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expended by such board of park commissioners in governing and mas taining any parks, boulevards, or pleasureways under the jurisdicti I. management and control of any board of park commissioners and its paying any other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in and about the management of any such parks and boulevards; and tse 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 tales for park purposes or other purposes, shall, on receiving a certificate frog 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 neces sary and individual expenses incurred in and about the managemeci of the same, spread and assess such amount upon the taxable property embraced in such park district the same as other park taxes are bi law spread and assessed, and the same shall be collected and paid ore? 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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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 pr. vide a tax for the payment of the same," approved June 9, 1897, in force July 1, 1897.

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 June 9, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, 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 commissioners 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

rentage, of the owners of the property fronting the same, and without ne power to sell, alienate, mortgage or encumber the same, the corpoate authorities of such town (meaning the town supervisor, clerk and ssessor thereof), shall have authority, and such corporate authorities I any such town are hereby empowered, upon the written request to hat etrect of any board of park commissioners, or the successors thereof, shich 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 three hundred thousand 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 and compleion of all the parks and 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 three hundred thousand 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 paring 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, but all of the proceeds of the sale of such bonds shall be used and expended exclusively in the improvement of the lands acquired and maintained by 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.

Amends Act of 1899.

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PARKS AND BOULEVARDS. $ 1.

Tax levy-rate (SENATE Bill No. 434. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commis

sioners to maintain and govern parks, boulevards, driveways, promenades and pleasure grounds under their control," approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, 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, boulevards, driveways, promenades and pleasure grounds under their control," approved April 21, 1899, in force July 1, 1899, 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 three towns under and in pursuance of any Act or Acts of the General Assembly of this State, which has, or have been or may be submitted to the legal voters of such three towis and by them respectively adopted for the purpose of locating, establishing, enclosing, improving or maintaining any public park, boulevard. driveway, highway or other public work or improvement, shall

, ir addition to the amount of money now authorized to be raised by any such board by taxation on the property embraced in such park district in such three towns, be annually allowed a sum not exceeding two mills on each dollar of taxable property embraced in such park district, according to the valuation of the same, as made for the purpose of State and county taxation by the general assessment last preceding the time when such two mills tax shall be levied. And the county clerk of the county in which such park district is located, or such other officer 07 officers, as are by law authorized to spread or assess taxes for park purposes and other purposes, 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, 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 the same as other park taxes are now required by law to be collected and paid.

APPROVED June 30, 1919

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS. -91. Amends section 2, Act of 1901.

§ 2. Tax levy-rate. (SENATE BILL NO. 435. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.) Ax Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable the cor

porate authorities of two or more towns for park purposes, to issue bonds to raise funds for the acquisition and improvement of additional small parks or pleasure grounds and to provide for the payment thereof," approved and in force May 10, 1901, as subsequently amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 2 of an Act entitled, “An Act to enable the corporate authorities of two or more towns for park purposes, to issue bonds to raise funds for the acquisition and improvement of additional small parks or pleasure grounds and to provide for the payment thereof,” approved and in force May 10, 1901, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

§ 2. Authority is hereby expressly granted to the board of park commissioners, as such corporate authorities issuing said bonds, to levy and collect a direct annual tax upon the property within its jurisdiction, in addition to the taxes now authorized by law to be levied and collected for park and boulevard purposes by such corporate authorities, sufficient in amount to pay the interest on the bonds hereinbefore authorized as it falls due; and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within twenty (20) years from the date of issuing said bonds; and a further tax, to be expended for the purposes hereinafter set forth, of not to exceed one-third of one mill on each dollar of taxable property embraced in such park district, according to the valuation of the same as made for the purpose of State and county taxation by the general assessment last preceding the time when such one-third of one mill tax shall be levied; and the county clerk of the county, in which such park district is located, or such other officer or officers as are by law authorized to spread or assess taxes for park purposes, and other purposes, on receiving a certificate from such park commissioners that the amount mentioned in such certificate, not exceeding the amount aforesaid, is necessary for the purpose herein authorized, shall spread and assess such amount upon the taxable property in said park district, the same as other park taxes are by law spread and 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.

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Tax levy-rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 436.

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 tax for the payment of the same," approved and in fore June 21, 1895.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 1 of an Act entitie. "An Act to authorize the corporate authorities of towns to issue bonds for the completion and improvement of public parks and bouelvards [boulevards, and to provide a tax for the payment of the same," approved and in force June 21, 1895, be and the same is hereby amended to reai as follows:

$ 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, repr. sented 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 commissioners shall now exist, having authority by law to acquire, hold, improve and maintain land and the appurtenances in trust for the inhabitants of sreb 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 six hundred thousand dollars, and such bonds, when so issued by such corporate thorities, shall be delivered to such board of park commissioners to be by them sold in the manner hereinafter provided, and the proceeds there of used for the improvement of any land now held, controlled and maintained by any such board or park commissioners, for park and boulevard purposes: Provided, that the total indebtedness of such town, including the said sum of nine hundred thousand dollars hereby authorized to be issued, shall not exceed five per centum of the value of the taxable erty 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 tat 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, ac

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