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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 119
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 119 heading)
REVENUE BONDS TO IMPROVE
LIGHT AND GAS PLANTS
65 ILCS 5/11-119-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-119-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-1)
Every city or village owning and operating its electric
light plant and system or its gas plant and system, may pay for improving,
enlarging or extending the plant and system by the issuance and sale of
revenue bonds. These bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed
the maximum rate authorized by the Bond Authorization Act, as amended at
the time of the making of the contract,
payable semi-annually, and shall mature within the period of usefulness of
the project for which they are issued, such period of usefulness to be
determined by the corporate authorities, but in no event more than 30 years
from the date of completion of the project. The bonds shall be sold in such
manner as the corporate authorities shall determine, except that if issued
to bear interest at the rate of 7% annually, the bonds shall be sold for
not less than par and accrued interest, and except that the selling price
of bonds bearing less than 7% interest shall be such that the interest cost
to the municipality of the money received from the sale of such bonds,
shall not exceed 7% annually, computed to maturity according to standard
tables of bond values.
With respect to instruments for the payment of money issued under this
Section either before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory
Act of 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 Act 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 Act that may appear to be or to have been more restrictive than
The amendatory Acts of 1971, 1972 and 1973 are not a limit upon any
municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 86-4.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119-2
(65 ILCS 5/11-119-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-2)
The corporate authorities of any city or village availing
itself of the provisions of this Division 119 shall adopt an ordinance
describing in a general way the improvements or extensions to be made. It
shall not be necessary that the ordinance refer to plans and specifications
nor that there be on file for public inspection prior to the adoption of
such ordinance detailed plans and specifications of the project. The
ordinance shall set out the estimated cost of the improvements or
extensions and shall fix the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, the
maturity, interest rate, and all details in respect thereof. Such
ordinance, at the option of the municipality, may contain provisions which
shall be part of the contract with the holders of the bonds as to: (1) The
registration of the bonds as to principal only, or as to both principal and
interest, and the interchangeability and exchangeability of the bonds. (2)
The redemption of the bonds prior to maturity and the price, either at par
or at a premium, at which they are redeemable. (3) The setting aside of
reserves or sinking funds, and the regulation or disposition thereof. (4)
Limitations upon the issuance of additional bonds payable from the revenues
of the system, or upon the rights of the holders of these additional bonds.
(5) Other agreements with the holders of the bonds, or covenants or
restrictions necessary or desirable to safeguard the interests of these
holders. After the ordinance has been adopted and approved it shall be
published once in a newspaper published and having a general circulation in
the municipality, or if there is no such newspaper, copies of the ordinance
shall be posted in at least 4 public places within the municipality. The
ordinance shall be in effect after the expiration of 10 days from the date
of this publication.
Bonds issued under this Division 119 shall be payable solely from the
revenue derived from the electric light plant and system, or the gas plant
and system, as the case may be, and these bonds shall not in any event
constitute an indebtedness of the municipality within the meaning of any
constitutional or statutory limitation; provided, that bonds issued under
this Division 119 may also be payable from funds pledged by the
municipality issuing such bonds pursuant to the Illinois Finance Authority Act,
and, notwithstanding such
pledge of such
funds, shall not in any event constitute an indebtedness of the
municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation.
It shall be plainly stated on the
face of each bond that it has been issued under the provisions of this
Division 119 and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the
municipality within any constitutional or statutory limitation.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-119-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-3)
Whenever bonds are issued under this Division 119,
sufficient revenue received thereafter from the operation of the electric
light plant and system, or the gas plant and system, as the case may be, to
pay the cost of maintenance and operation of the plant and system, and the
principal of and interest on all obligations payable from the revenues of
such plant and system, including the bonds issued hereunder, without
limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall be deposited in a separate
fund, designated as the electric light fund of ...., or the gas fund of
...., as the case may be. This fund shall be used only in paying (1) the
cost of maintenance and operation of the plant and system, (2) principal of
and interest upon obligations, in whatever form, of the municipality
theretofore issued that are payable by their terms from this revenue, and
(3) bonds issued under this Division 119.
