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1    AN ACT concerning local government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Municipal Code is amended by
5changing Section 11-135-2 as follows:
6    (65 ILCS 5/11-135-2)  (from Ch. 24, par. 11-135-2)
7    Sec. 11-135-2. Upon the adoption of such an ordinance or
8resolution by the corporate authorities of any such
9municipality, the mayor or president, with the approval of the
10corporate authorities, shall appoint a commissioner. If under
11Section 11-135-3 a water commission meets the participatory
12requirements, that water commission shall appoint a
13commissioner. The commissioners so appointed by each of such
14municipalities and participatory water commissions together
15with a like commissioner appointed by the presiding officer of
16the county board with the advice and consent of the county
17board of the county in which the major part of the works of the
18water commission are, or are to be, located, shall constitute a
19commission and public corporation with the powers and duties
20specified in this Division 135. The corporate name of the
21commission shall be "(here insert an appropriate name
22indicative of the area) Water Commission" and as such the
23Commission may contract and be contracted with, and sue and be



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2    The commissioners so appointed shall serve for a term of 6
3years, or until their successors have been appointed and have
4qualified in the same manner as the original appointments,
5except that the commissioners first appointed shall determine
6by lot at their first meeting the respective commissioners
7whose terms shall be for 2, 4 and 6 years from the date of that
8meeting. Each commissioner appointed by a mayor or president
9shall be an elector or the chief administrator of the
10municipality for which he acts as commissioner, and the
11commissioner appointed by the presiding officer of the county
12board shall be an elector of the county in which the major
13works of the water commission are, or are to be, located. Any
14commissioner so appointed may be a member of the governing
15board or officer or employee of the municipality or county from
16which the appointment is made. A commissioner is eligible for
17reappointment upon the expiration of his term. A vacancy shall
18be filled for the balance of the unexpired term of the person
19who has ceased to hold office by the mayor, president or county
20board presiding officer who initially made such appointment in
21the same manner as the original appointment. Each commissioner
22shall receive the same compensation, as determined by a
23majority of the appointing authorities the appointing
24authority, which shall not be more than $2,000 per year, except
25that no commissioner who is a member of the governing board or
26officer of the municipality or county from which the



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1appointment is made may receive any compensation for serving as
2commissioner. Each commissioner shall furnish a bond for the
3faithful performance of his official duties. This bond shall
4not be less than $5,000 and its costs shall be paid by the
6    Each commissioner may be removed for any cause for which
7any other municipal officer may be removed. No commissioner, or
8employee of the commission, and no mayor, or president, or
9other member of the corporate authorities, or any employee of
10any of the municipalities, shall be interested directly or
11indirectly in any contract or job of work or materials, or the
12profits thereof, or services to be performed for or by the
14    A violation of any of the foregoing provisions of this
15section is a Class C misdemeanor. A conviction is cause for the
16removal of a person from his office or employment.
17(Source: P.A. 90-517, eff. 8-22-97; 91-659, eff. 12-22-99.)