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90_HB3491 70 ILCS 3705/4 from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 191 Amends the Public Water District Act. Increases to $1,500 per year (now $600 per year) the salary of trustees of a water district. Increases to $3,000 per year (now $1,200 per year) the salary for trustees of a public water district that operates sewerage properties in combination with its waterworks properties. Effective immediately. LRB9011016MWpc LRB9011016MWpc 1 AN ACT to amend the Public Water District Act by changing 2 Section 4. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Public Water District Act is amended by 6 changing Section 4 as follows: 7 (70 ILCS 3705/4) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 191) 8 Sec. 4. A board of trustees consisting of 7 members for 9 the government, control and management of the affairs of the 10 business of each such water district organized under this Act 11 shall be created in the following manner: 12 (1) If the district lies wholly within a single township 13 but does not also lie wholly within a municipality, the board 14 of trustees of that township shall appoint the trustees for 15 the district but no voting member of the township board is 16 eligible for such appointment; 17 (2) If the district is wholly contained within a 18 municipality, the governing body of the municipality shall 19 appoint the trustees for the district; 20 (3) If the district is wholly contained within a single 21 county, the trustees for the district shall be appointed by 22 the presiding officer of the county board with the advice and 23 consent of the county board; 24 (4) If the district is located in more than one county, 25 the number of trustees who are residents of a county shall be 26 in proportion, as nearly as practicable, to the number of 27 residents of the district who reside in that county in 28 relation to the total population of the district. Trustees 29 shall be appointed by the county board of their respective 30 counties, or in the case of a home rule county as defined by 31 Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of 1970, by the -2- LRB9011016MWpc 1 chief executive officer of that county with the advice and 2 consent of the county board. 3 Upon the expiration of the term of a trustee who is in 4 office on the effective date of this Amendatory Act of 1975, 5 the successor shall be a resident of whichever county is 6 entitled to such representation in order to bring about the 7 proportional representation required herein, and he shall be 8 appointed by the appointing authority of that county. 9 Thereafter, each trustee shall be succeeded by a resident 10 of the same county who shall be appointed by the same 11 appointing authority; however, the provisions of the 12 preceding paragraph shall apply to the appointment of the 13 successor to each trustee who is in office at the time of the 14 publication of each decennial Federal census of population. 15 Within 60 days after the adoption of this Act as provided 16 in Section 2 hereof, the appropriate appointing authority 17 shall appoint 7 trustees who shall hold that office 18 respectively one for one, one for 2, one for 3, 2 for 4 and 2 19 for 5 years from the first Monday of May next after their 20 appointment as designated by the appointing authority at the 21 time of appointment and until their successors are appointed 22 and have qualified. Thereafter on or after the first Monday 23 in May of each year the appointing authority shall appoint 24 successors whose term shall be for 5 years commencing the 25 first Monday in May of the year they are respectively 26 appointed. If the circuit court finds that the size, number 27 of members, and scale of operations of the water district 28 justifies a Board of Trustees of less than 7 members he shall 29 rule that such board shall have 3 or 5 members. Initial 30 appointments to a 3 member board shall be as follows: one for 31 one, one for 2, and one for 3 years. Initial appointments to 32 a 5 member board shall be as follows: one for one, one for 2, 33 one for 3, one for 4 and one for 5 years. In each such case 34 the term of office and method of appointing successors shall -3- LRB9011016MWpc 1 be as provided in this Section for 7 member boards. The 2 appointing authority shall require each of such trustees to 3 enter a bond with security to be approved by the appointing 4 authority in such sum as such appointing authority may 5 determine. A majority of the Board of Trustees shall 6 constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn from 7 day to day. No trustee or employee of such district shall be 8 directly or indirectly interested in any contract, work or 9 business of the district or the sale of any article, the 10 expense, price or consideration of which is paid by such 11 district, nor in the purchase of any real estate or property 12 for or belonging to the district. 13 Whenever a vacancy in such board of trustees shall occur 14 either from death, resignation, refusal to qualify or for any 15 other reason the appointing authority shall have power to 16 fill such vacancy by appointment. Such persons so appointed 17 or qualified for office in the manner hereinbefore stated 18 shall thereupon assume the duties of the office for the 19 unexpired term for which such person was appointed. 20 The trustees appointed under this Act shall be paid a sum 21 of not to exceed $1,500
$600per annum for their respective 22 duties as trustees. However, trustees appointed under this 23 Act for any public water district which acquires by purchase 24 or condemnation, or constructs, and maintains and operates 25 sewerage properties in combination with its waterworks 26 properties, under the provisions of Section 23a of this Act, 27 shall be paid a sum of not to exceed $3,000 $1200per annum 28 for their respective duties as trustees. Compensation in 29 either case shall be determined by resolution of the 30 respective boards of trustees, to be adopted annually at 31 their first meeting in May. 32 Any public water district organized under this Act with a 33 board of trustees consisting of 7 members may have the size 34 of its board reduced as provided in Section 4.1. -4- LRB9011016MWpc 1 (Source: P.A. 82-783.) 2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon 3 becoming law.
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