Rates charged for electric current or gas shall be sufficient to pay the
cost of maintenance and operation and to pay the principal of and interest
upon all of the specified bonds and obligations.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119-4
(65 ILCS 5/11-119-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-4)
Revenue bonds issued hereunder at the option of the
municipality, may be made callable prior to their maturity at a price of
par and accrued interest, or at a stated premium, provided that in the
event such bonds, or any of them, are so made callable, it shall be so
stated on the face of each such bond.
Revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this Division 119 may be
refunded in accordance with the provisions of Sections 8-4-14 through
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119-5
(65 ILCS 5/11-119-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119-5)
In case any officer whose signature appears on the specified
bonds or the coupons attached thereto ceases to hold his office before the
delivery of the bonds to the purchaser, his signature nevertheless shall be
valid and sufficient for all purposes, to the same effect as if he had
remained in office until the delivery of the bonds. The specified bonds
shall have all the qualities of negotiable paper under the law merchant and
Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
(Source: P.A. 76-828.)
65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 119.1
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 119.1 heading)
JOINT MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC POWER AGENCIES
65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.1-1)
This Division shall be known and may be cited as the
Illinois Joint Municipal Electric Power Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-997.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-2
(65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.1-2)
The General Assembly finds:
(a) that adequate, economical and reliable sources of electrical energy
are essential to the orderly growth and prosperity of municipalities in
the State of Illinois and that a shortage of such sources would endanger
the safety, health and welfare of the residents of the State of Illinois
and the growth and development of its municipalities;
(b) that municipal utility systems operating in the State of Illinois
for the purpose of supplying electrical energy have sustained greatly increased
capital and operating costs, causing the postponement of construction of
facilities and thereby adversely affecting the availability of adequate,
economical and reliable sources of electrical energy;
(c) that it is desirable for the State of Illinois to authorize municipal
utility systems to jointly plan, finance, own and operate facilities relating
to electrical energy and the acquisition of fuel for the generation of electrical
energy through the creation of joint agencies in order to achieve economies
and efficiencies not possible for municipalities acting alone;
(d) that the joint planning, financing, ownership and operation of facilities
relating to electrical energy and the acquisition of fuel for the generation
of electrical energy and the issuance of revenue bonds as provided herein
is for a public use and serves a valid public purpose and is a means of
achieving economy, adequacy and reliability in the supply of electrical energy
and meeting the future needs of the State of Illinois and its residents; and
(e) that the intent and policy of the General Assembly when enacting this
Division is to enable municipal utility systems to jointly plan, finance,
own and operate facilities for the generation and transmission of electrical
power and energy and related facilities or other facilities necessary or
convenient for the planning and operation of a system for the production
and transmission of electrical power and energy.
(Source: P.A. 83-997.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.1-3)
The following terms whenever used or referred to in
this Division, shall have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "Agency agreement" means the written agreement
between 2 or more municipalities establishing a municipal power agency.
(2) "Bonds" means revenue bonds, notes and other
evidences of obligations of a municipal power agency issued under the provisions of this Division.
(3) "Eligible utility" means a public agency or other
entity of any type, including an electric cooperative as defined in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, which (i) owns, operates or controls any plant or equipment for the generation, transmission or distribution of electric power and energy in connection with the furnishing thereof for sale or resale or (ii) is an independent system operator within the electrical power system, a regional transmission organization within the electrical power system, or an entity that participates as a buyer or seller in an organized independent system operator market or regional transmission organization market.
(4) "Governing body" means, with respect to a
municipality, the council, city council, board of trustees, or other corporate authority of the municipality which exercises the general governmental powers of such municipality.
(5) "Municipal power agency" means a body politic and
corporate, municipal corporation and unit of local government of the State of Illinois organized in accordance with the provisions of this Division.
(6) "Municipality" means a city, village or
incorporated town in the State of Illinois owning or operating an electric utility which furnishes retail electric service to the public.
(7) "Project" means any plant, works, system,
facility, and real and personal property of any nature whatsoever, together with all parts thereof and appurtenances thereto, used or useful in the generation, production, distribution, transmission, purchase, sale, exchange or interchange of electrical energy and in the acquisition, extraction, conversion, transportation, storage or reprocessing of fuel of any kind for any such purposes, or any interest in, or right to the use, services, output or capacity, of any such plant, works, system or facilities.
