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605 ILCS 5/6-135
(605 ILCS 5/6-135)
Abolishing a road district with less than 15 miles of roads.
(a) Any township in a county with a population less than 3,000,000 may abolish a road district of that township if the roads of the road district are less than 15 miles in length, as determined by the county engineer or county superintendent of highways, by resolution of a majority of the board of trustees to submit a referendum to abolish the road district of that township. The referendum shall be submitted to the electors of that township at the next general election or consolidated election in accordance with the general election law. The ballot shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall the Road District of the Township of
........... be abolished with all the rights,
powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities,
obligations, and responsibilities being assumed
by the Township of ........... ?
(b) If a majority of the electors voting on the referendum under subsection (a) of this Section are in favor of abolishing the township road district, then the road district is abolished on the January 1 following the approval of the referendum or on the date the term of the highway commissioner in office at the time the referendum was approved expires, whichever is later.
On the date of abolishment: all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities of the road district shall by operation of law vest in and be assumed by the township; the township board of trustees shall assume all taxing authority of a road district abolished under this Section; any highway commissioner of the abolished road district shall cease to hold office; the township shall exercise all duties and responsibilities of the highway commissioner as provided in the Illinois Highway Code; and for purposes of distribution of revenue, the township shall assume the powers, duties, and obligations of the road district. The township board of trustees may enter into a contract with the county, a municipality, or a private contractor to administer the roads added to its jurisdiction under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-107, eff. 1-1-18