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Public Act 094-0454




Public Act 094-0454
HB1323 Enrolled LRB094 08517 AJO 38724 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Conservation District Act is amended by
changing Section 6 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 410/6)  (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7106)
    Sec. 6. Within 60 days after their selection, the trustees
shall organize by selecting from their members a president,
secretary, treasurer and such other officers as are deemed
necessary, who shall hold office for the fiscal year in which
elected and until their successors are selected and qualify.
Three trustees shall constitute a quorum of the board for the
transaction of business if the district has 5 trustees. If the
district has 7 trustees, 4 trustees shall constitute a quorum
of the board for the transaction of business. The board shall
hold regular monthly meetings. Special meetings may be called
by the president and shall be called on the request of a
majority of members, as may be required.
    The board shall provide for the proper and safe keeping of
its permanent records and for the recording of the corporate
action of the district. It shall keep a proper system of
accounts showing a true and accurate record of its receipts and
disbursements and it shall cause an annual audit to be made of
its books, records and accounts.
    The records of the district shall be subject to public
inspection at all reasonable hours and under such regulations
as the board may prescribe.
    The district shall annually make a full and complete report
to the county board of each county within the district and to
the Department of Natural Resources of its transactions and
operations for the preceding year. Such report shall contain a
full statement of its receipts, disbursements and the program
of work for the period covered, and may include such
recommendations as may be deemed advisable.
    Executive or ministerial duties may be delegated to one or
more trustees or to an authorized officer, employee, agent,
attorney or other representative of the district.
    All officers and employees authorized to receive or retain
the custody of money or to sign vouchers, checks, warrants or
evidences of indebtedness binding upon the district shall
furnish surety bond for the faithful performance of their
duties and the faithful accounting for all moneys that may come
into their hands in an amount to be fixed and in a form to be
approved by the board.
    All contracts for supplies, material, or work involving an
expenditure in excess of $20,000 $10,000 shall be let to the
lowest responsible bidder, after due advertisement, excepting
work requiring personal confidence or necessary supplies under
the control of monopolies, where competitive bidding is
impossible. All contracts for supplies, material or work shall
be signed by the president of the board and by any such other
officer as the board in its discretion may designate.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/4/2005