(65 ILCS 5/11-115.1-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-115.1-1)
Any city, village or incorporated town, may enter into
contracts or agreements with, and give assurances to, the United States
that it will with reference to any flood control project constructed or to
be constructed by the United States and so located as to furnish protection
to the city, village or incorporated town from floods,
(1) Provide without cost to the United States all lands, easements, and
rights-of-way necessary for the construction of the project and for the
subsequent maintenance and operation of the project.
(2) Contribute such part of the first cost of construction of such
project as shall be agreed upon with the United States, either in cash or
in credits, for purchase of material or performance of work forming part of
the project, such first cost to be the sum allowed and approved by the
Secretary of Defense.
(3) Hold and save the United States free and harmless from claims for
damages to any property resulting from construction of the works of the
project, except damages for breach of contract between the United States
and third parties and to which the city, village or incorporated town is
not a party and damages arising from the negligence of the United States,
its servants, agents or employees, where the laws of the United States give
a right of action against the United States.
(4) Maintain and operate all the works after completion of the project,
in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
(5) Establish and enforce flood channel limits approved by the Secretary
of Defense for the protection of any flood channel, against further
(6) Prevent dumping of waste material or the creation of fills within
any flood channel limits.
(7) Regulate under approval of the Secretary of Defense the construction
or reconstruction of bridges or other structures crossing any waterway.
(8) Restrict further residential development in the area protected
unless the city, village or incorporated town or local interests elect to
make sufficient additional contribution to permit construction of the
project for a higher degree of protection substantially as recommended by
the Chief of Engineers of the United States Army and approved by the
Secretary of Defense.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 852.)