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TOWNSHIPS60 ILCS 1/Art. 105
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 105 heading)
LAND AND BUILDINGS, GENERALLY
60 ILCS 1/105-5
(60 ILCS 1/105-5)
Conveyance or lease for benefit of township.
Every conveyance or
lease of land made to any person or persons in any manner for the use and
benefit of a township or its inhabitants has the same effect as if made to the
township by its corporate name.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/105-10
(60 ILCS 1/105-10)
When any conveyance of real estate is made by a
township, the deed shall recite the order of the township meeting directing the
conveyance. The recital is prima facie evidence of the making and contents of
the order. The deed shall be signed by the supervisor in his official capacity
and attested by the township clerk unless the meeting ordered that the deed be
made by some other officers or persons.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/105-15
(60 ILCS 1/105-15)
(a) The township board may provide for the cutting of weeds or grass, the trimming of trees or bushes, the removal of nuisance bushes or trees, or the
maintenance of a retention pond or detention pond on any real estate in
residential areas in the township no sooner than 7 days after notifying the
owner or the appropriate property owners association by mail of the intended
weed or grass cutting, bush or tree trimming, nuisance bush or tree removal, or pond maintenance when the owners of the real estate refuse or
neglect to cut the weeds or grass, trim the trees or bushes, remove the nuisance bushes or trees, or maintain the pond. The board may collect from the
owners the reasonable cost of cutting the weeds or grass, trimming the trees or bushes, removing the nuisance bushes or trees, or maintaining the pond.
(b) This cost is a lien upon the real estate affected, superior to all other
liens and encumbrances except tax liens, if within 60 days after the cost and
expense is incurred, the township or person performing the service by authority
of the township in his or its own name files a notice of lien in the office of
the recorder in the county in which the real estate is located or in the office
of the registrar of titles of the county if the real estate affected is
registered under the Registered Titles (Torrens) Act. The notice shall consist
of a sworn statement setting out (i) a description of the real estate
sufficient for its identification, (ii) the amount of money representing the
cost and expense incurred or payable for the service, and (iii) the date or
dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the township. The lien of the
township shall not be valid, however, as to any purchaser whose rights in and
to the real estate have arisen after the weed or grass cutting, bush or tree trimming, nuisance bush or tree removal, or pond maintenance and
before the filing of the notice, and the lien of the township shall not be
valid as to any mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other lienholder whose rights
in and to the real estate arise before the filing of the notice. Upon payment
of the cost and expense by the owner of or persons interested in the property
after the notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the
township or person in whose name the lien has been filed. The release may be
filed of record as in the case of filing a notice of lien.
(c) No provision of this Section applies to any nature preserve or other
area that has been designated as a conservation area.
(d) In addition to any lien or foreclosure action related thereto, a township may institute a civil action or proceeding to recover the amount of money owed for any service performed pursuant to subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 96-564, eff. 8-18-09.)
60 ILCS 1/105-20
(60 ILCS 1/105-20)
Mosquito control and abatement.
The township board may provide
for mosquito control and abatement or may enter into contractual agreements
with counties or with any public or private entity for purposes of mosquito
control and mosquito abatement activities.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/105-25
(60 ILCS 1/105-25)
A township board may license persons
or entities engaged in the business of providing adult entertainment within the
boundaries of the township but outside the limits of cities, villages, and
incorporated towns. The board shall fix the amount, terms, and manner of
issuing and revoking licenses, except that license fees for the privilege of
engaging in the business of providing adult entertainment may not exceed $300
per year. The operation of an adult entertainment business without a license
is a separate petty offense for each day of violation. For purposes of this
Section, "adult entertainment" means commercial production, presentation, sale,
dissemination, or distribution of material that, when considered as a whole,
appeals predominantly to interest in nudity or sex.
(Source: P.A. 83-105; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/105-30
(60 ILCS 1/105-30)
(Source: P.A. 88-62. Repealed by P.A. 90-751, eff. 1-1-99.)
60 ILCS 1/105-33
(60 ILCS 1/105-33)
Donation of surplus public real estate.
At an annual or
special town meeting, a township board of trustees may by resolution authorize
the donation of surplus public real estate to a not-for-profit corporation
including, but not limited to, a historical society. The resolution may set
forth the not-for-profit corporation's intended use of the property, and
the board of trustees may require that the transfer be subject to a reversion
of the property if the property is no longer used for
intended use by the not-for-profit corporation. The resolution shall authorize
the township supervisor to execute all documents necessary to complete the
transfer of the property.
(Source: P.A. 89-29, eff. 6-23-95.)
60 ILCS 1/105-35
(60 ILCS 1/105-35)
Township plan commission.
(a) In townships located in counties with a population of less than 600,000
and in townships with a population of more than 500 located in counties with
a population of more than 3,000,000,
the township board may by resolution create
a township plan commission. The commission shall consist of 5 members appointed
by the township supervisor with the advice and consent of the township board.
Their terms of office shall be prescribed by the township board. The township
supervisor shall designate one of the members as chairman, and the plan
commission may appoint other officers it deems necessary and appropriate. The
township board may authorize a plan commission to have necessary staff and
shall pay the expenses of that staff.
(b) Every township plan commission may have the following powers and duties:
(1) The commission may prepare and recommend to the
township board a comprehensive plan for the present and future development or redevelopment of the unincorporated areas of the township. The plan may be adopted in whole or in separate geographical or functional parts, each of which, when adopted, shall be the official plan, or part of the official plan, of that township. The plan may include reasonable requirements with reference to streets, alleys, public grounds, and other improvements specified in this Section. The plan may recommend (i) establishing reasonable standards of design for subdivisions and for resubdivisions of unimproved land and of areas subject to redevelopment with respect to public improvements as defined in this Section and (ii) establishing reasonable requirements governing the location, width, course, and surfacing of public streets and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street lights, parks, playgrounds, school grounds, size of lots to be used for residential purposes, storm water drainage, water supply and distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection and treatment.
(2) The commission may from time to time recommend
changes in the official comprehensive plan.
(3) The commission may from time to time prepare and
recommend to the township authorities plans for specific improvements in pursuance of the official comprehensive plan.
(4) The commission may give aid to the officials
charged with the direction of projects for improvements embraced within the official plan to further the making of these projects and, generally, may promote the realization of the official comprehensive plan.
(5) The commission may prepare and recommend to the
township board schemes for regulating or forbidding structures or activities in unincorporated areas that may hinder access to solar energy necessary for the proper functioning of solar energy systems, as defined in Section 1.2 of the Comprehensive Solar Energy Act of 1977, or may recommend changes in those schemes.
(6) The commission may exercise other powers germane
to the powers granted by this Section that are conferred by the township board.
(c) If the county in which the township is located has adopted a county
zoning ordinance under Division 5-12 of the Counties Code, the recommendations
of the township plan commission may be presented by the township board to the
county board of that county.
(Source: P.A. 91-721, eff. 6-2-00; 91-738, eff. 1-1-01; 92-16, eff.
60 ILCS 1/105-40
(60 ILCS 1/105-40)
Clean indoor air.
Every public enclosed indoor area
in the township shall be subject to the Smoke Free Illinois Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)