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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-129-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-1)
    Sec. 11-129-1. Any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is authorized, as provided in this Division 129, to build, or purchase, and to operate a waterworks system or water supply system either within or without the corporate limits thereof, and also to improve or extend that system.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-2)
    Sec. 11-129-2. A specified municipality is authorized to pay the cost of a purchase, construction, improvement, or extension of a waterworks or water supply system by the issuance and sale of revenue bonds of the municipality, payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the waterworks or water supply system. These revenue bonds shall bear interest at a rate 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, to be determined by the corporate authorities, but in no event more than 40 years from the date of the 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 maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, the bonds shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest, and except that the selling price of bonds bearing less than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, shall be such that the interest cost to the municipality of the money received from the bond sale shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, computed to maturity according to standard tables of bond values.
    In case any officer, whose signature appears on these revenue bonds or the coupons attached thereto, ceases to hold that office before the delivery of the bonds to the purchaser, his signature nevertheless shall be valid and sufficient for all purposes, to the same effect as if he had remained in office until the delivery of the bonds. The bonds shall have all the qualities of negotiable instruments under the law merchant and the "Uniform Commercial Code", approved May 28, 1965, as amended.
    However, upon the effective date of the Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973, the maximum interest rate and interest cost on bonds issued under this Section is the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract.
    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 5/11-129-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-3)
    Sec. 11-129-3. The corporate authorities of any municipality availing itself of the provisions of this Division 129 shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project. If it is intended to purchase an existing waterworks or water supply system, the ordinance shall describe in a general way the system to be purchased. If it is intended to build a waterworks or water supply system or to improve or extend a waterworks or water supply system owned and operated by the municipality, the ordinance shall describe in a general way the waterworks or water supply system to be constructed or 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 project, determine its period of usefulness, and fix the amount and maturities of water revenue bonds proposed to be issued, the interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. The ordinance may contain such covenants and restrictions upon the issuance of additional revenue bonds thereafter as may be deemed necessary or advisable for the assurance of payment of the bonds thereby authorized and as may be thereafter issued.
    Revenue bonds issued under this Division 129 shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the waterworks or water supply system on account of which the bonds are issued; provided, that bonds issued under this Division 129 may also be payable from funds pledged by the municipality issuing such bonds pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act. Notwithstanding any such pledge or any other matter, these bonds shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation and it shall be so stated on the face of each bond.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-4)
    Sec. 11-129-4. Within 10 days after an ordinance for any project under this Division 129 has been passed, it shall be published at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
    If the ordinance authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of purchasing an existing waterworks system and if the revenue thereof (after proper adjustments and elimination of nonrecurring charges under public ownership based upon the average annual receipts and expenditures for the 3 calendar years next preceding the date of the adoption of the ordinance as shown by the annual reports for those years made by the owners to the Illinois Commerce Commission) is sufficient (1) to pay all operating and maintenance expenses, (2) to pay into a depreciation fund a reasonable amount as a depreciation reserve, and (3) to provide for the payment when due of the principal of and interest upon the bonds proposed to be issued to purchase the waterworks system, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those revenue bonds shall be in effect immediately upon its adoption and publication, or posting, as provided in this section, notwithstanding any provision in this Code or any other law to the contrary.
    If the ordinance authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of extending or improving an existing waterworks system, after its acquisition, or a presently municipally owned and operated waterworks system, and if the ordinance specifies that those extensions or improvements are to be paid for, either in whole or in part, by a loan or grant, or both, from any federal agency, the ordinance authorizing the issuance of those revenue bonds shall be in effect immediately upon its adoption and publication, or posting, as provided in this section, notwithstanding any provision in this Code or any other law to the contrary.
    The fact as to the sufficiency of the revenue in case of the purchase of an existing waterworks system, or of the intention of the corporate authorities to pay the cost of the proposed extensions or improvements to an existing system proposed to be purchased, or to a presently municipally owned system, by a loan or grant, or both, from a federal agency shall be determined by the ordinance authorizing the revenue bonds and that determination when so expressed in that ordinance shall be conclusive.
    In all other cases, if no petition is filed with the municipal clerk, as provided in this section, within 30 days after the publication, or posting, of the ordinance, then, after the expiration of those 30 days, the ordinance shall be in effect. The publication or posting of an ordinance which does not take effect immediately shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for the purpose of building, purchasing, improving or extending the waterworks or water supply system to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The municipal clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. But if within this period of 30 days a petition is filed with the municipal clerk signed by electors of the municipality numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the municipality, asking that the question of building, purchasing, improving, or extending the waterworks or water supply system and the issuance of revenue bonds therefor, as provided in the ordinance, be submitted to the electors of the municipality, the clerk shall certify the proposition for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor thereof, the ordinance shall be in effect. But if a majority of the votes cast on the question are unfavorable, the municipality shall proceed no further and the ordinance shall not take effect.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)