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COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT-MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS. § 1. Amends section 52, Article XIII, § 2. Emergency.

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(HOUSE BILL No. 401. APPROVED APRIL 26, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 52 of Article XIII of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 52 of Article XIII of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages,” approved April 10, 1872, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 52. Neither the mayor nor any commissioner elected under the provisions of this Act shall be interested directly or indirectly in any public service corporation, at the time he assumes office.

Any mayor or such commissioner assuming office subject to the disqualifications of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable by a fine not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) nor more than five thousand dollars $5,000.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail of not less than three (3) months nor more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

§ 2. Inasmuch as there have been elected at the April elections of this year, as mayors and commissioners in various municipalities in this State, persons who will assume office before July 1 of this year in violation of the provisions of this Act, an emergency exists and this Act shall take effect upon its passage.

APPROVED April 26, 1923.

CONTRACTS FOR PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS.

§ 1. Amends section 54, Act of 1872. § 54.

Contracts over $500

Specifications - Adver-
tisement for bids.

(HOUSE BILL No. 578. FILED JULY 7, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 54 of Article 13 of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. That section 54 of Article 13 of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, and in force July 1, 1872, be amended to read as follows:

§ 54. All contracts, of whatever character, pertaining to public improvement, or the maintenance of public property of any city or village, involving an outlay of as much as five hundred dollars ($500.00), shall be based upon specifications to be prepared and sub

mitted to, and approved by the council, and after approval by the council, advertisement for the proposed work, or matters embraced in said proposed contract, shall be made, inviting competitive bids for the work proposed to be done; which said advertisement shall be put in a newspaper not less than two times, the first advertisement to be not more than fifteen days nor less than ten days before the day fixed for the opening of such bids. All bids submitted shall be sealed, shall be opened by the mayor in the presence of a majority of the council and shall remain on file in the mayor's office and be opened to public inspection for at least forty-eight hours before any award of said work is made to any competitive bidder. The council shall determine the most adantageous bid for the city, and shall enter into contract with the party submitting the lowest secure bid, but shall always, in every advertisement of public work or contract involving as much as five hundred dollars ($500.00) reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Pending the advertisement of the work or contract proposed, specifications therefor shall be on file in the office of the mayor, subject to the inspection of all parties desiring to bid.

FILED July 7, 1923.

The Governor having failed to return this bill to the General Assembly during its session, the General Assembly having adjourned sine die on June 30, 1923, and he having filed the same in my office on this date without signature or objections, it has therefore became a law.

Witness my hand this 7th day of July, A. D. 1923.

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AN ACT to provide additional means for the resurfacing of strects in cities, villages and incorporated towns on which the pavement has become disintegrated at the surface or otherwise defective.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

Section 1. That in addition to all other means or methods now authorized by law for the repair, maintenance, re-surfacing or reconstruction of street pavements, any city, village or incorporated town may, by ordinance, provide for the re-surfacing of streets now or hereafter paved by macadam, brick, granite, blocks, asphalt, cement or other type of pavement when such pavement has become disintegrated at the surface or by reason of wear, usage or lapse of time has become otherwise inadequate, defective or imperfect, and may, by such ordinance, provide for the payment of the whole or any part of the cost of re-surfacing of such streets by special taxation of the lots or parcels of land fronting upon such streets, or by special assessment upon the property benefited by the improvement of such streets through such re-surfacing, or by apportioning the cost of same so that part of the cost shall be paid by special assessment upon the property benefited and part of it by appropria

tion from the fund accumulated through the vehicle tax levied in accordance with statute for purposes of street and alley improvement or repair.

§ 2. The corporate authorities of any city, village or incorporated town shall have power, of their own motion, to pass ordinances providing for the re-surfacing of streets as in this Act mentioned, and for the nature, character and locality and description thereof, and upon the passage of such ordinance therefor all proceedings thereafter to be had for the levy and collection of special assessments to defray the cost thereof shall be in accordance with the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, in force July 1, 1897, as amended. APPROVED June 26, 1923.

DISSOLUTION OF VILLAGES.

§ 1.

Amends sections 4 and 6, Act of
1872.

4. Business affairs to be
closed.

§ 6.

Statement that debts are paid-Dissolution.

