(70 ILCS 605/4-18) (from Ch. 42, par. 4-18)
    Sec. 4-18. Authority to levy assessments.
    In order to perform and carry out the duties imposed and powers granted by this Act or to perform or construct any work authorized by the court, the commissioners may, in the manner provided by this Act, levy assessments upon the lands and other property benefited to pay the cost thereof and the expenses incident thereto. Assessments may be levied when sufficient funds are not on hand or otherwise available (a) for the construction of original, additional or repair work; (b) for the completion of original, additional or repair work; (c) for the performance of annual maintenance work, including the maintenance and operation of pumping plants; (d) to acquire necessary rights-of-way or other property, both real and personal; (e) to pay obligations incurred for incidental expenses, current expenses, obligations incurred in protecting the works of the district in emergencies and in the performance of emergency repair work; or (f) for other lawful purposes as set forth in this Act.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 512.)