(70 ILCS 405/14) (from Ch. 5, par. 119)
    Sec. 14. Organization of district. If the Department shall determine that the operation of the proposed district is administratively practicable and feasible, it shall appoint 2 temporary directors, who shall hold office until the election and qualification of the permanent board of directors as provided in Section 19. Such district shall be a public body corporate and politic, upon the taking of the following proceedings:
    The 2 temporary directors shall present to the Secretary of State an application signed by them, which shall set forth (and such application need contain no detail other than the mere recitals): (1) that a petition for the creation of the district was filed with the Department pursuant to the provisions of this Act, and that the proceedings specified in this Act were taken pursuant to such petition; that the application is being filed in order to complete the organization of the district as a public body, corporate and politic, under this Act; that the Department has appointed them as temporary directors; (2) the name and official residence of each of the temporary directors; (3) the name which is proposed for the district; and (4) the location of the principal office of the district. The application shall be subscribed and sworn to by each of the said temporary directors before an officer authorized by the laws of this State to take acknowledgments of deeds, who shall certify upon the application that he personally knows the temporary directors and knows them to be the officers as affirmed in the application, and that each has subscribed thereto in the officer's presence. The application shall be accompanied by a statement by the Department, which shall certify (and such statement need contain no detail other than the mere recitals) that a petition was filed, notice issued, and hearing held as aforesaid; that the Department did duly determine that there is need, in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare, for a soil and water conservation district to function in the proposed territory and did define the boundaries thereof; that notice was given and a referendum held on the question of the creation of such district; and that a majority of the owners of land lying within the district voted in favor of the creation of the district; that thereafter the Department did duly determine that the operation of the proposed district is administratively practicable and feasible and that 2 temporary directors, naming them, were duly appointed. The said statement shall set forth the boundaries of the district as they have been defined by the Department.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 530.)