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90_HB2401 70 ILCS 2605/4 from Ch. 42, par. 323 70 ILCS 2605/4.13 from Ch. 42, par. 323.13 Amends the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act. Provides that the general superintendent may appoint an intergovernmental affairs coordinator, who shall serve at the pleasure of the general superintendent and who is not included in the classified civil service. Effective immediately. LRB9007744EGfg LRB9007744EGfg 1 AN ACT to amend the Metropolitan Water Reclamation 2 District Act by changing Sections 4 and 4.13. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 6 Act is amended by changing Sections 4 and 4.13 as follows: 7 (70 ILCS 2605/4) (from Ch. 42, par. 323) 8 Sec. 4. The commissioners elected under this Act 9 constitute a board of commissioners for the district by which 10 they are elected, which board of commissioners is the 11 corporate authority of the sanitary district, and, in 12 addition to all other powers specified in this Act, shall 13 establish the policies and goals of the sanitary district. 14 The general superintendent, in addition to all other powers 15 specified in this Act, shall manage and control all the 16 affairs and property of the sanitary district and shall 17 regularly report to the Board of Commissioners on the 18 activities of the sanitary district in executing the policies 19 and goals established by the board. At the regularly 20 scheduled meeting of odd numbered years following the 21 induction of new commissioners the board of commissioners 22 shall elect from its own number a president and a 23 vice-president to serve in the absence of the president, and 24 the chairman of the committee on finance. The board shall 25 provide by rule when a vacancy occurs in the office of the 26 president, vice-president, or the chairman of the committee 27 on finance and the manner of filling such vacancy. 28 The board shall appoint from outside its own number the 29 general superintendent and treasurer for the district. 30 The general superintendent must be a resident of the 31 sanitary district and a citizen of the United States. He -2- LRB9007744EGfg 1 must be selected solely upon his administrative and technical 2 qualifications and without regard to his political 3 affiliations. 4 In the event of illness or other prolonged absence, death 5 or resignation creating a vacancy in the office of the 6 general superintendent, or treasurer, the board of 7 commissioners may appoint an acting officer from outside its 8 own number, to perform the duties and responsibilities of the 9 office during the term of the absence or vacancy. 10 The general superintendent with the advice and consent of 11 the board of commissioners, shall appoint the chief engineer, 12 chief of maintenance and operations, director of personnel, 13 purchasing agent, clerk, attorney, director of research and 14 development, and director of information technology. These 15 constitute the heads of the Department of Engineering, 16 Maintenance and Operations, Personnel, Purchasing, Finance, 17 Law, Research and Development, and Information Technology, 18 respectively. No other departments or heads of departments 19 may be created without subsequent amendment to this Act. All 20 such department heads are under the direct supervision of the 21 general superintendent. 22 The director of personnel must be qualified under Section 23 4.2a of this Act. 24 The purchasing agent must be selected in accordance with 25 Section 11.16 of this Act. 26 In the event of illness or other prolonged absence, death 27 or resignation creating a vacancy in the office of chief 28 engineer, chief of maintenance and operations, director of 29 personnel, purchasing agent, clerk, attorney, director of 30 research and development, or director of information 31 technology, the general superintendent shall appoint an 32 acting officer to perform the duties and responsibilities of 33 the office during the term of the absence or vacancy. Any 34 such officers appointed in an acting capacity are under the -3- LRB9007744EGfg 1 direct supervision of the general superintendent. 2 All appointive officers and acting officers shall give 3 bond as may be required by the board. 4 The general superintendent, treasurer, acting general 5 superintendent and acting treasurer hold their offices at the 6 pleasure of the board of commissioners. 7 The acting chief engineer, acting chief of maintenance 8 and operations, acting purchasing agent, acting director of 9 personnel, acting clerk, acting attorney, acting director of 10 research and development, and acting director of information 11 technology hold their offices at the pleasure of the general 12 superintendent. 13 The chief engineer, chief of maintenance and operations, 14 director of personnel, purchasing agent, clerk, attorney, 15 director of research and development, and director of 16 information technology may be removed from office for cause 17 by the general superintendent. Prior to removal, such 18 officers are entitled to a public hearing before the general 19 superintendent at which hearing they may be represented by 20 counsel. Before the hearing, the general superintendent 21 shall notify the board of commissioners of the date, time, 22 place and nature of the hearing. 23 The general superintendent may appoint an 24 intergovernmental affairs coordinator, who shall serve at the 25 pleasure of the general superintendent. 26 In addition to the attorney appointed by the general 27 superintendent, the board of commissioners may appoint from 28 outside its own number an attorney, or retain counsel, to 29 advise the board of commissioners with respect to its powers 30 and duties and with respect to legal questions and matters of 31 policy for which the board of commissioners is responsible. 