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This section sets forth the administrative provisions for this subchapter.
(A) Authority. The Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended, provide for the County Board and the County Engineer to have authority over and supervision of county highways. The Illinois Compiled Statutes (Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Act, 605 ILCS 120/1 et seq.), as amended, sets forth the authority for the County Board to establish the terms, requirements, and procedures that groups must follow in applying for participation, and participating in, the Lake County Adopt-A-Highway Program. Such terms, requirements and procedures contained herein are not inconsistent with the Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Act.
(B) Jurisdiction. This subchapter shall apply to the right-of-way of any county highway after the enactment of this subchapter by the County Board.
(1) The terms and conditions of this subchapter shall apply to all rights-of-way of county highways in any township or municipality located partially or entirely within the county.
(2) This subchapter shall not be construed in any manner or form whatsoever to limit or restrict the power or authority of the county or the County Engineer to maintain, operate, improve, supervise, construct, reconstruct, widen or perform any other work on any county highway as is best determined as provided for by this or other county ordinance and as provided for by law.
(C) Enactment. This subchapter shall be in full force and effect from and after its date of passage by the County Board.
(D) Interpretation and separability.
(1) Interpretation. The Public Works and Transportation Committee shall render any interpretations of this subchapter which are necessary to promote efficient administration of its powers and duties under this subchapter. The County Engineer may also render any interpretations of this subchapter which are necessary to promote efficient administration of the County Engineer’s powers and duties under this subchapter. Whenever any provision of this subchapter overlaps, contradicts, or covers the same subject matter as any other provision of this subchapter or any other county ordinance regulation or rule, the more restrictive or higher standard shall control.
(2) Separability. Each section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, word, provision, term and condition or restriction established by this subchapter or any amendments thereto are hereby declared to be separable and independent, in accordance with the following.
(a) If any court of competent jurisdiction shall adjudge any provision of this subchapter to be invalid, that judgment shall not affect any remaining provision of this subchapter not specifically included in the judgment.
(b) If any court of competent jurisdiction shall adjudge invalid the application of any provision of this subchapter to a particular group, that judgment shall not affect the application of the provisions to groups not specifically included in the judgment.
(E) Amendments. This subchapter may be amended from time to time by the County Board.
(1977 Code, § 4:1-11) (Ord. passed 5-9-2000; Ord. passed 4-9-2013)