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PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

§ 1. Amends sections 1 and 19, Act of § 19. Tax levy for payment 1ST 3. of interest on bonds, etc. § 1. Tax levy for establishing park, etc.

(SENATE BILL No. 423. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 and section 19 of an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to the completion, improvement and management of public parks and boulevards, and to provide a more efficient remedy for the collection of delinquent assessments,” approved May 2, 1873, in force July 1, 1873, as subsequently amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 and section 19 of an Act entitled, “An Act in regard to the completion, improvement and management of public parks and boulevards, and to provide a more efficient remedy for the collection of delinquent assessments,” approved May 2, 1873, in force July 1, 1873, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows: § 1. That persons who have been or may be appointed or otherwise selected as commissioners or officers and constituted a board of public park commissioners for any town, and in pursuance of any Act or Acts of the General Assembly of this State which has or may be submitted to the legal voters of any town and by them adopted, for the purpose of locating, establishing, inclosing, improving or maintaining any public parks, boulevards, driveways, highways or other public work or improvement, shall, in addition to the amount of money now authorized to be raised by any such board of park commissioners by taxation on the property embraced in such park district in such town, be annually allowed a sum not exceeding one mill on the dollar on the taxable property in said town and embraced within such park district according to the valuation of the same as made for the purposes of State and county taxation, to be used and expended by such board of park commissioners in governing and maintaining and improving such parks and boulevards or pleasure ways and paying other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and about the management of such parks and boulevards. § 19. For the purpose of providing for the payment of the interest on such bonds as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof, at the maturity of the same, said board of park commissioners are hereby required and directed to appropriate any annual park tax not exceeding one-third of one mill, upon the taxable property in any such town, whether known as ‘Boulevard and Park tax’ or otherwise, heretofore authorized and directed to be levied under authority of law and the vote of the people of such town, and the proceeds of such tax are hereby pledged for the payment of such interest and principal: Provided, that the pledge of such tax shall not prevent the use by such corporate authorities or said board of park commissioners, of any other funds which may be in their control, and which may be properly applicable for the payment of such interest or principal. APPROVED June 30, 1910. —52 L

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

§ 1. Amends Act of 1885. § 1. Tax levy—rate. (SENATE BILL No. 424. APPROVED JUNE 30. 1919.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commissioners to improve, govern and maintain the parks and boulevards under their control,” approved June 26, 1885, in force July 1, 1885. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commissioners to improve, govern and maintain the parks and boulevards under their control,” approved June 26, 1885, in force July 1, 1885, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That every board of park commissioners, having a bonded indebtedness incurred by virtue of the laws of this State, which is unable, after paying the interest and yearly maturing bonds, to properly improve, govern, and maintain the parks and boulevards under its control, with the amount of money now authorized by law to be raised and set apart for that purpose, shall, in addition to the amount of money now authorized to be raised by taxation on the property embraced in its park district, be allowed a sum not exceeding two-thirds of one mill on each dollar of taxable property embraced in such park district, according to valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxation by the last assessment. And the officers, authorized by law to assess taxes for park purposes respectively, shall, on receiving a certificate from such board of park commissioners that the amount mentioned in such certificate, not exceeding the amount aforesaid, is necessary for the proper improvement, government and maintenance of the park property under its control, assess the same upon the taxable property, embraced in said park district, the same as other park taxes are by law assessed, and the same shall be collected and paid over the same as other park taxes are now required by law to be collected and paid. APPROVED June 30, 1919. PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

§ 1. Amends section 1, Act of 1891. § 2. Amends title of Act.

§ 1. Tax levy—rate.
(SENATE BILL No. 425. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919. )

AN ACT to amend section 1 and the title of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize the corporate authorities of towns to issue bonds for the completion and improvement of public parks and boulevards, and to provide a tar for the payment of the same,” approved and in force June 12, 1891. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to authorize the corporate authorities of towns to issue bonds for the completion and improvement of public parks and boulevards, and

