents of the Service shall be considered public records subject to reasonable inspection. The executive director shall, subject to the supervision and direction of the Service, be the chief administrative officer of the Service.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/8

    (70 ILCS 3110/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7108)
    Sec. 8. Duties of general counsel. The general counsel, if one is appointed, shall be the legal advisor to the Service. He shall, when directed by the Service, represent the Service in judicial or other proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/9

    (70 ILCS 3110/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7109)
    Sec. 9. Quorum; majority vote; resolutions; rules and regulations. A majority of the members of the Service shall constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present at a meeting of the Authority having a quorum present shall be necessary for any action taken by the Service. The director of the Environmental Protection Agency is a voting member of the Service. No vacancy in the membership of the Service shall impair the right of quorum to exercise all the rights and perform all the duties of the Service. Any action taken by the Service under the provisions of this Act may be authorized by resolution at any regular or special meeting. Each such resolution, other than resolutions promulgating rules and regulations, shall take effect immediately and need not be published or posted. Rules and regulations shall be promulgated under the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except when necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health and safety and except for emergency provisions required to protect projects of the Service.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/10

    (70 ILCS 3110/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7110)
    Sec. 10. Surety bond. Each member of the Service, the executive director and such employees as may be designated by the Service, shall, upon entering the performance of their duties, be covered by a surety bond of $25,000.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/11

    (70 ILCS 3110/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7111)
    Sec. 11. Expenses of members. The members of the Service shall receive no compensation for the performance of their duties hereunder, but each such member shall be paid his necessary expenses incurred while engaged in the performance of such duties.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/12

    (70 ILCS 3110/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7112)
    Sec. 12. Grant or loan of money or property by participating counties. The participating counties may grant, loan, or otherwise transfer to the Service, and the Service may accept, from time to time such moneys, property or other assets as may be necessary or desirable to enable the Service to initiate its operations or those of any project or to carry out any of its corporate purposes.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/13

    (70 ILCS 3110/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7113)
    Sec. 13. Staff. The staff or the Service shall consist of such employees as the Service may determine to be necessary to carry out the duties of the Service. The executive director shall appoint and remove the staff of the Service in accordance with the provisions and restrictions of a "merit system" to be developed by the Service.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/14

    (70 ILCS 3110/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7114)
    Sec. 14. Five-year plan. (1) Upon designation of the waste disposal and energy generation district, the Service, and not the Environmental Protection Agency, shall prepare a 5-year plan providing for solid waste disposal projects and the generation of energy from waste and the implementation thereof in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
    (2) The 5-year plan may include provisions for the establishment and implementation of a district system of service fees to be charged at public waste disposal and energy and heat producing facilities within the participating jurisdiction. The Service, by agreement with a subdivision or person outside the boundaries of the service district, may establish various service fees for the disposal of waste generated within the service district consistent with the 5-year plan. The State Department of Public Health shall supervise any pricing structure proposed for adoption in the 5-year plan or subsequent amendments thereto, for reasonableness and health standards.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/15

    (70 ILCS 3110/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7115)
    Sec. 15. Services districts. Upon adoption by the Service of a 5-year plan providing for solid waste disposal and energy and heat generating projects and approval of such plan by the affected municipalities a service district shall be established in the manner and following the schedule set forth in the 5-year plan providing for a solid waste disposal and energy and heat generating project. The Service is responsible for the disposal of solid wastes, including any wastewater treatment residue, as set forth in the 5-year plan providing for solid waste disposal projects. Within the service district, no subdivision or person may dispose of solid wastes except through projects of the Service or of a subdivision or person designated by the 5-year plan or under reasonable conditions the Service stipulates; however, it is not intended by this Section that the Service, in the absence of an agreement to do so, be required to assume responsibility over any wastewater treatment activity or project or over any solid waste activity or project of any person or subdivision that exist on the effective date of this Act. Nothing contained in this Act shall affect the power of the Environmental Protection Agency to undertake any of the actions authorized in the Environmental Protection Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/16

