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PARKS AND BOULEVAIRLS.
Amends section 2, Act of 1901. § 2. Tax levy—rate.
(SENATE BILL No. 435. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919. )

As Act to amend 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 shall 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, "presented 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 subseo amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as 0.110WS: § 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 on amount to pay the interest on the bonds hereinbefore authorized as it falls due; and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof within "enty (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 prop* 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

"her 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 1895. § 2. Amends title of Act. § 1. 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 tourns to issue bonds for the completion and improvement of public parks and boulevards, and to provide a far for the payment of the same,” approved and in for.” 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 entitle“An Act to authorize the corporate authorities of towns to issue bono for the completion and improvement of public parks and bouelvarès [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 read as follows: § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, reprosented 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 main: tain 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 poo sons 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 to: owners of the property fronting the same, and without the power to so". alienate, mortgage or encumber the same, the corporate authorities of such town (meaning the town supervisor, clerk and assessor ther of shall have authority, and such corporate authorities of any such town as: 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 a amount not exceeding in the aggregate the principal sum of six hundred thousand dollars, and such bonds, when so issued by such corporate ao thorities, shall be delivered to such board of park commissioners to * by them sold in the manner hereinafter provided, and the proceeds these of used for the improvement of any land now held, controlled and main. tained by any such board or park commissioners, for park and boulevar purposes: Provided, that the total indebtedness of such town, includin: the said sum of nine hundred thousand dollars hereby authorized to * issued, shall not exceed five per centum of the value of the taxable pro erty of such town, as ascertained by the last assessment for State at county taxes previous to issue of any such bonds. And such corpora" authorities of any such town shall, in addition to the amount of any to 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 exc one mill on the dollar upon the taxable property in any such town, so

ording to the valuation of the same as made for the purposes of State nd county taxation; such tax to be used and expended by such board of lark commissioners, in governing, maintaining and improving such arks and boulevards and pleasure ways, and in paying the interest and 3rincipal of such bonds and other necessary and incidental expenses insurred 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 pleasureway which has been or may hereafter be made into boulevards or pleasureways from pre-existing streets, 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 by means and from sources other than the transfer of any street or streets by the common council of any municipal corporation, to the management and control of any such board of park commissiners. § 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.

PARKS AND BOULEVARIOS.

§ 1. Annends section 8. Act of 1911. $ 8. Board of park commissioners to lexy tax — rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 455. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 8 of an Act entitled, “An Act entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain parks and parkways in towns and townships',” approved May 29, 1911, in force July 1, 1911. 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 entitled, “An Act to establish and maintain parks and parkways in towns and townships’,” approved May 29, 1911, in force July 1, 1911, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 8. For the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance of said park or parks, the board of park commissioners are hereby authorized to levy annual taxes, not exceeding two-thirds of one mill on each dollar of the valuation of the property of said town or township, as assessed for taxation, in any one year, which shall be levied and collected at the time and in the manner that other town or township taxes are required to be levied and collected. Said maintenance tax, when levied and collected, shall be kept separate from all other town or township funds, and shall be applied exclusively to the expenses of maintenance and up-keep, adornment and development of any park or

parks, or parkways heretofore acquired by such town or township, or

to the acquisition of other lands to be used for public park purposes. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS.

§ 1. Amends section 3, Act of 1915. § 3. Township authorities to levy tax—rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 456. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act authorizing townships to acquire and maintain lands for park purposes,” approved and in force June 23, 1915. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 3 of an Act entitled, “An Act authorizing townships to acquire and maintain lands for park purposes,” approved and in force June 23, 1915, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 3. For the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance of said park or parks, the township authorities (meaning thereby the town supervisor and the town clerk of said township) are hereby authorized to levy annual taxes not exceeding two-thirds of one mill upon each dollar of the valuation of the property in said township as assessed for taxation in any one year, which shall be levied and collected at the time and in the manner that other township taxes are required to be levied and collected. Said maintenance tax, when levied and collected, shall be kept separate and distinct from all other township funds and shall be applied exclusively to the expense of maintenance and up-keep, adornment and development of any park or parks therefore acquired by such township, or the acquisition of other lands to be used for public park purposes. Provided, this Act shall have no application to any municipality in the State of Illinois having a population of less than one hundred thousand (100,000). APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PARKS AND BOULEVARDS. § 1. Board of public park commissioners—rate of tax levy. (SENATE BILL No. 567. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to enable park commissioners to maintain, improve and govern parks, boulevards, driveways, highways, promenades, and pleasure grounds under their control. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: 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 until the first day of July, A. D. 1922, and no longer, allowed a sum not exceeding 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 mill tax shall be levied. And the county clerk of the county in which said 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, 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, governance 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, 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 SUBMERGED LANDS. § 1. Amends section 22, Act of 1895. § 22. Tax levy—rate.

(SENATE BILL No. 432. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 22 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 22 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the organization of park districts and the transfer of submerged lands to those bordering on navigable bodies of Water,” approved June 24, 1895, in force July 1, 1895, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 22. All such general taxes when collected shall be paid over to the treasurer of the board of commissioners, who is authorized to receive and receipt for the same, and all taxes authorized to be levied by the corporate authorities of any park district created under this Act on the taxable property in said district, shall be levied at the same time and in the same manner, as nearly as practicable, 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 bonded indebtedness or interest thereon shall not exceed the rate of two and two-thirds mills on each dollar of taxable property in said district on the aggregate valuation as "ualized for State and county taxes for the preceding year. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

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