to provide a tax for the payment of the same,” approved and in force June 12, 1891, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in any town which is now included within the limits of any city in this State where the boundaries and limits of any such town are co-extensive with the boundaries and limits of any park district, in which a board of park cominissioners shall now exist, having authority by law to acquire, hold, improve and maintain land and the appurtenances in trust for the inhabitants of such town, and of a division or part of such city, and for such parties or persons as may succeed to the rights of such inhabitants, and for the public as a public promenade and pleasure ground and ways, but not for any other use or purpose without the consent of a majority, by frontage of the owners of the property fronting the same, and without the power to sell, alienate, mortgage or encumber the same, the corporate authorities of such town (meaning the town supervisor, clerk and assessor thereof), shall have authority, and such corporate authorities of any such town are hereby empowered, upon the written request to that effect of any board of park commissioners or the successors thereof, which shall now exist within any such town, to issue bonds in the name of such town to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate the principal sum of one million dollars, and such bonds, when so issued by such corporate authorities, shall be delivered to such board of park commissioners, to be by them sold in the manner hereinafter provided, and the proceeds thereof used for the improvement of any land now held, controlled and maintained by any such board of park commissioners, for park and boulevard purposes: Provided, that the total indebtedness of such town, including the said sum of one million dollars hereby authorized to be issued, shall not exceed five per centum of the value of the taxable property of such town, as ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to issue of any such bonds. And such corporate authorities of any such town shall, in addition to the amount of any tax now authorized by law to be levied and collected for park and boulevard purposes in any such town, levy and collect annually a tax not to exceed one mill on the dollar upon the taxable property in any such town, according to the valuation of the same as made for the purposes of State and county taxation; such tax to be used and expended by such board of park commissioners in governing, maintaining and improving such parks and boulevards or pleasure ways, and in paying the interest and principal of such bonds and other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and about the management of any such parks and bouleVards. Neither the bonds hereby authorized to be issued for the purpose aforesaid, nor the proceeds thereof, shall be used by such board of park commissioners for any other purpose than the improvement of the lands now held, controlled and maintained by such board of park commissioners. Nor shall any portion of the money derived from the sale of said bonds be used or expended by such board of park commissioners in the improvement, maintenance, control or repair of any boulevard or pleastureway which has been or may hereafter be made into boulevards & pleasureways from pre-existing streets, but all of the proceeds of tie sale of such bonds shall be used and expended exclusively in the improve ment of the lands acquired and maintained by any such board of pi: commissioners by means and from sources other than the transfer of an street or streets by the common council of any municipal corporation. : the management and control of any such board of park commissioners § 2. The title of the Act hereby amended shall be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: “An Act to authorize the corporate authorities of towns to com: plete, improve and maintain public parks and boulevards, and to provide for the cost of the same by levying taxes and issuing bonds therefor.” APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS. § 1. Amends Act of 1893. § 1. Tax levy—rate. (SENATE BILL No. 426. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commissio ers to maintain and govern parks and boulevards under their control. approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequento amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commissioners to maintain and govern parks and boulevaro under their control,” approved June 17, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows: § 1. That persons who have been or may be appointed or otherwis' selected as commissioners or officers and constituted a board of park comissioners for any town, and in pursuance of any Act or Acts of te General Assembly of this State which has or may be submitted to to legal voters of such town and by them adopted, for the purpose of loco ing, establishing, enclosing, improving or maintaining any public paro boulevards, driveways, highways or other public work or impro ment, shall, in addition to the amount of money now authorized " be raised by any such board of park commissioners by taxation on the property embraced in such park district in such town, be annually allowed a sum not exceeding eight-tenths of one mill on the dollar of to taxable property embraced within such park district, according to to valuation of the same, as made for the purposes of State and county taxation, and such additional eight-tenths of one mill on the dollar " the taxable property in such town and park district shall be used an expended by such board of park commissioners in governing and ma" taining any parks, boulevards or pleasureways under the jurisdiction. management or control of any such board of park commissioners and to paying any other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and so the management of any such parks and boulevards; and the county to of the county in which such park district is located, or such other of "

or officers as are authorized by law to spread or assess taxes for park purposes or other purposes, shall, on receiving a certificate from such board of park commissioners, on or before the first day of August in each year, that the amount mentioned in such certificate, not exceeding the amount aforesaid, is necessary for the purpose of governing and maintaining such parks and boulevards and for paying the necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and about the management of the same, spread and assess such amount upon the taxable property embraced in 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. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

§ 1. A mends section 1, Act of 1893. § 1. Tax levy—rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 427. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a general lar by cities for park and boulevard purposes,” approved and in force June 17, 1893, as subsequently amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the assessment and collection of a general tax by cities for park and boulevard purposes,” approved and in force June 17, 1893, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows: § 1. That the city council in cities having a population of not less than five thousand nor more than one hundred thousand inhabitants, to be ascertained by the last United States census, whether incorporated under the general law or special charter, shall have the power, by ordinance, to provide annually by taxation a special fund not to exceed twelve (12) cents on each one hundred dollars’ valuation of the taxable property within the corporate limits of said cities, to be assessed and collected in the same manner as the other general taxes for said cities are assessed and collected, to be usd only for the purpose of purchasing land for parks and boulevards in and around such cities, and for opening, improving and maintaining the same: Provided, that the said annual park and boulevard tax shall not be included in the aggregate amount of taxes as limited by section one (1) of article eight (8) of “An Act for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, and the amendatory Acts thereto, or by any provision of any special charter under which any city in this State is now organized: And, provided, further, that an amount not to exceed twenty per cent of such special fund may be expended for the purpose of providing music in such parks during the months of May, June, July, August and September in each year. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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