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COUNTIES
(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-15

 
    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 5-15 heading)
Division 5-15. Water Supply, Drainage and Flood Control

55 ILCS 5/5-15001

    (55 ILCS 5/5-15001) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-15001)
    Sec. 5-15001. Applicability. This Division shall apply to any county upon the adoption of a resolution by the county board of any such county, by at least two-thirds of the elected members, accepting the provisions hereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-15002

    (55 ILCS 5/5-15002) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-15002)
    Sec. 5-15002. Definitions. When used in this Division the term "waterworks system" means and includes a waterworks system in its entirety, or any integral part thereof, including mains, hydrants, meters, valves, standpipes, storage tanks, pumps, tanks, intakes, wells, impounding reservoirs, machinery, purification plants, softening apparatus, and all other elements useful in connection with a water supply or water distribution system.
    The term "sewerage system" means and includes any or all of the following: Sewerage treatment plant or plants, collecting, intercepting, and outlet sewers, lateral sewers and drains, including combined storm water and sanitary drains, force mains, conduits, pumping stations, ejector stations, and all other appurtenances, extensions and improvements necessary, useful or convenient for the collection, treatment and disposal in a sanitary manner of storm water, sanitary sewage and industrial wastes.
    The term "combined waterworks and sewerage system" means and includes a waterworks and sewerage system, as hereinabove defined, which any county shall determine to operate in combination.
    The term "waste management" means the process of storage, treatment or disposal, but not the hauling or transport, of "waste" as defined in Section 3.535 of the Environmental Protection Act, but excluding "hazardous waste" as defined in that Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

55 ILCS 5/5-15003

    (55 ILCS 5/5-15003) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-15003)
    Sec. 5-15003. Department of public works. The county board may establish a department of public works with authority to exercise complete supervision in such county over any of the projects authorized by this Division in either of the methods designated hereafter.
    A. The county board may employ a superintendent of public works and such other employees for the administration of the department as may be necessary. The superintendent shall be a registered professional engineer and shall have complete authority to supervise and manage the department; or
    B. Each county public works department shall be managed by a board of public works, consisting of 5 members appointed by the President and Chairman of the county board, with the approval of the county board, for a 3 year term, except that of the first appointees, 2 shall serve for one year, 2 for 2 years, and one for 3 years. The term of office of original appointees shall be regarded as beginning on July 1, following their appointment, and the term of all members shall continue until their successors are appointed. At least 2 members must be elected officials of municipalities within the county whose terms of office within the municipalities will not expire prior to the termination of appointment hereunder, one member must be a member of the county board whose term of office will not expire prior to the termination of appointment hereunder, one member must be a trustee of a Sanitary District within the county whose term of office will not expire prior to the termination of appointment hereunder, and one member must be chosen to represent the Conservation and Public Health interests. The members of the board shall receive compensation as provided by the county board. The board of public works may employ a superintendent of public works and any other employees for the administration of the department as may be necessary. The superintendent must be a registered professional engineer. Any county may advance general funds for necessary studies or engineering for a project to be financed by revenue bonds and be reimbursed by the proceeds of such bonds. Any county may purchase such bonds with funds derived solely from the County Retailers Occupation Tax.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-15004

    (55 ILCS 5/5-15004) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-15004)
    Sec. 5-15004. Review by Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission. Whenever any project contemplated under this Division involves territory within the jurisdiction of the Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Area Planning Commission the plans for such project shall be submitted to such Commission and to the regional planning commission of the county in which located for their review and recommendations as to its compliance with the plans of the respective planning agencies.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/5-15005

    (55 ILCS 5/5-15005) (from Ch. 34, par. 5-15005)
    Sec. 5-15005. Tax levy. In order to effectuate the purposes of this Division, any such county may levy annually, in excess of any other limit prescribed by law, a tax of not to exceed .02% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, on all taxable property in such county, such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of such county, and when collected shall be paid into a special fund in the county treasury.
    This tax shall not be levied in any county until the question of its adoption is submitted to the electors thereof and approved by a majority of those voting on the question. This question may be submitted at any election held in the county after the adoption of a resolution by the county board providing for the submission of the question of the adoption hereof to the electors of the county. The county board shall certify the resolution and proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question is in favor of the levy of such tax, it may thereafter be levied in such county for each succeeding year.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)