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No If a majority of the votes cast in said city at said election shall be for such proposition then this Act shall be declared adopted and in force in such city. APPROVED June 28, 1919. MUNICIPAL CONVENTION HALLS. i 1. Power. § 6. Free use to inhabitants and local - organizations. } . Acquisition of property—appropriations—taxes—bonds. § 7. City council may pass ordinances to regulate convention ! 3. Appropriations and bond issues— hall. how made. $8. Books of account. -$ 9. Definitions. $5. Letting convention hall to as• Semblage. § 10. Act not to be affected by invalidity of any part. i H. Payment of bonds and interest. (House Bill No. 215. Approved June 28, 1919.) As ACT to authorize cities which have a population erceeding 100,000 inhabitants to acquire, own, construct, manage, control, maintain and operate municipal convention halls. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, sopresented in the General Assembly: Power.] That every city in this State which has a population exceeding one hundred thousand inhabitants shall have power and authority and such power and authority * hereby granted to acquire, own, construct, manage, control, maintain and operate within the corporate limits of such city a municipal onvention hall or municipal convention halls with all necessary adJuncts thereto. § 2. Acquisition of PROPERTY – APPROPRIATIONs — TAXEs – *Ds.] Every such city shall have full power to acquire by dedication, Hist, lease, contract, purchase or condemnation all property and rights, *ssary or proper, within the corporate limits of the city, for such "nicipal convention hall purposes; and to appropriate money, to levy and collect taxes, to borrow money on the credit of the city for such "Toses and to issue bonds therefor. In all cases where property is acquired or sought to be acquired by condemnation, the procedure shall be, as nearly as may be, like that provided for in Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the exercise of the right of eminent domain,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, and all amendments thereto now in force or which may hereafter be enacted. § 3. APPROPRIATIONS AND BOND ISSUES-How MADE.] All appropriations and bond issues for the use of any such municipal convention hall shall be made by the city council in the manner provided by law. All warrants upon which any portion of said funds is to be paid out shall bear the signature of such official or officials as may be designated by the city council. § 4. PAYMENT of Bonds AND INTEREST.] The city council shall, in the manner and at the time or times provided by law, by ordinance provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof at the time such principal falls due. § 5. LETTING convKNTION HALL To AssFMBLAGE.] Every such city which shall acquire and own under the provisions of this Act a municipal convention hall, shall have power and authority and such power and authority are hereby granted to license or lease out all or any part of the same to gatherings or assemblages for definite short periods of time, upon such terms and compensation as may be prescribed by the city council or as may be determined by and through ordinances, rules or regulations passed or prescribed by the city council. § 6. FREE USE To INHABITANTS AND Local orga Nizations.s The city council under rules and regulations prescribed by general ordinance, and not otherwise, may provide for granting the free use of such munici. pal convention hall to the inhabitants of such city or to local bodies of organizations existing within such city, for civic, patriotic, educational, charitable or political uses and purposes and for historic celebrations. free amusements, concerts, entertainments, lectures and discussions. § 7. CITY cou NCIL MAY PAss ordin ANCEs To REGULATE coSVENTio N HALL.] The city council may from time to time establish by ordinance all needful rules and regulations for the management and control of any such municipal convention hall. All ordinances, for the violations of which fines are imposed, shall be published in the newspaper selected as the official journal of the city, and the same may be printed in book or pamphlet form in such manner as the city council shall direct, and rules framed in conformity with such ordinances shal be brought to the notice of the public by being posted in conspicuous places in the convention hall. When such ordinances are printed in iook or pamphlet form, purporting to be published by authority of the city council, such book or pamphlet shall be received as evidence of tho contents of such ordinances, and of the passage and publication ther" as of the dates therein mentioned in ali courts without further pro § 8. Books of Accou NT.] Every city owning and operating "' such municipal convention hall shall keep books of account for such convention hall, separate and distinct from other city accounts and " such manner as to show the true and complete financial standing and results of such city ownership and operation. Such account shall be so sept as to show the actual cost to such city of maintenance, extension and improvement: all operating expenses of every description; if water or other service shall be furnished for the use of such convention hall without charge, the accounts shall show, as nearly as possible, the value of such service, and also the value of any use or service rendered by the onvention hall to the city without charge; such accounts shall also show reasonable allowances for interest, depreciation and insurance, and to estimates of the amount of taxes that would be chargeable against “th property if owned by a private corporation. The city council shall alse to be printed annually for public distribution, a report showing to financial results, in form as aforesaid, of such city ownership and oration. The accounts of such convention hall, kept as aforesaid, shall * \amined at least once a year by an expert accountant, who shall fort to the city council the results of his examination. Such expert lountant shall be selected in such manner as the city council may lot, and he shall receive for his services such compensation, to be said out of the income or revenues from such convention hall, as the "youncil may prescribe.