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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCES

65 ILCS 5/8-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-1)
    Sec. 8-2-1. Pursuant to the provisions of Sections 8-2-1 through 8-2-8, the corporate authorities in municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, shall pass an ordinance within the last 60 days of each fiscal year, to be termed the annual appropriation ordinance. In this ordinance the corporate authorities, subject to the limitations contained in Sections 8-2-1 through 8-2-8, may appropriate such sums of money as are deemed necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the municipality to be paid or incurred during the next fiscal year.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-2)
    Sec. 8-2-2. Prior to November 15 of each year, the mayor in municipalities specified in Section 8-2-1 shall submit to the corporate authorities the executive budget for the ensuing fiscal year as prepared by the budget director of the municipality and approved by the mayor. The executive budget, as the same may be revised or altered by the corporate authorities, shall provide the basis upon which the annual appropriation ordinance is prepared and enacted.
    The budget document shall set forth estimates, by classes, of all current assets and liabilities of each fund of the municipality, as of the beginning of the fiscal year, for which appropriations are to be made, and the amount of those assets which will be available for appropriation in that year, either for expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that year or for liabilities unpaid at the beginning thereof. Estimates of taxes to be received from the levies of prior years shall be net, after deducting the amounts estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting these taxes. These amounts shall include (1) uncollectible taxes, (2) the cost of collecting taxes, (3) the amount of these taxes for the nonpayment of which real estate has been or will be forfeited to the State, and (4) the abatement in the amount of these taxes extended or to be extended upon the collector's books. In order to secure net estimates there also shall be deducted the principal of all unpaid tax anticipation warrants and all interest accrued thereon and an amount estimated to be sufficient to cover all interest to accrue thereon until redemption of these tax anticipation warrants. Estimates of the liabilities of the respective funds shall include (1) all final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against the municipality and unpaid at the beginning of the fiscal year for which the appropriations are made, (2) any amount for which the corporate authorities of the municipality are required to reimburse the working cash fund from the general corporate fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 6 of this Article 8, (3) the taxes levied for the purposes of the reserves provided for in the Illinois Pension Code, as now or hereafter amended and (4) all other liabilities. However, for the purpose of these estimates, judgments, for the payment of which a special tax has been authorized by law, shall not be deemed liabilities of the general corporate fund of the municipality. Also, estimates of taxes to be received from the levies of the years prior to 1945 for general corporate purposes and estimates of the liabilities of the general corporate fund incurred prior to January 1, 1945, shall not be included in the budget document. The budget document shall also set forth detailed estimates of all taxes to be levied for the fiscal year for which the appropriations are to be made, and detailed estimates of all other current revenue to be derived from sources other than such taxes, which will be applicable to expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during that year. All of these estimates shall be so segregated and classified as to funds and in such other manner as to give effect to the requirements of law relating to the respective purposes to which these assets, taxes, and other current revenue are applicable to the end that no expenditure shall be authorized or made for any purpose in excess of funds lawfully available therefor.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2505.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-3)
    Sec. 8-2-3. Proposed appropriations in municipalities specified in Section 8-2-1 shall be arranged according to funds and also according to departments and other separate agencies of the municipal government. The budget document shall specify the objects and purposes for which appropriations are to be made and the amount proposed to be appropriated for each object or purpose. It shall include proposed appropriations for (1) all current expenditures or charges to be made or incurred during the fiscal year for which appropriations are made; (2) all final judgments, including accrued interest thereon, entered against the municipality and unpaid at the beginning of that fiscal year, (3) any amount for which the corporate authorities of the municipality are required to reimburse the working cash fund from the general corporate fund pursuant to the provisions of Division 