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that nothing herein contained shall be held to repeal or modify the limitations contained in an Act entitled, “An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes," approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as subsequently amended. The city council, board of trustees, or mayor and commissioners, as the case may be, of any city or village having a population of less than 20,000 shall have the power, for the purpose of oiling the streets or public highways within the corporate limits of such city or village, to direct the payment of the costs thereof out of any moneys in the city or village treasury not otherwise appropriate

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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(SENATE BILL NO. 565. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) An Act to authorize towns having a population of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants to establish, erect and maintain community buildings.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Subject to the provisions of this Act, any town may levy an annual tax of not to exceed two mills on each dollar of the assessed valuation of taxable property therein, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining community buildings. Such tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other general taxes.

$ 2. Upon the filing with the town clerk of any town a petition containing the names of not less than fifty legal voters of such town praying that the tax herein authorized be levied, the question of levying such tax shall be submitted to the voters of such town at a special election to be called for that purpose, not less than thirty, nor more than sixty days after the filing of such petition: Provided, that the question of levying such tax shall be submitted at a regular town election if such election is to be held not less than twnety, (twenty] nor more than ninety days after the filing of the petition, and, provided, further, that such question shall not be submitted in any town in which there is a population of over five thousand inhabitants according to the latest Federal census.

$ 3. If a majority of those voting on the question of levying a tax for the establishment, erection and maintenance of a community building shall vote in favor thereof, an annual tax of not to exceed two mills on each dollar of the assessed valuation of the taxable property shall be levied and collected for that purpose.

§ 4. The establishment or erection of a community building and the maintenance thereof shall be under the supervision of a board of

managers. The board of managers shall consist of three persons, residents of the town, who shall be elected at the regular town election for a term of three years. The board of managers shall serve without compensation. The first board of managers shall be elected at a special election called for that purpose after the ratification of the question of levying the tax hereby authorized, one for one year, one for two years, and one for three years, to be determined by lot. Thereafter, one person shall be annually elected to the board of managers at the regular town election, for a term of three years.

$ 5. The board of managers shall have power to lease a building, or buildings, for the establishment of a community building, or to select a site and cause the erection of a building for that purpose, and may exercise any and all other powers necessarily incidental in order to carry out the provisions of this Act. The town treasurer shall pay out moneys derived from the tax hereby authorized only on the order of a majority of the board of managers.

§ 6. If the board of managers shall deem it necessary to issue bonds for the purpose of obtaining sufficient funds to establish a community building, it shall cause the question of issuing such bonds to be submitted to a vote of the people of the town, at an election to be called for that purpose. Notices of such election shall be posted in at least five of the most public places in such town, for at least ten days prior to the date fixed for holding such election. Such notices shall state the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, the date of maturity and the rate of interest to be paid thereon.

The ballots for use in such election shall be in substantially the following form:

For bond issue of...

... dollars payable in .... years with interest at the rate of

.. per cent per annum for community building purposes.

Against bond issue of...

....dollars payable in .... .. years with interest at the rate of

per cent per annum for community building purposes.

Such bonds shall mature on or before twenty years from the date thereof and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed five per cent per annum, payable annually or semi-annually as the board of managers may determine. If the interest is to be paid semi-annually, that fact shall be stated in the notices of election and on the ballots. Such bonds shall be sold at not less than par. From the proceeds of the annual tax levy authorized by this Act, the board of managers shall provide a sinking fund for the retirement of such bonds, and such bonds shall be payable only out of such proceeds.

$ 7. The community building of any town may be dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of such town and bronze tablets or other memorials in honor of such soldiers and sailors may be placed therein by the board of managers.

$ 8. Subject to the reasonable rules and regulations of the board of managers, the community building shall be for the free use and benefit of the inhabitants of such town for lectures, concerts, free amusements and entertainments, and all other general educational purposes. The annual town meetings and other public assesmblie [assemblies] may be held therein. The board of managers shall have power to lease, temporarily, the community building when not in use for public purposes, for any reasonable and legitimate private use on such terms as may be deemed reasonable and proper. Private lesees [lessees] of a community building may charge admission fees. All money received from temporary rentals shall be turned over to the town treasurer and shall be used only for the maintenance of the community building may charge admission fees. All money received from temporary rentals shall be turned over to the town treasurer and shall be used only for the maintenance of the community building.

$ 9. The board of managers shall make a full and complete annual report of all its actions to the town board of auditors.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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An Act to provide for public county library systems. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Subject to the provisions of section 11 of this Act, it shall be the duty of the board of county commissioners or the board of supervisors, as the case may be, of any county in this State, to establish, equip and maintain a public county library system.

