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File #: 18-0923    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Deleted
File created: 9/4/2018 In control: State Legislation & Rules Committee
On agenda: 9/6/2018 Final action: 9/6/2018
Title: Request to recognize the authority of the Governor to fill the vacancy of Commissioner Bradford by the appointment made on March 23, 2018

TRANSMITTAL LETTER FOR THE BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON STATE LEGISLATION AND RULES

 

Mr. John P. Murray, Acting Executive Director

 

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Request to recognize the authority of the Governor to fill the vacancy of Commissioner Bradford by the appointment made on March 23, 2018

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Dear Sir:

 

The District’s enabling statue, 70 ILCS 2605/3, states in part: “when a vacancy exits in the office of trustees of any sanitary district organized under the provisions hereof, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor until the next regular election at which trustees of the Sanitary District of Chicago are elected, and thereafter until a successor shall be elected and qualified.”

 

Because of the timing of the vacancy created by Commissioner Bradford’s death, there was insufficient time for any candidate to properly qualify for the next regular election of November, 2018.

 

In accordance with the statute as applied to these facts, the Board of Commissioners hereby recognizes the authority of the Governor to fill the vacancy of Commissioner Timothy Bradford by the appointment made on March 23, 2018 and that such appointment is effective until the General Election of November, 2020, when a successor can be elected and qualified.

 

Requested, Susan T. Morakalis, General Counsel

Respectfully Submitted, Martin J. Durkan, Chairman, Committee on State Legislation and Rules

Disposition of this agenda item will be documented in the official Regular Board Meeting Minutes of the Board of Commissioners for September 6, 2018