DeKalb County, Illinois
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R E S O L U T I O N
WHEREAS, Chapter 605 ILCS, Act 5, Article 9, Section 113 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, 605 ILCS 5/9-113 states: No ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line or other equipment of any public utility company, municipal corporation or private corporation, association or person shall be located, placed or constructed upon, under or along any highway, or upon any township or district road, without first obtaining the written consent of the appropriate highway authority; and
WHEREAS, said statute as recently amended authorizes County highway authorities to promulgate reasonable and necessary rules, regulations, and specifications for the administration of this section; and
WHEREAS, said statute authorizes County highway authorities to adopt coordination strategies and practices designed and intended to establish and implement effective communication respecting planned highway projects that the County highway authority believes may require removal, relocation, or modification of said facilities. The strategies and practices adopted shall include but not be limited to the delivery of 5 year programs, annual programs, and the establishment of coordination councils in the locales and with the utility participation that will best facilitate and accomplish the requirements of the County highway authority acting under 605 ILCS 5/9-113(f); and
WHEREAS, said provides for the establishment of a coordination council to include the County engineer, the County Board Chairman or his or her designee and utility companies to best facilitate and accomplish the requirements of the County highway authority; and
WHEREAS, said statutes provides that unless a coordination council is established on or before January 1, 2002, the 90 day deadline for the removal, relocation, or modification of the ditches, drains, track, rails, poles, wires, pipe line or other equipment as outlined in the statutes shall not be enforceable;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Board of DeKalb County, Illinois, that a utility coordination council is hereby established effective the date of this resolution which includes the County Engineer, the County Board Chairman or his or her designee, and such utility companies as determined by the County Engineer to best facilitate and accomplish the requirements of the County highway authority, said utility company members may be added to or removed from the coordination council as determined by the County Engineer.
PASSED BY THE DEKALB COUNTY BOARD THIS 17TH DAY ON NOVEMBER 2001.
Chairman, DeKalb County Board
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