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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1005/) Mosquito Abatement District Act.

70 ILCS 1005/0.01

    (70 ILCS 1005/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 73.990)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Mosquito Abatement District Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

70 ILCS 1005/1

    (70 ILCS 1005/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 74)
    Sec. 1. Any contiguous territory having a population of not less than 300 inhabitants and no part of which is already included in a mosquito abatement district may be organized as a mosquito abatement district in the following manner:
    Any 5% of the legal voters within the limits of the proposed mosquito abatement district may petition the circuit court for the county in which such territory lies, to order the question whether such territory shall be organized as a mosquito abatement district under this Act to be submitted to the legal voters of such territory, but every petition shall be signed by at least 25 legal voters residing within the territory proposed to be organized as a mosquito abatement district, and in case such territory includes more than one city, village or incorporated town, or any portions thereof, or includes one or more cities, villages or incorporated towns, or any portion thereof and territory not a part of any city, village or incorporated town, then such petition must be signed by at least 5% of the legal voters residing in each of the said cities, villages, or incorporated towns, or portions thereof, and by at least 5% of the legal voters residing in the territory not a part of any city, village or incorporated town. Such petition addressed to the court shall contain a definite description of the boundaries of the territory proposed to be organized as a mosquito abatement district, and shall set forth the name of the proposed district, which name shall be The.... Mosquito Abatement District.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

70 ILCS 1005/2

    (70 ILCS 1005/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 75)
    Sec. 2. Upon the filing of such a petition in the office of the circuit clerk the court to whom the petition is addressed shall give notice of the time and place of a hearing on the question of the necessity for the organization of such a district and of the boundaries of such district. The notice shall be published at least once each week for 2 weeks in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the proposed district, and a copy of the notice shall be posted in at least 10 of the most public places in the district at least 10 days before the hearing. The hearing shall be held within 20 days after the petition is filed with the circuit clerk.
    The court shall preside at the hearing, and all persons resident within the territory proposed to be organized as a mosquito abatement district shall be given an opportunity to be heard touching the necessity of the organization of such a district and to make suggestions regarding the boundaries of the district. After hearing the statements, evidence and suggestions if the court determines that considerations of public health and welfare make the organization of such a district necessary it shall fix the boundaries of the proposed mosquito abatement district and for that purpose and to that extent it may alter and amend the petition. In case the boundaries as fixed by the court include any territory not included in the boundaries as described in the original petition, the court shall cause a notice to be inserted at least twice in some newspaper of general circulation in the additional territory, which notice shall state the time and place at which a hearing will be held to permit the owners of the land in the additional territory to appear and be heard on the question of including the additional territory. The notice shall be published at least 10 days before the hearing, and the hearing shall be held within 3 weeks after the court first fixes the boundaries. At the hearing the boundaries of the proposed district shall be finally fixed by the court.
(Source: P.A. 76-1373.)

70 ILCS 1005/3

    (70 ILCS 1005/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 76)
    Sec. 3. The determination of the court as to the necessity for the organization of the proposed mosquito abatement district, together with the description of the boundaries of such district as fixed by such court, shall be entered of record in the court. Thereupon the court shall certify the question of the organization of the territory included within the boundaries fixed by it as a mosquito abatement district to the proper election officials who shall submit the question to the legal voters resident within such territory at an election to be held in the district. Notice of such referendum shall be given and the referendum conducted in the manner provided by the general election law. The notice of such election shall state the purpose of the referendum, describe the territory proposed to be organized as a mosquito abatement district, and state the time of such election.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall this territory (describing      YES
it) be organized as The ..........   -------------------------
Mosquito Abatement District?              NO
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    The court shall cause a statement of the result to be entered of record in the court.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

70 ILCS 1005/4

    (70 ILCS 1005/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 77)
    Sec. 4. If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the organization of the territory as a mosquito abatement district such territory shall thenceforth be deemed an organized mosquito abatement district under this Act. The district so organized shall have the name set forth in the petition and by such name may transact all corporate business. Such district shall constitute a body corporate and politic and exercise the powers herein prescribed. All courts of this State shall take judicial notice of the organization of the said mosquito abatement district.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 694.)