$ 9. ĐEFINITIONs.] The following words and phrases in this \t shall, unless the same are inconsistent with the context, be constried as follows: (1) The words “convention hall” or “municipal convention hal al be construed to mean a municipally owned building or auditorium With all necessary adjuncts thereto, used, licensed or leased out for "hile short periods of time for gatherings or assemblages of people, other small or large, whether local, State, or national in character. (?) The words “municipal convention hall purposes” shall be "strued to mean the municipal corporate purposes defined and desiglated in this Act. (3) The objects and purposes in this Act defined and set forth *hereby declared to be municipal corporate objects and purposes. § 10. Act Not to BE AFFECTED BY IN VALIDITY of ANY PART.] If * Section, subdivision or clause of this Act is for any reason held inoil or unconstitutional, such decision or holding shall not affect the alility of the remaining portions of this Act which can be given effect "out such invalid part. APPROVED June 28, 1919. POWERS OF OFFICERS. Amends section 1 of Article V, § 1. Powers. Act of 1872. i 1. (Hovsk. Bill, No. 299. APPRoved JUNE 28, 1919.) *\to amond section 1 of Article I of an Act entitled. “An Act | lootide for the incorporation of cities and rillages,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended. r Sotion 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, "oned in the General Assembly: That section 1 of Article V of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities ang village,” approved April 10, 1872, in force July 1, 1872, as amended. be and the same is hereby further amended so as to read as follows: § 1. The city council in cities, and the president and the board of trustees in villages, shall have the following powers: First. To control the finances. and property of the corporationSecond. To appropriate money for corporate purposes only, and provide for payment of debts and expenses of the corporation. Third. To levy and collect taxes for general and special purposes on real and personal property. Fourth. To fix the amount, terms and manner of issuing and revoking licenses. Fifth. To borrow money on the credit of the corporation for corporate purposes, and issue bonds therefor, in such amounts and form, and on such conditions as it shall prescribe, but shall not become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate to exceed five (5) per centum on the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for the State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness; and before or at the time of incurring any indebtedness, shall provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such debt as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within twenty years after contracting the same. Sixth. To issue bonds in place of or to supply means to meet maturing bonds, or for the consolidation or funding of the same. Seventh. To lay out, to establish, open, alter, widen, extend, grade, pave or otherwise improve streets, alleys, avenues, sidewalks, wharves, parks and public grounds, and vacate the same. Eighth. To plant trees upon the same. Ninth. To regulate the use of the same. - Tenth. To prevent and remove encroachments or obstructions upon the same. - Eleventh. To provide for the lighting of the same. Twelfth. To provide for the cleansing of the same. Thirteenth. To regulate the openings therein for the laying of gas or water mains and pipes, and the building and repairing of sewers, tunnels and drains, and erecting gas lights: Provided, however, that any company heretofore organized under the general laws of this State, or any association of persons organized or which may be hereafter organized for the purpose of manufacturing illuminating gas to supply cities or villages, or the inhabitants thereof, with the same, shall have the right by consent of the city council (subject to existing rights), to erect gas factories and lay down pipes in the streets or alleys of any city or village in this State, subject to such regulations as any such city or village may by ordinance impose. Fourteenth. To regulate the use of sidewalks and all structures thereunder; and to require the owner or occupant of any premises to keep the sidewalks in front of, or along the same, free from snow and other obstruction. Fifteenth. To regulate and prevent the throwing or depositing of shes, offal, dirt, garbage, or any offensive matter in, and to prevent injury to, any street, avenue, alley or public ground. Sixteenth. To provide for and regulate crosswalks, curbs and gutters. Seventeenth. To regulate and prevent the use of streets, sidewalks, and public grounds for signs, sign posts, awnings, awning posts, "regraph poles, horse troughs, racks, posting hand bills and advertiseillents. Eighteenth. To regulate and prohibit the exhibition or carrying f banners, placards, advertisements or hand bills in the streets or public grounds, or upon the sidewalks. Nineteenth. To regulate and prevent the flying of flags, banners or signs across the streets or from houses. Twentieth. To regulate traffic and sales upon the streets, sidewalks and public places. Twenty-first. To regulate the speed of horses and other animals, vehicles, cars and locomotives within the limits of the corporation. Twenty-second. To regulate the numbering of houses and lots. Twenty-third. To name and change the name of any street, avenue, alley or other public place. Twenty-fourth. To permit, regulate or prohibit the locating, constructing or laying a track of any horse or electric railroad in any street, alley or public place; but such permission shall not be for a longer time than for twenty years. Twenty-fifth. To provide for and change the location, grade and Tssing of any railroad. Twenty-sixth. To require railroad companies to fence their respective railroads, or any portion of the same, and to construct cattle guards, crossings of streets and public roads, and keep the same in *pair, within the limits of the corporation. In case any railroad ompany shall fail to comply with any such ordinance, it shall be liable for all damages the owner of any cattle or horses or other doTestic animal may sustain by reason of injuries thereto while on the Rack of such railroad, in like manner and extent as under the general * of this State relative to the fencing of railroads; and actions to over such damages may be instituted before any justice of the peace of other court of competent jurisdiction. Twenty-seventh. To require railroad companies to keep flagmen at railroad crossings of streets, and provide protection against injury to persons and property in the use of such railroads. To compel such oiloads to raise or lower their railroad tracks to conform to any ode which may, at any time, be established by said city, and where oth tracks run lengthwise of any such street, allov or highway, to * their railroad tracks on a level with the street surface and so of such tracks may be crossed at any place on such street, alley or highway. To compel and require railroad companies to make and keep "h and to keep in repair ditches, drains, sewers and culverts along * under their railroad tracks so that filthy or stagnant pools of water « ForrigeFortsett »