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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-45-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-7)
    Sec. 11-45-7. In any municipality which has a population of more than 100,000 and not more than 200,000, which municipality is authorized to levy the tax authorized in this Division 45, the mayor of such municipality shall, with the approval of the city council, proceed to appoint a commission of 5 persons chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness for such office; and/or in any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 which levies a "Recreation Tax" under Division 95 of the Municipal Code, the corporate authorities may designate the Recreation Board as the commission to conduct and maintain a municipal band and/or programs in the performing arts.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-8)
    Sec. 11-45-8. The commissioners provided for in Section 11-45-7 in the specified municipalities shall hold office, one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years and one for 5 years from the first day of October, 1947. The mayor shall designate for the original appointees what term is to be served by each commissioner at the time of appointment. Thereafter the mayor shall, prior to the first day of October each year, appoint one commissioner to serve for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed. The mayor may, by and with the consent of the city council, remove any commissioner for misconduct or neglect of duty. No commissioner appointed hereunder, shall be interested in any supplies or contract with the commission, and no commissioner shall receive any compensation for services as such.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-9)
    Sec. 11-45-9. Vacancies in such office of commissioner occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled in like manner as original appointments, such appointments to be for the unexpired term.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-10)
    Sec. 11-45-10. Such commissioners shall, at the beginning of their term of office and annually thereafter, meet and organize. The commissioner having one year to serve shall act as chairman; the commissioner having 2 years to serve shall be vice-chairman and shall act in the absence of the chairman. The commissioners shall appoint one of their number secretary. The commissioners may make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the carrying out of their duties, as may be expedient not inconsistent with the provision of this Division 45. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, and for the construction, purchase or lease and maintenance of a band-shell or similar structure, referred to hereinafter, for the presentation of concerts or such programs as may be presented by them. All money received for such municipal band and/or performing arts shall be deposited in the treasury of such specified municipality to the credit of the municipal band and/or performing arts fund and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of such municipality. Such fund may be drawn upon by the properly authenticated vouchers of the commission. The commissioners shall each year, prior to the enactment of the annual appropriation ordinance, submit to the city council a certificate indicating the estimated expenses for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts. The city council shall levy a tax for such amount, provided the amount shall not exceed the limitation fixed in the referendum which adopted the provisions of this Division 45.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-11)
    Sec. 11-45-11. Whenever the commissioners appointed and acting under the provisions of this Division 45 determine to erect a band-shell or similar structure for the presentation of concerts or programs in the performing arts as may be presented by them, or to purchase a site for same, or to repair, remodel or improve an existing structure, or to build an addition thereto, or to furnish necessary equipment therefor, or to do any or all of these things, or to purchase a building and site, and necessary equipment for the building, or to provide or accumulate a fund for the erection of a new building or structure, the purchase of such building of an addition thereto, or to pay for a site for the building or structure, or to purchase necessary equipment for such, or to do any or all of these things, the commissioners have the following power:
    In case a new band-shell or a structure for the performing arts is to be erected, or an existing structure is to be remodeled, repaired, improved, or an addition thereto erected, or the grounds adjacent thereto are to be prepared for seating, lighting, sound and general improvements or necessary equipment therefor purchased, or any or all of such things are to be done, the commissioners shall cause a plan for such band-shell or structure, or for the remodeling, repairing or improving of such band-shell or structure, and the grounds adjacent thereto, or the purchase of necessary equipment therefor to be prepared, and an estimate made of the cost. If a site is to be provided for the same, they shall also cause an estimate to be made of the cost of such site. If necessary equipment is to be provided, the commissioners shall cause an estimate to be made of the cost of such equipment. They may then determine the term of years over which they shall spread the collection of the cost of such band-shell or structure, or the remodeling, repairing or improving of an existing structure, or the erection of an addition thereto, or site, or equipment or any or all of these things, not exceeding 20 years, and shall make a record of their proceedings. The commissioners shall transmit a copy of the record of their proceedings to the city council for its approval. If the city council approves the action of the band commission