(5 ILCS 220/3.4) (from Ch. 127, par. 743.4)
    Sec. 3.4. (a) Any 2 or more municipalities or counties, or any combination thereof, may, by intergovernmental agreement, establish a Municipal Joint Sewage Treatment Agency to provide for the treatment, carrying off and disposal of swamp, stagnant or overflow water, sewage, industrial wastes and other drainage of member municipalities and counties. Any such Agency shall itself be a municipal corporation and a public body politic and corporate.
    (b) The governing body of any Municipal Joint Sewage Treatment Agency shall be a Board of Directors. The composition and manner of appointment of the Board of Directors shall be determined pursuant to the intergovernmental agreement. However, for any Municipal Joint Sewage Treatment Agency established after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, a Director sitting on the Board of Directors shall not be required to be an elected official of a member municipality or county, but may be an appointed official of a member municipality or county. The Board of Directors shall determine the general policy of the Agency, shall approve the annual budget, shall make all appropriations, shall approve all contracts, shall adopt all resolutions providing for the issuance of bonds or notes by the Agency, shall adopt its bylaws, rules and regulations, and shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed in the intergovernmental agreement.
    (c) A Municipal Joint Sewage Treatment Agency may plan, construct, reconstruct, acquire, own, lease as lessor or lessee, equip, extend, improve, operate, maintain, repair and finance drainage and sewage treatment projects, and may enter into agreements or contracts for the provision of drainage or sewage treatment services for member municipalities or counties.
    (d) A Municipal Joint Sewage Treatment Agency shall have such powers as shall be provided in the agreement establishing it, which may include, but need not be limited to, the following powers:
        (1) to sue or be sued;
        (2) to apply for and accept gifts, grants or loans of
funds or property, or financial or other aid, from any public agency or private entity;
        (3) to acquire, hold, sell, lease as lessor or
lessee, transfer or dispose of such real or personal property, or interests therein, as it deems appropriate in the exercise of its powers, and to provide for the use thereof by any member municipality or county;
        (4) to make and execute all contracts and other
instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of its power; and
        (5) to make and execute any contract with the federal
government, a state, or a unit of local government, relating to drainage and the treatment of sewage.
    (e) A Municipal Joint Sewage Treatment Agency may, from time to time, borrow money, and, in evidence of its obligation to repay the borrowing, issue its negotiable revenue bonds or notes for any of the following purposes: for paying costs of planning, constructing, reconstructing, acquiring, leasing, equipping, improving or extending a drainage and sewage treatment project; for paying other expenses incident to or incurred in connection with such project; for repaying advances made to or by the Agency for such purposes; for paying interest on the bonds or notes until the estimated date of completion of any such project and for such period after the estimated completion date as the Board of Directors of the Agency shall determine; for paying financial, legal, administrative and other expenses of the authorization, issuance, sale or delivery of bonds or notes; for providing or increasing a debt service reserve fund with respect to any or all of the Agency's bonds or notes; and for paying, refunding or redeeming any of the Agency's bonds or notes before, after or at their maturity, including paying redemption premiums or interest accruing or to accrue on such bonds or notes being paid or redeemed or for paying any other costs in connection with any such payment or redemption.
    The resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or notes shall pledge and provide for the application of revenues derived from the operation of the project to payment of the cost of operation and maintenance of the project, to provision for adequate depreciation, reserve or replacement funds with respect to the project, the bonds or notes, and to the payment of principal, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds or notes of the Agency. All bonds or notes of the Agency shall be revenue bonds or notes and shall have no claim for payment other than from revenues of the Agency derived from operation of the drainage and sewage treatment project. Bonds or notes issued by the Agency shall not constitute an indebtedness of any member municipality or county.
(Source: P.A. 100-1076, eff. 8-24-18.)