6 of this Article 8, (4) the taxes levied for the purposes of the reserves provided for in the Illinois Pension Code, as now or hereafter amended, (5) all other liabilities, and (6) an amount estimated to be sufficient to cover the loss and cost of collecting taxes to be levied for that fiscal year. This last designated amount shall include (1) uncollectible taxes, (2) the cost of collecting taxes (3) the amount of taxes levied for the nonpayment of which real estate will be forfeited to the state, and (4) the amount of taxes extended upon the collector's books which will be abated. However, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall not be required to appropriate any amount from the general corporate fund of the municipality for the payment of any judgment, for which a special tax has been authorized by law, or for the payment of any other liability of the general corporate fund incurred prior to January 1, 1945.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2505.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-4)
    Sec. 8-2-4. The objects and purposes for which appropriations shall be made in municipalities specified in Section 8-2-1 are classified and standardized by the following items, and by such items shall be designated in the budget document, and the annual appropriation ordinance:
    (1) Personal services
    (2) Contractual services
    (3) Travel
    (4) Commodities
    (5) Equipment
    (6) Permanent improvements
    (7) Land
    (8) Contingencies
    An appropriation in one or more of the items above specified shall be construed in accordance with the definitions and limitations specified in Sections 8-2-1 through 8-2-8, unless the appropriation ordinance otherwise provides. An appropriation for a purpose other than one specified and defined in this section and in Section 8-2-5 may be made only as an additional, separate and distinct item, specifically stating the object and purpose thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-5)
    Sec. 8-2-5. The items specified in Section 8-2-4 when used in the budget document and appropriation ordinance of municipalities specified in Section 8-2-1 are defined as follows:
    (1) "Personal services": the reward or recompense made for personal services rendered for the municipality by an individual as an officer or employee of a municipality or an instrumentality thereof, or as an independent contractor, including any amount required to be deducted from the reward or recompense of any such person under the provisions of any retirement or tax law, or both.
    (2) "Contractual service": the expenditures incident to the completion of a project or the current conduct and operation of an office, department, board, commission or agency, including, but not limited to, postage and postal charges, surety bond premiums, title insurance, publications, office conveniences and services, exclusive of "commodities" as herein defined, and including also expenditures for rental of property or equipment, repair or maintenance of property or equipment, utility services, professional or technical services, and transportation charges exclusive of "travel" as herein defined.
    (3) "Travel": any expenditure directly incident to official travel by municipal officers and employees or by wards or charges of the municipality involving reimbursement to travelers or direct payment to private agencies providing transportation or related services.
    (4) "Commodities": expenditures in connection with current operation and maintenance for the purchase of articles of a consumable nature which show a material change or appreciable depreciation with first usage, repair parts, and small tools having a unit value not in any instance exceeding $10.
    (5) "Equipment": expenditures for the acquisition, replacement or increase of visible tangible personal property of a non-consumable nature, including livestock.
    (6) "Permanent improvements": expenditures for the acquisition, enlargement or improvement of existing buildings and structures (other than repair), the erection or construction of any structure or work which constitutes a substantial addition to real estate, including the total cost thereof in labor, material and supplies and any other costs and charges necessary or incident to the completion of the building or structure but not including "equipment" as herein defined.
    (7) "Land": expenditures for the acquisition of real estate (or rights therein other than leasehold interests obtained through rental), and consequential damage to real estate occasioned by public improvements, whether obtained by purchase or by condemnation under the eminent domain laws of the state, and for expenses necessarily incidental to such purchase or condemnation.
    (8) "Contingencies": expenditures for purposes not covered in any other item, which purposes could not reasonably have been foreseen and provided for at the time of the enactment of the appropriation ordinance. The amount of any such contingency item for any office, department, board, commission or agency shall in no case exceed $100,000.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-6)
    Sec. 8-2-6. Budget document; availability; hearing; limitations on appropriations.
