Purpose: Drainage districts are local bodies formed for the purpose of draining, ditching, and improving land for agricultural and sanitary purposes. They are authorized to build and maintain drains and levees, to sue all necessary private land within their corporate bodies for that purpose, and to tax land within their boundaries as necessary.
Authority: 70 ILCS 605
Contact: Michael Naughton - Attorney
Phone #: (815) 478-3933
Composition: 70 ILCS 605/4-3 No person shall be appointed or elected commissioner of a district who is not an adult resident of Illinois. Neither shall any person be appointed or elected commissioner of a district who does not own land in the district unless (a) the court in election districts or the appointing authority in other districts finds it to be in the best interests of the district that the requirement of ownership of land in the district be waived or (b) the selection of commissioners is by appointment and the majority of the area embraced in the district have duly petitioned the appropriate appointing authority to allow the appointment as commissioner of an individual who does not own land in the district.
Meeting Date/Time: Annual meeting during harvest season, usually November - Location: Werner Farm: 26945 S. Kankakee St. Manhattan, IL 60442