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and determine and such policeman shall receive no further pension allowance or benefit under this Act. § 7. The board herein provided for shall hold quarterly meetings on the second Tuesday of July, October, January and April of each year, and special meetings upon the call of the president of said board. On the second Tuesday of July of each year, it shall select one of its members who shall act as the president of such board for the period of one year or until such time as his successor is elected and qualified. Said board shall, on the same day, also select another of its members who shall act as the treasurer and also secretary of said board for the period of one year or until such time as his successor is elected and qualified. Said board shall issue certificates signed by its president and secretary to the policeman entitled thereto of the amount of money ordered paid to such policemen from said fund by said board, which certificates shall state for what purpose said payment is made. Said board shall keep a record of the proceedings of all its meetings, which record shall be a public record. Said board shall submit quarterly to the Board of Park Commissioners of such one or more towns a list of persons entitled to payments from the fund herein provided, stating the amount of such payments, and for what granted, as ordered by the board, which list shall be signed and certified to by the treasurer and president of such board and attested by such treasurer under oath: Provided, that no resolution shall be passed or order made for the payment of money unless by affirmative vote of a majority of the members of said board. § 8. Said pension fund shall consist of amounts of two per cent. per month retained or deducted from the salary of each member of such police department, and such other sums as are hereinafter referred to. Said board shall employ one or more competent actuaries to be selected by the board, whose duty it shall be to determine the amount of money necessary to be provided annually for the purpose of: (a) Paying pensions granted under the Act superseded by this Act: (b) Paying pensions to policemen, (their widows and children entitled thereto) members of the department of police prior to January 1st, 1916; and (c) Establishing and maintaining a reserve fund for the payment of pensions to policemen (their widows and children) becoming members of the police department subsequent to January 1st, 1916. Such actuaries shall report their findings to the board on or before the 2nd day of July of each year. Said board shall certify to the Board of Park Commissioners respectively on or before the 10th day of July annually, beginning July 1915: First. The assets in their custody at such time; Second. The estimated receipts during the next succeeding year (from July 1st to June 30th) from deductions from the salary of policemen as hereinabove provided and from all other sources; Third. The estimated amount required during said period for: Act (a) Paying pensions granted under the Act superseded by this ct; (b) Paying pensions to policemen, (their widows and children entitled thereto) members of the department of police prior to January 1st, 1916; and
(c) Establishing and maintaining a reserve fund for the payment of pensions to policemen, (their widows and children) becoming members of the police department subsequent to January 1st, 1916. Each of said Boards of Park Commissioners shall annually levy a tax for a period of three years beginning with the year 1915 (in addition to the taxes now authorized by law) upon all taxable property embraced in the district governed by them respectively at the rate on the dollar of all such taxable property which, when added to the deductions from the salary or wages of policemen and receipts available from all other sources, as hereinabove referred to, will amount to a sufficient sum to meet the annual requirements above referred to and designated as (a), (b) and (c). Said taxes shall be levied and collected with and in like manner as the general taxes of such parks, and the fund arising therefrom shall be known as the “Park Police Pension Fund,” which fund shall be used solely for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act; said taxes shall not be included in the aggregate of all taxes to be reduced under the provisions of an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the levy and extending of taxes,” approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, and Acts amendatory thereto. The amount of such annual tax to be levied by the South Park Commissioners shall not exceed 1/25th of a mill on the dollar upon all taxable property embraced within such park district; the amount of such annual tax to be levied by the West Chicago Park Commissioners shall not exceed 1/10th of a mill on the dollar upon all taxable property embraced within such park district; and the amount of such annual tax to be levied by the Lincoln Park Commissioners shall not exceed 1/17th of a mill on the dollar upon all taxable property embraced within such park district. The county clerk of the county where such park districts are located, or such officer or officers as are authorized by law to spread or assess taxes for park purposes, or other purposes, shall on receiving certificates from such Boards of Park Commissioners that the amount mentioned in such certificates is necessary for the purpose of paying the liabilities incurred by the operation of this Act, shall spread and assess such amount upon the taxable property embraced in each such park district, the same as other park taxes are by law spread and assessed, and the same shall be collected and paid over in the same manner as other park taxes are now required by law to be collected and paid. When such taxes are received by said Boards of Park Commissioners respectively, they shall forthwith be turned over to the treasurer ef the said pension board upon his sole receipt. Any excess remaining at the end of the fiscal year in the possession of said board shall be credited to the fund for the ensuing year; any deficit shall be provided for during such ensuing year. Should any such Board of Park Commissioners be without authority to levy taxes, then the corporate authorities of any such town (meaning the town supervisor, clerk or assessor thereof) shall perform the duties hereinabove devolved upon the Board of Park Commissioners.