70 ILCS 1005/5

    (70 ILCS 1005/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 78)
    Sec. 5. Within 60 days after the organization of any mosquito abatement district under the provisions of this Act a board of trustees, consisting of 5 members, for the government and control of the affairs and business of such mosquito abatement district shall be appointed in the following manner:
    (1) If the district lies wholly within a single township, the board of trustees of that township shall appoint the trustees for the district but no township official is eligible for such appointment;
    (2) If the district is not contained wholly within a single township, but is located wholly within a single county, the trustees for the district shall be appointed by the presiding officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the county board;
    (3) If the district lies wholly within a municipality, the governing body of the municipality shall appoint trustees for the district;
    (4) If the district does not conform to any of the foregoing classifications, the trustees for the district shall be from each county in the district in numbers proportionate, as nearly as practicable, to the number of residents of the district who reside in each county in relation to the total population of the district. Trustees shall be appointed by the county board of their respective counties, or in the case of a home rule county as defined by Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution, by the chief executive officer of that county with the advice and consent of the county board.
    Upon the expiration of the term of a trustee who is in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975 or at the time of the publication of each decennial Federal census of population, the successor shall be a resident of whichever county is entitled to such representation in order to bring about the proportional representation required herein, and he shall be appointed by the appointing authority of that county. Thereafter, each trustee shall be succeeded by a resident of the same county who shall be appointed by the same appointing authority. Of the trustees thus appointed 3 shall hold office until the second Monday in December after the next succeeding general election for members of the General Assembly and 2 shall hold office until the second Monday in December, 2 years after the next succeeding general election for members of the General Assembly, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Thereafter the trustees of the district shall be appointed in every year in which the term of any of the trustees expires and shall hold office for 4 years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Each trustee shall be a legal voter in the district, and such trustees shall serve without compensation.
    Whenever a vacancy occurs in the board of trustees the appropriate appointing authority shall appoint some person to fill the remainder of the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

70 ILCS 1005/6

    (70 ILCS 1005/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 79)
    Sec. 6. The trustees appointed in accordance with the foregoing provisions shall constitute a board of trustees for the mosquito abatement district for which they are appointed, and such board of trustees is declared to be the corporate authority of said district and shall exercise all of the powers and control all of the affairs and property of such district. Such board of trustees may provide and adopt a corporate seal. Immediately after their appointment and at their first meeting in December of each year thereafter the board of trustees shall elect one of their number as president, one as secretary, and one as treasurer, and shall elect such other officers as may be necessary. The board of trustees shall provide for the time and place of holding its regular meetings, and may establish rules for its proceedings. Special meetings may be called by the president of the board or by any three trustees, but each member of the board shall be given notice of such special meeting at least three hours prior thereto. All of the meetings of such board, whether regular or special, shall be open to the public. A majority of the board of trustees shall constitute a quorum but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day. Said board shall keep a regular book of records of all of the proceedings of said board, which book shall be open to the inspection of any person residing in said district at all reasonable and proper times.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 694.)

70 ILCS 1005/7

    (70 ILCS 1005/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 80)
    Sec. 7. The board of trustees of such district shall have power to take all necessary or proper steps for the extermination of mosquitoes, flies or other insects within the district, and, subject to the paramount control of the municipal or other public authorities, to abate as nuisances all stagnant pools of water and other breeding places for mosquitoes, flies or other insects within the district; to purchase such supplies and materials and to employ such labor and assistants as may be necessary or proper in furtherance of the objects of this Act, and if necessary or proper, in the furtherance of the same, to build, construct and thereafter to repair and maintain necessary levees, cuts, canals or channels upon any land within the district, and to acquire by purchase, condemnation or other lawful means, in the name of the district, any necessary lands, rights of way, easements, property or material requisite or necessary for any such purpose; to make contracts to indemnify or compensate any owner of land or other property for any injury or damage necessarily caused by the exercise of the powers of this Act conferred or arising out of the use, taking or damage of such property for any such purposes, and generally to do any and all things necessary or incident to the powers hereby granted and to carry out the objects specified herein.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 694.)

