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Public Act 91-0721

HB3131 Enrolled                                LRB9111252MWgc

    AN ACT concerning township plan commissions.

    Be it  enacted  by  the  People  of  the  State  of  Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:

    Section 5.  The Township  Code  is  amended  by  changing
Section 105-35 as follows:

    (60 ILCS 1/105-35)
    Sec. 105-35.  Township plan commission.
    (a)  In  townships  with  a  population  of more than 500
located in counties with a population of less  than  600,000,
the  township  board may by resolution create a township plan
commission.  The  commission  shall  consist  of  5   members
appointed  by  the  township  supervisor  with the advice and
consent of the township board. Their terms of office shall be
prescribed by the township  board.  The  township  supervisor
shall  designate one of the members as chairman, and the plan
commission may appoint other officers it deems necessary  and
appropriate.   The   township  board  may  authorize  a  plan
commission to have necessary staff and shall pay the expenses
of that staff.
    (b)  Every  township  plan  commission   may   have   the
following powers and duties:
         (1)  The commission may prepare and recommend to the
    township  board  a comprehensive plan for the present and
    future development or redevelopment of the unincorporated
    areas of the township. The plan may be adopted  in  whole
    or  in separate geographical or functional parts, each of
    which, when adopted, shall be the official plan, or  part
    of  the  official  plan,  of  that township. The plan may
    include  reasonable  requirements   with   reference   to
    streets,  alleys,  public grounds, and other improvements
    specified in this Section. The  plan  may  recommend  (i)
    establishing   reasonable   standards   of   design   for
    subdivisions  and  for  resubdivisions of unimproved land
    and of areas subject to  redevelopment  with  respect  to
    public  improvements  as defined in this Section and (ii)
    establishing  reasonable   requirements   governing   the
    location,  width, course, and surfacing of public streets
    and highways, alleys, ways for public service facilities,
    curbs,  gutters,   sidewalks,   street   lights,   parks,
    playgrounds,  school grounds, size of lots to be used for
    residential purposes, storm water drainage, water  supply
    and  distribution, sanitary sewers, and sewage collection
    and treatment.
         (2)  The commission may from time to time  recommend
    changes in the official comprehensive plan.
         (3)  The  commission  may  from time to time prepare
    and recommend  to  the  township  authorities  plans  for
    specific   improvements  in  pursuance  of  the  official
    comprehensive plan.
         (4)  The commission may give aid  to  the  officials
    charged  with  the direction of projects for improvements
    embraced within the official plan to further  the  making
    of   these  projects  and,  generally,  may  promote  the
    realization of the official comprehensive plan.
         (5)  The commission may prepare and recommend to the
    township  board  schemes  for  regulating  or  forbidding
    structures or activities in unincorporated areas that may
    hinder access to solar energy necessary  for  the  proper
    functioning  of  solar  energy  systems,  as  defined  in
    Section  1.2  of  the  Comprehensive  Solar Energy Act of
    1977, or may recommend changes in those schemes.
         (6)  The  commission  may  exercise   other   powers
    germane  to  the  powers granted by this Section that are
    conferred by the township board.
    (c)  If the county in which the township is  located  has
adopted  a county zoning ordinance under Division 5-12 of the
Counties Code,  the  recommendations  of  the  township  plan
commission  may  be  presented  by  the township board to the
county board of that county.
(Source: P.A. 86-1480; 86-1489; 87-435; 88-62.)

    Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
becoming law.

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