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TOWNSHIPS60 ILCS 1/207-30
(60 ILCS 1/) Township Code.
(60 ILCS 1/207-30)
Issuance of bonds.
Bonds secured by the full faith and credit
area included in the township special service area may be issued for providing
services in an amount not to exceed the amount authorized by the voters at the
referendum under Section 207-25 and not to be retired over a longer period of
authorized at the referendum. Bonds, when so issued, shall be retired by the
levy of ad
valorem taxes against all of the taxable real property included in the township
service area as provided in the referendum establishing the township special
and authorizing the issuance of the bonds. The county clerk shall annually
valorem taxes against all of the taxable property situated in the county and
the special service area in amounts sufficient to pay maturing principal and
those bonds without limitation as to rate or amount and in addition to and in
any taxes that may now or hereafter be authorized to be levied by the township.
issued pursuant to this Article shall not be regarded as indebtedness of the
the purpose of any limitation imposed by any law.
All bonds shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of the Local
Government Debt Reform Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-798, eff. 12-15-98.)
60 ILCS 1/207-35
(60 ILCS 1/207-35)
Extension of tax levy.
If bonds are issued under this
Article and a
property tax is levied, the tax shall be extended by the county clerk in the
special service area in the manner provided by Articles 1 through 26 of the Property Tax
Code based on equalized assessed values as established under Articles 1 through 26 of
the Property Tax Code, and billed and collected in the manner provided by Articles 1
through 26 of the Property Tax Code. The township clerk shall file with the county clerk
and also with the county recorder a certified copy of the ordinance creating the special
service area; a list of the special services to be provided; the boundaries of the special
service area by complete legal description and by an accurate map; a list of the property
index numbers of the parcels within the township special service area; the maximum
amount of bonds to be issued and the period of time over which the bonds will
The corporate authorities of the township may levy taxes in the township
area prior to the date the levy must be filed with the county clerk, for the
same year in
which the information required in this Section is filed with the county clerk.
the corporate authorities shall file a certified copy of each ordinance levying
taxes to retire the bonds in accordance with the time requirement to levy for
specified in the
Local Government Debt Reform Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-798, eff. 12-15-98.)
60 ILCS 1/Art. 210
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 210 heading)
COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL
60 ILCS 1/210-5
(60 ILCS 1/210-5)
Application of Article; referendum.
(a) This Article applies only in those townships in which the electors of
the unincorporated area of the township, at any regularly scheduled
election held within the township, by majority vote, authorize the
township board to exercise the powers conferred by this Article.
(b) Whenever the township board, by a resolution passed
by a majority of its members, requests that the question whether it
shall be allowed to exercise the powers conferred by this Article be
submitted to the electors of the unincorporated area of the township,
and upon the delivery of a certified copy of the resolution to the
proper election official, the election official shall submit
the question to the electors at any regular scheduled
election held within the township.
(c) The question submitted to the electors shall be printed in plain,
prominent type upon a ballot in the form required by the general election
law. If a majority of the electors voting on the question are in favor of
conferring powers under this Article, the proper election official shall
certify the results of the referendum to the township clerk within 10
days after the election. The certificate shall include (i) the date of the
referendum and a summary of the proposition submitted, (ii) the number of
electors for or against the proposition, and (iii) a description of the area of
the township within which the township board may exercise the powers conferred
by this Article.
(d) This Article does not apply in any township in which a county ordinance
or resolution is in effect regulating the collection and disposal of refuse,
garbage, and ashes.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/210-7
(60 ILCS 1/210-7)
Disposal of brush and leaves.
Notwithstanding any provision of this Article to the contrary, the corporate authorities of a township may, by ordinance, provide for the collection, transport, disposal, and recycling of brush, wood chips, and leaves within the unincorporated areas of the township without referendum approval. The corporate authorities of the township may use funds authorized under Section 30-117 to provide for the collection, transport, and disposal of brush and leaves.
(Source: P.A. 100-56, eff. 8-11-17.)
60 ILCS 1/210-10
(60 ILCS 1/210-10)
As used in this Article, unless the context
clearly requires otherwise:
"Ashes" means residue from fires used for cooking and for heating
"Garbage" means wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking,
and consumption of food and wastes from the handling, storage, and sale of
"Recycling" means the transfer of brush, wood chips, or leaves by employees of the township to a facility or place that will utilize the product without charge.
"Refuse" means (i) combustible trash, including but not limited to paper,
cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings,
wood furniture, and bedding; (ii) noncombustible trash, including but not
limited to metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock
and pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, and other mineral waste; and
(iii) street rubbish, including but not limited to street sweepings, dirt,
leaves, catch-basin dirt, and contents of litter receptacles. "Refuse" does not
mean earth and wastes from building operations, nor does it include solid
wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations such as
food processing wastes, boiler-house cinders, lumber, scraps, and shavings.
(Source: P.A. 100-56, eff. 8-11-17.)
60 ILCS 1/210-15
(60 ILCS 1/210-15)
Contract for collection and disposal; special district; tax.
(a) The township board, when authorized by the electors of the
unincorporated area of the township to exercise the powers conferred by this
Article, may make contracts with any city, village, or incorporated town or
with any person, corporation, or county for more than one year and not more
than 15 years (i) relating to the composting or recycling of garbage, refuse,
and ashes within the unincorporated area of the township or (ii) relating to
the collection and final disposition, or relating solely to either the
collection or the final disposition, of garbage, refuse, and ashes within the
unincorporated area of the township.
(b) For this purpose, the township board shall perform one of the
(1) Declare the unincorporated area of the township a
special refuse collection and disposal district for tax purposes. Proof of the declaration authorizes the county clerk to extend a tax upon the special refuse collection and disposal district in the amount specified in the annual township tax levy, but not more than a rate of 0.15% of the value of taxable property as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue. The maximum tax rate of 0.15% authorized by this Section may be increased to not more than 0.20% according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(2) Provide in the contract that the users of the
services described in items (i) and (ii) of subsection (a) shall pay the costs of the services directly to the service provider.
(Source: P.A. 90-751, eff. 1-1-99.)