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TOWNSHIPS60 ILCS 1/170-65
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.
(60 ILCS 1/170-65)
Dissolution of the Wood River Township Hospital.
(1) The Wood River Township Hospital is dissolved 180
days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly.
(2) In the 180-day period prior to dissolution, the
hospital board shall be vested with the powers to wrap up the affairs of the closed hospital under subsection (b) of this Section, and to transfer any remaining hospital funds under subsection (c) of this Section.
(b) Wrapping up the affairs of the Wood River Township Hospital.
(1) Within the first 10 business days of the 180-day
period provided in paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of this Section, the chairman of the hospital board shall cause an audit of all claims against the Wood River Township Hospital, all receipts of the Wood River Township Hospital, the inventory of all real and personal property owned by the Wood River Township Hospital or under its control or management, and any debts owed by the Wood River Township Hospital. The chairman may, at his or her discretion, undertake any other audit of the Wood River Township Hospital. The person or entity conducting such audit shall report the findings of the audit to the hospital board within 30 days.
(2) Following the return of the audit provided in
paragraph (1) of this subsection, the hospital board shall:
(i) Pay the debts, obligations, and liabilities
of the Wood River Township Hospital that are outstanding upon completion of the audit in paragraph (1) of this subsection and all necessary expenses of closing up the affairs of the Wood River Township Hospital.
(ii) Enter into an agreement with a hospital
within Madison County to ensure all patient records are properly transferred. If no hospital in Madison County is able or willing to accept the records, the records may be transferred to a hospital within a neighboring county contiguous to Madison County. The Wood River Township Hospital will be responsible for paying a reasonable service fee to the hospital that accepts and retains records pursuant to this subsection. Following successful transfer of the patient records, the receiving hospital shall retain and destroy the transferred patient records in accordance with the receiving hospital's record retention schedule and policies.
(iii) Sell the property of the Wood River
Township Hospital if any excess remains after all the liabilities of the Wood River Township Hospital are paid.
(c) Transfer of surplus funds. If any funds are available, the hospital board shall transfer, no later than 10 business days prior to the conclusion of the 180-day period provided in subsection (a) of this Section, all surplus funds, if any, to the Madison County Treasurer to be maintained in the Wood River Township Hospital Fund and be disposed of pursuant to subsection (d) of this Section.
If any liabilities remain, the funds available shall be set apart by the Madison County Treasurer and held for the purpose of retiring such liabilities.
(d) Payment of remaining liabilities and disposal of surplus funds. The Madison County Clerk shall pay any remaining liabilities of the Wood River Township Hospital from the Wood River Township Hospital Fund. After all the liabilities of the Wood River Township Hospital are paid, the Madison County Clerk shall distribute any funds remaining in the Wood River Township Hospital Fund to the property owners in Wood River Township as of the date of dissolution of Wood River Township Hospital. The distribution shall be proportional to the assessed value of the property in the 2005 levy year.
(e) Outstanding indebtedness.
(1) In the event that the Wood River Township
Hospital has notes outstanding which are a lien on funds available in the Wood River Township Hospital Fund at the time of dissolution, such lien shall be unimpaired by such dissolution and the lien shall continue in favor of the note holders.
(2) In the event that the Wood River Township
Hospital has unsecured debts outstanding at the time of dissolution, any funds in the Wood River Township Hospital Fund or otherwise available and not committed shall, to the extent necessary, be applied to the payment of such debts.
(3) Madison County may levy a tax, on behalf of the
Wood River Township Hospital, upon all taxable real property located in Wood River Township for the purpose of paying the outstanding debts and obligations of the Wood River Township Hospital.
(f) Tax collection and enforcement. The dissolution of the Wood River Township Hospital shall not adversely affect proceedings for the collection or enforcement of any tax. Those proceedings shall continue to finality as though no dissolution had taken place. The proceeds thereof shall be paid over to the Madison County Treasurer to be transferred pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section. Proceedings to collect and enforce such taxes may be instituted and carried on in the name of the Wood River Township Hospital.
(g) Litigation. All suits pending in any court on behalf of or against the Wood River Township Hospital may be prosecuted or defended in the name of Madison County by the State's attorney. All judgments obtained for the Wood River Township Hospital shall be collected and enforced by Madison County and transferred and disposed of pursuant to subsections (c) and (d) of this Section respectively.
(Source: P.A. 98-590, eff. 11-13-13.)
60 ILCS 1/Art. 175
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 175 heading)
60 ILCS 1/175-5
(60 ILCS 1/175-5)
Petition and referendum to establish hospital.