§ 9. In addition to the other powers herein granted, the following further powers and authority are hereby conferred upon said board: First. The said board shall have exclusive control and management of the fund mentioned herein, and of all moneys donated, paid or assessed for the relief or pensioning of disabled, superannuated and retired policemen, their widows and minor children; the same to be placed by the treasurer of such board to the credit of such fund subject to the order of such board; Second. All rewards, moneys, gifts, fees or emoluments that may be paid or given for, or on account of extraordinary service for said police force or by any policeman, except when allowed to be retained by said policeman or given to endow a medal or other competitive reward, shall be paid into said pension fund. Said board may take by gift, grant, devise or bequest any moneys, real estate, personal property, right of property or other valuable thing; Third. Said board shall have the power to draw such pension fund from the treasurer or other officials of such Board of Park Commis
sioners, and may invest such fund, or any part thereof, in the name
of the board of trustees of the police pension fund, in interest bearing bonds of the United States, of the State of Illinois, or of any county of this State, or of any township or any municipal corporation of the State of Illinois, and all such securities shall be deposited with the treasurer of said board and shall be subject to the order of said board; said treasurer of said board shall furnish a good and sufficient bond to said board in an amount to be fixed by said board, all costs, incidental to the same, to be paid out of said pension fund. Fourth. To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it upon all matters connected with the operation of this Act, in the same manner as is or may be provided by law for the taking of testimony before masters in chancery, and its president, or any member of said board, may administer oaths to such witnesses; Fifth. To appoint a clerk and define his duties; Sixth. To provide for the payment from said funds of all its necessary expenses, including clerk hire, printing and witness fees: Provided, that no compensation or emolument shall be paid to any member of said board for any duty required or performed under this Act: And, provided, further, that the interest on said fund or any portion thereof shall be credited thereto and no portion thereof shall be retained by the treasurer of said board; Seventh. To make all necessary rules and regulations for its guidance, in conformity with the provisions of this Act. § 10. On the third Tuesday in May of each year, the treasurer and all other officials of such Board of Park Commissioners, who have had the custody or possession of any of such pension funds herein provided, shall make a sworn statement to the board of trustees of such police pension fund, and to the Board of Park Commissioners, of all moneys received and paid out by such official on account of said pension fund during the year, and of the amount of said funds then on hand and owing to said pension fund. All surplus then remaining on said official’s hands shall be paid by him to the treasurer of said pension board: And, provided further, any such official shall at any and all times upon demand by said pension board furnish to said board statements or information of any kind relative to said official's method of collection or handling of said pension funds: And provided, further, that all books and records of such official shall be produced at any time by said official for examination and inspection by said board of pension trustees, for the purposes herein provided. § 11. All persons who, upon the taking effect of this Act, are receiving any benefits under an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation, administration and disbursement of a park police pension fund,” approved May 23rd, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, shall receive no further payments or benefits under said Act, but shall in lieu thereof be entitled to the benefits provided for in this Act, the intention being that this Act shall supersede the aforesaid Act, but that neither pensions granted thereunder nor the amounts thereof shall in anywise be affected. An Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation, administration and disbursement of a park police pension fund,” approved May 23, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, is hereby expressly repealed. All moneys, fines and penalties in the possession of any such board of trustees created by the provisions of the Act aforesaid, or to which any such board may be by law entitled, shall, upon the taking effect of this Act, become the property, for the uses