    (a) The corporate authorities in municipalities specified in Section 8-2-1 shall make the budget document as submitted by the mayor conveniently available to public inspection for at least 10 days before the passage of the annual appropriation ordinance, by publication in the journal of the proceedings of the corporate authorities or in another form prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (b) Not less than one week after the publication of the budget document, and before final action on the appropriation ordinance, the corporate authorities shall hold at least one public hearing on the budget document. Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least one week before the time of the hearing. After the public hearing and before final action is taken on the appropriation ordinance, the corporate authorities may revise, alter, increase, or decrease the items contained in the budget document. Upon completion of its action on the budget document, the corporate authorities shall enact the budget document as so revised as the annual appropriation ordinance.
    (c) All of the requirements pertaining to the form and substance of the budget document, including limitations, as prescribed in Sections 8-2-1 through 8-2-8, shall be applicable to the appropriation ordinance. Detailed schedules supporting the appropriation ordinance shall be attached to the ordinance and shall be published in the official record of the municipalities simultaneously with the appropriation ordinance, but shall not be considered as an official part of the ordinance.
    (d) The aggregate amount finally appropriated by the appropriation ordinance, including any subsequent amendment of the ordinance, from any fund or for any purpose (including amounts appropriated for judgments and all other unpaid liabilities and all other purposes for which the corporate authorities are by this Section or otherwise by law required to appropriate) shall not exceed the aggregate amount available in that fund or for that purpose as shown by the estimates of the available assets thereof at the beginning of the fiscal year for which appropriations are made and of taxes and other current revenue set forth in the budget document as submitted to the corporate authorities or as revised by the budget director. If the appropriations from any fund as set forth in the appropriation ordinance as finally adopted exceed in the aggregate the maximum amount that the corporate authorities are authorized by this Section to appropriate from the fund, all appropriations made from that fund by the appropriation ordinance are void. In this latter event, the several amounts appropriated for current operation and maintenance expense in the appropriation ordinance of the last preceding fiscal year shall be deemed to be appropriated for the fiscal year for which the void appropriations were made for the objects and purposes, respectively, as specified in the last preceding appropriation ordinance. The several amounts so deemed to be appropriated shall constitute lawful appropriations upon which taxes for the fiscal year for which the void appropriations were made may be levied under Section 8-3-1.
    (e) The corporate authorities may amend the annual appropriation ordinance at their next regular meeting occurring not less than 5 days after the passage of the ordinance, in the same manner as other ordinances. If any item of appropriation contained in the appropriation ordinance is vetoed by the mayor, with a recommendation for a change in that item, the adoption of the recommendation by a yea and nay vote shall be regarded as the equivalent of an amendment of the annual appropriation ordinance with the same effect as if an amendatory ordinance were duly passed. The appropriation ordinance, as originally passed or as subsequently amended, also may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the corporate authorities held not more than 15 days after the first regular meeting of the corporate authorities occurring not less than 5 days after the passage of the ordinance, by repealing or reducing the amount of any item of appropriation contained in the ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-7)
    Sec. 8-2-7. Except as otherwise specially provided by law, no further appropriations in municipalities specified in Section 8-2-1 shall be made prior to the passage of the next succeeding annual appropriation ordinance. However, during any fiscal year the corporate authorities in such municipalities may adopt a supplemental appropriation ordinance in an amount not in excess of the aggregate of any additional revenue available to the municipality, or estimated to be received by the municipality subsequent to the adoption of the annual appropriation ordinance for that fiscal year. Such supplemental appropriation ordinance shall only affect revenue that was not available for appropriation when that annual appropriation ordinance was adopted, and the provisions of Section 8-2-6 relating to publication, notice and public hearing shall not be applicable to such supplemental appropriation ordinance or to the budget document forming the basis of such ordinance. At any time during the fiscal year, the corporate authorities by a majority vote of all their members and upon request of the mayor, may make transfers within any department or other separate agency of the municipal government, of sums of money appropriated for one corporate object or purpose to another corporate object or purpose, but the aggregate of transfers from any appropriation shall not exceed 5% of the appropriation. At any time after the first half of each fiscal year, the corporate authorities may, by a two-thirds vote of all of their members, make transfers within any department or other separate agency of the municipal government, of sums of money appropriated for one corporate object or purpose to another corporate object or purpose in excess of the 5% limitation, but no appropriation for any object or purpose shall by virtue of any transfer herein authorized be reduced below an amount sufficient to cover all obligations incurred or to be incurred against that appropriation.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2672.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-8)
