(65 ILCS 5/11-114-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-114-1)
The corporate authorities of a municipality with a
population of less than 500,000 which (1) is bounded by or through which
flows a river, or (2) is contiguous to or contains within its corporate
limits a portion of a navigable lake, may provide by ordinance for the
creation of a levee improvement commission, consisting of four members
and a chairman. The mayor or president, with the approval of the
corporate authorities, shall appoint the 4 members of the commission.
The mayor or president shall be ex-officio chairman of the commission.
The members of the levee improvement commission shall be electors of
the municipality, and shall serve without compensation. Their terms of
office shall be fixed by the ordinance creating the commission. Before
entering upon their duties, the members shall execute a bond, payable to
the municipality, in the sum of $2,000, conditioned upon the performance
of their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)