(65 ILCS 5/7-7-10)
(from Ch. 24, par. 7-7-10)
(a) The corporate authorities of
each municipality in which the
consolidation ordinance has been approved by the voters shall adopt the
consolidation ordinance at their first regular meeting following the
election and declaration of the results thereof. Thereafter, the
consolidation ordinance shall take effect as an intergovernmental agreement
of the municipalities in which it is effective.
(b) The transition committee shall hold its initial meeting within 5
days after approval of the consolidation ordinance by the voters and its
adoption by each of the consolidating municipalities. The transition
committee shall exercise those powers and perform those functions set forth
in the consolidation ordinance to effect the orderly succession of powers,
functions, assets, liabilities and personnel, to effect the merger of the
administrative offices of the consolidating municipalities, and to propose
a permanent name for the consolidated municipality.
(c) The transition committee shall prepare a code of ordinances for the
consolidated municipality which shall set forth the powers and duties of
the corporate authorities thereof. The code of ordinances and a permanent
name for the consolidated municipality shall be submitted for approval by
the corporate authorities of the consolidated municipality at their initial
(d) Unless otherwise provided expressly or impliedly in the
consolidation ordinance, every valid ordinance of a consolidating
municipality shall upon consolidation remain valid within the territory of
that consolidating municipality until repealed expressly or impliedly by
legislation of the consolidated municipality on the same subject.
(e) Proposed Permanent Name. In determining the permanent name of the
new municipality the transition committee and the Secretary of State shall
follow insofar as applicable the provisions of Section 2-1-7 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 85-1159.)