Purpose: Sec. 4. The trustees shall constitute a board of trustees for the sanitary district. The board of trustees is the corporate authority of the sanitary district, and may exercise all the powers and manage and control all the affairs and property of the district. The board of trustees at the beginning of each new term of office shall meet and elect one of their number as president, one of their number as vice-president, and from or outside of their membership a clerk and an assistant clerk. In case of the death, resignation, absence from the state, or other disability of the president, the powers, duties and emoluments of the office of the president shall devolve upon the vice‑president, until such disability is removed or until a successor to the president is appointed and chosen in the manner provided in this Act. The board may select a treasurer, engineer and attorney for the district, who shall hold their respective offices during the pleasure of the board, and give such bond as may be required by the board. The board may appoint such other officers and hire such employees to manage and control the operations of the district as it deems necessary. The board may prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of all the officers and employees of the sanitary district. However, no member of the board of trustees shall receive more than $6,000 per year. The board of trustees has full power to pass all necessary ordinances, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of the business of the board and the sanitary district, and for carrying into effect the collection and disposal of sewage and the purposes for which the sanitary district was formed.

Authority: 70 ILCS 2805

Contact: Tom Phelan

Phone #: (815) 727-5100

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Email: tomphelan@tomphelan.com

Composition: 70 ILCS 2805/3 (from Ch. 42, par. 414) A board of trustees, consisting of 3 members, for the government, control and management of the affairs and business of each sanitary district are appointed by the County Executive. The trustees must all be residents of the sanitary district, and hold their offices respectively, from the date of their appointment until re-appointed or replaced. The trustees are required to enter intobond, with security to be approved by the appointing authority, in such sum as the appointing authority may determine.

Meeting Date/Time: 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm Location: Oak Highlands/Ingalls Park Sanitary District 1699 Hillcrest Road in Joliet

Compensation: $6,000.00 Annually

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Name  Term Ends  Position
Phillip Pilon   6/1/21   Secretary
Theresa Pilon   6/1/22   Treasurer
William Grenchik   6/1/23   President