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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-126-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-126-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-126-5)
    Sec. 11-126-5. The expense of locating, and constructing reservoirs and hydrants for the purpose of fire protection, and the expense of constructing and laying water main pipes, or such part thereof as may be just and lawful, whenever it is for a local improvement, may be assessed upon and collected from the property specially benefited thereby, if any, in such manner as may be provided for the making of special assessments for other local improvements in the municipality, as provided in Article 9.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-126-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-126-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-126-6)
    Sec. 11-126-6. All the income received by a municipality from such a system of waterworks, from the payment and collection of water rents or rates, shall be kept in a separate fund and shall be applied first in the payment and discharge of the principal of and the interest on bonds or money borrowed and used in the construction of the waterworks and of the operating expenses thereof. Any surplus may be applied in such manner as the corporate authorities may direct.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-126-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-126-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-126-7)
    Sec. 11-126-7. For the purpose of constructing a system of waterworks, storm or sanitary sewer system, each municipality has the power to levy special assessments for said local improvements on property beyond its corporate limits, but within one mile therefrom, that is specially benefited by the improvement.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2637.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 127

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 127 heading)
DIVISION 127. PURCHASE OR LEASE OF WATERWORKS

65 ILCS 5/11-127-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-127-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-127-1)
    Sec. 11-127-1. In all municipalities where waterworks have been constructed, the corporate authorities of the municipality may purchase or lease the waterworks from the owner thereof. However, such a lease or purchase is not binding upon the municipality until the corporate authorities pass an ordinance which includes the terms of the lease or purchase therein. This ordinance shall be published at least once, within 10 days after passage, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
    The publication or posting of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of authorizing the purchase or lease of waterworks to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The city clerk shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    If no petition is submitted to the corporate authorities, as provided in this section, within 30 days after the ordinance is so published and posted, the corporate authorities may consummate the lease or purchase provided for in the ordinance. But if within this period of 30 days there is presented to the corporate authorities a petition signed by electors of the municipality numbering 10% or more of the number of registered voters in the municipality asking that the question, whether the lease or purchase should be made, be submitted to a vote, the corporate authorities by ordinance shall designate the election at which the electors of the municipality may vote upon that question and the city clerk shall promptly certify the proposition for submission. If a majority of the electors voting upon that question vote in favor of making the lease or purchase, then the corporate authorities shall proceed to complete the lease or purchase. But if a majority of the votes cast on the question are against the lease or purchase, the corporate authorities shall proceed no further with the lease or purchase for the period of 6 months next ensuing.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)

65 ILCS 5/11-127-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-127-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-127-2)
    Sec. 11-127-2. Municipalities may borrow money, appropriate money, and levy and collect a general tax in the same manner as other municipal taxes may be levied and collected for the purchase and maintenance or the lease and maintenance of such waterworks.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 128

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 128 heading)
DIVISION 128. TAX FOR WATERWORKS PURCHASE,
CONSTRUCTION OR ENLARGEMENT

65 ILCS 5/11-128-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-128-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-128-1)
    Sec. 11-128-1. Subject to the provisions of Section 11-128-3, each city and village may levy, in addition to the taxes now authorized by law and in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1, a direct annual tax of not more than .1666% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, upon all the property within the corporate limits of the city or village. This tax is payable yearly for a period of not more than 30 years. The proceeds of this tax shall be used solely for the purchase, construction, and enlargement of waterworks.
    The foregoing limitation upon tax rates in municipalities of less than 1,000,000 population may be increased or decreased according to the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-128-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-128-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-128-2)
    Sec. 11-128-2. Whenever any specified municipality desires to avail itself of the provisions of this Division 128, the corporate authorities by ordinance or resolution may contract for the purchase, construction, or enlargement of waterworks for a provisionally certain fixed sum. The contract for purchase, construction, or enlargement, together with a report from the municipal engineer recommending the same, shall be published at least once a week for 3 consecutive weeks in a newspaper with a general circulation in the municipality. The corporate authorities shall also provide in the specified ordinance or resolution for the levying of a direct annual tax as authorized in Section 11-128-1. The total of this tax for the term levied, together with the annual revenue which is estimated to be derived from the waterworks, shall be sufficient to pay the contract price for the waterworks, together with interest thereon. However, the contract for the purchase, construction, or enlargement, and this tax, shall not be valid or binding until confirmed by a vote as provided by Section 11-128-3.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)