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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/11-101-3
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/11-101-3)
Noise mitigation; air quality.
(a) A municipality that has implemented a Residential Sound Insulation Program to mitigate aircraft noise shall perform indoor air quality monitoring and laboratory analysis of windows and doors installed pursuant to the Residential Sound Insulation Program to determine whether there are any adverse health impacts associated with off-gassing from such windows and doors. Such monitoring and analysis shall be consistent with applicable professional and industry standards. The municipality shall make any final reports resulting from such monitoring and analysis available to the public on the municipality's website. The municipality shall develop a science-based mitigation plan to address significant health-related impacts, if any, associated with such windows and doors as determined by the results of the monitoring and analysis. In a municipality that has implemented a Residential Sound Insulation Program to mitigate aircraft noise, if requested by the homeowner pursuant to a process established by the municipality, which process shall include, at a minimum, notification in a newspaper of general circulation and a mailer sent to every address identified as a recipient of windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program, the municipality shall replace all windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program in such homes where one or more windows or doors have been found to have caused offensive odors. Only those homeowners who request that the municipality perform an odor inspection as prescribed by the process established by the municipality prior to March 31, 2020 shall be eligible for odorous window and odorous door replacement. Homes that have been identified by the municipality as having odorous windows or doors are not required to make said request to the municipality. The right to make a claim for replacement and have it considered pursuant to this Section shall not be affected by the fact of odor-related claims made or odor-related products received pursuant to the Residential Sound Insulation Program prior to the effective date of this Section.
(b) An advisory committee shall be formed, composed of the following: (i) 2 members of the municipality who reside in homes that have received windows or doors pursuant to the Residential Sound Insulation Program and have been identified by the municipality as having odorous windows or doors, appointed by the Secretary of Transportation; (ii) one employee of the Aeronautics Division of the Department of Transportation; and (iii) 2 employees of the municipality that implemented the Residential Sound Insulation Program in question. The advisory committee shall determine by majority vote which homes contain windows or doors that cause offensive odors and thus are eligible for replacement, shall promulgate a list of such homes, and shall develop recommendations as to the order in which homes are to receive window replacement. The recommendations shall include reasonable and objective criteria for determining which windows or doors are odorous, consideration of the date of odor confirmation for prioritization, severity of odor, geography and individual hardship, and shall provide such recommendations to the municipality. The advisory committee shall comply with the requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The municipality shall consider the recommendations of the committee but shall retain final decision-making authority over replacement of windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program, and shall comply with all federal, State, and local laws involving procurement. A municipality administering claims pursuant to this Section shall provide to every address identified as having submitted a valid claim under this Section a quarterly report setting forth the municipality's activities undertaken pursuant to this Section for that quarter. However, the municipality shall replace windows and doors pursuant to this Section only if, and to the extent, grants are distributed to, and received by, the municipality from the Sound-Reducing Windows and Doors Replacement Fund for the costs associated with the replacement of sound-reducing windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program pursuant to Section 6z-20.1 of the State Finance Act. In addition, the municipality shall revise its specifications for procurement of windows for the Residential Sound Insulation Program to address potential off-gassing from such windows in future phases of the program. A municipality subject to the Section shall not legislate or otherwise regulate with regard to indoor air quality monitoring, laboratory analysis or replacement requirements, except as provided in this Section, but the foregoing restriction shall not limit said municipality's taxing power.
(c) A home rule unit may not regulate indoor air quality monitoring and laboratory analysis, and related mitigation and mitigation plans, in a manner inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(d) This Section shall not be construed to create a private right of action.
(Source: P.A. 101-10, eff. 6-5-19.)
65 ILCS 5/19.2-5
(65 ILCS 5/19.2-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-5)
(Source: Renumbered by P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)
65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6
(65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-6)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-6)
Representation at code hearings.
The case for the
municipality may be presented by the sanitation inspector, by any other
municipal employee or by an attorney designated by the municipality.
However, in no event shall the case for the municipality be presented by an
employee of the code hearing unit. The case for the respondent may be
presented by the respondent, his attorney, or any other agent or
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)
65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7
(65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-7)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-7)
Hearing - Evidence.
The hearing officer shall preside
at the hearing, shall hear testimony and accept any evidence relevant
to the existence or non-existence of a code violation upon the property
indicated. The sanitation inspector's signed violation notice and report
form shall be prima facie evidence of the existence of the code violation
described therein. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial
proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)
65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-8
(65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-8)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-19.2-8)
Findings, Decision, and Order.
At the conclusion of
the hearing the hearing officer shall make a determination on the basis of
the evidence presented at the hearing whether or not a code violation
exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as
the findings, decision and order. The findings, decision and order shall
include the hearing officer's findings of fact, a decision whether or not a
code violation exists based upon the findings of fact, and an order,
imposing a fine or other penalty, directing the respondent to correct the
violation, or dismissing the case in the event the violation is not proved.
If the hearing officer determines that the respondent is liable for the
cited violation, the hearing officer shall enter an order imposing sanctions
that are provided in the code for the violations proved, including the
imposition of fines and recovery of the costs of the proceedings, which
costs shall be enforced in like manner as the enforcement of fines and
penalties. A copy of the findings, decision and order shall be served by
personal service or by any method provided for service of the violation
notice and report form pursuant to Section 11-19.2-4. Payment of any
penalty, fine or costs of the proceedings and the disposition of such money
shall be in the same manner as set forth in this Code, unless the corporate
authorities establishing a code hearing unit by ordinance provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 86-1364.)