Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 535 Will-kankakee Regional Development Authority Law. Section 6
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(70 ILCS 535/6) (from Ch. 85, par. 7456)
Sec. 6. Powers.
(a) The Authority possesses all the powers of a body corporate necessary and convenient to accomplish the purposes of this Act, including, without any intended limitation upon the general powers hereby conferred, the following:
(1) to enter into loans, contracts, agreements and
mortgages in any matter connected with any of its corporate purposes and to invest its funds;
(2) to sue and be sued;
(3) to employ agents and employees necessary to carry
out its purposes;
(4) to have and use a common seal and to alter the
same at its discretion;
(5) to adopt all needful ordinances, resolutions,
by-laws, rules and regulations for the conduct of its business and affairs and for the management and use of the projects developed, constructed, acquired and improved in furtherance of its purposes;
(6) to designate the fiscal year for the Authority;
(7) to accept and expend appropriations; and
(8) to have and exercise all powers and be subject to
all duties usually incident to boards of directors of corporations.
(b) The Authority shall not issue any bonds relating to the financing of a project located within the planning and subdivision control jurisdiction of any municipality or county unless: (1) notice, including a description of the proposed project and the financing therefor, is submitted to the corporate authorities of such municipality or, in the case of a proposed project in an unincorporated area, to the county board; and (2) such corporate authorities do not, or the county board does not, adopt a resolution disapproving the project within 45 days after receipt of the notice.
(c) If any of the powers set forth in this Act are exercised within the jurisdictional limits of any municipality, all ordinances of such municipality shall remain in full force and effect and shall be controlling.
(d) To acquire, own, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situated thereon and in personal property necessary to fulfill the purposes of the Authority.
(e) To engage in any activity or operation which is incidental to and in furtherance of efficient operation to accomplish the Authority's primary purpose.
(f) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and maintain bridges, terminals, terminal facilities and port facilities and to fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such facilities. The charges so collected shall be used to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal and interest of any revenue bonds issued by the Authority.
(g) Subject to any applicable condition imposed by this Act, to locate, establish and maintain a public airport, public airports and public airport facilities within its corporate limits or within or upon any body of water adjacent thereto and to construct, develop, expand, extend and improve any such airport or airport facility.
(Source: P.A. 86-1481.)
Last modified: February 20, 2012