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ganization of drainage districts," approved and in force May 29, 1879, and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, be and the same are hereby declared legally organized, and all such outlet drainage districts shall be held to have been and to be legally organized under the laws of this State.

APPROVED June 28, 1923.

SANITARY DISTRICT OF CHICAGO.

§ 1. Authority given to contract with § 2. Certain former contracts validated. cities and villages for sewage

disposal etc,

(HOUSE BILL No. 614. APPROVED JUNE 28, 1923.)

AN ACT in relation to The Sanitary District of Chicago to enable said The Sanitary District of Chicago to enter into contracts with cities, incorporated towns and villages within its limits relative to the use, enlargement, construction, repair, maintenance and operation of sewers, drains, systems of sewerage or drainage or sewage treatment works or part thereof and to validate such contracts heretofore entered into by The Sanitary District of Chicago.

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

SECTION 1. That The Sanitary District of Chicago be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to contract upon such terms as may be agreed upon with the corporate authorities of any city, incorporated town or village within the limits of The Sanitary District of Chicago to allow and permit The Sanitary District of Chicago to enter upon and use any sewer or drain or any system of sewerage or drainage or any part thereof or any sewage treatment works or part thereof of any such city, incorporated town or village, and to enlarge, reconstruct, repair, maintain and operate the

same.

§ 2. That any and all contracts heretofore entered into by and between The Sanitary District of Chicago and any such city, incorporated town or village, to allow and permit The Sanitary District of Chicago the perpetual or temporary use of any sewer, drain system of sewerage or drainage or part thereof or any sewage disposal or treatment works or part thereof of any such city, incorporated town or village and to enlarge, reconstruct, repair, maintain and operate the same, shall be and are hereby declared to be legal and valid.

APPROVED June 28, 1923.

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(HOUSE BILL No. 656. APPROVED JUNE 29, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend an Act entitled "An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal," approved June 22, 1917, as amended by adding thereto four additional sections to be known as sections 19, 20, 21 and 22.

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

SECTION 1. That an Act entitled, "An Act to create sanitary districts and to provide for sewage disposal," approved June 22, 1917, as amended be amended by adding thereto four additional sections, said additional sections to be known as sections 19, 20, 21 and 22 to read as follows:

§ 19. The board of trustees shall have the power to build and construct and to defray the costs and expenses of the construction of drains, sewers, or laterals, or drains and sewers and laterals and other necessary adjuncts thereto, including pumps and pumping stations, made by it in the execution or in furtherance of the powers heretofore granted to such sanitary district by special assessment or by general taxation, or partly by special assessment and partly by general taxation, as they shall by ordinance prescribe. It shall constitute no objection to any special assessment that the improvement for which the same is levied is partly outside the limits of such sanitary district, but no special assessments shall be made upon property situated outside of such sanitary district, and in no case shall any property be assessed more than it will be benefited by the improvement for which the assessment is levied. The proceedings for making, levying, collecting and enforcing of any special assessment levied hereunder, the letting of contracts, performance of the work and all other matters pertaining to the construction and making of the improvement shall be the same as nearly as may be as is prescribed in an Act entitled "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, and amendments thereto. Whenever in said Act the words "city council" or the words "board of local improvements" are used the same shall apply to the board of trustees constituted by this Act, and the word "mayor" or "president of the board of local improvements" shall apply to the president of the board of trustees constituted by this Act, and the words applying to the city or its officers in that Act shall be held to apply to the district created under this Act and its officers.

§ 20. When any special assessment is made under this Act, the ordinance authorizing such assessment may provide that the entire assessment and each individual assessment be divided into annual in

stallments, not more than twenty in number. In all cases such division shall be made so that all installments shall be equal in amount, except that all fractional amounts shall be added to the first installment so as to leave the remaining installments of the aggregate equal in amount and each a multiple of one hundred dollars. The said several installments shall bear interest at the rate of not to exceed six per cent per annum; both principal and interest shall be payable, collected and enforced as they shall become due in the manner provided for the levy, payment, collection and enforcement of such assessments and interest, as provided in said Act of the General Assembly entitled "An Act concerning local improvements," adopted June 14, 1897, as amended.

§ 21. Whenever any ordinance providing for any improvement shall in pursuance of authority conferred in this Act provide for payment for same, either in whole or in part, by special assessment, said board of trustees may issue bonds to anticipate the collection of the second and succeeding installments of said assessments payable only out of such assessment when collected and bearing interest at the same rate as provided upon the installments of such assessment. Said bonds shall be issued and subject to call and retirement in the same manner as provided in said Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, and amendments thereto.