70 ILCS 1005/7.1

    (70 ILCS 1005/7.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 80.1)
    Sec. 7.1. Sale of personal property.
    Whenever any mosquito abatement district owns any personal property which in the opinion of three-fourths of the members of the board of trustees is no longer necessary or useful to, or for the best interests of the district, such a majority of the board of trustees then holding office, at any regular meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose, by ordinance may authorize the sale of that personal property in such manner as they may designate, with or without advertising the sale.
(Source: P.A. 76-619.)

70 ILCS 1005/7.2

    (70 ILCS 1005/7.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 80.2)
    Sec. 7.2. Sale of real estate.
    Any mosquito abatement district which acquires or holds any real estate for any purpose whatsoever has the power to convey the real estate when, in the opinion of three-fourths of the members of the board of trustees, the real estate is no longer necessary, appropriate, required for the use of, profitable to, or for the best interests of the mosquito abatement district. This power shall be exercised by an ordinance passed by such majority of the board of trustees then holding office, at any regular meeting or at any special meeting called for that purpose.
(Source: P.A. 76-619.)

70 ILCS 1005/7.3

    (70 ILCS 1005/7.3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 80.3)
    Sec. 7.3. Ordinance directing sale-Publication-Bids-Deed of Conveyance.
    An ordinance directing a sale of real estate shall specify the location of the real estate, the use thereof, and such conditions with respect to further use of the real estate as the board of trustees may deem necessary and desirable to the public interest. Before the board of trustees makes a sale, by virtue of such an ordinance, notice of the proposal to sell shall be published once each week for three successive weeks in a daily or weekly paper published in any county in which the mosquito abatement district is located. The first publication shall be not less than 30 days before the day provided in the notice for the opening of bids for the real estate. The notice shall contain an accurate description of the property, state the purpose for which it is used, the consideration which is acceptable for the sale, and the date of the regular or special meeting the bids will be considered and opened, and shall advertise for bids therefor. The board of trustees may accept the highest responsible bid by a vote of three-fourths of the members of the board of trustees then holding office, or by such majority vote of those holding office, they may reject any and all bids. If consideration other than money is offered for the sale of such real estate, the monetary value of that consideration must be determined by an appropriate, independent appraiser, and the appraisal must accompany the bid. Before accepting a bid of consideration other than money, the board of trustees must obtain a second, independent appraisal of such consideration in order to verify the appraisal which accompanied the bid.
    If a bid is accepted by the board of trustees and the ordinance has been adopted and the consideration paid or secured, the chairman of the board of trustees shall convey the real estate and transfer it by proper deed of conveyance, stating therein the consideration therefor.
(Source: P.A. 76-619.)

70 ILCS 1005/7.4

    (70 ILCS 1005/7.4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 80.4)
    Sec. 7.4. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)

70 ILCS 1005/7.5

    (70 ILCS 1005/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Eminent domain. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, any power granted under this Act to acquire property by condemnation or eminent domain is subject to, and shall be exercised in accordance with, the Eminent Domain Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

