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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-131-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-131-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-131-1)
    Sec. 11-131-1. The corporate authorities of any municipality, whether incorporated under a special charter or the general law, which now has, or hereafter may have, established or leased a waterworks system for the supply of water to its inhabitants, has the power annually to levy and collect a tax not to exceed .0166% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, for the extension of watermains or pipes in the municipality and for the maintenance of its waterworks system, or for the creation of a sinking fund to be applied to the establishment of a waterworks system. However, the board of public works of the municipality, if any, or the head of the municipality's water department, shall first certify to the corporate authorities the amount that will be necessary for the specified purposes, and shall further certify that the revenue from the waterworks system will be insufficient therefor. This tax shall be known as the water fund tax and shall be levied and collected in the same manner as are the other general taxes of the municipality. A two-thirds majority of all the corporate authorities may levy and collect annually, a tax not to exceed .05% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, for the specified purposes.
    The corporate authorities of each municipality, with the concurrence of two-thirds of all of the members elected thereto, may levy and collect annually, in addition to all other taxes now authorized by law, a further tax of not to exceed .033% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of the taxable property in the municipality, to be used exclusively for the purpose of supplying water to the municipality.
    Nothing in this Section increases the aggregate amount of tax, as limited in Section 8-3-1, that may be levied in any one year.
(Source: P.A. 81-1550.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 132

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 132 heading)
DIVISION 132. BETTERING SOURCE OF CITY WATER SUPPLY

65 ILCS 5/11-132-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-132-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-132-1)
    Sec. 11-132-1. All cities owning or operating waterworks under any charter granted by an act of any General Assembly of this state, or under the general incorporation laws of this state, whether by boards of water commissioners or by officers appointed for that purpose, have the powers and privileges granted by Section 11-132-2, for the purpose of increasing or bettering the source of supply from which their water is obtained.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-132-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-132-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-132-2)
    Sec. 11-132-2. Whenever, in the judgment of a majority of any board of water commissioners, or if there is no such board, whenever in the judgment of a majority of the city council of any city specified in Section 11-132-1, it is necessary for the public health, or for any other cause, to increase the source of water supply, or to substitute for it such better source as in their judgment the interests of the city may demand, the board of water commissioners or the city council may dig wells, either by boring or excavation, and protect and equip them, or they may lease water privileges from persons owning wells already or hereafter to be dug. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-132-3, the board of water commissioners or the city council may pay for the boring, excavation, or lease, and for the expenses incurred in maintaining and operating the wells, only out of the surplus earnings of the city's waterworks.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-132-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-132-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-132-3)
    Sec. 11-132-3. No money, except the specified surplus earnings, shall be expended under the provisions of Section 11-132-2, for the purposes therein specified, until the question of the expenditure of the money has been certified by the clerk submitted to a vote of the electors of the city, and has received a favorable majority of the votes cast on the question.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 133

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 133 heading)
DIVISION 133. WATERWORKS CERTIFICATES OF
INDEBTEDNESS

65 ILCS 5/11-133-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-133-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-133-1)
    Sec. 11-133-1. Any municipality with a population of 500,000 or more, owning and operating its waterworks system, may pay for improving and extending that system by the issuance and sale of certificates of indebtedness of the municipality. These certificates 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 25 years from the date thereof; provided that any certificate issued and sold subsequent to December 31, 1965, shall mature within 40 years from the date of issuance.
    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.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-133-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-133-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-133-2)
    Sec. 11-133-2. The corporate authorities of any municipality availing itself of the provisions of this Division 133, shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the improvements and extensions to be made and refer to the plans and specifications therefor prepared for that purpose. These plans and specifications shall be open to the inspection of the public. This ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the improvements and extensions and shall fix the amount of certificates proposed to be issued, the maturity, interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. After this ordinance has been adopted and approved, it shall be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the municipality. This ordinance shall be in effect after the expiration of 10 days from the date of this publication.
    Certificates of indebtedness issued under this Division 133, shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the waterworks system, and these certificates shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of the constitutional limitation. It shall be plainly stated on the face of each certificate that it has been issued under the provisions of this Division 133, and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation. The total amount of these certificates that may be issued during the 8 years' period of 1958 to 1965 both inclusive, shall not exceed $150,000,000, which certificates may be issued from time to time within the 8 years' period. The total amount of these certificates that may be issued during the six year period of 1966 to 1971 both inclusive, shall not exceed $60,000,000 which certificates may be issued from time to time within the six year period. The total amount of these certificates that may be issued in the year 1972 shall not exceed $5,000,000 and in the year of 1973 and each year thereafter shall not exceed $10,000,000.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 is not a limit upon any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 78-211.)

65 ILCS 5/11-133-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-133-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-133-3)
    Sec. 11-133-3. Whenever certificates of indebtedness are issued pursuant to this Division 133, the entire revenue received from the operation of the waterworks system shall be deposited in a separate fund, designated as the water fund of the municipality of ..... This fund shall be used only in paying (1) the cost of maintenance and operation of the waterworks system, (2) obligations of the municipality theretofore issued that are payable by their terms from this revenue, whether in the form of certificates, bonds, or otherwise, and (3) certificates issued pursuant to this Division 133.
    Rates charged for water shall be sufficient to pay the cost of maintenance and operation and to pay the principal of and interest upon all of the specified certificates and bonds. These rates shall not be reduced while any of these certificates or bonds are unpaid.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-133-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-133-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-133-4)
    Sec. 11-133-4. In case any officer whose signature appears on the specified certificates or the coupons attached thereto ceases to hold his office before the delivery of the certificates 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 certificates. The specified certificates shall have all the qualities of negotiable paper under the law merchant and the negotiable instruments law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)