(8) "Public agency" means any municipality, political
subdivision, municipal corporation, unit of local government, governmental unit, or public corporation operated by or pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois, of another state or of the United States, and any state, the United States, and any commission, board, bureau or other body declared by the laws of any state or the United States to be a department, agency, or instrumentality thereof.
(Source: P.A. 100-177, eff. 1-1-18
65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-4
(65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.1-4)
Municipal Power Agencies.
A. Any 2 or more municipalities,
contiguous or noncontiguous, and which operate an electric utility system,
may form a municipal power agency by the execution of an agency agreement
authorized by an ordinance adopted by the governing body of each municipality.
The agency agreement may state:
(1) that the municipal power agency is created and
incorporated under the provisions of this Division as a body politic and corporate, municipal corporation and unit of local government of the State of Illinois;
(2) the name of the agency and the date of its
(3) that names of the municipalities which have
adopted the agency agreement and constitute the initial members of the municipal power agency;
(4) the names and addresses of the persons initially
appointed in the ordinances adopting the agency agreement to serve on the Board of Directors and act as the representatives of the municipalities, respectively, in the exercise of their powers as members;
(5) the limitations, if any, upon the terms of office
of the directors, provided that such directors shall always be selected and vacancies in their offices declared and filled by ordinances adopted by the governing body of the respective municipalities;
(6) the location by city, village or incorporated
town in the State of Illinois of the principal office of the municipal power agency;
(7) provisions for the disposition, division or
distribution of obligations, property and assets of the municipal power agency upon dissolution; and
(8) any other provisions for regulating the business
of the municipal power agency or the conduct of its affairs which may be agreed to by the member municipalities, consistent with this Division, including, without limitation, any provisions for weighted voting among the member municipalities or by the directors.
B. The presiding officer of the Board of Directors of any municipal power agency established
pursuant to this Division or such other officer selected by the Board of Directors, within 3 months after establishment, shall file
a certified copy of the agency agreement and a list of the municipalities
which have adopted the agreement with the recorder of deeds of the county
in which the principal office is located. The recorder of deeds shall record
this certified copy and list and shall immediately transmit the certified
copy and list to the Secretary of State, together with his certificate of
recordation. The Secretary of State shall file these documents and issue
his certificate of approval over his signature and the Great Seal of the
State. The Secretary of State shall make and keep a register of municipal
power agencies established under this Division.
C. Each municipality which becomes a member of the municipal power agency
shall appoint a representative to serve on the Board of Directors, which
representative may be a member of the governing body of the municipality.
Each appointment shall be made by the mayor, or president, subject to the
confirmation of the governing body. The directors so appointed shall hold
office for a term of 3 years, or until a successor has been duly appointed
and qualified, except that the directors first appointed shall determine
by lot at their initial meeting the respective directors which shall serve
for a term of one, 2 or 3 years from the date of that meeting. A vacancy
shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term in the same manner
as the original appointment.
The Board of Directors is the corporate authority of the municipal power
agency and shall exercise all the powers and manage and control all of the
affairs and property of the agency. The Board of Directors shall have full
power to pass all necessary ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations
for the proper management and conduct of the business of the board, and
for carrying into effect the objects for which the agency was established.
At the initial meeting of the Board of Directors to be held within 30 days
after the date of establishment of the municipal power agency, the directors shall elect
from their members a presiding officer to preside over the meetings of the Board of Directors and an alternative presiding officer and may elect an executive
board. The Board of Directors shall determine and designate in the agency's bylaws the titles for the presiding officers. The directors shall also elect a secretary and treasurer, who need
not be directors. The board may select such other officers, employees and
agents as deemed to be necessary, who need not be directors or residents
of any of the municipalities which are members of the municipal power agency.
The board may designate appropriate titles for all other officers, employees, and agents. All persons selected by the board shall hold their respective offices during
the pleasure of the board, and give such bond as may be required by the board.
