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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.2-7)
    Sec. 11-48.2-7. If any provision, clause or phrase of this Division or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of this Division which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Division are declared to be separable.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2420.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48.3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 48.3 heading)
DIVISION 48.3. MUNICIPAL ZOO AUTHORITIES

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-1)
    Sec. 11-48.3-1. This Division shall be known and may be cited as the Municipal Zoo Law.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-2)
    Sec. 11-48.3-2. When used in this Division:
    "Authority" means any Municipal Zoo Authority, as provided in this Division.
    "Governmental Agency" means the federal, State and any local governmental body, and any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, thereof.
    "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, both domestic and foreign, company, association or joint stock association; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.
    "Board" means the governing and administrative body of any Municipal Zoo Authority, as provided in this Division.
    "Metropolitan Area" means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the municipality or municipalities establishing an authority as provided in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-3)
    Sec. 11-48.3-3. The corporate authorities of any municipality having a population of less than 1,000,000 or the corporate authorities, acting jointly, of any combination of municipalities each having a population of less than 1,000,000, may by resolution or ordinance provide for the formation of a Municipal Zoo Authority with the powers, duties, responsibilities and privileges provided in this Division.
    The Authority may sue and be sued in its corporate name, but execution shall not in any case issue against any property of the Authority. It may adopt a common seal and change the same at pleasure. The Authority may adopt a corporate name, which shall end with "Zoo Authority", and change the same at pleasure. The principal office of the Authority shall be within the metropolitan area.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-4)
    Sec. 11-48.3-4. It shall be the duty of the Authority to arrange, finance and maintain zoological, educational and scientific exhibits in the metropolitan area and to construct, equip and maintain zoological buildings, grounds and office buildings for such purposes. The provision of office space for rental and lease and the lease of air space over and appurtenant to such structures shall be deemed an integral function of the Authority. The Authority is granted all rights and powers necessary to perform such duties.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-5)
    Sec. 11-48.3-5. The Authority shall have the following rights and duties: (a) To acquire, own, construct, lease, operate and maintain zoological buildings, office buildings and associated facilities and grounds, to fix and collect just, reasonable and nondiscriminatory charges for the use of such facilities, and to lease air space over and appurtenant to such facilities. The charges so collected shall be made available to defray the reasonable expenses of the Authority and to pay the principal of and the interest upon any bonds issued by the Authority.
    (b) To enter into contracts treating in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-6)
    Sec. 11-48.3-6. The Authority shall not incur any obligations for salaries, office or administrative expenses except within the amounts of funds which will be available to it when such obligations become payable.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-7)
    Sec. 11-48.3-7. Purchases made pursuant to this Division shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved September 21, 1985, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-8)
    Sec. 11-48.3-8. The Authority shall have the power to acquire and accept by purchase, lease, gift or otherwise any property or rights from any person or persons, any municipal corporation, body politic, or agency of the State, or from the State itself, useful for its purposes, and to apply for and accept grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations from the State of Illinois or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the Authority and to enter into any agreement with the State of Illinois in relation to such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-9)
    Sec. 11-48.3-9. The Authority shall have the power to apply for and accept grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations from the federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof to be used for any of the purposes of the Authority and to enter into any agreement with the federal government in relation to such grants, matching grants, loans or appropriations.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-10)
    Sec. 11-48.3-10. The Authority shall have the power to procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance and indemnity against loss or damage to property from any cause, loss of use and occupancy, against employers' liability, against any act of any member, officer or employee of the Board or Authority in the performance of the duties of his or her office or employment or any other insurable risk.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-11)
    Sec. 11-48.3-11. The Authority shall have continuing power to borrow money for the purpose of carrying out and performing its duties and exercising its powers under this Division.
    For the purpose of evidencing the obligation of the Authority to repay any money borrowed as aforesaid, the Authority may, pursuant to ordinance adopted by the Board, from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds, and may also from time to time issue and dispose of its interest bearing revenue bonds to refund any bonds at maturity or pursuant to redemption provisions or at any time before maturity with the consent of the holders thereof. All such bonds shall be payable solely from the revenues or income to be derived from the exhibitions, rentals and leases and other authorized activities operated by it, and from funds, if any, received and to be received by the Authority from any other source. Such bonds may bear such date or dates, may mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, may bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding the maximum rate permitted by "An Act to authorize public corporations to issue bonds, other evidences of indebtedness and tax anticipation warrants subject to interest rate limitations set forth therein", approved May 26, 1970, as now or hereafter amended, may be in such form, may carry such registration privileges, may be executed in such manner, may be payable at such place or places, may be made subject to redemption in such manner and upon such terms, with or without premium as is stated on the face thereof, may be executed in such manner and may contain such terms and covenants, all as may be provided in the ordinance. In case any officer whose signature appears on any bond ceases (after attaching his or her signature) to hold office, his or her signature shall nevertheless be valid and effective for all purposes. The holder or holders of any bonds or interest coupons appertaining thereto issued by the Authority may bring mandamus, injunction, civil actions and proceedings to compel the performance and observance by the Authority or any of its officers, agents or employees of any contract or covenant made by the Authority with the holders of such bonds or interest coupons and to compel the Authority and any of its officers, agents or employees to perform any duties required to be performed for the benefit of the holders of any such bonds or interest coupons by the provisions of the ordinance authorizing their issuance, or to enjoin the Authority and any of its officers, agents or employees from taking any action in conflict with any such contract or covenant.
