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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-5)
    Sec. 11-48.3-5. The Authority shall have the following rights and duties: (a) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and maintain zoological buildings, office buildings and associated facilities and grounds, to fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such facilities, and to lease air space over and appurtenant to such facilities. The charges so collected shall be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal of and the interest upon any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (b) To enter into contracts treating in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-6)
    Sec. 11-48.3-6. The Authority shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office or administrative expenses except within the amounts of funds which will be available to it when such obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-7)
    Sec. 11-48.3-7. Purchases made pursuant to this Division shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved September 21, 1985, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-8)
    Sec. 11-48.3-8. The Authority shall have the power to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise any property or rights from any person or persons, any municipal corporation, body politic, or agency of the State, or from the State itself, useful for its purposes, and to apply for and accept grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations from the State of Illinois or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the Authority and to enter into any agreement with the State of Illinois in relation to such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-9)
    Sec. 11-48.3-9. The Authority shall have the power to apply for and accept grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations from the federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the Authority and to enter into any agreement with the federal government in relation to such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-10)
    Sec. 11-48.3-10. The Authority shall have the power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance and indemnity against loss or damage to property from any cause, loss of use and occupancy, against employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer or employee of the Board or Authority in the performance of the duties of his or her office or employment or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-11)
    Sec. 11-48.3-11. The Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the purpose of carrying out and performing its duties and exercising its powers under this Division.
    For the purpose of evidencing the obligation of the Authority to repay any money borrowed as aforesaid, the Authority may, pursuant to ordinance adopted by the Board, from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds, and may also from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of the holders thereof. All such bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from the exhibitions, rentals and leases and other authorized activities operated by it, and from funds, if any, received and to be received by the Authority from any other source. Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding the maximum rate permitted by "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, 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 executed in such manner and may contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided in the ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after attaching his or her signature) to hold office, his or her signature shall nevertheless be valid and effective for all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, civil actions and proceedings to compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or employees of any contract or covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons and to compel the Authority 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 provisions of the ordinance authorizing their issuance, or to enjoin the Authority and any of its officers, agents or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From and after the issuance of any bonds as herein provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents and fees for the use of facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of the sale of said bonds sufficient at all times, with other revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a) The cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating the said facilities; and
    (b) The bonds and interest thereon as they shall 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 of such bonds and for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertakings of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the issuance of any additional bonds payable from such revenue income to be derived from the exhibitions, office rentals, air space leases and rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no lien upon any physical property of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any such trust agreement by the Authority may be by mandamus, injunction, civil action and proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds (excepting refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States. All bids shall be sealed, filed and opened as provided by ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement. If no bids are received, however, such bonds may be sold at not less than par value, without further advertising, within 60 days after the bids are required to be filed pursuant to any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-12)
    Sec. 11-48.3-12. Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become an indebtedness of the Authority within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-13)
    Sec. 11-48.3-13. The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued pursuant to this Division, it being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may be construed as relieving any person from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-14)
    Sec. 11-48.3-14. The governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a Board consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the Municipal Zoo Authority Board. The members of the Board shall be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity. They shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. Any member of the Board, however, who is appointed to the office of secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for his or her services as such officer. No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any contract, work or business of the Authority or in the sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-15)
    Sec. 11-48.3-15. Within 60 days after corporate authorities of a single municipality qualified as an Authority under the provisions of Section 11-48.3-3 of this Division shall adopt a resolution or ordinance providing for an Authority, the mayor, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, shall appoint 3 members of the Board for an initial term expiring the second June first after appointment, 3 members of the Board for an initial term expiring the third June first after appointment, and 3 members of the Board for an initial term expiring the fifth June first after appointment, and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of any member, the mayor with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, shall appoint his or her successor in like manner for a term of 5 years from the first day of June of the year in which they are appointed, except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
    The Board of an Authority comprised of combinations of municipalities, as provided in Section 11-48.3-3 of this Division, shall be appointed in the following manner: memberships for the Board shall be apportioned among the member municipalities, as nearly as possible, according to the proportion each municipality's population as determined by the most recent federal census bears to the total population of the metropolitan area as determined by the most recent federal census. The initial terms of such appointees for each such municipality shall then be determined by lot. Each such mayor, with the advice and consent of his or her respective corporate authorities, shall then appoint the members allotted to him or her in the manner provided in this Section.
    Within 30 days after certification of his or her appointment, and before entering upon the duties of office, each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-16)
    Sec. 11-48.3-16. Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Any member may resign from office to take effect when his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. The appointing officer may remove any member of the Board appointed by him or her, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, after service on the member, by registered United States mail, return receipt requested, of a copy of the written charges against him or her and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days' notice. In case of failure to qualify within the time required, or of abandonment of office, or in case of death, conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's office shall become vacant. Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as in case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-17