70 ILCS 1005/8

    (70 ILCS 1005/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 81)
    Sec. 8. The board of trustees of any mosquito abatement district shall, in its work, advise and cooperate with the Department of Public Health of the State, and the board of trustees of such district shall submit to such Department, on or before January 1st of each year, a report of the work done and results obtained by the district during the preceding year.
    The board of trustees of any mosquito abatement district, or its designee, shall conduct routine surveillance of mosquitoes to detect the presence of mosquito-borne diseases of public health significance. The surveillance shall be conducted in accordance with mosquito abatement and control guidelines as set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Areas reporting disease in humans shall be included in the surveillance activities. Mosquito abatement districts shall report to the local certified public health department the results of any positive mosquito samples infected with any arboviral infections, including, but not limited to: West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Reports shall be made to the local certified public health department's director of environmental health, or a designee of the department, within 24 hours after receiving a positive report. The report shall include the type of infection, the number of mosquitoes collected in the trapping device, the type of trapping device used, and the type of laboratory testing used to confirm the infection. Any trustee of a mosquito abatement district, or designee of the board of trustees of a mosquito abatement district, that fails to comply with the requirements of this Act is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 93-734, eff. 7-14-04.)

70 ILCS 1005/9

    (70 ILCS 1005/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 82)
    Sec. 9. Any mosquito abatement district organized under the provisions of this Act may levy and collect a general tax on the property situated in such district, but the aggregate amount of taxes levied for any one year shall not exceed the rate of .025%, or the limitation in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. The board of trustees shall determine and certify the amount to be levied and shall return the same to the county clerk. The county clerk in reducing the tax levies under Section 2 of "An Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes", approved May 9, 1901, as amended, shall not include the tax authorized by this Act in the limitation of one per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
    In case the district is located in more than one county the board of trustees shall determine and certify the amount to be levied upon the taxable property lying in each county and return the same to the respective county clerks of the counties in which the amount is to be levied. In order to determine the amount to be levied upon the taxable property of that part of the district lying in each county the board shall ascertain from the county clerk of the respective counties in which the district lies, the last ascertained equalized value of the taxable property of such district lying in their respective counties, then shall ascertain the rate per cent required and shall, accordingly, apportion the whole amount to be raised between the several parts of the district so lying in the different counties. The tax provided for in this Section shall be levied at the same time and in the same manner as nearly as practicable as taxes are now levied for city and village purposes under the laws of this State.
    All such general taxes when collected shall be paid over to the treasurer of the board of trustees, who is authorized to receive and receipt for the same.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

70 ILCS 1005/9.1

    (70 ILCS 1005/9.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 82.1)
    Sec. 9.1. Any mosquito abatement district organized under the provisions of this Act in the preparation of its annual budget and appropriation ordinance may provide that an amount equal to not more than one-half of one percent of the total equalized assessed value of real property situated in the district shall be allocated to and accumulated in a Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund for the purposes of specific capital improvements, repairs or replacements of specific types of district equipment or other real or personal property. Expenditures from the Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund shall be budgeted and appropriated for the fiscal year in which the capital improvement, repair or replacement will occur. Upon completion or abandonment of any object or purpose for which a Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund has been initiated, monies remaining in such fund shall be transferred into the general corporate fund of the district on the first day of the fiscal year following such abandonment or completion resulting in such surplus monies in such fund.
(Source: P.A. 83-171.)

70 ILCS 1005/9.5

    (70 ILCS 1005/9.5)
    Sec. 9.5. Levy and collection of taxes by municipalities and districts for mosquito abatement services. If a municipality budgets for and provides mosquito abatement services and levies, within its general tax levy, a tax to fund those services, and if the municipality lies wholly or partially within a district that also levies a district tax upon territory that lies in both the affected municipality and the district, then:
        (1) The affected municipality shall pay to the
    
district the amount collected by the municipality from its levy upon territory that lies within the affected district that is also levying a district tax on the territory for the same type and quantity of services.
        (2) Whenever a district receives any payment from any
    
municipality, as provided for in this Section, the district shall reduce and abate the taxes levied by the district on the territory that is subject to taxation for the same type and quantity of mosquito abatement purposes by both the affected municipality and the district, at a rate that would reduce the taxes by an amount equal to the amount received by the district.
(Source: P.A. 90-431, eff. 8-16-97.)

