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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-44-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-5)
    Sec. 11-44-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may collect wharfage and dockage from all water craft using any public landing place, wharf, dock, or levee.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-6)
    Sec. 11-44-6. The corporate authorities of each municipality may regulate the use of harbors, towing of vessels, and the opening and passing of bridges.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-7)
    Sec. 11-44-7. The corporate authorities of each municipality may appoint harbor masters and define their duties.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-44-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-44-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-44-8)
    Sec. 11-44-8. The powers conferred by Sections 11-44-1 through 11-44-7 shall be exercised in a manner not inconsistent with the provisions of the "Boat Registration and Safety Act", as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 45

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art 11 prec Div 45 heading)
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 45

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 45 heading)
DIVISION 45. MUNICIPAL BAND
AND PERFORMING ARTS

65 ILCS 5/11-45-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-1)
    Sec. 11-45-1. Whenever a municipality with a population of less than 500,000 is authorized as provided in this Division 45, the municipality may levy each year a tax not exceeding .04% of the value of the taxable property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, or both.
    This authority shall be initiated by a petition signed by electors equal in number to 5% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election. The petition shall be filed with the municipal clerk and shall request that the question set forth in Section 11-45-2 be submitted to the electors.
    However, municipalities authorized to levy this tax on July 1, 1967 shall have a rate limitation of .04% or the rate limitation in effect on that date whichever is greater.
    The foregoing limitations upon tax rates may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-2)
    Sec. 11-45-2. When such a petition is filed, the municipal clerk shall certify the question for submission by the proper election authority to the electors at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall  a  tax  not  exceeding
 ......%  be  levied  each year
 on all taxable property in the         YES
 ....... of ...... for the
 purpose  of  providing a fund for
 the  maintenance or employment      -------------------------
 of  a municipal band for
 musical  purposes and/or for
 the maintenance, and conduct of        NO
 programs  in  the  performing
 arts?
--------------------------------------------------------------
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-3)
    Sec. 11-45-3. The levy shall be authorized if a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the levy. The corporate authorities shall then levy a tax sufficient to maintain or employ such a band or to provide for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, or both, but not exceeding .04% of the value of the taxable property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, and not exceeding the amount stated in the petition. This annual tax shall be in addition to the amount authorized to be levied for general purposes as provided by Section 8-3-1.
    Except as provided in Section 11-45-4, all funds derived from this levy shall be expended as provided in Section 11-45-1.
    The foregoing limitation upon the rate of tax may be increased or decreased under the referendum provisions of the General Revenue Law of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-4

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-4)
    Sec. 11-45-4. Whenever a 2 year period has elapsed during which a municipal band or performing arts activities have not functioned and during the last year of which the tax authorized by this Division 45 has not been levied, the municipal authorities may pass an ordinance transferring the unobligated balance in the band tax fund to the general corporate fund.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-5

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-5)
    Sec. 11-45-5. A petition signed by electors equal in number to 5% of the number of votes cast at the last preceding regular municipal election may be filed at any time with the corporate authorities requesting that the following question be submitted to the electors, to wit: "Shall the power to levy a tax for the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts be continued?" The municipal clerk shall certify this question for submission by the proper election authority at an election in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of the votes cast on the question are opposed to such continuation, no further levy for that purpose shall be made.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-6

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-6)
    Sec. 11-45-6. Any municipality which, immediately prior to January 1, 1942, had authority as provided in "An Act in relation to the employment or maintaining of musical bands by municipalities," approved June 26, 1925, as amended, to levy an annual tax for the purpose of providing a fund for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes, may continue to levy the tax for that purpose under this Division 45 without submitting the question of its levy to the electors for approval, unless the electors vote to cancel the power to levy that tax. The corporate authorities may, by ordinance or resolution, cause a portion of the tax to be used to maintain and conduct programs in the performing arts providing it does not exceed .05% of the value of the taxable property within the municipality, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-7

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-7)
    Sec. 11-45-7. In any municipality which has a population of more than 100,000 and not more than 200,000, which municipality is authorized to levy the tax authorized in this Division 45, the mayor of such municipality shall, with the approval of the city council, proceed to appoint a commission of 5 persons chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness for such office; and/or in any municipality with a population of less than 500,000 which levies a "Recreation Tax" under Division 95 of the Municipal Code, the corporate authorities may designate the Recreation Board as the commission to conduct and maintain a municipal band and/or programs in the performing arts.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-8

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-8)
    Sec. 11-45-8. The commissioners provided for in Section 11-45-7 in the specified municipalities shall hold office, one for one year, one for 2 years, one for 3 years, one for 4 years and one for 5 years from the first day of October, 1947. The mayor shall designate for the original appointees what term is to be served by each commissioner at the time of appointment. Thereafter the mayor shall, prior to the first day of October each year, appoint one commissioner to serve for a term of 5 years and until his successor is appointed. The mayor may, by and with the consent of the city council, remove any commissioner for misconduct or neglect of duty. No commissioner appointed hereunder, shall be interested in any supplies or contract with the commission, and no commissioner shall receive any compensation for services as such.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-9

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-9)
    Sec. 11-45-9. Vacancies in such office of commissioner occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled in like manner as original appointments, such appointments to be for the unexpired term.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)

65 ILCS 5/11-45-10

    (65 ILCS 5/11-45-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-45-10)
    Sec. 11-45-10. Such commissioners shall, at the beginning of their term of office and annually thereafter, meet and organize. The commissioner having one year to serve shall act as chairman; the commissioner having 2 years to serve shall be vice-chairman and shall act in the absence of the chairman. The commissioners shall appoint one of their number secretary. The commissioners may make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the carrying out of their duties, as may be expedient not inconsistent with the provision of this Division 45. They shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts, and for the construction, purchase or lease and maintenance of a band-shell or similar structure, referred to hereinafter, for the presentation of concerts or such programs as may be presented by them. All money received for such municipal band and/or performing arts shall be deposited in the treasury of such specified municipality to the credit of the municipal band and/or performing arts fund and shall be kept separate and apart from other moneys of such municipality. Such fund may be drawn upon by the properly authenticated vouchers of the commission. The commissioners shall each year, prior to the enactment of the annual appropriation ordinance, submit to the city council a certificate indicating the estimated expenses for the maintenance or employment of a municipal band for musical purposes and/or for the maintenance and conduct of programs in the performing arts. The city council shall levy a tax for such amount, provided the amount shall not exceed the limitation fixed in the referendum which adopted the provisions of this Division 45.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2339.)