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president of the said board of trustees shall constitute the board of local improvements for such park district, who shall act as such board of local improvements without compensation, and the secretary of the said board of trustees shall be ea officio secretary of said board of local improvements.
§ 25. The mode of making such special assessment and the filing of the assessment roll and proceedings thereon shall be the same as provided by law for making special assessments for local improvements
in cities of over fifty thousand inhabitants.
- § 26. The secretary of the said board of trustees and the treasurer of such park district shall perform the duties in regard to the collection of said assessment provided in said Article 9 to be performed by the city clerk and city collector respectively.
APPROVED June 24th, 1915.
LAND FOR HARBOR PURPOSES-CONVEYANCE TO CITY.
§ 1. Park commissioners may grant, convey or release lands upon public waters to city for harbor purposes—roadways.
(SENATE Bill No. 327. Approved JUNE 29, 1915.)
AN ACT to enable park commissioners, park boards, or boards of park commissioners to grant, convey or release lands and rights to cities and villages for harbor uses and purposes. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That any park commissioners, park board, or board of park commissioners which has heretofore acquired or shall hereafter acquire the title to any lands adjacent to or adjoining upon or penetrating into any public waters in this State or to the submerged lands and bed of such public waters, or any part thereof, or to any riparian or other rights, may grant, convey or release any of such lands or rights to any city or village authorized to acquire, own, construct, maintain and operate in, over and upon the public waters bordering thereon, harbors, canals, slips, wharves, docks, levees, piers, quay walls, breakwaters and harbor structures, facilities, connections and improvements, for such purposes or any of them. Any such park commissioners, park board, or board of park commissioners may grant, convey or release to any such city or village the right to construct and maintain roadways and any other appropriate approaches to or connections with any harbor or harbor utility or appurtenance of such city or village, over and across any lands and property of such park commissioners, park board, or board of park commissioners: Provided, nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to vest any authority or right for the conveyance of lands, submerged or otherwise, for any other use or purpose, than strictly for State, municipal, or Federal use or purposes. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.
LINCOLN PARK–BOND ISSUES AUTHORIZED.
§ 1. Commissioners authorized to issue bonds— $ 5. Form of ballot.
limitation. - - § 6. Bonds—denomination—installments—inter§ 2. Ordinance fixing amount, rate of interest est limit of indebtedness.
§ 3. Commissioners shall order an election. principal and interest. $ 4. Notice of election—when election held.
(House BIll No. 735. APPRov ED JUNE 24, 1915.)
AN ACT authorizing “the commissioners of Lincoln Park” to issue bonds, and providing for the payment thereof. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That “the Commissioners of Lincoln Park” of the county of Cook, are hereby authorized to from time to time issue bonds not exceeding the total amount of one million dollars, for the purpose of enlarging and improving Lincoln Park, and completion of work already begun. § 2. Whenever “the Commissioners of Lincoln Park” desire to issue any of the bonds authorized by section one (1) of this Act, they shall pass an ordinance fixing the amount of the bonds proposed to be issued, the rate of interest and the maturity. Said ordinance shall then be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of Cook, and be posted in five public places in each town included in the park district. 3. After the passage of the ordinance prescribed in section two (2) of this Act, “the Commissioners of Lincoln Park” shall order an election, at which shall be submitted to the legal voters of the towns included in said Lincoln Park district, the question of issuing bonds, and shall fix the polling places at which said election shall be held, and shall select the judges and clerks therefor. § 4. The notice of said election shall state the amount of bonds to be issued and the purpose thereof and the said notice shall be posted in at least ten (10) public places in said district at least ten (10) days prior to the election, and such notice shall be published in a newspaper having a general circulation in said district for three (3) successive days; the first publication to be made at least ten (10) days prior to the date of election, the election may be held on the same day and at the same places as any general or special election. § 5. The ballots at the election hereby authorized shall be a separate ballot and in substantially the following form:
Instructions to Voters: To cast a ballot in favor of the proposition submitted upon the ballot, place a cross (X) mark in the square opposite the word “Yes”. To vote against the proposition submitted upon this ballot, place a cross (X) mark opposite the word “No”.
Shall the following be adopted:
Proposition to issue bonds of Lincoln Park to the amount Yes of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . dollars for the purpose of
enlarging and improving Lincoln Park and for the com- N.
pletion of work already begun. No
§ 6. In case a majority of the votes cast upon the proposition shall be in favor thereof “the Commissioners of Lincoln Park” may proceed, from time to time, to issue and sell the said bonds, in denominations of one hundred ($100) dollars or any multiple thereof, payable in not exceeding twenty (20) annual installments, said bonds to bear interest at the rate of not more than four (4) per centum per annum, evidenced by interest and coupons payable semi-annually. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to authorize the contracting of an indebtedness in excess of five (5) per centum of the valuation of the taxable property in said district as assessed for State and county purposes.
§ 7. Said bonds before being delivered to the purchaser shall be registered in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts of the State of Illinois, on payment of the usual fees and said Auditor shall certify on each bond the fact of such registration. In order to provide for the payment of the principal and interest of the bonds so registered, it is hereby made the duty of the said Auditor to annually cause to be levied and collected a direct ad valorem tax upon all the taxable property in the district or territory now subject to taxation for the maintenance of said Lincoln Park sufficient in amount to pay the bonds and interest maturing during the next ensuing year. The said taxes when collected shall be received by the State Treasurer and be disbursed by him in payment of said bonds and the interest thereon, rendering any surplus to the treasurer of said “the Commissioners of Lincoln Park.”
