Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0878    Version: 1 Name: ..Title Discussion on a resolution to dissolve the Beach Park Drainage District. ..Body RESOLUTION WHEREAS, the Beach Park Drainage District (“District”) is a Drainage District wholly within Lake County and within the Lake Michigan Watershed, an
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2020 In control: Public Works, Planning & Transportation Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/14/2020
Title: Joint resolution authorizing the dissolution of the Beach Park Drainage District.
Attachments: 1. Beach Park resolution.pdf, 2. Beach Park.pdf
Title
Joint resolution authorizing the dissolution of the Beach Park Drainage District.

Staff Summary
* The Ad Hoc Drainage District Committee has met a number of times over the past year with a focus on providing data-driven recommendations regarding consolidations where practical.
* Based on research and discussions, the committee provided direction to staff to proceed with a potential consolidation of the Beach Park Drainage District.
* Staff met with Village of Beach Park and City of Waukegan representatives and determined that the dissolution of the District and consolidation into the Village and City was in the best interest of all parties and the residents.
* Following discussions with County staff, the Beach Park Drainage District is also in support of the dissolution. All assets of the District will be transferred to the Village and City, and the current assessment to residents within the District will be removed.

Body
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Beach Park Drainage District ("District") is a Drainage District wholly within Lake County and within the Lake Michigan Watershed, and consists of territory lying within the Village of Beach Park and the City of Waukegan. Lake County has a stormwater management planning committee operating under Section 5-1062 of the Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-1062); and

WHEREAS, the functions of the District have for many years been performed by the Village of Beach Park, the City of Waukegan, and the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission; and

WHEREAS, the District derives its revenue from a $3 assessment placed upon the tax bills of properties within the District; and

WHEREAS, the County, Village of Beach Park, and City of Waukegan have determined that the functions of the District can be performed by these municipal bodies, either independently or in cooperation with each other, such that the continuing existence of the District is no longer necessary; and

WHEREAS, Section 10/7.3 of the Illinois Drainage Code (...

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