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§ 5. None of the foregoing powers shall be exercised unless to question of establishing a public comfort station or stations shall hao been submitted to the voters of a particular city, incorporated town. township or village at the time of a regular election, and unless a my jority of the votes cast upon the question shall be in favor of the estao lishment of a public comfort station or stations. This question sha not be submitted to the voters, however, unless there shall have bet: filed, at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the election at who the question is to be voted upon, a petition therefor signed by not los than one hundred (100) legal voters of the city, incorporated towl. township or village: Provided, that the provisions of this Act shall no apply to cities having a population of 100,000 or more.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

PUBLIC PLAYGIROUNDS.

§ 1. Amends section 6, Act of 1915. § 6. Tax rate limited to . and one-third mills ft. “playground tax."

(SENATE BILL No. 550. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 6 of an Act entitled, “An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public po grounds in and by cities having a population of less than one hundro fifty thousand (150,000),” approved June 24, 1915, in force July 1. 1915. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illino represented in the General Assembly: That section 6 of an Act to titled, “An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conducto maintenance of public playgrounds in and by cities having a populato of less than one hundred fifty thousand (150,000),” approved June o 1915, in force July 1, 1915, be and the same is hereby amended to no as follows: - * § 6. All cities, towns or villages electing to adopt the provis" of this Act shall have power to levy and collect annually a tax of o exceeding one and one-third mills (.001 1/3) on each dollar of asso valuation of all taxable property within the corporate limits of so: city, village or town, which tax shall be designated as “playground.” and shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general" of such municipalities, but same shall be in addition to and exclusio all other taxes such municipalities may or hereafter shall be autho to collect, nor shall said tax be scaled down under any existing " APPROVED June 30, 1919.

ROADS AND BRIDGES.

§ 1. Amends sections 53, 56, 58 and 60, $ 56.

Taxes—rate.
Act of 1913.

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AN ACT to amend sections 53, 50, 58 and 60 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Sections 53, 56, 58 and 60 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, is amended to read as follows: § 53. The commissioners of highways shall receive for each and every day he is necessarily employed in the discharge of his duties a salary to be fixed by the county board in counties not under township organization, and by the board of town auditors in counties under township organization, not less than four dollars ($4.00) per diem, and not te exceed six dollars ($6.00) per diem in all counties in the State, upon a sworn statement to be filed by such commissioner in the office of the town or district clerk, showing the number of days he was employed and the kind of employment and giving the dates thereof. The town or district clerk shall receive four dollars per day for each day he shall be required to meet with the highway commissioner and the same amount per day for the time he shall be employed as clerk of elections or in canvassing the returns of such election. He shall receive no other per diem. In addition to the above he shall also receive fees for the following services, to be paid out of the town or district fund, except where otherwise specified: For serving notice of election or appointment upon district officers as required by this Act, twenty-five cents each. For posting up notices required by law, twenty-five cents each. For copying any record in his office and certifying to the same, ten cents for every hundred words, to be paid by the person applying for the same. The ear-officio treasurer shall in addition to the other compensation to which he is by law entitled, receive two (2) per cent on all moneys paid out by him, up to and including two thousand dollars ($2,000) and one (1) per cent on all moneys paid out by him in excess of two thousand dollars ($2,000), excepting such amounts as shall have been paid to his successor; also except all moneys paid out in payment of bonds or other borrowed money. The justice of the peace whose services are required by this Act shall receive two dollars per day for his services. § 56. At a regular meeting to be held on the first Tuesday in September the board of highway commissioners in each town or road district shall annually determine and certify to the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners the amount necessary to be raised by taxation for the proper construction, maintenance and repair of roads and bridges in such town or road district. Such certificate shall be filed in the ollice of the county clerk, and by that official presented to the county board at the regular September meeting for their consideration. The amount so certified if approved by the county board, or such part thereof as the said board shall approve, shall be extended by the county clerk as taxes against the taxable property of such town or district: Provided, however, that the county clerk shall not extend against the taxable property of any town or road district a rate in excess of one dollar ($1.00) on each one hundred dollars valuation of the taxable property of the town or district, and if the amount of taxes approved by the county board shall be in excess of such rate it shall be the duty of the clerk to reduce the same to said rate of one dollar ($1.00) upon each one hundred dollars of the assessed valuation of said town or district. § 58. When damages have been agreed upon, allowed or awarded for laying out, widening, altering, or vacating roads or for ditching to drain roads, the amounts of such damages and interest on orders issued in payment of such damages, not to exceed for any one year twenty cents on each one hundred dollars of the taxable property of the town or district shall be included in the first succeeding tax levy, provided for in section 56 of this Act, and be in addition to the levy for road and bridge purposes; and when collected, shall constitute and be held by the treasurer of the road and bridge fund as a separate fund to be paid out to the parties entitled to receive the same. It shall be the duty of the commissioners of highways at the time of certifying the general tax levy for road and bridge purposes within their town or district to include and separately specify in such certificate the amount necessary to be raised by taxation for the purpose of paying such damages. Upon the approvel [approval] by the county board of the amount so certified, as provided in the preceding section, the county clerk shall extend the same against the taxable property of said town or district, provided the amount thus approved shall not be in excess of twenty cents on each one hundred dollars of the taxable property therein. § 60. Whenever damages have been allowed for roads or ditches, the commissioner of highways may draw orders on the treasurer, payable only out of the tax to be levied for such roads or ditches, when the money shall be collected or received, which said orders shall bear interest at the rate of six per cent from the date on which they are issued and may be disposed of by the commissioner of highways in anticipation of the tax to be levied to pay same, provided that said orders shall not be disposed of at a discount. And, pravided, further, that it shall be the duty of the commis. sioner of highways, as soon as the tax levied for the payment of such orders is collected, to notify the holder or holders thereof to offer same for payment; and such orders shall cease to draw any interest from and

