(65 ILCS 5/11-17-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-17-4)
Immediately after their appointment, the directors shall meet
and organize by electing one of their number as president and one as
secretary and by electing such other officers as they may deem necessary.
They shall adopt such by-laws, rules, and regulations for their own
guidance and for the government of the public health board as may be
expedient and not inconsistent with this Division 17 or with the ordinances
of the municipality. They have the exclusive control of the expenditure of
all money collected to the credit of the public health board fund. All
money received for the public health board shall be deposited in the
municipal treasury to the credit of the public health board fund and shall
not be used for any other purpose. The money shall be drawn upon by the
proper municipal officer upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the
board of directors.
The board has the power to appoint suitable assistants and other
employees and fix their compensation, and to remove such appointees. The
board, in general, shall carry out the spirit and intent of this Division
17 in establishing and maintaining a public health board. In a city which
has adopted or hereafter adopts Division 1 of Article 10, all
appointments and all removals of assistants or other employees shall be
made pursuant to the provisions of that Division 1 of Article 10 and not
otherwise, except that persons may be employed temporarily until persons
ranked upon the register under Division 1 of Article 10 for positions or
offices which are held under Division 1 of Article 10 are available for
service. Persons so appointed for temporary service shall hold their
positions as temporary appointees under Division 1 of Article 10.
Each officer and employee of the public health board is an officer or
employee, as the case may be, of the municipality in which the public
health board is established.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)