    Sec. 8-2-8. Nothing contained in Sections 8-2-1 through 8-2-7 shall deprive the corporate authorities of power to provide for the payment from the funds of the municipality of any charge imposed by law without the action of any corporate authority thereof, whenever the payment of the charge has been ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9)
    Sec. 8-2-9. In municipalities with less than 500,000 inhabitants, the corporate authorities shall pass an ordinance within the first quarter of each fiscal year, to be termed the annual appropriation ordinance. In this ordinance, the corporate authorities (i) may appropriate sums of money deemed necessary to defray all necessary expenses and liabilities of the municipalities, including the amounts to be deposited in the reserves provided for in the Illinois Pension Code and (ii) shall specify the objects and purposes for which these appropriations are made and the amount appropriated for each object or purpose. Among the objects and purposes specified shall be the reserves provided for in the Illinois Pension Code. Except as otherwise provided, no further appropriations shall be made at any other time within the same fiscal year, unless a proposition to make each additional appropriation has been first sanctioned by a petition signed by electors of the municipality numbering more than 50% of the number of votes cast for the candidates for mayor or president at the last preceding general municipal election at which a mayor or president was elected, by a petition signed by them, or by a majority of those voting on the question at a regular election or at an emergency referendum authorized in accordance with the general election law. The corporate authorities may by ordinance initiate the submission of the proposition. During any fiscal year, the corporate authorities in municipalities subject to this Section may adopt a supplemental appropriation ordinance in an amount not in excess of the aggregate of any additional revenue available to the municipality, or estimated to be received by the municipality after the adoption of the annual appropriation ordinance for that fiscal year, or from fund balances available when the annual appropriation ordinance was adopted but that were not appropriated at that time. The provisions of this Section prohibiting further appropriations without sanction by petition or election shall not be applicable to the supplemental appropriation for that fiscal year. The corporate authorities at any time, however, by a two-thirds vote of all the members of the body, may make transfers within any department or other separate agency of the municipal government of sums of money appropriated for one corporate object or purpose to another corporate object or purpose, but no appropriation for any object or purpose shall thereby be reduced below an amount sufficient to cover all obligations incurred or to be incurred against the appropriation. Nothing in this Section shall deprive the corporate authorities of the power to provide for and cause to be paid from the funds of the municipality any charge imposed by law without the action of the corporate authorities, the payment of which is ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
    At least 10 days before the adoption of the annual appropriation ordinance, the corporate authorities of municipalities over 2,000 in population shall make the proposed appropriation ordinance or a formally prepared appropriation or budget document upon which the annual appropriation ordinance will be based conveniently available to public inspection. In addition, the corporate authorities shall hold at least one public hearing on that proposed appropriation ordinance. Notice of this hearing shall be given publication in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if there is none published in the municipality, in a newspaper published in the county and having general circulation in the municipality at least 10 days before the time of the public hearing. The notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the place where copies of the proposed appropriation ordinance or formally prepared appropriation or budget document will be accessible for examination. The annual appropriation ordinance may be adopted at the same meeting at which the public hearing is held or at any time after that public hearing.
    After the public hearing and before final action is taken on the appropriation ordinance, the corporate authorities may revise, alter, increase, or decrease the items contained in the ordinance.
    Notwithstanding any above provision of this Section, any municipality in which Article 5 becomes effective after the annual appropriation ordinance has been passed for the current fiscal year may amend the appropriation ordinance in any manner necessary to make Article 5 fully operative in that municipality for that fiscal year. No amendment shall be construed, however, to affect any tax levy made on the basis of the original appropriation ordinance.