    (70 ILCS 3110/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7116)
    Sec. 16. Powers of Service. The Service is granted and has and may exercise all powers necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act, including but not limited to, the following rights and powers:
    (a) To have perpetual existence as a corporation;
    (b) To adopt bylaws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;
    (c) To adopt an official seal and alter the same at its pleasure;
    (d) To maintain an office or offices at such place or places as it may designate;
    (e) To appoint officers, agents and employees, and to prescribe their duties and to fix their compensation as set forth in this subtitle;
    (f) To sue and be sued in its own name;
    (g) To acquire, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, improve, maintain, equip, lease (as lessor or as lessee), repair, and operate projects within or without the State of Illinois and to establish reasonable rules and regulations relating to any project;
    (h) To acquire, purchase, hold, lease as lessee, and use any franchise, patent or license and any property, real, personal or mixed or tangible or intangible, or any interest therein, necessary or convenient for carrying out the purposes of the Service;
    (i) To sell, lease as lessor, transfer and dispose of any property or interest therein at any time acquired by it;
    (j) To acquire, either directly or by or through any person or political subdivision, by purchase or by gift or devise such lands, structures, property (real or personal) rights, rights-of-way, franchises, easements and other interests in lands, including lands lying under water and riparian rights which are located within or without the State as it may deem necessary or convenient for the construction or operation of a project, upon such terms and at such prices as may be considered by it to be reasonable and can be agreed upon by it and the owner thereof, and to take title thereto in the name of the Service;
    (k) To borrow money and to issue bonds for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of any one or more projects or for any other corporate purpose of the Service; to secure the payment of such borrowing or any part thereof by pledge of or mortgage or deed of trust on all or any part of its properties or revenues; to combine projects for financing or operating purposes; to make agreements with or for the benefit of the purchasers or holders of bonds or with others in connection with the issuance of any such bonds, whether issued or to be issued, as the Service may consider advisable; and in general to provide for the security of such bonds and the rights of the holders thereof;
    (l) To take and hold title to any project which may be transferred to the Service, and to assume jurisdiction over and provide for the maintenance and operation of said project, all on such terms as may be mutually agreed upon between the Service and the transferor. The Service may contract with any subdivision to assume the payment of the principal of and interest on obligations or indebtedness of such subdivision incurred in connection with any project and may undertake to operate any project in such a manner as to provide for the payment of all outstanding obligations or indebtedness applicable to such project and the interest thereon and to transfer to the appropriate subdivision an amount equal to the debt service payments prior to the applicable payment date;
    (m) To fix and revise from time to time and to collect rates, rentals, fees, and charges for the use of or for services and facilities provided or made available by the Service;
    (n) To make and enter into contracts with the federal or any State government (or any agency, instrumentality or subdivision thereof) or with any subdivision or person within or without the State of Illinois providing for or relating to the acquisition, construction, management, operation and maintenance of any project or the furnishing of services by or to any project or in connection with the services of any project owned, operated or controlled by the other contracting party.
    (o) To enter with the permission of the owner upon lands, waters, or premises for the purpose of making surveys, soundings, borings and examinations to accomplish any purpose authorized by this Act, the Service being liable for any actual damage done;
    (p) To make application for, receive and accept from the federal or any State government, or any agency, instrumentality or subdivision thereof, or from any person, grants relating to the Service or any project, including, without limitation, grants for or in aid of the planning, financing, construction, acquisition, maintenance or operation of any project to receive and accept aid or contributions from any source, whether in the form of money or property, labor, or other things of value; and to participate in any price support program, loan program or other program of the federal or State government relating to waste disposal, resource recovery or energy generation;
    (q) To make rules and regulations pertaining to the Service and projects, which rules and regulations may, without limitation, exclude or require preconditioning of any waste that might otherwise be harmful to the project or its efficient operation or endanger the health or safety of workers or others;
    (r) To enter into agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency providing for the assumption by the Environmental Protection Agency of such activities of the Service as the Service may deem necessary or desirable to effectuate its purposes, including agreements relating to the exchange of information between the Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, the sharing of planning resources, the provision by the Environmental Protection Agency of personnel, consulting services and technical assistance to the Service, and the acquisition, construction, supervision, operation or maintenance of one or more projects by the Environmental Protection Agency; and
    (s) To do all things necessary to carry out its purposes and for the exercise of the powers granted in this Act.
    (t) Anything in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding, the Service does not have any power to acquire, construct, operate, finance or otherwise provide any project located outside the boundaries of the participating municipalities.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/17

