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(70 ILCS 810/14)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 6417)
The board, as corporate authority of a forest
preserve district, shall have power to pass and enforce all necessary
ordinances, rules and regulations for the management of the property and
conduct of the business of such district. The president of such board
shall have power to appoint a secretary and an assistant secretary, and
treasurer and an assistant treasurer and such other officers and such
employees as may be necessary, all of whom, excepting the treasurer and
attorneys, shall be under civil service rules and regulations, as
provided in Section 17 of this Act. The assistant secretary and assistant
treasurer shall perform the duties of the secretary and treasurer,
respectively, in case of death of said officers or when said officers
are unable to perform the duties of their respective offices because of
absence or inability to act. All contracts for supplies, material or
work involving an expenditure by forest preserve
districts in excess of $25,000 shall be let to the lowest
after due advertisement, excepting work requiring personal confidence or necessary
supplies under the control of monopolies, where competitive bidding is
impossible. Contracts for supplies, material or work involving an
expenditure of $25,000 or less may be let without advertising for bids,
but whenever practicable, at least 3 competitive bids shall be obtained
before letting such contract. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, a forest preserve district may establish procedures to comply with State and federal regulations concerning affirmative action and the use of small businesses or businesses owned by minorities or women in construction and procurement contracts. All contracts for supplies, material or
work shall be signed by the president of the board or
by any such other officer as the board in its discretion may designate.
Salaries of employees shall be fixed by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 99-264, eff. 1-1-16