70 ILCS 1005/10

    (70 ILCS 1005/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 83)
    Sec. 10. Any territory lying adjacent and contiguous to a mosquito abatement district, and not part of another mosquito abatement district, may be annexed to such district in the following manner:
    (a) Upon petition in writing, describing the territory proposed to be annexed and signed by a majority of the legal voters in such territory and by the owners of more than half of the taxable property in such territory as shown by the last ascertained equalized value of the taxable property in such territory, being filed with the trustees of such mosquito abatement district, such trustees may annex such territory by a resolution which shall be published at least once in a newspaper having a general circulation in the territory and shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the resolution be submitted to the electors of the territory; (2) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk of the county in which the territory is situated shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. The resolution shall be effective 30 days from the date of publication and is subject to a referendum, if such referendum is requested, prior to the effective date of the resolution, by the voters in the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters in the district. Such trustees may also order the question of the annexation of such territory to be submitted to the legal voters of such district at a regular election therein by certifying the question to the proper election officials. Notice of such election shall be given and the election conducted in the manner provided by the general election law. The proposition shall be stated, "Shall the territory (describing it) be annexed to The.... Mosquito Abatement District?" If the majority of all the votes cast on the question is in favor of such annexation, the board of trustees shall so certify to the county clerk, and within ten days of such election the trustees by an order duly entered upon their records shall annex such territory to the district and shall file a map of the annexed territory in the office of the county clerk of the county where the annexed territory is situated. Thereupon such territory shall be deemed annexed to and shall be a part of such mosquito abatement district.
    (b) Whenever a mosquito abatement district contains over 90% of territory of a specific city or village, the mosquito abatement district may annex additional adjacent and contiguous territory within that city or village, but not incorporated within a mosquito abatement district, by the passage of an ordinance to that effect.
    The ordinance authorizing the annexation shall be published within 10 days after the ordinance has been adopted, in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the territory. The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of annexation; (2) the time within which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The county clerk of the county in which the territory is situated shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    The ordinance shall take effect 30 days after the date of publication unless a referendum is requested prior to the effective date of the ordinance by 10% or more of the registered voters in the territory. The question of the annexation of the territory may be submitted to the legal voters of the territory at a regular election by certifying the question to the proper election officials. Notice of the election shall be given and the election conducted in the manner provided by the general election law. The proposition shall be stated, "Shall the territory (describing it) be annexed to The.... Mosquito Abatement District?" If the majority of all the votes cast on the question is in favor of the annexation, the territory shall be deemed annexed to and shall be a part of the mosquito abatement district.
    No territory may be annexed under this subsection (i) more than one year after it has first been included in that city or village unless the territory so annexed is 50 acres or less or (ii) if the annexation would expand the mosquito abatement district's boundaries outside of a county unless the district already contains territory in that county.
(Source: P.A. 95-664, eff. 10-11-07.)

70 ILCS 1005/11

    (70 ILCS 1005/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 84)
    Sec. 11. Any mosquito abatement district organized under the provisions of this Act may be dissolved and discontinued upon like petition, hearing and election as is provided in this Act for the organization of such district. If a majority of the votes cast on the question at such election are in favor of such dissolution, the court shall enter an order of record in the court dissolving such district. The trustees of such mosquito abatement district shall immediately proceed to wind up the affairs of such district and shall have the same powers as before dissolution to levy taxes for the purpose of paying the debts, obligations and liabilities of such mosquito abatement district outstanding on the date of such dissolution and the necessary expenses of closing up the affairs of such district. All property of such district shall be sold and in case any excess remains after all liabilities of such district are paid such excess shall be paid to the various common school districts located in such mosquito abatement district ratably in the proportion that the taxable value of all the property in each of the school districts bears to the taxable value of all the property in the mosquito abatement district.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)

70 ILCS 1005/12

    (70 ILCS 1005/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 85)
    Sec. 12. The invalidity of any part or portion of this act shall not affect the validity of the remaining part thereof.
(Source: Laws 1927, p. 694.)

