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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-95-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-10)
    Sec. 11-95-10. All playgrounds, recreation centers, recreation systems, and swimming pools which were provided, established, maintained and conducted under "An Act to provide for the acquisition, equipment, conduct and maintenance of public playgrounds and recreation centers in and by cities, towns and villages of less than one hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants," approved June 24, 1921, as amended, and which were being maintained and conducted immediately prior to January 1, 1942, shall be treated as properly provided and established under this Division 95 and may be continued to be maintained and conducted under this Division 95.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities whose electors have approved the levy of an annual tax for the conduct and maintenance of a supervised recreation system under the specified Act may, by ordinance or resolution, and without referendum, increase the maximum rate at which it levies taxes for recreation system purposes to .09% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the municipality, applicable on August 3, 1967.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-11

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-11)
    Sec. 11-95-11. Whenever the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town lies within the boundaries of a single Park District, and the population of such city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with and relinquished to the Park District in the manner following: The governing board of the city, village or incorporated town shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members thereof. The ordinance shall set forth the intent and desire of the city, village or incorporated town to relinquish and turn over to the Park District the function of planning, establishing and maintaining the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town and to relinquish any and all powers which it may have to levy and collect a tax known as "The Recreation Tax". The clerk of the city, village or incorporated town shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the Park District. If the Park Commissioners of the Park District see fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the members. This ordinance shall provide that the Park District assumes the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the city and the Park District will levy and collect a tax at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, but that tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such District for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreational programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers.
    Six months from the date of the adoption of the Ordinance by the Park District, the District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of tax may not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in such district for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers and which tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof. Whenever the tax levied under this Section shall be levied in addition to the tax levied under Section 5-2 of "The Park District Code", the tax levied under this Section shall be levied and extended only upon that property located within the boundaries of the city, village or incorporated town, which lies within the boundaries of the park district.
    Six months from date of adoption of the ordinance by the District, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District any and all funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies as received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund known as the "Recreational Program Fund."
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-12

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-12)
    Sec. 11-95-12. Whenever a Park District contains, within the boundaries of the district, the greater portion of the area of a city, village or incorporated town, and the population of the city, village or incorporated town constitutes a majority of the population of the Park District, and the city, village or incorporated town levies and collects a tax for recreation purposes, the functions of the Recreation Commission may be merged with, and assumed by, the Park District in the manner following:
    The Park Commissioners shall adopt an ordinance by a vote of not less than 2/3 of the commissioners. The ordinance shall set forth the intent of the Park District to assume the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within the boundaries of the Park District, and to levy and collect a tax for such purposes, at a rate not to exceed that levied by the city, village or incorporated town, which rate shall not exceed .09%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue of all taxable property in such district. The Secretary of the Park District shall mail a certified copy of the ordinance to the city, village or incorporated town. If the governing board of the city, village or incorporated town sees fit, they may adopt an ordinance, by a vote of not less than 2/3 of its members. This ordinance shall state that the city, village or incorporated town relinquishes any and all control and management of the planning, establishing and maintaining of the municipal recreation program within its boundaries to the Park District together with relinquishing its tax levy for recreation purposes.
    Six months from the date of adoption of such an ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, the Park District shall assume the functions previously performed by the city, village or incorporated town through its recreation commission, or other board or commission designated by the city, village or incorporated town. Thereafter the Park District may levy and collect a tax of not to exceed that rate previously levied by the city, village or incorporated town for recreation purposes, but the rate of the tax may not exceed .05%, or the rate limit in effect on July 1, 1967, whichever is greater, of the value as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in the district. The tax funds shall be used for the purpose of planning, establishing and maintaining recreation programs, such programs to include playgrounds, community and recreation centers. The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner as the general taxes for the District. The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of the State of Illinois. The tax to be levied under this Section shall be in addition to all other taxes authorized by law to be levied and collected in such district and shall not be included within any limitation of rate contained in this Code or any other law, but shall be excluded therefrom and be in addition thereto and in excess thereof.
    Six months from the date of adoption of the ordinance by the city, village or incorporated town, it shall turn over to the Park District any and all recreation funds and tax monies in its possession on that date, received by it from the "Recreation Tax". From time to time thereafter, the city, village or incorporated town shall turn over to the Park District all such recreation funds and tax monies received from levies adopted prior to the effective date of the merger. The funds shall be paid to the treasurer of the Park District and kept in a fund to be known as the "Recreational Program Fund".
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-13

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-13)
    Sec. 11-95-13. The corporate authorities of a municipality specified in Section 11-95-2 and a recreation board specified in Section 11-95-3 are authorized to establish, maintain and manage recreational programs for the handicapped, including both mentally and physically handicapped, to provide transportation for the handicapped to and from such programs, to provide for such examination of participants in such programs as may be deemed necessary, to charge fees for participating in such programs, the fee charged for non-residents of such municipality need not be the same as the fees charged the residents of the municipality, and to charge fees for transportation furnished to participants.
(Source: P.A. 76-806.)

65 ILCS 5/11-95-14

    (65 ILCS 5/11-95-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-95-14)
    Sec. 11-95-14. The corporate authorities of any 2 or more municipalities specified in Section 11-95-2 and any 2 or more recreation boards specified in Section 11-95-3, or any combination thereof, are authorized to take any action jointly relating to recreational programs for the handicapped that could be taken individually and to enter into agreements with other such recreation boards, corporate authorities and park districts or any combination thereof, for the purpose of providing for the establishment, maintenance and management of joint recreational programs for the handicapped of all the participating districts and municipal areas, including provisions for transportation of participants, procedures for approval of budgets, authorization of expenditures and sharing of expenses, location of recreational areas in the area of any of the participating districts and municipalities, acquisition of real estate by gift, legacy, grant, or purchase, employment of a director and other professional workers for such program who may be employed by one participating district, municipality or board which shall be reimbursed on a mutually agreed basis by the other municipalities, districts and boards that are parties to the joint agreement, authorization for one municipality, board or district to supply professional workers for a joint program conducted in another municipality or district and to provide other requirements for operation of such joint program as may be desirable. The corporate authorities of any municipality that is a party to a joint agreement entered into under this Section may levy and collect a tax, in the manner provided by law for the levy and collection of other municipal taxes in the municipality but in addition to taxes for general purposes authorized by Section 8-3-1 or levied as limited by any provision of a special charter under which the municipality is incorporated, at not to exceed .04% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within the municipality for the purpose of funding that municipality's share of the expenses for providing the programs under that joint agreement. However, no tax may be levied pursuant to this Section in any area in which a tax is levied under Section 5-8 of the Park District Code.
(Source: P.A. 92-230, eff. 1-1-02.)