    This Section does not apply to municipalities operating under special charters.
(Source: P.A. 86-1470; 87-365.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.1)
    Sec. 8-2-9.1. Budget officer. Every municipality with a population of less than 500,000 (except special charter municipalities having a population in excess of 50,000) that has adopted this Section 8-2-9.1 and Sections 8-2-9.2 through 8-2-9.10 by a two-thirds majority vote of those members of the corporate authorities then holding office shall have a budget officer who shall be designated by the mayor or president, with the approval of the corporate authorities. In municipalities operating under the commission form of government, the commissioner of accounts and finances shall designate the budget officer, with the approval of the council or board of trustees, as the case may be. In municipalities with a managerial form of government, the municipal manager shall designate the budget officer. The budget officer shall take an oath and post a bond as provided in Section 3.1-10-25. The budget officer may hold another municipal office, either elected or appointed (including, but not limited to, the office of mayor or president in municipalities with a population under 10,000), and may receive compensation for both offices except when a mayor or president in a municipality with a population under 10,000 is also the budget officer. Article 10 of this Code shall not apply to an individual serving as the budget officer. The budget officer shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor or municipal manager, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 99-386, eff. 8-17-15.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.2)
    Sec. 8-2-9.2. The municipal budget officer appointed in any municipality pursuant to Section 8-2-9.1 shall have the following powers and duties:
    (a) Permit and encourage and establish the use of efficient planning, budgeting, auditing, reporting, accounting, and other fiscal management procedures in all municipal departments, commissions, and boards.
    (b) Compile an annual budget in accordance with Section 8-2-9.3.
    (c) Examine all books and records of all municipal departments, commissions, and boards which relate to monies received by the municipality, municipal departments, commissions, and boards, and paid out by the municipality, municipal departments, commissions, and boards, debts and accounts receivable, amounts owed by or to the municipality, municipal departments, commissions, and boards.
    (d) Obtain such additional information from the municipality, municipal departments, commissions, and boards as may be useful to the budget officer for purposes of compiling a municipal budget, such information to be furnished by the municipality, municipal departments, commissions, and boards in the form required by the budget officer. Any department, commission or board which refuses to make such information as is requested of it available to the budget officer shall not be permitted to make expenditures under any subsequent budget for the municipality until such municipal department, commission, or board shall comply in full with the request of the budget officer.
    (e) Establish and maintain such procedures as shall insure that no expenditures are made by the municipality, municipal departments, commissions, or board except as authorized by the budget.
(Source: P.A. 76-1117.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.3

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.3)
    Sec. 8-2-9.3. The municipal budget officer shall compile a budget, such budget to contain estimates of revenues available to the municipality for the fiscal year for which the budget is drafted, together with recommended expenditures for the municipality and all of the municipality's departments, commissions, and boards. Revenue estimates and expenditure recommendations shall be presented in a manner which is in conformity with good fiscal management practices. Substantial conformity to a chart of accounts, now or in the future, recommended by the National Committee on Governmental Accounting, or the Auditor of Public Accounts of the State of Illinois, or the Division of Local Governmental Affairs and Property Taxes of the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois or successor agencies shall be deemed proof of such conformity. The budget shall contain actual or estimated revenues and expenditures for the two years immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the budget is prepared. So far as is possible, the fiscal data for such two preceding fiscal years shall be itemized in a manner which is in conformity with the chart of accounts approved above. Each budget shall show the specific fund from which each anticipated expenditure shall be made.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.4

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.4) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.4)
    Sec. 8-2-9.4. Passage of the annual budget by the corporate authorities shall be in lieu of passage of the appropriation ordinance as required by Section 8-2-9 of this Act. The annual budget need not be published except in a manner provided for in Section 8-2-9.9. The annual budget shall be adopted by the corporate authorities before the beginning of the fiscal year to which it applies.
