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    (615 ILCS 90/1) (from Ch. 19, par. 1201)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Fox Waterway Agency Act.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/1.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 1201.1)
    Sec. 1.1. There is created the Fox Waterway Agency, a body corporate and politic and a special‑purpose unit of local government.
    This amendatory Act of 1995 is changing the name of the Agency; it is not creating a new agency or abolishing the existing Agency and it does not affect the validity or effectiveness of any action taken or rule adopted by the Agency prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/1.2) (from Ch. 19, par. 1201.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Unless otherwise indicated, all elections conducted pursuant to this Act shall be in accordance with the general election law of this State.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1121.)

    (615 ILCS 90/2) (from Ch. 19, par. 1202)
    Sec. 2. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/2.1)
    Sec. 2.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88‑535; 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/3) (from Ch. 19, par. 1203)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Agency" means the Fox Waterway Agency created by this Act.
    (b) "Board" means the board of directors of the Fox Waterway Agency.
    (c) "Director" means a member of the board of directors of the Fox Waterway Agency.
    (d) "Member County" means that portion of either Lake County or McHenry County which lies within the territory of the Agency.
    (e) "Waterway" means the Fox River and interconnecting lakes commonly known as the Chain O Lakes from the Wisconsin State line to the Algonquin Dam, all within the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/4) (from Ch. 19, par. 1204)
    Sec. 4. The territory of the Agency shall include the townships of Antioch, Grant and Lake Villa and part of Cuba township in Lake County; and parts of McHenry, Algonquin and Nunda townships in McHenry County more particularly described as follows:
    Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lake County, Illinois; thence East on the North boundary of Lake County to the Northeast corner of Antioch Township; thence South on the East boundary of Antioch and Lake Villa Townships to the Southeast corner of Lake Villa Township; thence West on the South boundary of Lake Villa Township to the East boundary of Grant Township; thence South on the East boundary of Grant Township to the Southeast corner of Grant Township; thence West on the South boundary of Grant Township to the Southwest corner of Grant Township; thence South on the West boundary of Wauconda Township to the Southwest corner of Wauconda Township; thence East on the North boundary of Cuba Township to the intersection with the centerline of Roberts Road; thence Easterly on the centerline of Roberts Road to the intersection with the centerline of River Road; thence Southerly on the centerline of River Road to the intersection with the centerline of Kelsey Road; thence Westerly and Southerly on the centerline of Kelsey Road to the intersection with the centerline of State Highway Route 22; thence West on the centerline of State Highway Route 22 to the West boundary of Cuba Township; thence South on the West boundary of Cuba Township to the intersection with the Northerly boundary of the Village of Barrington Hills; thence in a Westerly and Southerly direction on the boundary of the Village of Barrington Hills to the South boundary of Algonquin Township; thence West on the South boundary of Algonquin Township to the intersection with the centerline of State Highway Route 31; thence Northerly on the centerline of State Highway Route 31 to the intersection with the centerline of Cary Road; thence Northeasterly on the centerline of Cary Road to the intersection with the centerline of Main Street in the City of Cary, Illinois; thence East on the centerline of Main Street to the East boundary of the City of Cary, Illinois; thence Northerly and Westerly and Northerly and Easterly and Northerly on the East boundary of the City of Cary, Illinois to the intersection with the centerline of Three Oaks Road; thence East on the centerline of Three Oaks Road to the intersection with the centerline of South Rawson Bridge Road; thence North on the centerline of South Rawson Bridge Road to the South boundary of Nunda Township; thence West on the South boundary of Nunda Township to the East line of Section 36, Township 44 North, Range 8 East of the Third Principal Meridian; thence North on said East line to the Northeast corner of said Section 36; thence West on the North line of said Section 36 to the intersection with the centerline of Valley View road; thence North on the centerline of Valley View Road to the intersection with the centerline of Nish Road; thence West on the centerline of Nish Road to the intersection with the centerline of Barreville Road; thence Northerly on the centerline of Barreville Road to the intersection with the centerline of Green Street in the City of McHenry, Illinois; thence Northerly on the centerline of Green Street to the intersection with the centerline of Elm Street; thence Westerly on the centerline of Elm Street to the intersection with the centerline of State Highway Route 31 North; thence North on the centerline of State Highway Route 31 to the intersection with the centerline of McCullom Lake Road; thence East to the intersection with the centerline of Riverside Drive; thence Northerly on the centerline of Riverside Drive to the intersection with the centerline of Johnsburg Road; thence Easterly and Northerly on the centerline of Johnsburg Road to the intersection with the centerline of Wilmot Road; thence Northerly on the centerline of Wilmot Road to the North boundary of McHenry Township; thence East on the North boundary of McHenry Township to the West boundary of Antioch Township; thence North on the West boundary of Antioch Township to the point of beginning.
(Source: P.A. 84‑776.)

