(70 ILCS 2405/22a.7)
(from Ch. 42, par. 317d.8)
Recommendation by committee.
Accompanying any ordinance for
a local improvement presented by the committee of local improvements to the
board shall be a recommendation of such improvement by the committee signed
by a least a majority of the members thereof, together with an estimate
of the cost of the improvement, including the cost of engineering services,
as originally contemplated or as changed, altered or modified at the public
hearing, itemized so far as the committee deems necessary and signed by the
board's engineer. The recommendation by the committee shall be prima facie
evidence that all the preliminary requirements of the law have been
complied with. If a variance is shown on the proceedings in the court, it
shall not affect the validity of the proceeding unless the court deems the
variance willful and substantial.
In the event the improvement is to be constructed with assistance from
any agency of the federal government or other governmental agency, the
estimate of cost shall state this fact and shall set forth the estimated
amount that is to be provided by the agency of the federal government or
other governmental agency.
The person appointed to make the assessments as provided hereinafter
shall make a true and impartial assessment upon the petitioning district
and the property benefited by such improvement of that portion of the
estimated cost that is within the benefits exclusive of the amount to be
provided by the agency of the federal government or other governmental agency.
(Source: P.A. 85-1137.)