(70 ILCS 605/12-20)
(from Ch. 42, par. 12-20)
Annual assessments in existing districts-Changeover to this act.
In any district heretofore organized or existing under the Levee Act in
which, prior to the effective date of this Act, there has been levied an
assessment of the "Annual Amounts of Benefits" upon the lands in such
district for keeping the levees, ditches and other works in repair or to
maintain in operation any pumping plant, such assessment of "Annual Amount
of Benefits" shall continue as the annual maintenance assessment in such
district under the provisions of this Act until the same shall be
increased, reduced, abated or otherwise changed or a new annual maintenance
assessment levied in lieu thereof by proceedings under this Act.
Any annual maintenance assessments due and unpaid at the time this Act
becomes effective shall be collectible in the same manner as if this Act
had not been enacted and, in addition, any remedies for the collection of
annual maintenance assessments provided by this Act shall be available for
the collection of any such annual maintenance assessments due and unpaid on
the effective date of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3578.)