    (615 ILCS 90/5) (from Ch. 19, par. 1205)
    Sec. 5. The Agency shall be governed by a Board of Directors, which shall consist of 6 directors and one chairman elected pursuant to this Section.
    Three directors shall be elected from within the territory of each member county. Any resident of a member county and the territory of the Agency, at least 18 years of age, may become a candidate for election as a director by filing a nominating petition with the State Board of Elections containing the verified signatures of at least 200 of the registered voters of such county who reside within the territory of the Agency. Such petition shall be filed not more than 78 nor less than 71 days prior to the date of election.
    The chairman shall be elected at large from the territory of the Agency. Any person eligible to become a candidate for election as director may become a candidate for election as chairman by filing a nominating petition with the State Board of Elections containing the verified signatures of at least 200 of the registered voters of each member county who reside within the territory of the Agency. Such petition shall be filed not more than 78 nor less than 71 days prior to the date of the election.
    Within 7 days after each consolidated election at which the chairman is elected, the county clerk of each member county shall transmit the returns for the election to the office of chairman to the State Board of Elections. The State Board of Elections shall immediately canvass the returns and proclaim the results thereof and shall issue a certificate of election to the person so elected.
    Beginning in 1985, the directors and chairman shall be elected at the consolidated election and shall serve from the third Monday in May following their respective elections until their respective successors are elected and qualified. The term of office of a director shall be for 4 years, except that of the directors elected at the consolidated election of 1985, 3 shall serve until the first Monday in May 1987 and 3 shall serve until the first Monday in May 1989. The term of office of a chairman shall be 4 years.
    At least 90 days before the consolidated election of 1985 the State Board of Elections shall meet to determine by lot which 3 director positions shall be elected for terms to expire on the first Monday in May 1987 and which 3 director positions shall be elected for terms to expire on the first Monday in May 1989. At least one director position from each member county shall be elected for a term to expire on the first Monday in May 1987.
    The county clerks of the member counties shall provide notice of each election for chairman and director in the manner prescribed in Article 12 of The Election Code, with the notice of the elections to be held at the consolidated election of 1985 to include a statement as to whether the director is to be elected for a term of 2 years or for a term of 4 years.
    A chairman shall be elected at the consolidated election of 1985 and at each consolidated election every 4 years thereafter. Six directors shall be elected at the consolidated election of 1985. At the consolidated election of 1987, and at each consolidated election every 4 years thereafter, directors shall be elected from the constituencies of the directors who were elected at the consolidated election of 1985 and whose terms expired on the first Monday in May 1987. At the consolidated election of 1989, and at each consolidated election every 4 years thereafter, directors shall be elected from the constituencies of the directors who were elected at the consolidated election of 1985 and whose terms expired on the first Monday in May 1989.
    Vacancies in the office of director or chairman shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board, who shall appoint to fill the vacated office for the remainder of the term of such office an individual who would be eligible for election to such office. If, however, a vacancy occurs in the office of chairman or director with at least 28 months remaining in the term of such office, the office shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the next consolidated election. Until the office is filled by election, the remaining members of the Board shall appoint a qualified person to the office in the manner provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93‑847, eff. 7‑30‑04.)