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-17)
    Sec. 11-48.3-17. As soon as practicably possible after the appointment of the initial members, the Board shall organize for the transaction of business, select a chairperson and a temporary secretary from its own number, and adopt by-laws and regulations to govern its proceedings. The initial chairperson and his or her successors shall be elected by the Board from time to time for the term of his or her office as a member of the Board or for the term of 3 years, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-18

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-18)
    Sec. 11-48.3-18. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least once in each calendar month, the time and place of such meetings to be fixed by the Board. Five members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All action of the Board shall be by ordinance or resolution and the affirmative vote of at least 5 members shall be necessary for the adoption of any ordinance or resolution. All such ordinances and resolutions before taking effect shall be approved by the chairperson of the Board, and if the chairperson shall approve thereof he or she shall sign the same, and such as the chairperson shall not approve he or she shall return to the Board with his or her objections thereto in writing at the next regular meeting of the Board occurring after the passage thereof. But in case the chairperson shall fail to return any ordinance or resolution with his or her objections thereto by the time aforesaid, the chairperson shall be deemed to have approved the same and it shall take effect accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance or resolution by the chairperson with his or her objections, the vote by which the same was passed shall be reconsidered by the Board, and if upon such reconsideration said ordinance or resolution is passed by the affirmative vote of at least 6 members, it shall go into effect notwithstanding the veto of the chairperson. All ordinances, resolutions and all proceedings of the Authority 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, actions or proceedings to which the Authority is a party.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-19

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-19)
    Sec. 11-48.3-19. 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 they shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office, and the treasurer shall execute a bond with corporate sureties to be approved by the Board. The bond shall be payable to the Authority in whatever penal sum may be directed upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by him or her according to law and the orders of the Board. The Board may, at any time, require a new bond from the treasurer in such penal sum as may then be determined by the Board. The obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure or closing of any savings and loan association or national or State bank wherein the treasurer has deposited funds if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the Board as a depository for these funds. The oaths of office and the treasurer's bond shall be filed in the principal office of the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-20)
    Sec. 11-48.3-20. All funds deposited by the treasurer in any bank or savings and loan association shall be placed in the name of the Authority and shall be withdrawn or paid out only by check or draft upon the bank or savings and loan association, signed by the treasurer and countersigned by the chairperson of the Board. The Board may designate any of its members or any officer or employee of the Authority to affix the signature of the chairperson 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. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-21

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-21) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-21)
    Sec. 11-48.3-21. In case any officer whose signature appears upon any check or draft, issued pursuant to this Act, ceases (after attaching his or her signature) to hold office before the delivery thereof to the payee, his or her signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes with the same effect as if he or she had remained in office until delivery thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-22

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-22) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-22)
    Sec. 11-48.3-22. 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 Authority and of 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 such other officers, attorneys, engineers, consultants, agents and employees as may be 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 provided for pursuant to this Section shall be exempt from taking and subscribing any oath of office and shall not be members of the Board. The compensation of the general manager, general attorney, chief engineer and all other officers, attorneys, consultants, agents and employees shall be fixed by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)