(HOUSE BILL No. 137. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend sections four and six of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for the voluntary dissolution of villages, and to provide for the means of closing up the affairs of said village," approved June 7, 1911.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Sections four and six of "An Act to provide for the voluntary dissolution of villages, and to provide for the means of closing up the affairs of said village," approved June 7, 1911, are amended to read as follows:

§ 4. In the event the canvass of the votes at said election shall show that the majority of the voters of said village voting at such election have voted for the voluntary dissolution of the said village, then there shall be no further elections held in the territory of which said village was composed, for the election of village officers; but the then acting officers shall proceed to close up the business affairs of such village, and do and perform all of the acts required of them prior to that time, in order to so close up the affairs of such village; and said village officers shall have power to make levy of taxes for the purpose of paying any outstanding debts or obligations of any such village, but shall have no power to do anything or act creating any new obligation on said village.

If there is any money belonging to said village remaining after the affairs of said village have been closed up and all debts and obligations of said village have been paid, then the treasurer of said village shall pay such money to the school treasurer of the township in which said village is situated, and such money when so paid shall become and be a part of the school fund of the district in which said village is located, and if any village is situated in more than one school district,

then the trustees of schools of said township shall direct the treasurer of said township to distribute and credit to said districts said fund, in proportion to the amount of the assessed value of the property in each of said districts, according to the last assessment in said districts, that were located in said village.

§ 6. When the acting village officers of the said village where the election has resulted in a vote favoring dissolution, have paid all of the debts and obligations of the said village, and shall have closed up all of the business pertaining to said village organization, and the surplus money, if any, paid to the school treasurer of said township, as provided in section 4 of this Act, then the said village clerk, and the president of the board of village trustees shall file with the county clerk of the county in which said village is located, a statement, verified by their affidavits, showing that all of the debts and charges against said village, and all obligations of said village have been fully paid and discharged. And when said statement shall have been so filed, then the said village organization shall be dissolved, and all officers of such village, whether the term or terms for which they have been elected shall have expired or not, shall cease to have any power or authority, and the territory of which said village had been composed shall not be regarded as being in any incorporated village.

APPROVED June 27, 1923.

FINANCES AND APPROPRIATIONS.

1. Amends section 40 of Article 13,

Act of 1872.

40. Printing of itemized

statement of expenses

-Accounts to be ex

amined and result pub-
lished-Penalty.

(HOUSE BILL No. 91. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 40 of Article 13 of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1782, as amended.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. Section 40 of Article 13 of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 40. The council shall each month print in a pamphlet form, a detailed itemized statement of all receipts and expenses of the city. or village and a summary of its proceedings during the preceding month, and furnish printed copies thereof to the State library, the city library, all the daily and weekly newspapers of general circulation. of the city or village, and to persons who shall apply there for at the office of the city or village clerk, except that in cities, villages or towns. of less than 15,000 population the council shall make such report annually instead of monthly. At the end of each year in addition to the duties prescribed in section 55 of the Act, the council shall

cause a full and complete examination of all books and accounts of the city or village to be made by competent accountants, and shall publish the result of such examination in the manner above provided for publication of statement of monthly expenditures.

It shall be unlawful for the council or any commissioner to directly or indirectly expend a greater amount for any municipal purpose than the amount appropriated for such municipal purpose in the annual appropriation ordinance passed for that fiscal year. A violation of this provision by any member of the council shall, upon conviction thereof, subject the offender to a fine of not less than $100.00 and not to exceed $500.00.

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AN ACT to amend section 1 of "An Act to create a firemen's pension fund in cities, incorporated towns, villages, and townships having a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants and to repeal certain Acts therein named," filed July 11, 1919.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois. represented in the General Assembly: Section 1, of "An Act to create. a firemen's pension fund in cities, incorporated towns, villages and townships having a population of not less than 5,000 nor more than 200,000 inhabitants, and to repeal certain Acts therein named," filed July 11, 1919, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That in all cities, townships, villages and incorporated towns whose population exceeds five thousand and not more than two hundred thousand inhabitants, having a paid fire department, the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be, shall annually hereafter levy a tax beginning with the year 1923, of two-fifths (2/5) of one mill on the dollar on all the taxable property of such city, township, village or incorporated town. Such tax to be levied and collected in like manner with general taxes of such city, township, village or incorporated town, which said tax shall be in addition to all other taxes which such city, township, village or incorporated town is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy upon the aggregate valuation of all property within such city, township, village or incorporated town and shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by section 1 of Article VIII of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, and all amendments thereto, and the county clerk in reducing tax levies under the provisions of section 2 of an Act entitled, "An Act to amend section 2 of an Act entitled, "An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes," approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, as amended by an Act approved March 29, 1905, in force July 1, 1905, as amended by the

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