As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
     “Authority” means the Quad Cities Interstate Metropolitan Authority created under this Act.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 45 ILCS 35/10

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.36
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.

     “Board” means the board of commissioners of the Authority.
     “Cost”, with respect to any project for a metropolitan facility, includes construction contract costs and the costs of engineering, architectural, technical, and legal services, preliminary reports, property valuations, estimates, plans, specifications, notices, acquisition of real and personal property, consequential damages or costs, easements, rights-of-way, supervision, inspection, testing, publications, printing and sale of bonds, if any, and provisions for contingencies.
     “Greater metropolitan area” means the combined area of Rock Island County, Illinois, and Scott County, Iowa.
     “Metropolitan area” means Rock Island County, Illinois, as a separate and distinct area, or Scott County, Iowa, as a separate and distinct area, or each as a part of the greater metropolitan area.
     “Metropolitan facility” means a structure or fixture, equipment, or property of any kind or nature related to or connected with an intermodal water port, waste disposal system, mass transit system, airport, bridge, park, or recreation that the Authority may construct, acquire, own, lease, or operate, including all related facilities necessary, appurtenant, or incidental to the facilities.
     “Person” means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative of any of those entities.
     “Waste disposal system” means a facility or service for collection, transportation, processing, storage, or disposal of solid waste including a facility or service established pursuant to the Local Solid Waste Disposal Act.