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SPECIAL DISTRICTS
(70 ILCS 1205/) Park District Code.

70 ILCS 1205/Art. 9.3

 
    (70 ILCS 1205/Art. 9.3 heading)
ARTICLE 9.3 RECREATION FACILITIES

70 ILCS 1205/9.3-1

    (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-1) (from Ch. 105, par. 9.3-1)
    Sec. 9.3-1.
    Any park district has the power subject to the limitations of Sections 9.3-1 through 9.3-6 to acquire, construct and operate such revenue producing recreation facilities and to extend or improve such facilities, borrow money and as evidence thereof to issue its bonds, payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of such recreation facility or facilities. These bonds may be issued in such amounts as may be necessary to provide sufficient funds to pay all costs of acquisition or construction, or extension or improvement of indoor or outdoor recreation facilities, including engineering, legal and other expenses, together with interest on the bonds to a date six months subsequent to the estimated date of completion. The bonds are negotiable instruments and shall be executed by the President and Secretary of the district and countersigned by the Treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 78-1256.)

70 ILCS 1205/9.3-2

    (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-2) (from Ch. 105, par. 9.3-2)
    Sec. 9.3-2. Whenever any park district determines to acquire, construct, extend or improve indoor or outdoor recreation facilities and to issue bonds under Section 9.3-1 of this Article to pay the costs thereof, its board shall adopt an ordinance describing in a general way the contemplated project and refer to plans and specifications therefor. These plans and specifications shall be filed in the office of the secretary of the district and shall be opened for inspection by the public.
    This ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the project, determine the period of usefulness thereof, the interest rate, which shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, payable annually or semi-annually, and all details in connection with the bonds. The bonds shall mature within the period of usefulness of the project as determined by the board. The ordinance may also contain such covenants and restrictions upon the issuance of additional revenue bonds thereafter as may be deemed necessary or advisable for the assurance of the payment of the bonds thereby authorized. The ordinance shall also pledge the revenue derived from the operation of the indoor or outdoor recreational facility for the purpose of paying maintenance and operation costs, providing an adequate depreciation fund, and paying the principal and interest on the bonds issued hereunder. The ordinance may also pledge the revenue derived from the operation of an existing indoor or outdoor facility of the same character, for such purpose.
    After this 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 park district, or if there is no such newspaper then in some newspaper having a general circulation in the county wherein such district, or the greater or greatest portion in area, of such district lies. The publication or posting of the ordinance shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting that the question of the adoption of the ordinance be submitted to the electors of the district; (2) the time in which the petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum.
    The Secretary of the governing board of the park district shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no valid petition is filed with the secretary of the district within 30 days after the publication or posting of the ordinance, the ordinance shall be in effect. But if within this 30day period a petition is so filed, signed by electors of the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters of the district asking that the question of acquiring and operating or constructing and operating such an indoor and outdoor recreational facility and the issuance of such bonds be submitted to the electors of the district, the board shall certify such question to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question at an election held in the district. The board shall furnish copies of such a petition form to all persons making a request therefor.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the.... Park District issue
revenue bonds for acquiring (or constructing,     YES
extending or improving) an indoor or outdoor  ----------------
recreational facility to include.... (specify     NO
specific facility or facilities)
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Notice of such referendum shall be given and such referendum conducted in the manner provided by the general election law.
    If a majority of the electors voting upon that question voted in favor of acquiring and operating, or constructing and operating the indoor or outdoor recreational facility or facilities or extending or improving such indoor or outdoor recreational facility or facilities and the issuance of the bonds, the ordinance shall be in effect, otherwise the ordinance shall not go into effect.
    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; 87-767.)

70 ILCS 1205/9.3-3

    (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-3) (from Ch. 105, par. 9.3-3)
    Sec. 9.3-3. Bonds issued under Section 9.3-1 of this Article shall be payable solely from the revenue derived from the operation of the indoor or outdoor recreational facility and shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the park district within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation. It shall plainly state on the face of each bond that the bond has been issued under Sections 9.3-1 through 9.3-6 of this Article, and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the park district within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
    The bonds shall be sold in such manner, to such persons and upon such terms as the board shall determine. If they are issued to bear interest at the rate of the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, they shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest. If they are issued to bear interest at the rate of less than the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, the minimum price at which they may be sold shall be such that the interest cost to the park district of the proceeds of the bonds shall not exceed the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at the time of the making of the contract, computed to maturity, according to the standard table of bond values.
    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.)

70 ILCS 1205/9.3-4

    (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-4) (from Ch. 105, par. 9.3-4)
    Sec. 9.3-4.
    Whenever revenue bonds are issued under Section 9.3-1 of this Article, all revenue derived from the operation of the recreational facility shall be deposited in a separate fund specifically designated by reference to the type of facility of the park district. This fund shall be used only in paying the cost of operation and maintenance of the specific facility, in providing an annual depreciation fund, and in paying the principal of and interest upon the revenue bonds of the district issued under Section 9.3-1 of this Article.
    A depreciation fund is a fund for such replacements as may be necessary from time to time for the continued effective and efficient operation of the facility. Such fund shall not be allowed to accumulate beyond a reasonable amount necessary for the purpose and shall not be used for extensions to the facility.
(Source: P.A. 78-1256.)

70 ILCS 1205/9.3-5

    (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-5) (from Ch. 105, par. 9.3-5)
    Sec. 9.3-5.
    Each park district which issues bonds and acquires or constructs, extends or improves indoor or outdoor recreational facilities under the provisions of this Article shall charge for the use thereof at a rate which at all times is sufficient to pay maintenance and operation costs, depreciation, and the principal and interest on the bonds. Such district may make, enact and enforce all needful rules and regulations for the construction, acquisition, improvements, extension, management, maintenance, care and protection of the facility and for the use thereof. Charges or rates for the use of the facility shall be such as the board may from time to time determine.
    While any bond issued under Section 9.3-1 is outstanding such district is required to maintain and operate the facility as long as it can do so, out of the revenue derived from the operation thereof. It shall not sell, lease, loan, mortgage or in any other manner dispose of the facility or facilities until all of the bonds so issued have been paid in full, both principal and interest, or until provision has been made for the payment of all of the bonds and interest thereon in full.
    Such park district shall install and maintain a proper system of accounts, showing the amount of revenue received from the operation of the facility. At least once each year, the district shall have the accounts properly audited. A report of this audit shall be open for public inspection at all times.
(Source: P.A. 78-1256.)

70 ILCS 1205/9.3-6

    (70 ILCS 1205/9.3-6) (from Ch. 105, par. 9.3-6)
    Sec. 9.3-6. The holder of any bond or of a coupon of any bond issued under Section 9.3-1 of this Article in any civil action, by mandamus, injunction or other proceeding, may enforce and compel performance of all duties required by Sections 9.3-1 through 9.3-5 of this Article. This shall include the duties of establishing and collecting sufficient rates or charges for the use of the facility for the purposes specified in Section 9.3-5 of this Article and the application of the revenue thereof as provided by Section 9.3-4 of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)