D. The bylaws of the municipal power agency, and any amendments thereto,
shall be adopted by the Board of Directors by a majority vote (adjusted
for weighted voting, if provided in the Agency Agreement) to provide the following:
(1) the conditions and obligations of membership, if
(2) the manner and time of calling regular and
special meetings of the Board of Directors;
(3) the procedural rules of the Board of Directors;
(4) the composition, powers and responsibilities of
any committee or executive board;
(5) the rights and obligations of new members, and
the disposition of rights and obligations upon termination of membership; and
(6) such other rules or provisions for regulating the
affairs of the municipal power agency as the board shall determine to be necessary.
E. Every municipal power agency shall maintain an office in the State
of Illinois to be known as its principal office. When a municipal power
agency desires to change the location of such office, it shall file with
the Secretary of State a certificate of change of location, stating the
new address and the effective date of change. Meetings of the Board of
Directors may be held at any place within the State of Illinois, designated
by the Board of Directors, after notice. Unless otherwise provided by the
bylaws, an act of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at
which a quorum is present is the act of the Board of Directors.
F. The Board of Directors shall hold at least one meeting each year for
the election of officers and for the transaction of any other business.
Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called for any purpose
upon written request to the presiding officer of the Board of Directors or secretary to call the meeting.
Such officer shall give notice of the meeting to be held not less than 10
days and not more than 60 days after receipt of such request. Unless the
bylaws provide for a different percentage, a quorum for a meeting of the
Board of Directors is a majority of all members then in office. All meetings
of the board shall be held in compliance with the provisions of "An Act
in relation to meetings", approved July 11, 1957, as amended.
G. The agency agreement may be amended as proposed at any meeting of the
Board of Directors for which notice, stating the purpose, shall be given
to each director and, unless the bylaws prescribe otherwise, such amendment
shall become effective when ratified by ordinances adopted by a majority
of the governing bodies of the member municipalities. Each amendment, duly
certified, shall be recorded and filed in the same manner as for the original agreement.
H. Each member municipality shall have full power and authority, subject
to the provisions of its charter and laws regarding local finance, to appropriate
money for the payment of the expenses of the municipal power agency and
of its representative in exercising its functions as a member of the municipal
I. Any additional municipality which operates an electric utility system
may join the municipal power agency, or any member municipality may withdraw
therefrom upon the approval by ordinance adopted by the governing body of
the majority of the municipalities which are then members of the municipal
power agency. Any new member shall agree to assume its proportionate share
of the outstanding obligations of the municipal power agency and any member
permitted to withdraw shall remain obligated to make payments under any
outstanding contract or agreement with the municipal power agency. Any
such change in membership shall be recorded and filed in the same manner
as for the original agreement.
J. Any 2 or more municipal power agencies organized pursuant to this Division
may consolidate to form a new municipal power agency when approved by ordinance
adopted by the governing body of each municipality which is a member of
the respective municipal power agency and by the execution of an agency
agreement as provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 96-204, eff. 1-1-10.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-5
(65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.1-5)
A. A municipal power agency shall have all
the powers enumerated in this Section in furtherance of the purposes of
this Division. In the exercise thereof it shall be deemed to be performing
an essential governmental function and exercising a part of the sovereign
powers of the State of Illinois, separate and distinct from member municipalities,
and shall have the privileges, immunities and rights of a public body politic
and corporate, municipal corporation and unit of local government, but shall
not have taxing power. All powers of the municipal power agency shall be
exercised by its Board of Directors unless otherwise provided by the bylaws.
B. A municipal power agency may plan, finance, acquire, construct, reconstruct,
own, lease, operate, maintain, repair, improve, extend or otherwise participate
in, individually or jointly with other persons, public agencies, eligible
utilities or other entities of any type, one or more projects, proposed,
existing or under construction, within or without the State of Illinois,
acquire any interest in or any right to products and services of a project,
purchase, own, sell, dispose of or otherwise participate in securities issued
in connection with the financing of a project or any portion thereof, and
may act as agent, or designate one or more persons, public agencies, eligible
utilities or other entities of any type, whether or not participating in
a project, to act as its agent, in connection with the planning, financing,
acquisition, construction, reconstruction, ownership, lease, operation,
maintenance, repair, extension or improvement of the project. Any acquisition
by eminent domain under this subsection is subject to the provisions of
C. A municipal power agency may investigate the desirability of and
for additional sources and supplies of electrical energy and fuel of any
kind for such purpose, and make studies, surveys, and estimates as may be
necessary to determine the feasibility and cost thereof.