(Source: P.A. 76-1117.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.5) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.5)
    Sec. 8-2-9.5. In the preparation by the municipal budget officer of the annual budget, an amount not to exceed 3% of the equalized assessed value of property subject to taxation by the municipality may be accumulated in a separate fund for the purpose or purposes of specific capital improvements, repairs, and/or replacements of specific types of municipal equipment or other tangible property, both real and personal, to be designated as the "Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund". Expenditures from the Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund shall be budgeted in the fiscal year in which the capital improvement, repair or replacement will occur. Upon the completion or abandonment of any object for which the Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund, or should any surplus monies remain after the completion or abandonment of any object for which the Capital Improvement, Repair or Replacement Fund was inaugurated, then such funds no longer necessary for capital improvement, repair or replacement shall be transferred into the general corporate fund of the municipality on the first day of the fiscal year following such abandonment, completion, or discovery of surplus funds.
(Source: P.A. 84-147.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.6

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.6) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.6)
    Sec. 8-2-9.6. The corporate authorities may delegate authority to heads of municipal departments, boards, or commissions to delete, add to, change or create sub-classes within object classes budgeted previously to the department, board, or commission, subject to such limitation or requirement for prior approval by the budget officer or executive officer of the municipality as the council, upon a two-thirds vote of the corporate authorities then holding office, may establish. By a vote of two-thirds of the members of the corporate authorities then holding office, the annual budget for the municipality may be revised by deleting, adding to, changing or creating sub-classes within object classes and object classes themselves. No revision of the budget shall be made increasing the budget in the event funds are not available to effectuate the purpose of the revision.
(Source: P.A. 76-1117.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.7

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.7) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.7)
    Sec. 8-2-9.7. Funds for contingency purposes. The annual budget may contain money set aside for contingency purposes not to exceed ten percent of the total budget, less the amount set aside for contingency purposes, which monies may be expended for contingencies upon a majority vote of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 76-1117.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.9) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.9)
    Sec. 8-2-9.9. The corporate authorities shall make the tentative annual budget conveniently available to public inspection for at least ten days prior to the passage of the annual budget, by publication in the journal of the proceedings of the corporate authorities or in such other form as the corporate authorities may prescribe. Not less than one week after the publication of the tentative annual budget, and prior to final action on the budget, the corporate authorities shall hold at least one public hearing on the tentative annual budget, after which hearing or hearings the tentative budget may be further revised and passed without any further inspection, notice or hearing. Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication in a newspaper having a general circulation in the municipality at least one week prior to the time of the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 76-1117.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.10

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.10) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.10)
    Sec. 8-2-9.10. Any municipality that has previously adopted the provisions of these Sections 8-2-9.1 through 8-2-9.9 may abandon the provisions hereof by a 2/3 majority vote of the corporate authorities then holding office.
(Source: P.A. 76-1117.)

65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.11

    (65 ILCS 5/8-2-9.11) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-2-9.11)
    Sec. 8-2-9.11. Whenever any municipality has entered into a contract for the repair, remodeling, renovation or construction of a building or structure or the construction or maintenance of a road or highway, which provides for retention of a percentage of the contract price until final completion and acceptance of the work, upon the request of the contractor and with the approval of the municipality, the amount so retained may be deposited under a trust agreement with an Illinois bank of the contractor's choice and subject to the approval of the municipality. The contractor shall receive any interest thereon.
    Upon application by the contractor, the trust agreement must contain, as a minimum, the following provisions:
    a. The amount to be deposited subject to the trust;
    b. The terms and conditions of payment in case of default of the contractor;
    c. The termination of the trust agreement upon completion of the contract; and
    d. The contractor shall be responsible for obtaining the written consent of the bank trustee, and any costs or service fees shall be borne by the contractor.
    The trust agreement may, at the discretion of the municipality and upon request of the contractor, become operative at the time of the first partial payment in accordance with existing statutes, ordinances and municipality procedures.
(Source: P.A. 82-503.)