32 The general superintendent is the chief administrative 33 officer of the district, has supervision over and is 34 responsible for all administrative and operational matters of -4- LRB9007744EGfg 1 the sanitary district including the duties of all employees 2 which are not otherwise designated by law, and is the 3 appointing authority as specified in Section 4.11 of this 4 Act. 5 The board, through the budget process, shall fix the 6 compensation of all the officers and employees of the 7 sanitary district. Any incumbent of the office of president 8 may appoint an administrative aide which appointment remains 9 in force during his incumbency unless revoked by the 10 president. 11 Effective upon the election in January, 1985 of the 12 president and vice-president of the board of commissioners 13 and the chairman of the committee on finance, the annual 14 salary of the president shall be $37,500 and shall be 15 increased to $39,500 in January, 1987, $41,500 in January, 16 1989, and $50,000 in January, 1991; the annual salary of the 17 vice-president shall be $35,000 and shall be increased to 18 $37,000 in January, 1987, $39,000 in January, 1989 and 19 $45,000 in January, 1991; the annual salary of the chairman 20 of the committee on finance shall be $32,500 and shall be 21 increased to $34,500 in January, 1987, $36,500 in January, 22 1989 and $45,000 in January, 1991. 23 The annual salaries of the other members of the Board 24 shall be as follows: 25 For the three members elected in November, 1980, $26,500 26 per annum for the first two years of the term; $28,000 per 27 annum for the next two years of the term and $30,000 per 28 annum for the last two years. 29 For the three members elected in November, 1982, $28,000 30 per annum for the first two years of the term and $30,000 per 31 annum thereafter. 32 For members elected in November, 1984, $30,000 per annum. 33 For the three members elected in November, 1986, $32,000 34 for each of the first two years of the term, $34,000 for each -5- LRB9007744EGfg 1 of the next two years and $36,000 for the last two years; 2 For three members elected in November, 1988, $34,000 for 3 each of the first two years of the term and $36,000 for each 4 year thereafter. 5 For members elected in November, 1990 or thereafter, 6 $40,000. The board of commissioners has full power to pass 7 all necessary ordinances, orders, rules, resolutions and 8 regulations for the proper management and conduct of the 9 business of the board of commissioners and the corporation 10 and for carrying into effect the object for which the 11 sanitary district is formed. All ordinances, orders, rules, 12 resolutions and regulations passed by the board of 13 commissioners must, before they take effect, be approved by 14 the president of the board of commissioners. If he approves 15 thereof, he shall sign them, and such as he does not approve 16 he shall return to the board of commissioners with his 17 objections in writing at the next regular meeting of the 18 board of commissioners occurring after the passage thereof. 19 Such veto may extend to any one or more items or 20 appropriations contained in any ordinance making an 21 appropriation, or to the entire ordinance. If the veto 22 extends to a part of such ordinance, the residue takes 23 effect. If the president of such board of commissioners 24 fails to return any ordinance, order, rule, resolution or 25 regulation with his objections thereto in the time required, 26 he is deemed to have approved it, and it takes effect 27 accordingly. Upon the return of any ordinance, order, rule, 28 resolution, or regulation by the president, the vote by which 29 it was passed must be reconsidered by the board of 30 commissioners, and if upon such reconsideration two-thirds of 31 all the members agree by yeas and nays to pass it, it takes 32 effect notwithstanding the president's refusal to approve 33 thereof. 34 It is the policy of this State that all powers granted, -6- LRB9007744EGfg 1 either expressly or by necessary implication, by this Act or 2 any other Illinois statute to the District may be exercised 3 by the District notwithstanding effects on competition. It is 4 the intention of the General Assembly that the "State action 5 exemption" to the application of federal antitrust statutes 6 be fully available to the District to the extent its 7 activities are authorized by law as stated herein. 8 (Source: P.A. 86-520; 87-1146.) 9 (70 ILCS 2605/4.13) (from Ch. 42, par. 323.13) 10 Sec. 4.13. The following offices and places of 11 employment, insofar as there are or may be such in the 12 sanitary district, shall not be included within the 13 classified civil service: All elective officers, the director 14 of personnel, the clerk, treasurer, chief engineer, attorney, 15 general superintendent, chief of maintenance and operation, 16 purchasing agent, director of research and development, 17 director of information technology, intergovernmental affairs 18 coordinator, and secretary and administrative aide to the 19 president of the board of trustees, members of the civil 20 service board and special examiners appointed by the civil 21 service board and the secretaries to the officers and 22 individual trustees, and those employed for periods not 23 exceeding 5 years under any apprentice program, training or 24 intern programs funded wholly or in part by grants from the 25 State of Illinois or the United States of America. Further, 26 apprentices in a sanitary district apprenticeship program for 27 the trades shall not be included within the classified civil 28 service. Entry into a sanitary district apprenticeship 29 program for the trades shall be by lottery. Graduates of a 30 sanitary district apprenticeship program for the trades shall 31 be given additional points, in an amount to be determined by 32 the Director of Personnel, on examinations for civil service 33 journeymen positions in the trades at the sanitary district. -7- LRB9007744EGfg 1 (Source: P.A. 87-370; 87-1146.) 2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 3 becoming law.
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