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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 comimssioners 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 pleas

ureway which has been or may hereafter be made into boulevards ou pleasureways from pre-existing streets, but all of the proceeds of the 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 park 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 complete, 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.

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PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.
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 subsequently 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 boulevards 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 otherwise selected as commissioners or officers and constituted a board of park commissioners for any town, and in pursuance of any Act or Acts of the General Assembly of this Scate which has or may be submitted to the legal voters of such town and by them adopted, for the purpose of locating, establishing, enclosing, improving or maintaining any public parks. boulevards, driveways, highways or other public work or improve ment, 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 eight-tenths of one mill on the dollar of the taxable property embraced within such park district, according to the 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 of the taxable property in such town and park district shall be used and expended by such board of park commissioners in governing and maintaining any parks, boulevards or pleasureways under the jurisdiction, management or control of any such board of park commissioners and for paying any other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and about the management of any such parks and boulevards; and the county clerk of the county in which such park district is located, or such other officer

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 Vear, 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.

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PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.
Amends section 1, Act of 1893.

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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 tax 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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An Act to amend section 8 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide fir

the creation of pleasure driveway and park districts," approved June 19, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequently amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: That section 8 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the creation of pleasure driveway and park districts,” approved June 19, 1893, in force July 1, 1893, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

§ 8. Such pleasure driveway and park district created under this Act, shall have power to acquire by gift, devise, grant or purchase, or by condemnation under the Act of eminent domain, any or all grounds or lands necessary for building, laying out, and maintaining any such pleasure driveway, boulevards and parks, as such board of trustees may deem proper, and shall also have the power to raise money by generai taxation for the purpose of acquiring the right of way for laying out, building and maintaining any such driveway, boulevards and parks, and may, by general taxation, raise sufficient money to pay all necessary expenses incurred by said board for engineer's, secretary's and attorney's services and for the purpose of keeping in repair, and for paying policemen or other persons necessarily employed to guard, protect and maintain any such pleasure driveway, boulevards and parks within said district; and power is also hereby conferred upon said pleasure driveway and park district to borrow money on the credit of the district and issue bonds therefor in such amounts and on such conditions as it shall prescribe for the payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, boulevards and pleasure driveways, for the building, maintaining and improving the same, and for the payment of expenses incident thereto; but the said district shall not, unless authorized by a vote of the electors of such district as hereinafter provided, become indebted in any manner nor for any purpose to any amount, above existing indebtedness; but the said board of trustees may at any election in said district at which members of said board are voted for, also submit to the electors of said district the question of incurring a larger amount of indebtedness and issuing bonds therefor, and in that case the amount of indebtedness to be incurred and the bonds to be issued shall be plainly printed on the ballots, and the ballots prepared for the voters at any election upon the question of such increase of indebtedness or said bond issue shall conform to the requirements of law for submitting amendments to the constitution. If a majority of the electors voting at such election shall vote for incurring such increase of indebtedness or bond issue, the same shall thereby be fully authorized; but such further increase of indebtedness or the issuing of bonds shall in no case exceed, including existing indebtedness, the sum of five per centum on the value of taxable property

herein, to be ascertained by the last equalized assessment for State and county taxes previous to the borrowing of such money and issuing of uch bonds, and before or at the time of issuing such bonds, said board hall provide for the collection of an annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such bonds as it falls due and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within twenty (20) years from the date of issuing auch bonds.

All general taxes proposed by said board of trustees to be levied upon the taxable property within said district shall be levied at the same time and in the same manner as taxes are now levied for city and village purposes under the laws of this State: Provided, the aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year, exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of the interest on the bonded indebtedness shall not exceed the rate of four mills on the dollar upon the aggregate valuation of property within such district subject to taxation therein as the same was equalized for the State and county taxes for the year previous. All moneys when collected under any of the provisions of this Act shall be paid to the treasurer of said board of trustees for said district.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

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Amends Act of 1895.

$ 1. Tax levy-rate. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

(SENATE BILL No. 430.

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commis

sioners to maintain and govern parks and boulevards under their control," approved June 17, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, as subsequently 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 boulevards under their control," approved June 17, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, 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 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 such town and by them adopted, for the purpose of locating, establishing, enclosing, 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 and one-third mills on the dollar of the taxable property embraced within such park district according to the valuation of the same as made for the purposes of State and county taxation, and such additional one and one-third mills on the dollar of the taxable property in such town and park district shall be used and

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