or the band and performing arts commission or the recreation board if designated, it may, by ordinance, provide that the bonds of the city be issued for the payment of the cost, so estimated as aforesaid, of the structure, or other repairs or equipment herein referred to, in which event the ordinance shall also state the time or times when such bonds, and the interest thereon shall become payable. The whole of the principal of such bonds and the interest thereon, shall be payable within 20 years and interest on such bonds shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract. Such interest may be made payable at such times as the ordinance may prescribe. However, the total tax which may be levied hereunder for municipal band and/or performing arts purposes, including the retirement of the bonds herein, shall not exceed the total which may be authorized by the referendum providing for the levy of a tax as set out in Section 11-45-2. If the city council adopts such an ordinance, the band commission or the band and performing arts commission or the recreation board if designated, shall set aside from the fund each year, a sum sufficient to pay the principal and interest on such bonds. In addition, however, any surplus remaining in the fund at the end of any year after paying the principal and interest on such bonds, and after paying other expenses for maintaining and employing a municipal band and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, may be applied to the retirement of such bonds. If, however, the city council shall not provide that bonds of the city be issued as and for the purposes aforesaid, but shall otherwise approve the action of the commission, then the commission shall divide the total cost of the building, improvements or equipment as they shall determine, to spread the collection thereof, and shall certify the amount to the city council each year during the term over which the commissioners shall have determined to spread the collection of the cost of such building, improvements or equipment, or any or all of these things.
    The commission may receive any gifts tendered to be applied on the cost of such building, improvements or equipment.
    The city council on receiving the last mentioned certificate shall, in its next annual appropriation ordinance, include the amount so certified and shall, for the amount levy and collect a tax to pay the same. The total amount thus levied, including costs of such building, remodeling or equipment, shall not exceed the total which may be authorized by the referendum provided for in Section 11-45-2. However, any surplus remaining in the fund at the end of any year after setting aside funds for such purposes and after paying other expenses for maintaining and employing a municipal band and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, may be applied to the fund being accumulated for such building, improvements or equipment.
    Such commissioners shall have authority to enter into contracts to carry out the purposes of this Division 45 and to take title to any property acquired by it for municipal band purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts by the name of "The Municipal Band Commission of the City/Village of ...., Illinois" or "The Municipal Band and Performing Arts Commission of the City/Village of ...., Illinois" or if designated according to Section 45-7, "The Recreation Board of the City/Village of ...., Illinois".
    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.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-12)
    Sec. 11-45-12. The commissioners shall determine when they will proceed with the purchase of a building or site, or with the erection of a band-shell or similar structure, or with the remodeling, repairing and equipment, or any other proceeding permitted hereunder. They may proceed at once or determine to wait and allow the fund to accumulate. If the commissioners determine to let the fund accumulate, they shall invest the money in interest paying securities such as are authorized by law for the investment of public funds, thereto remain until the same is needed for proceeding hereunder. The commissioners may contract for the expenditure of such funds for the purposes herein designated and may apply the proceeds of the tax and bonds issued hereunder, toward payment therefor.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-13)
    Sec. 11-45-13. When the commissioners determine to commence the construction of a band-shell, or performing arts structure, or to proceed as herein otherwise authorized, they may adopt the plans therefor and provide estimates of the costs thereof, and shall advertise for bids for the completion of the program and shall let the contract or contracts for the same to the lowest and best responsible bidder or bidders, and may require from such bidders such security for the performance of the bids as the commissioners may determine.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-14)
    Sec. 11-45-14. The commissioners, after such band-shell or performing arts structure has been erected, may levy a tax from year to year for such amount as they deem necessary for the maintenance of such structure and surrounding grounds. However, the total amount levied for all of the purposes referred to in these Sections 11-45-7 through 11-45-16 shall not exceed the total which may be authorized by the referendum provided for in Section 11-45-2.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-15

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-15)
    Sec. 11-45-15. The commissioners may, by agreement with the proper officials of any park or school district in which the municipality may be included, erect such structure on the property of such park or school district after leasing such grounds upon a nominal rental basis, the structure so erected to remain the property of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)