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60 ILCS 1/Art. 140
(60 ILCS 1/Art. 140 heading)
60 ILCS 1/140-5
(60 ILCS 1/140-5)
Petition and referendum for township hall.
(a) Whenever it is desired to build, purchase, or lease, for a longer period
than 10 years, a township hall, a multi-purpose senior center, or a
township hall and multi-purpose senior center in any township, at least 25
electors of the township may, before the time of giving notice of the annual
township meeting, file with the township clerk a petition in writing that the
proposition of building, purchasing, or leasing a township hall, a
multi-purpose senior center, or a combination township hall and multi-purpose
senior center and issuing bonds for the building, purchase, or lease be
submitted to the voters of the township at the next ensuing general election.
The proposition shall be clearly stated in the petition substantially as
follows: "Shall (name of township) borrow $(amount) to (build, purchase, or
lease) a (township hall, multi-purpose senior center, or combination
multi-purpose township hall and senior center) and issue bonds for the
(building, purchase, or lease)?" The petition shall be filed in the office of
the township clerk.
(b) The township clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election
officials, who shall submit the proposition to the legal voters of the township
at an election in accordance with the general election law. The form of the
proposition shall be substantially as follows:
Shall (name of township) borrow $(amount) to (build,
purchase, or lease) a (township hall, multi-purpose senior center, or combination township hall and multi-purpose senior center) and issue bonds for the (building, purchase, or lease)?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(c) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, any township may, by ordinance or resolution, build, purchase, or lease a township hall, a multi-purpose senior center, or a combined township hall and multi-purpose senior center within the township without referendum approval, if the building, purchasing, or leasing of the township hall, multi-purpose senior center, or combined township hall and multi-purpose senior center is paid or provided for with funds that are not the proceeds of bonds authorized under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-1397, eff. 7-29-10.)
60 ILCS 1/140-10
(60 ILCS 1/140-10)
Issuance of bonds; terms.
(a) If a majority of the votes on the question under Section 140-5 are in
favor of the question, the township may issue the bonds. To effectuate the
issuance of the bonds, the township board shall adopt a resolution authorizing
the issuance of the bonds, prescribing all the details of the issuance and
stating when the principal and interest shall become payable and the place of
payment. These bonds shall be sold in a manner, at a price, and in
denominations determined by the township board. The amount of the bonds issued
shall not exceed 2.3% of the value of the taxable property of the township as
ascertained by the assessment for the State and county taxes for the preceding
year or, until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by
multiplying the township's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt
limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979, nor shall the amount of the
bonds issued exceed, including the then existing indebtedness of the township,
5.75% of the value of the taxable property of the township as ascertained by
the assessment for the State and county taxes for the preceding year.
(b) If a majority of the legal voters voting on the proposition at an
election held under this Article vote in favor of issuing the bonds, the
township board may thereafter issue bonds in an amount not to exceed that
approved by the voters at the election. The bonds shall be signed and executed
in the name of the township by the members of the township board or by a
majority of those members, shall mature not later than 20 years from the date
issuance, and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate
authorized by the Bond Authorization Act as amended at the time of the making
of the contract. The bonds shall be sold at not less than par.
(c) With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this
Section either before, on, or after June 6, 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 Article 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 Article that may appear to be or
to have been more restrictive than those Acts.
(Source: P.A. 86-4; 87-1254; 88-62.)
60 ILCS 1/140-15
(60 ILCS 1/140-15)
The township board shall, in the resolution authorizing
the bonds, provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay
the interest and principal of the bonds as each falls due. A certified copy of
the resolution authorizing the bonds and levying the tax shall be filed in the
office of the county clerk of the county in which the township is located, and
the county clerk shall extend annually against the property in the township a
tax sufficient to raise in each year the amount provided in the resolution for
the payment of principal and interest in that year.
(Source: P.A. 86-4; 88-62.)