(65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-10)
Urban agricultural area committee.
(a) The corporate authorities of a municipality that seek to establish an urban agricultural area shall first establish an urban agricultural area committee after it receives an application to establish an urban agricultural area under Section 11-15.4-15. There shall be 5 members on the committee. One member of the committee shall be a member of the municipality's board and shall be appointed by the board.
The remaining 4 members shall be appointed by the president or mayor of the municipality. The 4 members chosen by the president or mayor shall all be residents of the municipality in which the urban agricultural area is to be located, and at least one of the 4 members shall have experience in or represent an organization associated with sustainable agriculture, urban farming, community gardening, or any of the activities or products authorized by this Division for urban agricultural areas.
(b) The members of the committee annually shall elect a chair from among the members. The members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
(c) A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum of the committee for the purpose of conducting business and exercising the powers of the committee and for all other purposes. Action may be taken by the committee upon a vote of a majority of the members present.
(d) The role of the committee shall be to conduct the activities necessary to advise the corporate authorities of the municipality on the designation, modification, and termination of an urban agricultural area and any other advisory duties as determined by the corporate authorities of the municipality. The role of the committee after the designation of an urban agricultural area shall be review and assessment of an urban agricultural area's activities.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)