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 1        AN ACT concerning the North Shore Sanitary District.

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

 4        Section  5.  The  North  Shore  Sanitary  District Act is
 5    amended by changing Section 3 as follows:

 6        (70 ILCS 2305/3) (from Ch. 42, par. 279)
 7        Sec. 3.  The  corporate  authority  of  the  North  Shore
 8    Sanitary District shall consist of 5 trustees.
 9        Within 20 days after the adoption of the Act, as provided
10    in  Section  1,  the  county  governing body shall proceed to
11    divide the sanitary district into 5 wards for the purpose  of
12    electing trustees. One trustee shall be elected for each ward
13    on  the  date  of  the next regular county election.  In each
14    sanitary district organized pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
15    this  Act  prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act
16    of 1975, one trustee shall be elected for each  ward  on  the
17    date  of  the  regular  county  election  in  the  year 1976.
18    However, the population in no one ward shall be less than 1/6
19    of the population of the whole district and the territory  in
20    each  of  the wards shall be composed of contiguous territory
21    in as compact form as practicable.  A portion  of  each  ward
22    shall abut the west shore of Lake Michigan and the boundaries
23    of   the   respective  wards  shall  coincide  with  precinct
24    boundaries and the boundaries of existing  municipalities  as
25    nearly  as practicable.  In the year 1981, and every 10 years
26    thereafter, the sanitary district  board  of  trustees  shall
27    reapportion  the district, so that the respective wards shall
28    conform as nearly as practicable with the above  requirements
29    as to population, shape and territory.
30        The  trustees  shall hold office respectively for 4 years
31    from the first Monday of May after their election  and  until
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 1    their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the
 2    term  of  office  of 2 of the trustees first elected shall be
 3    for 2 years.  Which of the trustees first elected shall serve
 4    a term of 2 years shall be determined by lot at  their  first
 5    meeting.   Notwithstanding   the  foregoing  provisions,  all
 6    trustees elected in 1994 or thereafter shall assume office on
 7    the first Monday in December following the  general  election
 8    instead of the first Monday in May of the following year.
 9        In   the  year  1982,  and  every  10  years  thereafter,
10    following each decennial Federal census, all 5 trustees shall
11    be   elected.    Immediately   following    each    decennial
12    redistricting,  the sanitary district board of trustees shall
13    divide the wards into 2 groups, one of which shall consist of
14    3 wards and the other shall consist  of  2  wards.   Trustees
15    from  one  group  shall serve terms of 4 years, 4 years and 2
16    years; and trustees from the other group shall serve terms of
17    2 years, 4 years and 4 years.
18        Each of the trustees shall enter  into  bond,  in  a  sum
19    determined by the circuit court, with security to be approved
20    by the circuit court.
21        When  a  vacancy  exists in the office of trustees of any
22    sanitary district organized under the provisions of this Act,
23    the board of trustees must, within 3 days after declaring the
24    vacancy,  notify  the  chairperson  of  the  county   central
25    committee  of  the political party to which the trustee whose
26    office is vacant belongs that a vacancy  exists.   Within  14
27    days  after  receiving  the  notice,  the  chairperson of the
28    county central committee shall call a meeting of the precinct
29    committeemen whose precincts are wholly or partially  in  the
30    ward  in which the vacancy exists for the purpose of choosing
31    a list of 3 nominees to fill the vacancy.   In  choosing  the
32    nominees,  each precinct committeeman shall have one vote for
33    each ballot voted in his  or  her  precinct  by  the  primary
34    electors  of  the  party at the primary at which the precinct
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 1    committeeman was elected.  The  precinct  committeemen  shall
 2    provide  the  president  of  the  board  of  trustees  of the
 3    district with their list  of  nominees.  The  vacancy  shall,
 4    within  60  days  after receiving the precinct committeemen's
 5    list, be  filled  by  appointment  of  one  of  the  precinct
 6    committeemen's  nominees  by  the  president  of the sanitary
 7    district board of trustees, with the advice  and  consent  of
 8    the   sanitary   district  board  of  trustees.   The  person
 9    appointed shall serve for the remainder of the  term  or,  if
10    more  than  28  months  remain  in  the  term, until the next
11    regular election at which trustees of the  sanitary  district
12    are  elected.  The appointment, and shall be made a matter of
13    record in the office of the county clerk  in  the  county  in
14    which the district is located.
15        A  majority  of  the board of trustees shall constitute a
16    quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day.  No
17    trustee or employee of the  district  shall  be  directly  or
18    indirectly  interested  in  any contract, work or business of
19    the district, or the sale of any article, the expense,  price
20    or consideration of which is paid by the district; nor in the
21    purchase  of  any  real estate or other property belonging to
22    the  district,  or  which  shall  be  sold   for   taxes   or
23    assessments, or by virtue of legal process at the suit of the
24    district.  The trustees have the power to provide and adopt a
25    corporate seal for the district.
26    (Source: P.A. 87-937.)

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

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