D. A municipal power agency may cooperate with other persons public agencies,
eligible utilities or other entities of any type in the development of sources
and supplies of electrical energy and fuel of any kind for such purposes,
and give assistance with personnel and equipment in any project.
E. A municipal power agency may apply for consents, authorizations or
approvals required for any project within its powers and take all actions
necessary to comply with the conditions thereof.
F. A municipal power agency may perform any act authorized by this Division
through, or by means of, its officers, agents, or employees or by contract
with others, including, without limitation, the employment of engineers,
architects, attorneys, appraisers, financial advisors, and such other consultants
and employees as may be required in the judgment of the municipal power
agency, and fix and pay their compensation from funds available to the municipal
power agency therefor.
G. A municipal power agency may, individually or jointly with other persons,
public agencies, eligible utilities or other entities of any type, acquire,
hold, use, and dispose of income, revenues, funds and money.
H. A municipal power agency may, individually or jointly with other persons,
public agencies, eligible utilities or other entities of any type,
acquire, own, hire, use, operate and dispose of personal property and any
I. A municipal power agency may, individually or jointly with other persons,
public agencies, eligible utilities or other entities of any type, acquire,
own, use, lease as lessor or lessee, operate and dispose of real
property and interests in real property, including projects existing, proposed
or under construction, and make improvements thereon.
J. A municipal power agency may grant the use by franchise, lease or otherwise
and make charges for the use of any property or facility owned or controlled by it.
K. A municipal power agency may borrow money and issue negotiable bonds,
secured or unsecured, in accordance with this Division.
L. A municipal power agency may invest money of the municipal power agency
not required for immediate use, including proceeds from the sale of any
bonds, in such obligations, securities, and other investments as authorized
by the provisions of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds
by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as amended.
M. A municipal power agency may exercise the power of eminent domain in
accordance with the provisions of Section 11-119.1-7.
N. A municipal power agency may determine the location and character of,
and all other matters in connection with, any and all projects it is authorized
to acquire, hold, establish, effectuate, operate or control.
O. A municipal power agency may contract with any persons, public agencies,
eligible utilities or other entities of any type for the planning, development,
construction or operation of any project or for the sale, transmission or
distribution of the products and services of any project, or for any interest
therein or any right to the products and services thereof, on such terms
and for such period of time as its Board of Directors shall determine; provided,
however, contracts for the sale, transmission or distribution of electric
power and energy may only be made with eligible utilities.
P. A municipal power agency may enter into any contract or agreement necessary,
appropriate or incidental to the effectuation of its lawful purposes and
the exercise of the powers granted by this Division, including without limitation,
contracts or agreements for the purchase, sale, exchange, interchange, wheeling,
pooling, transmission, distribution or storage of electrical energy, and
fuel of any kind for any such purposes, within and without the State of
Illinois, in such amounts as it shall determine to be necessary and appropriate
to make the most effective use of its powers and to meet its responsibilities,
on such terms and for such period of time as its Board of Directors determines.
Any such contract or agreement may include
provisions for requirements purchases, restraints on resale or other dealings,
exclusive dealing, pricing, territorial division, and other conduct or arrangements
which may have an anti-competitive effect.
Q. A municipal power agency may procure insurance against any losses in
connection with its property, operations, or assets in such amounts and
from such insurers as it deems desirable, or may self-insure against such losses.
R. A municipal power agency may contract for and accept any gifts or grants
or loans of funds or property or financial or other aid in any form from
any source, and may comply, subject to the provisions of this Division,
with the terms and conditions thereof.
S. A municipal power agency may mortgage, pledge and grant a security interest
in any or all of its real and personal property to secure the payment of
its bonds or contracts.
T. That part of a project owned by a municipal power agency shall be exempt
from property taxes. However, each municipal power agency owning all or
any part of a project shall, in lieu of property taxes, pay to any governmental
unit authorized to levy property taxes the amount which would be assessed
as taxes on real property of a project if such project were otherwise subject
to valuation and assessment. Such payments in lieu of taxes shall be due
and shall bear interest if unpaid, as in the cases of taxes on other property.
