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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-15.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.3-1)
    Sec. 11-15.3-1. Wind farms. A municipality may own and operate a wind generation turbine farm, either individually or jointly with another unit of local government, school district, or community college district that is authorized to own and operate a wind generation turbine farm, that directly or indirectly reduces the energy or other operating costs of the municipality. The municipality may ask for the assistance of any State agency, including without limitation the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Power Agency, or the Environmental Protection Agency, in obtaining financing options for a wind generation turbine farm.
(Source: P.A. 95-805, eff. 8-12-08.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.4 heading)
DIVISION 15.4. MUNICIPAL URBAN AGRICULTURAL AREAS
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5)
    Sec. 11-15.4-5. Definitions. As used in this Division:
    "Agricultural product" means an agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, aquacultural, or vegetable product, either in its natural or processed state, that has been produced, processed, or otherwise had value added to it in this State. "Agricultural product" includes, but is not limited to, growing of grapes that will be processed into wine; bees; honey; fish or other aquacultural product; planting seed; livestock or livestock product; forestry product; and poultry or poultry product.
    "Aquaculture" and "aquatic products" have the meanings given to those terms in Section 4 of the Aquaculture Development Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
    "Livestock" means cattle; calves; sheep; swine; ratite birds, including, but not limited to, ostrich and emu; aquatic products obtained through aquaculture; llamas; alpaca; buffalo; elk documented as obtained from a legal source and not from the wild; goats; horses and other equines; or rabbits raised in confinement for human consumption.
    "Locally grown" means a product that was grown or raised in the same county or adjoining county in which the urban agricultural area is located.
    "Partner organization" means a nonprofit organization that meets standards set forth by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and whose mission includes supporting small, beginning, limited resource, or socially-disadvantaged farmers within municipalities.
    "Poultry" means any domesticated bird intended for human consumption.
    "Qualifying farmer" means an individual or entity that meets at least one of the following:
        (1) is a small or medium sized farmer;
        (2) is a beginning farmer;
        (3) is a limited resource farmer; or
        (4) is a socially-disadvantaged farmer.
    "Small or medium sized farmer", "beginning farmer", "limited resource farmer", and "socially-disadvantaged farmer" have the meanings given to those terms in rules adopted by the Department as provided in Section 205-65 of the Department of Agriculture Law.
    "Urban agricultural area" means an area defined by a municipality and entirely within that municipality's boundaries within which one or more qualifying farmers are processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing locally-grown agricultural products.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-10)
    Sec. 11-15.4-10. Urban agricultural area committee.
    (a) The corporate authorities of a municipality that seek to establish an urban agricultural area shall first establish an urban agricultural area committee after it receives an application to establish an urban agricultural area under Section 11-15.4-15. There shall be 5 members on the committee. One member of the committee shall be a member of the municipality's board and shall be appointed by the board. The remaining 4 members shall be appointed by the president or mayor of the municipality. The 4 members chosen by the president or mayor shall all be residents of the municipality in which the urban agricultural area is to be located, and at least one of the 4 members shall have experience in or represent an organization associated with sustainable agriculture, urban farming, community gardening, or any of the activities or products authorized by this Division for urban agricultural areas.
    (b) The members of the committee annually shall elect a chair from among the members. The members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
    (c) A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum of the committee for the purpose of conducting business and exercising the powers of the committee and for all other purposes. Action may be taken by the committee upon a vote of a majority of the members present.
    (d) The role of the committee shall be to conduct the activities necessary to advise the corporate authorities of the municipality on the designation, modification, and termination of an urban agricultural area and any other advisory duties as determined by the corporate authorities of the municipality. The role of the committee after the designation of an urban agricultural area shall be review and assessment of an urban agricultural area's activities.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-15)
    Sec. 11-15.4-15. Application for an urban agricultural area; review; dissolution.
    (a) A qualified farmer or partner organization may submit to the municipal clerk an application to establish an urban agricultural area. The application shall demonstrate or identify:
        (1) that the applicant is a qualified farmer;
        (2) the number of jobs to be created, maintained, or
    
