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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 2905/) Metro-East Sanitary District Act of 1974.

70 ILCS 2905/Art. 3

 
    (70 ILCS 2905/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

70 ILCS 2905/3-1

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-1) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-1)
    Sec. 3-1. The district shall be governed by a Board of Commissioners, consisting of 5 commissioners. Three of the commissioners shall be residents of that portion of the district in the county having the greater equalized assessed valuation of the district, and 2 shall be residents of that portion of the district in the other county. The appointment of commissioners from each county shall be made by the chairman of the county board of that county with the advice and consent of the county board, except that in the case of a home rule county as defined by Article VII, Section 6, of the Constitution of 1970 the appointment shall be made by the chief executive officer of the county with the advice and consent of the county board.
    Of the 5 commissioners, no more than 3 may be of the same political party. Of the 3 commissioners from the county entitled to 3 appointments, no more than 2 may be of the same political party. The 2 commissioners from the other county shall not be of the same political party.
    The County Board Chairman of either county may remove any of the commissioners from his county with the advice and consent of the county board.
    In the first appointments to the Board of Commissioners, the appointing authority appointing 3 directors shall designate one appointee to serve for a term of one year, one for a term of 3 years and one for a term of 5 years, and the appointing authority appointing 2 directors shall designate one to serve for a term of 2 years and one for a term of 4 years. Thereafter one commissioner shall be appointed by the appropriate appointing authority each year for a term of 5 years to succeed the director whose term expires in that year. Any vacancy on the Board of Commissioners shall be filled by appointment by the appropriate appointing authority for the remainder of the unexpired term.
    If the relative equalized assessed valuation changes so that the position of the 2 counties with respect to majority and minority representation on the board is reversed, the next appointment that would otherwise have been made by the appointing authority for the county formerly entitled to 3 directors shall be made by the appointing authority for the other county.
(Source: P.A. 83-1422.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-2

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-2) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-2)
    Sec. 3-2.
    Each commissioner shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, execute a bond with security to be approved by the appointing authority, payable to the district, in the penal sum of $10,000, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office. Such bond shall be filed with and preserved by the county clerk of the county from which the commissioner was appointed.
(Source: P.A. 78-1017.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-3

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-3) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-3)
    Sec. 3-3. (a) The board of commissioners shall be the corporate authority of the district. The board shall appoint an Executive Director who shall be the chief executive and administrative officer of the district and who shall have the powers provided in Article 4 of this Act.
    The board may select a clerk and a treasurer.
    The board shall, at its first meeting each year, select a president from its own membership.
    (b) The board of commissioners shall maintain the facilities and properties under the district's control, or supervision for purposes of maintenance, in compliance with the standards prescribed by the Department of Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-4

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-4) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-4)
    Sec. 3-4. Commissioners shall be paid the same salaries as the county board members from either St. Clair or Madison County whichever is lower.
(Source: P.A. 83-1422.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-5

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-5) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-5)
    Sec. 3-5.
    The board shall have full power to pass all necessary ordinances, and make all orders, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of the business of the board and of the district, and for carrying into effect the objects for which said sanitary district is formed.
(Source: P.A. 78-1017.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-6

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-6) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-6)
    Sec. 3-6.
    All ordinances making any appropriation, shall within one month after they have been passed, be published at least once in a newspaper published in such district, in each of the counties in which the same is situate; and no such ordinance shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published. All other ordinances, orders and resolutions shall become effective from and after their passage, unless otherwise provided therein.
(Source: P.A. 78-1017.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-6.1

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-6.1) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-6.1)
    Sec. 3-6.1. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-7

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-7) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-7)
    Sec. 3-7.
    All ordinances, orders and resolutions, and the date of publication thereof, may be proven by the certificate of the clerk under the seal of the corporation, and when printed in book or pamphlet form, and purporting to be published by authority of the board, such book or pamphlet shall be received as evidence of the passage and legal publication thereof, as of the dates mentioned therein, in all courts and places, without further proof.
(Source: P.A. 78-1017.)

70 ILCS 2905/3-8

    (70 ILCS 2905/3-8) (from Ch. 42, par. 503-8)
    Sec. 3-8.
    Actions to impose a fine or imprisonment for violation of a sanitary district ordinance or resolution adopted under authority of this Act shall be brought in the corporate name of the sanitary district as plaintiff. Such actions shall commence with a complaint or a warrant. A warrant may issue upon execution of an affidavit by any person alleging that he has reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be named in the warrant has violated a sanitary district ordinance or resolution. A person arrested upon such a warrant shall be taken without unnecessary delay before the proper officer for trial.
    Fines for the violation of sanitary district ordinances or resolutions shall be established by ordinance or resolution and when collected shall be paid into the sanitary district treasury at such times and in a manner prescribed by ordinance or resolution.
    A person who is fined for violation of a sanitary district ordinance or resolution may be committed to the county jail or to any place provided by ordinance or resolution for the incarceration of offenders until the fine and costs are paid. No incarceration, however, shall exceed 6 months for any one offense. The committed person shall be allowed, exclusive of his board, a credit of $5 toward the fine and costs for each day of confinement. The sanitary district may make agreements with a county or municipality for holding such persons in a facility operated by them for the incarceration of violators of laws, ordinances or resolutions.
(Source: P.A. 78-1017.)