after the time that any holder thereof is notified that funds available for the payment of same is in the hands of the treasurer. FILED June 19, 1919.

ROADS AND BRIDGES. § 1. Amends section 56, Act of 1913. $ 56. General tax levy. (SENATE BILL No. 459. APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend section 56 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as subsequently amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 56 of an Act enentitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as subsequently amended, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: § 56. GENERAL TAX LEVY FOR RoAD AND BRIDGE PURPOSEs...] At a regular meeting to be held on the first Tuesday in September the board of highway commissioners in each town or road district shall annually determine and certify to the board of supervisors or board of county commissioners the amount necessary to be raised by taxation for the proper construction, maintenance and repair of roads and bridges in such town or road district. Such certificate shall be filed in the office of the county clerk, and by that official presented to the county board at the regular September meeting for their consideration. The amount so certified if approved by the county board, or such part thereof as the said board shall approve shall be extended by the county clerk as taxes against the taxable property of such town or district: Provided, however, that the county clerk shall not extend against the taxable property of any town or road district a rate in excess of sixty-six (66) cents on each one hundred dollars valuation of the taxable property of the town or district, and if the amount of taxes approved by the county board shall be in excess of such rate it shall be the duty of the clerk to reduce the same to said rate of sixty-six (66) cents upon each one hundred dollars of the assessed valuation of said town or district. APPROVED June 30, 1919.

ROADS AND BRIDGES.

§ 1. Amends sections 108 and 126. Act § 126. Powers of county of 1913. boards — s n e c i al road tax — bond is

§ 108. Petition for road — su e – special elecnotice — election — tion — petition —

vote—rate per cent. notices.

(SENATE BILL No. 460. APPRoved JUNE 30, 1919.)

AN ACT to amend sections 108 and 126 of An Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,” approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as subsequently amended. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That sections 108 and 126 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges,”

approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as subseqeuently amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read respectively as follows: § 108. PETITION FOR ROAD–NOTICE—ELECTION.—voTE—RATE PE: CENT.] On the petition of twenty-five per cent of the land owners who are legal voters of any township to the town clerk thereof in counties under township organization or road districts in counties under towtship organization, to the district clerk he shall, when giving notice of the time and place for holding the next annual town meeting or road district election, also give notice that a vote will be taken at said election or meeting for or against an annual tax not to exceed sixty-six and twothirds (66%) cents on each one hundred dollars assessed valuation of all the taxable property, including railroads, in the township or road district, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining gravel, rock macadam, or other hard roads, or for improving, maintaining or repairing earth roads by draining, grading, oil-treating or dragging. Said petition shall state the location and route of the proposed road or roads, and shall also state the annual rate per cent not exceeding sixty-six and two-thirds (66%) cents on each one hundred dollars and the number of years not exceeding five, for which said tax shall be levied. If in any such petition a special election shall be requested for such purposes it shall be called in the manner provided for calling special elections in section 112 of this Act. § 126. The several county boards of counties in this State are hereby vested with the same powers for constructing, repairing and maintaining roads in their respective counties, as the commissioners of highways, acting severaly or together, or with the several county superintendents of highways, according to the provisions of this Act. The county board of any county may also assist any town or road district in such county in the construction of roads, under the provisions of this Act, to the extent of twenty-five per cent of the cost thereof: Provided, however, that the question of raising a special road tax or of issuing bonds for the purposes set forth in this Act shall first be submitted to the legal voters of the county, at any regular election for county officers, or at a special election which the county board is hereby authorized to call for such purpose, on the petition of one hundred land owners who are legal voters in said county, to the county clerk, previous to time for posting the notices of a regular or of a special election: said petition and notices, if for a special road tax, shall designate the road or roads to be improved, or the town or towns or the road district or road districts to be assisted, the annual rate per cent not exceeding thirty-three and one-third (33.1%) cents on each one hundred dollars assessed value, the number of years, not exceeding five, for which such tax shall be levied, and said petition and notices, if for the issue of bonds, shall designate the amount of bonds to be issued, the rate of interest thereon and the number of annual series thereof not less than five nor more than twenty from the date of issue: Provided that wherever such tax shall have been authorized previous to July 1st, 1919, the county clerk shall extend the same at a rate of two-thirds of the rate so authorized.

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