supported within the proposed urban agricultural area;
        (3) the types of products to be produced; and
        (4) the geographic description of the area that will
    
be included in the urban agricultural area.
    (b) An urban agricultural area committee shall review and modify the application as necessary before the municipality either approves or denies the request to establish an urban agricultural area.
    (c) Approval of the urban agricultural area by a municipality shall be reviewed every 5 years after the development of the urban agricultural area. After 25 years, the urban agricultural area shall dissolve. If the municipality finds during its review that the urban agricultural area is not meeting the requirements set out in this Division, the municipality may dissolve the urban agricultural area by ordinance or resolution.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-20

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-20)
    Sec. 11-15.4-20. Notice and public hearing; urban agricultural area ordinance. Prior to the adoption of an ordinance designating an urban agricultural area, the urban agricultural area committee shall fix a time and place for a public hearing and notify each taxing unit of local government located wholly or partially within the boundaries of the proposed urban agricultural area. The committee shall publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the area to be affected by the designation at least 20 days prior to the hearing but not more than 30 days prior to the hearing. The notice shall state the time, location, date, and purpose of the hearing. At the public hearing, any interested person or affected taxing unit of local government may file with the committee written objections or comments and may be heard orally in respect to, any issues embodied in the notice. The committee shall hear and consider all objections, comments, and other evidence presented at the hearing. The hearing may be continued to another date without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes fixing the time and place of the subsequent hearing.
    Following the conclusion of the public hearing required under this Section, the corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt an ordinance establishing and designating an urban agricultural area.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-25

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-25)
    Sec. 11-15.4-25. Taxation of property; water rates and charges.
    (a) If authorized by the ordinance that establishes an urban agricultural area under Section 11-15.4-20, a municipality may provide for the abatement of taxes it levies upon real property located within an urban agricultural area that is used by a qualifying farmer for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products under item (11) of subsection (a) of Section 18-165 of the Property Tax Code. Parcels of property assessed under Section 10-110 of the Property Tax Code are not eligible for the abatements provided in this subsection; except that if real property assessed under Section 10-110 is reassessed and is subsequently no longer assessed under Section 10-110, that property becomes eligible for the abatements provided for in this Section. Real property located in a redevelopment area created under the Tax Increment Allocation Redevelopment Act and an urban agricultural area created under this Division may be eligible for an abatement under this Section, but only with respect to the initial equalized assessed value of the real property.
    (b) A municipality may authorize an entity providing water, electricity, or other utilities to an urban agricultural area to allow qualified farmers and partner organizations in the urban agricultural area to: (1) pay wholesale or otherwise reduced rates for service to property within the urban agricultural area that is used for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products; or (2) pay reduced or waived connection charges for service to property within the urban agricultural area that is used for processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing agricultural products.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-30

    (65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-30)
    Sec. 11-15.4-30. Unreasonable restrictions and regulations; special assessments and levies.
    (a) A municipality may not exercise any of its powers to enact ordinances within an urban agricultural area in a manner that would unreasonably restrict or regulate farming practices in contravention of the purposes of this Act unless the restrictions or regulations bear a direct relationship to public health or safety.
    (b) A unit of local government providing public services, such as sewer, water, lights, or non-farm drainage, may not impose benefit assessments or special ad valorem levies on land within an urban agricultural area on the basis of frontage, acreage, or value unless the benefit assessments or special ad valorem levies were imposed prior to the formation of the urban agricultural area or unless the service is provided to the landowner on the same basis as others having the service.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 16

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 16 heading)
HEALTH REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 16

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 16 heading)
DIVISION 16. HEALTH BOARDS - GENERAL

65 ILCS 5/11-16-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-16-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-16-1)
    Sec. 11-16-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for and maintain a board of health, consisting of more than one person, and to prescribe its powers and duties, except where a municipality has adopted the provisions of Division 17.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)