Sidebilder
PDF
ePub

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 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. İt 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 th 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, provided, further, that it shall be the duty of the commissioner 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.

(SENATE BILL No. 459.

$ 56.

General tax levy.
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, ve 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, howerer, 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.

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

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 toweship 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 (6623) 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 (6623) 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 Aci. 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 (3313) 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.

All elections hereunder shall be called and held and returns made in substantially the manner provided for under the general election laws of this State.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

ROADS AND BRIDGES.

$1.

Amends section 58, Act of 1913.

$ 58.

Damages for laying out

roads, etc. - tax levy not to exceed thirteen and one-third cents separate fund-separately specified.

APPROVED JUNE 30, 1919.)

(SENATE BILL No. 526. AN Act to amend section 58 of an Act entitled, “An Act to revise the

law in relation to roads and bridges," approvedl June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That section 58 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, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 58. DAMAGES FOR LAYING OUT Roads, Etc.--TAX LEVY FOR.] 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 thirteen and one-third 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 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 thirteen and one-third cents on each one hundred dollars of the taxable property therein.

APPROVED June 30, 1919.

[blocks in formation]

An Act to amend section 112 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: That section 112 of an Act ertitled, “An Act to revise the law in relation to roads and bridges," approved June 27, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended to read as follows:

$ 112. On the petition of one hundred of the free holders of any town or district (or where there may be less than two hundred such free holders, then a majority of them,) to the town or district clerk requesting him, when giving notice of the time and place for holding the next annual town or road district election, to give notice also that a vote will be taken at said election on the question, “Shall bonds for road purposes be issued to the amount of $...

?such clerk shall, when giving notice of the time and place for holding the next annual town or road district election, also give notice that a vote will be taken at said election on said question, "Shall bonds for road purposes be issued to the amount of $....

?” If in any such petition a special election shall be requested for such purpose, it shall be called as follows:

Upon the filing of such petition the town or district clerk shall call such special town or district election, by posting up in ten of the most public places in said town or district, at least ten days prior to the day fixed for said special town or district election, notices of such special town or district election, which notices shall state the filing of said petition, the time and place of said special election, and that a vote will be taken at said election on the question, “Shall bonds for road purposes be issued to the amount of $.

. ?" Such special election shall be held at the place of the last annual town or district election and shall be.conducted and returns thereof be made in the same manner as regular annual town or road district elections.

The vote at such regular or special election shall invariably be by a separate ballot and shall be in substantially the following form:

Shall bonds for road purposes be issued to the

Yes

amount of $....

?

No

And if it shall appear that a majority of the legal voters voting at said election on said question voted in favor of said proposition, the

« ForrigeFortsett »