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(55 ILCS 65/) County Cemetery Care Act.

55 ILCS 65/0.01

    (55 ILCS 65/0.01) (from Ch. 21, par. 21y)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the County Cemetery Care Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

55 ILCS 65/1

    (55 ILCS 65/1) (from Ch. 21, par. 22)
    Sec. 1. Where any grounds have heretofore, or may hereafter be conveyed to any county in this State for burial places, it shall be lawful for the presiding officer of the county board, with the advice and consent of the county board, to appoint three trustees to take charge and control of such grounds.
(Source: P.A. 78-1128.)

55 ILCS 65/2

    (55 ILCS 65/2) (from Ch. 21, par. 23)
    Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of such trustees, as soon as may be, after their appointment, to hold a meeting and organize, by appointing one of their number president, and another one of their number clerk, whose duty it shall be to keep a record of all their official acts in a book to be provided for that purpose, and the trustees shall also appoint a treasurer, who may or may not be one of their number, who, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall give bond, with security, payable to the people of the State of Illinois, for the use and benefit of the county in which the grounds are situated, in such sum as the appointing authority may require for his approval for the safe care and management of all the moneys which may come into his possession as such treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 80-555.)

55 ILCS 65/3

    (55 ILCS 65/3) (from Ch. 21, par. 24)
    Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the treasurer to keep a correct account of all moneys received and paid out by him, in a book to be provided for that purpose, and to loan, at interest, on notes with approved security, all amounts not necessary to be reserved for expenses, to keep the grounds in good repair, under the direction of the trustees, and shall make settlement with the trustees in January of each year, and the trustees or county board may, at any other time, require the treasurer, as often as they may deem best, to make full report, and for a failure to make satisfactory report, may be discharged and some other shall be appointed in his place, and suit shall be commenced on his bond, whenever deemed necessary, for the safety of the funds that shall have been received by him, in his official capacity.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 65/4

    (55 ILCS 65/4) (from Ch. 21, par. 25)
    Sec. 4. The trustees provided for in this act may cause any such grounds to be surveyed into lots, streets and alleys of such size and shape as they think best for proper management thereof, and cause a plat of the survey to be made and recorded in the recorder's office of the proper county, and may also sell and make deeds of conveyance of any lots, or parts of lots, for family or individual use for burials, at such price and such terms as they may think best, to create a fund to keep the grounds in good repair, and purchase, where necessary, additional grounds thereto, and any sale so made shall vest the purchaser, or his legal representatives, with the right to make any improvements on the parts so purchased, as he may desire, subject to any general rules or regulations of the trustees. The trustees shall also have the right to decide and direct the depth all graves shall be dug, and to set apart any portion of the grounds for the burial of paupers.
(Source: Laws 1887, p. 97.)

55 ILCS 65/5

    (55 ILCS 65/5) (from Ch. 21, par. 26)
    Sec. 5. Where any county board has heretofore appointed trustees to take charge of county cemetery grounds, and such trustees have performed any acts by virtue of their appointment, which would not be inconsistent with the provisions of this law, such acts are hereby legalized, and the treasurer and trustees so appointed shall be hereafter subject and governed by the provisions of this act.
(Source: Laws 1887, p. 97.)

55 ILCS 65/6

    (55 ILCS 65/6) (from Ch. 21, par. 27)
    Sec. 6. The presiding officer of the county board shall have the power to remove from office any trustee appointed under this Act, and to fill all vacancies which may in any way occur.
(Source: P.A. 78-1128.)

55 ILCS 65/7

    (55 ILCS 65/7) (from Ch. 21, par. 28)
    Sec. 7. The compensation of the trustees and treasurer mentioned in the foregoing Sections of this Act shall be fixed by the county boards of the respective counties.
(Source: P.A. 86-1028.)

55 ILCS 65/8

    (55 ILCS 65/8) (from Ch. 21, par. 28.1)
    Sec. 8. Purchases made pursuant to this Act shall be made in compliance with the "Local Government Prompt Payment Act", approved by the Eighty-fourth General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 84-731.)