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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

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.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-5)
    Sec. 11-129-5. Whenever revenue bonds are issued under this Division 129, sufficient revenue received from the operation of such a waterworks or water-supply system shall be deposited in a separate fund designated as the water fund of the municipality. It shall be used only (1) to pay the cost of operation and maintenance of the system, (2) to provide an adequate depreciation fund, and (3) to pay the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of the municipality issued under this Division 129.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-6)
    Sec. 11-129-6. Rates charged for water by such a municipality shall be sufficient at all times to pay the cost of operation and maintenance, to provide an adequate depreciation fund, and to pay the principal of and interest upon all revenue bonds issued under this Division 129. The holder of such a bond, or of any of its coupons, in any civil action mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, may enforce and compel performance of all duties required by this Division 129 including the making and collecting of sufficient water rates for the specified purposes and the proper application of the income therefrom.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-7)
    Sec. 11-129-7. This Division 129 authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds provided for in this Division 129 without submitting the proposition for the approval of the ordinance authorizing the bonds to the electors as provided in Sections 8-4-1 and 8-4-2.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-8)
    Sec. 11-129-8. Any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 hereafter authorizing the issuance of bonds to pay the cost of acquiring a water works, which bonds are payable solely from the revenue of such water works, may pursuant to ordinance adopted by the governing body of such municipality and as an incident thereto and for the purpose of assuring the holder or holders of such bonds of a continuous, efficient management and operation of such water works, provide for the establishment of a municipal water board consisting of not less than 3 nor more than 7 members to administer the action and function of such municipality in managing, maintaining and operating such water works. The members of the board shall be selected by the city council, board of trustees, or other governing body of such municipality, and shall serve for such terms, receive such compensation and successors shall be selected, as shall be specified by the ordinance providing for the establishment of such board. The board shall approve all contracts for materials and services and shall employ all such persons as the proper and successful operation of such water works system may require, including a superintendent, an engineer and an attorney. No disbursement shall be made of any revenues of such water works system for operation and maintenance expenses or to pay the cost of any additions or improvements thereto, except such as are approved by such board. The holder of any bond issued for the purpose of acquiring any such water works system, or extending or improving the same may compel the board to perform any act in respect to the management, maintenance or operation of the water works system as may be required by the laws of this state or as may have been undertaken in the ordinance or ordinances pursuant to which such board was established or the bonds issued. If the adoption of such ordinance was made a condition to the sale of water revenue bonds issued for the purpose of acquiring such water works system, any such ordinance shall not be repealed or amended prior to the retirement of the bonds without the consent of the holders of two-thirds of the bonds then outstanding.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-9)
    Sec. 11-129-9. In addition to other projects authorized by this Division 129, any municipality with a population under 500,000 may construct or acquire a water-supply system to serve a particular locality within or without its corporate limits or to extend or improve an existing water-supply system for the purpose of serving a particular locality within or without the municipality not theretofore served by its existing system, and may pay the cost thereof by the issuance and sale of revenue bonds of the municipality, payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the water-supply system constructed or acquired for that particular locality, or from the revenue derived from the operation of the improvements and extensions of an existing system.
    Except insofar as inconsistent with Sections 11-129-9 through 11-129-11, the provisions of Section 11-129-1 through 11-129-8 shall govern all matters connected with projects under this Section. In addition to the requirements of Section 11-129-3, an ordinance for a project under this Section shall contain a description of the particular locality to be served by the system, improvement or extension.
(Source: P.A. 80-1382.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-10)
    Sec. 11-129-10. After adoption of an ordinance for a project under Section 11-129-9, the corporate authorities may make and enforce all needful rules and regulations in connection with the construction, acquisition, improvement, or extension, and with the management and maintenance of the project to be constructed or acquired. The corporate authorities shall establish rates or charges to each user of the water-supply system, improvement or extension at a rate which will be sufficient at all times to pay the principal and interest of any bonds issued to pay the cost thereof, maintenance, and operation of the system, improvement, or extension and an adequate depreciation fund therefor. Charges or rates shall be established, revised, and maintained by ordinance and become payable as the corporate authorities may determine by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 80-1382.)

65 ILCS 5/11-129-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-129-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-129-11)
    Sec. 11-129-11. All revenue derived from the operation of a water-supply system, improvement or extension constructed or acquired under Section 11-129-9 shall be set aside as collected and deposited in a special fund designated as a municipal water fund for the particular locality. The fund shall be used only for the purpose of paying the cost of operating and maintaining the water-supply system, improvement or extension, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and paying the principal and interest on the bonds issued by the municipality under Section 11-129-9 for the purpose of constructing or acquiring the system, improvement or extension.
(Source: P.A. 80-1382.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 130

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 130 heading)
DIVISION 130. CONSTRUCTION AND PURCHASE
OF WATERWORKS