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PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

§ 1. Amends section 8, Act of 1893. $ 8. Pleasure driveway at . park districts — n = } raise money by Étotaxation.

(SENATE BILL No. 428. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 8 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide of the creation of pleasure driveway and park districts,” approved Jun. 19, 1893, in Jorce 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 el: titled, “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 of lands necessary for building, laying out, and maintaining any such pleasure driveway, boulevards and parks, as such board of trustees mos deem proper, and shall also have the power to raise money by general 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 payin: 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 Pro scribe for the payment of land condemned or purchased for parks, boule. vards and pleasure driveways, for the building, maintaining and in proving the same, and for the payment of expenses incident thereto; bo the said district shall not, unless authorized by a vote of the electors' such district as hereinafter provided, become indebted in any mann" nor for any purpose to any amount, above existing indebtedness; ho the said board of trustees may at any election in said district at who 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 to ballots, and the ballots prepared for the voters at any election upon the question of such increase of indebtedness or said bond issue shall co" form to the requirements of law for submitting amendments to to constitution. If a majority of the electors voting at such election shal vote for incurring such increase of indebtedness or bond issue, the samo shall thereby be fully authorized; but such further increase of indebtek ness 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 ounty taxes previous to the borrowing of such money and issuing of such bonds, and before or at the time of issuing such bonds, said board shall 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 such 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 BOULEVARIOS. § 1. Amends Act of 1895. § 1. Tax levy—rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 430. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend 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. 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 boulewards 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 expended by such board of park commissioners in governing and maitaining any parks, boulevards, or pleasureways under the jurisdiction. management and control of any board of park commissioners and for paying any other necessary and incidental expenses incurred in ar: about the management of any such parks and boulevards; and to 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 fret such board of park commissioners on or before the first day of August in each year that the amount mentioned in such certificate, not exceed. ing the amount aforesaid, is necessary for the purpose of governinand maintaining such parks and boulevards and for paying the neces: sary and individual 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. Amends section 1, Act of 1897. § 2. Amends title of Act.

§ 1. Authority of corporate
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bonds and levy tax.

(SENATE BILL No. 433. 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 com: pletion and improvement of public parks and boulevards, and to provide a tar 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 boule: wards, 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

fontage, of the owners of the property fronting the same, and without he 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 f any such town are hereby empowered, upon the written request to hat 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 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 completon of all the parks and of any land now held, controlled and maintained by any such board of park commissioners, for park and boulevard purDoses: 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 saying 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 comIn 18Sloners. , , § 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 comote, 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 1899. § 1. Tax levy—rate (SENATE BILL No. 434. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled, “An Act to enable park commosioners to maintain and govern parks, boulevards, driveways, promomades 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 towns 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, in 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 of officers, as are by law authorized to spread or assess taxes for park purposes and other purposes, shall, on receiving a certificate from suo board of park commissioners that the amount mentioned in such certifi. cate, not exceeding the amount aforesaid, is necessary for the propes improvement, government and maintenance of the park property under its control, spread and assess such amount upon the taxable proport." 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 tho same as other park taxes are now required by law to be collected and paid. APPROVED June 30, 1919

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