    (70 ILCS 3110/17) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7117)
    Sec. 17. Service to issue bonds. (a) Bonds. The Service is hereby authorized and empowered, by resolution, to issue bonds for the purpose of financing the cost of one or more projects or for any other corporate purpose. Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by the Service, every issue of its bonds shall be general obligations of the Service payable from any revenues or moneys of the Service available therefor and not otherwise pledged, subject only to any agreements with holders of particular bonds pledging any particular revenues or moneys and to any agreements with any persons or subdivisions. The Service may issue its bonds without obtaining the consent of any board, agency, department or unit of the State, and without any other proceedings or the happening of any conditions or things other than those specifically required hereunder.
    (b) Determination with respect to form, terms conditions, issuance, and sale. The Service shall have absolute discretion to determine with respect to the bonds of any issue:
    (1) The date or dates of issue;
    (2) The date or dates of maturity and the amount or amounts maturing on such date or dates, provided only that no bond of any issue shall mature later than 40 years from the date of its issue;
    (3) The rate or rates of interest payable on such bonds and the date or dates of such payment;
    (4) The form or forms, denomination or denominations, manner of execution and the place or places of payment thereof and of the interest thereon, which may be at any bank or trust company within or without this State;
    (5) Whether such bonds or any part thereof shall be made redeemable before maturity and, if so, upon what terms, conditions, and prices; and
    (6) Any other matter relating to the forms, terms, conditions, issuance, and sale thereof.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/18

    (70 ILCS 3110/18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7118)
    Sec. 18. Execution of bonds; negotiable instruments; registration; replacement. Effect of signature by formerly authorized individual. In case any officer whose signature or a facsimile of whose signature appears on any bonds or coupons shall cease to be such officer before the delivery of such bonds, such signature or such facsimile shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes as if he had remained in office until such delivery.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/19

    (70 ILCS 3110/19) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7119)
    Sec. 19. Rates, rentals, fees, and charges. (a) The rates, rentals, fees, and charges of the Service in connection with the project shall be so fixed, revised, and collected as to provide funds, with other funds available for such purposes, sufficient at all times:
    (1) To pay the cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the project on account of which the Service shall have issued bonds, including such reserves as the Service may deem necessary or desirable for such purposes and for replacement and depreciation and necessary extensions;
    (2) To pay the principal of and redemption premium, if any, and interest on the bonds as the same shall become due and payable and to create and maintain such reserves as the Service may deem necessary or desirable for such purposes; and
    (3) To fulfill the terms and provisions of any agreements made with the purchasers or holders of any of its bonds or with any person or subdivision.
    (b) In cases where the character of the waste from any source is such that it imposes an unreasonable burden upon any project, an additional charge may be made therefor, or the Service may, if it deems advisable, require that such waste be treated or processed in such manner as shall be specified by the Service prior to the deposit of such waste at the project. Such rentals and other rates, fees, and charges shall not be subject to supervision or regulation by any department, division, commission, board, bureau, or agency of the State or any political subdivision thereof.
    (c) The revenues, or any part thereof, whether derived from the project or projects in connection with which the bonds of any issue shall have been issued or from other projects or sources, designated as security for such bonds by the authorizing resolution or in the trust agreement securing the bonds shall be set aside at such regular intervals as may be provided in such resolution or trust agreement in a special fund which is hereby pledged to, and charged with, the payment of:
    (1) The interest upon such bonds as such interest falls due;
    (2) The principal of such bonds as it falls due;
    (3) The necessary charges of paying agents for paying principal and interest; and
    (4) The redemption price or purchase price of bonds retired by call or purchase as provided in such resolution or trust agreement.
    Any amounts set aside in such special fund which are not needed to provide for the payment of the items listed in paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (4) may be used for any other lawful purpose, to the extent provided in such resolution or trust agreement. Such pledge shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made. Such revenues or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the Service shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having any claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the Service, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof.
    Neither the resolution nor any trust agreement by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the records of the Service, any State or local law to the contrary notwithstanding. The use and disposition of moneys to the credit of such special fund shall be subject to the provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or of such trust agreement.
    (d) Any net earnings of the Service, beyond that necessary for the retirement of bonds or to implement the public purposes or programs of the Service, shall not inure to the benefit of any person, other than the State of Illinois for use to accomplish the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)

70 ILCS 3110/20

    (70 ILCS 3110/20) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7120)
    Sec. 20. Remedies of bondholders and trustees. Any holder of bonds or of any of the coupons thereto appertaining and the trustee, except to the extent the rights herein given may be restricted by any resolution authorizing the issuance of, or by any trust agreement securing, such bonds, may, either at law or in equity, by suit, action mandamus, or other proceedings, protect and enforce any and all rights under the laws of this State or granted hereunder or under such resolution or trust agreement, and may enforce and compel the performance of all duties required by this Act or by such resolution or trust agreement to be performed by the Service or by any officer, employee, or agent thereof, including the fixing, charging, and collecting of rates, rentals, fees, and charges herein authorized and required by the provisions of such resolution or trust agreement to be fixed, charged, and collected.
(Source: P.A. 84-1320.)