Payments in lieu of taxes made under this Division shall be treated in the
same manner as taxes for purposes of all procedural and substantive provisions
of law, except that no lien may be placed upon such property to enforce
the payment of such taxes. The remedy for such payment shall be limited
to mandamus or other civil action requesting an order directing the agency
to pay such taxes and interest, if any.
U. No municipal power agency shall be authorized by this Division to sell
energy directly to other than a member municipality or an eligible utility;
provided further, that no such sale of energy is authorized except for the
purpose of resale by such purchaser, or for use by the member municipality.
V. A municipal power agency may adopt a corporate seal, and may sue and be sued.
W. A municipal power agency may exercise all other powers not inconsistent
with the Constitution of the State of Illinois or the United States Constitution,
which powers may be reasonably necessary or appropriate for or incidental
to effectuate its authorized purposes or to the exercise of any of the powers
enumerated in this Division.
(Source: P.A. 83-997.)
65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-6
(65 ILCS 5/11-119.1-6)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.1-6)
A municipal power agency may from time to time issue
its bonds in such principal amounts as the municipal power agency shall
deem necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out any of its corporate
purposes and powers, including, without limitation, the acquisition, construction
or termination of any project to be owned or leased, as lessor or lessee,
by the municipal power agency, or the acquisition of any interest therein
or any right to the products or services thereof, the funding or refunding
of the principal of, redemption premium, if any, and interest on, any bonds
issued by it whether or not such bonds or interest to be funded or refunded
have or have not become due, the payment of engineering, legal and other
expenses, together with interest to a date one year subsequent to the estimated
date of completion of the project, the establishment or increase of reserves
to secure or to pay such bonds or interest thereon, the providing of working
capital and the payment of all other costs or expenses of the municipal
power agency incident to and necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate
purposes and powers.
B. Every issue of bonds of such municipal power agency shall be payable
out of the revenues or funds of such municipal power agency, subject to
any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular
revenues or funds. A municipal power agency may issue such types of bonds
as it may determine, including bonds as to which the principal and interest
are payable exclusively from the revenues from one or more projects, or
from an interest therein or a right to the products and services thereof,
or from one or more revenue producing contracts made by the municipal power
agency, or its revenues generally. Any such bonds may be additionally secured
by a pledge of any grant, subsidy, or contribution from
any source or a pledge of any income or revenues, funds, or moneys of the
municipal power agency from any source whatsoever.
C. All bonds of a municipal power agency shall have all the qualities
of negotiable instruments under the laws of this State.
D. Bonds of a municipal power agency shall be authorized by ordinance
of its Board of Directors and may be issued under such ordinance or under
a trust indenture or other security agreement, in one or more series, and
shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times within the estimated
period of usefulness of the project involved and in any event not more than
40 years from the date thereof, bear interest at such rate or rates without
regard to any limitation in any other law, be in such denominations, be
in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such conversion, registration,
and exchange privileges, have such rank or priority, be executed in such
manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place or places within
or without the State of Illinois, be subject to such terms of redemption
with or without premium, and contain or be subject to such other terms as
the ordinance, trust indenture, or other security agreement may provide,
and shall not be restricted by the provisions of any other law limiting
the amounts, maturities, interest rates, or other terms of obligations of
public agencies or private parties. The bonds shall be sold in such manner
and at such price as the Board of Directors shall determine, at private or public sale.
E. Bonds of a municipal power agency may be issued and delivered notwithstanding
that one or more of the officers executing them shall have ceased to hold
office at the time the bonds are actually delivered.
F. Pending preparation of definitive bonds a municipal power agency may
issue temporary bonds which shall be exchanged for the definitive bonds.
G. Bonds of a municipal power agency may be issued under the provisions
of this Division without obtaining the consent of any department, division,
commission, board, bureau, or agency of the State of Illinois and without
any other proceeding or the happening of any other condition or occurrence
except as specifically required by this Division.