§ 22. Whenever the board of trustees of any sanitary district organized under this Act shall pass an ordinance for the making of any improvement authorized by this Act and shall provide that the same shall be paid for by special assessment, as provided in section 19 of this Act, as amended, the making of which will require that private property shall be taken or damaged, the cost of acquiring the right to take or damage such property may be included in said assessment as a part of the cost of making such improvement.

Such compensation shall be ascertained in the manner provided by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, and amendments thereto, and all proceedings relating to the taking or damaging of said property and levying such assessment shall be in accordance with said Act of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, entitled, "An Act concerning local improvements," approved June 14, 1897, and amendments thereto.

APPROVED June 29, 1923.

SANITARY DISTRICTS.

§ 1.

Amends sections 16 and 17, Act of
1907, and adds section 161
thereto.

§ 16. Bond issue-Limitation.

§ 16. Referendum.

17. Levy, extension and collection of taxes.

(HOUSE BILL No. 256. FILED JULY 7, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend sections 16 and 17 of "An Act to create sanitary districts in certain localities and to drain and protect the same from overflow for sanitary purposes," approved May 17, 1907, as amended and to add section 161⁄2 thereto.

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

SECTION 1. Sections 16 and 17 of "An Act to create sanitary districts in certain localities and to drain and protect the same from overflow for sanitary purposes," approved May 17, 1907, as amended are amended and section 161⁄2 is added thereto, the amended and added sections to read as follows:

§ 16. Subject to the referenum provided for in section 161⁄2 said board of trustees may borrow money for corporate purposes on the credit of the corporation, and issue bonds therefor, in such amounts and form, and on such conditions as it shall prescribe, but shall not become indebted in any manner, or for any purpose, to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate to exceed five per centum (5%) of the value of the taxable property in said district, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness; and before or at the time of incurring any indebtedness shall provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest on such debt, as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof, within twenty years after contracting the same.

§ 161⁄2. No such issue of bonds of the district shall be valid (except bonds to refund an existing bonded indebtedness) unless the proposition of issuing the bonds has first been submitted at a general or special election to the voters of the district and has been approved by a majority of those voting on the proposition.

The proposition shall be submitted on separate ballots which shall be substantially in the following form:

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§ 17. The board of trustees shall have power to levy and collect taxes for corporate purposes. Such taxes shall be levied by ordinance specifying the purposes for which the same are required, and a certified copy of such ordinance shall be filed with the county clerk of the

county in which said district was organized, on or before the second Tuesday in August, as provided in section 122 of the general revenue law. After the assessment for the current year has been equalized by the State board of equalization, said board of trustees shall, as soon as may be, ascertain and certify to such county clerk the total value of all taxable property lying within the corporate limits of such district in each of said counties in which said district is situated, as the same is assessed and equalized for State and county purposes for the current year; and it shall be the duty of said clerk to ascertain the rate per cent which, upon the total valuation of all such property, ascertained as aforesaid, would produce a net amount not less than the amount so directed to be levied; and said clerk shall, without delay, certify under his hand and seal of office to the county clerk of such other county, in which a portion of said district is situated such rate per cent; and it shall be the duty of each of said county clerks to extend such tax in a separate column upon the books of the collector or collectors of the State and county taxes for said counties, against all property in their respective counties, within the limits of said district. All taxes so levied and certified shall be collected and enforced in the same manner, and by the same officers as State and county taxes, and shall be paid over by the officers collecting the same, to the treasurer of the sanitary district, in the manner and at the time provided by the general revenue law. The aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year, exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of bonded indebtedness and interest thereon, shall not exceed the rate of two-thirds of one per centum upon the aggregate valuation of all property within such district, subject to taxation therein, as the same was equalized for State and county taxes for the current year: Provided, further, that in all cases where any such board of trustees has heretofore certified to the county clerk the said total value of all taxable property in any such district, in the manner and at the time provided in this section, such act of said board of trustees shall be deemed and held legal and valid: Provided, further, that said taxes herein provided to be levied shall not be included in the aggregate of all the taxes required to be reduced under the provisions of an Act entitled, "An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes," approved May 9, 1901, in force July 1, 1901, and Acts amendatory thereof.

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 become a law.

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

LOUIS L. EMMERSON.

Secretary of State.

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