and purposes herein set forth, of the board herein provided for. Whereupon said board first above referred to shall be and hereby is dissolved and abrogated: Provided that all legal proceedings instituted by, or in the name of, or against said board shall be continued without abatement either in the name of said board or in the name by which they are instituted or conducted. All pensions granted under this Act and every portion thereof shall be exempt from attachment or garnishment processes and shall not be seized, taken, subjected to, detained or levied upon by virtue of any execution or any processes or proceedings whatsoever issued out of or by any court in this State for the payment and satisfaction, in whole or in part, of any debt, claim, damage, demand or judgment against any pensioner hereunder, and no pensioner shall have the right to transfer or assign his or her pension, or any part thereof, either by way of mortgage or otherwise. This Act shall not be in force and effect until the Boards of Park Commissioners of such one or more towns and the corporate authorities above referred to shall each have expressed their consent thereto by resolution or otherwise, and have recorded the evidnce of such consent in the office of the recorder of deeds in the county in which such town or towns are located: Provided, however, that thereafter this Act shall continue in force and effect until amended or repealed by the General Assembly. APPROVED June 29th, 1915.
SHERIDAN RoAD–LINcolN PARK COMMISSIONERS.
§ 1. Amends sections 1, 2, 3 and 4, Act of 1913. § 2. Eminent domain. § 1. Boulevard and driveway—consent of § 3. Special taxes and special assessments. owners of frontage—how frontage computed. § 4. Control of park commissioners.
(HOUSE BIll No. 890. APPRov ED JUNE 25, 1915.)
AN ACT to amend sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable the commissioners of Lincoln Park to take, regulate, control, improve, locate, eatend, diminish, widen, straighten and otherwise deal with the public street or boulevard known and to be known as Sheridan Road, now under the control of incorporated cities, towns, villages, park districts, tournships and counties, which leads from Lincoln Park, a public park in the city of Chicago, to the northern boundary of the State of Illinois and to provide for the power of eminent domain to carry out the authority herein granted and to provide the method of securing funds for the improvement and maintenance of said road,” approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1913. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable the commissioners of Lincoln Park to take, regulate, control, improve, locate, extend, diminish, widen, straighten and otherwise deal with the public street or boulevard known and to be known as Sheridan Road, now under the control of incorporated cities, towns, villages, park districts, townships and counties, which leads from Lincoln Park, a public park in the city of Chicago, to the northern boundary of the State of Illinois and to provide for the power of eminent domain to carry out the authority herein granted and to provide the method of securing funds for the improvement and maintenance of said road,” approved June 28, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, be amended so as to read as follows: § 1. Boulevard AND DRIVEwAY.] That the commissioners of Lincoln Park of the county of Cook are hereby authorized to take, regulate, control, improve, locate, extend, diminish, widen, straighten and otherwise deal with a public street, thoroughfare, boulevard or driveway, or any part thereof, known and to be known as Sheridan Road, running from Lincoln Park, a public park now under the control of the commissioners of Lincoln Park, in the city of Chicago, county of Cook, Illinois, through said city of Chicago and that portion of Cook county north of Chicago and through the county of Lake to the northern boundary of the State of Illinois, said territory containing a part of the city of Chicago, the North Shore Park District in said city of Chicago, the city of Evanston, the village of Wilmette, the township of New Trier, the village of Kenilworth, the village of Winnetka, the village of Glencoe, all in the county of Cook; the city of Highland Park, the Fort Sheridan Reservation, the township of Deerfield, the city of Lake Forest, the village of Lake Bluff, the township of Shields, the city of North Chicago, the city of Waukegan, the township of Waukegan, Zion City, the village of Winthrop Harbor and the township of Benton, all in Lake county, Illinois: Provided, the consent in writing of the owners of a majority of the frontage of the lots and lands abutting on the said Sheridan Road, or any part thereof, in each municipality or park district