    (615 ILCS 90/6) (from Ch. 19, par. 1206)
    Sec. 6. The Board shall meet as soon as practicable after the directors assume the duties of office and shall meet at least 6 times annually or more often at the discretion of the Chairman or upon the request of 2/3 of the directors. The Board shall select from its membership a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be custodian of all Agency funds and shall be bonded in such amount as the other members designate. The Chairman shall have the power to vote only in the event of a tie, but shall fully participate as a director in all other respects. Directors and the Chairman may be compensated at the discretion of the Board in the sum of up to $3,000 per year for each director and up to $5,000 per year for the chairman, effective immediately upon approval of the Board. The Board members shall also be reimbursed for ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties under this Act. The Board shall appoint a person to serve as executive director, who shall act as the chief administrative officer of the Agency and oversee and administer the daily function and staff of the Agency, in accordance with Board policy. The executive director must, at a minimum, have graduated from a four‑year college or university (or the equivalent) in civil engineering, biology or public administration or a closely related field.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7) (from Ch. 19, par. 1207)
    Sec. 7. In addition to other powers and duties provided in this Act, the Agency shall have the powers and duties specified in Sections 7.1 through 7.10.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.1) (from Ch. 19, par. 1208)
    Sec. 7.1. The Agency shall implement reasonable programs and adopt necessary and reasonable ordinances and rules to improve and maintain the Chain O Lakes ‑ Fox River recreational waterway from the Wisconsin State line to the Algonquin Dam for the purposes of boating, sailing, canoeing, swimming, water skiing, rowing, iceboating, fishing, hunting and other recreational uses, to help prevent or control flooding of the waterway, to improve recreational uses of the waterway, to prevent pollution and otherwise improve the quality of the waterway, to promote tourism, and to create and administer a procedure for establishing restricted areas. In the case of a local ordinance relating to the establishment of restricted areas, speed limits, or other boating restrictions that is adopted by another unit of local government and conflicts with an Agency ordinance or rule, the Agency ordinance or rule shall control even if the conflicting ordinance is more restrictive, except that municipalities with corporate boundaries that are both adjacent to and at the southern terminus of the Agency's jurisdiction over the Fox River shall retain the right to establish reasonable no‑wake zones within their corporate boundaries. The Agency may develop programs and build projects to minimize pollution in the watershed from otherwise entering the waterway. Prior to establishing any restricted area, the Agency shall provide 21 days notice to any municipality in which the proposed area borders upon or is located. Notice shall be filed with the Clerk of the municipality. If such a municipality, by resolution of the corporate authority of the municipality, files an objection to the establishing of the proposed restricted area, then that restricted area shall not be approved except by a favorable vote of two‑thirds of the Chairman and Board of Directors. All Agency programs, ordinances and rules shall be in conformance with the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act. The Agency shall coordinate efforts of State, federal and local governments to improve and maintain the waterway.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.2)(from Ch. 19, par. 1209)
    Sec. 7.2. The Agency may charge reasonable user fees for recreational and commercial boating, and has the authority to issue revenue bonds and to borrow funds from any financial lending institution, but shall not have the authority to impose any property tax. The Agency shall devise a schedule of user fees. The Agency shall conduct public hearings before establishing or changing user fees or soliciting the issuance of revenue bonds or the borrowing of funds. The Agency may issue stickers as evidence of the payment of user fees. The Agency may impose a civil penalty on persons who knowingly use the waterway without paying a required user fee in an amount not exceeding $500 for each violation. Such civil penalty may be recovered by the Agency in a civil action.
    The Agency may also sell its dredging materials from the waterway as reclaimed topsoil.
    At least 75% of the gross income collected under this Section shall be used exclusively for projects designed to maintain and improve the waterway. Such projects may include, but are not limited to, dredging, site acquisition for silt deposit, water safety, and water quality projects. Any funds which have not been expended by the end of a fiscal year may be accumulated in a revolving fund.
(Source: P.A. 96‑960, eff. 7‑2‑10.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.3) (from Ch. 19, par. 1210)
    Sec. 7.3. The Agency may apply for, receive and accept any federal, State, county or local government funds, including federal revenue sharing funds, for the purposes of this Act, and may receive conveyances of property or equipment for such purposes.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.4) (from Ch. 19, par. 1211)
    Sec. 7.4. The Agency may construct, acquire, improve and maintain public recreational facilities within its territory, but shall not have the power of eminent domain.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1121.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.5) (from Ch. 19, par. 1212)
    Sec. 7.5. The Agency may acquire, purchase, lease, possess and control dredging equipment and any other equipment or personal property necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.6) (from Ch. 19, par. 1213)
    Sec. 7.6. The Agency may enter into agreements with this State or the State of Wisconsin or any of their units of local government in furtherance of the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.7) (from Ch. 19, par. 1214)
    Sec. 7.7. The Agency shall provide for the enforcement of this Act and the programs implemented pursuant to it, and may contract with any State agency or any law enforcement agency for this purpose.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.8) (from Ch. 19, par. 1215)
    Sec. 7.8. The Agency shall appoint and confer with an advisory panel, which shall consist of interested public officials and members of the public.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.9) (from Ch. 19, par. 1216)
    Sec. 7.9. The Agency may employ such personnel as may be necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes of this Act, including the hiring of personnel for the enforcement of its ordinances. The Board may enter into an agreement with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund to provide for participation in that Fund by its employees.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.10) (from Ch. 19, par. 1217)
    Sec. 7.10. The Agency shall adopt an annual budget and make appropriations pursuant thereto as nearly as possible in the manner provided for municipalities in The Illinois Municipal Budget Law. Such budget shall include a plan for the use of all accumulated funds. At least once each year, the Agency shall have its accounts properly audited, with a report of such audit to be available for public inspection at all times.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1121.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.11) (from Ch. 19, par. 1217.1)
    Sec. 7.11. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty‑fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84‑731.)

