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 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Fire  Protection District Act by
 2    changing Section 10a.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section  5.  The  Fire Protection District Act is amended
 6    by changing Section 10a as follows:

 7        (70 ILCS 705/10a) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 30a)
 8        Sec. 10a.  Sale or exchange of property.
 9        (a)  The  board  of  trustees  of  any  fire   protection
10    district  incorporated  under  this  Act  may  sell, lease or
11    exchange personalty and may sell or lease realty owned by the
12    district and no longer needed for fire  protection  purposes.
13    Except  as  provided  in  subsection  (b),  any  realty  sold
14    pursuant  to  this  Section  shall be sold to the highest and
15    best bidder either at  public  auction  or  on  sealed  bids.
16    Notice  of the public auction or of the receipt of bids shall
17    be published at least once in a newspaper  having  a  general
18    circulation  in the district or posted in at least ten public
19    places in the district at least ten days before the  date  of
20    the auction or the receipt of bids.
21        (b)  The  board of trustees may, by resolution, authorize
22    the sale of surplus real estate.  The value  of  the  surplus
23    real  estate  shall  be determined by a written MAI certified
24    appraisal conducted by a State  certified  or  licensed  real
25    estate appraiser.  The appraisal must be available for public
26    inspection.   The  resolution  may  direct  the  sale  to  be
27    conducted  directly  by  the  board of trustees or by listing
28    with local, licensed real estate agencies, in which case  the
29    terms  of  the  agent's  compensation must be included in the
30    resolution.  The  resolution  must  also  include   pertinent
31    information  concerning the size, use, and zoning of the real
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 1    estate and the terms of the sale.   The  resolution  must  be
 2    published  at the first opportunity after the adoption of the
 3    resolution in a newspaper of general circulation published in
 4    the  district  or,  if  no  newspaper  is  published  in  the
 5    district, a newspaper of general circulation published in the
 6    county in which  the  district  is  located.   The  board  of
 7    trustees  may  accept  any  contract  proposal that the board
 8    determines is in the best interest of the district, provided,
 9    however, that the sale price may not be less than 80% of  the
10    appraised value of the real estate.
11        (c)  Nothing  in  this  Section  prevents shall prevent a
12    fire protection district from transferring realty to  another
13    municipal  corporation  or  political subdivision pursuant to
14    the  Local  Government  Property  Transfer  Act  "An  Act  in
15    relation  to  the  transfer   of   real   estate   owned   by
16    municipalities", approved July 2, 1925, as amended.
17    (Source: Laws 1961, p. 2896.)

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