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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 605/) Illinois Drainage Code.

70 ILCS 605/Art. X

 
    (70 ILCS 605/Art. X heading)
ARTICLE X. ABANDONMENT OF WORK, DISSOLUTION OF DISTRICTS, SUBDISTRICTS AND
MINOR SUBDISTRICTS

70 ILCS 605/10-1

    (70 ILCS 605/10-1) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-1)
    Sec. 10-1. Abandonment of entire work. When a petition signed by not less than two-thirds of the adult landowners who own not less than two-thirds of the lands in the district and praying for the abandonment of work theretofore ordered constructed, is filed with the court before the commissioners of the district enter into a contract for the construction of such work and before any lien has attached to the assessment levied to pay the cost thereof, the court shall order the commissioners to abandon such work and to rebate the assessments paid and abate the unpaid assessments. Upon the filing of the petition it shall be presented to the court, set for hearing, and heard after notice in the manner provided in Sections 4-19 to 4-24, inclusive. If notice is given by publication then the clerk of the court shall, within 4 days after the first publication, mail a copy thereof to each of the commissioners. The order directing such abandonment, rebate and abatement shall be conditioned upon the petitioners reimbursing the district within 30 days for all costs and expenses, including the fees of the commissioners, treasurer, clerk, engineers and attorneys, theretofore incurred by the district in connection with the abandoned work and assessment and to be incurred by the district in connection with the rebate and abatement of the assessment abandoned, which costs and expenses shall be fixed and determined by the court in its abandonment order. If the petitioners fail to reimburse the district as provided in the order within such 30 day period, the order shall be vacated and shall thereafter be without force or effect. Any assessment levied to pay the cost of work subsequently abandoned shall be rebated and abated as hereinbefore provided in Section 5-30 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-2

    (70 ILCS 605/10-2) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-2)
    Sec. 10-2. Abandonment of portion of work. When a petition, signed by not less than two-thirds of the adult landowners in any area which will be benefited by a particular portion of any work theretofore ordered constructed and who own not less than two-thirds of the lands in such area, is filed with the court before the commissioners of the district enter into a contract for the construction of such work and before any lien has attached to the assessment levied to pay the cost thereof, the court shall order the commissioners to abandon such work and to rebate the assessments paid and abate the unpaid assessments attributable to such work. Upon the filing of the petition it shall be presented to the court, set for hearing, and heard after notice in the manner provided in Sections 4-19 to 4-24, inclusive. If notice is given by publication then the clerk shall, within 4 days after the first publication, mail a copy thereof to each of the commissioners. The order directing such abandonment, rebate and abatement shall be conditioned upon the petitioners reimbursing the district within 30 days for the proportionate share of the costs and expenses attributable to the abandoned work and assessment, including the fees of the commissioners, treasurer, clerk, engineers and attorneys, theretofore incurred by the district, and including all costs and expenses to be incurred by the district in connection with the rebate and abatement of a portion of the assessment, which costs and expenses shall be fixed and determined by the court in its abandonment order. If the petitioners fail to reimburse the district as provided in the order within such 30 day period, the order shall be vacated and shall thereafter be without force or effect. Any assessment levied to pay the cost of the portion of the work subsequently abandoned shall be rebated and abated as hereinbefore provided in Section 5-30.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-3

    (70 ILCS 605/10-3) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-3)
    Sec. 10-3. Abandonment of work in subdistricts and minor subdistricts.
    The work or a portion of the work of a subdistrict or a minor subdistrict may be abandoned in like manner and with like effect as work in a main district.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-4

    (70 ILCS 605/10-4) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-4)
    Sec. 10-4. Dissolution-Power of court.
    The court may dissolve a district in the manner hereinafter provided in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-5

    (70 ILCS 605/10-5) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-5)
    Sec. 10-5. Dissolution-Petition by landowners.
    When the owners of lands within a district desire to dissolve the district they may so petition the court. The petition must be signed by not less than three-fourths of the adult landowners who own not less than three-fourths of the land in the district. The petition must show (a) the reasons for dissolving the district, (b) that there are no debts of the district outstanding or that there are sufficient funds on hand or available to satisfy such debts, (c) that no contract will be impaired by the dissolution of the district, (d) that the district is not obligated to maintain any bridges and (e) that the petitioners will pay any court costs incurred in connection with the petition. The petition must be verified.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-6

    (70 ILCS 605/10-6) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-6)
    Sec. 10-6. Dissolution-Setting petition for hearing-Notice. Upon the filing of a petition for dissolution it shall be presented to the court, which shall fix the date and hour for hearing. The clerk of the court shall give notice of the hearing substantially in the form provided in Section 4-21 and in the manner and for the length of time provided in Section 4-22. Within 4 days after the first publication of the notice, the clerk shall mail a copy thereof to each of the commissioners of the district.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-7

    (70 ILCS 605/10-7) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-7)
    Sec. 10-7. Dissolution-Hearing-Order-Appeals.
    At the hearing the court shall determine (a) whether the petition is signed by the requisite number of owners owning the required proportion of the land, (b) whether there is a good reason for dissolving the district and (c) whether the other required allegations of the petition are true. If the court finds for the petitioners it shall order the district dissolved but if the court finds against the petitioners the petition shall be dismissed. In either event, the costs shall be taxed against the petitioners. The order shall be final. Separate or joint appeals may be taken by any of the parties affected thereby or by the commissioners of the district, as in other civil cases.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3809.)