(a) Whenever not less than 5% of the registered voters (according to
the voting registration records at the time the petition is filed) of a
township file a petition with the township clerk requesting that an annual
tax, not to exceed one and two-thirds mills on the dollar, be levied each
year on all the taxable property of the township for the maintenance and
operation of a public nonsectarian hospital described in the petition and
located within or without the township, the township clerk shall give notice
that at the next annual township election, or at an election in accordance with
the general election law if one is requested, a referendum will be held on the
question. If a referendum is ordered to be held at the township meeting, notice
shall be given by posting notices in at least 10 of the most public places in
the township at least 10 days before the day of the meeting. If an election is
requested, the township clerk shall certify that proposition to the proper
election officials, who shall submit the proposition in accordance with the
general election law.
(b) The proposition at a referendum authorized by this Section shall be
substantially as follows:
Shall (name of township) levy an annual tax of not
more than one and two-thirds mills on the dollar for the maintenance and operation of the following described public nonsectarian hospital under Article 175 of the Township Code?
(Description of hospital.)
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(c) If a majority of all votes cast on the proposition is in favor of the
proposition, the township shall annually levy a tax of not more than one
and two-thirds mills on the dollar on all the taxable property of the
township for the maintenance and operation of the hospital. The proceeds
of the tax shall be paid into a fund known as the Hospital Fund. The
county collector or the supervisor of the township shall pay all money
in the Hospital Fund to the treasurer of the public nonsectarian
hospital within 30 days after receiving the money.
(d) For purposes of this Article, "public nonsectarian hospital" means any
nonsectarian hospital operated by a nonprofit corporation or any nonsectarian
hospital operated by any political subdivision of the State or by any
municipal corporation in the State to which patients are admitted regardless of
race, color, creed, sex, or national origin.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/175-10
(60 ILCS 1/175-10)
Discontinuance of hospital.
(a) Whenever at least 10% of the voters of a township that has adopted the
provisions of this Article presents a petition to the township clerk requesting
that the maintenance and operation of the public nonsectarian hospital be
discontinued, the township clerk shall give notice, in the manner provided in
Section 175-5, that at the next annual township election, or at a referendum in
accordance with the general election law, an election will be held on the
question. If the referendum is ordered to be held at an election, the clerk
shall certify that proposition to the proper election officials, who shall
submit the proposition in accordance with the general election law.
(b) The proposition at the referendum shall be substantially as follows:
Shall (name of township) discontinue the maintenance
and operation of the following described public nonsectarian hospital under Article 175 of the Township Code?
(Description of hospital.)
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(c) If a majority of the votes upon the proposition is in favor of the
discontinuance of the maintenance and operation of the public nonsectarian
hospital, the township shall not thereafter levy a tax for the maintenance and
operation of the hospital unless the proposition is again submitted to and
approved by the voters as provided in Section 175-5.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/175-15
(60 ILCS 1/175-15)
Use of money; annual report.
(a) Any moneys paid over by a township from the hospital fund to a public
non-sectarian hospital shall be used solely for its maintenance and operation
under the sole control of the management of the hospital.
(b) The management of the hospital shall file with the clerk of each
township that has paid money into the hospital fund, within 60 days after the
close of its fiscal year, a report stating the financial affairs of the
hospital, showing (i), the balance (if any) received by the management from its
predecessor or from any other source; (ii) the amount of tax levied the
preceding year for the hospital; (iii) the amount collected and paid over to
it; (iv) the amount paid out by it and on what account, including any amount
paid out on indebtedness (specifying the nature and amount of the indebtedness,
the amount paid on the indebtedness, the amount paid on principal, and the
amount paid on interest account); and (v) the amount and kind of all
outstanding indebtedness due and unpaid, the amount and kind of indebtedness
not yet due, and when the indebtedness not yet due will mature.
(c) The township clerk shall record the report in the record book of the
township as soon as it is filed and shall post a copy of the report at the
place of holding the annual township meeting 2 days before the meeting is held.
The clerk shall read the report aloud to the electors at the meeting. The
township clerk shall cause the report to be published in a newspaper of general
circulation published within the township in which the hospital is situated. If
no newspaper of general circulation is published in the
township, the report shall be published in any newspaper generally
circulated in the township.
(d) Any manager or township clerk who wilfully neglects to comply with this
Section shall forfeit and pay to the township the sum of not less than $50 nor
more than $200, to be sued for and recovered by the township in its corporate
name and appropriated for repairs of highways and bridges in the township.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 110; P.A. 88-62.)