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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 92

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 92 heading)
DIVISION 92. HARBORS FOR RECREATIONAL USE

65 ILCS 5/11-92-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-1)
    Sec. 11-92-1. "Harbor", as used in this Division 92 includes harbors, marinas, slips, docks, piers, breakwaters, and all buildings, structures, facilities, connections, equipment, parking areas and all other improvements for use in connection therewith.
    "Public water" has the same meaning as ascribed to that term in Section 18 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of rivers, lakes and streams of the State of Illinois", approved June 10, 1911, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
    "Artificially made or reclaimed land" includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters of the state, the title to which is in the state, and which has been artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-2)
    Sec. 11-92-2. Any city or village of less than 500,000 population bordering upon any public waters has the power to acquire, construct, replace, enlarge, improve, maintain and operate a harbor for recreational use and benefit of the public anywhere within the jurisdiction of the city or village, or in, over, and upon public waters bordering thereon, subject to the approval of the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois and approval of the proper officials of the United States Government.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-3)
    Sec. 11-92-3. The city or village, to carry out the purposes of this Division 92, has all the rights and powers over its harbor as it does over its other property, and its rights and powers include but are not limited to the following:
    (a) To furnish complete harbor facilities and services, including but not limited to: launching, mooring, docking, storing, and repairing facilities and services; parking facilities for motor vehicles and boat trailers; and roads for access to the harbor.
    (b) To acquire by gift, legacy, grant, purchase, lease, or by condemnation in the manner provided for the exercise of the right of eminent domain under the Eminent Domain Act, and property necessary or appropriate for the purposes of this Division 92, including riparian rights, within or without the city or village.
    (c) To use, occupy and reclaim submerged land under the public waters of the State and artificially made or reclaimed land anywhere within the jurisdiction of the city or village, or in, over, and upon bordering public waters.
    (d) To acquire property by agreeing on a boundary line in accordance with the procedures set forth in Sections 11-123-8 and 11-123-9.
    (e) To locate and establish dock, shore and harbor lines.
    (f) To license, regulate, and control the use and operation of the harbor, including the operation of all waterborne vessels in the harbor and within 1000 feet of the outer limits of the harbor, or otherwise within the jurisdiction of the city or village, except that such city or village shall not forbid the full and free use by the public of all navigable waters, as provided by federal law.
    (g) To charge and collect fees for all facilities and services, and compensation for materials furnished.
    (h) To appoint harbor masters and other personnel, defining their duties and authority.
    (i) To enter into contracts and leases of every kind, dealing in any manner with the objects and purposes of this Division 92, upon such terms and conditions as the city or village determines.
(Source: P.A. 94-1055, eff. 1-1-07.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-4)
    Sec. 11-92-4. The city or village shall submit its plan for any construction to be undertaken under this Division 92 for approval to: (a) the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Illinois, and to (b) the proper officials of the United States Government.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-5)
    Sec. 11-92-5. All right, title and interest of the State of Illinois in and to submerged lands, naturally and artificially made or reclaimed lands, both within the boundaries of the harbor and adjoining its outer or water side, are hereby vested in the city or village for harbor and other public purposes, and the same shall be under the jurisdiction of the city or village. The harbor, and all real and personal property connected therewith, owned and operated by a city or village under the provisions of this Division 92, are exempt from taxation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-6)
    Sec. 11-92-6. The city or village has power to borrow money by issuing its bonds in anticipation of its revenue from such harbor or from any buildings, structures or facilities to accomplish any of the purposes of this Division 92 and to refund such bonds. Such bonds shall be authorized by ordinance and may be issued in one or more series, and bear dates of maturity at such time or times not to exceed 40 years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rates not exceeding the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable semi-annually, be in such denominations, be in such form either coupon or registered, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place, be subject to such terms of redemption with or without premium, and may be registerable as to principal or as to both principal and interest as the ordinance may provide.
    The bonds are negotiable instruments. The bonds shall be sold at a price so that the interest cost of the proceeds thereof shall not exceed 7% per annum, payable semi-annually, computed to maturity according to standard tables of bond values, and shall be sold in such manner and at such time as the city or village shall determine.
    Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, interim receipts or certificates or temporary bonds may be delivered to the purchasers or pledgees of these bonds. These bonds bearing the signature of officers in office on the date of the signing thereof shall be valid and binding obligations notwithstanding that before delivery thereof and payment therefor any or all of the persons whose signatures appear thereon cease to be such officers.
    No holder of any bond issued under this law shall ever have the right to compel any exercise of taxing power of the city or village to pay the bond or interest thereon. Each bond issued under this Division 92 is payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the harbor and facilities. The bond shall not in any event constitute a debt of the city or village within any statutory or constitutional limitations, and this shall be plainly stated on the face of each bond.