70 ILCS 605/10-7.1

    (70 ILCS 605/10-7.1) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-7.1)
    Sec. 10-7.1. Dissolution - Petition of Commissioners.) In addition to the method of dissolution provided in Section 10-5, the commissioners of a district may petition to dissolve the district. Such petition must show: (a) the reasons for dissolving the district; (b) that there are no debts of the district outstanding or that there are sufficient funds on hand or available to satisfy such debts; (c) that no contract will be impaired by the dissolution of the district; (d) that the district is not obligated to maintain any bridges and (e) that the district will pay any court costs incurred in connection with the petition. The petition shall be signed by a majority of the commissioners and be verified by at least one commissioner.
    Time for hearing of the petition shall be fixed and notice thereof given as provided by Section 10-6.
    At the hearing the court shall determine whether there is good reason for dissolving the district and whether the allegations of the petition are true. If the court finds for the petitioners it shall order the district dissolved but if the court finds against the petitioners the petition shall be dismissed. In either event, the costs shall be taxed against the district. The order shall be final. Separate or joint appeals may be taken by any of the parties affected thereby or by the commissioners of the district, as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 80-579.)

70 ILCS 605/10-8

    (70 ILCS 605/10-8) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-8)
    Sec. 10-8. Dissolution-Effect of order-Procedure following dissolution. If an order is entered by the court dissolving a district, the district shall thenceforth cease to be a body politic and corporate. The commissioners of the district shall become vested as trustees with the title to all property of the district, both real and personal, except the drains, levees and other works of the district and the rights-of-way upon which the same are situated, and shall hold in trust all funds belonging to the district at the time of the entry of the order of dissolution. The commissioners shall in the manner directed by the court advertise and sell the real and personal property belonging to the district. The proceeds of any such sale and any other funds passing to the commissioners shall be used to pay the debts of the district, the costs of sale and any other costs and expenses incurred subsequent to the entry of the order of dissolution, and all remaining surplus funds shall be rebated equitably to the landowners. The persons entitled to any such rebate shall be those persons who owned the land on the date of the filing of the petition for dissolution. The commissioners shall make a report to the court of their acts in making any such sale, and they shall report to the court the names of the persons to whom any rebate is proposed to be made and the amounts of such rebates. Such report may be heard by the court upon such notice as the court may direct, and the court at such hearing shall determine all questions with regard to any proposed rebate. Such rebates shall be paid out in like manner and with like effect as rebates paid out under Section 5-30.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-9

    (70 ILCS 605/10-9) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-9)
    Sec. 10-9. Dissolution-Subdistricts and minor subdistricts upon petition of landowners.
    Subdistricts and minor subdistricts may be dissolved upon petition of landowners in the same manner as provided in this Article for main districts. The dissolution of a main district shall not result in the dissolution of the subdistricts or minor subdistricts included therein unless the order dissolving the main district expressly so states and neither shall the dissolution of a subdistrict result in the dissolution of the minor subdistricts included therein unless the order dissolving the subdistrict expressly so states. In any subdistrict not dissolved at the time of dissolution of the main district, the subdistrict shall continue in existence and shall have its own commissioners and other officers in the same manner as though it had been originally organized as a main district under this Act. The commissioners and other officers of the dissolved district shall continue as commissioners and officers of the subdistrict until their successors are selected and have qualified as hereinbefore provided in this Act.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-10

    (70 ILCS 605/10-10) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-10)
    Sec. 10-10. Dissolution-Subdistrict or minor subdistrict upon petition of commissioners. In addition to the method provided in Section 10-9, when the drainage system of a subdistrict is of the same character, type or nature as any part of the drainage system of the main district, the commissioners of the subdistrict may petition the court to dissolve the subdistrict. Such petition must show: (a) the reasons for dissolving the subdistrict; (b) that there are no debts of the subdistrict outstanding or that there are sufficient funds on hand or available to satisfy such debts; (c) that no contract will be impaired by the dissolution of the subdistrict; and (d) that the drainage system of the subdistrict is of the same character, type or nature as some part of the drainage system of the main district. The petition shall be signed by the commissioners and be verified by at least one commissioner. Time for hearing of the petition shall be fixed and notice thereof given as provided by Section 10-6.
    At the hearing the court shall determine whether there is good reason for dissolving the subdistrict and whether the allegations of the petition are true. If the court finds for the petitioners it shall order dissolution and the main district shall thereupon succeed to the drainage system, funds and property of the dissolved subdistrict and be responsible for the performance and fulfillment of the duties and obligations of the dissolved subdistrict.
    When the drainage system of a minor subdistrict is of the same character, type or nature as any part of the drainage system of the subdistrict in which it is located, the minor subdistrict may be dissolved upon petition of the commissioners of the minor subdistrict in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as is provided by this section for the dissolution of a subdistrict. If a minor subdistrict is so dissolved the subdistrict in which it is located shall thereupon succeed to the drainage system, funds and property of the dissolved minor subdistrict and be responsible for the performance and fulfillment of the duties and obligations of the dissolved minor subdistrict.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)

70 ILCS 605/10-11

    (70 ILCS 605/10-11) (from Ch. 42, par. 10-11)
    Sec. 10-11. Dissolution-Drains and levees to remain for common use-Exception. Whenever a district, subdistrict or minor subdistrict has been dissolved as hereinbefore provided, other than dissolution of a subdistrict or minor subdistrict under the provisions of Section 10-10, all drains, levees and other works thereof and the rights-of-way upon which the same are situated shall be deemed to be for the mutual benefit of the lands formerly in the district, subdistrict or minor subdistrict so dissolved and shall be subject to the provisions of Section 2-9, 2-10 and 2-11.
    However, when a subdistrict or minor subdistrict is dissolved under the provisions of Section 10-10, then all such drains, levees and other works and the rights-of-way upon which the same are situated belonging to the suborganization shall become the property of the district or subdistricts so taking over such drainage system.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)