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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 119

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 119 heading)
DIVISION 119. REVENUE BONDS TO IMPROVE
LIGHT AND GAS PLANTS

65 ILCS 5/11-119-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-119-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-1)
    Sec. 11-119-1. Every city or village owning and operating its electric light plant and system or its gas plant and system, may pay for improving, enlarging or extending the plant and system by the issuance and sale of revenue bonds. These bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, and shall mature within the period of usefulness of the project for which they are issued, such period of usefulness to be determined by the corporate authorities, but in no event more than 30 years from the date of completion of the project. The bonds shall be sold in such manner as the corporate authorities shall determine, except that if issued to bear interest at the rate of 7% annually, the bonds shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest, and except that the selling price of bonds bearing less than 7% interest shall be such that the interest cost to the municipality of the money received from the sale of such bonds, shall not exceed 7% annually, computed to maturity according to standard tables of bond values.
    With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, it is and always has been the intention of the General Assembly (i) that the Omnibus Bond Acts are and always have been supplementary grants of power to issue instruments in accordance with the Omnibus Bond Acts, regardless of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts, (ii) that the provisions of this Section are not a limitation on the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts, and (iii) that instruments issued under this Section within the supplementary authority granted by the Omnibus Bond Acts are not invalid because of any provision of this Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
    The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-119-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-119-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-2)
    Sec. 11-119-2. The corporate authorities of any city or village availing itself of the provisions of this Division 119 shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the improvements or extensions to be made. It shall not be necessary that the ordinance refer to plans and specifications nor that there be on file for public inspection prior to the adoption of such ordinance detailed plans and specifications of the project. The ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the improvements or extensions and shall fix the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, the maturity, interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. Such ordinance, at the option of the municipality, may contain provisions which shall be part of the contract with the holders of the bonds as to: (1) The registration of the bonds as to principal only, or as to both principal and interest, and the interchangeability and exchangeability of the bonds. (2) The redemption of the bonds prior to maturity and the price, either at par or at a premium, at which they are redeemable. (3) The setting aside of reserves or sinking funds, and the regulation or disposition thereof. (4) Limitations upon the issuance of additional bonds payable from the revenues of the system, or upon the rights of the holders of these additional bonds. (5) Other agreements with the holders of the bonds, or covenants or restrictions necessary or desirable to safeguard the interests of these holders. After the ordinance has been adopted and approved it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the municipality, or if there is no such newspaper, copies of the ordinance shall be posted in at least 4 public places within the municipality. The ordinance shall be in effect after the expiration of 10 days from the date of this publication.
    Bonds issued under this Division 119 shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the electric light plant and system, or the gas plant and system, as the case may be, and these bonds shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation; provided, that bonds issued under this Division 119 may also be payable from funds pledged by the municipality issuing such bonds pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act, and, notwithstanding such pledge of such funds, shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. It shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond that it has been issued under the provisions of this Division 119 and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)