70 ILCS 1005/12a

    (70 ILCS 1005/12a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 85.1)
    Sec. 12a. Any mosquito abatement district organized under the provisions of this Act which lies wholly within a county having fewer than 1,000,000 inhabitants which levies a tax for mosquito abatement pursuant to Section 25.05-4 of "An Act in relation to counties", approved March 31, 1874, as heretofore or hereafter amended, shall be dissolved and discontinued upon the action by such county board which levies such tax.
    The trustees of such mosquito abatement district shall immediately proceed to wind up the affairs of such district and shall have the same powers as before dissolution to levy taxes for the purpose of paying the debts, obligations and liabilities of such mosquito abatement district outstanding on the date of such dissolution and the necessary expenses of closing up the affairs of such district. All property of such district shall be sold and in case any excess remains after all liabilities of such district are paid such excess shall be paid to the various common school districts located in such mosquito abatement district ratably in the proportion that the taxable value of all the property in each of the school districts bears to the taxable value of all the property in the mosquito abatement district.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3019.)

70 ILCS 1005/13

    (70 ILCS 1005/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 85a)
    Sec. 13. The owner or owners of record of any area of land consisting of one or more tracts lying within the corporate limits of any mosquito abatement district may have the area disconnected from the mosquito abatement district in the following manner:
    The owner or owners of record of any such tract or tracts of land shall file a petition in the Circuit Court of the county in which the district was organized alleging facts in support of disconnection, including the following:
    (1) That the tract or tracts involved are located upon the border of the district;
    (2) That disconnection will not result in the isolation of any part of the district from the remainder of the district;
    (3) That disconnection will not destroy, or impair the effectiveness of the mosquito abatement district in the performance of its lawful functions of controlling and exterminating mosquitoes, flies and other insects within the district;
    (4) That disconnection will not jeopardize the financial position of the district;
    (5) And that disconnection will not adversely affect the public health and welfare.
    The mosquito abatement district from which disconnection is sought shall be made a defendant, and it or any taxpayer residing in the district may appear and defend against the petition.
    The court shall set the petition for hearing on a date not less than 30 days after the filing of the petition, and copy of the petition shall be mailed to the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois and to the Illinois State Natural History Survey by the clerk of the court, such copies to be furnished by the petitioners. The court shall not proceed to final hearing of the petition without a joint written report from the Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Natural History Survey as to the probable effect upon the public health and welfare and upon the effectiveness of the mosquito abatement district in the performance of its lawful duties if disconnection were granted as prayed. A copy of such report shall also be mailed to the petitioners or their attorneys of record. The court shall upon request grant to any party the right to examine witnesses from such state agencies as may have investigated the facts incorporated in any such reports.
    If the court finds that the allegations of the petition are true and that the area of land is entitled to disconnection, it shall order the specified land disconnected from the mosquito abatement district and thereupon said land shall cease to be a part of such district. Said land shall not, however, be relieved from any bonded indebtedness of the district previously created as to its proportionate share thereof.
    The decision of the court is appealable as in other civil cases.
    The provisions of this section 13 shall not apply to districts incorporated in counties of over 500,000 population.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3973.)

70 ILCS 1005/13a

    (70 ILCS 1005/13a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 85b)
    Sec. 13a. Any territory which lies within a mosquito abatement district and which lies within a county which levies a tax for mosquito abatement pursuant to Section 25.05-4 of "An Act in relation to counties", approved March 31, 1874, as heretofore or hereafter amended, shall be disconnected from such mosquito abatement district upon the action by the county board of such county which levies such tax and shall cease to be a part of such district. Such land shall not, however, be relieved from any bonded indebtedness of the district previously created as to its proportionate share thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 3019.)