APPROVED June 24th, 1915.
LINCOLN PARK–SALE AND EXCHANGE OF, LAND WITH STATE.
§ 1. Commissioners authorized to exchange land § 3. Use or disposition of land acquired by park with State—description of tracts—deed to commissioners from State. State. § 4. Emergency. § 2. Deed to commissioners of Lincoln Park.
(House Bill No 925. Approved JUNE 25, 1915.)
AN ACT in relation to the sale, conveyance and earchange of certain lands between the commissioners of Lincoln Park and the State of Illinois: providing means for making conveyance of said lands, and providing means for the disposal of lands acquired by the commissioners of Lincoln park in such sale and erchange. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the commissioners of Lincoln park may sell and convey to the State of Illinois, for an armory site, the piece or parcel of land described as follows: Beginning at a point on the north line of Chicago avenue seven hundred and fifty feet (750) east of the northeast corner of Chicago avenue and Lincoln Parkway, thence north two hundred and eighteen and thirty-five hundredths feet (218.35) to the south line of Pierson street, thence east along the south line of Pierson street two hundred and ninety-seven and fifteen hundredths feet (297.15), thence south two hundred and nineteen and fourteen hundredths feet (219.14) to the north line of Chicago avenue, thence west two hundred and ninetyseven and fifteen hundredths feet (297.15) along the north line of Chicago avenue to the point of beginning in block twenty-one (21) and accretions of Canal Trustees’ subdivision in fractional section three (3), township thirty-nine (39), north, range fourteen (14), each [east] of the third principal meridian, in Cook county, Illinois. And the deed of conveyance of said land shall be signed by the commissioners of Lincoln park, by its president, and its seal affixed thereto by its secretary; and said deed shall vest in the State of Illinois all of the right, title and interest of the commissioners of Lincoln park in and to the lands so conveyed. And in making such sale the commissioners of Lincoln park may take in exchange, as and for the purchase price of said lands so sold, the piece or parcel of land the title to which is now vested in the State of Illinois, described as follows: Lots eight (8), nine (9) and ten (10) in block eleven (11) in Hundley's subdivision of lots three (3) to twenty-one (21) inclusive, and thirty-three (33) to thirty-seven (37) inclusive, in Pine Grove, a subdivision of fractional section twenty-one (21), township forty (40) north, range fourteen (14), east of the Third Principal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois. § 2. Upon such exchange, as provided for in section 1 of this Act, the Governor shall execute in the name of the State of Illinois a deed of conveyance of the premises so exchanged to the commissioners of Lincoln park, which said deed shall be attested under the Great Seal of the State of Illinois, by its Secretary of State, and the said deed shall vest in said the commissioners of Lincoln park all right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to the land so exchanged. § 3. Such land so acquired by the commissioners of Lincoln park from the State of Illinois may be by said commissioners of Lincoln park held and used for park purposes, or, if the commissioners of Lincoln park shall deem said lands not suitable for park purposes, the same may be sold, exchanged or otherwise disposed of by the commissioners of Lincoln park in the following manner: The commissioners of Lincoln park may apply to the circuit court of Cook county, by petition in writing, for leave to sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of said lands. Notice of such application shall be given by the commissioners of Lincoln park in some newspaper published in said county for at least ten (10) days before the date named therein when said application will be made. All persons interested may appear before said circuit court, either in person or by attorney, when said application shall be made and object to the granting thereof. After hearing all persons interested, if the court shall deem the granting of said application to be for the public interest, it shall direct that the property mentioned in said application, or any part thereof, may be sold, exchanged or otherwise disposed of by the commissioners of Lincoln Park by deeds of conveyance executed therefor by the commissioners of Lincoln park, by its president and its seal affixed thereto by its secretary, which said deed or deeds shall vest in the grantee all of the right, title and interest of the commissioners of Lincoln park in and to said lands. - § 4. WHEREAs an emergency exists, therefore this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. APPROVED June 25th, 1915.
- ORGANIZATION OF PARK DISTRICTS MADE I,EGAL.
§ 1. Legalizes organization of certain park dis- $ 2. Emergency.
(SENATE BILL No. 353. Approv ED JUNE 25, 1915.)
AN ACT to legalize certain elections held under and by virtue of “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, and in force July 1, 1895, as amended by an Act approved April 22, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, and as amended by an Act approved June 9, 1909, in force July 1, 1909. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That whenever any park district organized under and by virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, as amended by an Act approved April 22, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, and as amended by an Act approved June 9, 1909, in force July 1, 1909, a part of which said district, at the time of its said organization, was situated within the corporate limits of a city, village or incorporated town in this State, which had theretofore adopted the provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, “An Act to amend an Act entitled, “An Act regulating the holding of elections and declaring the result thereof in cities, villages and incorporated towns in this State,’” approved June 19, 1885, in force July 1, 1885; as amended by an Act approved June 18, 1891, in force July 1, 1891; as amended by an Act approved April 24, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, known as “The City Election Law,” and the election for the organization of said park district and the election of the first board of commissioners thereof, has been held under the order, direction and supervision of the county judge, or judges, as provided by sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of said first above mentioned Act, and where said election within that part of said park district lying within any city, village or incorporated town that had adopted the provisions of the said city election law, herein above mentioned, was not held under the direction and supervision of the election commissioners of said city, village or incorporated town as provided in said city election law; and whenever in any such election for the organization and election of commissioners under said Act as aforesaid, pasters were used by the voters and single in place of