    (615 ILCS 90/7.12)
    Sec. 7.12. Issuance of revenue bonds. The Agency shall have the power from time to time to issue bonds in anticipation of its income and revenues to accomplish any of the purposes of this Act. The bonds may be authorized by resolution and may be issued in one or more series, may bear such dates, mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, bear interest payable semi‑annually, be in such form, be executed in such manner, including the use of facsimile signatures and seals, be payable in such medium of payment, at such places, be subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium, and may be made registrable as to principal or as to both principal and interest, as the Agency by resolution may provide. Any bonds issued hereunder may be issued in denominations of $100 or any multiple thereof. The Agency may provide for the exchange of any such bonds after issuance for bonds of larger or smaller denominations in such manner as may be provided in the authorizing resolution, provided the bonds in changed denominations shall be exchanged for the original bonds in like aggregate principal amounts and in such manner that no overlapping interest is paid, and such bonds in changed denominations shall bear interest at the same rate or rates, shall mature on the same date or dates, shall be as nearly as practicable in the same form except for an appropriate recital as to the exchange, and shall in all other respects except as to denominations and numbers, be identical with the original bonds surrendered for exchange. Where any exchange is made under this Section, the bonds surrendered by the holders at the time of exchange shall be cancelled, any such exchange shall be made only at the request of the holders of the bonds to be surrendered, and the Agency may require all expenses incurred in connection with such exchange, including the authorization and issuance of the new bonds, to be paid by such holders. The bonds shall be negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code except that any bonds issued pursuant hereto shall not be subject to Article 9 of said Code. Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, temporary receipts, certificates or bonds may be delivered to the purchasers or pledgees of these bonds. No holder of any bond issued under this Section shall ever have the right to compel any exercise of the taxing power of the State of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof to pay the bond or the interest thereon. Each bond issued under this Section shall recite in substance that the bond, including the interest thereon, is payable solely from the revenue pledged to the payment thereof or from any bonds issued for the purpose of refunding such bond, and that the bond does not constitute a debt of the Agency or of the State of Illinois within any statutory or constitutional limitation of the State of Illinois.
    Such bonds shall be executed by such members of the Board as shall be designated by the Agency, and shall be registered by the State Treasurer. Any bonds bearing the signature of Board members in office at the date of signing thereof shall be valid and binding for all purposes, notwithstanding that before delivery thereof any or all such persons whose signatures appear thereon shall have ceased to be such Board members.
    The Agency may provide for the issuance of refunding bonds if the bonds to be refunded are due or callable or redeemable by their terms on or prior to the date that the refunding bonds are issued, or will become due, callable or redeemable by their terms within 12 months after the date of issue of the refunding bonds, or if the bonds to be refunded, even though not becoming due, callable, or redeemable within such period are voluntarily surrendered by the holders thereof for cancellation at the time of the issuance of the refunding bonds. All or part of any issue may be so refunded and all parts of several issues may be refunded into a single issue of refunding bonds. Provision may be made for including with the refunding bonds, as part of a single issue, bonds of the Agency for any other purpose or purposes for which bonds are herein authorized to be issued. Refunding bonds may be exchanged for not less than a like principal amount of the bonds authorized to be refunded, may be sold or may be exchanged in part and sold in part.
    Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the Agency be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become an indebtedness of the Agency within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
    The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued pursuant to this Act, if being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may be construed as relieving any person from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/9) (from Ch. 19, par. 1219)
    Sec. 9. If a petition calling for a referendum on the question of whether the Agency should be dissolved is signed by at least 5% of the registered voters of the territory of the Agency and is filed with and certified by the State Board of Elections, a referendum on the question shall be submitted to the voters of the member counties. The proposition shall be placed on a ballot in substantially the following form:
    "Shall the Agency be dissolved?"
    If a majority of the voters on the proposition are in favor thereof, the Agency shall be dissolved.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1121.)

    (615 ILCS 90/10) (from Ch. 19, par. 1220)
    Sec. 10. Any person who violates this Act or an ordinance or rule adopted pursuant to this Act shall be guilty of a petty offense punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $500 per occurrence.
(Source: P.A. 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95.)

    (615 ILCS 90/11) (from Ch. 19, par. 1221)
    Sec. 11. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as relieving the State and federal governments from any responsibility they may have for maintaining or improving the waterways under the Agency's authority.
(Source: P.A. 83‑864.)

    (615 ILCS 90/12) (from Ch. 19, par. 1222)
    Sec. 12. Repealer. This Act was not repealed January 1, 1995, because a majority of the voters voting at the referendum provided for in Section 2.1 voted in favor of continuing the Fox Waterway Agency.
(Source: P.A. 88‑535; 89‑162, eff. 7‑19‑95; 89‑235, eff. 8‑4‑95; 89‑626, eff. 8‑9‑96.)