    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 5/11-92-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-7)
    Sec. 11-92-7. The corporate authorities of any city or village availing under this Division 92 shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the harbor and facilities thereof, or relating thereto, to be constructed, enlarged, improved, operated and maintained as a harbor for the use and benefit of the public, and refer to the general plans and specifications therefor prepared for that purpose. These plans and specifications shall be open to the inspection of the public. Any such ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the harbor or facilities thereof, or relating thereto, and shall fix the maximum amount of revenue bonds proposed to be issued therefor. This amount shall not exceed the estimated cost of the harbor and facilities, including engineering, legal and other expenses, together with interest cost to a date 12 months subsequent to the estimated date of completion. Such ordinance may contain such covenants which shall be part of the contract between the city or village and the holders of such bonds and the trustee, if any, for the bondholders having such rights and duties as may be provided therein for the enforcement and protection of such covenants as may be deemed necessary and advisable as to:
    (a) The issuance of additional bonds that may thereafter be issued payable from the revenues derived from the operation of such harbor or buildings, structures and facilities, and for the payment of the principal and interest on such bonds;
    (b) The regulations as to the use of any such harbor and facilities to assure the efficient use and occupancy thereof;
    (c) Kind and amount of insurance to be carried, including use and occupancy insurance, cost of which shall be payable only from the revenues derived from the harbor and facilities;
    (d) Operation, maintenance, management, accounting and auditing, employment of harbor engineers and consultants, and keeping of records, reports and audits of any such harbor and facilities;
    (e) The obligation of the city or village to maintain the harbor and facilities in good condition and to operate same in an economical and efficient manner;
    (f) Providing for setting aside any sinking funds, reserve funds, depreciation funds and such other special funds as may be found needful and the regulation and disposition thereof;
    (g) Providing for the setting aside of a sinking fund into which shall be payable from the revenues of such harbor and facilities from month to month as such revenues are collected such sums as will be sufficient to pay the accruing interest and retire the bonds at maturity;
    (h) Agreeing to fix and collect fees and rents and other charges for the use of such harbor or facilities, sufficient together with other available money to produce revenue adequate to pay the bonds at maturity and accruing interest and reserves therefor, and sufficient to pay cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation thereof in such order of priority as shall be provided by the ordinance authorizing the bonds;
    (i) Fixing procedure by which the terms of any contract with the holders of the bonds may be amended, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which consent may be given;
    (j) Providing the procedure for refunding such bonds;
    (k) Providing whether and to what extent and upon what terms and conditions, if any, the holder of bonds or coupons issued under such ordinance, or the trustee, if any, therefor may by action, mandamus, injunction or other proceedings, enforce or compel the performance of all duties required by this Division 92, including the fixing, maintaining and collecting of such fees, rates or other charges for the use of the harbor or other facilities, or for any service rendered by the city or village in the operation thereof as will be sufficient, together with other available money, to pay the principal of and interest upon these revenue bonds as they become due and reserves therefor and sufficient to pay the cost of maintenance and operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities in the order of priority as provided in the ordinance authorizing the bonds and application of the income and revenue thereof;
    (m) Such other covenants as may be deemed necessary or desirable to assure a successful and profitable operation of the harbor and facilities, and prompt payment of the principal of and interest upon the bonds so authorized.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-8)
    Sec. 11-92-8. The corporate authorities may enter into a trust agreement to secure payment of the bonds issued under the provisions of Section 11-92-7.
    After the ordinance has been adopted, it shall within 10 days after its passage be published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in the city or village, or, if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper having a general circulation in the county wherein such city or village, or the greater or greatest portion in area of the city or village, lies.
    The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the submission to the electors of the question of acquiring and operating or constructing and operating a harbor project and issuing bonds for such project; (2) the time in which the 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.
    If no petition is filed with the municipal clerk within 30 days after the publication of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect.
    However, if within 30 days after the publication of the ordinance a petition is filed with the clerk of the city or village signed by electors of the city or village numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the city or village, asking that the question of acquiring and operating or constructing and operating such harbor project and the issuance of the bonds for the harbor project be submitted to the electors of the city or village, the municipal clerk shall certify that question for submission at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the City (or Village)           YES
of .... issue  revenue               -------------------------
bonds for acquiring (or
constructing) a harbor?                   NO
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    If a majority of the electors voting upon that question vote in favor of the issuance of the bonds, the ordinance shall be in effect, otherwise the ordinance shall not become effective.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-9)
    Sec. 11-92-9. Whenever revenue bonds are issued and outstanding under this Division 92, the entire revenue received from the operation of the harbor or facilities thereof or relating thereto shall be deposited in a separate fund which shall be used only in paying the principal and interest of these revenue bonds and reserves therefor and the cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities in such order of priority as shall be provided by the respective ordinances authorizing revenue bonds. However, no priority accorded by such an ordinance may be impaired by a subsequent ordinance authorizing revenue bonds unless specifically so permitted by a covenant of the kind authorized to be included in an ordinance by Section 11-92-7. Such revenue in excess of requirements for payment of principal of and interest upon these bonds and reserves and for payment of cost of maintenance, operation and depreciation of the harbor and facilities may be used for rehabilitation of the harbor and facilities, necessary reconstruction and expansion, construction of new facilities or for retirement of any outstanding bonds issued for harbor purposes. After all such bonds have been paid, such revenues may be transferred to the general corporate fund of the city or village and may be used for the maintenance, operation, repair and development of the harbor or facilities or for any corporate purposes.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-10)
    Sec. 11-92-10. The city or village has the power to secure grants and loan, or either, from the United States Government, or any agency thereof, for financing the planning, establishment and construction, enlargement and improvement of any harbor or any part thereof, authorized by this law. For such purposes it may issue and sell or pledge to the United States Government, or any agency thereof, all or any part of the revenue bonds authorized under this law, and execute contracts and documents and do all things that may be required by the United States Government, or any agency thereof, provided that such contracts and documents do not conflict with the provisions of any ordinance authorizing and securing the payment of outstanding bonds of the city or village theretofore issued that are payable from the revenues derived from the operation of the harbor or facilities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-92-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-92-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-92-11)
    Sec. 11-92-11. The state and all counties, cities, villages, incorporated towns and other municipal corporations, political subdivisions and public bodies, and public officers of any thereof, all banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies and other persons carrying on a banking business, all insurance companies, insurance associations and other persons carrying on an insurance business, and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and other fiduciaries may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds, including refunding bonds, issued pursuant to this law, it being the purpose of this section to authorize the investment in such bonds of all sinking, insurance, retirement, compensation, pension and trust funds, whether owned or controlled by private or public persons or officers. Nothing contained in this section may be construed as relieving any person, firm, or corporation from any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities for purchase or investment.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)