$ 2. In performing this duty, the board of county commissioners, or the board of supervisors may, if it is deemed advisable, contract in writing, with an existing library in the county, to establish, equip and maintain a public county library system. The contract here. by authorized shall contain provisions requiring the contracting library to (a) establish, equip and maintain a county library; (b) to establish,

equip and maintain such branches and stations of the county library in the various parts of the county as may be deemed necessary by the voard of county commissioners or board of supervisors, as the case may be; (c) to acquire and circulate books, periodicals, pamphlets, musical scores and records, pictures, stereoptican (stereopticon] slides, motion picture films and other educational material, and (d) to do all other things necessary to carry on an etlicient public county library system.

The making and performance of any such contract shall be under the supervision of the board of county commissioners or the board of supervisors, as the case may be.

No such contract shall be made unless the contracting library shall be approved by the Illinois Library Extension Commission.

$ 3. The public county library system, except in counties where such a system is maintained by contract with an existing library, shall be under the direct supervision and control of a county library board. This board shall consist of five members, who shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners, or the board of supervisors, as the case may be. Of the first members to be appointed, one member shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years, and another for a term of five years. Thereafter, upon the expiration of each of these terms, the members of the county library board shall be appointed for terms of five years each. A vacancy upon the county library board shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term in like manner.

In counties where the public county library system is maintained by contract with an existing library, the making and performance of that contract shall be under the supervision of the board of county commissioners or the board of supervisors, as the case may be.

§ 4. The members of the county library board shall serve without compensation but their actual and necessary expenses shall be a proper and legitimate charge against the library fund.

$ 5. Immediately after their appointment the members of the county library board shall elect a president and a secretary-treasurer from among their number.

$ 6. The county library board shall have power and it shall be its duty (a), to establish, equip and maintain a county library; (b), 10 establish, equip and maintain branches and stations of the county library in the various parts of the countv; (c), to acquire and circulate books, periodicals, pamphlets, musical scores and records, pictures, stereoptican slides, motion picture films, and other educational material: (d), to receive and administer devises, bequests and gifts of real and personal property; (e), to appoint a county librarian and necessary assistants and employes, and to fix their compensation ; (f), to make, alter and amend, from time to time, reasonable by-laws, rules and regulations for the operation of the public county library system; and (g), to do all other things necessary to carry on an efficient public county library system.

The county librarian, however, shall be appointed only upon the I approval of the Illinois Library Extension Commission.

In establishing, equipping and maintaining branches or station: of the county library, the county library board may, if it is deemed acvisable, contract, in writing, with existing libraries to serve as su branches or stations.

Whenever a county library board which has been duly appointe may desire to erect a library building, or to purchase a building or a site, or both, for a library, or to acumulate a fund for either or bett of these purposes, it shall proceed in the manner provided for the carrying out of similar purposes in an Act entitled, “An Act to author ize cities, incorporated towns and townships to establish and maintai free public libraries and reading rooms”, approved and in force March 7, 1872, as amended.

§ 7. An annual tax of not to exceed one and one-third mills co the dollar of the assessed value of all taxable property within each coulty which has established a public county library system shall be assess ed, levied and collected by that county in the manner provided for the assessment, levy and collection of other taxes for county purposes.

$ 8. The proceeds of this tax shall be deposited in the treasury of the county in a separate library fund. No part of this fund sha! be expended except upon warrants certified to as correct by the county librarian and approved by the president of the county library boaru. In cases where the public county library system is maintained by contract with an existing library, no part of the library fund shall be espended except upon warrants certified to as correct by the executive officer of that library and approved by the president of the board of trustees of that library.

$ 9. The fiscal year of any public county library system shall be co-extensiye with the fiscal year of that county.

§ 10. Within thirty days after the close of each .fiscal year county library board shall make a report to the board of county comimissioners, or the board of supervisors, as the case may be. In case where a public county library system is maintained by contract with an existing library, this report shall be made at the same time by the executive officer of that library. A copy of each report shall be filed at the same time with the Illinois Library Extension Commission.

This report shall be made in writing and verified under oath by the secretary or some other responsible officer of the county library board, or, in cases where a public county library system is maintained by contract with an existing library, by the executive officer of that library. It shall contain (a), an itemized statement of the various sums of money received from the library fund, or from other sources: (b), an itemized statement of the objects and purposes to which those sums of money have been devoted; (c), a statement of the number of books and periodicals available for use, and the number thereof cireulated during the fiscal year; (d), a statement of the real and personal property acquired by devise, bequest, purchase, gift or otherwise, during the fiscal year; (e), a statement of the number, location and character of the branches or stations of the public county library system, if any, established during the fiscal vear; (f), a statement of the character of any other extensions of public county library service undertaken dut

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