    Notwithstanding the form and tenor of any such bonds and in the absence of any express recital on the face thereof that it is non-negotiable, all such bonds shall be negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    From and after the issuance of any bonds as herein provided it shall be the duty of the corporate authorities of the Authority to fix and establish rates, charges, rents and fees for the use of facilities acquired, constructed, reconstructed, extended or improved with the proceeds of the sale of said bonds sufficient at all times, with other revenues of the Authority, to pay:
    (a) The cost of maintaining, repairing, regulating and operating the said facilities; and
    (b) The bonds and interest thereon as they shall become due, and all sinking fund requirements and other requirements provided by the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bonds or as provided by any trust agreement executed to secure payment thereof.
    To secure the payment of any or all of such bonds and for the purpose of setting forth the covenants and undertakings of the Authority in connection with the issuance thereof and the issuance of any additional bonds payable from such revenue income to be derived from the exhibitions, office rentals, air space leases and rentals, and other revenue, if any, the Authority may execute and deliver a trust agreement or agreements; provided that no lien upon any physical property of the Authority shall be created thereby.
    A remedy for any breach or default of the terms of any such trust agreement by the Authority may be by mandamus, injunction, civil action and proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction to compel performance and compliance therewith, but the trust agreement may prescribe by whom or on whose behalf such action may be instituted.
    Before any such bonds (excepting refunding bonds) are sold the entire authorized issue, or any part thereof, shall be offered for sale as a unit after advertising for bids at least 3 times in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the metropolitan area, the last publication to be at least 10 days before bids are required to be filed. Copies of such advertisement may be published in any newspaper or financial publication in the United States. All bids shall be sealed, filed and opened as provided by ordinance and the bonds shall be awarded to the highest and best bidder or bidders therefor. The Authority shall have the right to reject all bids and readvertise for bids in the manner provided for in the initial advertisement. If no bids are received, however, such bonds may be sold at not less than par value, without further advertising, within 60 days after the bids are required to be filed pursuant to any advertisement.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-12)
    Sec. 11-48.3-12. Under no circumstances shall any bonds issued by the Authority be or become an indebtedness or obligation of the State of Illinois or of any other political subdivision of or municipality within the State, nor shall any such bond or obligation be or become an indebtedness of the Authority within the purview of any constitutional limitation or provision, and it shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it does not constitute such an indebtedness or obligation but is payable solely from the revenues or income as aforesaid.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-13)
    Sec. 11-48.3-13. The State and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on an insurance business and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued pursuant to this Division, it being the purpose of this Section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers; provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section may be construed as relieving any person from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for investment.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-14)
    Sec. 11-48.3-14. The governing and administrative body of the Authority shall be a Board consisting of 9 members and shall be known as the Municipal Zoo Authority Board. The members of the Board shall be individuals of generally recognized ability and integrity. They shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. Any member of the Board, however, who is appointed to the office of secretary or treasurer may receive compensation for his or her services as such officer. No member of the Board or employee of the Authority shall have any private financial interest, profit or benefit in any contract, work or business of the Authority or in the sale or lease of any property to or from the Authority.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-15)
    Sec. 11-48.3-15. Within 60 days after corporate authorities of a single municipality qualified as an Authority under the provisions of Section 11-48.3-3 of this Division shall adopt a resolution or ordinance providing for an Authority, the mayor, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, shall appoint 3 members of the Board for an initial term expiring the second June first after appointment, 3 members of the Board for an initial term expiring the third June first after appointment, and 3 members of the Board for an initial term expiring the fifth June first after appointment, and until their successors have been appointed and qualified. At the expiration of the term of any member, the mayor with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, shall appoint his or her successor in like manner for a term of 5 years from the first day of June of the year in which they are appointed, except in case of an appointment to fill a vacancy.
    The Board of an Authority comprised of combinations of municipalities, as provided in Section 11-48.3-3 of this Division, shall be appointed in the following manner: memberships for the Board shall be apportioned among the member municipalities, as nearly as possible, according to the proportion each municipality's population as determined by the most recent federal census bears to the total population of the metropolitan area as determined by the most recent federal census. The initial terms of such appointees for each such municipality shall then be determined by lot. Each such mayor, with the advice and consent of his or her respective corporate authorities, shall then appoint the members allotted to him or her in the manner provided in this Section.
    Within 30 days after certification of his or her appointment, and before entering upon the duties of office, each member of the Board shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file it in the office of the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)

65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-16

    (65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-48.3-16)
    Sec. 11-48.3-16. Members of the Board shall hold office until their respective successors have been appointed and qualified. Any member may resign from office to take effect when his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified. The appointing officer may remove any member of the Board appointed by him or her, in case of incompetency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, after service on the member, by registered United States mail, return receipt requested, of a copy of the written charges against him or her and an opportunity to be publicly heard in person or by counsel in his or her own defense upon not less than 10 days' notice. In case of failure to qualify within the time required, or of abandonment of office, or in case of death, conviction of a felony or removal from office, a member's office shall become vacant. Each vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment in like manner, as in case of expiration of the term of a member of the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-279.)