H. The ordinance, trust indenture, or other security agreement under which
any bonds are issued shall constitute a contract with the holders of the
bonds and may contain provisions, among others, prescribing:
(1) the terms and provisions of the bonds;
(2) the mortgage or pledge of and the grant of a security interest in
any real or personal property and all or any part of the revenue from any
project or any revenue producing contract made by the municipal power agency
to secure the payment of bonds, subject to any agreements with the holders
of bonds which might then exist;
(3) the custody, collection, securing, investments, and payment of any
revenues, assets, money, funds, or property with respect to which the municipal
power agency may have any rights or interest;
(4) the rates or charges for electrical energy or other services rendered
by the municipal power agency, the amount to be raised by the rates or charges,
and the use and disposition of any or all revenue;
(5) the creation of reserves or sinking funds and the regulation and disposition
(6) the purposes to which the proceeds from the sale of any bonds then
or thereafter to be issued may be applied, and the pledge of revenues to
secure the payment of the bonds;
(7) the limitations on the issuance of any additional bonds, the terms
upon which additional bonds may be issued and secured, and the refunding
of outstanding bonds;
(8) the rank or priority of any bonds with respect to any lien or security;
(9) the creation of special funds or moneys to be held in trust or otherwise
for operational expenses, payment, or redemption of bonds, reserves or other
purposes, and the use and disposition of moneys held in such funds;
(10) the procedure by which the terms of any contract with or for the
benefit of the holders of bonds may be amended or revised, the amount of
bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which
consent may be given;
(11) the definition of the acts or omissions to act which shall constitute
a default in the duties of the municipal power agency to holders of its
bonds, and the rights and remedies of the holders in the event of default,
including, if the municipal power agency so determines, the right to accelerate
the due date of the bonds or the right to appoint a receiver or receivers
of the property or revenues subject to the lien of the ordinance, trust
indenture, or other security agreement;
(12) any other or additional agreements with or for the benefit of the
holders of bonds or any covenants or restrictions necessary or desirable
to safeguard the interests of the holders;
(13) the custody of its properties or investments, the safekeeping thereof,
the insurance to be carried thereon, and the use and disposition of insurance proceeds;
(14) the vesting in a trustee or trustees, within or without the State
of Illinois, of such properties, rights, powers and duties in trust as the
municipal power agency may determine; or the limiting or abrogating of the
rights of the holders of any bonds to appoint a trustee, or the limiting
of the rights, powers and duties of such trustee; or
(15) the appointment of and the establishment of the duties and obligations
of any paying agent or other fiduciary within or without the State of Illinois.
I. For the security of bonds issued or to be issued by a municipal power
agency, the municipal power agency may mortgage or execute deeds of trust
of the whole or any part of its property and franchises. Any pledge of
revenues, securities, contract rights or other personal property made by
a municipal power agency pursuant to this Division shall be valid and binding
from the date the pledge is made. The revenues, securities, contract rights
or other personal property so pledged and then held or thereafter received
by the municipal power agency or any fiduciary shall immediately be subject
to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further
act, and the lien of the pledge shall be valid and binding as against all
parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against
the municipal power agency without regard to whether such parties have notice
thereto. The ordinance, trust indenture, security agreement or other instrument
by which a pledge is created shall be recorded in the county in which the
principal office is located in the manner provided by law.
J. Neither the officials, the directors, nor the members of a municipal
power agency nor any person executing bonds shall be liable personally on
the bonds or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason
of the issuance thereof. A municipal power agency shall have power to indemnify
and to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any director, officer,
employee, or agent of the municipal power agency, in connection with any
threatened, pending, or completed action, suit, or proceeding.
K. A municipal power agency shall have power to purchase out of any funds
available therefor, bonds, and to hold, pledge, cancel, or retire the bonds
and coupons prior to maturity, subject to and in accordance with any agreements
with the holders.
L. The principal of and interest upon any bonds issued by a municipal
power agency shall be payable solely from the revenues or funds pledged or
available for their payment as authorized in this Division. Each bond shall
contain a statement that it constitutes an obligation of the municipal power
agency issuing the bond, that the principal thereof and interest thereon
are payable solely from revenues or funds of such municipal power agency
and that neither the State of Illinois nor any political subdivision thereof,
except the issuer, nor any municipality which is a member of the municipal
power agency, is obligated to pay the principal or interest on the bonds
and that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State
of Illinois or any such political subdivision thereof or of any such municipality
is pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest on the bonds.
(Source: P.A. 83-997.)