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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.2
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.2 heading)
ANNEXATION; DRAINAGE DISTRICTS
(Source: P.A. 94-266, eff. 1-1-06
65 ILCS 5/11-15.2-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-15.2-1)
If authorized by an agreement approved by the court pursuant to notice as required by Section 4-22 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/4-22), a municipality and a drainage district may enter into an implementing agreement to provide for the automatic detachment of land from the drainage district when the land is annexed to the municipality. An implementing agreement shall not be required to comply with the provisions of Sections 4-19 through 4-24 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/4-19 through 605/4-24) and may authorize the filing of certificates as provided in this Section.
Upon the filing of a certificate, executed by a drainage district in compliance with Section 4-11 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/4-11) and by an annexing municipality, the land described in the certificate shall be detached from the drainage district and annexed to the annexing municipality as of the date of filing. The certificate shall be filed with the drainage district clerk and the county clerk where the land is located. The legal effect of the filing of a certificate shall be the same as a court order entered pursuant to Section 8-20 of the Illinois Drainage Code (70 ILCS 605/8-20).
(Source: P.A. 94-266, eff. 1-1-06.)
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.3
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.3 heading)
(Source: P.A. 96-328, eff. 8-11-09.)
65 ILCS 5/11-15.3-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-15.3-1)
A municipality may own and operate a wind generation turbine farm, either individually or jointly with another unit of local government, school district, or community college district that is authorized to own and operate a wind generation turbine farm, that directly or indirectly reduces the energy or other operating costs of the municipality. The municipality may ask for the assistance of any State agency, including without limitation the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Power Agency, or the Environmental Protection Agency, in obtaining financing options for a wind generation turbine farm.
(Source: P.A. 95-805, eff. 8-12-08.)
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.4
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 15.4 heading)
MUNICIPAL URBAN AGRICULTURAL AREAS
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5
(65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5)
As used in this Division:
"Agricultural product" means an agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, aquacultural, or vegetable product, either in its natural or processed state, that has been produced, processed, or otherwise had value added to it in this State. "Agricultural product" includes, but is not limited to, growing of grapes that will be processed into wine; bees; honey; fish or other aquacultural product; planting seed; livestock or livestock product; forestry product; and poultry or poultry product.
"Aquaculture" and "aquatic products" have the meanings given to those terms in Section 4 of the Aquaculture Development Act.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
"Livestock" means cattle; calves; sheep; swine; ratite birds, including, but not limited to, ostrich and emu; aquatic products obtained through aquaculture; llamas; alpaca; buffalo; elk documented as obtained from a legal source and not from the wild; goats; horses and other equines; or rabbits raised in confinement for human consumption.
"Locally grown" means a product that was grown or raised in the same county or adjoining county in which the urban agricultural area is located.
"Partner organization" means a nonprofit organization that meets standards set forth by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and whose mission includes supporting small, beginning, limited resource, or socially-disadvantaged farmers within municipalities.
"Poultry" means any domesticated bird intended for human consumption.
"Qualifying farmer" means an individual or entity that meets at least one of the following:
(1) is a small or medium sized farmer;
(2) is a beginning farmer;
(3) is a limited resource farmer; or
(4) is a socially-disadvantaged farmer.
"Small or medium sized farmer", "beginning farmer", "limited resource farmer", and "socially-disadvantaged farmer" have the meanings given to those terms in rules adopted by the Department as provided in Section 205-65 of the Department of Agriculture Law.
"Urban agricultural area" means an area defined by a municipality and entirely within that municipality's boundaries within which one or more qualifying farmers are processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing locally-grown agricultural products.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)
65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-10
(65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-10)
Urban agricultural area committee.
(a) The corporate authorities of a municipality that seek to establish an urban agricultural area shall first establish an urban agricultural area committee after it receives an application to establish an urban agricultural area under Section 11-15.4-15. There shall be 5 members on the committee. One member of the committee shall be a member of the municipality's board and shall be appointed by the board.
The remaining 4 members shall be appointed by the president or mayor of the municipality. The 4 members chosen by the president or mayor shall all be residents of the municipality in which the urban agricultural area is to be located, and at least one of the 4 members shall have experience in or represent an organization associated with sustainable agriculture, urban farming, community gardening, or any of the activities or products authorized by this Division for urban agricultural areas.
(b) The members of the committee annually shall elect a chair from among the members. The members shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
(c) A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum of the committee for the purpose of conducting business and exercising the powers of the committee and for all other purposes. Action may be taken by the committee upon a vote of a majority of the members present.
(d) The role of the committee shall be to conduct the activities necessary to advise the corporate authorities of the municipality on the designation, modification, and termination of an urban agricultural area and any other advisory duties as determined by the corporate authorities of the municipality. The role of the committee after the designation of an urban agricultural area shall be review and assessment of an urban agricultural area's activities.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)